Day briefs county on festival economic performance

This year’s National Folk Festival had a $45 million total economic impact on the area and drew 153,911 unique visitors to the event, Salisbury Mayor Jake Day told Wicomico County Council members on Tuesday. “That’s a good weekend in our community,” he said. The recently released economic impact numbers are from a study by the […]

Lobbyist hiring comes as surprise to County Council

Some long-building tensions came spilling into public last week, as evidenced by a barking match between Wicomico’s County Executive and Council President. The drop that made the governmental cup runneth over pertained to County Executive Bob Culver’s decision to hire a lobbyist to aid the county’s business in Annapolis, and his apparent failure to tell […]

Kirwan Chairman to speak in Salisbury on Tuesday

The leader at the center of a controversial effort to improve state public education – and find ways to pay for such improvements – will be in Salisbury on Tuesday to discuss the initiative. Dr. William “Brit” Kirwan, Chairman of the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, will address a community forum at Wor-Wic […]

Retired Salisbury lawyer named to state Ed Board

Salisbury attorney Charles “Chip” Dashiell, who was appointed recently to the Maryland State Board of Education, spent all day Monday in Baltimore getting acclimated to his new post. First he met with Maryland Schools Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon and was then given a lot of materials to read in advance of his first board meeting […]

Culver defends letter on Folk Festival alcohol permit

Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver said Monday that he enjoyed attending this year’s National Folk Festival, has a friendly relationship with Salisbury’s mayor, and that he was only trying to protect local decision-making authority when he wrote that a top-ranking state official had committed an “unlawful action” regarding the event. In a 75-minute news conference […]

Brouhaha erupts over Folk Festival license process

County Executive Bob Culver is expected on Monday to publicly explain his intentions when he dispatched a letter to Maryland’s top legislative leader challenging the State Comptroller’s decision to grant a beer and wine license to the just-held National Folk Festival. In his Aug. 27 letter to state Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., […]

Sheree Sample-Hughes named to senior GA post

State Delegate Sheree Sample-Hughes has been named speaker pro tem by Maryland Speaker of the House Adrienne Jones. The speaker pro tem post is among the most senior in the Maryland House of Delegates. Sample-Hughes, who represents parts of Wicomico and Dorchester counties in District 37A, is the only Democrat and the only African American […]

Wicomico County leaders at odds on a variety of matters

Summer vacations ended with Labor Day and schools officially reopened this week. With a back-to-work atmosphere taking hold, Wicomico County’s governmental command structure remains a bit unsettled back inside the Government Office Building in Downtown Salisbury. Among the ongoing county matters as the calendar prepares to turn to fall: •County leaders are considering whether to […]

Public schools ready for students’ return next week

When students return to the classroom next week, Wicomico County Public Schools will be ahead of schedule along the path to reaching some strategic goals, according to Superintendent Dr. Donna Hanlin. Named superintendent in 2016, Hanlin spent her first year taking stock of the system and listening to the community. She held focus groups within […]

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 […]

WP RSS Plugin on WordPress