Wicomico schools fare well in new state ratings

Wicomico County schools received an excellent report card from the Maryland State Department of Education, with two-thirds of all schools earning four of a possible five stars. The grades were awarded under a new measurement system only revealed this fall. They affect all public schools in Maryland. Graded were all 10 elementary schools, and the […]

Goslee prevails in school board District 3 recount

Following a ballot recount, Board of Education candidate David Goslee was declared the winner by one vote and sworn in to represent District 3 early this week. After the swearing in, board members gathered for dinner and a meeting. “I guess I’m still in shock that I finally got it. The Lord’s got me there […]

Ashley Teagle named to lead Wicomico libraries system

The Wicomico Public Library’s Board of Trustees on Thursday named former Salisbury resident Ashley Teagle as the new Executive Director. Teagle has most recently served as Branch Manager of the Waldorf West Branch of the Charles County Public Library in southern Maryland. She replaces Andrea Berstler, who accepted the top position in the Carroll County […]

Final tallies awaited in Wicomico school board race

At the request of Wicomico County Board of Education candidate David Goslee, there will be a manual recount of paper ballots containing votes for him and his challenger, Bill Turner. Goslee made the request of the Wicomico County Board of Elections after he lost the Nov. 6 election by one vote. The men are both […]

Culver withdraws landfill land proposal

Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver this week withdrew his request for County Council to approve buying land, known as the Potts Property, for $2.5 million, after Council members called for an “iron clad” stipulation preventing the property from ever being used for landfill expansion into West Salisbury neighborhoods. After several West Side residents spoke against […]

Recount sought in schools race separated by 1 vote

Wicomico County Board of Education candidate David Goslee, who lost by 1 vote in the Nov. 6 election, has requested a recount. When the votes were tallied on Election Day, Nov. 6, Goslee had a 17-vote lead and the consensus was the race was decided. But as absentee and provisional ballots were counted later, Goslee’s […]

Wicomico District 3 school board results flip to Turner; recount expected

On election night, he was a 17-vote loser. Ten days later, Bill Turner is the apparent winner in the District 3 Wicomico County school board race. By a single vote — 3,056 to 3,055 — Turner of Salisbury topped David Goslee Sr. of Powellville. Turner overcame his election night deficit by claiming 184 of the […]

Election Analysis: Party brands still matter

The so-called conventional wisdom weaving its way around Salisbury on Election Day morning was that Bob Culver would be re-elected County Executive, topping Jack Heath, with John Hamilton trailing far behind. Speculation had the percentages at 45 percent Culver, 40 percent Heath and 15 percent Hamilton. The results, as everyone knows by now, were far […]

Mathias on re-election loss: ‘I’m not bitter’

At midweek, a few days after losing his Maryland Senate seat to challenger Mary Beth Carozza, state Sen. Jim Mathias was on his way to a meeting. Typically upbeat, and with a gentle reminder that he’s still in office until January, Mathias said he has a legislative agenda “that I will move forward and now […]

Heath-Culver essentially tied in election fund-raising

While the election results were lopsided, County Executive candidates Bob Culver and Jack Heath were virtually tied when it came to raising campaign donations for their 2018 efforts. For the election cycle, Culver raised $20,265 to Heath’s $20,060. The figures do not include dollars raised in the final two weeks. Heath’s fund-raising surges came right […]