Wicomico youngster tests positive for Covid-19; Gov. Hogan sets stay-at-home restrictions

A girl under the age of 18 has tested positive for the coronavirus, Wicomico County Health officials announced today, making her the seventh confirmed Covid-19 case in the county. While officials did not provide any names, they said the girl’s siblings were tested and are negative for the virus, The entire household is quarantined at […]

Salisbury community mourns passing of Pat Jolley

Patricia Anne Jolley, second-generation owner and operator of the family-owned Jolley Memorial Chapel in Salisbury, died Wednesday, March 25, following a sudden brief illness. Her passing has sent shockwaves through the Salisbury community. “My mother loved people and loved her community, was passionate about her faith in God and providing comfort to those who were […]

First coronavirus death reported at PRMC

A coronavirus patient has died at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. The patient, whom hospital officials did not name, is the first local victim of the worldwide pandemic. State health officials said late Saturday that the patient was a woman in her 60s. “We are saddened to report the passing of the first patient […]

Acorn Market closes in Downtown Salisbury

The popular Acorn Market closed Friday, following a two-year run at the Riverview Commons building on Market Street.  “Acorn Market Family & Friends we are saying goodbye to Downtown Salisbury,” the eatery said in a Facebook post on Thursday. “We would like to say “Thank You” to our customers for your loyal love & support. […]

Most day-care centers ordered to close Friday

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that he is requesting a presidential disaster declaration for the state of Maryland because of the coronavirus pandemic.  President Trump was expected to approve the disaster declaration late Thursday. “People are looking for certainty, but the truth is, we simply don’t know yet how bad it’s going to […]

Bill to increase city alcohol permit input clears assembly

A bill that restructures the county’s liquor licensing board has passed both houses of the Maryland General Assembly and now awaits the governor’s signature. The measure is a compromise between Salisbury and Wicomico County leaders after the city sought to create its own licensing board – a move that created controversy and didn’t have the […]

Schools to remain closed an additional four weeks

Superintendent of Maryland Public Schools Dr. Karen Salmon announced Wednesday morning that schools will remain closed for an additional four weeks, until at least April 24. The original shut-down, tentatively set to expire this Friday, was declared in response to the spread of COVID-19. “It is too early to say when schools will reopen,” Salmon […]

Video: Hogan announces schools closings extension

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced today that schools in Maryland will remain closed for at least another four weeks, until April 24.

Businesses switch gears to survive pandemic crisis

Spring is supposed to be the busy season at Edit Downtown Salon. Weddings, proms and the salon’s annual sale with 20 percent off hair color traditionally account for a large chunk of the small business’ profits.  But like other businesses considered nonessential, the Salisbury salon was ordered closed as of 5 p.m. Monday by Gov. […]

One On One: March 24: Day discusses health crisis

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day discusses what steps the city is taking to deal with coronavirus restrictions, how he shares information with other municipal leaders and what needs to be done to protect public health.