Saturday, August 31, 2019

Local Travel Note

The 10-week project to replace the old bridge on Dividing Creek Road has been completed and the new bridge is now open to traffic.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Vaping illnesses reported on Virginia shore.



ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va—The Accomack County Health Department has confirmed three cases of severe lung illnesses associated with vaping.

Dr. Richard Williams, acting Health Director at the Accomack County Health Department says there’s not enough evidence that shows vaping is a better alternative to smoking cigarettes.
“I don’t think the evidence is strong enough to recommend vaping as a smoking alternative, at this point,” says Dr. Williams.
The health department says the cause of these illnesses is not clear at this time. Health experts say anything you inhale into your lungs, can be potentially dangerous.
The health department says if you have any respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath and pain after vaping, then you should go to your nearest hospital.

Time Machine Preview

This Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public Eye..


1943.. Worcester County sheriff names eight new deputy sheriffs, most will work without a salary.

1898..  Severest hail storm in memory hits Somerset County.

2007..  Pocomoke City woman organizes donation of more than a thousand toys to seriously ill children.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

High Score For Worcester County Public Schools!

Niche reported that Worcester County Public Schools  is the third best school district in Maryland behind only Howard and Montgomery Counties. Below is a list of the fifteen best-ranked school districts in Maryland.

1. Howard County Public Schools
2. Montgomery County Public Schools
3. Worcester County Public Schools
4. Carroll County Public Schools
5. Frederick County Public Schools
6. Calvert County Public Schools
7. Harford County Public Schools
8. Queen Anne’s County Public Schools
9. Washington County Public Schools
10. St. Mary’s County Public Schools
11. Baltimore County Public Schools
12. Anne Arundel County Public Schools
13. Talbot County Public Schools
14. Charles County Public Schools
15. Caroline County Public Schools

Niche provided each school district with a report card based on gathering data and reviews, rigorous analysis and user insights. WCPS earned an overall grade of A based on the ten areas evaluated.  

In addition to the overall rankings, Worcester County Public Schools was the top ranking school district for Best Places to Teach in Maryland. 

There was an enthusiastic "We Are Worcester Opening Kick-Off" this week for school faculty and staff. See article:

Sunday, August 25, 2019

TIME MACHINE: 2006, 1877, 1948, 1935, 1919.

(Note: Last week's postings featured a story about a visit by a Pocomoke church youth group to Juarez, Mexico in August, 2006 to help the poor there. The following month a group from another church traveled to Peru to help.)

September, 2006

 The Daily Times (Salisbury)

March, 1877

Baltimore Sun

August, 1948

  The Democratic Messenger

February, 1935

Worcester Democrat

May, 1919

The Morning News (Wilmington)

1963.. The U.S. Postal Service implements a "Zoning Improvement Plan" to become known as ZIP Codes.

1975..  The beginning of an unsolved mystery.. ex-teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa disappears.

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.