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Sunday, March 15, 2020


Monday, March 16, 2020 at 6:30PM,  Mayor & Council Meeting, IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Due to the restricted access of City Hall, Monday's Council Meeting will be live-streamed via the City's Facebook page.  For questions and comments during the meeting, please email the City Clerk at Every effort will be made to make participation run smoothly. Thank you for your understanding.                                                        

Monday, December 30, 2019

Pocomoke Peebles To Become Gordmans

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Christmas Tree Disposal In Worcester County


Worcester County Offers Christmas Tree Recycling to Residents

SNOW HILL, Md.- The Solid Waste Division of Worcester County will host its annual collection of Christmas trees through Jan. 31, 2020.
Area residents can drop off Christmas trees at the Central Landfill in Newark and the Berlin, Pocomoke, and Snow Hill Homeowners Convenience Centers at no cost.
Businesses and organizations that sold trees will not be permitted to drop off trees at the convenience centers, but may take them to the Central Landfill where applicable tipping fees will be assessed.
The trees will be ground into mulch for use at the Central Landfill.
For more information, contact Recycling Manager Mike McClung at 410-632-3177.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Public Forum In Pocomoke


Pocomoke City Mayor & Council announce that Maryland State Senator, Marybeth Carozza, will hold a 2-hour session prior to the Mayor & Council meeting on Monday, November 4, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Pocomoke City Council Chambers to meet and speak with the public regarding issues and changes they would like to see in and around Pocomoke City and Worcester County. She will also be on the Agenda to speak at the Mayor & Council meeting that will take place at 6:30 PM also in Pocomoke City Council Chambers.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Pocomoke Safe Place Initiative


POCOMOKE CITY, Md--Pocomoke City leaders are working to develop safe spaces for its community. It's all a part of the city's goal in making neighbors feel comfortable while reporting a crime. 

(See video news story)

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Former Pocomoke Coach Gladding Has Died.

(Indy Star)

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."

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.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Guilty Verdict In Former Chief's Retrial

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.  

Links to coverage from WMDT-TV and The Baltimore Sun:

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Mallards Has Closed

(Salisbury Daily Times)

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."


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.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Pocomoke Water Rates Increasing

(From WBOC)

"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."

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Friday, January 26, 2018


(From WBOC)

Police: Clerk And Two Others Arrested for Armed Robbery of Pocomoke City Rite Aid

POCOMOKE CITY, Md. -- The Worcester County Bureau of Investigation said they arrested three people Thursday in connection to the armed robbery at the Rite Aid in November. Police said one of the suspects was the store clerk.