Maryland Senior Trooper suspended without pay after grand jury indictment

SALISBURY — A Maryland State Trooper has been suspended without pay after a recent indictment by a grand jury in Wicomico County. Senior Trooper Jordan Monk is facing charges of …

SALISBURY — A community center in Salisbury has expanded its programming with a grant from the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation. A May 29 ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the Newton Street …
FRUITLAND — Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Michael T. Scuse touted the importance of agriculture to the Delmarva peninsula during a recent chamber luncheon at Adams Taphouse in Fruitland. …
ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Wes Moore has vetoed a bill that could have impacted Maryland’s local journalism industry in the future. House Bill 1258, if signed, would have ended a requirement …
News
DELAWARE STATE FAIR
Toward the rear of the Delaware State Fair, at the corner of Holloway Avenue and East Rider Road, lies a building with a rustic wooden entrance. For 10 days each July, it houses exhibits from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.
Arsht-Cannon Fund
WILMINGTON — The Arsht-Cannon Fund at the Delaware Community Foundation announces over $619,000 in program grants to 24 Latino-serving nonprofit organizations in Delaware. The mission of …
Delaware State Fair
Delaware 4-H is staying on the move at the Delaware State Fair, hosting its third annual Get Walking challenge.
COMMUNITY
DOVER—Thursday marked the fifth annual “Day in Their Boots” event at the Delaware State Fire School, giving local children the opportunity to learn what it is like to be a first …
SCHOOLS
The Cape Henlopen School District board of education will address an update to a certificate of necessity regarding Cape Henlopen High School on Thursday.
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Humane Society of Wicomico County wants larger facility to care for animals

SALISBURY — The Humane Society of Wicomico County is looking to move away from its current facility on county-owned property to a site less than a mile away off Goldman Lane. The proposed …

Salisbury University celebrates 2024 graduates during ceremonies

SALISBURY — Some 1,274 graduates received their degrees during Salisbury University’s annual Spring Commencement, Wednesday-Thursday, May 22-23, at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. …

Wicomico County voters could decide form of county government for second time

SALISBURY — Wicomico County voters could be tasked this November with deciding what form of county government will exist in the future, nearly 20 years after a similar vote created the current …
Neighbors

Memory of patriot who served Somerset Militia to be honored during ceremonies June 8

SALISBURY — On April 19, 1775, British soldiers marched into the Massachusetts townships of Lexington and Concord, planning to disarm colonial farmers and tradespeople. Instead, the …

Diocese of Wilmington announces Eucharistic Congress: 'The Eucharist: Source and Summit' this fall

The Diocese of Wilmington has announced an upcoming major spiritual event — the Eucharistic Congress — scheduled for October 5, 2024, at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean …

Community Players announce auditions for last show of season

Community Players of Salisbury’s last show of the 2023-2024 season will be the classic Cole Porter Musical “Kiss Me Kate” from June 21 to 23 at Wicomico High School Auditorium. …
Business

Telewire, Inc. launches program to backup Microsoft 365 for local businesses

Telewire, Inc., a leading managed technology services provider, has announced the launch of...

Salisbury officials open Unity Square to the public with ribbon-cutting ceremony

SALISBURY — Downtown Salisbury’s new community gathering spot recently held its first official event. City of Salisbury officials and other dignitaries marked the opening of Unity …

Salisbury leaders discuss proposed land annexation for apartment building

SALISBURY — A proposed apartment building in Salisbury is drawing concerns from some city council members about whether it will be considered for affordable housing. Three properties …

Salisbury University could expand further downtown with proposed $100 million performing arts center

SALISBURY — Salisbury University officials have announced plans to further expand downtown, with a $100 million performing arts center that could open within five years. If approved by …

National retail chain holding final closing sale at mall in Salisbury

SALISBURY — A national retail chain with a location at The Centre At Salisbury is holding a going-out-of-business sale. Express Inc. is closing its Express Factory store at the mall …
Things to do

TidalHealth to host National Cancer Survivors Day celebrations

Cancer survivors across Delmarva are invited to attend one of TidalHealth’s many National Cancer Survivors Day...

Tickets on sale for all-you-can-eat crab feast July 27

Nothing says summer on the Lower Shore like feasting on steamed crabs!

Memorial Day ceremony at Wicomico Civic Center coming up Monday

Wicomico County’s Memorial Day Ceremony will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in Salisbury.
Sports
DOVER — Dover Motor Speedway’s latest Laps For Charity event is set for Saturday. Fans can drive multiple circuits around the high-banked, one-mile oval known as the Monster Mile. …
MIDDLETOWN — MOT blanked Camden-Wyoming, 4-0, in seven innings on Thursday night to capture the District I title in Major League baseball The Middletown-area all-stars finished 3-0 in the …
MIDDLETOWN — MOT blanked Camden-Wyoming, 4-0, on Thursday night to capture the District I title in Major League baseball The Middletown-area all-stars finished 3-0 in the tourney in Little …
Opinion
OPINION
Access to credit is a cornerstone for economic empowerment and community growth. As the executive director of the Delaware Charter Schools Network, I understand the impact financial stability has on our families’ success and, by extension, our students’.
As the presidential election campaign heats up, media coverage suggests that Americans are hopelessly divided and headed for a difficult fall — perhaps also a tense January 2025. But that …
OPINION
In our current society, there are a multitude of pressures, from academic performance to social dynamics to personal growth, that have created an unprecedented mental health crisis that demands our attention. Mental health diagnoses, such as anxiety, depression and stress, have been increasing among school-age children. These directly affect students’ academic performance and well-being.
OPINION
During the televised debate, President Joe Biden made a reference to the legal problems that Donald Trump has. Then, Trump made a remark referring to problems that President Biden will have if he wins the election.
OPINION
In June, the resolution to call for a convention of states was voted on in the Delaware Senate. Through conversations with many opponents of the resolution, it is clear that many Delawareans are confused about what the convention of states movement is looking for.
OPINION
It’s not just presidential candidates who are old. Based on my own data, nearly 20% of House of Representatives and Senate members are 70 or older, compared with about 6% who are under 40. …
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