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 […]

Culver has vision for cabins at Cedar Hill Park

Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver can imagine tourists and locals spending a little time in a small cabin on the Nanticoke River, cradled in the quiet of nature, casting a fishing pole, watching the sun go down. And he’d like them to have those experiences at the 85-acre Cedar Hill Marina and Park in Bivalve, […]

It’s pothole season: Tell officials where they are

After the jokes about potholes – like the one about a road cavity being so huge, a family of four was living in it – comes the serious business of repairing them. That’s being done on both city and county roads as quickly as possible, following the Blizzard of 2018, which quickened the rate that […]

City-county skirmish building over tax billing

The Salisbury City Council will send a letter to the Wicomico County Council and meet with those counterparts to object to County Administrator Bob Culver’s decision to stop issuing city tax bills from his office. Currently, it is the practice of the county’s staff to mail out both city and county tax bills. Salisbury Mayor […]

Bob Culver: Thanks to employees who powered through blizzard

On New Year’s Day, a nor’easter was predicted to hit the lower Eastern Shore but not be significant. Unfortunately, as conditions changed, it became a true blizzard for our area.   Wicomico County was one of the hardest hit counties in Maryland, because of its location just a little inward from the coast. As the […]