Economy is good now, next year not as certain

Business conditions on southern Delmarva are strong, but there’s real concern the fun could begin to end over the next year. “There’s a divergence of opinion on how we’re doing and where we’re going, collectively as a country, state and region in an economic sense,” Dave Ryan, Executive Director of Salisbury-Wicomico Economic Development, told a […]

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 […]

Greg Bassett: Celebrate like a Pilgrim this year

We like to call it the all-American holiday, a time of great gratitude for the good things in life, a family reunion, a salute to hot cider, roast turkey and pumpkin pie. The it slips out the back door, hardly noticed, and we say: “Where did Thanksgiving go?” For all of its good intentions, Thanksgiving […]

Downtown vigil honors Officer Aaron ‘Bull’ Hudson

Several hundred people gathered in Downtown Salisbury on Tuesday night for a vigil to honor city Police Officer Aaron “Bull” Hudson, 46, who died at his home Monday. The candlelight event was held at the corner of North Division and West Main streets, the very location where Hudson, standing with his police-equipped bicycle much of […]

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 […]

Election Analysis: Party brands still matter

The so-called conventional wisdom weaving its way around Salisbury on Election Day morning was that Bob Culver would be re-elected County Executive, topping Jack Heath, with John Hamilton trailing far behind. Speculation had the percentages at 45 percent Culver, 40 percent Heath and 15 percent Hamilton. The results, as everyone knows by now, were far […]

Heath-Culver essentially tied in election fund-raising

While the election results were lopsided, County Executive candidates Bob Culver and Jack Heath were virtually tied when it came to raising campaign donations for their 2018 efforts. For the election cycle, Culver raised $20,265 to Heath’s $20,060. The figures do not include dollars raised in the final two weeks. Heath’s fund-raising surges came right […]

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 […]