Republicans pick chairman as council nominee

The Republican Central Committee will submit another list of four names from which Wicomico County Council members can select a new member to represent District 2. The roster will include three names from the previous list, plus a new contender: the chairman of the Central Committee itself. Austin Whitehead, whose district residency status sent the […]

Eli Modlin named SU’s new Chief Of Staff

Salisbury University President Dr. Charles Wight has named Eli Modlin his new Chief Of Staff, effective next week. Modlin, an SU alumnus, has served as Deputy Chief Of Staff and Director of Government and Community Relations since 2016. “Eli has an extraordinary abilit to advocate for SU, working with important external partners, across campus and […]

Wicomico Council deadlocks on new member selection

Wicomico’s County Council will continue on with just six members, possibly until it can consider a new batch of nominees submitted by the Republican Central Committee. On Tuesday, the council deadlocked on three votes concerning the matter — members voted 3-3 to delay a decision on the District 2 seat; they voted 3-3 on whether […]

Wicomico joins litigation against opioid makers

Agreeing to be a participant in what’s being described in municipal circles as “a race to the courthouse,” Wicomico County formally joined a host of counties in Maryland and elsewhere as clients of a Texas law firm seeking to sue opioid manufacturers for reparations. County Executive Bob Culver took the proposal to hire the outside […]

Don Fitzgerald’s voice will never go silent

Don Fitzgerald has a long history of survival. He survived a tour of duty in Vietnam as a young draftee with the U.S. Army more than 50 years ago. He has survived 11 surgeries since 2002, when he was diagnosed with a rare form of low-grade sarcoma in his larynx. He also survived two false-negative […]

Culver to host town hall Thursday at Civic Center

County Executive Bob Culver will host his first-ever Executive Town Hall meeting on Thursday night at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. The forum will begin at 6 p.m. in Da Nang Room. Culver has said the Executive Town Hall meetings will be regularly occurring events, held at various locations across Wicomico County. The Executive […]

Wicomico council will soon select new member

The six current members of the Wicomico County Council are expected to publicly announce Tuesday who will be joining their group and serving as the new representative for District 2. Marc Kilmer, a Republican who was re-elected to the seat in November, departed the council effective June 15. Kilmer and his family moved to his […]

Officials hopeful on solving Meals On Wheels funding

Officials are scrambling to find ways to cover the loss of $113,000 in state funds to the Meals On Wheels program, which delivers food to housebound senior citizens in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties.  The cuts are the result of a change in the formula used to award the money for the senior nutrition […]

Attorney enters battle surrounding Culver cabinet

Michele Campbell Ennis is still going to work each day, serving as Finance Director for Wicomico County. The County Council has rejected her appointment to that job, but County Executive Bob Culver is standing firm in his contention that her job status is solely his decision. A letter written to County Council President John Cannon […]

Culver addresses issues with County Council, charter

In a wide-ranging interview on PAC 14, Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver discusses his disputes with the County Council, his interpretation of the County Charter, the future of school construction funding and says he’s willing to have a review committee look at the way the county government is arranged.