Wicomico council looking to move, cut $2.9 million

Budget time annually brings out the best and the worst in elected leaders. During a roughly 75-day period extending between April and July each year, taxpayers get to see who wants to spend what and who wants to cut which — all while being reminded of where the revenues originate. In Wicomico County, this year’s […]

Imagining what Salisbury was like 100 years ago

Recently I was asked to describe the Salisbury of 1920, as part of reflections on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Salisbury Chamber of Commerce, Perdue Farms, and the Rotary Club. If that weren’t enough, that was the same year women finally got their long overdue right to vote. What a time! The […]

One On One, May 28, 2020: SU’s Dr. Memo Diriker

The great Dr. Memo Diriker of BEACON at Salisbury University joins us this week to talk about the current health crisis and its effects on the local economy and how businesses need to be positioned as the region enters the next stage of reopenings.

Covid-19 cases top 900 in Wicomico County

Coronavirus cases in Wicomico County exceeded 900 this week as more testing became available in the county and three additional city of Salisbury employees tested positive. Including a positive case within the Salisbury Fire Department last week, there are now five city employees who have contracted the virus, Mayor Jake Day said Tuesday. As a […]

Salisbury restaurant owners eager to reopen businesses

Owners of restaurants and bars that have been closed since March 16 are hoping Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will soon ease restrictions to allow outdoor dining, and they have Comptroller Peter Franchot in their corner. “This particular sector needs a little bit of attention,” he said during a Board of Public Works meeting last week. […]

Public rises to occasion, supports Public Relief Fund

A rising tide lifts all boats. On the Eastern Shore, this is an image that rings true. But in the most challenging times, the question we must ask ourselves is — what about those without a boat? As communities, here on the Shore and around the globe, share in the devastating impacts of the Coronavirus […]

Leonora Dillon named Salisbury Zoo Director

After serving in an acting capacity for the past four months, Leonora Dillon has been named Director of the Salisbury Zoo. Dillon had worked as the Zoo’s Education Curator since 2008, until she was tapped in February to succeed Ralph Piland, who resigned.Dillon was one of a half-dozen applicants from across the country who wanted […]

One On One, May 21, 2020: Election; reopening city

Two guests this week: First, Anthony Gutierrez of the Wicomico County Board Elections discusses mail-in voting procedures for the June 2 primary; then Salisbury Mayor Jake Day discusses the next steps in reopening the local economy as the pandemic health concerns evolve.

NAI Coastal Realtors moving to Downtown Salisbury

NAI Coastal commercial Realtors will move their offices into Downtown Salisbury, assuming vacant space on the first floor of Riverview Commons at 150 West Market Street. “This move will allow all of our advisors and staff to be under one roof in the heart of Downtown Salisbury,” said Principal Chris Davis. “We are excited and […]

Brice Stump: Nanticoke Road’s pyramid in the woods

There’s no doubt about it, the pyramid in the woods is a peculiar sight. Each year thousands of motorists whiz by the wooded patch along Nanticoke Road where this marker stands. Some have traveled the road for years and have yet to see it. While there are tombstones by the brick structure, about 6 feet […]