Hall family offers rare 1944 flight chart for display

When John Hall’s father returned home from service as a pilot in World War II, he never talked about what transpired while overseas. “He wasn’t mad about it,” recalled Hall, “he just didn’t talk about it.” The senior Hall, however, kept a footlocker filled with memorabilia, and the container’s contents — including a leather bomber’s […]

County airport remains a jewel with potential

Recent leadership changes in the county government and Salisbury-Wicomico Regional Airport have done nothing to stall ambitious plans to further polish the 1,000-plus-acre complex into an economic jewel. Three years ago, County Executive Bob Culver and his deputy, Wayne Strausburg, hired airport guru Dawn Veatch as part of an effort to better-tap the airport’s potential […]

Airport water plan wins Wicomico council approval

A state- and county-funded waterline from the water tower at Wor-Wic Community College to Salisbury-Wicomico Regional Airport has at long last been approved by the Wicomico County Council. Following a series of procedural votes held in a tension-filled meeting conducted online Tuesday night with the seven members interacting remotely, the council voted 5-2 to approve […]

Salisbury airport to receive $18M in stimulus funds

The Salisbury-Ocean City: Wicomico Regional Airport will receive $18.1 million in federal economic stimulus funds as part of Congressional emergency legislation to help airports weather Covid-19. The grant is from the CARES Act which provided $10 billion for the Federal Aviation Administration to allow critical safety and capacity projects to continue during the pandemic, according […]

Sen. Carozza: Support the airport water extension

As a Maryland State Senator representing Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties, I am excited about the growth and development at the Salisbury-Wicomico Regional Airport, and have made working and supporting these airport improvement projects among my top priorities. The growth at the airport has been a team effort over the years with the planning and […]

Information campaign under way on airport water

The recent failure by a single vote to advance municipal water service to Wicomico County’s airport has generated a round of finger-pointing, infused with efforts toward education and explanation. Nearly a month ago, the County Council voted 4-3 to table an intensely negotiated agreement between the city of Salisbury and the county that would see […]

Airport Commission to host PAC 14 forum on Thursday

The Wicomico County Airport Commission will hold a virtual public forum to answer questions about the Salisbury Regional Airport Water Project on Thursday, April 30, from 6 p.m. until all questions have been answered. The forum will be live streamed on PAC 14. Your voice can be heard by either emailing airportwater@wicomicocounty.org at any time […]

Q&A: What you should know about airport water plan

Q. Why does the airport need municipal water? A. A reliable, high-pressure water supply would allow fire suppression systems to be constructed, meaning that new hangars could be built, entrepreneurial start-ups supported and the airport’s languishing Business Park to be further developed. The county could close the airport’s inadequate wells, which now produce water that […]

Airport water: Seemingly easy solution not so easy

At the start, it seemed like a routine problem with an easy solution: Wicomico County’s airport needs a new water system; the city of Salisbury has a tower filled with water just 2 miles away. Run a waterline 1.6 miles south from Wor-Wic Community College, down Walston Switch Road. The county would install the 12-inch […]

Opinion: Get public water to the airport — and do it now

If you haven’t read the detailed and thorough article in the Salisbury Independent — regarding the joint efforts of the city of Salisbury, Wicomico County, the state of Maryland and the federal government to bring much-needed water to the Salisbury-Wicomico Airport — we encourage you to do so. The headline about those efforts says it […]