Pirate’s Wharf moves forward with $820,000 grant

Once approved by the Wicomico County Council, a $820,000 federal grant will be used to make lovely, lush Pirate’s Wharf – characterized as a jewel in the county — a relaxing and recreational park. “We don’t intend to over-develop this place. It’s a beauty in a natural setting. Our hope would be to keep it […]

Bridge work will force billboards removal

Eight Clear Channel billboards on Route 13 Business will be removed by the end of the year to make room for a bridge the State Highway Administration will build over an offshoot of the Wicomico River — a move that has the billboard company asking for fair compensation, according to the company’s lawyer. The billboards […]

Vendors, advocates ready to host Thrive event

After retirement, it’s time to make plans for enjoyable activities since now, there is time. “Just because you stop working doesn’t mean your life comes to an end,” said Pattie Tingle, executive director of MAC Inc. This is the time to decide how to get involved in and support the community, take a trip, maybe […]

Mayor unveils Rail-Trail plan for central Salisbury

Standing in what he called “a forgotten area of our city,” at Union Station on Railroad Avenue, Salisbury Mayor Jake Day announced a 5-mile Salisbury Rail-Trail, a biking and walking path from Fruitland north to the Maryland border being built in Salisbury. “We have a community that wants this trail. We have a plan for […]

Magi Choral Festival run ending after this year

The popular Magi Choral Festival is ending in this, its 25th year. The final performances, named “Silver Bells” in honor of the silver anniversary, will be Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. in the Wicomico High School Auditorium. Bonnie Luna, chairwoman of the Magi Fund, the nonprofit organization that plans […]

Wicomico will keep Wor-Wic Scholarship Program going

The Wicomico County Council agreed not to discontinue the Wicomico Economic Impact Scholarship program implemented two years ago and allow it to be replaced by a new state program, at least until details of that program are certain. In a meeting last week, Bryan Newton, Wor-Wic’s Vice President of Enrollment, Management and Student Services, urged […]

Delegate, County Executive rescue stranded dog

When Nam J. Park was reunited with her little poodle Rhuree, who had run away during a loud storm Saturday night, she took the dog in her arms and cried. The 12-year-old pet was a gift from her grandchildren, so she wouldn’t be lonely when they left for college. “She has a lot of meaning […]

Services Friday for Richard Duncan, husband of Salisbury Police Chief

The community is expressing compassion and support for Salisbury Police Chief Barbara Duncan, whose husband, Richard, died last weekend. His funeral is planned for 11 a.m. Friday at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Reached briefly late Saturday, Chief Duncan stated she was struggling and by that evening, friends had begun posting messages of sympathy […]

Salisbury Post Office to be named for Wardell Turner

If Wardell Turner knew the Salisbury Post Office was going to be named for him, the city native and high school football star would likely deflect the attention and say, in his modest way, he was just doing his job. “He was very humble,” his widow, Katherine Turner, who now lives in Texas, said during […]

Festival ‘a transformative moment’ for Salisbury

As far as Mayor Jake Day is concerned, the National Folk Festival changed Salisbury forever. “It was, I think, a transformative moment for our city,” he said about the three days of music, arts, entertainment and foods last Friday to Sunday that drew about 60,000 people to the ever-growing and much-improved Downtown. “We have received […]