Saturday, October 12, 2013

Arrest Made For Theft From Walmart

On October 10, 2013 at approximately 1352 hours, Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to Wal-Mart in Berlin Md. for a theft.
 Upon arrival Deputies and Maryland State Troopers made contact with the suspect, Identified as Mary Ellen Reid 49 years of age, from Berlin Md.  Wal-Mart associates advised Ms. Reid had made approximately 10 trips in and out of Wal-Mart over a 3 hour period, concealing merchandise inside her handbag. Deputies found in Ms. Reid’s vehicle a black trash bag with numerous items with a total value of $1,289.47 and still bearing Wal-Mart sales tags. 
 Ms. Reid was placed under arrest by Worcester County Sheriff’s Office for theft and theft scheme Ms. Reid was taken before the District Court Commissioner, and was held in the Worcester County Jail on $5,000.00 bond.    
Lt. Edward C. Schreier
Worcester County Sheriff’s Office

New York Passenger Bus Crashes On Virginia Eastern Shore

Machipongo, Virginia – According to State Police, a commercial passenger bus from the Vision Tours Bus Company ran off the road and struck a ditch in the 13,000 block of Lankford Highway in Macipongo.

The bus had left New York and was traveling to Virginia Beach.
There were 55 people on board the Vision Tours Bus and 13 were transported to Shore Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The passengers were from New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia Beach.

Vision Tours Bus company is operated by ABC Bus Leasing of Minnesota.

The driver was 59 year-old Jeffrey Williams of New York. He was not injured and is being charged with failure to keep a vehicle on the roadway.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

There were no road closures as a result of the crash.


TIME MACHINE ... This Sunday's Preview

1923.. "Star" car successfully travels the roads from Pocomoke City to Cape Charles; 1893.. A bank for Onancock?; 1955.. Pocomoke Lions Club to host farmers; 1903.. Somerset tomato growers demand 15-cents a bushel; 1932.. Mob threatens Worcester prosecutor.

Although you may not find these items in a history book, they are a part of our local history and you can read more about it this Sunday right here at 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!

OPEN HOUSE ~ Pocomoke Volunteer Fire Company

Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company
Saturday October 12
 10 a.m. til 2 p.m.
Come on out and see our station, fire trucks, and meet some of our firefighters for our open house.
There will be a rescue demo -- we'll show you how we extricate a patient trapped in a car.
Bounce house, games AND PLENTY to do for the kids !
 Fire prevention hand-outs

Display of photos and accompanying history of the organization dating back to the fire departments founding
**If you are interested in becoming a firefighter or a cadet this would be a good time to find out more about it**


Rabid Raccoon Found On Chincoteague

According to the Accomack Sheriff's Office, on Thursday, October 3, a laborator confirmed rabid raccoon was found roaming Cropper Street and Church Street on Chincoteague and was immediately euthanized.

Rabies is a fatal disease caused by a virus that is present in the saliva of infected animals. Rabies is spread when the virus enters a fresh open wound, or through exposure of a mucous membrane of the nose, eye or mouth. Rabies is endemic in raccoons, and can be found in other animals including foxes, skunks, cats and bats.

To protect yourself, officials advise keep all pets vaccination current, keep your pets on your own property, avoid contact with stray or unknown pets and report all bites to your local Health Department.

In Accomack, the number is 824-5616. You can also call the Sheriff's office at 787-1311.

Friday, October 11, 2013



Worcester County Sheriff and Deputy Meet "The Incredible Hulk"

I just love it when I see the Worcester County Sheriff and his Deputies having fun!!  Sheriff Mason, don't forget the "Roast the Sheriff" at the American Legion in Pocomoke in a few days!!  More fun! jmmb/bw

Photo/ Worcester County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Reggie Mason and Corporal Dale Trotter were able to personally welcome Lou Ferrigno to the Ocean City Convention Center today for the 2013 Endless Summer Cruise In.

Lou starred in the 1978-1982 hit series, "The Incredible Hulk", and helped make famous the line "Don't make me angry, you wouldn't like me when I am angry."

 Lou Ferrigno, it was a honor to have met you and we wish you the best in your continued endeavors. Lou also serves the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Phoenix Arizona when he is not touring as the Hulk.

Worcester County Sheriff's Office

Snow Hill Mud Bog CANCELED


Dirty Dog II / Driver Richie Lewis
Photo/ Brian Phillips

 Due to the Nor'easter that has visited the area recently the second  Mud Bog scheduled for Saturday, October 12, 2013  sponsored  by the members of the Snow Hill Volunteer Fire Company has been

The fire department members are currently undecided on a makeup date but as soon as a decision is made there will be an announcement.

Fall Festival Has Been Canceled

 Fall Festival
The Fall Festival hosted by the Downtown Pocomoke Association has been canceled for Oct. 12.
Many events will be held Oct. 19.

Please check for updates. 

The  Studio Day at the Chamber with Artist Doris Glovier has also been canceled for Oct. 12.

Coast Guard Rescues Virginia Boaters During High Seas

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard responded Wednesday to a sailboat taking on water near the mouth of the Great Wicomico River and another sailboat approximately 17 miles northeast of Cape Charles that was disabled and taking on water.

Crewmembers aboard the 34-foot sailboat Basta contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center watchstanders at approximately 5 p.m. reporting the boat was experiencing engine trouble, and they were unable to raise their sails or lower an anchor approximately six miles southeast of Ship Shoal Inlet.

Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and dispatched a 45-foot Response Boat - Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Cape Charles and an aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., to assist.

After being underway for approximately an hour, the boatcrew was directed to return to base due to the 12-foot seas they were experiencing.

The Jayhawk crew arrived on scene at approximately 6:45 p.m., established communications with the Basta and relayed their position to the command center. Due to the 40 knot winds and 12-foot seas, the helicopter was unable to hoist the crewmembers from the sailboat.

A crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat - Medium from Coast Guard Station Little Creek, Va., and a crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Horse, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Portsmouth arrived on scene at approximately 9 p.m and was not able to get the Basta in tow.

The RB-M crew from Station Little Creek arrived on scene at approximately 10 p.m. and was unable to get the Basta in tow.

One crewmember aboard the Basta was injured, and the other was unable to connect the towline.

The Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City lowered a rescue swimmer, who was able to get aboard the sailboat and secure a tow line.

The RB-M crew towed the boat to a pier at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek where the two Basta crewmembers were evaluated by an ambulance crew.

In a separate case, crewmembers aboard the 36-foot sailboat, Silver Mists, contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center watchstanders at approximately 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, reporting their boat hit a submerged object, and their boat was taking on water in the Chesapeake Bay near the Reedville Airport in Reedville.

Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders dispatched a crew aboard a 41-foot Utility Boat from Coast Guard Station Milford Haven to assist. The UTB crew arrived on scene, transferred the four people from the sailboat onto the Coast Guard boat and took the people shore side in Reedsville, where they stayed in a hotel overnight and arranged for TowBoat U.S. to recover the sailboat Thursday.

U.S. Coast Guard

OPEN HOUSE ~ Pocomoke Volunteer Fire Company

Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company
Saturday October 12
 10 a.m. til 2 p.m.
Come on out and see our station, fire trucks, and meet some of our firefighters for our open house.
There will be a rescue demo -- we'll show you how we extricate a patient trapped in a car.
Bounce house for the kids, games
 Fire prevention hand-outs
Display of photos and accompanying history of the organization dating back to the fire departments founding
If you are interested in becoming a firefighter or a cadet this would be a good time to find out more about it

The public is welcome....and please bring the kids

Annual All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner ~ TONIGHT !

It's fire prevention week -- and the Cadets are having their 2nd Annual All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

TIME MACHINE ... This Sunday's Preview

1923.. "Star" car successfully travels the roads from Pocomoke City to Cape Charles; 1893.. A bank for Onancock?; 1955.. Pocomoke Lions Club to host farmers; 1903.. Somerset tomato growers demand 15-cents a bushel; 1932.. Mob threatens Worcester prosecutor.

Although you may not find these items in a history book, they are a part of our local history and you can read more about it this Sunday right here at 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!

BINGO ~ Sponsored by Pocomoke Jr. Women's Club

Brand Name Bingo ! 
Prizes include Thirty-One, Vera Bradley, Coach, Stella & Dot, Black & Decker, gift cards & more
Sponsored by Pocomoke Jr. Women's Club
 "Adopt a Child for Christmas" Program
 Friday, October 11, 2013
5:30 p.m. - Games @ 7 p.m.
Pocomoke Fair Grounds
Broad Street
Pocomoke City, Md.

Be sure to enjoy the
Great food from the Great Pocomoke Fair kitchen

Raffle Table

**Bring 4 can goods or personal hygiene items for the Samaritan shelter and get a special game prize**

 Tickets $20 in advance $25 at door
 Andrea Lilly - 410-957-2519 or
Harriet Ennis - 410-603-8534 for tickets/information

Must be 18 to play!

Virginia Fire Company Treasurer Arrested For Embezzlement

James R. Morris
Photo/ Va. State Police
James R. Morris, 82, of Onley who served as treasurer of the Onley Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company was taken into custody Wednesday without incident. 

Morris arrested on multiple counts of embezzling funds intended for the use in operations  of the Onley Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company  following a State Police investigation  initiated by a Virginia State Police Special Agent  in November 2012. The embezzlement occurred over a period of several years.

As a result of the investigation, an Accomack County Grand Jury returned nine counts of embezzlement against the fire company's treasurer (James R. Morris)

Morris was released on a $1,000 bond from the Accomack County Jail and the investigation is continuing.

UPDATE On Government Shutdown From Virginia Congressman Scott Rigell

Rigell Urges Washington:
 Reopen the Government
Written by
Kim Mosser Knapp
 Communications Director

Dear Friends,

The government shutdown is unquestionably hurting families in Hampton Roads – particularly those who were furloughed because of the sequester earlier this year. I wanted to provide you with a brief report on Congressman Rigell’s efforts in recent weeks to prevent a government shutdown and reopen the government.

Preventing the Shutdown

Congressman Rigell has been a strong advocate for Congress returning to sane budgeting, or what’s called “Regular Order” – meaning Congress should pass a budget and all 12 appropriation bills each year in order to fund the government. (Read about the appropriations process

Unfortunately, Washington has been relying on budgeting gimmicks called Continuing Resolutions (CRs) to fund our government year after year. CRs are mindless mechanisms that just continue the prior year’s funding levels without regard for the actual needs of the nation. On September 20, Congressman Rigell voted AGAINST a CR that failed to address the defense sequester or put the country back on a path to fiscal responsibility. At that point, Washington still had 11 days to work through appropriations bills before the start of the new fiscal year on October 1.

As you know, since that vote Congress and the White House failed to agree upon a plan to properly fund the government. As it became apparent there would be no agreement before October 1, Congressman Rigell voted to pass a spending bill that would keep the government open and delay parts of the Affordable Care Act, of which he has been a strong opponent. The Senate rejected this offer.  The House and Senate went back and forth several times before midnight on October 1, each time the House making additional concessions in an effort to reach an agreement. Each time the Senate rejected these offers.

You know what happened next: the federal government shut down. More than 800,000 federal employees were furloughed, government contractors were sent home, and we saw government services across the country shutter – including our national parks and wildlife refuges, which is having a direct and serious impact on the economy of our Eastern Shore. The pain is still being felt as I write this today.

Reopening the Government

Congressman Rigell was among the first in his party to call for the consideration of what is known as a “clean CR,” meaning a funding bill to reopen the government with no strings attached. That has been met with resistance in the House but Congressman Rigell is actively pursuing options that both parties can agree upon to reopen the federal government.

Congressman Rigell is an original co-sponsor of H.R. 3223, the Retroactive Pay for Federal Employees Act, which the House passed Saturday morning. The bill provides authority for retroactive pay to federal employees furloughed as a result of the government shutdown. He also supported efforts to pay the military during the shutdown with passage of H.R. 3210 – the Pay Our Military Act.

Congressman Rigell also called on Defense Secretary Hagel to apply H.R. 3210 to civilian personnel and contractors of the Department of Defense, noting their work is critical to protecting the country and supporting the military. And Congressman Rigell voted to ensure the Department of Veterans’ Affairs has all the resources it needs to address the claims backlog and pay benefits on time. 

Though these actions will help ease the burden felt in our district, the impacts of a long-term shutdown on our military, national security, and economy are dangerous. Congressman Rigell knows that the real solution is to reopen the government and get people back to work.

You will hear from Congressman Rigell directly in the days ahead. Please stay tuned to your email, and our Facebook and Twitter feeds for an announcement about a telephone townhall. I also encourage you to click through some of the links below to hear his message about reopening the government. As always, our staff is available to speak with you and address your comments and concerns. We welcome your questions. Our contact information is below:

Virginia Beach, VA – 757-687-8290
Eastern Shore, VA – 757- 789-5172
Washington, D.C. – 202-225-4215


Kim Mosser Knapp
Communications Director

PS: Congressman Rigell is donating the salary he receives during the shutdown to the Wounded Warrior Project. As you may know, he already gives back 15% of his salary to pay down the national debt and supports the No Budget, No Pay Act which says Members shouldn't be paid without passing a budget and all 12 Appropriation bills.

Arrest Made / Investigation Continuing in Drug Theft

DATE & TIME: Tuesday, October 9, 2013
 Case # 13-0245
 LOCATION: Stockton, Maryland
 CRIME: Armed Robbery
 ACCUSED: Ecentral Brian Francois
 213 Cedar Street, Pocomoke City, Maryland

Ecentral Brian Francois

 CHARGES: Armed Robery, Second Degree Assault and Theft Under $1,000
 NARRATIVE: On Tuesday, October 9, 2013, Ecentral Francois was involved in a drug transaction in the Stockton, Maryland area. During the transaction Francois brandished a gun and forcibly took the drugs.

Francois was tracked through the license plate on his vehicle and with the assistance of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and the Pocomoke City Police Department was detained and subsequently identified by the victim.
Francois was arrested and charged with Armed Robbery, Second Degree Assault and Theft Under $1,000.
 Mr. Francois was taken before a judicial officer and held on $40,000.
The investigation is ongoing.
The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the Pocomoke Police Department for their quick response and action taken in locating the suspect vehicle in such a quick manner. It is these partnerships that keep this county as safe as it is.

Lieutenant Edward C. Schreier
Worcester County Sheriff's Office

Truckers to 'Ride for the Constitution'

By Suzanne Hamner
Have you gotten your supplies for October 11-13, 2013? Have you made plans to support the Truckers Ride for the Constitution by ceasing all monetary transactions for those days? Are you making your plans to go to DC or stand on an overpass?

The Truckers Ride for the Constitution begins officially on October 11, 2013, and runs through October 13, 2013. Many
truckers will be traversing across the country and have already started their journey to Washington, DC, while others are gearing down to "park it at home" on Friday. Some truckers will be stopped alongside the roadways or at truck stops and parking areas in support of the efforts of those descending on Washington to make America's voice heard. Individuals who are not in the trucking industry are also expected to attend. They can be identified by #T2SDA on their vehicle so they may join in with the truckers and ride along with them.

Organizer Zeeda Andrews appeared on the Glenn Beck Program show to explain to Glenn and his audience a brief explanation of why the truckers are planning a DC rally.

America, we can no longer afford to have Obama in the White House. We can no longer afford to have a Congress with representatives who go against the will of the people. We can no longer afford a government that violates our God-given rights. We can no longer afford for criminals to be leading and legislating this great nation of ours.

According to Article IV, Section 4 of the US Constitution, "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence."

Along with all the other violations of the Constitution committed by this administration and government, the guarantee of every state in the union to a republican form of government has certainly also been violated with the federal government's steady encroachment into the powers reserved to the state or the people. Each state has not been protected from invasion of illegals or terrorists who insist on perpetrating domestic violence. And, each state has certainly be refrained from executing powers reserved to it: for example, education of its residents.

Ms. Andrews, in her interview, refers to a section of the Declaration of Independence that indicates a people have the responsibility and duty to secure their God-given rights. Let us be reminded:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the consent of the governed, – That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new guards for their future security – Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government.

As the line in National Treasure asserts, "People don't talk like that anymore" with the response being, "Maybe they should."

The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution contain more than words or the ideas of men. These documents contain the absolute recognition and confirmation that God, in his infinite wisdom, endowed man with rights that being divine in nature should not be discarded or trampled because of the transient whims of man. Many would argue the Constitution is out of date, should be rewritten or discarded. It is not these timeless documents that are out of date. It is those people that have strayed from God's infinite plan and embraced a decadent unnatural ideology that seeks to remove any source of opposition to their decadence because deep in their heart, these individuals know they are truly in violation of God's laws.

We must remember that we are a Christian nation, founded in Christian values that opened its doors to those who share the same convictions of individual freedoms and recognition of God-given rights. It is those immigrants America beckoned from across the water and across the border. We are not multicultural. We are not Islamic. We are not black, white, Indian or Hispanic. We are American.

Those who seek to change our Constitutional Republic into something else are enemies of this country and are committing insurrection against the people, who instituted this government, deriving its just powers from the consent of the governed. Regardless of the continued rhetoric of some ignorant politicians claiming we are a Constitutional Democracy or a Democratic Republic, our founding documents say different and it is those documents containing the identification of truth that we should hold dear and uphold.

It is time to take a stand America. No longer can anyone sit comfortably straddling the fence. Right now, this moment, every American must decide which side they support – the Constitutional Republic and the US Constitution or whatever government is dictated to us by our creature, the federal government.


SEAFOOD EXTRAVAGANZA ~ Greenbackville Volunteer Fire Department

2 Boaters Rescued By Coast Guard Near Ocean City

Photo/ U.S. Coast Guard
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters from a capsized sailboat Monday in the St. Martin River near Ocean City.

A good Samaritan noticed an overturned sailboat and called Coast Guard Station Ocean City watchstanders at approximately 12:30 p.m. to make a report.

A boatcrew aboard a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft was launched and arrived on scene within approximately 15 minutes of the notification.

“When we first got close enough to see the sailboat, we noticed the mast raising and falling in and out of the water,” said Petty Officer 1st Class William King, the coxswain aboard the SPC. “We saw one boater trying to right the boat, but each time he tried the sail would catch the wind causing the hull to come back down on him.”

The crew first rescued one boater who had drifted from the boat and then returned to pull the second off the sailboat.

“It was a good thing for both the boaters that we were able to respond as quickly as we did,” said King. “The environmental conditions were a bit beyond the capability of the boaters, putting them in harms way. When we arrived on scene we noticed the second boater had drifted approximately 25 yards from the overturned boat. The best decision the boaters made was to wear their life jackets. Accidents such as this one happen in a split second, rarely giving boaters the time to don their life jackets. If during an accident a boater is knocked unconscious, or like in this case is separated from their boat, a life jacket greatly increases their risk of survival.”

The Coast Guard crew transferred both boaters to the Ocean Pines Marina where Ocean City Fire Department EMS checked the boaters for injuries.

No injuries were reported.


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

David Craig on Maryland's Dismal Tax Foundation Ranking

For immediate release 10.09.13
Contact: Jim Pettit

Harford County Executive and Maryland candidate for Governor David R. Craig released the following statement today on the campaign's facebook page regarding the Tax Foundation's just-released business climate tax comparison.  

"Maryland Ranks 41st on the 2014 Business Tax Climate Index. Maryland was ranked 22nd in 2006. We can do better."

The Tax Foundation's report comes on the heels of the Craig campaign raising concerns last week about Lt. Governor Anthony Brown skipping a manufacturing event in Towson. 

All of the major candidates for governor attended the October 4th forum and their positions on the jobs and economy, except for Brown, are available here:

"Anthony Brown should have attended this event," said Craig.  "Voters do not know where he stands on growing jobs in the important manufacturing sector, and Maryland's business climate continues to stagnate under the O-Malley-Brown Administration's 40 tax, fee and toll increases that remove $3.1 billion out of the economy each year." 

The Regional Manufacturing Institute forum focused on a national study in which Maryland earned a "D" letter grade  in the manufacturing sector compared to the other 49 states. 



Tax Foundation 2006 ranking:

Tax Foundation 2014 ranking: 

David Craig Facebook:

SAVE THE DATE : "House Of Pocoween"

Registration Deadline For Children's Grief Camp This Friday

The 2nd Annual Camp Fragile Hearts Grief Camp for children 7-17 dealing with loss, will be held at Camp Silver Beach YMCA, Saturday October 19th. Children can still be registered up until this Friday October 11th.

Based on the popular support group introduced by Hospice & Palliative Care of the Eastern Shore 6 years ago, the camp provides Eastern Shore children with resources and support, in dealing with issues arising from the loss of a parent or guardian, divorce, foster placement, military deployment, or incarceration.

The camp is free of charge, but registration is required, If you know a child who would benefit from the extra attention this program provides, please contact Hospice immediately to start the sign up process, or download forms from and deliver them to Hospice on Market Street in Onancock.

Camp combines group activities with certified counselors, with the many resources of YMCA Camp Silver Beach. This includes kayaking, the alpine tower, scavenger hunts, and much more.

Questions can be directed to Mozella Francis or Faye Eller at 787-3310.

Again, deadline for free registration is this Friday October 11th.


Pocomoke City Police Dept. Arrests 9/1/30/13 - /completion...

Names from the September 1-30 Arrest Report were accidentally omitted by me when originally posted a few weeks ago.  Sorry.  BW

Chief Kelvin D. Sewell


September 1, 2013 to September 30, 2013

09-15-2013 Edward Warfle, age 32 of Laurel, DE was arrested and charged on an outstanding warrant thru Somerset County for traffic offenses.

09-15-2013 Edward Kidd, age 47 of Los Angeles, CA was arrested and charged with Possession of CDS – not Marijuana.

09-16-2013 Robert Baytops, age 20 of Horntown, VA was arrested and charged with Possession of CDS Paraphernalia and Theft.

09-19-2013 Breon Ayres, age 22 of Pocomoke was arrested and charged with Conceal Dangerous Weapon, Possession of CDS – Marijuana, Possession of CDS Paraphernalia and Tress-Private Property.

09-19-2013 Shawn Brown, age 42 of Pocomoke was arrested and charged with Possession of CDS – Marijuana and Possession of CDS Paraphernalia.

09-20-2013 Julian Washington, age 23 of Mappsville, VA was arrested and charged with CDS Possession of Paraphernalia.

09-20-2013 Tyrone Beauford, age 42 of Pocomoke was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Wicomico County for Child Support.

09-21-2013 Chelsea Ford, age 20 of Pocomoke was arrested and charged with Theft less than $100.

09-22-2013 Jauan Holden, age 25 of New Church, VA was arrested and charged with CDS Possession – Marijuana.

09-23-2013 David Wells, age 30 of Pocomoke was arrested and charged with Alcohol Beverage in Public Place.

09-23-2013 Travis Vanavery, age 36 of Kalamazoo, MI was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree and False Imprisonment.
09-24-2013 Youvanda Hatney, age 44 of Pocomoke was arrested and charged with Theft less than $500.

09-24-2013 Francis Crippen, age 32 of Pocomoke was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct.

09-25-2013 Shanae Harmon, age 18 of Horntown, VA was arrested and charged with Theft less than $100.

09-25-2013 Shanice Johnson, age 19 of Horntown, VA was arrested and charged with Theft less than $100.

 09-25-2013 Alphonso Taylor, age 43 of Pocomoke was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Somerset County for FTA.

09-27-2013 Myisha Dunson, age 26 of Pocomoke was arrested and charged with Litter/Dump less than 100 lbs.

09-27-2013 Robert Hayman, age 66 of Pocomoke was arrested and charged with Theft less than $1,000 and Theft Scheme less than $1,000.

09-27-2013 Keydrick White, age 22 of Pocomoke was arrested and charged with DUI.

09-28-2013 Dashawn Wise, age 37 of Pocomoke was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Worcester County for Failure to Pay Fine.

09-28-2013 Melvin Tipton, age 42 of Pocomoke was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Charles County for various traffic offenses.

09-28-2013 Tamara Wise, age 32 of Pocomoke was arrested and charged with Theft less than $100.

09-28-2013 Gerri Fitch, age 33 of Pocomoke was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Worcester County for FTA.

09-29-2013 Joseph Revels, age 52 of Pocomoke was arrested and charged with Theft less than $100.

09-29-2013 Larry Belote, age 19 of New Church, VA was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Accomack County for Sexual Assault.

A Pocomoke City juvenile, age 15 was arrested for Assault 2nd Degree.

A Pocomoke City juvenile, age 15 was arrested for Theft less than $100.

Fifteen (15) additional arrests were made for various traffic violations during the month of September 2013.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Transamerica Open House/Ribbon Cutting

Transamerica Agency Network Pocomoke Office
Grand Opening

Friday, October 11, 2013
3:00pm until 7:00pm

1532 Ocean Highway, Suite 104
Pocomoke, Maryland

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 10/11/2013 – Transamerica Agency Network Inc. (TAN), an innovative marketing organization, announces the opening of a new office in the Pocomoke City area.
The new office will allow better access to TAN’s extensive product portfolio designed to help protect the financial futures of America’s families.
Mr. JD Marshall is excited about the opportunities that the new office will bring to the Pocomoke area. “We are thrilled to announce the grand opening of our first Transamerica Agency Network office in the Pocomoke area.
For more information, please visit


5 Firefighters From Sussex County Delaware Arrested

On October 4, 2013 around 1:15 am Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were alerted by a member of the Bishopville Community that several people were riding around in a dark colored truck smashing mailboxes. 

Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office along with Troopers from the Maryland State Police Barrack in Berlin began converging on the Bishopville Community. 

A Trooper from the State Police located a dark colored pick-up truck traveling on Saint Martin’s Neck Road near Route 90.  The Trooper stopped the truck and upon approaching the vehicle he located 4 people in the bed of the truck along with the driver

They were identified as, Stewart William Pryor,  28, of Millsboro, De., Dylan Lee Sharp,  19,  of Milton, De., Franklin Adam Martin,  23,  of Milton, De., Sean James MaGee,  23,  of Selbyville, De, Addison Hill-Bittner,  22,  of Rehoboth De.

Also in the truck bed was 29 watermelons. 

While one Deputy assisted the Trooper, another began traveling the roads of Bishopville. 

Through the Sheriff’s Office investigation a total of 14 US Mailboxes, 1 Waste Management Trash Can, and 1 sign for a Church Parsonage were located damaged. 

The investigation revealed that the suspects were riding along Bishopville Road and Saint Martin’s Neck Road throwing water melons at mailboxes in an attempt to destroy them. 

During their initial interviews all 5 identified themselves as Firefighters from Sussex County Delaware. 

All the subjects were arrested and charged with malicious destruction of property and are awaiting trial.

Lt. Edward C. Schreier
Worcester County Sheriff’s Office

Throwback Thursday -October 10th- At the MarVa Theater

Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
 Thursday, October 10th
7:00  PM
Tickets:  $5

Monday, October 7, 2013

Obama administration seeks to reduce cases of cancer in US…by changing the definition of cancer

If you needed another reason to oppose government run health care here’s one to make your blood boil.
from Forbes:

The federal government wants to reduce the number of Americans diagnosed each year with cancer. But not by better preventive care or healthier living. Instead, the government wants to redefinethe term “cancer” so that fewer conditions qualify as a true cancer. What does this mean for ordinary Americans — and should we be concerned?

On July 29, 2013, a working group for the National Cancer Institute (the main government agency for cancer research) published a paper proposing that the term “cancer” be reserved for lesions with a reasonable likelihood of killing the patient if left untreated. Slower growing tumors would be called a different name such as “indolent lesions of epithelial origin” (IDLE). Their justification was that modern medical technology now allows doctors to detect small, slow-growing tumors that likely wouldn’t be fatal. Yet once patients are told they have a cancer, many become frightened and seek unnecessary further tests, chemotherapy, radiation, and/or surgery. By redefining the term “cancer,” the National Cancer Institute hopes to reduce patient anxiety and reduce the risks and expenses associated with supposedly unnecessary medical procedures. In technical terms, the government hopes to reduce “overdiagnosis” and “overtreatment” of cancer.

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And why would the Obama administration want to re-define cancer? Because starting tomorrow, Obamacare will begin subsidizing millions of Americans’ health insurance, and cancer tests and treatments are expensive.

This is nothing more than a back-door, roundabout form of rationing. It has nothing to do with improving health care or saving lives and everything to do with bureaucrats picking and choosing who gets what tests and treatment


O'Malley Loses 26,000 Manufacturing Jobs - Declares October Manufacturing Month

For Immediate Release
October 7, 2013

Steve Crim


On Friday, Governor Martin O'Malley issued a proclamation declaring October 'Manufacturing Month,' and issued a press release talking about everything he was going to do to turn around manufacturing in the state. O'Malley reasoned, "manufacturing offers one of our greatest opportunities to strengthen our middle class, grow jobs and create new opportunities in Maryland."

"Governor O'Malley finally recognizes - six years too late - the importance of manufacturing to our economy. But we wholeheartedly disagree about the solution," stated Larry Hogan, business leader and Change Maryland Founder. "The O'Malley-Brown plan includes a whole lot of talk - more studies, commissions, roundtables, a monthly blog post, and even a proclamation - but no real solutions for an industry that has lost over 26,000 jobs since 2007, and has lost over 2,000 jobs between July and August of this year."

"The O'Malley-Brown administration has been openly hostile to manufacturing and the private sector in this state since the day they were sworn into office. A monthly blog post isn't going to reverse the troubling downward trend of manufacturing in our state," Hogan said. "In fact, it is an insult to the thousands of middle-class workers and their families who have struggled to find employment and make ends meet because of the O'Malley-Brown misguided policies."

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' State and Area Employment data, Maryland businesses employed 133,200 workers in January 2007. In August 2013, preliminary results indicate manufacturing employment has dropped to just 106,800 jobs - a total drop over 20% in the sector since 2007.

Hogan went in to say, "no amount of lip service can undo this Governor's deplorable record on jobs. 120,000 more Marylanders remain unemployed since O'Malley took office, and 26,000 of those are in our manufacturing sector. It's time we had a governor who will put action behind their words. It’s time to Change Maryland."

Change Maryland founder Larry Hogan is also the founder, President and CEO of the Hogan Companies, leaders in economic development who have brought hundreds of companies and thousands of jobs to Maryland, and have done over $2 billion in business in the state.

Hogan concluded, "This manufacturing proclamation is just the latest stunt by this governor to hide his horrible jobs record.  Last month, the governor made a ridiculous claim about recovering 100% of the jobs lost in the recession when in fact 120,000 more Marylanders are out of work today than when he first took office."

Bureau of Labor Statistics research shows Maryland's unemployment rate was 3.6% in April 2007, and nearly doubled to 7% in July 2013.

Change Maryland is the largest and fastest growing citizen organization in the state. The group organized a Business Summit on Improving Maryland's Economic Competitiveness which focused on solutions to the state's serious economic issues, which was attended by federal, state, and local government officials, economists, think tanks, and over 400 Maryland business leaders.


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Governor O'Malley's Press Release: