Friday, July 12, 2019


This Sunday on The Pocomoke Public Eye.. 

Melody Manor, early 1900's photo.

1971.. Pocomoke City Jr. Womens Club luncheon planners picture.  

1880.. Worcester County's Klej Grange settlement. 

1949.. Ocean Downs opens.

1936..  Pocomoke City's oldest merchant retiring. Some today will remember his son and grandson who pursued medical professions.   

Thursday, July 11, 2019


A Midsummer Night’s Muse
Neal Hooks and the Pocomoke Sound/Mercy for the Mockingbird/The Baked Beans/Fil Rhythm Band
Saturday, July 20th at 7pm
Head on over to the Mar-Va for a summer night of music, drinks, enjoyment and fellowship with all the local lovers of rock and roll. This production features four talented bands from the heart of the Eastern Shore performing both covers and originals. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets are $10. All seats are general admission. To purchase tickets call 443-252-0515 or call the Mar-Va box office rep at 443-523-2627.

Anything goes..

Cheered on by thousands Wednesday U.S. Women's Soccer team star and co-captain Megan Rapinoe speaks following a ticker tape parade in New York. Under-reported, maybe not reported by much of the press, was her ushered profanities during her rousing speech. The profanities were certainly offensive to some and grossly inappropriate for the ears of children in attendance.  

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Pocomoke water in the news.


Sentence for former chief reported.

(Delmarva Now)

Former Pocomoke police chief sentenced for misconduct: Prosecutors

A former Pocomoke City police chief was given a three-year suspended sentence and probation in connection with a misconduct in office conviction, prosecutors said Tuesday.
A judge sentenced Kelvin Sewell to three years of incarceration which was suspended in favor of three years of supervised probation, according to the Maryland Office of the State Prosecutor. 
Sewell, who served as Pocomoke City police chief from 2011-15, was convicted in May on the charge, which stemmed from a 2014 incident involving a Maryland correctional officer and fellow local Masonic lodge member and a traffic crash.
Prosecutors alleged that Sewell and another former officer, also a Mason, conspired to resolve the incident without charging or citing the driver.
Sewell was initially convicted in 2016, but an appeals court overturned Sewell's conviction in 2018, saying the judge erred in excluding expert testimony Sewell said would have supported his claim that he acted reasonably.

Monday, July 8, 2019

CHRISTMAS IN JULY is coming!  Mark your calendar for Friday, July 26th 5-8pm in downtown Pocomoke.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

TIME MACHINE: 1895, 1893, 1996, 1921.

July, 1885

 Peninsula Enterprise

July, 1893

Democratic Messenger 

January, 1996

Somerset Herald
July, 1921

 Worcester Democrat

1996..  Hundreds of thousands of Delmarva Power customers from Smyrna to Cape Charles face much of the day (May 15th) without electricity.

1978..  "Garfield" is a new comic strip being published in U.S. newspapers.

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.