W. V. Hughes was rightly proud of his courthouse

As Wicomico County celebrates its 150th anniversary and completes the refurbishment of the courthouse exterior, this is a good time to reflect on those beginnings. In September of 1867, Maryland Gov. Thomas Swann proclaimed the new county as “official,” following a vote by the two entities affected, Somerset and Worcester counties. In Somerset County, the […]

Cupola atop County Courthouse is replaced

As renovations to the Wicomico County Courthouse near completion, a newly designed cupola has been secured at the top of the landmark structure, in time for this year’s 150th anniversary of the County. “We take pride in our historical courthouse,” Weston Young, Assistant Administrator for Wicomico County, said this week, as he explained work on […]

Linda Duyer: Time to clear the Courthouse lawn

The Gen. John Henry Winder historical marker’s placement on the front lawn of the Wicomico County Courthouse is embroiled in controversy because of recent calls for its removal. Winder was born near Nanticoke, a graduate and instructor at West Point, a veteran of the Seminole and Mexican Wars, and manager of all the Confederate military […]

Courthouse will be illuminated for celebration

As the Greater Salisbury Committee’s gift to the community, the historic Wicomico County Courthouse will soon be illuminated in spectacular fashion. For years the face of the courthouse clock tower has been lit and visible from points around town, but soon the entire historic structure will be lit up every night of the year, said […]

Courthouse tower undergoing restoration

There is a time capsule in Salisbury unlike any other in Wicomico County. Since 1878, men have been visiting a small room about 9 feet by 9 feet square, four stories above ground. Over the decades, visitors here have scrawled their names and dates on the wooden walls and framework. This lofty chamber, almost to […]

Repairs begin on Wicomico Courthouse

The rather neglected centerpiece to Downtown Salisbury is finally getting the attention it deserves. Work commenced this week on the $782,000 exterior renovation to the Wicomico Courthouse. Workers began erecting scaffolding on Monday, so they can readily access the building’s roof, downspouts and ultimately, its historic clock tower. Tight county budgets of the last decade […]

One One One, Jan. 1, 2015: Phil Tilghman’s final show

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4eANfDjOq8[/embedyt] The 15-year host of “One On One,” the utterly humble and charming Phil Tilghman, hands the show over to a most unworthy successor.