Once powerful Ian loses punch as it makes Delaware arrival

DOVER — Hurricane Ian, which delivered absolute devastation to Florida before hitting the Carolina’s with heavy blows on Friday, received a new name as it churned up the Mid-Atlantic …

CRISFIELD — The first annual Paddlefest at Janes Island State Park that was scheduled for Oct. 1-2 has been cancelled due to the weather forecast. Registrants were advised that “Due to …
A plan that will guide how and where Salisbury places public art, as well as the type of artwork that should be prioritized, is starting to take shape after months of input gathered at community …
Wicomico County will benefit from several roads and infrastructure improvements as part of the state’s Draft FY 2023-2028 Consolidated Transportation Program, Maryland Transportation Secretary …
News
ANNAPOLIS — Governor Larry Hogan on Friday morning announced statewide preparedness efforts as the remnants of Hurricane Ian move up the mid-Atlantic, leading to coastal flood and gale warnings …
Salisbury city employees are now able to organize and engage in collective bargaining after City Council members gave their approval to a charter amendment that establishes the practice for current …
Salisbury is set to launch a recently developed predictive policing project in which artificial-intelligence software can forecast when and where crimes might occur. The city’s Information …
The city of Salisbury and the National Council for the Traditional Arts have announced the final attendance estimates for the multi-year residency of the National Folk Festival. Through five years …
PRINCESS ANNE — Plans are being finalized and registration is now open for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Extension Small Farm Conference slated for November 4-5. The annual event …
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Salisbury puts out National Folk Festival welcome sign

 Salisbury is ready once again to host 100,000 people or more this weekend as the 81st National Folk Festival begins Friday.

Salisbury advocates collective bargaining for city employees

Salisbury officials are moving forward with a plan that would allow city employees to engage in collective bargaining as a way to attract and retain employees and to safeguard their futures. For …

EVO Public House undergoing transformation with new mural

A large drab exterior wall of Evolution Craft Brewing Co. that was exposed when a row of loblolly pine trees was removed along South Salisbury Boulevard is being transformed by mural artists Brandon …
Neighbors

United Way to host Power of the Purse event Oct. 6

The “power of the purse” is a phrase that typically has nothing to do with actual purses, but more as a reference to a means by which one group might exert power over others or reward …

Today In Salisbury's History: Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998 -- Delmarva Power has officially changed its name to Conectiv Power Delivery. Utility spokesman Matt Likovich said the name change was the final stage in the March merger …

Get a status update on The United Methodist Church during online town hall Sept. 28

DOVER — What do you know about the current state and future of The United Methodist Church? Are you part of a congregation that is looking into disaffiliation and separating from the …
Business

Stars of Salisbury highlights the best of the region

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New owners breathe new life into Crown Sports Center

The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Crown Sports Center and its new management to our membership with an official ribbon-cutting event. Owners and business partners Brad Gills …

Professional Achievers: Herb Geary named chair of Maryland CPA board

UHY's Herbert J. Geary III named Chair of state CPA board  Herbert J. Geary III, a partner with UHY LLP in Salisbury and a managing director of UHY Advisors, has been named chair of the …

Junior Achievement receives $500,000 gift from philanthropist Mackenzie Scott

Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore (JAES) is the proud recipient of $500,000 of the $38.8 million gift from philanthropist Mackenzie Scott, who donated to 26 JA operations throughout the …

Maryland seeks to change for-hire vessel reporting requirements

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is considering changes to the reporting requirements for commercial licensees who guide fishing parties. Currently, a Commercial …
Things to do
Wicomico's candidates for County Executive will face each other in a forum on Tuesday.

Wicomico Executive election forum set for Tuesday

The public will be able to hear from three candidates running for Wicomico County Executive during a forum next Tuesday, Sept. 27, at …

‘Weird Science’ is theme of this 3rd Friday

 This week’s 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury with artists and crafters lining the streets, live music outside and loads of special …
Tranzfusion.

Tranzfusion to star at Friday Night Live Concert Series in Downtown Salisbury

Friday Night Live Concert Series at Downtown Salisbury’s Riverwalk Amphitheater continues this Friday with …
Sports
The Delmar Little League girls team received a heroes’ welcome on Tuesday when they received a police escort into town. The team came up one run short in losing to Texas, 5-4 in extra innings, …
GREENVILLE, N.C. — Delmar likes to think of itself as “the little town too big for one state.” So Little League fans in both Maryland and Delaware were rooting for Delmar in the …
GREENVILLE, N.C. — Delmar, Md. is one win away from being the best Little League softball team in the world. The Mid-Atlantic champions scored their 11 runs in the first three innings before …
Opinion
Buying drugs on the street is a game of Russian roulette. From Xanax to cocaine, drugs or counterfeit pills purchased in nonmedical settings may contain life-threatening amounts of fentanyl. ...
Tom Horton has written about the Chesapeake Bay for more than 40 years, including eight books. He lives in Salisbury, Maryland, where he is also a professor of environmental studies at Salisbury …
Kathleen Gaskell is a copy editor at the Bay Journal, where this was first published as the Chesapeake Challenge. At least 12 shark species have been observed in the Chesapeake Bay. Can you match …
I want to commend the governors of Maryland and Delaware for their leadership in joining the new Federal-State Offshore Wind Implementation Partnership, announced in June at the White House.
Winslow Myers, syndicated by PeaceVoice, is author of “Living Beyond War: A Citizen’s Guide” and serves on the Advisory Board of the War Prevention Initiative. Eight days of …
If you grew up rooting for the 1964 Philadelphia Phillies — and even if you didn’t, you’ve probably heard or read about the team because, by now, the story of that squad’s …