News
OCEAN PINES, Md. — The picturesque Worcester County Veterans Memorial will serve as a host venue in late April for “The Wall That Heals” — a traveling exhibit that honors the more than 3 million Americans who served in the U.S. armed forces during the Vietnam War.
Salisbury City Council members are considering a plan that would cap fees paid to food delivery companies such as UberEats, Door Dash, Grub Hub and Postmates a way to help restaurants struggling …
Seventy, 80 or 90 years ago – before the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, before the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. advocated for peaceful …
There’s a big hole in the heart of Downtown Salisbury. Where an office building once crammed with law offices used to be, the historic facade is held in place by steel beams. In a vacant lot …
With several hours of daylight to spare, Ronnie Robbins and his son, Jason, had already docked their 36-foot deadrise workboat on Hooper’s Island and started unloading their briny …
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Neighbors
Saturday, March 4, 1972 -- Maryland Gov. Marvin Mandel, state Sen. Mary L. Nock, Wicomico County Council President Lewis R. Riley and state Health Secretary Dr. Neil Solomon were among the …
Wicomico Schools Superintendent Dr. Donna Hanlin appears this week to discuss reopening schools in the face of Copvid-19, construction plans for a new school in Mardela Springs and the Board of …
Business
The TGM Group of Certified Public Accountants has admitted Daniel W. Ensor and Audrey V. McKenrick as partners with the Salisbury firm. Ensor has an extensive background in public accounting. His …
Because of concerns related to an uptick in Coronavirus cases, the 33rd annual Southern Delmarva Economic Forecast -- normally held in December --  has been rescheduled to spring. The event …
A new wind training center in Salisbury that supports both the offshore wind and land-based industries is set to open its doors to customers next week after receiving approval from the Global Wind …
Salisbury
Salisbury, in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Trust, has awarded $75,000 in grants for environmental projects within the city. Two local organizations are expected to receive funding for …
One of the primary arteries for commuter traffic on the city’s West Side will soon have a different look and feel. Upgrades to the Fitzwater-Parsons Corridor began in late 2019, with the …
Jana Potvin has returned to lead Salisbury’s Department of Field Operations, following a national search. Potvin, a civil engineer, is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and …
Sports
College athletes could be allowed to profit off of their name, image and likeness, and would be better protected under a bill that passed the Maryland House of Delegates this week. HB0125 and its …
Maryland legislators have begun to discuss regulation of the state’s newly approved legalized sports betting market, which includes mobile wagering. Early debates in both chambers have …
Things to Do

Wor-Wic to host poet Meg Eden on March 4

In honor of Women’s History Month, Wor-Wic Community College is hosting a poetry reading with Meg Eden on Thursday, March 4, at …

Delmar VFW Auxiliary hosting March 6 drive-thru

The Delmar VFW Auxiliary invites the public to pre-order homemade chicken salad and soups before Saturday for pick up on Saturday, …

Mardela Springs Auxiliary fundraiser is Saturday

The Mardela Springs Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will hold a fundraiser carryout only soup and sandwich luncheon on …
Schools
WASHINGTON (CNS) — President Joe Biden’s $130 billion school reopening plan focuses on making schools safer for teachers and students, although returning to school remains a contentious and difficult issue.
The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation is providing Wicomico County Public Schools with fun and fitness bags for every elementary student in the coming weeks. The Perdue Foundation provided …
Many of Maryland’s most populous districts are set to welcome some students back for in-person instruction Monday, marking the start of varying local plans in response to Gov. Larry …
Opinion
In response to the article in this publication on Feb. 25, I feel I must clarify some things and state my …
America's memory of the 1991 Gulf War has faded, but we must remember the 697,000 U.S. veterans who drove the Iraqi army from Kuwait 30 years ago this month -- especially the one in four who lost their health to toxic exposures ...
Reflecting on 2020, I would like to share some of the Office of the State’s Attorney for Wicomico County’s accomplishments and publicly renew our commitment to the core values of …
Molly Hilligoss. Covid-19 changed nothing for people with criminal backgrounds searching for affordable housing in Wicomico County. They were already facing barriers. Until I began working with …
Like many of you, I watched in horror as the U.S. Capitol was temporarily overrun by un-American men and women who committed nothing less than domestic terrorism. Dr. Charles Wight. Violent rioters …
Bob Fitzgerald stands next to what’s left of The City of Crisfield in a boatyard on Deal Island. Once captained by the late Art Daniels Jr., efforts are under way to restore the skipjack. This is …