Opportunities available to volunteer for National Folk Festival

A bucket brigade – a human chain of first-responders, if you will – is generally a firefighting tactic used to put out a fire, in the absence of more sophisticated equipment. Not so at the National Folk Festival, which will take place Sept. 6-8 in Salisbury. For those three days the Bucket Brigade will be […]

Top prospect Adley Rutschman joins Shorebirds

The Baltimore Orioles have promoted 2019 No. 1 overall pick Adley Rutschman to the Class-A Delmarva Shorebirds The catcher and reigning Golden Spikes Award winner was expected to join the Shorebirds in time for their Wednesday home game against the Greensboro Grasshoppers. Rutschman, 21, will make the third stop in his brief Orioles tenure after […]

Salisbury election field is set; Ireton not running

Salisbury residents will face choices for mayor and four of the five City Council seats in the upcoming city election, but Councilman Jim Ireton won’t be among the names on the ballot. Ireton, who also is a former mayor, did not file for re-election to his District 4 seat by Tuesday’s 4:30 p.m. filing deadline. […]

Sheriff Mike Lewis: Support the Mexico border wall

I support President Trump’s recent address to the American people regarding the need for the immediate funding and construction of a border wall, and in the past I have called on members of Congress from across the country to support funding and construction of that wall. We live in a country that was built by […]

Back-to-school event is Sunday at Civic Center

Public school students who are in need are invited to Fresh Start: A Wicomico County Back to School Event this Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. The event — back for its second year – will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Children in need entering kindergarten and up can […]

Waverly project making city more bike-friendly

Waverly Drive is in the process of getting the city’s first protected two-way bike lane along the stretch of road between Carroll Street and South Boulevard as part of a city plan to make Salisbury more bicycle-friendly. But the work, which started last month and directs traffic through lines of orange barrels, has confused some […]

Wor-Wic expands credit program offerings

Several new credit programs were recently approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission to be offered this fall at Wor-Wic Community College. The first is a new STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) transfer associate of science degree with six areas of concentration: biology, chemistry, chemistry: pre-pharmacy, engineering, mathematics and physics. These programs prepare graduates […]

One On One: Aug. 15, 2019: Folk Festival event preview

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day and National Folk Festival Local Manager Caroline O’Hare preview the upcoming National Folk Festival, scheduled Sept. 6-8 in Downtown Salisbury. The interviews were held in the city’s amphitheater on the Riverwalk.

Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, Aug. 15, 1991

Thursday, Aug. 15, 1991 — Police are investigating the death of Brian Ball, a 15-year-old Texas teenager who was visiting Salisbury and died from an overdose of alcohol. Ball was attending a party on Old Ocean City Road with his 16-year-old cousin and was reportedly drinking heavily because he wanted to fit in among people […]

Gotcha likely to serve as bike share vendor for city, SU

City and Salisbury University officials are nearing a deal with Gotcha, a new bike share vendor, following the pullout last year of another company’s distinctive and popular orange bikes. Fans of the old Spin service might see new turquoise-colored Gotcha electric assist bikes and electric scooters in some locations in September, said Mayor Jake Day. […]