Salisbury presents state task list to local lawmakers

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day on Tuesday presented the city’s legislative and budget wish list to members of the Eastern Shore Delegation before they head to Annapolis in January. For the fourth year, city officials hosted a lunch meeting with local members of the Maryland General Assembly to outline priorities, including establishing a tax differential and […]

SU set to honor 741 fall graduates this weekend

Some 741 graduates receive their degrees during Salisbury University’s 94th-year Fall Commencement on Saturday at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. During the ceremony, the SU Alumni Association presents its annual Faculty Appreciation Awards. This year’s recipients are Drs. William Campbell (Nursing) of the College of Health and Human Services, Anjali Pandey (English) of the […]

Fitzwater Street work begins; traffic affected

The long-awaited overhaul of the Fitzwater-West Main Street corridor is under way, including the emergency repair of an aging sewer line that collapsed the week before Thanksgiving. A temporary bypass was installed until the damaged section of pipe is replaced, said Rick Baldwin, an engineer with the city’s Department of Infrastructure and Development. Meanwhile, the […]

Photo Gallery: 2019 Salisbury Christmas Parade

The Salisbury Jaycees on Sunday hosted the 73rd annual Salisbury Christmas Parade, presented by Mountaire Farms. This year’s theme is “A Very Country Christmas.” Nearly 100 entries participated, including floats, marching bands, area fire departments, Scout troops, animal units and elected officials. For more than 70 years, the Salisbury Jaycees have diligently worked to plan […]

State DNR survey records rockfish declines

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced the results of the young-of-year striped bass survey, which tracks reproduction of the species in Chesapeake Bay. The 2019 juvenile striped bass index is 3.4, below the 66-year average of 11.6. The young-of-year striped bass survey measures the annual spawning success of the state fish, commonly known […]

SU falls to Muhlenberg in football playoffs, 24-8

The sixth-ranked Salisbury University football team’s historic 2019 campaign came to an end in the NCAA Elite Eight as they dropped a 24-8 decision to the fourth-ranked Muhlenberg Mules on Saturday. Muhlenberg, with a 13-0 record, will continue on in the playoffs; Salisbury ends its season with an 11-1 record. In the first quarter, after […]

Chamber Forecast finds local economy good — for now

On the plus side, Wicomico County is enjoying a low unemployment rate, a consistent workforce number and a healthy increase in home values. Looking over the economic horizon, however, the improvements seen in the last three years would appear to be flattening out. “Things are great right now, but I don’t think it’s going to […]

Salisbury city audit finds welcome spike in surplus

Salisbury ended fiscal year 2019 with a $9.8 million surplus – a $2.4 million increase from 2018 – but officials will now have to use some of it to cover $815,000 in unbudgeted fire department expenses.  City Council members got both the good and bad news during a Monday night work session, and Mayor Jake […]

Perdue trucks to again deliver veterans wreaths

Perdue Farms will send 12 tractor-trailer trucks up and down the East Coast and west to Ohio to deliver thousands of wreaths for veterans’ graves as part of this year’s Wreaths Across America. “It is very heartwarming and an honor just to be able to do it,” said George Coffin, a spokesman for Perdue’s Transportation […]

Larry Dodd to lead Wicomico County Council

The Wicomico County Council on Tuesday reshuffled its leadership, naming Larry Dodd as Council President and making John Cannon the Vice President. Dodd, a Republican who represents District 3, was chosen by acclamation by the seven members. Cannon, a Republican elected at-large by voters, had served as Council President for the last five years. Dodd […]