Don Fitzgerald’s voice will never go silent

Don Fitzgerald has a long history of survival. He survived a tour of duty in Vietnam as a young draftee with the U.S. Army more than 50 years ago. He has survived 11 surgeries since 2002, when he was diagnosed with a rare form of low-grade sarcoma in his larynx. He also survived two false-negative […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Saturday July 11, 1959

Saturday, July 11, 1959 — County jail inmates Herbert A. Wilson, 17, and John W. Trader, 21, attempted to escape this week by rushing a guard and taking his keys. According to Sheriff Samuel A. Graham, the prisoners got through one set of doors before Sheriff’s Deputy Roscoe Purnell was able to shoot Wilson in […]

Folk Festival names its Marketplace artisans

The National Folk Festival has announced the talented artisans and craftspeople who will be featured in the festival’s juried Marketplace in 2019. The Festival Marketplace will offer festival attendees the opportunity to purchase handmade creations from 30 of the finest artists and craftspeople from Maryland and the Delmarva Peninsula. It will include both deeply traditional […]

Wicomico council will soon select new member

The six current members of the Wicomico County Council are expected to publicly announce Tuesday who will be joining their group and serving as the new representative for District 2. Marc Kilmer, a Republican who was re-elected to the seat in November, departed the council effective June 15. Kilmer and his family moved to his […]

More advances planned for city’s Riverwalk

Salisbury’s Riverwalk, which has undergone a transformation in the past couple of years, will get two new features designed to attract people to the city’s Downtown waterfront: a dog park for pets and their owners and a labyrinth to promote peace and conflict resolution. The city is partnering with SVN | Miller Commercial Real Estate […]

Colleagues, patients remember Dr. Jim Burns

On the Fourth of July, while communities across the United States celebrated the birth of our nation with fireworks and barbecues, Dr. Jim Burns quietly lost his battle with cancer, at home and surrounded by those he loved most. He was by all accounts a most unusual breed of doctor, multi-talented both professionally and personally. […]

Officials hopeful on solving Meals On Wheels funding

Officials are scrambling to find ways to cover the loss of $113,000 in state funds to the Meals On Wheels program, which delivers food to housebound senior citizens in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties.  The cuts are the result of a change in the formula used to award the money for the senior nutrition […]

Wor-Wic chefs host impressive buffet

Developmentally disabled students who have been studying culinary arts while enrolled in Wor-Wic Community College’s Tri-County Life-Centered Education Transition Program recently prepared an impressive buffet at Wor-Wic. Selections in the five-course meal – including macaroni and cheese with cauliflower, black beans, stir-fried vegetables, vegetables with sausage, spinach dip, salad, fresh fruit arranged artfully on spears […]

Salisbury Guardsman ready for Mideast deployment

Working amid empty desks and piles of equipment crates, Platoon Sgt. Lee Beauchamp feels ready for his pending deployment to the Middle East in August with the 198th Expeditionary Signal Battalion of the Delaware National Guard, based in Georgetown. Beauchamp, who lives in Salisbury, is looking forward to this new adventure. “We’ve been preparing for […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, July 4, 1969

Friday, July 4, 1969 — The Salisbury Nursing Home, which cost more than $1 million to build, opened this week on Civic Avenue and Route 50. The 99-bed institution is operated as a private enterprise under the administration of Dennis Nooner, whose wife will serve as Nursing Director. The structure is distinguished by its extensive […]