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Pocomoke Girls Basketball Coach, Gail Gladding, poses for a photo at Pocomoke High School on Thursday, July 14, 2016. (Photo: Staff photo by Ralph Musthaler)
"Sad news today for Pocomoke High School families, staff, students, and alumni," read a post Monday from the school's Facebook page. "Legendary Pocomoke girls basketball coach, and recently retired educator, Gail Tatterson Gladding, has passed away."
Through Gladding’s 25 seasons on the Pocomoke sidelines, the Warriors won 447 games, including 11 region titles, five Bayside Conference titles and one state championship in 2008. She left coaching in 2016, having spent her last season undergoing cancer treatments, though she stayed on as a teacher for a few years after that.
While she spent more than two decades on the sidelines in Pocomoke, Gladding had a lifelong connection with basketball on the Lower Shore.
Known then as Gail Tatterson, she learned the game as a player for Snow Hill, where she was on team that won a state title in 1979.
From there, she played at then-Salisbury State College and received her masters degree from Eastern Kentucky University, where she served as a graduate assistant.
She then joined the Women’s Professional Basketball League, and after that league folded, she came back to Snow Hill.
After a three-year stint as Salisbury State's women's basketball coach, she left to take care of her children. But by the early 1990s, she was back in the fold as Pocomoke's girls basketball coach.
Pocomoke school officials said Gladding's impact on students will endure.
"Mrs. Gladding coached students not only on the court but also in the game of life," said Pocomoke High School's statement. "She will be greatly missed, but her legacy will live on."
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.
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.
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Pocomoke City's Mallards on the River closed its doors permanently over the weekend.
Owner John "Johnny Mo" Morrison announced the closure on the restaurant's Facebook page Sunday, Jan. 13. The eatery opened in 2017 after taking over the $1 million restaurant building in downtown. Previously the building housed Riverside Grill.
"It is with extreme regret that I am announcing that we will be permanently closing our newest location, Mallards on the River on Sunday January 13, 2019," Morrison wrote in the Facebook post. "After a 13 month run it has proven to be unsuccessful. It is an accumulation of too many reasons to list, one of them being the long commute from Melfa, VA."
PPE FOOTNOTE: Long before the time of the Riverside Grill and Mallards On The River a retired ferry boat, The Emerson C. Harrington, was brought to the north side of the river at Pocomoke City in 1938 and used as a hotel and restaurant.
"Beginning July 1st, neighbors in Pocomoke City will see an increase in their water bill. The increase is due to the city's effort to replace outdated water pipes with brand new pipes." (View full article)
The former Riverside Grill location will soon have a new tenant.. Mallards On The River. A lease agreement with Pocomoke City has been signed and the new owner anticipates opening the restaurant within the next month or so.
Pilots, mechanics and flight attendants are being hired as the Salisbury-Ocean City-Wicomico Regional Airport continues the transition from props to jets.
Last week, 27, E-147 Embraer jets arrived and the 28th aircraft was expected this week, said Jackie Jennings, who handles public relations for the airport.
The Piedmont Airlines jets, each which seats 50 passengers, came to Salisbury from a sister airline and have had interiors upgraded and heavy maintenance performed.
“They look completely different from props. They are longer. Of course they don’t have propellers. They look really nice,” Jenkins said, adding the planes have stirred considerable public attention.
“People really like them. A lot of people have been coming out in the evenings. We have one jet that takes off at 6:20 and every evening, people are there watching. It’s so cute when the little kids come to watch. It’s adorable,” she said.
By comparison, turbo props have propellers and jets have faster engines. Props are Canadian planes, while the jets came from South America. Several years ago, there were Allegiant Air jets at the airport, flying to Orlando, but service stopped.
Every weekday, four flights are scheduled from Salisbury to Philadelphia and two to Charlotte, N.C.
Two jets and two props fly to Philadelphia, a 19-minute, one-way trip. On Saturdays, there are three flights, two in jets and one by prop. On Sundays, there are four flights, two by jet and two by prop, Jennings said.
Daily flights begin at 6:40 a.m. and the last jet returns at 9:48 p.m.
Travelers to Charlotte are in the air about an hour. There will be the same number of flights from Salisbury to Philadelphia and Charlotte, but the jets have more seating capacity.
Overnight, maintenance is completed on aircraft at the Salisbury airport. More employees weren’t hired, but having maintenance based locally makes jobs there more secure, Jennings said.
Last August, Bob Bryant, who was general manager of the airport at the time, told the Salisbury Independent the arrival of jets could mean a 600-foot extension for one of the two runways, but Jenkins said there are no immediate plans for extension.
The primary runway is 6,400 feet long. At a Wicomico County Council meeting last August, County Administrator Wayne Strausburg told Council members that runway will likely have to be extended to 7,000 feet.
Replacing props with jets “is great for Piedmont,” Jennings said.
“We are one of the few regional airlines that is actually growing. So many people are seeing cuts in aircraft, cuts in service and we just continue to grow, so we’re very excited,” she said last year.
“We know passengers prefer the jet and we’re happy to provide that service for American and for our passengers. We love our (prop) Dashes. Our Dashes are great. But passengers prefer jets,” Jennings said.
When it was announced jets would come to Salisbury, County Executive Bob Culver called Piedmont’s announcement “very positive news for Wicomico County and our airport.”
“The executive, airport management and the airport commission chairman, along with David Ryan from Salisbury-Wicomico Economic Development, have been meeting regularly to ensure that we do everything in our power to promote the airline’s strategic plans,” Culver said.
Piedmont Airlines CEO Lyle Hogg said it was “a vote of confidence from American and a goal we worked very hard to achieve.”
“American had previously committed 20 jets to Piedmont and we are pleased that our parent company will now continue to increase the number. The expanding fleet of jets puts Piedmont on an exciting path to the future, and that will lead to even more opportunities,” Hogg stated in a news release.
Piedmont employs more than 7,000 aviation professionals across the country and operates a fleet of 37 Bombardier DHC-8 turbo-prop aircraft on nearly 300 flights per day to 53 cities. It recently opened a Philadelphia base to accommodate the fleet of Embraer 145 regional jets. The ground handling team can be found in 80 airports across the United States, according to a news release.
From OC Today Bids for county liquor store in Pocomoke exceed $1M (April 7, 2017) Removing itself from the liquor business became less costly for Worcester County government Tuesday, when the bids for the Worcester County Shore Spirit liquor store in Pocomoke City came in shockingly high. Five bidders submitted proposals to take over the lower county operation, which had been valued in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, with top bidder Kalpesh Patel of Berlin offering at $1.175 million.
Services have been set for For Firefighter/Paramedic Jacob Howser. Wednesday March 29, 2017 Visitation at Holloway Funeral Home 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Thursday March 30, 2017 Visitation at Pocomoke Fire House 1-2 pm Service to follow at 2:00pm. Reception to Follow at Pocomoke Community Center Fire Departments and Honor Guards wishing to participate contact Stockton Asst Chief Tim Jerscheid at 443-497-6439.