‘American Song’ readies for Mississippi assignment

American Cruise Lines is pleased to announce that the first modern riverboat in U.S. history is nearly complete. Last week, American Song, under its own power, moved from the East Outfitting Basin at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury to the yard’s outfitting bulkhead for the final outfitting touches. Anticipation is growing as American Song is set […]

Fresh Start designed to get school year off right

Backpacks, back-to-school supplies, haircuts – even hot dogs – will be given away at the first Fresh Start: A Wicomico County Community Back-to-School Event on Sunday, Aug. 26. Set for noon to 5 p.m. at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, Fresh Start will also provide information about community services and prizes. Some 4,000 students […]

Wicomico Libraries director leaving for Carroll County

Wicomico County Public Libraries Executive Director Andrea Berstler will be leaving her position in October to head the library system in Maryland’s Carroll County. The announcement was made by officials in Carroll County. In an email circulated to community business leaders, Berstler said her final day in Salisbury will be Oct. 13. She will begin […]

Wicomico Revenue Cap’s impact is examined

The county’s 19-year-old Revenue Cap and its possible link to precarious public school rankings was discussed at a forum hosted by the Greater Salisbury Committee and BEACON this week. Mike Dunn, Greater Salisbury Committee CEO, and Sarah Guy, Associate Director of Business Economic and Community Outreach Network, or BEACON, presented details to about 40 people […]

Poplar Hill Camp eyed for live-in opioids rehab facility

As plans develop to transform the defunct Poplar Hill Pre-Release Unit into a live-in rehab center for those addicted to opioids and other drugs, Wicomico County Council members will tour the facility and, in weeks to come, meet with Clay Stamp, Executive Director of the Opioid Operational Command Center under Gov. Larry Hogan. Council members […]

Advocates working to build home for veteran

In months to come, when a newly built house in Sharptown is finished, the keys will be ceremoniously presented to a family of three, who will live there without the burden of a monthly mortgage payment. That family, comprising a 26-year-old veteran who served as a foot soldier in Afghanistan, his wife and their 3-year-old […]

New President named to succeed Bell at UMES

The University System of Maryland has announced the appointment of Dr. Heidi M. Anderson as the next president of University of Maryland Eastern Shore, effective Sept. 1. Anderson replaces Dr. Juliette Bell, who stepped down July 1. Former Bowie State University President Mickey Burnim recently was appointed to lead UMES on an interim basis. Anderson, […]

Photo Gallery: Piedmont retires last Dash 8 in fleet

Piedmont Airlines retired the de Havilland “Dash 8” fleet, top, with a water canon salute on July 4. The retirement comes 33 years after the first Dash was delivered to Salisbury by company founder Richard Henson. After deregulation in the 1980s, the Dash revolutionized regional airline service, providing modern, comfortable air transportation to communities too […]

Laws family endows $250,000 SU scholarship

For more than 65 years, the late Victor Laws was a prominent leader in the Eastern Shore’s legal community. Thanks to a $250,000 endowment from his estate, students from Salisbury University will have help becoming part of that community, as well: The Victor H. Laws Jr. Scholarship will be available annually to junior and senior […]

Primaries set the stage for November balloting

For Wicomico County voters, the true election excitement won’t come until November, but there were still some key decisions made in the voting booths on Tuesday. Wicomico County Council District 1 This race featured three Democrats competing for one office. Incumbent Ernie Davis, with 559 votes or 51.1 percent, turned back a challenge from former […]