Saturday, October 27, 2012

Voluntary Evacuation Order In Effect For Accomack County

ONLEY, Va.- Emergency management officials are advising all residents to prepare for high winds and extended high level tidal flooding as Hurricane Sandy approaches the Eastern Shore.
Accomack County residents are under a voluntary evacuation order, which is in effect at this time. There are no emergency shelters open at present in the county.

Emergency evacuation shelters will be open 2 p.m. Sunday. The shelters are Arcadia Middle School and Nandua Middle School.
If you are planning on evacuating to the emergency shelter, bring a 3-day supply of the following items: sleeping linen, food supplies and medications.

Residents in low lying areas prone to flooding and mobile homes should seek shelter on higher ground. Residents should also prepare for loss of electrical power associated to high wind conditions. Residents should have a three to five day supply on non-perishable supply of food, and adequate supply of medication.

TIME MACHINE Preview ... Blizzard's Saloon on Fox's Island.

It's 1886 and Blizzard's Saloon on Fox's Island at the Maryland/Virginia line is in the news. What's going on there?

It's one of the TIME MACHINE items 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. Send to and watch for it on a future TIME MACHINE posting!

"Pocomoketoberfest" ~ (Say that 3 times) TODAY

Riverside Grill ~ Saturday Specials

OCTOBER 27, 2012

-Seafood Gumbo w/ 1/2 deli sandwich or side salad 6.99
-NC Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich w/ hush puppies and cole slaw 6.99
-Mahi-Mahi Fish Tacos w/ fries 9.99
-Ale-Batter Fried Shrimp Basket w/ fries 8.99*
-Mahi-Mahi Caesar Salad 10.99
-Seafood Platter: Fried shrimp, clam strips, crab cake, fries & slaw 18.99

*Take another $1 off the shrimp basket all day every Saturday!

@8 Pm to close:
 $3.50 Stoli Drinks, $3 Red Stripe, Corona, & Corona Light


"Trunk Or Treat" At Midway Today!

U.S. Navy Ships Head Out To Sea Ahead Of Storm

Navy sets Sortie Condition Alpha, orders all ships in Hampton Roads to sail by Saturday morning

Norfolk, Va. – The Navy has ordered all U.S. Navy ships in the Hampton Roads area to set Sortie Condition Alpha and prepare to head out to sea as Hurricane Sandy travels up the East Coast.

Adm. Bill Gortney, U.S.Fleet Forces commander, has ordered the ships to sail between Friday afternoon and early Saturday morning.
USS Ashland and USS Carter Hall will sortie from Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Va.

The following ships will sortie from Naval Station Norfolk: USS Harry S. Truman, USS Bataan, USS San Antonio, USS Mesa Verde, USS Ashland, USS Carter Hall, USS Leyte Gulf, USS Monterey, USS Anzio, USS Barry, USS Gonzales, USS Mahan, USS Bulkeley, USS Mason, USS Bainbridge, USS Gravely, USS Ross, USS Nicholas, USNS Patuxent , USNS Medgar Evers, and USNS William McClean.

USS Wasp, USS Taylor and USNS Kanawha are already underway in the USFF area of responsibility.

“Based on the current track of the storm, we made the decision to begin to sortie the fleet,” said Gortney. “The current timeline allows them enough time to transit safely out of the path of the storm.”

The Navy orders a sortie during potentially extreme weather conditions to reduce the risk of significant damage to ships and piers during high winds and seas.

Some ships will not get underway, due to various maintenance availabilities, and are taking extra precautions to avoid potential damage. Commanding officers have a number of options when staying in port, depending on the severity of the weather. Some of these options include adding additional mooring and storm lines, dropping the anchor, and disconnecting shore power cables.

As a precautionary measure, Commander Navy Installations Command ordered all installations in the Hampton Roads area to set Tropical Cyclone Condition Three as Hurricane Sandy is forecast to bring high winds and rain to the Mid-Atlantic coast.

Tropical Cyclone Condition Three means destructive winds of greater than 50 knots associated with a tropical system, are expected within 48 hours.

A variety of information is available in support of family readiness during hurricane season including:

Friday, October 26, 2012

Remember Family Pets During Severe Weather

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When making plans for the hurricane please remember to include your pets.

 Remember:  If it isn't safe for YOU it isn't safe for your pet either!

A GOOD disaster plan includes the entire family!

The "Wicked Woods" Is OPEN This Evening

Train Derailment - MD/VA State Line

Train derailment as of 4:45 PM

A train derailment occurred this morning on Holland Road just at the MD/VA state line. (Behind Dixieland)

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 The train was attempting  to navigate  onto the spur from the main track when it derailed causing three of the tankers to fall onto their sides and one left  leaning.

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  Crane is on the scene and in the progress up uprighting the cars.  A second crane was arriving as the photos were being  taken.

Girl Shot At Residence On Saxis Road- Accomack County

According to Sheriff Todd Godwin, on Thursday, October 25 at approximately 10:19 p.m., the Accomack County Sheriffs Office received a report from the Eastern Shore 911 Center in regards to a 10 yr old girl shot at a residence on Saxis Rd.

 When deputies arrived on the scene, they discovered that the child had sustained a gun shot wound to the body. The victim was transported by Saxis Rescue to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead as a result of the injury. An autopsy is being conducted by the Medical Examiners Office in Baltimore, Maryland.

Sheriff Godwin stated that the investigation is continuing; however, the death appears to have been the result of an accidental shooting.

Accidental Shooting In Sanford Area

Early Thursday evening Accomack County Sheriff's Department and Saxis, Va. EMS units were called to a residence in the Sanford area for gunshot to the chest.

Two children, brother and sister, living in the household had gone upstairs to play when the shooting occurred.

The brother of the 10 year old girl accidently shot his sister in the chest with a gun owned by the male occupant of the residence.

The female was transported by Saxis EMS unit to Pocomoke where EMS units transported the child to PRMC. The young girl has died from that accidental shooting.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and the community.

Riverside Grill ~ Friday Specials & Dinner Specials


-Seafood Gumbo w/ 1/2 ham sandwich or side salad 6.99
-Mahi-Mahi fish tacos w/ mango salsa and fries 9.99
-Wedge Salad w/ blackened shrimp 8.99
-Ale-Batter Fried Shrimp Platter w/ fries and cole slaw 9.99

Beginning at 5:00 PM

-Seafood Platter: fried shrimp, clam strips, and your choice of a crab cake or 2 pieces of Mahi-Mahi, served with fries & slaw 18.99
-10 oz. Ribeye w/ mashed potatoes and green beans 16.99
-Single Crab Cake Platter w/ fries & slaw 15.99
or 2 crab cakes 24.99
-Surf & Turf- 10 oz. Ribeye, a crab cake, mashed potatoes and green beans 24.99

4 PM - 7 PM

@8:00 PM
$3.50 Captain Morgan and Sailor Jerry drinks, $1.50 domestic drafts till close

Sarah Bernstein performing tonight from 9-11 PM!! -check her out



A train has derailed near the MD/VA border on Holland Road. (Behind Dixieland)

The derailment has blocked the crossing  at Holland Road and ALL traffice has been rerouted until further notice.  Hazmat has been called.

Drivers should take Green Hill Road as an alternate route.

PLEASE be aware of all emergency vehicles in the area.

Storm System "Sandy"

 From WESR
The Sandy storm system should cause flooding especially on the bayside. The current forecast path of storm Sandy will likely cause flooding especially in the low lying bayside communities late Sunday and into Monday. Flooding can be expected in the low lying areas around Saxis, Muddy Creek, Deep Creek, Chesconessex Creek, Pungoteague Creek, Nandua Creek, Hacks Neck, Occohannock Creek, the Bayford and other low lying areas around Nassawadox Creek, Cape Charles and Cherrystone Creek. Models call for strong winds from the northwest which should result in moderate flooding, three to four feet above mean low water Monday on the bayside. Low lying roads along the bayside on Monday are expected to flood. Residents who wish to leave these areas should make early plans as to where they wish to stay during the worst of the storm.

The seaside wont be exempt from the high tides. Sunday seems to be the day low lying areas will see the flooding tides. Residents of Oyster, Willis Wharf, Wachapreague, along Folly Creek, Parkers Creek, Assawoman Creek, the Wisharts Point area around Atlantic, Chincoteague, Trails End, and Greenbackville may see some roads covered on Sunday.

Some forecasters are calling Sandy a possible 100 year storm. While the storm is a tropical hurricane it is expected to become extra tropical Sunday into Monday which will cause it to interact with an East Coast Trough of low pressure and expand in size. Tropical Storm winds could extend as much as 250-300 miles from the center. If the storm moves into the mouth of Delaware Bay as currently forecast, the tropical storm wind field will extend over the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

Boat owners should start preparing in case we do get serious weather from the storm system. Boats that can be put on trailers should be hauled by Sunday. Extra lines should be added to larger boats and the effects of extra high tides should be taken into consideration when adding extra lines.

Log onto and check out our Hurricane Preparedness page sponsored by A&N Electric Co-op. In it you will find all of the information you need to protect your property on the Eastern Shore.

WESR will be on the air live as necessary throughout the period of Sunday afternoon through Monday to bring you the information you need. You can track the storm on the weather section of courtesy of

More Information A&N Electric/WESR Hurricane Preparedness Page


Saturday Night At the Mar-Va ~ "Twist and Shout"

LIVE:  Twist and Shout
Time:  7:00 PM
Tickets: $10.00

Ticket Outlets: WCTG, Market Street Deli, T's Corner, Mar-Va Box Office, Online (

Twist & Shout is the most exciting and powerful Beatles tribute rock ensemble to hit the states in years. The members of Twist & Shout have recorded a half-dozen albums since the mid-70s on major and independent labels, toured extensively and performed with top-name artists for thousands of fans nationwide.

Twist & Shout instantly captures audiences with a driving sound and remarkably contemporary stage presence that delivers an incredibly authentic and memorable mix many critics say:

"Best represents what The Beatles
would sound like live today..."

Mar-Va Theater- Friday Night Movie

This movie is Rated R
Doors Open at 9:15 PM
Friday  October 26, 2012
10:00 PM
Tickets  $10.00
Valid College ID - $8.00

A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
Costumes are encouraged and please be prepared to do the time warp.

Still in limited release nearly 37 years after its premiere, it has the longest-running theatrical release in film history. It gained notoriety as a midnight movie in 1977 when audiences began participating with the film in theatres. Rocky Horror is the first film from a major Hollywood studio to be in the midnight movie market. The motion picture has a large international following and is one of the most well known and financially successful midnight movies of all time. In 2005, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

**Prop bags will be on sale that evening for $5. Limited number available.**

Doors will open at 9:15 PM.

Pocomoke City Hall To Celebrate 75th Anniversary

From left: Doug Guns, Bill East, Otho Partlow, Adrian Robinson
Photo/Bill Kerbin
Written By
Bill Kerbin
POCOMOKE CITY — The town will observe the 75th anniversary of its City Hall with rededication ceremonies Saturday at 11 a.m.

The building, constructed at a cost of $47,000, was originally dedicated on May 27, 1937. The cost was shared by the Public Works Administration of the federal government and the town of Pocomoke City. It is estimated that it would cost $1.5 million to replace the facility today.

The building at that time provided a City Council meeting room, offices for city business and ladies and men’s restrooms. The town library was on the second floor as well as a meeting room for citizens of the town. E. Wilfred Ross was mayor at the time of construction.

Since then, the library has been relocated in a modern building of its own and the city has constructed public restrooms at the rear of city hall. The second floor is now used by the housing office, the mayor’s office and for meetings.

The re-dedication ceremony will include remarks by Mayor Bruce Morrison, City Manager Russell W. Blake and by Delegate Michael A. McDermott. Music will be provided by the Pocomoke High School Band and Brandy Taylor. Norma Miles will provide a historical reading. Boy Scout Troop l43 will lead the flag raising ceremony and Miss Pocomoke will assist city officials in the ribbon- cutting ceremony.

The Rev. Jeff Howard and the Rev. George Tasker will provide the invocation and benediction respectively.

Following the ceremony, refreshments will be served and attendees will be able to tour the public portions of the building.

According to Blake, Pocomoke’s City Hall is one of only a very few facilities in the area that have been constructed to be used as a city hall. Town employees have been busy during the past several weeks applying new siding to the upper part of the building, painting and landscaping around the exterior of the facility.

Following Saturday’s ceremony, the Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its inaugural Pocomoketoberfest Beer and Wine Festival at noon. The cost of admission to the festival, which will be held at Cypress Park, will be $20 per person. Designated drivers will be charged $5.

Bus Trip To See A Performance of "Jonah"

Thursday, October 25, 2012

"Wicked Woods of 683" - Halloween @ Exmore Moose Lodge

If you're looking for something to scare the heebie jeebies out of you for Halloween, this is  THE place to go!

NRO: MD Is Epicenter For Redefining American Progress

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Redefining American ProgressBy Jim Pettit
October 25, 2012 4:00 A.M.
When V. I. Lenin wanted to change the economic course of the fledgling Soviet Union in the 1920s, he instituted the New Economic Policy. In the 1950s, Mao Tse-tung sought to transform China with the Great Leap Forward. In the 2010s, a group of progressives dissatisfied with the United States’ political and social landscape are pushing the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI).

Developed as an alternative to gross domestic product for measuring prosperity, this new performance metric allows politicians and bureaucrats to take account of more subjective costs and benefits in calculating “genuine” progress. As its advocates put it, the GDP measures wealth, whereas the GPI measures “well-being.” Thus, economic, environmental, and social “indicators” are designated assets or liabilities in this contrived new balance sheet.

Maryland governor Martin O’Malley hosted a summit in Annapolis earlier this month for members of the burgeoning GPI movement.

This national forum received scant media attention, and the issue itself has largely been under the radar of most mainstream-media outlets. But when we’re facing such an ambitious undertaking as redefining American progress, it’s time to get a clear view of where this is heading.

Maryland is on the leading edge of the GPI initiative, having implemented it in the executive branch of the state government in 2010. Vermont governor Peter Shumlin signed GPI legislation into law this spring. And Oregon is currently exploring the GPI program. The web-based Maryland program offers a prototype of how the GPI is supposed to work.

Deducted from the GPI are the costs of a wide range of environmental and social indicators such as noise pollution, climate change, and income inequality. Added to the GPI are values assigned to non-paying activities such as volunteer work, leisure time, and housework. The subjective nature of the quantification of these indicators is stunning.

In the case of noise pollution, for example, the government would measure the decibel levels of fire-truck sirens, car horns, jackhammers, and so on, and place the resulting number in the liability column of the state’s Genuine Progress Indicator.

As for income inequality, the Maryland GPI states, “If a society becomes too unequal, if more and more wealth is concentrated in the hands of only a few, it will lead to rising tensions.” GPI advocates assume that they know what “too unequal” means and how to go about lessening income disparities.

The Maryland GPI also tells us, “Marylanders’ social well-being is reduced when the underemployed are not working to their full potential by consequential negative feelings and actions, such as frustration and substance abuse.” It’s hard to see where this will end, but this is just the beginning.

The most troubling aspect of this new program is that it aims to substitute central planning by politicians and bureaucrats for economic freedom. But also troubling is the fact that the GPI can be used to simply paper over economic statistics political leaders dislike. Under O’Malley, Maryland is falling further behind its regional competitors, according to objective, accepted, and proven measures supplied by legitimate organizations. In terms of the number of businesses lost, erosion of the tax base, and the unemployment rate, the state is lagging behind its neighbors in traditional economic performance.

Such metrics come from the U.S. Census Bureau, the IRS, and the Department of Labor, respectively. But they are not part of the Genuine Progress Indicator. In fact, the governor issued a press release in conjunction with the Annapolis conference that claims the Maryland GPI increased 2 percent over last year. Nobody but the bureaucrats running the program have any idea where this number comes from.

It’s not just a few governors advancing this agenda. Nationally, the GPI agenda is pushed by groups such as the New York–based Demos, a liberal public-policy nonprofit that describes itself as dedicated to “empowering the public sector” and “rethinking American capitalism as it exists today.”

The GPI is also promulgated by a cadre of left-wing university professors, who say that economies do not need to grow, that individuals are interchangeable with one another, and that corporations ought to collapse.

For example, the Oregonian newspaper covered an April fact-finding meeting led by Robert Costanza, a professor at Portland State University, and attended by Governor John Kitzhaber.

According to the Oregonian, Professor Costanza explained that “researchers have found in surveys that once people have basic food, shelter and security, additional wealth has little effect on their happiness.”

Propaganda is the basic foundation on which central economic planning is built. It will require a great deal of propaganda to convince us that we’re doing better if we lose our jobs and thus have more leisure time and opportunities for volunteer work. When planning models fail, however, we can look to Mao’s China and Lenin’s Soviet Union for tips on how to deal with the aftermath.

Jim Pettit is policy and communications director for Change Maryland. Founded by former Maryland cabinet secretary Larry Hogan, Change Maryland is a grassroots organization with 25,000 members.


Riverside Grill Specials Of the Day

Daily Specials
Thursday  October 25, 2012

-Beer & Cheese Soup w/ 1/2 shrimp salad sandwich or side salad 6.99
-Buffalo Shrimp Platter w/ Fries and cole slaw 9.99
-Pittsburgh Salad (iceberg and romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, shredded cheddar, flank steak, french fries, choice of dressing) 8.99
-Crab Cake Caesar Salad 16.99


$4.00 Burgers starting at 4PM

4 PM - 7PM
@8:00 PM- $3.50 Bacardi  drinks

TIME MACHINE Preview ... Blizzard's Saloon on Fox's Island.

It's 1886 and Blizzard's Saloon on Fox's Island at the Maryland/Virginia line is in the news. What's going on there?

It's one of the TIME MACHINE items 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. Send to and watch for it on a future TIME MACHINE posting!

75th Anniversary/Rededication Ceremony ~Pocomoke City Hall

75th Anniversary Redication Ceremony and Open House
Pocomoke City Hall
101 Clarke Avenue
Pocomoke City, Maryland
Saturday October 27, 2012
11:00 AM

The re-dedication ceremony will include:
Remarks by Mayor Bruce Morrison, City Manager Russell W. Blake and by Delegate Michael A. McDermott.

Music will be provided by the Pocomoke High School Band
Brandy Taylor. Norma Miles will provide a historical reading.

Boy Scout Troop l43 will lead the flag raising ceremony
Miss Pocomoke will assist city officials in the ribbon- cutting ceremony.
The Rev. Jeff Howard and the Rev. George Tasker will provide the invocation and benediction respectively.

Refreshments will be served following the ceremony and attendees will be able to tour the public areas of city hall.


Taken from Denton Journal, August 6, 1936
Seeks Other Projects
Mr. Goldsborough*  also kept before Mr. Ickes**  his endorsement for funds for the construction of a municipal building at Pocomoke City and the completion of the school building construction program started under the ERA.
Some prominent citizens of Pocomoke City complained that that section of the shore had been neglected in the PWA program.
The new allotment of $21,082 to Pocomoke City is to aid in the construction of a two-story-and-basement brick municipal building -with two one-story wings, to cost $46,850.

The building is designed to take care of all municipal activities and the basement is to have a boiler room with concrete slabs overhead, which are to serve as the floor of cells for white prisoners.

*T. Alan Goldsborough, Dem., MD. 1st District
**Harold L. Ickes, Secretary of Interior & WPA Administrator
thanks  to tk for PPE.

2012 Dispatcher of the Year For Worcester County

Jennifer Kosko named 2012 Worcester County Telecommunicator of the Year

Jennifer Kosko was named the 2012 Worcester County Telecommunicator of the Year by the Maryland Emergency Number Association on September 11, 2012 for her outstanding performance during emergencies.

She was recognized for excellence for her role in handling two high priority incidents.Her efforts during an in-progress burglary resulted in the location and arrest of three suspects, all of whom were also wanted in another county for theft and selling stolen goods, by the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office. Her efforts pertaining to a commercial fire involving chemical explosions, exposure to woods and other structures also helped the home fire agency and multiple company responders better respond to the event.

In addition to being named the 2012 Worcester County Telecommunicator of the Year,Kosko has also been recognized by the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office for her professional dispatch of a burglary in progress where the suspect was shot by an officer. Her knowledge and professionalism makes her a valuable asset to Worcester County Emergency Services, where she helps train new dispatchers, head up shift supervisory responsibilities and aid the public.


Heroin Bust In Bishopville

Written by
Brian Shane

BISHOPVILLE — Worcester County authorities arrested a man they identified as a high-level drug dealer, finding hundreds of bags of heroin and thousands in cash in his car on the way back from a supply run.

Police arrested 38-year-old Leck Lyons of Ocean Pines on Friday. Officers were following him on surveillance, and stopped his 2010 Kia Sportage at the intersection of Bishopville Road and southbound Route 113, as he left Delaware.

Lyons had been targeted during weeks of heroin investigations as a major heroin presence in the northern part of Worcester County. Police suspected he had been coming back from picking up the drugs in Philadelphia when they caught him.

“He was supplying dealers with heroin,” said Sgt. Nate Passwaters, who leads the county’s Criminal Enforcement Team. “He was a facilitator, making sure the dealers had what they had. That’s why it was a significant amount, and a significant arrest for us, as well.”

After a search of the car, police found 1,678 individually wrapped bags of suspected heroin and $2,020 in cash. Police said the heroin has an approximate street value of nearly $42,000.

According to police, this seizure is the largest heroin bust in recent history for Worcester County.

Police also went on to search Lyons’ residence on Windjammer Road in Ocean Pines, where they said they found seven more baggies of heroin.

Police also arrested his passenger in the car, 27-year-old Jayna Lynn Griffith of Ocean Pines. Lyons and Griffith both have been charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute and importation of heroin.

Worcester County State’s Attorney Beau Oglesby called it a “very significant” drug arrest, one he expects will have a trickle-down effect.

“When you take this much heroin off the street, it results in a lack of supply,” he said, “which causes, hopefully, individuals to think of other methods of entertainment as opposed to using heroin.”

Lyons and Griffith are being held at the Worcester County Jail on a $100,000 and $50,000 bond, respectively, awaiting a Nov. 20 preliminary court hearing in Snow Hill District Court.

During the execution of the search-and-seizure warrants, the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team was assisted by the Ocean City Police Department Narcotics Unit, Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division, Ocean Pines Police Department, Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office, ATF and DEA Salisbury Post of Duty.

Heroin-related drug crimes have more than doubled in 2012, police said, the result of a crackdown on prescription painkiller abuse. Former painkiller addicts are turning to a cheaper and more readily available heroin supply, police said.

“The ones we arrest, we interview them, and they tell us, ‘yeah, I was on pills, and I couldn’t find any more pills, so I started using heroin.’ And the heroin’s much cheaper than the pills,” Passwaters said.


Pocomoke City Trick-Or-Treat

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Wednesday,  October 31, 2012

Hours are:  5:00 PM until 7:00 PM

For children ages 12 and under

After Trick-or-Treating Wednesday evening the Mar-Va will show the black and white version of  "Night of the Living Dead". 

Tickets:  $5.00
 PLEASE NOTE:  Show begins at 7:30 PM.
(So that you may finish trick-or-treating before the movie)

Great night for fright!!!!

Another Effort Being Made To Locat Makemie Burial Sight

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Another effort to locate the grave of Francis Makemie, the 17th century Presbyterian minister, is underway.

The Archeological investigation will be conducted from Wednesday, October 23 through Saturday October 27 at Sanford.

Volunteers are needed. Previous experience in archeology is not required. All volunteers will be guided by an experienced archeologist from the Virginia Department of Human Resources.
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In 1683 Makemie started six churches in Rehobeth (the oldest Presbyterian Church in America), Buckingham in Berlin, Manokin in Princess Ann, and Pitts Creek near Pocomoke. He died in 1708 at his home in Sanford. His home site is dedicated as the Makemie Monument Park on Monument Road near Saxis Road and is a Virginia Historic Landmark.

Presbyterians located Makemie's grave in 1879 and again in 1897 but since then the precise burial spot has been lost. Society members and friends interested in archeology are invited to help find the location of the grave.

For more information contact Mark Fisher at 824-5514 or Fitz Godwin at 787-1336 to sign up or for additional information.

Halloween At Furnace Town



Saturday October 27, 2012
11:00 AM until 3:00 PM

Costume Parade at noon. trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating, games, hay rides, crafts and much more......

Children get in free with costume. 

 Don't worry about your pets!  Dress them up and bring them out for some Halloween fun too!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Three More Arrests Made In Crisfield Homicide

Curtis Corbin, Jr.
By Leanne Murray
CRISFIELD, Md. - Three more men have been arrested in connection with the murder that occurred on Friday in Crisfield.
On Monday evening, Police arrested, Curtis Corbin Jr., 25, of Salisbury, on  an accessory to 1st degree murder charge.

Barry Bourkel, Jr.
Police made two more arrests on Tuesday. Barry Bourkel Jr., 19, of Crisfield, was arrested by the MSP Fugitive Task Force, in Salisbury. When he was arrested authorities reportedly found crack cocaine and ecstacy on him.

David Anderson, Jr.
David Anderson Jr., 27, of Crisfield, was also arrested. Both, Bourkel and Anderson are charged with 1st and 2nd degree murder, 1st and 2nd degree assault, handgun use in felony, reckless endangerment, and deadly weapon with intent to injure.
All three men are being held without bond.

The homicide investigation into the death of Thomas Edwards, is on-going, and officials are asking anyone with information to contact the Crisfield Police at 410-968-1323.

Specials ~ Riverside Grill~

October 24, 2012

-Vegetable Beef Soup with 1/2 turkey sandwich or side salad 5.99
-N.C. Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich with hush puppies and cole slaw 6.99
-Cajun Shrimp Caesar Salad 8.99
-Cold Plate - Chicken, shrimp, and pasta salads

4 - 7 PM

Beginning @ 8PM
$2 house wines, $5 Cosmos, $2 Coors Lt. Drafts

Come have a drink with Lindsey!

SPCA Eastern Shore YARD SALE

100 % of the proceeds benefit the shelter cats and dogs.


Bermuda Tracking Site Provides Big Boost For Wallops......

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Bermuda Tracking Site Provides Big Boost for Wallops Expendable Launch Vehicle Operations

Following an agreement signed between NASA and Bermuda in early March 2012, range officials at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility have recently completed the successful deployment and check-out of a temporary mobile tracking station on Cooper’s Island, Bermuda.

The successful deployment, completed in August, means NASA’s only launch range now offers the full compliment of range assets for expendable launch vehicle operations.
Along with cost savings, perhaps the biggest impact lies in range scheduling. “Owning, deploying, and controlling our own assets means control over scheduling,” said Steven Kremer, NASA Wallops deputy range manager. “It gives us higher confidence in promising range availability to our customers when they come to Wallops for services. In addition, our services offered from Bermuda will benefit other customers who launch from other ranges such as the United States Air Force’s Eastern Range in Florida.”

NASA’s mobile tracking station in Bermuda provides telemetry, radar, and command and control services. It will support the launch of rockets carrying supplies to the International Space Station or satellites to low-Earth orbit. During a typical ELV launch operation, about 10 range personnel will deploy to Bermuda to configure the mobile tracking station, conduct the operation, and then pack the systems for shipment back to Wallops.

Bermuda has been a long-time partner of NASA in supporting space exploration. The British territory hosted a radar tracking station from the Mercury Project in the early 1960s through most of the Space Shuttle Program.

The Wallops Range provides the operational environment required to ensure safe and successful flight operations for rockets, missiles, aircraft, unmanned aerial systems and a variety of other mission types essential to the scientific, military and commercial use of space.

For more information on the Wallops Range, see:


Story Time At the Worcester County Library

**Please be sure to call and register your child.**

To keep up with all the activities and events at the Worcester County Library GO HERE

Donald Trump To Drop "Obama Bombshell" Today

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A report this afternoon in Britain’s Daily Mail says the “surprise” Donald Trump is scheduled to announce Wednesday is that Michelle and Barack Obama once seriously considered getting a divorce.
Neither Trump nor anyone at his organization would elaborate on the subject of the coming announcement.

But the Daily Mail said Douglas Kass, a Florida-based investor who also appears on CNBC’s talk show called “Squawkbox,” tweeted “High above the Alps my Gnome has heard that Donald Trump will announce that he has unearthed divorce papers between the Prez and his wife.”

Kass and Trump both appear on the talk show at times.
Kass is an author, found and president of Seabreeze Partners Management.

Author Ed Klein in his book earlier this year made claims about divorce papers, and the White House “rubbished the allegations” the report said.

At the Trump organization, a top aide to Trump says the billionaire will reveal a secret about Barack Obama on Wednesday – probably on Twitter – that could be of interest to “millions of Americans.”

The confirmation came today to WND from Mike Cohen, Trump’s assistant, who said that only three people know what Trump will reveal: Trump, his wife, and himself.

But he also said that the revelation “has nothing to do with drug usage,” in contradiction to several published reports today that said Trump will expose claims Obama dealt drugs during college.

Trump said in a tweet:”Everybody is asking about my announcement this Wednesday concerning Barack Obama – just wait and see!”

Wanted Caroline County Inmate Captured

Shawn Richard Lituski
DENTON, Md.- Authorities have announced the capture of an inmate who failed to return to the Caroline County Detention Center earlier this month.

Twenty-three-year-old Shawn Richard Lituski of Hillsboro was temporarily released from the Caroline County Detention Center on Tuesday, Oct. 9, to attend a relative's funeral. He did not return by the deadline set by court.

On Monday, Oct. 22, members of the Caroline County Drug Task Force, Caroline County Sheriff's Office and the county detention center were able to locate Lituski at a home located inside the Caroline Acres Mobile Home Park in Henderson. Following his capture, Lituski was ordered held without bond.

Charity Nicole Britt
Police said Lituski has a lengthy history with the law, including drug and assault charges.
He was serving an 18-month sentence for possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute.

Investigators said the home where Lituski was arrested belonged to his girlfriend, 21-year-old Charity Nicole Britt. She was arrested and charged with harboring a felon/fugitive, harboring a prison escapee, obstructing and hindering and possession of CDS (suspected heroin). She was ordered held in lieu of $50,000 bond.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

From Pocomoke City Police Chief Kelvin D. Sewell & Family

Dear Community:

        Our hearts and prayers go out to Devon Clay’s family and friends during their time of loss. 

Kandace Sewell has come out of surgery and is doing as well as can be expected, she is on the road to recovery.

We thank everyone for their words and prayers during this time and appreciate your kind gestures of sympathy.

Chief Kelvin D. Sewell and Family