Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, Sept. 20, 1968

Friday, Sept. 20, 1968 — Homer White of Salisbury, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Congress Maryland District 1 seat, is refusing to confirm who he is supporting for president. While White won’t publicly back Democratic nominee Hubert H. Humphrey, he said he has not ruled out eventually supporting Alabama Gov. George M. Wallace for […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Sunday, Sept. 13, 1970

Sunday, Sept. 13, 1970 — The Royal Lipizzan Stallions were expected to play for two more sold-out crowds today at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. More than 5,000 people attended two shows featuring the white stallions on Saturday. Mayor Dallas G. Truitt welcomed the stallions’ world famous trainer and leader, Professor Ottomar Hermann. The […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, Sept. 6, 1979

Thursday, Sept. 6, 1979 — Wicomico County Roads Division Chief Kirk Banks announced that he had authorized the opening of a new stretch of road connecting East College Avenue with Beaglin Park Drive. The curving roadway crosses Schumaker Pond and cuts through a wooded area east of City Park. The road has been the subject […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 1983

Tuesday Aug. 30, 1983 — The grand opening of the new City Center in Downtown Salisbury has been postponed because of construction delays. Owner and developer Bill Ahtes said the new opening date is Oct. 1 but he will hold a private sneak-preview event this Friday. Located in the old Benjamin’s building, City Center will […]

Today in Salisbury’s History: Wednesday, Aug. 23, 1960

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 1960 — Schools will open Sept. 6 and Wicomico County is in the midst of a $1 million schools renovations program. Wicomico Senior High School has received the most spending, with $100,000 going to improvements at its large athletic field and stadium. Wi-Hi is also undergoing some $428,000 in renovations to four […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Monday, Aug. 16, 1965

Monday, Aug. 16, 1965 — The new Ames Store near Tony Tank in south Salisbury was set to open at 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday. Officials were calling it one of the biggest additions in the history of Salisbury’s retail business network. The new store features 50,000-square-feet of shopping space and parking for more than 500 […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Monday, Aug. 9, 1976

Monday, Aug. 9, 1976 — Salisbury Police Chief Leslie Payne is crediting the newly established Concentrated Crime Reduction squad with a 39 percent drop in in the number of breaking and enterings in the city. The latest statistics show that there were 104 fewer break-ins in 1975 then there were in 1974. The CCR program […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Saturday, Aug. 2, 1975

Saturday, Aug. 2, 1975 — Perdue Farms President Franklin Perdue told a banquet of some 2,000 growers at the Ocean City Convention Hall that he is frustrated that the company cannot produce enough chickens to meet market demands. Perdue said there are distributors and supermarket chains that have been on waiting lists of up to […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, July 26, 1991

Friday, July 26, 1991 — It took a Wicomico County jury six minutes to convict accused murderer John F. Thanos of kidnapping Salisbury cab driver Milton Marsey. Thanos still faces three first-degree murder charges. Judge Alfred T. Truitt immediately sentenced Thanos to 30 years in prison, to run concurrently with a previous 50-year sentence Thanos […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Wednesday, July 19, 1967

Wednesday, July 19, 1967 — The city has hired a full-time lifeguard to oversee the public beach at Johnson’s Lake, located at the end of Philadelphia Avenue in north Salisbury. Swimming will not be allowed when the guards are not there. The guard will be in his stand from 12:30 to 8:30 p.m. daily; two […]