SU men’s lacrosse beginning national championship run

The second-ranked Salisbury University men’s lacrosse team defeated visiting No. 19 University of Lynchburg, 18-10, in third round action of the 2019 Division III Men’s Lacrosse Tournament on Saturday evening. Zach Pompea finished the game as the Sea Gulls’ (21-1) points leader, as the senior midfielder totaled five points behind a two-goal and team-high three […]

Salisbury Festival will return to Downtown June 7-9

The Downtown Salisbury Festival returns this June 7-9, complete with carnival rides, live music, great food and local vendors – all presented by Toyota and Pohanka of Salisbury Automotive. This year the action will take place along Main Street, Market Street and the Riverwalk, with the Paul Reed Smith Band kicking off Friday night. From […]

Salisbury Independent wins 4th Public Service Award

For the fourth consecutive year, Salisbury Independent was awarded the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association’s top award in the category of Public Service. The newspaper also captured a Best Of Show Award in Public Service, surpassing the likes of the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun and Wilmington New Journal in serving the community. In awards handed out at […]

Salisbury-area Business Achievers: May 2019

Cone, Egan receive university recognition Two standouts from Salisbury University have earned the University System of Maryland’s highest faculty accolade: the Regents’ Award for Excellence. Dr. Randall E. Cone of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department was honored for teaching. Dr. Chrys Egan of the Communication Arts Department was lauded for mentoring. Cone, associate professor […]

Wor-Wic grads told: ‘Only you can define you’

During Wor-Wic Community College commencement ceremonies at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, Maryland Department of Commerce Secretary Kelly M. Schulz shared stories, personal examples and lessons learned, and urged the graduates to be the ones who define themselves. Schulz told those assembled that she was going to talk to them about three things – […]

Leaders get an earful on Mardela renovation delay

Those in support of a new Mardela Middle & High School — and disappointed County Executive Bob Culver removed the cost from the Capital Improvement Plan — crowded into the Council Chamber Tuesday night, spilled into the hallway and adamantly objected. “Mr. Culver, I want to see you put Mardela back into the CIP … […]

Deadline passes with no reappointments consensus

Wicomico County’s council members and executive have escalated their public dispute regarding the reappointments of officials who lead the departments that operate county government. In response to coverage of an April 16 meeting as reported in last week’s Salisbury Independent, the County Council — acting as a single entity — formally disputed County Executive Bob […]

‘Sound of Music,’ ‘Jersey Boys’ officially canceled

“The Sound of Music” show and “Jersey Boys” concert, both rescheduled after being canceled at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, have now been canceled without plans to reschedule. According to a news release from the Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism Department, the cancellations are the result of a letter from NETworks, the management […]

Lights of Literacy recognizes nine ‘literacy luminaries’

Awards and proclamations were presented at the annual Light of Literacy Awards last week, where nine recipients were honored for being literacy luminaries. Hosted by Friends of Wicomico Public Libraries, the awards “recognize the power of everyday individuals doing extraordinary work in promoting the power of literacy throughout the community.” “The Light of Literacy Awards […]

One On One, May 2, 2019: Salisbury Mayor Jake Day

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day makes a PAC 14 appearance to talk about Downtown events, city projects, public safety and the National Folk Festival.