Sheriff’s murder 50 years ago today still haunts Wicomico

December 8, 1968 The Sunday evening routine in the Wicomico County Jail did not appear to differ from any other evening, except for a larceny suspect, recently arrested by the Salisbury Police for stealing a television from a Downtown store who was determined that he was not going to stick around to face trial for […]

Wicomico schools fare well in new state ratings

Wicomico County schools received an excellent report card from the Maryland State Department of Education, with two-thirds of all schools earning four of a possible five stars. The grades were awarded under a new measurement system only revealed this fall. They affect all public schools in Maryland. Graded were all 10 elementary schools, and the […]

Goslee prevails in school board District 3 recount

Following a ballot recount, Board of Education candidate David Goslee was declared the winner by one vote and sworn in to represent District 3 early this week. After the swearing in, board members gathered for dinner and a meeting. “I guess I’m still in shock that I finally got it. The Lord’s got me there […]

Photo Gallery: 2018 Salisbury Christmas Parade

The Salisbury Jaycees 72nd annual Christmas Parade was held Sunday on East Main Street and once again drew big crowds. On Monday, the Jaycees announced the following winners in the event presented by Mountaire Farms: Best High School Marching Band – Mardela Middle and High School. Best Commercial Entry – B&B Music. Best Non-Commercial Entry – […]

Wi-Middle teacher donates kidney to stranger

There aren’t many days Jeff Lynd and Kelly Sowatsky don’t talk, exchange a quick hello by telephone, check on each other. Their friendship began, then deepened, after Lynd, in a selfless act he downplays, donated a kidney to Sowatsky, a Columbia, Pa., resident who, sick and in need of the organ, held up a sign […]

Ashley Teagle named to lead Wicomico libraries system

The Wicomico Public Library’s Board of Trustees on Thursday named former Salisbury resident Ashley Teagle as the new Executive Director. Teagle has most recently served as Branch Manager of the Waldorf West Branch of the Charles County Public Library in southern Maryland. She replaces Andrea Berstler, who accepted the top position in the Carroll County […]

Prince Street student was ‘life and joy of everyone’

Like most little boys, Kaleb Chatmon talked about being a firefighter when he grew up. The Black Panther superhero fascinated him and he owned an impressive collection of Hot Wheels cars. He was interested in running track, like both his parents did, and football. Perhaps most of all, he loved meeting somebody new, shaking hands, […]

‘Bull’ Hudson remembered for tremendous heart

Aaron “Bull” Hudson, the affable, lovable Salisbury Police officer who died Nov. 19, was eulogized at a touching funeral Tuesday, with family and friends gathered at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center to grieve, but also laugh at memories. “I’m looking for my friend,” Mayor Jake Day said, remembering how he would let Hudson sit […]

Final tallies awaited in Wicomico school board race

At the request of Wicomico County Board of Education candidate David Goslee, there will be a manual recount of paper ballots containing votes for him and his challenger, Bill Turner. Goslee made the request of the Wicomico County Board of Elections after he lost the Nov. 6 election by one vote. The men are both […]

Culver withdraws landfill land proposal

Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver this week withdrew his request for County Council to approve buying land, known as the Potts Property, for $2.5 million, after Council members called for an “iron clad” stipulation preventing the property from ever being used for landfill expansion into West Salisbury neighborhoods. After several West Side residents spoke against […]