SU President Janet Dudley-Eshbach: ‘We’ve become more diverse, more inclusive, more compassionate’

It was way back in October when Salisbury University made the announcement that Dr. Janet Dudley-Eshbach would step down this June. No one saw it coming. The plan, the university said then, was that Dudley-Eshbach would take a sabbatical, during which she’ll be an adviser to the university and new president, and then return to […]

Understanding the bay region’s indigenous heritage

Many years ago, the Pocomoke, Wicomico, Nanticoke, Manokin and many other almost-forgotten Native American tribes roamed the Chesapeake Bay Peninsula. Because of the geographic landscape and topography of this area, these tribes were people who lived on the water and hunted waterfowl. Particularly, these tribes hunted the riverways now-named the Pocomoke, Nanticoke, Choptank and Wicomico. […]

Walmart pickup grocery service is a big hit

With a preschooler and baby, grocery shopping can be a struggle, especially when a candy bar in a shiny wrapper catches the attention of little ones. That’s why April Tucker was so pleased when Walmart in north Salisbury started offering a grocery pick-up service through “I did my shopping Saturday afternoon from my cell […]

Early voting in Maryland is now under way

Early voting in Maryland begins today, Thursday, as the June 26 primary election nears. The opportunity to cast ballots ahead of time will continue for eight days, until June 21, including the weekend, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Midway Room of the Wicomico Civic Center. Voting may be done in person or […]

Former Councilman Dave MacLeod passes away at 82

Salisbury and Wicomico County are mourning a man who devoted his entire life to improving the community. Whether it be through youth basketball, or as a substance abuse counselor or as a thoughtful voice on the County Council, he was a man who always listened to people and always wanted to help. David Alan MacLeod, […]

Community mourns retired firefighter David Insley

When David Allen Insley Jr. died Sunday, the world lost an admirable man, those who loved him said this week, for his good-heartedness, his commitment and humility. “I always wanted to be just like my father. Even now, I’m still trying. I don’t know if I’ll ever make it, but I try every day of […]

Hogan tours school, Chesapeake Shipbuilding

An upbeat Gov. Larry Hogan was greeted at North Salisbury Elementary School Monday morning by cheering, applauding children arranged in a semi-circle, waving Maryland flags and eager to see him. Casual in khaki pants and a purple plaid shirt, the governor beamed as he walked through the front door and began shaking hands with each […]

Players to present ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’

The comedy “The Drowsy Chaperone” will be presented by Community Players of Salisbury from June 22 to 24. With original music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, the play is a parody of the American musical comedy of the 1920s. Directed by Community Players veteran Dr. Kel Nagel, the play focuses on a […]

Brice Stump: The estate where history lives

The gleaming white country lane of crushed clam shells skirts a field and passes under a canopy of tree boughs that dance in the spring breeze. Ahead, the salmon-colored bricks of an 18th century house contrast with young green leaves of spring. It looks and feels like home. The lane sweeps by the front steps […]

Photo Gallery: Mardela High School 2018 Commencement

The Mardela High Class of 2018 participated in commencement ceremonies on Saturday, June 2, at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. The class includes 85 graduates, with 47 percent of them graduating with Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude or Cum Laude distinction, the highest percentage in the county. Eighty percent of the class is […]