Friday, June 21, 2019


This Sunday here on The Pocomoke Public Eye:

1971.. It's a state championship title for to the Pocomoke High School boys basketball team.

1943.. "Unusual and unexplained" is an appearance in a mirror at Captain Sterling's home in Crisfied.  

2004.. A look at the balance between progress and tradition on the Eastern Shore.. now 15 years later it still gives food for thought today.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Cowger Public Hearing Is Tonight (Tuesday, 6/18/19)


POCOMOKE, Md. – Former Pocomoke City Manager Bobby Cowger will be having his public hearing Tuesday night.

Cowger was let go by the city back in April and after his request to be reinstated was denied, he exercised his right to have a public hearing.

The hearing will take place at the Pocomoke Middle School on Tuesday at 6 pm.
If you’re looking to speak at that hearing, you’ll need to show up a few minutes early so you can put your name on a list to talk.

People will be able to speak after Cowger and his lawyer Robin Cockey give their presentation.

Each person will have three minutes to voice their opinions.

Bobby Cowger’s Attorney Robin Cockey said, “I’ve been told by the towns attorney that this is our opportunity to make whatever presentation we care to make. So Mr. Cowger will speak, I will speak, the public will have the opportunity to speak, the interesting question will be who will be listening?”

The public hearing will end no later than 9 p.m. Tuesday. 47 ABC will be there as well and have full coverage of the event.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

TIME MACHINE: 1955, 1971, 1942, 1973.

January, 1955

Salisbury Times
Footnote: The reported sentiment in favor of a consolidated school was premature as strong support in favor of separate schools became evident. The Worcester County Board Of Education and Worcester County Commissioners later jointly agreed on separate new High Schools for Pocomoke and Snow Hill. In March the state legislature passed a bond bill for funding. Preliminary planning for the new schools was underway before the end of the year.  

March, 1971
Democratic Messenger

November, 1942
(During World War II dimout (blackout) regulations were ordered to deter light from aiding enemy aircraft.)

The Morning News (Wilmington) 

September, 1973


 Worcester County Messenger

1954.. Hurricane Hazel-

1969.. You're up to date with these fashion accessories-

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.