Early voting in Maryland is now under way

Early voting in Maryland begins today, Thursday, as the June 26 primary election nears. The opportunity to cast ballots ahead of time will continue for eight days, until June 21, including the weekend, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Midway Room of the Wicomico Civic Center. Voting may be done in person or […]

Wicomico year-out revenues likely to be lower

Wicomico County County Council President John Cannon delivered the bad news at a work session last Friday: Property tax revenues would likely be lower than expected next fiscal year and the council would have to make $411,197 in expected cuts. “We spent a solid week reviewing what the perceived final property tax amount should be,” […]

Push on to increase Wicomico schools funding

There’s a push on to increase funding for Wicomico County’s schools and those driving the effort are new to the game. For well over three decades — with the exception of a few years here and there — decision-making for school spending has followed a script of sorts: Step 1 — The seven members of […]

Wicomico recognizes Memorial Day, veterans

Two big Memorial Day events were held over the weekend. At the American Legion Post No. 64 on Route 50, Congressman Andy Harris, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, retired Gen. Jim Adkins, Wicomico Sheriff Mike Lewis and County Executive Bob Culver met with veterans. At the Veterans’ Memorial in front of […]

Wicomico poised to advance two Charter changes

­ Wicomico County residents will have the opportunity to vote on two amendments to the County Charter when they’re in the election booth on Nov. 6. The County Council discussed several amendments, but this week Councilman Marc Kilmer said they had been narrowed down to two. One will allow voters to decide if the County […]

Wicomico hockey proposal fails to gain traction

The consulting firm hired by county officials last year to identify an ice hockey team that would play at the Civic Center 20 to 30 times each year failed to provide a team before the agreement with the county expired in March. Last April, County Executive Bob Culver signed an alliance with Paramount Sports President […]

Wicomico County to forgo tax sale for 2018

County Executive Bob Culver is continuing his practice in helping the citizens by foregoing a property tax sale this year. He believes this provides help to the citizens who are struggling to pay their tax bills. This year will be the second occasion during his term that he has chosen to offer this opportunity. State […]

2018 Wor-Wic graduates reminded of opportunities

During Wor-Wic Community College commencement ceremonies at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center, Judge Daniel M. Long shared stories, personal examples and lessons learned, and urged the graduates to make a difference. Long told those assembled that “tonight is just the beginning of your education in life and you will come to realize, that is […]

Public calls for increased schools spending

In a plea to the Wicomico County Council to rise above status quo, schools Superintendent Dr. Donna Hanlin forcefully asked members to surpass the County Executive’s spending proposal and fund schools well above state-mandated Maintenance of Effort numbers. She said such an effort would be an investment in the future. “Do the best thing for […]

Community opioid forum set Thursday in Bivalve

A “Taking Back Our Community” opioid forum will be held on Thursday, May 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the West Side Fire Department at 21045 Nanticoke Road in Bivalve. This is the fourth in a series of community forums being held around the county to share with residents what is happening at the […]