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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."

(View full article)


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. 


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The End For Pocomoke City's Winter Quarters Golf Course?

     The picture and caption below is posted on Pocomoke City's website:

See: Discuss the closing of Winter Quarters Golf Course from the the minutes of the January 8 Pocomoke City Council meeting (2nd page of the online minutes at link below).

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Have You Heard?

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. 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Jet Service Comes To Salisbury

(The Salisbury Independent)

Salisbury Regional Airport finally enters jet age

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Civic Center Fire Was 40 Years Ago

        (Photo from Salisbury Independent)

The original Wicomico Youth And Civic Center in Salisbury was destroyed by fire on June 25, 1977.

See article..

Friday, April 7, 2017

High Bid For Pocomoke Liquor Location

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.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Services for FireFighter/Paramedic Jacob Howser


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.