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 2024
DOVER — Everyone who goes to the Delaware State Fair has a reason, whether it be for recreation, to compete in the contests or to sample the singular foods offered there, but according to the …
DOVER – Tonight’s Arts in the Park concert featuring the Reunion has been moved from Brecknock County Park to the Kent County Public Library at 497 S. Red Haven Lane in Dover due to …
GOVERNMENT
DOVER—Earlier this month, Dover Mayor Robin R. Christiansen was given a $5,000 raise in a last-minute decision before passing the yearly budget. On Tuesday, however, he requested that that …
DOVER — Nursing and helping bring comfort to others is seemingly in Tina Randolph’s bloodline. All she needs to do is to look back to her great-grandmother, the Rev. Dr. Margaret L. …
NOTE: This story will be updated HARRINGTON - Horsepower and tractor power took center stage Wednesday in the Quillen Arena Wednesday at the Delaware State Fair. FFA and 4-H Horse …
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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
HARRINGTON – Harrington Raceway’s richest racing program of the season is set for Thursday during the Delaware State Fair. More than $650,000 in total purses will be on the line in …
DOVER — Hawaii isn’t so far away any more. What was once a far-off trip for the Delaware State football team is now just a month away. As he and his teammates reported for the start of …
WORCESTER, Mass. — One way or another, MOT was coming home after today’s game. But, after beating Worcester, Mass,., 11-7. the Middletown-area Senior all-stars are coming home to …
Opinion
OPINION
After reading through all the material about Policy 6103, I find it hard to believe that the Milford school board would even consider this. Do we really need to revert back to the times of censorship, when books were being burned, and we were restricted to what we could say, write or read?
OPINION
With oppressive, potentially dangerous heat and humidity in mid-July, Sussex County offered its facilities to help the public cool off. County officials announced that several cooling stations were designated July 15-17, as National Weather Service forecasters predicted temperatures into the mid- and upper 90s. Heat indexes were expected to hit well over 100 degrees.
OPINION
The President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities simply wants to say thank you. While many have suggested that they comprehend the importance of America’s HBCUs, no administration — and we do mean no administration, in the history of our republic — has done more for these schools than the Biden-Harris administration.
OPINION
It was with great relief that, though after 10 p.m. July 15, we learned that the Milford school board would not be voting on the Board Policy 6103 revision as presented. Previously speaking against this revision, the Youth & School Officials Action Group of Speak Out Against Hate applauds the decision to table it and create a committee composed of teachers, staff, students, administrators and community members.
OPINION
Matt Meyer has a clear vision for Delaware (mattmeyer.org/vision-of-delaware) Throughout his career, he has shown that he can implement his ideas.
OPINION
Elisa Diller, Mary Graham, Karen Peterson and Robert Hall of Retirees Investing in Social Equity Delaware wrote an Opinion on July 17 to share the group’s thanks after its extensive battle with the state regarding retiree health care benefits.
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