Q & A: Sheriff Mike Lewis is building a strong, protective force

Sheriff Mike Lewis ranks as one of the most popular publicly elected officials in Wicomico County’s history. Personal, engaging and charismatic, he’s one of those rare people difficult to overlook. The sheriff excels at making his presence known, and when he begins to speak, it’s impossible to close your ears. A Salisbury native, Lewis retired […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999

Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999 — The Tri-County District of the Boy Scouts has honored Gordon D. Gladden of Salisbury as its Distinguished Citizen of 1999. Raised in Chance in Somerset County, Gladden is president of Avery W. Hall Insurance in Salisbury. His participation in community activities is legendary — among many other groups, he has either […]

Wicomico executive, council tensions appear to ease

When the County Council met in a work session Tuesday, the past two weeks of derision between the body and the County Executive’s Office was undoubtedly on everyone’s mind. Within about 90 minutes, however, the combatants appeared to be ignoring their differences and the county government was conducting business as usual. As one unnamed council […]

What led to the Wicomico council/executive rift?

The following is intended to address questions that have been forwarded to Salisbury Independent over the last several days: Q. What is the current dispute between the County Executive and the County Council? A. For the council’s Feb. 3 night time work session, Council President John Cannon had scheduled senior officials in the Executive’s Office […]

Participate in Random Acts of Kindness Week

The kind-hearted among us are urged to leave a dollar in a vending machine or maybe buy a $1 lottery ticket for a stranger during Random Acts of Kindness Week. Nationally, the week is Feb. 17 to 23, but Salisbury’s Grace Foxwell Murdock, known as the Kindness Lady, took the liberty of extending it, locally, […]

Services in Mardela Springs for Walt Cohee

When Jeff Merritt thinks about his friend Walter Cohee Jr., who was killed in a traffic accident last week, he is reminded of his limitless generosity. “If his eyes were open, he was helping somebody. If you needed something and he had it, it was yours,” said Merritt, who met Cohee, of Mardela Springs, when […]

Wicomico Council responds to County Executive’s letter

The letter war between the two branches of Wicomico County’s government continued Thursday with a written rebuttal made public by members of the County Council. County Executive Bob Culver sent a letter Monday to Council President John Cannon, blasting the legislative leader for criticism Cannon lobbed at the executive’s office when senior administrative staff members […]

Executive calls on Council President to step down

Following public comments a week ago in which Wicomico County Council President John Cannon declared County Executive Bob Culver’s relationship with the council to be “dysfunctional,” Culver has sent a letter to Cannon urging that he step down as council leader. Culver dispatched the three-page letter a week after Cannon made council meeting comments that […]

Angela Blake wins appointment to City Council

Angela M. Blake was sworn in as the new Salisbury City Council member on Monday night, filling the seat vacated by former councilman Hardy Rudasill, who resigned last month. Blake, who will represent the city’s east side, comprising District 5, was selected from among three applicants for the position. To win the post, she had […]

PRMC scores among top hospitals yet again

Peninsula Regional Health System and Peninsula Regional Medical Center have achieved the Healthgrades 2019 “America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award.” This is the second consecutive year that Healthgrades has recognized the Salisbury medical center as being among the best in the nation. Peninsula Regional Medical Center is the only hospital on the Delmarva Peninsula to achieve […]