Parsons Cemetery will offer tours of masterpieces

There’s a multimillion-dollar art exhibit in Salisbury that’s so unique that bus tours are planned to bring spectators to see handmade treasures of the past. It’s said the largest public display of art can be found in cemeteries across the nation, and Parsons Cemetery here has some masterpieces in stone, custom-made iron fencing and porcelain […]

Groups join to secure Newtown home renovation

Renovation of a jewel of a historic home in Newtown was celebrated with coffee, doughnuts and praise for those who, together, saved it from demolition. The striking structure, built in 1905 and with a unique wrap-around porch, situated at 501 Poplar Hill Ave., was restored with the aid of Mayor Jake Day and the Salisbury […]

Mayor’s budget focuses on safety, neighborhoods

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day has submitted a $62.37 million fiscal 2020 spending plan that leaves city property tax and sewer rates untouched from the current year. Total annual spending would increase by $879,000; the city is on course to have spent $61.49 million by the close of the fiscal year on June 30. The city’s […]

Westside 2nd-graders honored for Just Zoo It!

Westside Intermediate School’s 2nd-grade class won the Just Zoo It! contest for collecting the most money for the Salisbury Zoo. Lynn Schwemlein’s class was excited when the Just Zoo It! Prize Patrol arrived to congratulate them on raising more money than any other class in Wicomico County last year. Overall, the 2018 campaign raised more […]

Aspire to Succeed & Lead Conference is Friday

The 2019 Aspire to Succeed & Lead Women’s Business Conference, designed to encourage entrepreneurship and empower businesses owned by women, is set for Friday, April 26, at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. Sponsored by the Maryland Capital Enterprises Women’s Business Center, the event, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature a keynote speaker, […]

Field will be designed for disabled youngsters

Next summer, a new baseball field will open for disabled youth, at the Henry S. Parker Athletic Complex. Called “Project 7 ½” locally, because it will be situated between Fields 7 and 8 at the park, it will encourage participation in the national Little League Challenger Division, founded in 1989, for disabled people 4 to […]

Poultry industry salutes its top performers, supporters

Twelve outstanding chicken growers and four honorees were recently recognized for their dedication to the poultry industry as Delmarva’s chicken community gathered in Salisbury for the Delmarva Poultry Industry Booster Banquet, the 1,800-member trade association’s annual membership dinner. The J. Frank Gordy Sr. Delmarva Distinguished Citizen Award, DPI’s highest honor, was presented to Clark White. […]

71 years later, Ray Bradford is still cutting hair

Waiting for his next customer, Ray Bradford relaxed in the barber chair, watching the fog drift by the large shop window and enjoying the cozy warmth of the electric heater near his feet. It had been a slow morning at the Salisbury shop, and Bradford, 88, was content to rest a bit. By noon, he […]

Rabies clinic scheduled in wake of sick animal reports

In response to two rabid animals being found in Salisbury this week, the Wicomico County Health Department will offer a rabies vaccine clinic for dogs and cats. It’s planned for 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Salisbury Moose Lodge on Snow Hill Road. No other animals will be vaccinated. The cost is $10 […]

Culver’s budget includes no tax hikes, funds education

County Executive Bob Culver has sent a fiscal 2020 budget to the County Council that leaves property taxes untouched, fully funds the school board’s operational needs and awards county employees a 2 percent pay hike. Even more so than in most budget years, the spending proposal that would take effect on July 1 was drafted […]