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The suspect was identified as Hubert Chancellor Herring, III, age 35 of Temperanceville. Herring was arrested on charges of Breaking & Entering and Grand Larceny. He was released on a $3500 bond.
The Accomack County Sheriffs Office was assisted by Parksley Police Department and Virginia State Police.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
I found this article yesterday (written Feb. 9) and thought that maybe there were a lot of people that weren't aware that the quiet Bill Kerbin is somewhat a celebrity. It makes me feel so good when I see that the people I saw on a daily basis working in downtown Pocomoke finally get some recognition they so richly deserve. This article says it all of the wonderful person he is.
I searched for a follow up article on the awards ceremony and dinner but I just figured perhaps Bill hasn't written it yet.
Newspapering is in his family. The Democratic Messenger, owned by his father since the mid-1940s, was his first taste of the work; he was stuffing inserts into papers when he was 8 years old. He interned with Salisbury’s The Daily Times as a young man as well, and by the early 1970s, he was reporting on Worcester County news.
When a businessman and Virginia politician, George McGrath, purchased the Messenger and combined it with a Worcester newspaper he already owned, the Pocomoke Democrat, Kerbin became the combined paper’s founding editor. He continued to report and write stories, and “he took a hell of a lot of pictures,” said his sister, Charlotte K. Cathell. His centrally located office had a wide-open-window’s view of the town’s daily life.
Residents, colleagues and friends say Kerbin – also a former MDDC board member – practiced community journalism before anyone thought to call it by that name. “He was always noted for his involvement with the community. He not only reported the news; he was always there to help and support nonprofit organizations,” said Gee Williams, who worked as an editor alongside Kerbin in the newspaper group for 20 years.
“No news story was too big or too small, ever”, Williams said. “He definitely was a classic community journalist that way. He not only knew the issues in those communities; he knew the people.”
Curt Lippoldt came to know Kerbin not long after Lippoldt moved to Pocomoke City in 1971. Lippoldt would become Pocomoke’s mayor, from 1986 to 1998, and he says Kerin managed well a challenge familiar to any small-town journalist: fairly covering an acquaintance who happens to be in politics. “I really liked the way he reported,” Lippoldt said. “Nothing can be more boring to citizens than city council meetings, but he wrote it in a very interesting style. We have a very informed citizenry thanks to Bill’s style of writing about civic affairs.”
Through the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s, Kerbin oversaw the coverage of a county that was changing rapidly; more houses being built; more businesses extending their reach; and more being demanded of local government by voters. Kerbin witnessed “the growth of county government,” says Williams, who is now mayor of Berlin.
“It went from being very parochial and very limited as the ‘70s were beginning to much more what we understand today” – expected to help attract high-tech jobs, prevent violent crime and the spread of drugs, and manage intense growth pressures while preserving the natural environment. “The tremendous progress of the local schools – he covered a lot of that,” Williams said, along with the efforts to restore and revitalize historic downtown Snow Hill and Pocomoke.
Kerbin was as active in civic life as he could be without holding public office himself. A leading layperson in his church, he also belonged to the Rotary and today is involved with the Relay for Life, a cancer fundraiser. But, Lippoldt said, he held apart enough his civic engagements and his duties to readers to present the best news he could. “I never, ever found one inkling that what he reported was influenced by what he said or did,” said Lippoldt. “He never editorialized.”
The semi-retired Kerbin still covers Pocomoke City government and community news for MDDC member paper, the Worcester County Times, a descendant of the Messenger.
Kerbin will be (was) honored at the Hall of Fame Dinner taking place Thursday, April 21, 2011, in conjunction with MDDC's Annual Awards Assembly.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
FCB Praise Team and Greg Fentress leading off with praise and worship.
Singers for the evening: Brian and Monique Linton, Kindred Spirit, Cliff Jester, Earnie Ray Mears.
Refreshments will follow.
A love offering will be taken for Courtney Bloxom. Please plan to attend and bring a friend so that the family will know that the community cares and are praying so very hard for Courtney's recovery.
~BRING YOUR VOICE OF PRAISE~
For information: (757)824-0493
Please continue to pray for Courtney. She is making progress every day but recovery is slow. Your prayers do help and continue to be uplifting for the family.
Monday, March 7, 2011
POCOMOKE CITY MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETING
7:30 P.M., MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011
1. Call to Order, Prayer, and Pledge of Allegiance.
2. Review and approval of minutes from meeting of February 7, 2011.
3. Review and approval of bills to be paid.
4. Representatives of National Rural Water Association to present trophy recognizing Pocomoke City’s water as second place winner in a recent nationwide taste competition held in Washington, D.C.
5. Representatives of MarVa Theater and Performing Arts Center to discuss budget request.
6. Authorize Vice President of the City Council to sign Proclamations:
A. Arbor Day- April 6, 2011
B. Fair Housing Month (April)
7. Authorize renewal of Mutual Aid Agreement Between Pocomoke City Police Department and Crisfield Police Department.
8. Review and approve proposal from PKS for three year extension of auditing services contract.
9. City Manager to present proposal from EnerNoc Company for electricity cost savings at Wastewater Treatment Plant.
10. Review proposals from electrical engineering firms for design of electric improvements for new pedestals on Municipal Docks.
11. Authorize placement of advertisement in program for upcoming DELMARVA FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION CONVENTION, which will be held in Pocomoke City from April 28-30.
12. Authorize repairs to surplus truck recently donated by the Maryland Forrest Service to the Pocomoke VFC.
13. City Manager to present 8 month budget status report.
Comments from the Audience
Mayor and Council items.
AGENDAS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNTIL THE TIME OF CONVENING.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Another clinic, sponsored by the Health Department, Worcester County Animal Control and Ocean City Police Department/Animal Control, will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at the Ocean City Fire Station, 12925 Coastal Highway.
The cost is $5 per pet for Worcester County residents and $10 per pet for non-Worcester County residents. You will need proof of residency or address is required.Bring your driver's license, utility bill or previous vaccination certificate showing your name and current address.
Remember: If this is not your pet's first rabies vaccination, bring the previous vaccination certificate so your pet may receive a three-year booster shot. Otherwise, the shot will expire in one year.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
According to its regional forecast, the coldest periods for our area along the Atlantic Corridor will be in December, January and mid-February. The Almanac predicts the most snowfall in January and February.
The Old Farmer's Almanac uses historical weather data to predict data for upcoming years.
Maybe we should start preparing now..................
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Mayor Rick Meehan said Thursday the beaches are off limits to swimmers because of pending weather driven by the hurricane. Meehan says lifeguards are only allowing in experienced body-boarders and surfers.
The mayor says the restrictions would likely continue through Saturday.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR ALL DELMARVA COUNTIES UNTIL 1 AM THURSDAY. THUNDERSTORMS CROSSING THE PENINSULA WILL CONTAIN POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS AND LIGHTNING. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ALSO ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM THURSDAY FOR DORCHESTER, SOMERSET, WICOMICO, WORCESTER, AND ACCOMACK COUNTIES; AND FROM 11 AM TO 10 PM THURSDAY FOR KENT, SUSSEX, QUEEN ANNE'S, TALBOT, AND CAROLINE COUNTIES...A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED...THE HEAT INDEX IS EXPECTED TO REACH THE UPPER 90S TO LOWER 100S...THIS COMBINATION OF HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE...DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS, STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM, AND STAY OUT OF THE SUN IF POSSIBLE.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
The program's primary goal is to educate the at-risk groups about CO poisoning prevention and detection and fire prevention. The families will be provided a free CO alarm and instruction on the proper maintenance of the alarms.
The alarms will be available at the "Get Alarmed" program:
Wednesday, Aug. 4, 5:30 p.m., Parksley Volunteer Fire Department;
Thursday, Aug. 5, 5:30 p.m., Community Fire Company, Exmore;
The program is for the whole family and will include a brief safety presentation, pizza and drink, a firehouse tour and the free carbon monoxide alarm. Each family will need to complete an application form. Preference will be given to those who have completed and submitted a form and to early arrivals on the day of the program.
In 2008 and 2009, fire departments throughout Virginia responded to approximately 1,000 carbon monoxide exposure-related incidents each year, according to the Virginia Fire Incident Reporting System.
According to the United States Fire Administration, each year in America, CO poisoning claims approximately 500 lives and sends more than 15,000 people to hospital emergency rooms for treatment.
With extremely cold days last winter, there were more frequent use of fuels that can produce carbon monoxide. Often called the "invisible killer," carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels -- such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil and methane -- burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel are potential sources of carbon monoxide. Vehicles or generators running in an attached garage or in a basement can also produce dangerous levels of carbon monoxide.
Call Faye Godbey, Onley Community Health Center, 757-787-7374, ext. 6 for more information.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
POCOMOKE CITY -- From Aug. 2-13, the Mar-Va Theater Performing Arts Center will offer young actors an opportunity to perform in a musical adaptation of "Pippi Longstocking." The famous stories about the girl wonder were created by Swedish author, Astrid Lindgren, and are among the most translated children's books in the world. The musical adaptation, including lyrics, music and stage play, are written by local composer Gwen Skeens, whose musical adaptation of Tom Sawyer was presented last year by members of Mar-Va's Theater Academy. Assisting Skeens as accompanist will be Janice Boettger, retired music teacher and noted pianist and organist at Antioch Methodist Church in Princess Anne. The cast for this production will require both male and female actors, ages 8-15, and will feature multiple actresses in the role of Pippi.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, May 31, 2010
To unite the country in remembrance, Congress officially established the National Moment of Remembrance in 2000. And as has been done in the past, in observance of this National Moment, Major League Baseball games will stop, Amtrak trains will blow their whistles and the National Grocers Association and Food Marketing Institute will have customers and staff pause in more than 30,000 stores throughout our country.
We must ensure that their lives, their deaths and the memory of their sacrifice will never be forgotten. So let us stop for a moment at 3:00 (local time) tomorrow and commit to live honoring America's fallen every day that we breathe the fresh air of freedom in our land of hope and promise.
Carmella LaSpada, Executive Director,
White House Commision On Rememberance
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Courtney was critically injured Sunday night in a single vehicle accident. At the present time she is in a coma, has a few broken ribs and needs some assistance with breathing. She seems to be making some progress in her recovery though very slowly and isn't out of the woods just yet.
Please keep Courtney, her family and her many friends in your prayers.
Monday, May 24, 2010
"You can buckle up a child in a seat belt, booster seat or child safety seat in two seconds," explains Accomack County Sheriff's Deputy Eric Nottingham. "But in an entire lifetime you couldn't get over the grief of a child in your care not buckled up and dying in a traffic crash."
Accomack County Sheriff Larry Giddens says officers will be on the look out for seatbelt usage and that checkpoints will be set up to enhance the awareness.
The mobilization, expected to involve more than 10,000 police agencies, is supported by $8 million in national advertising funded through Congress and coordinated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
NHTSA statistics also show that those least likely to buckle-up are teens, young adults, males, nighttime riders, motorists traveling on rural roads and individuals traveling in pick-up trucks.