Women Supporting Women celebrates 25 years

As Cindy Feist points out, 25 years ago people didn’t talk about breast cancer. Now, thanks to an abundance of awareness campaigns, we’re all socially aware and ready to help where we can. In the Salisbury community, those who face a breast cancer diagnosis have a place to turn for support. Women Supporting Women was […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, July 26, 1991

Friday, July 26, 1991 — It took a Wicomico County jury six minutes to convict accused murderer John F. Thanos of kidnapping Salisbury cab driver Milton Marsey. Thanos still faces three first-degree murder charges. Judge Alfred T. Truitt immediately sentenced Thanos to 30 years in prison, to run concurrently with a previous 50-year sentence Thanos […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Wednesday, July 19, 1967

Wednesday, July 19, 1967 — The city has hired a full-time lifeguard to oversee the public beach at Johnson’s Lake, located at the end of Philadelphia Avenue in north Salisbury. Swimming will not be allowed when the guards are not there. The guard will be in his stand from 12:30 to 8:30 p.m. daily; two […]

Greg Bassett: Change is good, but sometimes not

Last week’s story on the Downtown parking garage generated some surprising reaction. In a community that hates change –- but which desperately needs change – people suddenly are feeling sentimental about the four-story concrete and brick parking lot structure in the heart of Salisbury. I received several notes about the crepe myrtle and dogwood trees […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Saturday, July 12, 1980

Saturday, July 12, 1980 — The bands ZZ Top and Humble Pie were in town to play a concert at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. ZZ Top, a Texas rock-boogie trio, is promoting their new album “Deguello.” Humble Pie, of course, is a British rock band famous for being the group with which superstar […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Tuesday, July 5, 1977

Tuesday, July 5, 1977 — The Wicomico County Council toured WinterPlace Farm east of Salisbury and are officially considering it as a possible new location for the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. Owner James B. Caine of Ocean City led the five council members on a tour of his stunning 550-acre facility, which has gained […]

One On One, July 5, 2018: Wicomico County Fair’s Zach Evans

Zach Evans, Wicomico County Fair Chairman for 2018, outlines the many exciting things that will be going on this year. Perdue Farms will bring a fireworks display and its Perdue brand mobile food truck to this year’s Wicomico County Fair through its sponsorship of the Aug. 17-19 event at WinterPlace Park. The fireworks display is scheduled […]

One On One, June 28, 2018: Sylvia Bradley

The Westside Historical Society is one of the region’s largest and most devoted groups when it comes to preserving and remembering history. Organizer Sylvia Bradley talks about all of the unique events the society has planned and discusses the local importance of the Nabb Center at Salisbury University.

Today In Salisbury’s History: Saturday, June 28, 1975

Saturday, June 28, 1975 — Franklin P. Perdue, President of the poultry company started by his father A.W. Perdue in 1920, told a lunch meeting of the Salisbury Chamber of Commerce that the future of the chicken business on Delmarva is bright. Perdue, 54, said his company had sales of $150 million last year and […]

One On One, June 21, 2018: Red White and BOOM organizer Brian Nelson

Co-Organizer Brian Nelson discusses how thousands of people are expected to celebrate the Fourth of July with a $20,000 fireworks display at the annual Red, White and BOOM celebration. The popular event, free to the public, will be at the Wicomico County Stadium beginning that Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. and featuring music, foods, bounce […]