Walmart pickup grocery service is a big hit

With a preschooler and baby, grocery shopping can be a struggle, especially when a candy bar in a shiny wrapper catches the attention of little ones. That’s why April Tucker was so pleased when Walmart in north Salisbury started offering a grocery pick-up service through “I did my shopping Saturday afternoon from my cell […]

Early voting in Maryland is now under way

Early voting in Maryland begins today, Thursday, as the June 26 primary election nears. The opportunity to cast ballots ahead of time will continue for eight days, until June 21, including the weekend, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Midway Room of the Wicomico Civic Center. Voting may be done in person or […]

Community mourns retired firefighter David Insley

When David Allen Insley Jr. died Sunday, the world lost an admirable man, those who loved him said this week, for his good-heartedness, his commitment and humility. “I always wanted to be just like my father. Even now, I’m still trying. I don’t know if I’ll ever make it, but I try every day of […]

Hogan tours school, Chesapeake Shipbuilding

An upbeat Gov. Larry Hogan was greeted at North Salisbury Elementary School Monday morning by cheering, applauding children arranged in a semi-circle, waving Maryland flags and eager to see him. Casual in khaki pants and a purple plaid shirt, the governor beamed as he walked through the front door and began shaking hands with each […]

Players to present ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’

The comedy “The Drowsy Chaperone” will be presented by Community Players of Salisbury from June 22 to 24. With original music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, the play is a parody of the American musical comedy of the 1920s. Directed by Community Players veteran Dr. Kel Nagel, the play focuses on a […]

Veteran John Tull is named Salisbury Fire Chief

Assistant Salisbury Fire Chief John Tull has been named the new Fire Chief, replacing Rick Hoppes. Tull, who has 26 years of experience with the city department, was chosen from about 40 applicants and confirmed by City Council members during a special session on Monday, said Council President Jack Heath. “I’ve known John for quite […]

Salisbury Festival bringing fun this weekend

The Downtown Salisbury Festival — presented by Pohanka of Salisbury — opens Friday and continues through Sunday. The annual event will again feature carnival rides, great food, arts and entertainment and more. This year the action will take place along East Market Street, with all new carnival rides. From funnel cakes, to oyster fritters — […]

Women’s Fund making a difference for nonprofits

In 2011, Susan Purnell conceived of a philanthropic idea to amplify the lives of local women and girls by starting a fund and asking each member to donate $1,000. Interest in The Women’s Fund grew so quickly that in seven years, $165,000 has been donated. “A lot of women decided, when we put our minds […]

Community engages in conversations about race

Benefits of having discussions about race and related issues were highlighted this week, at the first of three Tri County Mediation’s Community Conversations on Race. Panelists, meeting on Monday at the Greater Salisbury Committee building, represented one of several groups of about 20 people, who began meeting in October 2016 and explained the results. A […]

Salisbury council gives final budget approval

Salisbury’s recently passed $60.9 million FY19 budget is, Mayor Jake Day said,  “one of proudest in our city’s history.” “It continues to invest in our youth and focuses on ending homelessness, reducing crime. It takes our economy seriously and investing in our economy. It’s not just about politics. “I’m as pleased with it now as […]