Culver seeking new funding for Beaver Run project

County Executive Bob Culver is sticking by his declaration that Beaver Run Elementary School construction bond borrowing can’t begin this year, even as the County Council is publicly insisting the executive is wrong. In a letter dated June 13 and addressed to county schools Superintendent Dr. Donna Hanlin, Council President John Cannon labels Culver’s assertions […]

Rescuers to be honored for Salisbury water rescue

Four nursing home employees will be honored by Salisbury officials after they helped pull a man from a car in the Wicomico River, saving his life. Mayor Jake Day said the men will receive awards at the July 8 City Council meeting, set for 6 p.m. in the Government Office Building. The Anchorage Healthcare Center […]

City treatment plant off state’s scrutiny listing

At long last, the city and Maryland Department of the Environment have announced that the Amended Consent Order against Salisbury’s Wastewater Treatment Plant has been terminated, reflecting the successful start-up of the new plant. While WWTP contributions to nutrient loads in the Chesapeake Bay watershed remain small — declining by 75 percent since 1985 — […]

Wicomico unveils its plans for Pirate’s Wharf Park

Monday evening at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, Wicomico County unveiled the master plan for Pirate’s Wharf Park on 340 acres along Whitehaven Road near the village of Quantico. The plan was years in the making, the culmination of a county executive’s vision that was enhanced by the interests and concerns of residents and […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, June 20, 1969

Friday, June 20, 1969 — Swimming, fishing and boating are prohibited on Johnson’s Lake for the next several days as county officials undertake an emergency cleanup effort. Wicomico Parks Director Lorne Rickert asked city Public Works Director Philip C. Cooper to have his crews open the dam gates near Isabella Street to lower the lake’s […]

One On One, June 20, 2019: Developer Bret Davis

Developer and entrepreneur Bret Davis talks about projects he has under way in Downtown Salisbury and offers some predictions for continued renovations and improvements.

Calling all animals for this week’s 3rd Friday

This week’s 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury is going to the animals. The monthly event will be held outdoors — weather permitting — with artists and crafters filling the streets, live music on the Plaza. This month’s theme is Animal Kingdom -– so grab a leash, and the pooch — and head on Downtown. 3rd […]

United Way celebrates supporters and volunteers

United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore celebrated the generosity of community members at the 74th Annual Meeting and Community Leaders Celebration thanks to University of Maryland Eastern Shore. More than 230 community members from organizations and companies representing Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester counties attended, to recognize United Way’s local impact and outstanding community […]

SU launches new major fund-raising initiative

At Salisbury University, mathematics and computer science major Lela Bones conducts research on brain-computer interfacing, using brainwaves to control prosthetics in Henson Science Hall. This summer, she will continue her research at Johns Hopkins University as a winner of the prestigious Amgen Scholarship. One building over, in Fulton Hall, music major Sara Miller trains in […]

Pittsville working to solve water problems

A high iron content in Pittsville’s water supply has had town officials scrambling to fix it and residents fuming since April, and it could take awhile before the taps run clear again. The town is under order from the Maryland Department of the Environment to submit a corrective action plan in 30 days and then […]