Linda Duyer: Book offers insights on Civil War family

The son may be the focus of the expressive story woven by historian Jane Singer in her new book “The War Criminal’s Son, The Civil War Saga of William A. Winder,” but it’s the father who steals the attention then and now. The war criminal of the book, Confederate Gen. John Henry Winder, was not […]

Players’ ‘Matilda, The Musical’ opens Friday Nov. 1

What is a bright, curious and determined little girl to do when her parents are so obsessed with other interests, they have neither the time nor energy for their daughter? Despite a horrible home life and disengaged parents, Matilda Wormwood manages to adult allies and blossoms into a creative, strong young woman with a vivid […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Monday, Oct. 17, 1960

Monday, Oct. 17, 1960 — Salisbury’s $665,000 bond improvement issue was purchased by the Mercantile Safe Deposit & Trust Co. of Baltimore. The average interest on the 24-year bond will be 3.38 percent. The city will use the money to buy the old Campbell Soup plant property — just down the street from the new […]

Day briefs county on festival economic performance

This year’s National Folk Festival had a $45 million total economic impact on the area and drew 153,911 unique visitors to the event, Salisbury Mayor Jake Day told Wicomico County Council members on Tuesday. “That’s a good weekend in our community,” he said. The recently released economic impact numbers are from a study by the […]

MAC to host Thrive! expo/ event on Saturday, Oct. 26

A free, one-day, one-stop presentation of information, resources, opportunities and services of interest to residents age 55 and older is coming to Salisbury on Saturday, Oct. 26. Thrive is a senior expo event taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at MAC in Salisbury, sponsored by MAC, the Salisbury Independent newspaper, Holloway Funeral Home, […]

State’s Attorney: Community has an opportunity to heal

As we process some of the recent events that challenge our community, I am reminded how important it is for us to keep perspective. Even now, as I write this letter, I am keenly aware that I do so not only as your State’s Attorney, but as a wife and mother of two young boys. […]

Tom Horton: Hopes are eroding hopes for saving Bay

Always, I’ve assumed knowledge equals power. If you do the science that makes sense of a mysterious world, it enables you to comprehend your problems and you’ll eventually solve them. I’ve seen it work here on the Chesapeake Bay to restore rockfish, stabilize blue crabs, improve water quality and make the case for protecting oyster […]

Former guidance counselor pleads guilty to sex offenses

A former Wicomico County teacher and school guidance counselor has pleaded guilty to multiple offenses concerning his improper interaction with school students. Allen E. Mitchell, 33, of Salisbury, pleaded guilty Oct. 9 to sexual abuse of a minor, manufacturing of child pornography, contributing to the condition of a minor and telephone misuse in an obscene […]

Grace Foxwell Murdock helps see Salisbury recognized worldwide for Kindness

Salisbury has earned a special recognition — it is the first city in the United States and second in the entire world to earn the distinction of World Kindness City. On Thursday, Oct. 3, Salisbury became  become the first World Kindness USA City. The announcement was made from Switzerland, during the World Kindness Movement Summit. […]

One On One, Oct. 10, 2019: Piedmont CEO Lyle Hogg

Lyle Hogg, President and CEO of Piedmont Airlines based in Salisbury, discusses his company’s business strategies, the economic potentials that exist in our community, and offers a vision for improvements that would benefit Salisbury-Wicomico Regional Airport.