Thursday, May 16, 2019

Guilty Verdict In Former Chief's Retrial

A Worcester County jury has delivered a guilty verdict in a case against former Pocomoke City police chief Kelvin Sewell stemming from allegations that he interfered in the police investigation of a hit and run incident.  

Links to coverage from WMDT-TV and The Baltimore Sun:

A Family Entertainment Venue Close To Us

 Are you aware? A Worcester County neighbor is home to The Freeman Stage offering a wide variety of entertainment programs.  Click below links to view the programs line-up and more info.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Flags For Heroes

The Pocomoke City Rotary Club is sponsoring the Flags for Heroes again this year. The date will be Saturday, May 25,, 2019 for Memorial Day. Anyone can nominate a hero (living or deceased) for recognition. It may be a soldier, a fireman, Emergency personnel, teacher or anyone who is held in high esteem by that individual.

Willie Jackson, Pocomoke Rotary President said, “Last year many flags adorned the area downtown beside the “Big American Flag”, and a very nice program honored all the recipients. The club was so proud to be a part of paying tribute to these special people. It is my dream to have American Flags on the entire path of Cypress Park, this year.”

A Flag will be flown, supplied by the club, with a $50 donation to the club. However, if someone sponsored a Hero last year they may sponsor heroes for $25 each. Each participant will receive a certificate in honor of their honoree. Colors will be presented, and a few words by the Mayor. Applications for nominating a Hero may be obtained from any Rotary from Members of the Pocomoke Rotary Club.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Carole Krueger at 410-430-2243 or email at An application can be mailed or emailed to you.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Tucker Bowden

Eastern Shore country and gospel music fans are remembering "Tucker" Bowden of Pocomoke who has passed away at age 86.  

Obituary excerpt:

"During his country/gospel musical career of 71 years, he played steel guitar for such Grand Ole Opry stars as Patsy Cline and George Jones, and enjoyed the acquaintance of many famous country music celebrities of that era. His smooth, deep speaking voice was a perfect match for radio broadcasting and MC events. "Tucker" Bowden, known as "The Old Country Boy" DJ, enjoyed local celebrity status on the Pocomoke radio station where his faithful radio followers (including ECI) frequently sent him letters, calls, and gifts of admiration. Other occupations included sergeant with the Chincoteague, Virginia police department and accomplished musician with the Chinco Rhythm Boys band."

See the full obituary:

Kids And The Internet

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

TIME MACHINE: 2010, 1921, 1965, 1957.

June, 2010
(variations in font size due to duplication issue)

 The Baltimore Sun

November, 1921
(Perhaps the only time locally that a movie has been promoted by a full page newspaper ad.  The Empire Theater, located on the southwest corner of Market and Front Streets, preceded the Marva and Fox Theaters in Pocomoke City. See larger texts below the full ad.)

Worcester Democrat

Footnote: For more about this epic silent film see:

February, 1965

The Daily Mail (Hagerstown, Md.)

October, 1957

                                                                           The Morning News (Wilmington) 

1953.. The Korean War is over; Ike takes office as our President. 

1961.. Russia and then the U.S. each put a man in space; President Kennedy sets the goal of men on the moon before the end of the decade.  

The Time Machine is a weekly feature I've enjoyed researching and compiling on The Pocomoke Public Eye since 2011.  I have fond memories of growing up in Pocomoke City and welcome reader contributions we can share about things you've read, remember, or were told relating to our Pocomoke/Eastern shore area...a sentence, a paragraph, or more all fine. Just email it.