Pirate’s Wharf moves forward with $820K grant

Once approved by the Wicomico County Council, a $820,000 federal grant will be used to make lovely, lush Pirate’s Wharf – characterized as a jewel in the county — a relaxing and recreational park. “We don’t intend to over-develop this place. It’s a beauty in a natural setting. Our hope would be to keep it […]

Forums to test Executive, Senate contenders

The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, Greater Salisbury Committee and Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Salisbury University will host two forums for candidates for Wicomico County Executive and Maryland State Senate for District 38. The events will be in the Wicomico Room in the Guerrieri Student Union at Salisbury University. At 7 […]

Wicomico County looks to sell off surplus properties

The Wicomico County Council has agreed that Assistant County Administrator Weston Young should continue researching several pieces of county-owned property in an effort to declare them surplus and sell them. Each will have to be approved by the council before being put on the market. “I identified them by going through all the county-owned properties […]

Democrats back unaffiliated Heath for County Exec

The Democratic Club of Wicomico County this week broke with tradition and endorsed Jack Heath, an unaffiliated candidate for Wicomico County Executive, largely because of his commitment to increasing funding for county schools. The announcement was made by Gains Hawkins, president of the club, who, called the endorsement unprecedented. About 40 people attended a club […]

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 […]

Wicomico year-out revenues likely to be lower

Wicomico County County Council President John Cannon delivered the bad news at a work session last Friday: Property tax revenues would likely be lower than expected next fiscal year and the council would have to make $411,197 in expected cuts. “We spent a solid week reviewing what the perceived final property tax amount should be,” […]

Wicomico County to forgo tax sale for 2018

County Executive Bob Culver is continuing his practice in helping the citizens by foregoing a property tax sale this year. He believes this provides help to the citizens who are struggling to pay their tax bills. This year will be the second occasion during his term that he has chosen to offer this opportunity. State […]

One On One, May 10, 2018: Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver

Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver discusses his fiscal 2019 spending plan and outlines which county needs are in the most vital need of funding.  

Bob Culver: Open discussion on Revenue Cap worthwhile

Lately, because of a report put forward by the Greater Salisbury Committee and coverage of the issue in the Salisbury Independent, much interest and attention has been given to Wicomico County’s Revenue Cap. So what, if any, restrictions has it caused on the growth of Wicomico County? Many people will say it has been a […]

Hard choices confront Wicomico budget players

An annual feature of the county’s kick-off budget feature is school board employees and parents lining up to request full funding of the Wicomico Board of Education’s budget request. This year, County Executive Bob Culver’s budget feedback session was scheduled the same night as the annual Teacher of the Year dinner banquet. Whether by coincidence […]