Saturday, March 14, 2020


As a precaution against COVlD-19, public access to City Hall is restricted through Friday, March 27, 2020.

All bills can be paid: online at or via the dropbox
outside City Hall or by telephone at (410) 957-1333 or (410) 957-2521.
For questions regarding permits or Code Enforcement, please call (410) 957-1633.
For information regarding all City services and events, please visit .
AII City services will continue to operate normally.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Time Machine Preview

This Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public Eye:

1983  ..  

1849  ..  The most disastrous hurricane in memory  sweeps through Worcester County.

1924  ..  Travelers will depend on Pocomoke City residents for directions to Crisfield.

1960  ..  (Picture) Seven Pocomoke firemen pose for this picture.

Time Machine Preview

This Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public Eye..

1942  ..  132 Worcester County men face an ultimatum: "work, fight, or go to prison."

2004  ..  A petition drive aims to bring to referendum plans to annex land off of Stockton Road in Pocomoke.

1969  ..  Fire destroys a Worcester County mansion on the estate where famed racehorse Man O'War trained.

1919  ..  (Ad)  The two big T.F. Hargis stores in Pocomoke have lots to offer for vacation needs.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Coronavirus Call Center

The Worcester County Health Department has opened a call center for questions regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). Callers can reach the center during health department business hours (8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday) by dialing 410-632-1100 option #8. General information on COVID-19 is available 24/7 through Worcester Health’s Public Information Line (410-632-4321) and

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Coronavirus Information Resources

Check for updated information at

Below is a list of national and local resources with further information about COVID-19 and the efforts being taken to prevent its spread:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Comprehensive page provides full details about COVID-19, its signs and symptoms, how it spreads and the latest updates on the number of cases in the U.S. Additional information is provided for community, schools, businesses, healthcare professionals, health departments, travel and laboratories. 
Map: Watch the Corona Virus Cases Around the World: This interactive map shows the spread of the COVID-19 virus around the world since late January. Health officials in China first announced they were treating dozens of cases of an unknown illness on Dec. 31 and reported the first known death from the coronavirus on Jan. 11. The data used to compile this map comes from Johns Hopkins University, which first shared its dashboard of cases, deaths and recoveries for affected countries on Jan. 22.
CBS News COVID-19 Full Coverage: The latest updates on COVID-19 and its spread around the world. 
CNN Podcast: Fact vs. Fiction: Join CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta for the latest news about the coronavirus. He'll make sense of the headlines, speak with the experts and give you all the information you need to stay safe and healthy.
U.S. Department of Education COVID-19 Information and Resources for School Personnel. A must-read for school personnel who are trying to keep their students and staff safe from COVID-19.
Delaware Division of Public Health Coronavirus Disease Information Page: The latest information and updates about DPH's effort to educate the public about COVID-19 and efforts to prevent its spread. 
Delaware Division of Public Health's COVID-19 Information Line: Call the information line at 1-866-408-1899, TTY at 1-800-232-5460 or email  Anyone who has returned from a country with a level 2 or higher travel alert - China, Italy, Iran, Japan, and South Korea - in the past 14 days and has developed symptoms such as coughing, fever and shortness of breath, should contact the Division of Public Health at 1-866-408-1899. Any returning travelers, again within the last 14 days, from these countries who do not have symptoms are also asked to call DPH at 1-866-408-1899 so that it can provide guidance on self-monitoring for symptoms and what to do if you do develop symptoms.
Maryland Department of Health COVID-19 information page: Information and regular updates about COVID-19 in Maryland and the efforts being made to prevent its spread. Also provides guidance for people who recently traveled abroad, including to China, which is Ground Zero for COVID-19. 
Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 information page: The latest updates about the number of cases of COVID-19 in the state, along with information about the disease and how to prevent its spread. 
Peninsula Regional Health System's COVID-19 information page: Outlines PRHS' efforts to ensure that all of its facilities are prepared in the event of an outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus in our region. 
Salisbury University's COVID-19 information page: The latest updates on what SU is doing to keep the campus community safe and information on how to prevent contracting COVID-19. There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the SU community reported by the Maryland Department of Health or Wicomico County Health Department. If this situation changes, the latest updates will be found on this page. 
University of Maryland Eastern Shore COVID-19 Updates: The latest information about what UMES is doing to keep the campus community safe from COVID-19 and prevent its spread.
University of Delaware Coronavirus updates page: Provides updates about UD's ongoing response to the COVID-19 situation.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Time Machine: 1897, 1953, 2009, 1908.

October, 1897
Chicago Daily Tribune

June, 1953

Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) 

August, 2009


Daily Times (Salisbury)

December, 1908
Baltimore Sun

1959  ..  

Salisbury Times

1982  ..  Odyssey II Video Game

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.