Goslee prevails in school board District 3 recount

Following a ballot recount, Board of Education candidate David Goslee was declared the winner by one vote and sworn in to represent District 3 early this week. After the swearing in, board members gathered for dinner and a meeting. “I guess I’m still in shock that I finally got it. The Lord’s got me there […]

Final tallies awaited in Wicomico school board race

At the request of Wicomico County Board of Education candidate David Goslee, there will be a manual recount of paper ballots containing votes for him and his challenger, Bill Turner. Goslee made the request of the Wicomico County Board of Elections after he lost the Nov. 6 election by one vote. The men are both […]

Recount sought in schools race separated by 1 vote

Wicomico County Board of Education candidate David Goslee, who lost by 1 vote in the Nov. 6 election, has requested a recount. When the votes were tallied on Election Day, Nov. 6, Goslee had a 17-vote lead and the consensus was the race was decided. But as absentee and provisional ballots were counted later, Goslee’s […]

Wicomico District 3 school board results flip to Turner; recount expected

On election night, he was a 17-vote loser. Ten days later, Bill Turner is the apparent winner in the District 3 Wicomico County school board race. By a single vote — 3,056 to 3,055 — Turner of Salisbury topped David Goslee Sr. of Powellville. Turner overcame his election night deficit by claiming 184 of the […]

School board members finally voter-chosen

Don Fitzgerald is a big man with a raspy voice, his voicebox having been damaged by exposure to chemicals while in war service in Vietnam. And though he can be difficult to hear, it’s impossible not to feel his presence and listen closely when he talks about the county’s school children and reveals a deep […]

Voter Guide 2018: Board of Education At-Large

The Wicomico Board of Education — for the first time — will be publicly elected this year. This is a brief narrative summarizing the contenders’ experience and positions. A PAC 14 “One On One” interview is attached through YouTube.

Analysis: Who will be our next County Executive?

When talking with Bob Culver, it usually doesn’t take too much time for him to mention that he grew up on a farm off Jersey Road, a rural stretch where blacks and poor whites lived on Salisbury’s West Side. Scrappy, blunt and headstrong, Wicomico’s incumbent County Executive is sometimes cited as ruthless when in his […]

School board candidate’s county job presents conflict

When Michelle Bradley, a candidate for the Wicomico County Board of Education, was hired as Executive Director of the county’s Local Management Board, the question of conflict of interest arose. Can Bradley, who heads the organization, formed to “implement and maintain an efficient system of services for children, adolescents and families,” also serve on the […]

Schools budget in Culver’s hands; gap is $7.3 million

The Wicomico County Board of Education’s $194 million budget for fiscal 2019, which passed last week with a $7.3 million gap between requests and funding, is now in the hands of County Executive Bob Culver. He and his staff will work on it until April, when it will be sent to the Wicomico County Council […]

Wicomico schools seek more spending, support

The Wicomico County Board of Education will begin grappling with a $9.2 million gap between requests that total $194.4 million in the FY19 budget and funding that would convert those desires into realities. “Some schools’ wish lists might not get fulfilled,” school board President Don Fitzgerald told the Salisbury Independent this week. “We’ll be looking […]