Saturday, August 27, 2011

UPDATE: Coverage on Hurricane Irene

UPDATE: Coverage of Hurricane Irene
If you have to go out (which is HIGHLY not recommended) you can have up to the minute updates on The Pocomoke Public Eye and on WGOP 540AM and 100.7 FM. Our Primary Station, Bay Country 97.9FM has lost power to the transmitter because of the storm. But you can still tune in because "Travis in the Morning" will still have updates for you on WGOP, checking in with for updates on Hurricane Irene. You can find a list of closings at our website, As soon as we can get Bay Country back on, I will be live with updates on there as well. Stay safe throughout the storm, And I will have updates on here for you as well as on your radio dial at WGOP 540AM/100.7FM!

National Guard Arrives At Onancock Armory

Several units of the Virginia National Guard arrived Friday night at the Onancock Armory.

The guard units, escorted by the Virginia State Police came to prepare to assist local residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.

Use Patience Today..........

This was the scene Friday morning at the Food Lion and SK Nails  at T's Corner in Oak Hall, Va.

Shoppers doing their normal Friday shopping chore and shoppers stocking up for the storm led to what looked to be a food shopping frenzy!

Within a few short hours Hurrican Irene will be on our doorsteps. So PLEASE people as you go out today to do any shopping remember this:

Be kind to those waiting on you whether it be behind the deli counter or the check out. Many of these people have been working etra hours to accomadate all of us.

Take into consideration also that these people have families of their own that may need to be taken care of along with making last minute preparations in their own homes before this horrible storm lands in our laps.

Take it easy on the roads. Every driver out there today plans to return home to a family just as you do.

And don't get too upset if the selections you want or if what you need isn't there. Batteries, flashlights and storm necessities are scarce.

Use patience and be safe.

Keen Eyes and Cameras Help Nab Deshield

Believe that the cameras placed around Pocomoke don't work, aren't helpful and don't get used if you want to but they DO work. 

The keen eye of a Pocomoke fire/emergency person, seeing smoke as they traveled  over the Pocomoke City bridge downtown early on Sunday, August 21, 2011 aided in keeping the fires set in Pocomoke's Cypress Park  to  a minimum.

The alarm sounded around 6:46 am with the Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company arriving just minutes later.

Rodney Sharpley from the Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office determined that the fires set in the restrooms, a park pavilion and at the children's playground was a result of arson.

The cameras, positioned in the park, were viewed immediatly and the person seen leaving the park was recognized by one of the Pocomoke City police officers. The subject was taken to the Pocomoke City police station for questioning and arrested.
Arrested was Anthony Deshield of Pocomoke City.   Deshield was charged with 2nd Deg. Arson, 2nd Deg. Malicious Burning and Malicious Destruction of property of another.

It was determined that Deshield did not use any type of flammable materials or excellerants in starting the fires. He has been denied bond.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Latest News From the Chincoteague Vol. Fire Company

The Town of Chincoteague’s Emergency Management Team continues to monitor Hurricane Irene. A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Chincoteague Island.

The National Hurricane Center’s current forecast has Hurricane Irene very close to Chincotea...gue late Saturday night and early Sunday morning with hurricane force winds, heavy rain, and tidal flooding arriving by mid-day Saturday.

Currently all non-residents should be evacuated.

Phase III of the Town’s Evacuation Plan will go into affect at 7:00 PM Friday night. Phase III requires a mandatory evacuation of all residents. All residents should be off the island by 12:00 noon Saturday August 27, 2011. Only emergency personnel will be allowed on the island.

The shelter will open at 6:00 AM Saturday, August 27, 2011.

The shelter for Chincoteague Island will be at the Arcadia Middle School 29485 Horsey Road, in Oak Hall. No Pets are allowed in the shelter. Please bring water, food, and medications needed for your family.

Please stay tuned to local media for further updates for Chincoteague.

Also, will have updates.

**ALSO from the Chincoteague Vol. Fire Dept.**




NEWS RELEASE From Pocomoke City Hall


August 26, 2011
Contact: Russell W. Blake, City Manager, 410-957-1333

Pocomoke City officials are encouraging local residents to take all necessary precautions well in advance of the approaching hurricane. Although mandatory evacuation has not been ordered at this time, officials say residents in lower areas should consider relocating to higher areas for the weekend. In advance of the storm, residents should also take normal precautions including securing yard furniture and arranging for supplies of food, batteries, water, and other emergency items.

During this storm, which should begin affecting us late Saturday afternoon, residents are being asked to stay indoors as much as possible. According to Mayor Bruce Morrison, “I encourage all residents to use common sense during the height of the storm on Saturday night and Sunday. Travel will be very difficult, if not impossible, in certain areas due to expected high water levels and the possibility of fallen trees in the roadways.” Mayor Morrison added that City crews will be on standby throughout the hurricane. These crews will include ambulance services, fire department, police department, public works, and water and sewer utilities. From Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon, volunteer fire crews, along with City ambulance crews will be staged at the fire department in case of emergencies, and extra staff will be on duty.

Mayor Morrison added “Our emergency plans are now in effect. We are asking the cooperation of all residents to stay indoors during this storm. Residents are also asked to report trees that may fall into the roadways, power lines that may be down, or other general emergencies by calling 410-957-1600, or 443-735-0033”.

Worcester County has announced that the evacuation and temporary shelter site for Pocomoke City will be Pocomoke High School. The temporary shelter will be open beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. Sleeping cots will be provided, and there will be a designated pet area at the school.

After the storm has passed, City crews will be out clearing debris and restoring services as quickly as possible. According to Mayor Morrison, “The City Council, City Manager, staff and I are taking this hurricane event very seriously. We are committed to providing the best possible services to the public both during and after the storm”.

**News Release addition:**
 The Shelter at the Pocmoke High School is available at 5 pm on FRIDAY, make sure you bring a carrier and proof of vaccination with your pet.

Plus, bring bedding for you and loved ones, cots WILL NOT be provided.

God Bless our community and keep the Eastern Shore safe as we "face the storm."

News From The Delmarva Discovery Center

The Delmarva Discovery Center will be closed on Saturday, August 27, and Sunday, August 28, due to the serious nature of Hurricane Irene.

We hope that everyone will take precautionary measures to stay safe during the storm.

 We are tentatively planning to reopen on Monday, August 29 at 10 AM.

Local Shelter Info - Some ARE Pet Friendly

**I have NO info on the status of any Accomack shelters being pet friendly....or not.  If anyone has info on this please send it to me.** jmmb

WICOMICO COUNTYWicomico Youth & Civic Center
500 Glen Avenue, Salisbury
Pet friendly

SOMERSET COUNTY Washington High School
10902 Old Princess Anne Road, Princess Anne
Open at 4 p.m. today for Smith Island evacuees
Open at 8 a.m. Saturday for all other county residents
Pet friendly
** On Saturday beginning at 8 a.m., and running every two hours, buses will be leaving from Crisfield High School — 210 Somerset Avenue, Crisfield — and from the Woodrow Wilson Community Center — 119 S. 7th Street, Crisfield — to go to the shelter at Washington High School.

ACCOMACK COUNTYAccawmacke Elementary School
26230 Drummondtown Road, Accomac, Va.

Arcadia Middle School
29485 Horsey Road, Oak Hall, Va.

Arcadia High School
8210 Lankford Highway, Oak Hall, Va.

Nandua Middle School
20330 Warrior Drive, Onley, Va.

Nandua High School
26350 Lankford Highway, Onley, Va.

 Metompkin Elementary School
24501 Parksley Road, Parksley, Va.


NORTHAMPTON COUNTY Northampton High School
16041 Courthouse Road, Eastville, Va.

WORCESTER COUNTYPocomoke High School
1817 Old Virginia Road, Pocomoke City
Pet friendly

Snow Hill High School
305 South Church Street, Snow Hill

Stephen Decatur High School
9913 Seahawk Road, Berlin

 Stephen Decatur Middle School
9815 Seahawk Road, Berlin
Pet friendly
ALL SHELTERS OPEN AT 5 P.M. TODAY** People who have special health needs such as medical equipment that requires electricity or oxygen greater than two liters per minute may be eligible for a medically fragile shelter.

For more information, call the Worcester County Health Department at 410-632-4321. This number will be operational until 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday.

People evacuating to community shelters are reminded to bring their prescribed medication with them. All medication must be administered by the individual or his or her caregiver.

SUSSEX COUNTY Milford Senior High School
1019 N. Walnut Street, Milford
Pet friendly

Beacon Middle School
19483 John J. Williams Highway, Lewes

 Indian River High School
29722 Armory Road, Dagsboro
Pet friendly


Info From the Pocomoke City Vol. Fire Company

In response to Hurricane Irene, we will be staffing two full engine crews from 3pm Saturday through 3pm Sunday.
Some areas of Worcester County are now subject to mandatory evacuations as of 8/27 at 9am.

Pocomoke High School will be open as a shelter as of 8/26 at 5pm.

For more information please visit

In addition, the Wor. Co. Information Line is listed as (410) 632-2751.

Worcester County

Hurricane Irene Updates

Through the whole weekend, we just want to assure everyone we will have updates for Hurricane Irene right here on The Pocomoke Public Eye. You can also catch "Travis in the Morning" on Bay Country 97.9 FM and WGOP 540AM for live updates on the radio about Hurricane Irene all day Saturday and Sunday, and the same information will be uploaded right here on the blog! If you have information or want to share how your town is during the hurricane, or you want to send us a picture to put on the blog or on the radio's website, you can email,, or Remember to stay safe this weekend!

Miscellaneous Information-

Assateague Island will be CLOSED tomorrow (Friday) until after the storm or possibly longer depending on the damage.  Ponies will be allowed to move to higher ground and will monitored very closely!  And folks, you can count on that!

Ocean City Jeep Week Off-Road Event - cancelled due to closure of Ocean City for Hurricane Irene.
This includes the Jeep activities scheduled at the Pocomoke City Fairgrounds for Saturday.


This is all for today.......much to do tomorrow. 

Any information concerning the storm can be left here.  Anyone with photos they want posted send them to either email address for us listed on the blog.

  Stay safe.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

From Accomack County Emergency Management Officials

10:30 P.M.  Thursday, August 25, 2011

Issuing Authorities:
Accomack County - Jason R. Loftus, EM Coordinator
Town of Chincoteague – Bryan Rush, EM Coordinator

With regard to the fast approaching and extremely dangerous Hurricane Irene, Accomack County Emergency Management officials are advising all residents to prepare for high winds, 2 to 5 foot of storm surge, freshwater flooding, high waves and tidal flooding conditions beginning Saturday afternoon until Sunday afternoon. Tropical Storm force winds are expected to impact Accomack at approximately noon Saturday. All residents should be secure where they plan to stay during the hurricane before noon Saturday.

Emergency Management is issuing a mandatory evacuation order starting Friday morning at 8:00 am for residents in mobile homes and any homes that are in bayside and seaside evacuation zones. Bayside evacuation areas include all homes generally west of Craddockville Road, Boston Road, Greenbush Road (Rt. 316), Mears Road and Neil Parker Road. Seaside evacuation areas include all homes generally east of Seaside Road, Atlantic Road and Fleming Road. A detailed map of the evacuation zones can be found on the Accomack County website -

Any mobile home should be evacuated as mobile homes may not withstand the high winds expected during this storm.

Areas safe from storm surge and tidal flooding include most of the "spine" of the Eastern Shore – including the towns of Painter, Keller, Melfa, Onley, Parksley, Bloxom, Hallwood and New Church.

Residents should closely monitor their local media outlets or the Accomack County website for additional emergency information.

Ocean City Initiates Phase Three of Emergency Plan

Updated: 3:15 p.m. 8/25/11
Ocean City Emergency Management officials will initiate phase three of the hurricane action plan in preparation for Hurricane Irene. Phase three will go into effect at midnight tonight.
Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan has signed a proclamation declaring a local State of Emergency.

All persons other than identified emergency personnel are ordered to evacuate. Visitors are asked to return to their principle residences. Ocean City residents are asked to seek shelter elsewhere.
Utilizing the authority under a local State of Emergency, the Mayor is banning the sale of all alcohol in Ocean City and requests that all businesses close beginning at midnight.

All incoming traffic to Ocean City, Maryland, will be limited to emergency personnel. No other vehicles will be permitted entry to the island, except by approved authority (Mayor, City Manager and Emergency Services Director).

Ocean City Municipal Transportation System is providing transportation for special needs individuals. For special needs transportation, please call Ocean City Transportation at 410-723-1606. International student workforce evacuation continues and will be completed by tomorrow morning.

The Ocean City Government Cable Access Channel 4, the Ocean City website, recorded emergency management line, 410-723-6666 and Ocean City advisory radio station 1670 AM will remain operational for further advisories.

Ocean City is expected to receive a significant impact from Hurricane Irene.
Easterly gale force winds should start affecting the area on Saturday, August 27 at 5 p.m. with hurricane-force winds arriving around 4 a.m. and lasting for a period of eight hours. 

The highest wind speeds from Hurricane Irene should occur near 9 a.m. when top sustained winds, from the north, could reach 90 mph with gusts near 120 mph. Winds should decrease below hurricane force shortly thereafter.

Sustained winds will fall below gale force after 3 p.m. and generally be from the north during this period of decreasing winds. Expect gusts above gale force level for several more hours thereafter.

The total rainfall for the Ocean City area over the next three days is forecast to be 9.5 inches. This can vary significantly as tropical storm and hurricane rainfall is very difficult to predict.
Storm surge is expected to be six-feet above normal high tide cycles resulting in significant flooding in low-lying areas.


My name be Eboneesha Hernandez, a African-Hispanic-American Girl who jus got a award for bein the bess speler in class. I gots a 67% on the spelin text and 30 points for being black, 5 points for not bringin drugs to class, 5 points for not bringin guns to class, and 5 points for not gettin pregnut during the cemester.  It be hard to beat a score of 112%.

White dude sit nex to me is McGee from Jaxon Mizipy.  He got a 94% on the text but no extra points on acount of he have the same skin color as the opressirs of 150 years ago.  Granny ax me to thank all dimocrafts and liberuls for suportin afermative axion.  You be showin da way to true eqwallity.  I be gittin in medical skool nex an mabe I be yo doctor when Barrac take over da healfcare in dis contry.
Hat Tip; Kack


Worth a couple of minutes of your time.  Put it on full screen and don’t be shy with the volume….


Unfortunately, due to Hurricane Irene, we have to cancel Saturday's live event.

A special thank you to The Irish Breakfast Band and Sarah Bernstein for everything.

We apoligize for the inconvenience.

Stay safe everyone.

Thank You
Emily Rantz
Theater Manager
Mar-Va Theater

Hurricane Info - But not much.........

HURRICANE IRENE: 8AM Update - Irene is still a category 3 storm moving through the Bahamas. A Hurricane Watch is in effect from Surf City, NC to the Virginia line. Some additional strengthening is expected today and Irene could reach to category 4 strength.

Irene is moving NW but a turn to the NNW is expected today with a north turn tonight. The center of the forecast track has Irene moving over the Outer Banks on Saturday.

Follow this link and for information regarding the location of shelters if they open, what to bring, what not to bring, etc.  Study it carefully- remember IF there is the need to evacuate there  will be many people- all of which will be just as upset as the rest of us.

This is the best information I can find at the present time.  I am unable to find anything written recently to the Accomack County residents concerning Hurrican Irene.  It would be in the interest of saving lives to post what has to happen before a shelter is opened. 

Maybe check with your local fire department or police department to see what information they may have for your area.

When I have more info I will pass it on..........

Try this link:

Try To Remember.....


1. Money cannot buy happiness, but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Mercedes Benz than it is on a bicycle.

2. Forgive your enemy, but remember the ******** name.

3. Help a man when he is in trouble & he will remember you when he is in trouble again.

4. Many people are alive only because it's illegal to shoot them.

5. Alcohol does not solve any problem, but then neither does milk.

Fire Company Is Having Another Chicken BBQ- Don't Miss It!

Former Baltimore Oriole's Pitcher Found Dead

(CNN) -- Mike Flanagan, a former Cy Young Award winning pitcher with the Baltimore Orioles, was found dead Wednesday evening, the baseball team said.

"It is with deep sadness that I learned of the death of my friend Mike Flanagan earlier this evening. In over a quarter century with the organization, Flanny became an integral part of the Orioles family, for his accomplishments both on and off the field," Orioles owner Peter Angelos said.

Flanagan also worked as a broadcaster and executive with the Orioles after his 15-year career pitching for the team. He also played several years with the Toronto Blue Jays.

The lefty's best season was in 1979 when he won 23 games for the Orioles and garnered the Cy Young Award.

Authorities found Flanagan's body on a trail near his Maryland home, CNN affiliate WMAR reported.

Authorities are investigating the circumstances that led to Flanagan's death, the affiliate said.


~An Evening At The Mar-Va Theate~r

Protecting Your Pets From the Storm

Thursday morning- August 25, 2011
Four months from today let's hope we are all safe and warm and sitting near the Christmas tree!

But it isn't Christmas and we must endure this horrible storm we have all dreaded for days.

Hurricane Irene shifted to the WEST last evening.......

Yesterday evening someone asked me the question concerning pets and what to do with them in the case of evacuation. (and pets aren't invited to go)

That's a VERY good question!  And it is a question I CAN NOT find the answer to.

Surely when decisions are being made concerning weather like this someone on the "board of bright ideas" must own an pet-- even if it's a tank of fish!

Please read the information below.  At this time it's the best i can find.  If YOU know where/if any shelters will be available PLEASE let me know.  And in the meantime I will keep searching.

Be safe.

The best way to protect your family from the effects of a disaster is to have a disaster plan. If you are a pet owner, that plan must include your pets. Being prepared can save their lives.

If you must evacuate, make sure you find a safe shelter for your pets. If it's not safe for you, it's not safe for them. Pets left behind can become injured, lost or ill. So, prepare now for the day when you and your pets may have to leave your home.

  • Medications, immunization records and a first aid kit.
  • Sturdy leashes, muzzles, harnesses, carriers or cages to transport pets safely. Carriers should be large enough for the pet to stand comfortably, turn around and lie down. Include blankets or towels for bedding and warmth.
  • Current photos of your pets in case they get lost.
  • Food, drinking water, bowls, cat litter/pan and can opener.
  • Information on feeding schedules, medical conditions, behavior problems and the name and number of your veterinarian.
  • Pet beds and toys, if easily transportable.
    • Medications, immunization records and a first aid kit.
    • Sturdy leashes, muzzles, harnesses, carriers or cages to transport pets safely. Carriers should be large enough for the pet to stand comfortably, turn around and lie down. Include blankets or towels for bedding and warmth.
    • Current photos of your pets in case they get lost.
    • Food, drinking water, bowls, cat litter/pan and can opener.
    • Information on feeding schedules, medical conditions, behavior problems and the name and number of your veterinarian.
    • Pet beds and toys, if easily transportable.
  • Have a Safe Place To Take Your Pets Many public disaster shelters cannot accept pets because of health and safety regulations and other considerations. The only animals allowed in some shelters are service animals that assist people with disabilities. Research your sheltering options before a disaster strikes. Work with your local emergency management and humane organizations to develop sheltering alternatives for people with pets.

    Contact hotels and motels outside your immediate area to check policies on accepting pets.

    Ask friends, relatives or others outside your area whether they could shelter your animals in an emergency. Prepare a list of animal shelters, boarding facilities and veterinarians who could shelter animals in an emergency.

    Know What To Do As a Disaster Approaches Call ahead to confirm emergency shelter arrangements for you and your pets. Check to be sure your pet disaster supplies are ready to take at a moment's notice. Bring all pets into the house so you won't have to search for them if you have to leave in a hurry. Make sure all
    dogs and cats are wearing collars and up-to-date identification tags.

    If You Shelter in Place ("Stay Put") Identify a safe area of your home where you can all stay together, including your pets. Keep dogs on leashes and cats in carriers. Be sure they are wearing identification tags. Have medications and a supply of pet food and water inside watertight containers.

    In Case You're Not Home Make arrangements in advance for a trusted meighbor to take your pets and meet you at a predetermined location. Make sure that the person is comfortable around your pets, knows where they are likely to be, knows where your disaster supplies are kept and has a key to your home.

    If you use a pet-sitting service, it may be able to help, but discuss this possibility well in advance.

    After a Disaster Walk pets on a leash until they become re-oriented to their home - often familiar scents and landmarks may be altered and pets could easily be confused and become lost. Also, downed power lines, reptiles brought in with high water and debris can all pose a threat for animals after a disaster.

    If pets cannot be found after a disaster, contact the local animal control office to find out where lost animals can be reclaimed. Bring along a picture of your pet if possible.

    Get your pets back into their normal routines as soon as possible. After a disaster, animals can become aggressive or defensive - monitor their behavior. If these problems persist or if your pet seems to be having any health problems, talk to your veterinarian.

    From Virginia Department of Emergency Management

TIME MACHINE Preview ... When The Pocomoke Fire Siren Sounded For An Unusual Reason, Local Town Descriptions From 1800, 1950's Music Concerns!

Once long ago authorities sounded the Pocomoke City fire siren loud and long but not due to a fire or an accident or a warning or test. And It accomplished its most unusual purpose!

Also, an item describing area towns as they existed in 1800, and from ACROSS THE USA.. criticism abounds about the music teenagers are listening to in the 1950's!

It's this Sunday on The Pocomoke Public Eye!

Do you have a local memory to share with PPE readers.. such as a big snow storm, a favorite school teacher, a local happening, something of interest your parents or grandparents told you about? It can be just a line or two or more if you wish. Your name won't be used unless you ask that it be. Send to and watch for it on a future TIME MACHINE posting!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Nero in the White House

Three significant historical events have been eclipsed by Obama: 1) Jimmy Carter will no longer be looked upon as the worst president in American history; 2) Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton will no longer be recognized as the greatest liars in presidential history; 3) Clinton's stain on Monica's dress, and what that did to the White House in general and the office of the president specifically, will forever pale in comparison to the stain and stench of Obama.
I need not spend much time on the failure of Obama as president. His tenure has been a failure on every measurable level. So much so, in fact, that some of the staunchest, most respected liberal Democrats and Democratic supporters have not only openly criticized him – some even more harshly than this essayist – but they have called for him to step down.
Richard Nixon's words "I am not a crook," punctuated with his involvement in Watergate, and Bill Clinton's finger-wagging as he told one of the most pathetic lies in presidential history, in the aftermath of Obama, will be viewed as mere prevarications.
Mr. Nixon and Clinton lied to save their backsides. Although, I would argue there are no plausible explanations for doing what they did, I could entertain arguments pursuant to understanding their rationales for lying. But in the case of Obama, he lies because he is a liar. He doesn't only lie to cover his misdeeds – he lies to get his way. He lies to belittle others and to make himself look presentable at their expense. He lies about his faith, his associations, his mother, his father and his wife. He lies and bullies to keep his background secret. His lying is congenital and compounded by socio-psychological factors of his life.
Never in my life, inside or outside of politics, have I witnessed such dishonesty in a political leader. He is the most mendacious political figure I have ever witnessed. Even by the low standards of his presidential predecessors, his narcissistic, contumacious arrogance is unequalled. Using Obama as the bar, Nero would have to be elevated to sainthood.
As the stock markets were crashing, taking with them the remaining life saving of untold tens of thousands, Obama was hosting his own birthday celebration, which was an event of epicurean splendidness. The shamelessness of the event was that it was not a state dinner to welcome foreign dignitaries, nor was it to honor an American accomplishment – it was to honor the Pharaoh, Barack Hussein Obama.
The event's sole purpose was for the Pharaoh to have his loyal subjects swill wine, indulge in gluttony and behavior unfit to take place on the property of taxpayers, as they suffer. It was of a magnitude comparable to that of Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski's $2 million birthday extravaganza for its pure lack of respect for the people.
Permit me to digress momentarily. The U.S. Capitol and the White House were built with the intent of bringing awe and respect to America and her people. They were also built with the intent of being the greatest of equalizers. I can tell you, having personally been to both, there is a moment of awe and humility associated with being in the presence of the history of those buildings. They are to be honored and inscribed into our national psyche, not treated as a Saturday night house party at Chicago's Cabrini-Green.
The people of America own that home Obama and his wife continue to debase with their pan-ghetto behavior. It is clear that Obama and family view themselves as royalty, but they're not. They are employees of "we the people," who are suffering because of his failed policies. What message does this behavior send to those who today are suffering as never before?
What message does it send to all Americans who are struggling? Has anyone stopped to think what the stock market downturn forebodes for those 80 million baby boomers who will be retiring in the next period of years? Is there a snowball's chance in the Sahara that every news program on the air would applaud this behavior if it were George W. Bush?   To that point, do you remember the media thrashing Bush took for having a barbecue at the White House?
Like Nero – who was only slightly less debaucherous than Caligula – with wine on his lips Obama treated "we the people" the way Caligula treated those over whom he lorded.
Many in America wanted to be proud when the first person of color was elected president, but instead, they have been witness to a congenital liar, a woman who has been ashamed of America her entire life, failed policies, intimidation and a commonality hitherto not witnessed in political leaders. He and his wife view their life at our expense as an entitlement – while America's people go homeless, hungry and unemployed.
Mychal Massie is chairman of the National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives-Project 21 – a conservative black think tank located in Washington, D.C. He was recognized as the 2008 Conservative Man of the Year by the Conservative Party of Suffolk County, N.Y. He is a nationally recognized political activist, pundit and columnist. He has appeared on Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN, NBC, Comcast Cable and talk radio programming nationwide. A former self-employed business owner of more than 30 years, Massie can be followed at


              Please join us in this FLY THE FLAG campaign and PLEASE send this to your friends and family asking them to also pass it on. We have less than 3 weeks and counting to get the word out
all across this great land and into every community in the United States of America.

              If you email this and each of those people do the
same ... You get the idea.

             THE PROGRAM:

             On Thursday, September 11th, 2011, an American flag should be displayed outside every home, apartment, office, and store in the United States . Every individual should make it their duty to display an American flag on this tenth anniversary of one our country's worst tragedies. We do this in honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11, their families, friends and loved ones who continue to endure the pain, and those who today are fighting at home and abroad to preserve our cherished freedoms.

 In the days, weeks and months following 9/11, our country was bathed in American flags as citizens mourned the incredible losses and stood shoulder-to-shoulder against terrorism. Sadly, those flags have all but disappeared. Our patriotism pulled us through some tough times and it shouldn't take another attack to galvanize us in solidarity.  Our American flag is the fabric of our country and together we can prevail over terrorism of all kinds.

             Action Plan:

            So, here's what we need you to do ...

             (1) Email this to everyone you know.

             Take a moment to think back to how you felt on 9/11 and let
those sentiments guide you.

              (2) Fly an American flag of any size on 9/11.  Honestly,
Americans should fly the flag year -round, but if you don't, then at
least make it a priority on this day.

              Thank you for your participation. God Bless You and God
Bless America!

Irene Predicted For Late Saturday

5:00 AM Wednesday

Dangerous Hurricane Irene continues to move through the Bahamas early this morning. The projections have now inched eastward and as of now, Irene is expected to pass just off the coast late Saturday. That's still 3 days off and the the forecast will likely change although the computer models should start to come together as we get within three days out and where Irene will actually go as it passes by the Eastern Shore should begin to clarify as we move through the next 24 hours or so.

Right now, the computer models have the center of Irene passing just East of us late Saturday or early Sunday and hitting New England full force late Sunday or early Monday. Please be aware that the Weather Channel and other major networks will focus a lot of their time on the effects the storm will have in places like New York and Boston because of the large population in those areas.

As of 5:00 this morning Irene has intensified and winds around the center are 110 mph and the pressure is at 962mb.

It will depend entirely on how far offshore Irene passes as to how it affects us. If it moves within 100 miles of us, expect a lot of rain, wind, power outages and tidal flooding especially on the bayside of the Shore as winds will shift hard to the west as the storm passes by and will result in tidal flooding in the usual places along our bayside creeks. If Irene passes further off the coast the effects here will be minimal.

Hurricanes Donna in 1961 and Floyd in 1999 are two benchmark hurricanes of comparable size and strength that passed East of here but caused considerable damage.

For more information go to Hurricane Preparedness Guide:


Arrests Made In Murder Of Escalante

According to Sheriff Todd Godwin, a joint investigation conducted by the Accomack County Sheriffs Office, Eastern Shore Drug Task Force, and the Accomack County Juvenile Services has led to an arrest in the July 21st homicide of Belarmino Escalante along with multiple other crimes to include assaults and brandishing of firearms that occurred on July 24th in the parking lots of Wattsville Royal Farms, Nelsonia Royal Farms, and Melfa Post Office.

Devonte LeShawn Davis, age 18 of Melfa, was charged on August 22nd in connection with the homicide of Belarmino Escalante with First Degree Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Attempted Robbery, Use of Firearm in Commission of Attempted Robbery, and Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon. Davis was also arrested on August 15th on a charge of Malicious Wounding by a Mob in connection with the July 24th assault of a man at the Royal Farms in Wattsville. Davis is being held at the Eastern Shore Regional Jail with bond denied.

Kevonte J. Bell, age 18 of Onancock, was arrested on August 15th in connection with the July 24th assault of a man at Wattsville Royal Farms and the brandishing of a firearm at this location as well as the Melfa Post Office. Bell is charged with Malicious Wounding by Mob, Two Counts of Brandishing Firearm, and Two Counts of Possession Firearm by Convicted Felon. He is incarcerated in the Accomack County Jail with bond denied.

Tyvon Smith, age 18 of Parksley, was arrested on August 15th in connection with the July 24th assault of a man at Wattsville Royal Farms, assault of a man at Melfa Post Office, and the brandishing of a firearm at all three crime locations. Smith is charged with Malicious Wounding by Mob, Malicious Wounding, Four Counts of Brandishing Firearm, and Four Counts of Possession Firearm by Convicted Felon. He is incarcerated in the Accomack County Jail with bond denied.

Sheriff Godwin states that the investigation is continuing and further arrests are pending.


On- Going Drug Investigation ~ 3 More Arrests

Three people have been arrested in Crisfield as part of an on-going drug investigation by the Crisfield and Pocomoke Police departments. 

On Monday police went into a unit at the Somers Cove Apartments with a warrant and a search turned up nearly 116 grams of marijuana, $1370 in cash, scales and 2 BB guns.  Police arrested Rakeem Terry and Shannon Evans of Crisfield and Keevon Bishop of Princess Anne.  Each is being held in default of $15,000 secured bond.

As a part of an on-going Narcotics Investigation being conducted by the Crisfield Police Department with the assistance of the Pocomoke City PD. On August 22nd, 2011 the police departments raided a residence located at 257 Somers Cove Apartments / Crisfield Housing Authority accompanied with a signed Search & Seizure Warrant signed by the Honorable Judge Paula Price.

As entry was made several individuals attempted their escape via the rear back door only to be met by the Crisfield Police. The search warrant was based on probable cause received during the course of this (3) month investigation.  A search of the residence resulted in the recovery of several bags of marijuana totaling 115.9 grams, $1370.00 in U.S. Currency, drug weighing scales, 2 replica 45 handguns (BB guns), and (3) arrest to include the leasee of the apartment (See Photo).  The U.S. Currency will be forfeited to the City of Crisfield.

Arrested were the following:
Rakeem Kinderick Terry (See

Rakeem Kinderick Terry

Aka “Smoov”
257 Somers Cove Apartments
Charged with: CDS Possession with the Intent to Distribute
CDS Distribution within 1000 feet of a school
CDS Possession of Marijuana
CDS Paraphernalia

Keevon Deangelo Bishop (See Photo)
12149 College Place
Princess Anne, Maryland

Keevon Deangelo Bishop
Charged with: CDS Possession with the intent to Distribute
CDS Distribution within 1000 feet of a school
CDS Possession of Marijuana

CDS Paraphernalia

Shannon Marie Evans
Shannon Marie Evans (leasee of apartment) – (See Photo)
257 Somers Cove Apartments
Charged with: CDS Possession with the intent to Distribute
CDS Distribution within 1000 feet of a school
CDS Possession of Marijuana
CDS Paraphernalia

All held on $15,000 secured bond.
This was an Outstanding drug bust, the Crisfield Police Department’s efforts are continuous.

This effort should send a strong message to those that are involved in the illegal drug trade that we working our way to the top of the food chain, and we are coming after you!


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

TIME MACHINE ... More On Earthquake Shocks In Eastern Shore History!

(The following news items appeared in The Denton Journal in Denton, Md)

September 4, 1886

At a few minutes before ten o'clock on Tuesday night the whole area of the Eastern and Southern States was violently shaken by an earthquake. The prohibition meeting held in the Masonic Hall in Denton was just closing and several persons felt the shock. Clocks were stopped, hanging lamps swung, and doors thrown open by an invisible force. In Denton, it lasted about a half minute and the wave like motion was felt by a great many families. Reports from all sections show that the shock was general, reaching from New York to the Gulf. (The newspaper went on to report that Charleston, South Carolina had a dozen shocks with more than 50 fatalities and several hundred injured.)

October 6, 1888

A Cambridge dispatch reports that a very perceptible earthquake shock was felt in Dorchester County a few days ago.

December 23, 1899

Two distinct earthquake shocks were felt in this county.

May 12, 1906

An earthquake lasting several seconds badly frightened residents of Seaford Tuesday, but no damage resulted. The ground quivered, buildings trembled and windows shook as though they would fall out. Earth tremors were also felt by some people here on Tuesday, it is said. Several shocks were reported in several part of New England on the same day.

TIME MACHINE ... 1886 Eastern Shore Earthquake!

Fortunately, earthquakes on the Eastern Shore are few and far between.

The following item is from GHOTES (Genealogy And History Of The Eastern Shore Of Virginia.. ):

"In 1886 there was an earthquake on the Eastern Shore. On August 25th all clocks stopped at 9:53pm. At Craddockville ornaments on mantles were knocked to the floor and broken."

UPDATE On Fires Set In Cypress Park- Arrest Made

From the Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office

 On August 22, 2011, the Pocomoke Police Department arrested and charged
Anthony Deshield of Pocomoke for setting fires in Cypress Park.

The Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company responded  to Cypress Park in Pocomoke City on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 6:46 am for several fires in the park area.  Damage was done to a pavillion, restrooms and childrens playground equipment.

  Deshield with 2nd Deg. Arson, 2nd Deg. Malicious Burning and Malicious Destruction of property of another.

 The arrest is the result of a joint investigation by the Pocomoke Police Department and the Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office.
Deshields is presently being held in the Worcester County Jail without bond.

According to the Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office these fires are not linked to the fire extinguished by the Pocomoke City Police Department in a housing complex back in July of this year.