The “power of the purse” is a phrase that typically has nothing to do with actual purses, but more as a reference to a means by which one group might exert power over others or reward …
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998 -- Delmarva Power has officially changed its name to Conectiv Power Delivery. Utility spokesman Matt Likovich said the name change was the final stage in the March merger …
DOVER — What do you know about the current state and future of The United Methodist Church? Are you part of a congregation that is looking into disaffiliation and separating from the …
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1953 -- Just in time for the upcoming baseball World Series, Abbott Bros. Quality Furniture and Appliances on the corner of Camden and South Division streets is holding a sale …
Saving a major Wicomico County historical landmark just got easier for a committee that’s just finished developing a comprehensive plan to continue restoring Old Green Hill Church. Located …
CRISFIELD — The Asbury United Methodist Women will be holding the annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. As in years past, organizers will have everyone's …
Monday, Sept. 15, 1975 -- Peninsula General Hospital has announced that expectant fathers will now be permitted in the delivery room while mothers are giving birth.
Oak Ridge Church will hold a grand opening celebration of its new worship auditorium on Sunday, Sept. 25, at its east Salisbury campus on Route …
BALTIMORE — Maryland Humanities will hold its Lower Eastern Shore Humanities Network meeting 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at Salisbury University. This is an opportunity for humanities partners …
Westside Historical Society will resume its popular Delmarva History Lecture series at the MAC Center on Thursday, Sept. 22,  with a talk by Ray Thompson about  the transformation of …
Monday, Sept. 8, 1952 -- Salisbury merchants are preparing for their biggest sales event of the year: the annual Salisbury Days. Taking place this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, shoppers will be …
Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1970 -- Salisbury Mayor Dallas Truitt generated a good deal of energy into a party held Monday on the Salisbury State College campus Monday when he dove into a crowd of students …
Pam Ollinger’s voice brightened as she recalled the day she met her husband, Joe, after picking him up at the airport. He had flown to Indianapolis, where she worked for the same company, to …
Friday, Aug. 25, 1989 -- Realtors and landlords have told the Salisbury City Council that they are in solid opposition to proposed zoning regulations that would affect their properties. Taking a …
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 Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore has announced that Conor Pellinger of Berlin will serve as this year’s ambassador for their inaugural “Walk With Me & 5K Fun Run Salisbury.”
-- Monday, Aug. 18, 1980 Perdue Inc. President Donald W. Mabe was the commencement speaker at Sunday afternoon’s Wor-Wic Community College graduation, held in the Parkside High School …
The Dalai Lama once said: “Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.” Brooke’s Toy Closet …
Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001 -- The murder trial for Madeline Straley will be moved to Kent County to ensure potential jurors are not tainted by recent media coverage of her daughter’s trial, …
 A new preservation plan for Wicomico County’s oldest historic church building, Green Hill Church in Quantico, circa. 1733, is being unveiled at the annual …
Saturday, Aug. 4, 1962 -- U.S. Internal Revenue agents seized four coin-operated gaming machines from two businesses in Wicomico County. The machines, often called consoles, give a series of …
Funeral services were held Monday for noted historian and photographer Edward F. “Ted” Deacon of Whitehaven. Born Sept. 12, 1922, in St. Louis, Mo., he died Tuesday, July 26, 2022 …
Thursday, July 28, 1994 -- Roxbury Electronics will not take over the Grumman Corp. plant in Salisbury as planned, but both Grumman and Wicomico officials are in talks with another company that …
The Rotary Club of Wicomico County recently named Molly Hilligoss and Don Hackett as its 2021-2022 Rotarians of the Year. Molly Hilligoss, the Executive Director of Habitat For Humanity of …
Pam Gregory, President and CEO of United Way Lower Eastern Shore, and Kat Rodgers, Director of Community Health Initiatives in Public Health Management at Tidal Health and a mother of two, recently …
Thursday, July 21, 1977 -- Leaders at Salisbury State College are taking a strong position against a plan that would put the Salisbury institution under the control and oversight of the University …
Thursday, July 14, 1983 -- A series of lawsuits that grew out of a conflict involving two Salisbury tennis promoters has been settled out of court. William F. Riordan and William L. Dennis agreed …
When admirers – and there are many – talk about prominent Salisbury architect Jack Graham, who died recently, they use adjectives like “brilliant,” “talented” and …
Monday, July 7, 1969 -- Peninsula General Hospital’s Board of Trustees has approved a $5-per-day increase in its daily care rate. The hike is needed to balance the hospital’s …
Friday, June 30, 1995 -- Gasoline prices in Salisbury have soared in June, with prices expected to be higher than ever for the upcoming July Fourth holiday. Prices per gallon are up 4.4 cents on …