Funds For Airport Upgrades Sought

SALISBURY – A request for additional funds to fix a deteriorating electrical system at the Salisbury airport this week highlighted the need for extensive capital improvements at the facility.On Tuesday, the Wicomico County Council approved a request from Airport Manager Dawn Veatch to use $46,770 from contingency funds to repair electrical panel boxes in the… Read more »

County Budget Process Kicks Off $6.8 Million Short

SNOW HILL – Education and public safety funding requests highlighted a budget work session hosted by the Worcester County Commissioners this week.On Tuesday, various county department directors presented their proposed fiscal year 2020 budgets to the commissioners in the first of several work sessions. As initially proposed, the overall budget includes a shortfall of $6.8… Read more »

Vehicle Auction Sparks Take-Home Policy Debate

OCEAN CITY — A seemingly innocuous measure this week to dispose of various vehicles and other town-owned property via auction sparked a larger debate about expanding the police department’s take-home policy.The Mayor and Council had before them on Monday a list of vehicles, power tools and other town-owned property deemed to have outlived their useful… Read more »

High Court Upholds Murder Conviction

SNOW HILL — In what is viewed a groundbreaking case, a Worcester County first-degree murder conviction was upheld this week by the Maryland Court of Appeals after the high court ruled text messages between defendants were admissible in court.On May 2, 2015, a Virginia couple dropped off their son at the Pocomoke home of Kevin… Read more »