Wicomico recognizes Memorial Day, veterans

Two big Memorial Day events were held over the weekend. At the American Legion Post No. 64 on Route 50, Congressman Andy Harris, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, retired Gen. Jim Adkins, Wicomico Sheriff Mike Lewis and County Executive Bob Culver met with veterans. At the Veterans’ Memorial in front of […]

Wicomico poised to advance two Charter changes

­ Wicomico County residents will have the opportunity to vote on two amendments to the County Charter when they’re in the election booth on Nov. 6. The County Council discussed several amendments, but this week Councilman Marc Kilmer said they had been narrowed down to two. One will allow voters to decide if the County […]

Wicomico hockey proposal fails to gain traction

The consulting firm hired by county officials last year to identify an ice hockey team that would play at the Civic Center 20 to 30 times each year failed to provide a team before the agreement with the county expired in March. Last April, County Executive Bob Culver signed an alliance with Paramount Sports President […]

Wicomico County to forgo tax sale for 2018

County Executive Bob Culver is continuing his practice in helping the citizens by foregoing a property tax sale this year. He believes this provides help to the citizens who are struggling to pay their tax bills. This year will be the second occasion during his term that he has chosen to offer this opportunity. State […]

2018 Wor-Wic graduates reminded of opportunities

During Wor-Wic Community College commencement ceremonies at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center, Judge Daniel M. Long shared stories, personal examples and lessons learned, and urged the graduates to make a difference. Long told those assembled that “tonight is just the beginning of your education in life and you will come to realize, that is […]

Public calls for increased schools spending

In a plea to the Wicomico County Council to rise above status quo, schools Superintendent Dr. Donna Hanlin forcefully asked members to surpass the County Executive’s spending proposal and fund schools well above state-mandated Maintenance of Effort numbers. She said such an effort would be an investment in the future. “Do the best thing for […]

Community opioid forum set Thursday in Bivalve

A “Taking Back Our Community” opioid forum will be held on Thursday, May 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the West Side Fire Department at 21045 Nanticoke Road in Bivalve. This is the fourth in a series of community forums being held around the county to share with residents what is happening at the […]

State measure could help finance college completion

The Near Completers and Maryland Community College Promise Scholarships Bill, passed as the 2018 Maryland Legislative Session drew to a close, will give those who worked on a college degree, then stopped, the opportunity to finish. “This will really help Maryland. This is a great opportunity,” Dr. Ray Hoy, President of Wor-Wic Community College, told […]

Wicomico Education Foundation to step up efforts

Wicomico County’s fledgling Education Foundation has appointed local businesswoman Susan Purnell as chairwoman, as the initiative begins to support county schools. Organized about a year ago, during which David Ennis was chairman, the Foundation was the brainchild of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Salisbury Committee. “We think education is the No. […]

General Assembly session called ‘best one yet’

Calling the 2018 Maryland legislative session “our best one yet,” Delegate Carl Anderton praised fellow legislators and Gov. Larry Hogan for working well together during the 438th term. “Having this governor in office makes it much easier for us. Being able to work with the Speaker of the House makes it much easier. There are […]