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Perdue AgriBusiness is moving its offices out of Salisbury with the purchase of property in Delmar, Delaware.

The new building will replace the 45 year old facility at the complex now located on Zion Church Road.

An agreement has been signed with architects George, Miles and Buhr LLC to come up with a design for a structure that will covered some 17-acres on Route 13 just north of Delmar.

Dick Willey, president of Perdue AgriBusiness, said that the Delmar facility will be centrally located and would minimize the impact on current employees.


The Maryland Mayors Association will be lobbying in Annapolis for a bill that would give them some tax relief from the counties.

And Mayor Jim Ireton hopes that the legislation will allow him to get as much as $2.2 million in tax relief for a number of country residents.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that a study found the residents of Salisbury is paying for just over $1 million in taxes for service they did not get.

For Fruitland it was just over $98-thousand while for Delmar was $55-thousand.

The legislation would require counties to examine the issue.

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A fire at a home on Poplar Hill Avenue in Salisbury has displaced three people.

Three Salisbury fire companies in addition to those from Fruitland and Delmar responded to blaze which broke out around just before midnight.

WBOC reports that officials say there was heavy smoke coming from the attic area when they showed up.

It took around an hour to contain the fire.

Salisbury officials say that a couple woke up just before midnight and called for help after detecting the smoke.

Another person was asleep on the first floor of the two-story home.

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Mayor Jim Ireton says the Salisbury is not being fairly compensated for the services that its fire department  provides in Wicomico County.

Under the current agreement the department serves over 56 percent of the county population and responds to more than 62% of the service calls.

But, says the Mayor, it does not get equal funding for the amount of work it does.

Ireton wants the new county leaders to take up the issue in the next fiscal year to address of a gap that, he says, amounts to over $2 million which has been paid by the city tax payers.


SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - A state House of Delegate race on Maryland's Eastern Shore has taken a rare, ugly turn.

The Maryland Republican Party digitally altered a photo showing Democratic Delegate Norman Conway wearing a black ski mask more typically seen on bank robbers. The photo was placed on fliers that were mailed to voters in Conway's Wicomico County-centered district over the weekend.

Conway's opponent in the November election, Republican Carl Anderton, was quick to distance himself Monday from the mailer, calling it shameful "big-city politics."

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The Environmental Protection Agency has been testing the water around Delmar to find out why tetrachloroethene has been found in the ground water.

Last week a public notice was sent out to town residents that the degreasing agent known as PCE has been found in low levels in the local water supply.

Tim Ratsep, an administrator for the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental control, told the Wilmington News Journal that the state’s threshold for PCE contamination is one part per billion stricter standards than the federal agency.

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There’s a new coffee shop in Laurel, Delaware.

And it’s causing quite a stir.

It’s called Muggs N’ Juggs and it’s barristas are bikini clad.

The shop opened its doors on Sunday at the corner of routes 9 and 13.

But it was shut down on Wednesday by the Department of Health and Social Services. 

WBOC reports that state officials did not provide exact details but said that the store will have to wait until it gets permission to reopen.

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DELMAR, Del. (AP) - Delaware fire investigators say a body was discovered in a car found burning in a Delmar cornfield.

The state fire marshal's office says a fire was reported in a cornfield about a half mile from the road on Mount Herman Circle on Tuesday evening. Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio says firefighters responded to the fire and found a person dead inside the burning car.

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DELMAR, Md. (AP) - Wicomico County Sheriff's deputies are looking for a suspect in a fatal shooting in Delmar.

Sheriff Mike Lewis says 29-year old Eddie Savage Jr. is wanted in the shooting death of 48-year-old Kenneth Sparks of Hurlock. Lewis says the men argued Sunday night before the shooting in a driveway on Foskey Lane.

Officials say Sparks, who was shot in the face, was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center, but was pronounced dead.

Lewis told the Salisbury Daily Times that a weapon has been recovered but did not elaborate.

Delmar, Delaware Man Chases Thief On ATV

Jun 29, 2012

A Delmar, Delaware man was injured on Thursday after he chased a thief from his property.

Officials say the 22-year-old man was standing outside his house, located on the 30,000 block of Providence Church Road at 11:50 p.m., when he noticed the door to his shed agape.

As he got closer to the shed he observed a male suspect running across his yard. The homeowner jumped on an ATV and chased the suspect. After cornering the suspect at the edge of the property, the two men got into a physical struggle.


            In Delmar a man died in his car after being shot several times…near an apartment complex on Chestnut Street yesterday.

            The Salisbury Daily Times reports that residents say the incident was just waiting to happen.

            Delmar shopkeeper Jackie Duffield told the paper that he has watched for years…as teens and adults loitered in the parking lot or a green space that is located in a cluster of rental buildings.

            He said loiterers talk on cell phones and then quickly scatter when strangers come around.