Mardela school scrapped for now from Wicomico spending plan

Highly anticipated plans for a new middle and high school complex in Mardela Springs appear either dead or significantly delayed for now. Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver has officially removed more than $40 million in capital monies expected to be disbursed over five years for a new school to serve the western side of the […]

Andean bear Alba gives birth at San Diego Zoo

Alba, the popular Andean bear that once called the Salisbury Zoo home, gave birth to a cub earlier this month in California. To promote conservation and expansion of the Andean bear population, Alba was given to the San Diego Zoo in 2016. Her cub was born Jan. 8; it was her first cub. Alba was […]

Despite mast controversy, skipjack has a new life

The Somerset, one of the iconic skipjacks of Deal Island, Chance and Mount Vernon, has a new owner and a new captain. The boat had been owned by Capt. Walt Benton of Mount Vernon for decades until his death last June. Benton dredged oysters each fall with a five- or six-man crew. Upon his death, […]

‘Focus on Health’ marks 300 episodes on PAC 14

Some celebrate their big 3-0, but not many get to celebrate their big 3-0-0. Recently, PAC 14’s “Focus on Health” series, produced by Salisbury University’s School of Nursing, reached a special milestone with its 300th episode. Since it first aired in 2002, “Focus on Health” has opened dialogue about medical conditions and prevalent health care […]

Levin Hitchens appointed Wicomico County Auditor

Levin Hitchens III has officially replaced Steve Roser as the Wicomico County government’s Internal Auditor. A county resident, Hitchens graduated from Wilmington University with a bachelor’s degree in Finance in 2013. He began working with the county in November 2017 as the Assistant Internal Auditor, and recently received the title as a Certified Internal Auditor. […]

Boscov’s to modernize its landmark Salisbury store

Boscov’s is investing $10 million in its Salisbury store by expanding and renovating in time for its 30th anniversary this fall, Jim Boscov, the company’s chairman and CEO, said during a store visit on Wednesday. “Salisbury has been a good and growing market for us,” Boscov said. “There has been solid and steady growth.” New […]

Martin Luther King will be celebrated in Jan. 20 events

Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be celebrated in Salisbury with two events: one for area schoolchildren followed by an evening banquet. Both will be held on Monday, Jan. 20, at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. The 34th Annual Youth Activity is sponsored by the Salisbury High School Association and runs from 8:30 a.m. […]

Final Salisbury campaign finance reports released

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day took in more than $59,000 in campaign contributions for his re-election bid, an amount that far exceeded the $24,910 he raised in 2015, according to a final campaign financial report. Day’s opponent, Wayne King, reported he had received no more campaign contributions or had any other activity since his initial finance […]

Council, Culver enter war footing on hirings

Appointments of key Wicomico officials have reached a new level of consternation as the County Council is standing up to County Executive and refusing to greenlight at least three hires he has made. At the council’s first meeting of the new year, members took an assortment of actions that push back on County Executive Bob […]

Spencer Wiersberg saluted as a hometown hero

Spencer Wiersberg, a Fruitland police officer who died Sunday after a nearly year-long battle with an aggressive form of bone cancer, is being remembered as a hometown hero who won awards in his brief career and touched the hearts of family, friends and strangers. “He was just an amazing kid,” said Fruitland Police Chief Brian […]