Election Analysis: Party brands still matter

The so-called conventional wisdom weaving its way around Salisbury on Election Day morning was that Bob Culver would be re-elected County Executive, topping Jack Heath, with John Hamilton trailing far behind. Speculation had the percentages at 45 percent Culver, 40 percent Heath and 15 percent Hamilton. The results, as everyone knows by now, were far […]

Culver wins County Executive’s office again

What was expected to be a close contest between the incumbent County Executive and the sitting Salisbury City Council President ended in a rout Tuesday night. Republican Bob Culver brushed aside Democratic challenger John Hamilton and independent Jack Heath, taking 49.1 percent of the vote in the three-man contest. Culver becomes the second County Executive […]

Analysis: Who will be our next County Executive?

When talking with Bob Culver, it usually doesn’t take too much time for him to mention that he grew up on a farm off Jersey Road, a rural stretch where blacks and poor whites lived on Salisbury’s West Side. Scrappy, blunt and headstrong, Wicomico’s incumbent County Executive is sometimes cited as ruthless when in his […]

Delegate, County Executive rescue stranded dog

When Nam J. Park was reunited with her little poodle Rhuree, who had run away during a loud storm Saturday night, she took the dog in her arms and cried. The 12-year-old pet was a gift from her grandchildren, so she wouldn’t be lonely when they left for college. “She has a lot of meaning […]

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.  

Expanded Henry Parker Athletic Complex celebrated

On a sunny spring day, Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver opened the expanded Henry S. Parker Athletic Complex with a first pitch. An Opening Day event took place Thursday, April 5, to celebrate the completion of the complex expansion. High school baseball and softball players paraded onto Field 5 before Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & […]

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 […]

Public Safety, court buildings lead capital list

A new Public Safety Building for the Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Services Department, massive renovations and improvements to the county’s airport, and a thorough remodeling of the Circuit Court Complex in Downtown Salisbury top the list of infrastructure needs included in the fiscal 2019 capital budget. Dozens of more mundane projects — a new air […]

Culver to seek second term, declares ‘We’re not done’

Incumbent Bob Culver said this week he will seek a second term as Wicomico County Executive, officially declaring “we’re not done.” “I see my job as trying to aim the county in a direction,” said Culver, a lifelong resident of Wicomico County. “I’m trying to aim it in improving education, I’m trying to aim it […]