Ennis, Anderton, Holloway, Desmarais in contention for County Executive appointment

After planning to conduct its screening in private, the Wicomico County Council on Wednesday released the names of candidates it will consider to succeed County Executive Bob Culver.As of Wednesday afternoon, four people – all Republicans as required by the County Charter’s replacement procedures – had submitted their names for the post: State Delegate Carl […]

Bob Culver saluted at memorial service

Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver was remembered during a memorial service Tuesday as a man of action who tried to make his native county a better place. “He never sat idly by,” said Weston Young, who served as Assistant Director of Administration under Culver, who died July 26 after a six-month battle with liver cancer. […]

Michele Ennis departs as Wicomico Finance Director

Michele Ennis, the appointed but never confirmed Finance Director for the Wicomico County government, left her post last Wednesday. The county’s former Human Resources Director, she was at the center of a battle between the County Council and County Executive Bob Culver, who never formally submitted her name for approval. Though, under the County Charter,  […]

Council sets Aug. 11 deadline for Executive applications

Wicomico County Council members are expected to begin the hard work of selecting a successor to County Executive Bob Culver on Wednesday, Aug. 12. The council has set an application deadline of Aug. 11 for any qualified county resident who wants to be considered. The initial indications are that the ultimate list of contenders will […]

Memorial service planned Tuesday for Bob Culver

Wicomico County will honor Bob Culver with a memorial service on Tuesday, Aug. 11. The County Executive, 67, died Sunday, July 26, after a six-month battle with liver cancer. Culver’s family held a private family burial. The public service will begin at  1 p.m. at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. Further information will be […]

Culver successor decision in County Council’s hands

Under the County Charter, Director of Administration John Psota will serve as Acting County Executive until the County Council can appoint a successor. With the office now vacant, council members have 45 days — or Sept. 9 —  to appoint a successor to serve until the 2022 election. That appointee would need to come from […]

Tropical Storm Isaias’ winds and rain are headed our way

Tropical storm warnings were in effect for the Eastern Seaboard as far north as Long Island on Monday as forecasters expect Isaias to track inland over the mid-Atlantic and New England region as a tropical storm bringing the potential for flooding rainfall, damaging winds and coastal flooding prior to the middle of this week — […]

Those who worked with him remember Bob Culver

We asked a selection of people who worked with County Executive Bob Culver what their thoughts were in light of his passing last weekend. Salisbury Mayor Jake Day Bob Culver was a courageous leader who continued to serve Wicomico until his final breath as he battled cancer. I will remember Bob for both his toughness, […]

‘Strong’ measure seeks to end appointments fights

Any high-level county administration official whose appointment has not been confirmed by the Wicomico County Council could find themselves jailed, facing a hefty fine and having to return their salary money, under legislation currently being considered. Even the person serving as County Executive could find themselves facing incarceration or fines for continuing to employ a […]

Wicomico schools to open year with virtual learning

Students in Wicomico County Public Schools will continue with virtual learning during the fall semester under a plan that won unanimous approval from the Board of Education on Tuesday. Schools closed in March and began online classes due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donna C. Hanlin said educators hoped for a return […]