News
In 1979, a group of western Wicomico County residents organized to oppose construction of a nuclear power plant on Maryland’s lower Eastern Shore. One of those individuals, retired Biology …
Eighteen of TidalHealth’s services have earned 5-star rankings in 2022 from Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. The Healthgrades 5-star …
After a year’s hiatus yielding to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore are bringing back their “Salute to Our …
Vending machines in Maryland can now stock everything from allergy relief to some contraception along with candy or chips under a new state law. Over-the-counter medications, which can be bought off …
The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit arrested a Dorchester County man on Oct. 18 in connection with a shooting in Wicomico County that injured a woman and claimed the life of a 42-year-old …
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Neighbors
TidalHealth recently held its Salisbury Drive-Thru Flu Clinic for a 27th season at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. Free seasonal quadrivalent flu vaccinations were administered to individuals 13 years of …
Terror. Torment. Murder. Madness. Supernatural forces. All these and more come into play in the writings of Edgar Allan Poe, a Boston native who was a Maryland resident at the end of his life. His …
Business
NEW CASTLE — On Oct. 19 the Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) welcomed a new Board member as Commission Vice Chairman Samuel E. Lathem administered the Oath of Office to Theodore W. Becker of Lewes, Delaware, prior to the bi-state agency’s monthly meeting. Commissioner Becker replaces Jim Ford who resigned in late July. On October 13, the Delaware State Senate unanimously confirmed his nomination. His term extends to July 1, 2022.
DOVER – The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Delaware Thunder Professional Hockey Club on Oct. 5 at 4 p.m. The event was held at the Centre Ice Arena on the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. Chamber members and friends joined CEO/President Charles F. Pens, Sr., and his team to celebrate the relaunching of Central Delaware’s number one sports franchise.
O’Hara named to lead Village of Hope Donna Pierce O’Hara has joined the Village of Hope as the new full-time President/CEO. O’Hara will be leading the organization in …
Salisbury
Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999 -- The Salisbury City Council has endorsed the Charter Review Committee’s recommendation of adopting a city-manager form of government. The proposed change will now …
Salisbury Mayor Jake Day unveiled a new initiative aimed at increasing the city’s housing stock and affordability, while also tackling solutions for the homeless population. The city – …
The city of Salisbury’s Director of Human Resources, Jeanne Loyd, has announced her retirement after 11 years of service to the city and its residents. “Jeanne has been instrumental in …
Salisbury’s new pedestrian bridge at Camden Street was set into place last Friday. Dedicated to honor Salisbury’s sister city relationship with Tartu, Estonia, the span will allow …
Sports
The Wor-Wic Community College Foundation recently held its annual 5K Run/Walk for Wor-Wic, along with the 2021 Law Enforcement Team Cup Challenge, at the college campus in Salisbury. The Wicomico …
SALISBURY — The Wicomico High School Indians (2A) beat the Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Vikings (1A) on Friday, 28-7. The win was WiHi’s first over Cambridge in several seasons, …
Things to Do

Allen Lion Club Pit Beef Dinner set for Nov. 14

For more than  60 years, the Allen Lions Club has held an annual Pit Beef Dinner with an extensive menu from time-honored recipes …

Things To Do: Allen Asbury drive-thru bazaar is Saturday

Delicious homemade chicken salad, soups, oyster sandwiches and baked goods are on the menu for the Mostly Drive-Thru Fall Bazaar of …
A Purple Martins' bird house near River Street in Whitehaven.

Wicomico Sunrise Photo Walk set Saturday in Whitehaven

Amateur and professional photographers are invited to join Wicomico County Tourism this month for a Wicomico County Sunrise Photo Walk …
Schools
No one was prepared for the havoc COVID-19 wreaked in the months after public health officials declared a pandemic and civic leaders directed everyday life be brought to a standstill. UMES senior …
MT. VERNON — In 1921, the all wood, two-story Mt. Vernon High School was the largest structure in the community and one of the biggest in Somerset County. It was so imposing in the …
PRINCESS ANNE - NOAA, through its Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions recently renewed an agreement that will provide $30 million in grants over five years to support …
Opinion
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This is when all of us need to step up and do more to reach out to others who need help. We can do more to prevent suicides. The American …
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
When the requisite number of states ratified the Constitution, steps were taken to implement it. However, the combination of missing or vague language and the need for quick action made the first few …
During these past two years our educators have had a lot thrown at them. The constantly changing landscape of what education looks like was drastically altered during the pandemic. The challenge …
For the record, I’m vaccinated and will get the booster. Would I like to see everyone vaccinated? Yes. I, personally, believe it’s the right thing to do for others, let alone …
The beginning of a new term means classes, homework, friends, and parties. With such hectic lives, students often do not pay attention to one thing that could seriously injure or kill them: The …
Let me introduce you to my friend, Angie. I met Angie in 2017, when I first started working with the homeless for the city of Salisbury. She was a spitfire, standing maybe 5 feet 2 inches, but …