Habitat of Wicomico saves 62 families from eviction; help available

Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County is urging renters who have lost work or wages directly due to Covid-19 to reach out for assistance now. Rental assistance is still available for residents of Wicomico County through Wicomico Habitat, with exclusions for residents in the City of Salisbury limits. Those within the City of Salisbury limits […]

Reforms suggested for Wicomico Charter process

The central character in the bitter disputes between the County Executive and County Council in recent years hasn’t been a person — it’s been the Wicomico County Charter. The product of a complete rewriting when voters approved the County Executive form of government in 2006, the charter is supposed to undergo a committee review once […]

Friends, family continue search for Fruitland man

Family and friends of Erik Mezick, who has been missing since Dec. 29 when the truck he was driving plunged over the side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, have launched a search that has included private boats, planes and drones. Now they are offering a $10,000 reward to whoever finds him. “I can’t stand him […]

Western Wicomico home values rise nearly 12 percent

Residential property values in western Wicomico County increased 11.7 percent, mostly because of low housing inventory, according to data for the 2021 tax year released by the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation. “It’s a seller’s market right now,” said Christine Duma, supervisor of assessments for Wicomico County. Overall, there was a 10.1 percent increase […]

After 39 years, Bill Kerbin retires from Wor-Wic board

After 39 years of dedicated service as a member of the Board of Trustees of Wor-Wic Community College, William H. Kerbin of Pocomoke City recently retired from the board. Kerbin has the distinction of being the longest serving board member. He joined the board in 1981 and served as chair from 1984-85 and 1997-99, and […]

Pirate’s Wharf construction enters new phase

Infused with $1.27 million from the state’s Program Open Space coffers and $844,300 from the National Park Service’s Land and Water Conservation Fund, final engineering and initial construction of the new Pirate’s Wharf Park near Quantico can now begin in earnest. The project will include trails, a boat launch and landing, a fishing pier, an […]

Dodd re-elected Wicomico County Council President

Retired Salisbury firefighter Larry Dodd will continue to lead Wicomico’s legislative branch, having been re-elected Council President by his colleagues Tuesday night. In a 4-3 vote, Republican Dodd was selected to run council meetings and set the board’s agenda for another year. Joe Holloway, a Parsonsburg Republican, was elected the council’s Vice President, also on […]

Inclusive playground slated for Henry S. Parker Complex

Wicomico County officials have unveiled plans to build an inclusive playground in Salisbury. A group gathered Friday at the Henry S. Parker Athletic Complex — the future home of the playground — to unveil the playground rendering and to recognize a donation from The Donnie Williams Foundation toward the project. The new playground will complement […]

New Public Safety Building could cost $30 million

Since they moved out of the County Courthouse in the 1980s, Wicomico Sheriff’s Deputies have looked forward to the day they would occupy a real public safety complex. For decades, the Sheriff’s Office has been in what former Sheriff Hunter Nelms once called “basically a farm building.” The nearly windowless structure is cramped, its aluminum […]

Acle tops Scott in Wicomico District 2 election battle

Wicomico County Councilwoman, appointed by her colleagues to the District 2 seat 15 months ago, turned back a challenge from Alex Scott in Tuesday’s balloting. Acle, a Republican, received 5,380 votes to 4,240 votes for Scott, a Democrat. District 2 encompasses a large, mostly rural area of the county’s west side, that includes Sharptown, Mardela […]

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