Wicomico school leaders prepare for school year

Leadership teams are in place in all Wicomico County Public Schools, which will open for most students on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Administrative teams for each school and program in Wicomico County Public Schools are listed below, with changes underlined. Students in grades 1-6 and grade 9 will attend school on Sept. 4. (Exceptions: All grades […]

Must-see Wicomico County Fair just a week away

The Wicomico Farm & Home Show and Wicomico County are proud to announce the return of the Wicomico County Fair, Aug. 17-19 at WinterPlace Park. This year’s event will celebrate 82 years of fair traditions, and is presented by Perdue Farms and the Pohanka Automotive Group. The Wicomico County Fair serves to showcase the importance […]

‘American Song’ readies for Mississippi assignment

American Cruise Lines is pleased to announce that the first modern riverboat in U.S. history is nearly complete. Last week, American Song, under its own power, moved from the East Outfitting Basin at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury to the yard’s outfitting bulkhead for the final outfitting touches. Anticipation is growing as American Song is set […]

Baby sloth born joins family at Salisbury Zoo

For the Salisbury Zoo, “Friday the 13th last month was anything but unlucky,” said Ian Shelley, Collection Manager on finding a newborn sloth. Zoo keepers had suspected that the mother was pregnant but were unsure of exactly when to expect the infant.  Staff have been monitoring mom and baby in their inside home to be […]

Building contractor Gillis Gilkerson marks 35 years

Thirty-five years ago on the Salisbury building and development landscape, developers Oscar Carey and Milford Twilley and builders J. Roland Dashiell, W.B. Venables, Charles Brohawn and M.L. Blades pretty much developed and built everything. Then in 1983, an architectural draftsman who had cut his teeth working for M.L. Blades entered the Salisbury scene. Though he […]

Wicomico Libraries director leaving for Carroll County

Wicomico County Public Libraries Executive Director Andrea Berstler will be leaving her position in October to head the library system in Maryland’s Carroll County. The announcement was made by officials in Carroll County. In an email circulated to community business leaders, Berstler said her final day in Salisbury will be Oct. 13. She will begin […]

Watermelon Festival is Saturday at Wright’s Market

At this year’s 16th annual Watermelon Festival at Wright’s Market on Saturday, donations will be accepted for a home being built for a veteran in need. The annual festival, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., has been designated Home for a Hero Awareness Day. Items such as dishes, linens, lamps and shower curtains for […]

New President named to succeed Bell at UMES

The University System of Maryland has announced the appointment of Dr. Heidi M. Anderson as the next president of University of Maryland Eastern Shore, effective Sept. 1. Anderson replaces Dr. Juliette Bell, who stepped down July 1. Former Bowie State University President Mickey Burnim recently was appointed to lead UMES on an interim basis. Anderson, […]

Amid rising waters Smith Island trusting jetties, God

Only on Smith Island would someone get choked up about a jetty, a constructed wall of stones that functions like a bulwark against waves and water currents. Eddie Somers, a civic activist and native of the island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, delivered remarks at a recent press conference called by the U.S. […]

Delmarva Power’s Allen saluted for volunteer work

Exelon honored Delmarva Power executive John Allen for his community volunteer work at the company’s recent Energy for the Community Volunteer Awards Luncheon in Washington, D.C. During the event, Exelon also announced $10,000 in charitable contributions to each local nonprofit that the award winners support in Delaware and Maryland to amplify their hard work. “Our […]