Culver, council on collision course over appointments

A power struggle is boiling over between Wicomico County’s executive and legislative branches and no one knows who the winner will be or what fallout might result. Portions of the county’s charter, adopted during the formation of the County Executive system of government more than a decade ago, make clear the oversight responsibilities the County […]

Desired Mardela school renovation delay is expected

Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver’s plan to put on hold the rebuilding and renovation at Mardela Middle & High School is expected to be met with objections Tuesday night at a public hearing on the capital budget. “It’s been held back for many years. Even when I was there – and I graduated nearly 20 […]

PAC 14 marks 20 years of keeping public informed

PAC 14, Wicomico County’s popular public access TV station, is celebrating 20 years on the public airways this month, to accolades from an appreciative community. “PAC 14 has always been a great service to the county, the citizens and to the County Council itself. I really doubt the public would know half of what the […]

Field will be designed for disabled youngsters

Next summer, a new baseball field will open for disabled youth, at the Henry S. Parker Athletic Complex. Called “Project 7 ½” locally, because it will be situated between Fields 7 and 8 at the park, it will encourage participation in the national Little League Challenger Division, founded in 1989, for disabled people 4 to […]

Rabies clinic scheduled in wake of sick animal reports

In response to two rabid animals being found in Salisbury this week, the Wicomico County Health Department will offer a rabies vaccine clinic for dogs and cats. It’s planned for 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Salisbury Moose Lodge on Snow Hill Road. No other animals will be vaccinated. The cost is $10 […]

Culver’s budget includes no tax hikes, funds education

County Executive Bob Culver has sent a fiscal 2020 budget to the County Council that leaves property taxes untouched, fully funds the school board’s operational needs and awards county employees a 2 percent pay hike. Even more so than in most budget years, the spending proposal that would take effect on July 1 was drafted […]

Lawmakers reflect on ‘controversial’ 2019 session

During the 2019 Maryland legislative session, Delegate Carl Anderton, R-38B, was a new appointee to the House Appropriations Committee, presenting a “whole new learning curve in a great session overall,” the legislator said, summarizing the three-month term. “A lot of the committees had a kind of a lulling start but on Appropriations, we jumped right […]

Wight inaugurated as SU’s ninth President

Dr. Charles “Chuck” Wight was inaugurated as Salisbury University’s ninth president on Wednesday, during a festive ceremony including state officials, student and faculty performers, and SU shared governance representatives. For the first time, Wight officially outlined his priorities for the University: ensuring educational accessibility and affordability, building on SU’s culture of diversity and inclusion, being […]

Nanticoke Road on course to open by summer

Five months after a rain-laden storm caused flooding that washed out about 1,000 feet of Nanticoke Road, work is continuing to repair it, with tentative plans to reopen around Memorial Day. Jason Smith, area engineer for the SHA in Salisbury said the contractor, David A. Bramble Inc. in Chestertown, is “heavily working on it right […]

Wicomico schools facing fall start-date decisions

Wicomico County schools officials haven’t decided whether they’ll change class start-dates in light of the General Assembly’s overturning of a policy to open schools after Labor Day. In a political blow to Gov. Larry Hogan and state Comptroller Peter Franchot, the legislature voted last week to override the governor’s veto of a bill that will […]