Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, May 23, 1996

Thursday, May 23, 1996 — Wicomico Sheriff’s deputies were seeking clues in the theft of a 200-pound lead chicken they believe to have fallen victim to “fowl play.” The bird, a yard decoration, was stolen last weekend. Officials were not releasing the owner’s name, to protect the individual from harassing calls and possible ransom demands. […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Tuesday, May 16, 1978

Tuesday, May 16, 1978 — • Choptank Hall on the Salisbury State College campus was heavily damaged by a blaze that took 60 firefighters several hours to extinguish. About 20 student occupants of the dormitory escaped without injury in the blaze, which was reported at 12:30 a.m. Firefighters said dense, gray smoke was pouring from […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, May 9, 1986

Friday, May 9, 1986 — Edythe Mehlman, owner of Edythe’s on the Downtown Plaza, was the first-place winner of the Salisbury Festival Window Contest held this week. The window of the upscale clothing store was officially decorated by Jim Gray of City Florists. Second-place was awarded to Maude’s Hallmark & Gourmet Center; third-pace went to […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Sunday, May 2, 1993

Sunday, May 2, 1993 — Huge crowds gathered for the opening of the first Wal-Mart store on the Lower Shore, the new 117,000-square-foot center in north Salisbury. Store Manager Mike Zani said opening day was an extra special experience, as he was joined by Salisbury Mayor W. Paul Martin Jr. and several city and county […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Saturday, April 25, 1970

Saturday, April 25, 1970 — In a visit to Salisbury this week, R. Sargent Shriver, the former Ambassador to France and Kennedy Family member, said he is still undecided on whether he will run for governor. Shriver had breakfast at Johnny’s & Sammy’s and then engaged in a news conference held in the cafeteria at […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Wednesday, April 18, 1979

Wednesday, April 18, 1979 — Anita Gale Taylor of Salisbury was the first runner-up in the state Veterans Of Foreign Wars Loyalty Day Queen Contest held in Parkville, Md. Miss Taylor represented Salisbury VFW Post No. 194 and was the winner of the District Title. The 15-year-old James M. Bennett Senior High School sophomore is […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Tuesday, April 11, 1961

Tuesday, April 11, 1961 — Operators of Salisbury’s 10 leading restaurants revealed today that they have quietly abandoned all segregation. The policy went into effect several weeks ago. Two restaurants, Reads and Woolworth, had taken similar action earlier, at the urging of the Mayor’s Bi-Racial Commission.Commission Chairman John T. Webb said it was part of […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: April 4, 1969

Friday, April 4, 1969 — In a shocking turn of events influenced by a local taxpayers group, the Wicomico County Council has unanimously vetoed its own $3.4 million capital improvements spending plan. On Monday, the National Taxpayers Coordinating Commission filed a petition containing 3,346 signatures that would essentially block the capital bond purchase by forcing […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Monday, March 28, 1983

Monday, March 28, 1983 — A Wicomico County jury reversed a decision by the state’s Compensation Commission and ruled the city of Salisbury must pay benefits to an ambulance driver who was injured in a 1981 training accident. The driver was not technically at work but was taking a voluntary unpaid training course when he […]

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 […]