Wicomico sees spike in property assessments

Commercial property values in Wicomico County increased 21.7 percent, the highest in the state for the second year in a row, according to data for the 2020 tax year released this week by the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation. The jump in commercial property values is attributed to the sales of several large property […]

Slurry tank plan has western Wicomico residents alarmed

Not on that list: The 3-million-gallon, open-air storage tank filled with foul-smelling ooze coming to her neck of the woods in December. The 23-foot-tall tank will contain an oily slurry culled from the wastewater generated by two poultry industry facilities in a neighboring county. Kenney fears the odor will drive her indoors, attract hordes of […]

Bob Culver offers 2019 ‘State of the County’ report

County Executive Bob Culver presented his annual State of the County report at an event held Dec. 16 at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. Culver, a Republican who in December began the second year of his second term as the county administrative leader, stressed quality-of-life issues, financial stewardship and a hopeful future. — Editor. […]

Wor-Wic board recognizes scholarship recipients

The Board of Trustees at Wor-Wic Community College recently recognized the recipients of scholarships awarded to local high school graduates. This year’s scholarship recipients include Miranda Atkins from Crisfield High School and Academy, Lee Beauchamp from Washington High School, Ryan Byers from Mardela Middle and High School, Brooklyn Carey from Parkside High School, Bailey Colwell […]

Opinions diverge in Wicomico Attorney ordeal

Who should serve as County Attorney isn’t exactly a burning issue within the citizenry of Wicomico County, but it is the centerpiece debate at the heart of the legislative-executive dysfunction under way in the Government Office Building. A layman’s reading on the County Charter is pretty clear. As adopted in 2004, the Charter says the […]

Larry Dodd to lead Wicomico County Council

The Wicomico County Council on Tuesday reshuffled its leadership, naming Larry Dodd as Council President and making John Cannon the Vice President. Dodd, a Republican who represents District 3, was chosen by acclamation by the seven members. Cannon, a Republican elected at-large by voters, had served as Council President for the last five years. Dodd […]

Culver forecasts tax hike depending on state actions

County Executive Bob Culver hit on a sour note last week during a public input session for Wicomico’s capital spending plans. In a meeting held last Tuesday night at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center that was dominated by requests for funding of Mardela High School rebuilding and renovations, Culver suggested that imminent pressure on […]

Wicomico capital spending hearing is Nov. 19

Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver will host a public hearing on the fiscal 2021-2025 Capital Improvement Program on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Flanders Room of the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center. The forum begins at 6 p.m. The public is encouraged to present their comments and questions. Culver and his staff will consider the […]

McHugh, Miller are elected to Pittsville Commissioners

Pittsville residents elected two Town Commissioners in the municipal election on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Sean McHugh and incumbent Commissioner Bethany Miller received the highest number of votes and won seats on the board in the at-large election. McHugh received 150 votes and Miller got 143. McHugh will replace Commissioner Ted Farlow who decided not to […]

State approves funding to extend water to airport

The state Board of Public Works agreed last week to secure funding for the Salisbury-Wicomico Regional Airport’s Water Main Extension Project. Through a combination of grants and a low-interest loan, Wicomico County will receive $4.4 million toward the project, according to County Executive Bob Culver. More than 6 miles of 12-inch pipe will be laid […]