County Executive Culver succumbs to liver cancer

Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver died overnight Saturday, five months after learning he had virtually untreatable liver cancer. His family issued a statement early Sunday. “The family of County Executive Bob Culver is sad to announce that he passed peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his family this morning.  Well known for his spirit and […]

County acquires more land for Delmar sports complex

The Delmarva Shorebirds were ready to come to the rescue last week and help Wicomico County purchase land to expand the Little League baseball complex in Delmar, but a last-second concession by the landowner allowed the deal to go through without outside help. By tapping funds available through the state’s Open Space program, the council […]

Rental help available for Wicomico residents

Wicomico County residents who have fallen behind on their rent payments because of loss of income during the Covid-19 pandemic may be eligible for help from a $1.1 million federal grant to the county. The money will be split between three agencies in the county: the Wicomico County Local Management Board and Habitat for Humanity […]

Nate Sansom sworn in as USM student regent

Salisbury University senior Nate Sansom will serve as the voice of more than 170,000 students enrolled at University System of Maryland institutions as the new student member of the USM Board of Regents. Sansom’s term began July 1 and continues until June 30. He was sworn into the position by James “Bo” McAllister, Clerk of […]

Wicomico schools seek public input on fall openings

Families with students in Wicomico County public schools are being asked to provide input on how the fall learning semester should be structured. Superintendent Dr. Donna Hanlin said this week that survey-style questionnaires have been dispatched to households across the county in anticipation of a decision coming by Aug. 1. “We have been actively planning […]

Wicomico schools promote staff members for 2020-21

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donna C. Hanlin, Chief Academic Officer Dr. Frederick Briggs, and the Board of Education have announced school leadership changes for Wicomico County Public Schools, effective July 1. The promotions, appointments and transfers reflect adjustments because of retirements, as well as the school system’s commitment to providing additional leadership staff to support […]

Wor-Wic Promise program now even more accessible

Students interested in applying for a Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship at Wor-Wic Community College will see changes to the program this fall. This year’s changes eliminated the service obligation and the age requirement in an effort to offer more students the opportunity to be eligible for up to $5,000 a year to attend a […]

Wor-Wic to offer a mix of in-class, remote learning

Covid-19 is forcing major changes at Wor-Wic Community College, including $1.2 million in budget cuts as well as how it offers classes when it reopens for the fall semester. Campus officials also have no idea yet of how the coronavirus may affect fall enrollment. “It’ll keep you up at night,” said Wor-Wic President Dr. Ray […]

Wicomico County Fair canceled for August

Wicomico County Fair organizers have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 event, originally scheduled for Aug. 21-23. The decision to cancel amid the Covid-19 pandemic was made after careful consideration by the Wicomico Farm & Home Show and Wicomico County, in coordination with the Wicomico County Health Department and Department of Emergency Services. […]

Wicomico gun rights resolution put on hold

Sheriff Mike Lewis has withdrawn a controversial resolution to make Wicomico a Second Amendment sanctuary county, following objections from the NAACP and other groups that said it uses language “that is currently anti-democracy and contrary to Rule of Law.” In a letter sent Monday night to County Council members, Lewis said he has heard from […]