Vintage clothing on exhibit at historic Teackle Mansion

Sallie Ridgway vividly remembers the moment her sister, Kay, 9 years her senior, entered the room in the finely pleated white dress with the delicate lace trim and powder blue velvet ribbons at the waist. “It was the most beautiful dress I had ever seen,” said Ridgway. Now, more than 60 years later, that dress […]

School board nominees fall short in council vote

The matter of appointing a new Board of Education member to represent District 3 was returned to the Nominating Commission, after Wicomico County Council members repeatedly reached tie votes at their meeting Tuesday. Council members, at different times during the meeting, nominated and voted for the two candidates – Gains Hawkins and Tonya Laird Lewis […]

Wicomico Council dismisses County Attorney

Rocketing itself into uncharted governmental space on Tuesday, the Wicomico County Council confirmed county department head appointments the County Executive hasn’t made and used a super-majority vote to dismiss the hand-selected County Attorney. In its unprecedented actions, the council used its stipulated powers to act independently on the attorney’s position in government and used implied […]

Memorial Day ceremony is Monday at Civic Center

On the morning of Memorial Day, the public is invited to honor Wicomico County veterans who have died in the line of duty at the 17th annual Memorial Day Ceremony. The ceremony is set for Monday at 10 a.m. at the Wicomico War Veterans’ Memorial in front of the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. All […]

Marie Waller and PRMC: Caregivers of Salisbury

Immense gratitude goes out to Bryan LeCompte and the Peninsula Regional Medical Center Foundation for creating “The Giving House.” PRMC and the legacy of the woman best associated with the building – the late Marie Waller – are embodied in the name of the Foundation’s new office occupying what was once Waller’s home. Waller spent […]

One On One, May 16, 2019: Jeff Merritt, Jamie Heater

Jeff Merritt stops in to talk about the great group he helps with, Operation We Care, which sends packages to troops and first-responders. Then, Jamie Heater talks about the changes to this year’s Salisbury Festival, scheduled June 7-9 in Downtown Salisbury.

Wayne Strausburg on a Wicomico revenues hunt

For a long, long time in Wicomico County, the County Council’s members served as both the legislative and executive arms of government, but hired a single person to act as their administrative head. Also for a long, long time, Matt Creamer served in that administrator’s role, acting as the council-appointed leader of the county’s administration. […]

Budget concerns impact sheriff’s building timeline

Funding for the county’s new Public Safety Building has been delayed for one year because of concerns by county officials about major impending expenses. “We are now just awarding the design of the building, so in terms of a design-construction schedule, we determined we will not need the second half of the money for the […]

Wicomico council headed for vote on department heads

The County Council/County Executive conflict around the reappointment of department heads has entered new and strange ground, with more developments occurring nearly every day: •After the charter-mandated six-month deadline passed last Monday, May 6, the council met late Tuesday night in open session with its own attorney, who advised that members could vote on each […]

‘Wheels’ is the theme for this 3rd Friday Downtown

This week’s 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury will be held outdoors with artists and crafters filling the streets, live music on the Plaza, fun themes and special events. This month’s theme is Wheels -– so get ready to see bicycles, roller skates, skate boards and more. 3rd Friday will begin experimenting with a new footprint. […]