Opponents have stepped up their efforts to block the Salisbury City Council’s effort to annex 522 acres in the city’s eastern suburbs. On Monday, the council approved the Glen Avenue-area annexation after a 90-minute public hearing in which about 80 people showed up to voice both strong support and opposition. The annexation properties include 192 homes, the Salisbury Mall, a nursing home, major apartment complexes and the Manhattan Shirt Factory.
Bud Jones’ four-hit pitching victory was the highlight on Monday night’s play in the Salisbury Recreation Baseball League as the Saddle Club breezed to an easy 18-1 win over Sherman Associates. Bill Herster led the Saddlers with four hits and three RBI. Jones helped hs own cause by driving in four runs. Jay Hurley hit a solo homer.
Carolina Trailways has launched new express routes from Salisbury to Baltimore, Norfolk, Philadelphia, and Camp LeJeune, N.C. One-way tickets to Baltimore are $4.60, $6.75 to Norfolk, $5.60 to Philadelphia and $14.80 to Camp LeJeune. The Trailways bus terminal is located at 421 East Main St. in Salisbury.
Among the out-of-town guests attending the Saturday wedding on Mary Kristina Stewart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Marshall Stewart of Riverside Drive were former Maryland Gov. and Mrs. Theodore McKeldin and former U.S. Sen. George L. Radcliffe.
Few local residents receive an official Key To The City, as they’re usually reserved for visiting dignitaries. But Salisbury Mayor Dallas G. Truitt this week presented one to Betty K. Gardner of Atlantic Avenue. According to the proclamation read at Monday’s City Council meeting, Gardner was honored for her “untiring and valuable service to the city of Salisbury in her endeavours to promote safe and adequate swimming and swimming facilities.”
A gift of $100,000 will make possible the development of a tennis recreation and tournament center as part of the Salisbury YMCA center. YMCA Executive Director J. Robert Sheppard said the donor wishes to remain anonymous. The contract for construction of the tennis center -- which would feature 10 playing courts and a championship court -- could be awarded within the next few days, Sheppard said. The eventual YMCA facility will cost more than $500,000.
In court news, a Salisbury man who pleaded guilty to shoplifting canned meat worth 59 cents was sentenced to 30 days in the Wicomico County Jail. Meanwhile, after two postponements, People's Court Judge Robert W. Dallas agreed to refer a Salisbury man’s arrest for possession of narcotic paraphernalia to the grand jury for consideration.