Today In Salisbury's History: Friday, June 23, 2000

Posted 6/22/22

Friday, June 23, 2000 --

Arnold Maner, President of Wor-Wic Community College for the past 25 years, officially retires today. Maner arrived on the Eastern Shore in 1974 with a directive from the …

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Today In Salisbury's History: Friday, June 23, 2000

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Friday, June 23, 2000 --

  • Arnold Maner, President of Wor-Wic Community College for the past 25 years, officially retires today. Maner arrived on the Eastern Shore in 1974 with a directive from the state to determine the need for a vocational and technical program for the Lower Shore. Wor-Wic began as a series of storefront classrooms and matured into a regional campus, located on Route 50 east of Salisbury. Maner will be succeeded by Murray K. Hoy, who was selected from a pool of 300 applicants. Hoy is the former Executive Vice President of Chesapeake College in Wye Mills.
  • Saturn, the car manufacturer credited with revolutionizing auto sales and service since its inception a decade ago, officially opens a new dealership today on Route 13 near Delmar. The sales staff has been working out of an office trailer on the site since last fall, selling about 30 cars a month, according to General Manager Wayne Weir. The new showroom and maintenance building is expected to improve the car-buying experience and generate additional sales.
  • The hottest issue in Salisbury right now is the continuing debate over how often trash should be collected from residential homes. Since October, the city has been collecting trash one day each week and encouraging voluntary recycling to reduce the need for twice-a-week pickup. Unfortunately, only about 30 percent of city residents have been recycling through Browning Ferris Industries. Council President C.T. Webster, who supports twice-weekly pickup, is encouraging residents to attend this Monday’s council meeting and make their opinions known.
  • The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office has outfitted its K-9 Unit dogs with bullet- and stab-proof vests. Cpl. Michael Carey said the vests will protect the animals from bullets, knives, scissors, glass shards and other deadly objects. The Salisbury Kennel Club raised the money to buy the vests – which cost about $650 each – and then donated the 3.5-pound vests to the county.
  • Delmarva Shorebirds manager Joe Ferguson said he likes his minor league baseball team’s chances going into the second half of the 2000 season. The Shorebirds finished the first half of the season at 38-32, in second place by 8 games behind Piedmont Boll Weevils. The Shorebirds are 22-16 at home this year and 16-16 playing in games on the road. Delmarva opens a four-game road series tonight against the Cape Fear Crocs.
  • The Wicomico County Council has appointed a Rochester, N.Y.-based consultant to head the county’s Planning & Zoning Department. David Nutter will replace Kristen Hughes, who resigned three months ago. A Connecticut native, Nutter previously worked in Maryland as planning director for Baltimore’s Charles Center-Inner Harbor Management Corp. and the Baltimore City Planning Commission.
  • With a $750,000 grant secured from the state through its Rural Legacy Program, Wicomico planners will begin looking at which property segments they will seek to protect within the Quantico Creek Preservation Area. The money will only be enough to protect about 370 acres. Officials say more than 5,700 acres in the Quantic Creek area desperately need protection.


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