Wor-Wic expands credit program offerings

Several new credit programs were recently approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission to be offered this fall at Wor-Wic Community College. The first is a new STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) transfer associate of science degree with six areas of concentration: biology, chemistry, chemistry: pre-pharmacy, engineering, mathematics and physics. These programs prepare graduates […]

Grant funding will boost Habitat for Humanity

New grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will allow Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County to invest more in their work to build, repair and revitalize neighborhoods in Wicomico and Somerset counties. Wicomico Habitat received $81,000 to be used to cover three years of salary and training for a new […]

New report shows progress in Wicomico River cleanup

Water quality in the Wicomico River is showing some signs of improvement, but three of the five parameters it was tested for remain unchanged from 2017, according to a report released Tuesday by the Wicomico Environmental Trust and the Wicomico Creekwatchers. The best news from the report is that annual averages for nitrogen in the […]

Wisteria to be removed at Pemberton Historical Park

Wicomico County will soon begin the process of removing invasive Japanese wisteria from Pemberton Park in Salisbury. The wisteria removal project is part of a new invasive species initiative by the Natural Resources Conservation Advisory Committee of Wicomico County, in partnership with Wicomico County and the Lower Shore Land Trust. Wisteria has covered a large […]

Nicole Acle selected to Wicomico’s District 2 seat

Wicomico’s County Council on Monday selected Nicole Acle to fill the District 2 seat recently vacated by Marc Kilmer. A resident of the West Nithsdale community in Salisbury, Acle was one of four nominees put forward by the county’s Republican Central Committee. Officially sworn in on Tuesday, she is the first woman to serve on […]

Republicans pick chairman as council nominee

The Republican Central Committee will submit another list of four names from which Wicomico County Council members can select a new member to represent District 2. The roster will include three names from the previous list, plus a new contender: the chairman of the Central Committee itself. Austin Whitehead, whose district residency status sent the […]

Eli Modlin named SU’s new Chief Of Staff

Salisbury University President Dr. Charles Wight has named Eli Modlin his new Chief Of Staff, effective next week. Modlin, an SU alumnus, has served as Deputy Chief Of Staff and Director of Government and Community Relations since 2016. “Eli has an extraordinary abilit to advocate for SU, working with important external partners, across campus and […]

Wicomico Council deadlocks on new member selection

Wicomico’s County Council will continue on with just six members, possibly until it can consider a new batch of nominees submitted by the Republican Central Committee. On Tuesday, the council deadlocked on three votes concerning the matter — members voted 3-3 to delay a decision on the District 2 seat; they voted 3-3 on whether […]

Wicomico joins litigation against opioid makers

Agreeing to be a participant in what’s being described in municipal circles as “a race to the courthouse,” Wicomico County formally joined a host of counties in Maryland and elsewhere as clients of a Texas law firm seeking to sue opioid manufacturers for reparations. County Executive Bob Culver took the proposal to hire the outside […]

Don Fitzgerald’s voice will never go silent

Don Fitzgerald has a long history of survival. He survived a tour of duty in Vietnam as a young draftee with the U.S. Army more than 50 years ago. He has survived 11 surgeries since 2002, when he was diagnosed with a rare form of low-grade sarcoma in his larynx. He also survived two false-negative […]

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