Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver

Mike Dunn

The controversial plaque commemorating Confederate General John Winder has been taken down from its location in downtown Salisbury.

It took around five minutes for a small group led by Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver and Director of Administration Wayne Strausbury to remove the sign on Friday

Mike Dunn, President/CEO at the Greater Salisbury Committee caught the moment on his cell phone and posted it on his Facebook page.

He told the Salisbury Daily Times that he was proud of Culver and the others, adding it was an emotional moment.

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The Wicomico County Executive and Council are at odds over the changes made in the 2018 budget.

County Executive Bob Culver charges that the council may have violated the county charter when it altered the spending plan.

The council trimmed Culver’s budget proposal by nearly $685-thousand using the cuts to provide a reduction in property taxes and $328-thousand for the school district to buy laptop computers.   

Don Rush

During the education budget presentation Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver told council members this week he would like to offer county high school graduates free tuition at Wor-Wic Community College.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that those who qualify would have to be residents of the county for two years, enroll in a degree or certificate program, apply and accept all financial assistance and enroll for 12 credits or more.

Guaduates from Delmar High school would also be eligible.

Books would not be covered.  

Don Rush

There’s a sharp disagreement again over the fate of the West Salisbury Elementary School.

The Wicomico County Board of Education wants to expand the number of students from 350 to 650 and to include Pre-K through fifth grade.  

Currently, he school only goes up to second grade.

This comes after the school board successfully pushed for build a new facility rather than renovate the old structure.