Several hundred people were on hand Saturday for the official dedication of the new Wicomico County Health Department building in honor of Dr. William C. Fritz. The building at 300 West Carroll Street has been open since 1971, but officials only recently agreed to name it after Fritz, who served as Somerset County Health Officer for six year and the Acting Director in Wicomico for one year.
Delaware U.S. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. was in Delmar on Saturday for the official opening of the new $425,000 fire house on Bi-State Boulevard and Grove Street. Biden was the main speaker at the event that drew about 500 people. Biden stressed the importance of community involvement in his address. Attending the event with the senator was his 3-year-old son, Beau Biden.
Tickets went on sale for Nov. 11’s Country Music Spectacular at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. The two-shows concert event features Sonny James and The Southern Gentlemen, Barbara Mandrell and The Do-Rites, and The New Creations. Seated admission is $4.50; general admission is $3.50.
The Eddie Leonard Sporting Goods store on East College Avenue is offering nylon-polyurethane outer jackets for $13.50. The warm and light-weight jackets feature the logos of either Wicomico High School, Bennett High School or Salisbury State College and come in maroon, kelly, red, navy or royal blue.
Popular, longtime Salisbury clergyman Msgr. Eugene Travers Stout is returning to live in Salisbury after serving as pastor of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea in Ocean City for the past five years. Stout, 78, was previously pastor at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church for 29 years and said he was looking forward to once again being a Salisbury resident. Stout maintains a small home on Brittingham Street.
Hanna Real Estate in Salisbury announced that Henry H. Hanna III has passed the Maryland Real Estate Commission’s broker examination and completed the required educational training. Hanna will be an associate broker in the family firm, where he has been a sales associate for the past three years.
Salisbury-Wicomico Economic Development celebrated its fifth anniversary with glowing reports about its achievements. SWED President Dr. H. Gray Reeves said that nearly $10 million in new industrial construction is under way in the Northwood Industrial Park and several hundred well-paying jobs have been added to the Wicomico economy in just the last year alone. Reeves credited SWED Executive Director Robert L. Kiley with helping attract new businesses to the city and county.