Saturday, August 25, 2012

There's Nothing Like A Rainbow........... the end of a trying day.
"This proves that there is, indeed, a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!  Our very own Pocomoke Volunteer Fire Company!"
                              -Councilman Rob Clarke-
Thanks Rob!

First Man On the Moon -Neil Armstrong -Dead At 82

(Reuters) - U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong, who took a giant leap for mankind when he became the first person to walk on the moon, has died at the age of 82, his family said on Saturday.

Armstrong died following complications from heart-bypass surgery he underwent earlier this month, the family said in a statement, just two days after his birthday on August 5.

As commander of the Apollo 11 mission, Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969. As he stepped on the dusty surface, Armstrong said: "That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind."

Those words endure as one of the best known quotes in the English language.

The Apollo 11 astronauts' euphoric moonwalk provided Americans with a sense of achievement in the space race with Cold War foe the Soviet Union and while Washington was engaged in a bloody war with the communists in Vietnam.

Neil Alden Armstrong was 38 years old at the time and even though he had fulfilled one of mankind's age-old quests that placed him at the pinnacle of human achievement, he did not revel in his accomplishment. He even seemed frustrated by the acclaim it brought.

"I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks but for the ledger of our daily work," Armstrong said in an interview on CBS's "60 Minutes" program in 2005.

He once was asked how he felt knowing his footprints would likely stay on the moon's surface for thousands of years. "I kind of hope that somebody goes up there one of these days and cleans them up," he said.


TIME MACHINE Preview ... A Banner Year For Pocomoke City!

1976 was a very good year for Pocomoke according to city officials of that era, calling it the best productive since 1878.

Read about the accomplishments this Sunday on the Pocomoke Public Eye!

Also, a 1985 award for Pocomoke City... a big day in Onancock in 1936... and from 1884, a portion of Snow Hill's new court house fence is missing!

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!



Support the Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company Cadets!

Get your car washed TODAY

Saturday  August 25, 2012
9 AM ~ 2 PM

JEEP WEEK Today ~ Pocomoke Fairgrounds



NASA Wallops Island Rocket Launch Rescheduled

The launch attempt NASA/Wallops Island  for Friday  August 24 was scrubbed due to boats in the hazard area.

A launch attempt will not be made on Saturday, August 25 due to projected inclement weather.

A new launch date is to be determined.

Hurricane Season ~ Info You Can Use

August generally signals an increase in tropical weather. August and September are the top months for Hurricanes and Tropical Storms to threaten the Eastern Shore. WESR and A&N Electric Cooperative have produced the Hurricane Preparedness Guide on The Hurricane Preparedness Guide will give you a guide on how to prepare for potential tropical weather, what to do if one does strike here and how to deal with the aftermath of the storm. It's free and available to everyone on

There are a couple of things you can do now to help you better deal with an approaching storm. If you live in an area that is subject to flooding or you live in a mobile home you need to decide where you will ride out the storm out of the flood zone. If you need to know if you live in a flood zone, you can find out by clicking on the flood zone map. If you have friends or family on high ground make plans now to ride the storm out with them. Shelters, while available, need to be kept available for those who have nowhere else to go. Even if you live on high ground, if you live among large trees you may wish to go elsewhere during the worst of the storm.

Also, get your evacuation kit together. It should include any valuable papers you need to save, medicine if you have prescriptions, a flash light with extra batteries, a portable radio with batteries, cash in case credit or debit card systems go down, canned food and water to last at least three days and articles of clothing. You should also make plans ahead of time for your pets in case you need to go to a shelter where they are not permitted. If you have a boat in the water, plan what you will do to either secure it or get it out of the water.

The Eastern Shore came very close to being hit by a major storm last August 28 with Hurricane Irene. The ANEC WESR Hurricane Preparedness Guide is designed to help you prepare your property for what mother nature may dish out. WESR will be on the air during the event to serve the Eastern Shore with all of the latest information.


FINAL Performance of Boeing,Boeing Tonight At the Mar-Va Theater

Friday nights  LIVE  performance at the Mar-Va Theater has been called AMAZING!!

Don't miss the final night of  "Boeing, Boeing" featuring Pocomoke's own Matt Williams and the rest of the  incredible cast.

Saturday   August 25, 2012
$20.00 Adult / $10.00 Child

Thursday, August 23, 2012

From Why Do We Kill?

Video is from CASE FILE 1.The Bounty Hunters taken from the book "Why Do We Kill" written by Kelvin Sewell and Stephen Janis.

Kelvin D. Sewell, a former Baltimore City Homicide Detective, is now Chief of Police in Pocomoke City, Maryland

"Crime always seeps through the boundaries, and along with it, suffering.  Pretending like it isn't happening has little effect on the steady drumbeat of death.  In fact, many times the cover-up is worse than the crime.  A dose of honesty and realism might give us the sense to figure out what is and is not  working.  Otherwise, without the truth, we are simply blind.
                                   ~Kelvin D. Sewell~

TIME MACHINE Preview ... A Banner Year For Pocomoke City!

1976 was a very good year for Pocomoke according to city officials of that era, calling it the best productive since 1878.

Read about the accomplishments this Sunday on the Pocomoke Public Eye!

Also, a 1985 award for Pocomoke City... a big day in Onancock in 1936... and from 1884, a portion of Snow Hill's new court house fence is missing!

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!

Pocomoke City Police Department ~ Annual Back To School Picnic

A Look At The Riverside Grill From The Sky


Photo taken by: Patrick J. Hendrickson

Thanks Patrick!

NASA's Wallops Flight Facility - Rocket Launch


Scrubbing for today due to boats in the hazard area. We will be trying again tomorrow. Window again 6:30 - 10:30 eastern.

~~FREE~~ Ocean City Jeep Week Event At Pocomoke Fairgrounds


OCJW and the Eastern Shore Jeep Association join together to provide you a really great time at the Pocomoke Fair Grounds and the OCJW/ESJA Obstacle Course.

Photo/OCJW 2009
Hosted by the Pocomoke Fairgrounds and organized and directed by the Eastern Shore Jeep Association. Registered participants will be afforded opportunities to give it all they've got while crawling over rocks and avoiding or maneuvering through and over a number of obstacle designed specifically to challenge your Jeep!

Food and drink will be available from the Fairgrounds concession stand.

Single Fried Oyster Subs/Sandwiches
Cheese Steak Subs
Cheese Burgers and Hamburgers
Hot Dogs
French Fries
Sweet Potato Fries (big favorite!)
Ice Cream, Homemade Baked Goods
Coke Products, Ice Tea, Bottled Water, Lemonade
Coffee (Regular and Decafe)


Chincoteague Island Police Department "Ride For Kids"

~Starts at Stingray's north of Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and ends at Don's Seafood on Chincoteague with auction and block party featuring the band Bigger Dreams~

Troopers Increase Efforts To Reduce Crashes This Weekend

(PIKESVILLE, MD) – As part of a national effort to reduce an increase in traffic fatalities, Colonel Marcus L. Brown, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police, has directed troopers to increase their efforts to reduce traffic crashes through enforcement this weekend.

Each of the 22 Maryland State Police barracks will deploy special patrols this weekend to reduce crashes in their areas of responsibility. Nationally, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic fatalities are up 13.5 percent for the first quarter of 2012. In Maryland, there was an increase of 6 percent. From January 1, 2011 to July 23, 2011, there were 239 fatalities on Maryland roads. During the same period this year, there were 251 fatalities. Additional crash reduction enforcement initiatives will be conducted throughout 2012.

Aggressive drivers, speed violators, distracted drivers, impaired drivers and seatbelt violators will be the focus for Maryland state troopers, particularly in high crash areas throughout the state. State Police crash data reveals the following highways as key roads for the crash reduction efforts: Interstate 695 and Interstate 83 in Baltimore County, Interstate 495 in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, Interstate 70 in Baltimore, Howard, and Frederick counties and U.S. Route 301 in Prince George’s County. Barracks serving other parts of the state will be conducting enforcement efforts in key areas identified locally as having a high number of crashes.

“This is a statewide public safety concern and we believe focusing our attention on those areas prone to motor vehicle crashes will lead to safer travel for all motorists,” Colonel Marcus L. Brown said. “This enforcement initiative is an effective means of preventing a raise of motor vehicle crashes in Maryland. Our troopers will be out in force specifically targeting aggressive and distracted drivers, speed violators, impaired drivers, and those not wearing their seatbelts.”

The crash reduction enforcement initiative is part of the Maryland Strategic Highway Safety Plan. The Strategic Highway Safety Plan, or SHSP, is a statewide, comprehensive safety plan designed to reduce crashes and the resulting fatalities and injuries by sharing resources and targeting efforts to the areas of greatest need. Partners in the SHSP include the Maryland Department of Transportation, the Motor Vehicle Administration and the Maryland Highway Safety Office. The Maryland State Police, in cooperation with local law enforcement, is supporting the enforcement component of the plan.

The goal of the SHSP is to reduce motor vehicle fatalities and crashes in Maryland. Troopers plan to achieve this goal by deterring motorists from speeding and engaging in poor driving practices with aggressive enforcement and zero tolerance for traffic violations.

The Maryland State Police remind motorists to avoid aggressive driving behavior, to obey the speed limit, to be attentive drivers, avoid driving while impaired, and to make sure all occupants are wearing seatbelts or are in child safety seats in the vehicle. A driver’s effort may save their life or the life of another.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Meet K-9 Edo ~ With his handler Deputy 1st Class Dale Trotter

K-9 Edo and his handler 
 Deputy First Class Dale Trotter
The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office retires K-9 Toby. K-9 Toby, an English Springer Spinal, was a trained bomb dog for the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office for  10 Years. K-9 Toby was the Worcester County Sheriff’s office first bomb detection K-9. He would perform searches of the Court house in Snow Hill on regular basis. During high profile events, such as elections and the car shows held at the Ocean City convention center, Toby would scan the buildings looking for explosives making sure the building was safe for the event. K-9 Toby was a big part of his handler Deputy Dave Lewis’s family.

Deputy Lewis saw that Toby was slowing down in his ability to perform his duties as a bomb detection K-9. Toby was retired and lived with Deputy Lewis’s family.

The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office purchased and trained another bomb dog named Edo, a  German Sheppard. Deputy First Class Dale Trotter was selected to be his handler.

 Both K-9 Edo and Deputy Trotter traveled to North Carolina to receive the required training in explosive detection. K-9 Edo is also crossed trained in patrol functions such as tracking and crowd control. Both K-9 Edo and Deputy Trotter are patrolling the streets of Worcester County.

NASA Wallops Island Rocket Launch Thursday

NASA will launch a Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket carrying university student developed experiments on August 23 from the agency's launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Based on the approved range schedule, the launch window is between 6:30 and 10:30 a.m. The backup launch days are August 24 and 25.

Four university experiments will be flown as part of an educational project called RockSat-X, which is designed to provide students hands-on experience in designing, fabricating, testing and conducting experiments for space flight. The project is a joint effort between NASA and the Colorado Space Grant Consortium.

The selected experiments for this years RockSat-X launch are from Baylor University, University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of Puerto Rico and Virginia Tech.

The experiments will fly on a two-stage Terrier-Improved Malemute rocket to a projected altitude of 98 miles. After the 15-minute flight, the payload carrying the experiments will land via a parachute in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 66 miles off the coast of Virginia. The 875-pound payload will be recovered for re-use and experiment analysis.

The NASA Visitor Center will open at 5:30 a.m. on launch day for public viewing.

The mission will be available live on Ustream beginning at 5:30 a.m. on launch day at:

Mission status on launch day also can be followed on Twitter and Facebook at:

Mission status also is available on the Wallops launch status line at 757-824-2050.

More information on the RockSat-X mission is available at:

Tyvon Smith In Police Custody- Accomack County

ACCOMACK CO., Va. - A wanted man has turned himself in. Accomack County Sheriff's Office says that Tyvon "Teddy" Smith, 19, turned himself in on Tuesday evening.

Smith was wanted in connection with the July 2011 homicide of Belarmino Escalante, who was reportedly killed in the Royal Farms parking lot, during an attempted robbery.

Police have arrested and charged him with 1st degree murder, use of a firearm in commission of murder, attempted robbery, use of firearm in commission of attempted robbery, and possession of firearm by a convicted felon.

Smith is now being held at the Accomack County Jail without bond.

John Lennon’s Killer Seeks Freedom Again

By Chris Kokenes, CNN
NEW YORK (CNN) — Mark David Chapman, John Lennon’s convicted killer, will get his seventh shot at parole in a hearing that could take place as early as Wednesday.

His latest quest for freedom comes ahead of the 32nd anniversary of the death of the former Beatle, a British singer-songwriter who was gunned down outside his Manhattan apartment on December 8, 1980.

Chapman is scheduled to be interviewed by two or three members of the parole board, according to Carole Claren-Weaver, a spokeswoman for the New York Department of Corrections.

He was last up for parole in 2010, but was denied because his “discretionary release remains inappropriate at this time and incompatible with the welfare of the community,” according to the New York State Division of Parole.

He was also denied parole in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008.

Chapman, 57, is serving a sentence of 20 years to life in prison, and is being held at the Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, New York.

He is in protective custody in a single-person cell, Claren-Weaver said, and is allowed out three hours per day.

Since his transfer from Attica earlier this year, Chapman has reapplied to participate in a state program called “family reunion,” which allows inmates to spend more time with family members.

Chapman has not had an infraction since 1994. It is not clear if he currently has legal representation.

Yoko Ono, Lennon’s widow, in previous years has submitted a letter requesting that parole be denied. Her attorney reiterated her position in an email to CNN over the weekend.

Boeing, Boeing Performed LIVE ~ Mar-Va Theater- Meet The Cast

Matt Williams has returned to his Pocomoke home for a few days bringing  a complete cast and crew with him.  For the past few days all of them have been preparing for the live performance  of Boeing, Boeing at the Mar-Va Theater this Friday and Saturday night.  Good luck to all of you.  Great to see you home again, Matt!


Rachael Cain
Rachael is thrilled to be working with this amazing team in beautiful Pocomoke City, Maryland.  She has just finished the pre-Broadway run of Amazing Grace the Musical, at Goodspeed Norma Terris Theater.  Other favorites include Sarah in Ragtime, and Ti Moune in Once on this Island.  She is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Seth Eliser
A graduate of The University of Hartford, Seth recently toured the country with The Music Man.  Other credits include Hairspray, The Wedding Singer, and Hello Dolly!  Seth also plays drums for New York based singer-songwriter Joe Iconis, and frequently performs with the band "The Switch," also New York City based.  He can't wait to get on stage and kick it up with this amazing cast!

Kendall Chaffee-Standish
Kendall is beyond excited to return to Pocomoke after appearing here as Sophie in The Star Spangled Girl, two summers ago.  Since then, she has been sailing the high seas with Disney Cruise Lines, appearing as Cinderella and Yzma from The Emperor's New Groove in the wickedly fun new show Villain's Tonight! Other favorite roles include Julie Jordan in Carousel and Percy in the musical version of The Spitfire Grill.

Andy White
Andy recently completed his run with the National Touring Company of Legally Blonde: The Musical, performing in the ensemble, and understudying the role of Emmett.  He was seen at Millbrook Playhouse in their productions of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Finch), Once Upon a Mattress (Sir Harry), and High School Musical (Troy.)  He is a graduate of Pace University, where he appeared as Cliff in Cabaret, and Jason in Bare, a Pop Opera.  Hope you enjoy this wild production!

Keelay Gipson
This is the third Mar-Va production Keelay has been involved with. He handled  tech for Driving Miss Daisy,  directed The Star Spangled Girl, and  is glad to be back in Pocomoke as Director of Boeing Boeing!  Some favorite directing credits include Red Light Winter and See What I Wanna See at Pace University, and revue Sign of the Times, featuring the music of Prince,at The Duplex Cabaret Theater in Manhattan's West Village.  As a performer, Keelay recently toured the country with Theater Works, and appeared in Hair at the New Bedford Theater Festival.  He is a professional video editor and director, and founder of his own company, SYNCity.

Emily Stockdale
Emily, a recent graduate of Pace University, is very excited to be part of this production!  She just finished playing April in the Geva Theater Center's production of Company.  Her favorite roles at Pace include Sally Bowles in Cabaret and Evelyn Nesbit (u/s) in Ragtime. Ms. Stockdale also performed in Seussical, Rent, Oklahoma!, and Babes in Arms at Weathervane Repertory Theater. Last spring, she was in the cast of the New York Philharmonic's production of Company directed by Lonny Price at Lincoln Center.

Matt Williams
Matt is a native of Pocomoke City, where he first appeared on the Mar-Va stage when he was 6 years old. This is the fourth production he has brought "back home" since the theater's renovation. Favorite professional credits include the National Touring Company of The 39 Steps, and regional productions of Leading Ladies, Awake and Sing!, Man of LaMancha, and Hairspray. In September Matt will begin his MFA training at The Juilliard School in New York City.

Matt is the son of David and Tracey Malloy Williams.  He is also the grandson of Pocomoke City Councilman Don Malloy and the late Hannah Malloy.

Boeing, Boeing
Friday & Saturday
August 24 & 25
7 PM
Tickets $20
Tickets on sale now:
~Mar-Va Theater Box Office & Online
~Market Street Deli
~Enchanted Florist

About the show..........
Bernard, a successful Parisian architect, juggles three flight attendant fiancées with the help of his long-suffering housekeeper, Bertha, and unexpected visiting friend, Robert. Things are going smoothly until the creation of a faster Boeing jet and changing airline timetables. Don't miss out on this crazy turn of events!


MD. State Police Press Release
(PIKESVILLE, MD) -- Maryland State Police and local law enforcement are reminding the owners and riders of motor scooters and mopeds that a new law taking effect in less than two months will make significant changes in the use of their chosen form of transportation.

On October 1, 2012, new Maryland vehicle laws will take effect that require all motor scooters and mopeds to be titled and insured, while all operators and passengers must wear a helmet and eye protection. These new requirements are in addition to the existing law that requires all motor scooter and moped operators to possess a valid driver’s license or a moped operator’s permit.

All drivers and passengers of motor scooters and mopeds will be required to wear motorcycle helmets that meet safety standards set by the United States Department of Transportation. Drivers and passengers must also wear eye protection, unless the vehicle is equipped with a windscreen.

Motor scooter and moped owners will be required to insure their vehicles. They must obtain at least the minimum vehicle liability insurance and must carry proof of the insurance with them whenever they are operating the scooter or moped.

Motor scooters and mopeds will be required to be titled by the Motor Vehicle Administration. Owners will be able to obtain titling information through the MVA website at beginning October 1st. When the title is obtained, the vehicle owner will be provided with a decal that must be displayed on the rear of the vehicle.

Maryland law defines a motor scooter as a non-pedal vehicle that has a seat for the operator; has two wheels, of which one is ten or more inches in diameter; has a step through chassis; has a motor with a rating of 2.7 brake horsepower or less, or a 50 cc engine or less; and is equipped with an automatic transmission.

A moped is defined as a bicycle that is designed to be operated by human power with the assistance of a motor; is equipped with pedals that can drive the rear wheel(s); has two or three wheels, one of which is more than 14 inches in diameter; has a motor with a rating of 1.5 brake horsepower or less and a 50 cc engine or less.

The drivers of motor scooters and mopeds are required to follow the same rules of the road as bicycles. Those rules include:

-Drivers must ride as near to the right side of the roadway as practical
and safe as possible, except when:
--Making a left turn;
--Operating on a one-way street;
--Passing a stopped or slower moving vehicle;
--Avoiding pedestrians and road hazards;
--The right lane is a right turn only lane;
--Operating in a lane too narrow for a bicycle or motor scooter and another vehicle to travel safely side by side.

-Drivers may ride side by side only if flow of traffic is unimpeded;
-Drivers must exercise due care when passing;
-Headsets covering both ears, or earplugs in both ears, are not permitted;
-Scooters or mopeds may not be operated on roadways with speed limits
greater than 50 mph;
-Scooters or mopeds may not be operated at more than 30 mph;
-Drivers may not operate on a roadway where there is a smooth paved bike lane or paved shoulder available, meaning they must use the bike lane or paved shoulder instead of the roadway;
-Drivers must obey the rules of the road applicable to all vehicles.

Troopers and local law enforcement across Maryland have received training regarding the new laws. Scooter and moped drivers who violate the new law can expect to be stopped and issued traffic citations or warnings, beginning October 1.

Update On Shooting On Monday Night In Mappsville, VA.

According to Sheriff Todd Godwin, on Monday, August 20 at approximately 10:21 p.m., the Accomack County Sheriffs Office received a report from the Eastern Shore 911 Center in regards to shots being fired in the Mappsville Trailer Park.

 Further investigation revealed that one victim was approached by two black males outside of his residence at which time the victim was shot by the suspects. A 2nd victim was also shot at the residence during this incident and the suspects fled on foot prior to deputies' arrival. One victim was pronounced dead at the scene as the other was transported by Bloxom Ambulance to Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital and flown to Sentara Norfolk General where he is listed in stable condition.

The incident appears to have been the result of an attempted robbery.

Identification of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of immediate family.

The Accomack County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Virginia State Police, Parksley Police Department, and the Onley Police Department.

Anyone with information concerning this crime is asked to contact the Accomack County Sheriff's Office at 787-1131 or 824-5666.

Worcester County Sheriff's Office Press Release

On August 17, 2012 at 5:59 am., a Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was dispatched for a disorderly subject at the Lake Haven Trailer Park in Berlin, Maryland. As the Deputy pulled into the trailer park and exited his patrol vehicle, the suspect, James Conroy, 38 years of age from Baltimore Maryland, began aggressively running directly toward the Deputy. The Deputy ordered Mr. Conroy to stop who refused to comply with any orders and continued to run at the Deputy. The Deputy shot Mr. Conroy with his tazer in an attempt to protect himself. The tazer had no effect on Mr. Conroy. Mr. Conroy then began to assault the Deputy.

A short time later, members of the Maryland State Police, Berlin Police Department and Ocean Pines Police Department arrived on scene. Mr. Conroy continued to fight with officers and Deputy and was eventually taken into custody. The Deputy and two additional officers were treated and released at Atlantic General Hospital for minor injuries.

Mr. Conroy was subsequently charged with assault, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct, and held on a $50,000.00 bond. It was subsequently determined that Mr. Conroy was allegedly under the influence of PCP.

On August 19, 2012, at approximately 1129 hours, A Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy stopped a vehicle for a seatbelt violation on Rt. 50 in the area of Keyser Pt. Rd. in West Ocean City. The driver was identified as James Paul Kimble 27 of Pasadena Md. and the passenger was identified as Gaberille Marie Fitzgerald 22 of Baltimore Md. Upon making contact with the occupants the Deputy could smell a strong odor of burnt marijuana.

Ms. Fitzgerald stated that there was marijuana and a “bowl” in her bag in the trunk of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle produced suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Mr. Kimble was charged with possession drug paraphernalia. Ms. Fitzgerald was charged with possession drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Both subjects were released pending trial.

On 08/21/2012 at approximately 0019 hours, Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputies stopped a vehicle on Ocean Highway at Old Virginia Rd, Pocomoke City, Maryland for an equipment violation.

After searching the vehicle Deputies discovered a loaded Smith and Wesson .40 Caliber handgun, approximately one pound of marijuana, and $517.47 of US currency.

Arrested were, Loronda Weathers, age 24, of Norfolk Virginia and Dewayne Walker, age 30, of Nassawadox Virginia. Both subjects have been charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a concealed firearm in a vehicle, and Possession of a firearm while committing a drug trafficking crime.

Both subjects are being held at the Worcester County Jail on $5,000.00.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Parksley Teen Wanted In Connectin With Homicide From 2011

Accomack County Sheriff's Office asking the public's help in locating a Parksley teen wanted in connection with a homicide that occurred last summer in Accomack County.

Accomack County Sheriff Todd Godwin announced Monday that grand jury indictments have been received for 19-year-old Tyvon "Teddy" Smith.

In addition to Smith, two other suspects- Kevonte Bell and Devonte Davis- were indicted in connection with the July 21, 2011, homicide of Belarmino Escalante and remain behind bars. Smith, however, remains at large.

He is wanted on the charges of first-degree murder, use of firearm in the commission of murder, attempted robbery, use of firearm in the commission of attempted robbery and possession of firearm by a convicted felon.
According to investigators, Smith is described as black, dark complexion, small build, approximately 5-foot-8 and 145 pounds.

Anyone with information concerning Smith's whereabouts is asked to contact the Accomack County Sheriff's Office at (757) 787-1131 or (757) 824-5666.

Shooting in Mappsville, Va. Leaves One Dead

The Accomack County Sheriff's Office reports there was a shooting last night (Monday evening) around 10:30 pm in Mappsville, Va. The incident occurred in a trailer park on Beartown Road and Chester Street, behind Stucky's in Mappsville. One person is dead and another was injured in the shooting.

As of this time there is no word on the condition of the surviving victim and no idication of any suspect in the shooting.

"Boeing, Boeing" ~ Live Performance At the Mar-Va Theater

Pocomoke's own, Matt Williams with a cast and crew from New York,  will be on stage at the Mar-Va Theater this Friday and Saturday nights.

Enjoy  the evening with this comedic production and fantastic cast.

Friday  August 24th
Saturday  August 25th
Tickets: $20

To use your credit card go to:

Jeep Week At Pocomoke Fairgrounds ~ FREE Admission

Pocomoke Vol. Fire Co. Cadets To Hold Car Wash

The Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company Cadets will hold a

Saturday  August 25, 2012
9 AM ~ 2PM

~Please support the fire company cadets~

Monday, August 20, 2012

Incredible ad by the Catholic Church

This is not just for the Catholic Church.....rather for all who consider themselves Christians!

When churches start running ads.... this election is going to get hot.

Hat Tip; Kack

Veteran's Outpatient Clinic Has Moved To New Location In Pocomoke City

A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house were held Saturday at the Outpatient Clinic for Veterans once located in downtown Pocomoke. The facility has moved from its downtown location to 112 Pocomoke Marketplace in Pocomoke- which would be Market Steet Extended behind Eastern Shore Lanes and in the same shopping center as Dunkin Donuts!

Below is a nice article about the facility but it gave no reference as to where the new clinic is located. But I found it!  Photos also.

Outpatient veterans clinic opens in Pocomoke City
By Earl Holland
Staff Writer
POCOMOKE CITY -- Leo Cherry knows how tough it can be for veterans trying to make it to their medical appointments.
As a driver for the Department of Motor Vehicles, Cherry would get up as early as 4 a.m. to transport veterans to locations like Cambridge and Baltimore so they could get their required treatment. Now the Hebron resident, who is also a veteran, can get his treatment closer to home with the opening of a new VA outpatient clinic.

"This is a very nice facility for the Lower Shore and it's amazing to see it and I really enjoy it," he said. "It's a lot of help to the veterans."

The facility, which opened two weeks ago, serves more than 1,500 veterans in Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties. The increasing number of veterans being served necessitated the move from its downtown location that it started with one doctor, one nurse and one clerical staff member working once a week 12 years ago.

To celebrate the opening of the center, a ribbon cutting and open house were held Saturday, which allowed the public to take a tour of the facility while allowing veterans to register for care. As part of the ribbon cutting, several dignitaries were on hand, including U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md.; Delegate Mike McDermott, R-38B-Worcester; and a representative for U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md.

Dr. Martin Garcia-Bunuel, the deputy director for managed care for the VA Maryland Health Care System, said being able to have a location that can reach both veterans in the tri-county area as well as the Eastern Shore of Virginia is a benefit to the veterans.

"This is a distant site from our main medical center in Baltimore and ... one of the things that is so important to us as a health care system is to provide primary care, mental health care and other preventative services," he said. "In order to do that, we have to be present, and this is a fantastic way to do that."

While the services are available to veterans, there is a concern that many of them are not utilizing the benefits. Kenya Griffin, program director for public relations and community outreach for the health care system, said educating them about it is very important.

"Some veterans don't believe they qualify or they get misinformation," she said. "So we want to let them know that there are experts here who can answer their questions about VA health care services, help them complete forms to enroll for care and that the services are here for them to take advantage of."

Cherry said the new technology that the Pocomoke City center possesses will be on par with the other facilities in the state, meaning he and his fellow veterans can get the same treatment close to home.

"You'll be able to get the veterans in and get their service while having to drive or travel that far," he said. "I know a lot of veterans who are older than me who don't feel like getting up four or six o'clock in the morning who have to take the shuttle to Cambridge or Baltimore on Green Street."

Originial Picasso Round in Storage in Indiana Museum

Pablo Picasso once said, “Everything you can imagine is real.” So imagine, for a second, that a piece of art which sat in storage collecting dust for half a century turned out to be an original Picasso.

The staff at the Evansville Museum in Evansville, Ind. didn’t exactly foresee that scenario — but it’s most definitely real. The piece, now identified as Picasso’s “Seated Woman with Red Hat”, had been erroneously cataloged as one inspired by Picasso and instead credited to an artist named Gemmaux, the Evansville Courier & Press reports. Gemmaux, it turns out, is simply the plural of “gemmail,” which refers to the fired-glass technique used in creating the piece.

In 1963, industrial designer Raymond Loewy donated the piece to the museum, where it sat in storage until New York auction house Guernsey’s decided to inquire. The museum voted on Tuesday to authorize the auction house to sell “Seated Woman with Red Hat” privately, citing concerns about maintenance and insurance costs.

“Now that we have a full understanding of the requirements and additional expenses to display, secure, preserve and insure the piece, it is clear those additional costs would place a prohibitive financial burden on the museum,” R. Steven Krohn, president of the museum’s board of trustees, told the Courier & Press.

Guernsey’s has refrained from public speculation about how much the 1950s-era fired glass piece will fetch, but NewsFeed suspects the number will land somewhere in the ballpark of “ridiculously, mind-bogglingly high.” In 2010 another Picasso work, “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust” sold at auction for a then-record $106.5 million.

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'Tonight Show' Lays Off 20 Staffers, Jay Leno Takes Pay Cut

"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC's flagship late night program, has laid off 20 staffers, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Deadline reports that Leno himself took a "tremendous" pay cut as well.

Details of the departments that will be affected by the downsizing are currently unknown, nor is it known why the layoffs took place.

The news of the layoffs is particularly surprising, as "The Tonight Show" usually comes in first place in both ratings and important demographics. Since Leno reclaimed the show after the 2010 Conan O'Brien debacle, the ratings have steadily declined, and is occasionally beaten by "Late Show with David Letterman" in the ratings and Comedy Central's Stewart/Colbert pairing in the 18-49 demographic.

Still, the show remains one of the most valuable on the troubled network.

Leno is speculated to make around $30 million annually from "The Tonight Show" prior to this pay cut. However, as recently as an episode of Jay Mohr's podcast this month, Leno has often boasted that he hasn't touched his "Tonight Show" money since taking the job, instead living off the income he makes from public appearances.

Deadline's Nikki Finke was first to report the story.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

What Happens At Friday Night Football Practice When Chief Sewell Shows Up!

Football Season Begins.....
Salvation Army football teams practiced  their skills Friday night on the corner of Clarke and Willow.  These little guys were really into the game.

This is what happens when Pocomoke City Police Chief Kelvin Sewell walks up to show his support for football season and all  the teams! 

He reallied this team around and on the count of three.....
#25- Ready to get the game going.......

Note: In case you football lovers didn't know.... Chief Sewell is very much a Ravens fan! 


TIME MACHINE ... Traveling Back To 1903 On Tangier Island

(Reader-friendly viewing of newspaper archives material)


July, 1903

(Alton Evening Telegraph- Alton, Illinois)




The Tangier Islander is in an almost ideal position to get the most in a simple material way out of life. He draws his living from the sea, and the shore affords him only an occasional standing room and a place to sleep. So precious is the small available land than an acre high and dry is worth $2,000. Taxes are light, for although the islanders maintain good schools and have a large and comfortable schoolhouse, they have few of the ordinary civil expenses. Crime is almost unknown, there are no paupers, and in effect there are no roads or streets to maintain, for there are no horses on the island, and few wheeled vehicles save wheelbarrows.

The islanders are regular and faithful attendants at church, and liberal givers to religious objects. They have one costly church with an organ that would be regarded as notable in a much larger community. Profanity is punished by fines administered by justices of the peace, and it is a favorite joke that those who do not dare to relieve their minds by hard words on the island, go out to the wharf to do their swearing. The Tangier Islander in fact is a well conducted person at home, though it is said that the temptations of Crisfield sometimes proves too much for him.

Tangier has shops of its own, which minister to the needs of the community, but the inhabitants do not suffer from the high prices usual in isolated places for the trusty bugeye enables the Tangiersmen to defy the extorsions of local shopkeepers. If prices are high at home he soon discovers the fact and sails away in his bugeye to Crisfield or Onancock to make purchases. As not only the men, but even the women and children of Tangier can manage a bugeye in half a gale of wind, the mere fact that the husbands and fathers are busy fishing does not cut off a family from from the benefits of more distant markets. A Tangier woman will leap into her bugeye and sail away fifteen or twenty miles across the sound to the mainland just as a farmer's wife will drive to town for goods. Then, too, four or five times a week the steamers going to and from Baltimore touch at the island wharf (farther out from the island in deeper water and reached by bugeye), and fetch whatever the local shopkeepers or those of the neighboring mainland do not afford. - New York Times.


June, 1974

(The Salisbury Times)


Pocomoke Girl, 16, Is Crowned Miss Delmarva (Poultry Princess)

Declaring she really likes chicken, Terri Lynn Butler, 16, was crowned Delmarva Poultry Princess Friday at the 27th annual Delmarva Chicken Festival in Seaford.

Miss Butler, who is from Pocomoke City, and holds the Miss Pocomoke City title, said she really enjoys chicken, "barbecued or fried, it doesn't make any difference to me."

The 5-foot 1, 112 pound, princess performed a vocal medley from Cinderella during the talent portion of the contest. She told judges she wants to be an elementary school teacher.

She received a $1,000 scholarship, a $300 wardrobe, and a $500 college scholarship. She wore a pale blue dotted Swiss gown with a white lace band at the waistline.

She was crowned by Sue Anne Rogers, 1973 Delmarva Poultry Princess. She was also presented with a trophy, flowers, robe and ribbon.

Miss Pocomoke City was sponsored by the Junior Women's Club of Pocomoke City. She plans to become a history teacher. Her hobbies include roller skating, swimming, tennis, piano, and cheerleading.


November, 1901

(Trenton Times- Trenton, N.J.)


Will Visit John S. Wise's Game Preserve Near Pocomoke City

Dover, Del,. Nov 8.- Probably the most conspicuous hunter who will visit ths peninsula in search of the partridge, plover, and ruffled grouse this season will be former President Cleveland who will go down to Kleptopeak, just below Pocomoke City, early next week to be the guest of Hon. John S. Wise on his game preserve there. 



December, 1899

(The Racine Daily Journal- Racine, Wis.)

Women who have been going into athletics for the good of their figures will not like the latest edict from Paris, that their shoulders must droop. No more square, well set-up shoulders if you please. Just imagine it. The style of 1830, with that slope you always hated whenever you looked at grandmother's portrait, must be adopted by hook or crook.



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Another First: Third Friday Art Stroll ~ Downtown Pocomoke City

What a wonderful evening to stroll downtown Pocomoke!  Clear skies, nice breeze, plenty to see and lots of people!  Most of us have always been aware that there are many talented people in and around Pocomoke but Friday night gave so many  the chance to see who these people actually are and how gifted they are at what they do. Whether it's painting, singing,  photography or baking each individual person is greatly talented!

Finally got a chance to visit  "Second Time Around".  Well, they have just about everything you can think of for sale and lots to look at. I saw a few things I would love to have but just have no place to put them.

 Jenny Somers had her art work on display and she has always made painting look so easy and so much fun.  Learning to paint is on my 'bucket list', Jenny.  Oh, and I did order a handpainted Christmas tree ornament with the Riverside Grill on it for my tree this year.  Can't wait to see it!

Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves and a night this always gives you the opportunity to see people you haven't seen in a long time.  We enjoyed immensely.  Stores were filled with people and each one had their share of refreshments! 
A team of police officers Pocomoke City can be proud of.
Officer Perkins, Lee Brumley ( once a  wonderful Pocomoke City officer for many years and is now with Somerset County), Lt. Craven, Officer Tucker and Officer Zina Means.  They made their rounds up and down the street Friday evening chatting, getting acquainted with those they did not know. 

Everytime I've been to Pocomoke I've always missed the chance to go into Cole's Cakes.  I like cake- especially cupcakes and Friday night, with my husband with me,  this was my chance to get him to buy me some of those delicious treats everyone raves about.  My photo that I took of her new painted store front turned out cummy- so I'm borrowing hers that was taken during the block party a few weeks ago.
Cole's Cakes Photo
If you haven't had any of these cupcakes please take time to drop by and purchase one.  The itty bitty ones were yummy but you really do need to go for the larger ones.......Husband ate his that night.  I saved mine for breakfast the next morning....yes, I did.  Well, that chocolate cupcake is history and I am ready for MORE!  The first thing I noticed about the cupcake, aside from being delicious, was how light it was.  I'm not telling any more- just try them.  Now, I did take a photo of the dinosaur cake being made but that photo came out looking like something hideous so I'll just opt to post a photo of it when the cake is decorated.
Thanks again Cole's Cakes for being so kind and helpful.  Thanks for the pastry bag...will use it when I stuff strawberries!
Mar-Va Theater was filled and Riverside Grill was doing a fantastic business!  Keep in mind that there were many more displays of talent  by the artists besides the ones I have posted. 
Friday evening was fun!  Angela Manos, Downtown Coordinator for Pocomoke City, deserves an applause as do all the merchants, Pocomoke Chamber of Commerce and everyone that displayed their talents. 

FYI- I received a phone call late Friday night to tell me that downtown Pocomoke was still abuzz well after 9:00 with people strolling....
This is  good and many of us can't wait until the next time!

Great job, Angela!