Today In Salisbury’s History: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1986

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1986 — Some of the 120 Peninsula Press employees who were recently put out of work were expected to be among the applicants at the Maryland State Police job recruitment fair, scheduled at the facility next to WBOC-TV. Trooper Wayne Lowe is coordinating the mass application session that is open not only […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998 — Eastern Shore lawmakers are expecting their western shore colleagues to introduce several punishing measures in an effort to combat Pfiesteria piscicida. “What we’re afraid of is we are going to see mandatory nutrient management plans that will not allow us to use fertilizer on about 80 percent of the land […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1980

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1980 — New Year’s Eve entertainment options for tonight include: A buffet, band and magic show for $50-per-person at Bogart’s in the Goliath Shopping Center; relaxed dining and entertainment by Tim Drehmer at Dockside Murphy’s; party favors and music by “Little By Little” for $20-per-person at the Hebron Volunteer Fire Department; and […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Sunday, Dec. 24, 1950

Sunday, Dec. 24, 1950 — Downtown Salisbury retailers said holiday sales this season have broken all previous records. While last year’s sales were reported as astronomical, merchants said this year is even better — by a wide margin. Reports are that more shoppers than ever are coming from residents from outside the city, which suggests […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, Dec. 17, 2010

Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 — Rick Pollitt was sworn into his second term as Wicomico County Executive. A Democrat, Pollitt said the biggest problem facing the county is the fiscal crisis triggered by the Great Recession. Pollitt has been called upon to shepherd the county through tough budget times during his first term. In his […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1974

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1974 — For the first time in eight years, Democrats have regained control of the Wicomico County Council. Victor H. Laws, Frank P. Coulbourne and Albert J. Bailey were each sworn into office on Monday. Bailey was immediately elected Council President, ending the reign of Parsonsburg Republican Lewis R. Riley. The council […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, Nov. 26, 1999

Friday, Nov. 26, 1999 — Former Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Joe Ferguson, 53, was named the new manager of the Delmarva Shorebirds. Ferguson has managed the Bowie Baysox, another Baltimore Orioles affiliate for the last three years. Ferguson has been a part of two milestones in Major League Baseball history — he was the catcher […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Monday, Nov. 19, 1979

Monday, Nov. 19, 1979 — Salisbury-area gas station operators said they are mostly ignoring Maryland Gov. Harry R. Hughes’ “tank topping” restrictions. To prevent motorists from repeatedly visiting gas stations to keep their tanks full in the event another gas shortage hits, the state has set minimum purchase requirements based on a vehicle’s tank size. […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1969

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1969 — Dr. Rufus C. Johnson, a new member of the Wicomico Board of Education, insisted Tuesday that he is not on a witch hunt and isn’t trying to badger school administrators. “I feel it is my duty to ask questions,” said the Salisbury veterinarian. We’re spending other people’s money — taxpayers’ […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1986

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1986 — In Tuesday’s elections, the local Democratic Party swept the ticket, creating an all-Democrat Wicomico County Council. Newcomers Julia Foxwell and Philip Tilghman will join incumbents Henry S. Parker, Betty K. Gardner and John M. Morris on the five-member at-large council. The nearest Republican contender was W. Blan Harcum, who finished […]