Hogan, Carney: Poultry grants are coming to contract farmers

HURLOCK — On Monday, morning, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) was joined by Delaware Governor John Carney (D) at Russ Stevens’ farm near Waddells Corner, where they announced a new grant program to assist contract poultry growers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program “will provide some direct and much needed assistance for our Maryland […]

Hurlock Christmas Parade is canceled

HURLOCK — Another holiday tradition has fallen to fears of coronavirus infection. On Monday night, the Hurlock Town Council decided to cancel the 2020 Christmas Parade, due to size, distancing and mask requirements.“Hopefully it can be worked so that its bigger and better next year,” a statement from Welcome to Hurlock social media page said. […]

Mountaire receives thanks of grateful community

HURLOCK — Times are tough for many, especially during the pandemic. For those residents of Delmarva who were already struggling, the loss of regular jobs and other opportunities has hit hard. Mountaire Farms stepped up to meet needs, though, donated 55,000 pounds of chicken in the Mid-Shore in recent months. The company’s generosity was recognized […]

Message Wall: Neighbors are sharing ideas and support

CAMBRIDGE — As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to develop, local groups are reaching out to spread the word about changes to their events and schedules. It remains a good idea to check on the status of goods and services before leaving home.The Banner compiled a list of announcements over the previous week, which follows: […]

Koski is charged with attempted murder

SALISBURY — A Hurlock man was arrested July 12 following a fight in which another man was stabbed in the face. On July 12 at 9:45 p.m., Wicomico County sheriff’s deputies responded to a parking lot in the 6000 block of Hobbs Road for a reported stabbing that had just occurred. Upon arrival, the deputy […]

Hallett’s work has an impact on students

SALISBURY — Most final projects mean an end to a course and the conclusion of a semester. At Salisbury University, however, one graduate student’s final project could have a lasting impact on nursing students for years to come. Brooke Hallett of Hurlock developed a pediatric seizure simulation for SU’s Richard A. Henson Medical Simulation Center […]

Hurlock church feeds area’s hungry families

HURLOCK — Cars lined a street in Hurlock on April 25, as drivers waited for a turn to receive chicken donated by Perdue Farms and distributed by members of the Greater Full Gospel Church Of God In Christ Jesus, Inc. The event was in response to recent heightened need created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many […]

Waddell Foundation aids Habitat for Humanity

HURLOCK — During this public health crisis and time of economic uncertainty, the protection and safety a home provides is more important now than ever. Habitat for Humanity Choptank is grateful to have received support from the Waddell Foundation in recognition of the work that Habitat Choptank does to provide safe, affordable and energy efficient […]

African-Americans honored for achievements

HURLOCK — A boisterous, hopeful, optimistic event, the 10th Annual Black List Awards was all those things and more this year. The Rev. Charles Cephas, pastor of Hurlock’s Full Gospel Church and founding member of the town’s Ministers and Citizens group, welcomed the crowd on Feb. 28 and invited them to “Make yourselves at home. […]

Dorchester angler nabs record Longnose Gar

DORCHESTER — A Hurlock fisherman is the new Maryland state Chesapeake Division record holder for longnose gar, with a catch that weighed 18.3 pounds. Samson Matthews, 22, was fishing for blue catfish with a friend March 2 near El Dorado Bridge along Marshyhope Creek. After about 10 minutes of fishing in 20 feet of water […]