Funeral services set Monday for former Salisbury Council President Louise Smith

Whatever the project before her, former Salisbury City Council President Louise Smith would quietly and methodically rise to the challenge, never complaining or seeking personal glory. On Tuesday, Smith died at her home at Mallard Landing in Salisbury. She had celebrated her 80th birthday on April 16, and shortly after that came her cancer diagnosis. […]

Salisbury rescinds 50-person limit on public gatherings

Because of the relaxation of health and safety guidelines by the state of Maryland in response to down-trending Coronavirus infection rates state-wide, the city of Salisbury is rescinding its previous 50-person limit on gatherings within city limits. While city decision-makers have determined that current conditions regarding exposure to Covid-19 no longer require the 50-person limit […]

One On One, July 9, 2020: Police Chief Barbara Duncan

Salisbury Police Chief Barbara Duncan talks about controversies affecting her profession, her ongoing efforts to restore confidence in the local department and the challenges that law enforcement officers face while on duty each day.

River businesses step up to help with Port of Salisbury

Salisbury will get financial help from two local businesses to pay part of the costs of a Port Feasibility Study with the goal of increasing import and export tonnage. City Council members on Monday gave preliminary approval to accept $3,000 from Chesapeake Shipbuilding and $1,000 from tugboat and barge operator Vane Brothers to use toward […]

Prosecution Integrity Unit to shed light on justice system

We are living in exceptional and scary times. A virus that is measured by the near invisible metric of nanometers has brought the world to its knees, killing more people in this country than the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam and the Revolutionary War combined. And, as the world struggles to stand up, millions of […]

After decades, Salisbury family members unite

Two baby boomers from Salisbury embarked on a journey the last weekend in June that was decades in the making. The destination was Salisbury Park Road in Hague, Va. It’s where Sharon Hutcheson and her husband spend part of their summer in a quaint Depression-era cottage overlooking the Potomac River where it meets the Chesapeake […]

Wor-Wic to offer a mix of in-class, remote learning

Covid-19 is forcing major changes at Wor-Wic Community College, including $1.2 million in budget cuts as well as how it offers classes when it reopens for the fall semester. Campus officials also have no idea yet of how the coronavirus may affect fall enrollment. “It’ll keep you up at night,” said Wor-Wic President Dr. Ray […]

Salisbury Chamber advocating for restaurants

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused historic economic injury to the entire U.S. economy. Included in the economic carnage has been the hospitality industry and specifically, restaurants. From the date that Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan ordered all indoor and outdoor restaurant service to cease, restaurants have faced cataclysmic consequences. Employee furloughs and layoffs occurred, and a […]

Applications open for Summer Work Program

The city of Salisbury’s 2020 Summer Youth Work Program will still be held this year, with a few changes and additional safety measures. The city’s Neighborhood Relations team has worked hard to formulate a program that will be both safe and beneficial for program participants. All applicants from the spring application period will still be […]

Mardela Springs man killed in Riverton Road crash

An 18-year-old Mardela Springs man was killed Saturday when a car he was driving ran off Riverton Road, Wicomico County Sheriff’s Deputies said. Nicholas James Hicks was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency responders, deputies said. Three passengers in the vehicle were also injured in the collision. The accident occurred just after 11:30 p.m., […]