Today In Salisbury’s History: Wednesday, March 21, 1962

Wednesday, March 21, 1962 — The ponies “Misty” and “Stormy” will appear in Salisbury next week when the Boulevard Theater holds a return engagement of “Misty of Chincoteague.” Also making the trip to Salisbury from her home in Illinois will be author Marguerite Henry. The film is being loaned to East Coast theaters to raise […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Saturday, March 14, 1998

Saturday, March 14, 1998 — •Activists seeking to have the newly rebuilt Salisbury Middle School renamed in honor of Charles H. Chipman may have to take their case to state officials after receiving a stone-face response from Wicomico Board of Education members. Despite pleas from the likes of Jean Morris, Marion “Bud” Barkley, Dick Hazel […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Sunday, March 7, 2019

Sunday, March 7, 1993 — Four people were declared heroes after they helped rescue a Brittingham Square Apartments resident who drove his car into a nearby pond. Kathy Moratin, Jack Campbell, Chris Wilgus and Maurice Fields Jr. all jumped into the freezing water to free Russell L. Howard, who suffered a seizure and drove off […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, Feb. 28, 1974

Thursday, Feb. 28, 1974 — Mayor Dallas Truitt has alleged the city Police Department’s efforts to conserve gasoline during the current fuel shortage has triggered an uptick in the crime rate. Police have reduced patrols to conserve gasoline, which is under a city ration. The city is also considering reductions to garbage collection and street […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999

Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999 — The Tri-County District of the Boy Scouts has honored Gordon D. Gladden of Salisbury as its Distinguished Citizen of 1999. Raised in Chance in Somerset County, Gladden is president of Avery W. Hall Insurance in Salisbury. His participation in community activities is legendary — among many other groups, he has either […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Tuesday, Feb. 14, 1989

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 1989 — The Salisbury City Council granted final approval Monday night for the rezoning of a 27-acre parcel that would allow expansion of the Salisbury Mall. The mall’s owners, the Equitable Life Assurance Society, through their attorney, K. King Burnett, say the mall must be expanded so it can compete with the new […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, Feb. 7, 1969

Friday, Feb. 7, 1969 — Salisbury’s economy is off to a strong start in 1969. Two significant business barometers registered close to the $100 million mark in January: Check clearances for January totaled $96.9 million and bank deposits were reported at $94.6 million. Both barometers were in the vicinity of $84 million in January 1968. […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Tuesday, Jan. 31, 1978

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 1978 —  A Baltimore County developer who wants to build a housing complex just outside the city limits and a Salisbury City Council determined that annexation is the only solution to extending water services to new addresses are on a collision course. Clayton Emory said the county’s Urban Services Commission has a […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, Jan. 24, 1975

Friday, Jan. 24, 1975 — Congressman Paul Sarbanes, who recently gained national stature for his work on the House Judiciary Committee concerning the Watergate affair, was in Salisbury this week to address the Salisbury Jaycees and present local businessman W. Thomas Hershey with the Jaycees’ highest honor. In a dinner held at the Elks Club, […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, Jan. 17, 1980

Thursday, Jan. 17, 1980 — A minor blaze at the W.T. Grant store on Cypress Street has turned into a major issue in Salisbury. Fire Chief Frederick A. Williams said Conrail maintenance employees working on the railroad tracks that cross Route 50 at Cypress Street prevented him and a responding fire engine from reaching the […]