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
GOVERNMENT
DOVER— Lawmakers in the House of Representatives debated a proposal to gradually move the state’s vehicle fleet to zero-emission standards on Tuesday, which ultimately passed in a …
GOVERNMENT
A civil engineering and planning consultant outlined a proposal regarding rules for marijuana retail in Dover city limits Tuesday, but officials decided to defer the discussion after some debate.
Nanticoke indian, development
MILLSBORO — After about 75 years making a former one-room schoolhouse work as a cultural and community center, Chief Avery Leaving Tracks Johnson is eager for the improvements to the facility …
Community
GEORGETOWN -  Traffic comes to a standstill as a gaggle of geese crosses SR 404 on Georgetown's western edge. The geese took their leisurly time in crossing the roadway after visiting the …
Government
As she prepared to complete her second tenure on Georgetown Town Council on Monday, Angela Townsend shared her take on last month’s municipal election. On May 11, she lost a bid for the mayor’s seat to the five-term incumbent, Bill West, 380-345. But Ms. Townsend said there are “a lot of discrepancies” regarding the vote.
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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
MILFORD — It was something about what this dad said that kind of stuck with Lauren Dickerson. He was the father of a player she had taken a photo of at a softball tournament. …
Horse Racing
HARRINGTON — Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund action for 3-year-olds will headline Harrington Raceway racing Monday through Wednesday The first leg will be completed with 12 $20,000 …
GEORGETOWN — Sussex Central High softball player Madge Layfield was voted this week’s State News Athlete of the Week. The senior pitcher helped the Golden Knights reach the DIAA …
Opinion
OPINION
I learned in the recent coverage of the 80th anniversary of D-Day that Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, who became our 34th president, had drafted a message to the nation to explain the failure of the invasion, in case the landing of American and Allied troops June 6, 1944, did not succeed in their mission to establish a military stronghold on the beaches of northern France.
OPINION
As a proud Middletown resident, my experiences as a retired U.S. Army colonel and my educational achievements fortify my perspective on food security in our beloved state. I have participated in quite a few food drives and learned a lot about the needs of our community.
OPINION
City Council convened the week of May 27 to discuss the forthcoming budget, which passed 6-3 after three days of debate and resulted in an increase in property taxes.
OPINION
It’s sad to read that our senior citizens have to worry about where their next meal will come from and that they have to resort to eating one meal a day.
OPINION
Some Americans are questioning whether elderly people like Joe Biden and Donald Trump are cognitively competent to be president amid reports of the candidates mixing up names while speaking and having trouble recalling details of past personal events.
OPINION
Ensuring that those who have served our country in the military receive the care and opportunities they have earned should be a top priority at every level of government. Unfortunately, the current systems employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs for providing health care and benefits currently face a number of issues.
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