Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, Dec. 13, 1990

Thursday, Dec. 13, 1990 — The Wicomico County Board of Education announced that vocational classes now held at the Applied Technology Center on Morris Street will move to Parkside High School. The vo-tech center will close within three years and move into an addition that will be built at Parkside. The center will be converted […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Sunday, Dec. 6, 1970

Sunday, Dec. 6, 1970 — An estimated 20,000 spectators attended Saturday’s Jaycees Christmas Parade, making it the largest such event in the city’s history. Crowds lined the streets from Riverside Drive and through town, all the way to Poplar Hill Avenue, where the parade disbanded. The large crowds were attributed to ideal weather — sunny […]

Today In Salisbury’s History — Monday, Nov. 29, 1965

Monday, Nov. 29, 1965 — William Brittingham, 37, owner of Brittingham Construction Co. in Salisbury, was killed in a car crash on a portion of new Route 50 that had just been completed. Gov. Millard Tawes is due in Salisbury on Friday to formally open the new road. Brittingham was in a car that was […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Saturday, Nov. 15, 1986

Saturday, Nov. 15, 1986 — The Salisbury City Council is looking for someone to replace one of the board’s longest serving and most important members. Norm Conway won election this week to the Maryland House of Delegates and will give up his 13-year perch on the council. The council will make the appointment. Those under […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, Nov. 8, 2002

Friday, Nov. 8, 2002 — The results of Tuesday’s elections have been confirmed. Charles “Chip” Dashiell and Anthony Sarbanes were elected at-large members of the Wicomico County Council. Gail Bartkovich beat Don Ewalt in District 3 and Marvin Long topped Ann Suthowski in District 4. Norm Conway and Bennett Bozman were the winners in District […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Wednesday, Nov. 1, 1967

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 1967 — Thomas S. George Jr. of the architectural firm George, Miles & Buhr unveiled plans for a $500,000, 25,000-square-foot addition to the already overburdened Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. The sprawling 37,000-square-foot arena on Clen Avenue is under constant demand and has been in need of even more space almost since […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, July 13, 1980

Thursday, July 13, 1980 — More indictments were handed down in what the U.S. Secret Service has called the largest counterfeiting scheme ever cracked on the Eastern Shore. Robert C. Twilley of Salisbury, president of the Salisbury Advertiser Commercial Printers on Snow Hill Road; Joann Finnin of Eden; and Phillip G. Hotton of Salisbury, an […]