Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Pocomoke City Police Dept. Arrests 9/1/30/13 - /completion...

Names from the September 1-30 Arrest Report were accidentally omitted by me when originally posted a few weeks ago.  Sorry.  BW

Chief Kelvin D. Sewell


September 1, 2013 to September 30, 2013

09-15-2013 Edward Warfle, age 32 of Laurel, DE was arrested and charged on an outstanding warrant thru Somerset County for traffic offenses.

09-15-2013 Edward Kidd, age 47 of Los Angeles, CA was arrested and charged with Possession of CDS – not Marijuana.

09-16-2013 Robert Baytops, age 20 of Horntown, VA was arrested and charged with Possession of CDS Paraphernalia and Theft.

09-19-2013 Breon Ayres, age 22 of Pocomoke was arrested and charged with Conceal Dangerous Weapon, Possession of CDS – Marijuana, Possession of CDS Paraphernalia and Tress-Private Property.

09-19-2013 Shawn Brown, age 42 of Pocomoke was arrested and charged with Possession of CDS – Marijuana and Possession of CDS Paraphernalia.

09-20-2013 Julian Washington, age 23 of Mappsville, VA was arrested and charged with CDS Possession of Paraphernalia.

09-20-2013 Tyrone Beauford, age 42 of Pocomoke was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Wicomico County for Child Support.

09-21-2013 Chelsea Ford, age 20 of Pocomoke was arrested and charged with Theft less than $100.

09-22-2013 Jauan Holden, age 25 of New Church, VA was arrested and charged with CDS Possession – Marijuana.

09-23-2013 David Wells, age 30 of Pocomoke was arrested and charged with Alcohol Beverage in Public Place.

09-23-2013 Travis Vanavery, age 36 of Kalamazoo, MI was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree and False Imprisonment.
09-24-2013 Youvanda Hatney, age 44 of Pocomoke was arrested and charged with Theft less than $500.

09-24-2013 Francis Crippen, age 32 of Pocomoke was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct.

09-25-2013 Shanae Harmon, age 18 of Horntown, VA was arrested and charged with Theft less than $100.

09-25-2013 Shanice Johnson, age 19 of Horntown, VA was arrested and charged with Theft less than $100.

 09-25-2013 Alphonso Taylor, age 43 of Pocomoke was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Somerset County for FTA.

09-27-2013 Myisha Dunson, age 26 of Pocomoke was arrested and charged with Litter/Dump less than 100 lbs.

09-27-2013 Robert Hayman, age 66 of Pocomoke was arrested and charged with Theft less than $1,000 and Theft Scheme less than $1,000.

09-27-2013 Keydrick White, age 22 of Pocomoke was arrested and charged with DUI.

09-28-2013 Dashawn Wise, age 37 of Pocomoke was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Worcester County for Failure to Pay Fine.

09-28-2013 Melvin Tipton, age 42 of Pocomoke was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Charles County for various traffic offenses.

09-28-2013 Tamara Wise, age 32 of Pocomoke was arrested and charged with Theft less than $100.

09-28-2013 Gerri Fitch, age 33 of Pocomoke was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Worcester County for FTA.

09-29-2013 Joseph Revels, age 52 of Pocomoke was arrested and charged with Theft less than $100.

09-29-2013 Larry Belote, age 19 of New Church, VA was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Accomack County for Sexual Assault.

A Pocomoke City juvenile, age 15 was arrested for Assault 2nd Degree.

A Pocomoke City juvenile, age 15 was arrested for Theft less than $100.

Fifteen (15) additional arrests were made for various traffic violations during the month of September 2013.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Transamerica Open House/Ribbon Cutting

Transamerica Agency Network Pocomoke Office
Grand Opening

Friday, October 11, 2013
3:00pm until 7:00pm

1532 Ocean Highway, Suite 104
Pocomoke, Maryland

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 10/11/2013 – Transamerica Agency Network Inc. (TAN), an innovative marketing organization, announces the opening of a new office in the Pocomoke City area.
The new office will allow better access to TAN’s extensive product portfolio designed to help protect the financial futures of America’s families.
Mr. JD Marshall is excited about the opportunities that the new office will bring to the Pocomoke area. “We are thrilled to announce the grand opening of our first Transamerica Agency Network office in the Pocomoke area.
For more information, please visit


5 Firefighters From Sussex County Delaware Arrested

On October 4, 2013 around 1:15 am Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were alerted by a member of the Bishopville Community that several people were riding around in a dark colored truck smashing mailboxes. 

Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office along with Troopers from the Maryland State Police Barrack in Berlin began converging on the Bishopville Community. 

A Trooper from the State Police located a dark colored pick-up truck traveling on Saint Martin’s Neck Road near Route 90.  The Trooper stopped the truck and upon approaching the vehicle he located 4 people in the bed of the truck along with the driver

They were identified as, Stewart William Pryor,  28, of Millsboro, De., Dylan Lee Sharp,  19,  of Milton, De., Franklin Adam Martin,  23,  of Milton, De., Sean James MaGee,  23,  of Selbyville, De, Addison Hill-Bittner,  22,  of Rehoboth De.

Also in the truck bed was 29 watermelons. 

While one Deputy assisted the Trooper, another began traveling the roads of Bishopville. 

Through the Sheriff’s Office investigation a total of 14 US Mailboxes, 1 Waste Management Trash Can, and 1 sign for a Church Parsonage were located damaged. 

The investigation revealed that the suspects were riding along Bishopville Road and Saint Martin’s Neck Road throwing water melons at mailboxes in an attempt to destroy them. 

During their initial interviews all 5 identified themselves as Firefighters from Sussex County Delaware. 

All the subjects were arrested and charged with malicious destruction of property and are awaiting trial.

Lt. Edward C. Schreier
Worcester County Sheriff’s Office

Throwback Thursday -October 10th- At the MarVa Theater

Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
 Thursday, October 10th
7:00  PM
Tickets:  $5

Monday, October 7, 2013

Obama administration seeks to reduce cases of cancer in US…by changing the definition of cancer

If you needed another reason to oppose government run health care here’s one to make your blood boil.
from Forbes:

The federal government wants to reduce the number of Americans diagnosed each year with cancer. But not by better preventive care or healthier living. Instead, the government wants to redefinethe term “cancer” so that fewer conditions qualify as a true cancer. What does this mean for ordinary Americans — and should we be concerned?

On July 29, 2013, a working group for the National Cancer Institute (the main government agency for cancer research) published a paper proposing that the term “cancer” be reserved for lesions with a reasonable likelihood of killing the patient if left untreated. Slower growing tumors would be called a different name such as “indolent lesions of epithelial origin” (IDLE). Their justification was that modern medical technology now allows doctors to detect small, slow-growing tumors that likely wouldn’t be fatal. Yet once patients are told they have a cancer, many become frightened and seek unnecessary further tests, chemotherapy, radiation, and/or surgery. By redefining the term “cancer,” the National Cancer Institute hopes to reduce patient anxiety and reduce the risks and expenses associated with supposedly unnecessary medical procedures. In technical terms, the government hopes to reduce “overdiagnosis” and “overtreatment” of cancer.

read the rest
And why would the Obama administration want to re-define cancer? Because starting tomorrow, Obamacare will begin subsidizing millions of Americans’ health insurance, and cancer tests and treatments are expensive.

This is nothing more than a back-door, roundabout form of rationing. It has nothing to do with improving health care or saving lives and everything to do with bureaucrats picking and choosing who gets what tests and treatment


O'Malley Loses 26,000 Manufacturing Jobs - Declares October Manufacturing Month

For Immediate Release
October 7, 2013

Steve Crim


On Friday, Governor Martin O'Malley issued a proclamation declaring October 'Manufacturing Month,' and issued a press release talking about everything he was going to do to turn around manufacturing in the state. O'Malley reasoned, "manufacturing offers one of our greatest opportunities to strengthen our middle class, grow jobs and create new opportunities in Maryland."

"Governor O'Malley finally recognizes - six years too late - the importance of manufacturing to our economy. But we wholeheartedly disagree about the solution," stated Larry Hogan, business leader and Change Maryland Founder. "The O'Malley-Brown plan includes a whole lot of talk - more studies, commissions, roundtables, a monthly blog post, and even a proclamation - but no real solutions for an industry that has lost over 26,000 jobs since 2007, and has lost over 2,000 jobs between July and August of this year."

"The O'Malley-Brown administration has been openly hostile to manufacturing and the private sector in this state since the day they were sworn into office. A monthly blog post isn't going to reverse the troubling downward trend of manufacturing in our state," Hogan said. "In fact, it is an insult to the thousands of middle-class workers and their families who have struggled to find employment and make ends meet because of the O'Malley-Brown misguided policies."

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' State and Area Employment data, Maryland businesses employed 133,200 workers in January 2007. In August 2013, preliminary results indicate manufacturing employment has dropped to just 106,800 jobs - a total drop over 20% in the sector since 2007.

Hogan went in to say, "no amount of lip service can undo this Governor's deplorable record on jobs. 120,000 more Marylanders remain unemployed since O'Malley took office, and 26,000 of those are in our manufacturing sector. It's time we had a governor who will put action behind their words. It’s time to Change Maryland."

Change Maryland founder Larry Hogan is also the founder, President and CEO of the Hogan Companies, leaders in economic development who have brought hundreds of companies and thousands of jobs to Maryland, and have done over $2 billion in business in the state.

Hogan concluded, "This manufacturing proclamation is just the latest stunt by this governor to hide his horrible jobs record.  Last month, the governor made a ridiculous claim about recovering 100% of the jobs lost in the recession when in fact 120,000 more Marylanders are out of work today than when he first took office."

Bureau of Labor Statistics research shows Maryland's unemployment rate was 3.6% in April 2007, and nearly doubled to 7% in July 2013.

Change Maryland is the largest and fastest growing citizen organization in the state. The group organized a Business Summit on Improving Maryland's Economic Competitiveness which focused on solutions to the state's serious economic issues, which was attended by federal, state, and local government officials, economists, think tanks, and over 400 Maryland business leaders.


State and Area Employment, Hours, and Earnings

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Governor O'Malley's Press Release:

Pocomoke Christmas Parade Has NEW Website

It's not too soon to begin planning on being a participant in the 41st annual Christmas Parade in Pocomoke City.

The brand new website is up and running and has ALL the information you need to enter the parade for this year. 
Just go to the website:, select the proper area as it applies to your group or organization  and fill out the application.

This years nighttime Christmas parade will be held on December 2, 2013! 

Pocomoke Fire Company Cadets Host "All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner"


So Much To Do At The Pocomoke Fall Festival This Saturday!

Twist & Shout ~ Beatles Tribute Band Returns To MarVa Theater

Twist & Shout!

Beatles Tribute Band
Opening Act: Evan & Leslie
October 12th
Time: 7 PM
Tickets: $10 in advance or $15 at the door

They rocked the Mar-Va last year and are back again! Don't miss this stellar performance. They'll have you dancing, singing, and shouting for more!

Additional ticket locations include:
Market Street Deli
T's Corner
Enchanted Florist
Pocomoke Area Chamber of Commerce

Show your Government ID at the door to get in for $10!

Don't Miss This At The Pocomoke Fall Festival

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Chesapeake Bay Farms Adds More To Their Farm Excitement!!

Those folks that make the yummy, all natural ice cream and all those other tasty milk products right on their farm have created another reason for all of us to keep on returning! 

Their new wagon!  And get this!! 

 Chesapeake Bay Farms will be offering tours of the farm and processing facility on
Saturday, October 12, 2013 AND Saturday, October 26, 2013

 The tours also include a hayride around the farm, a mozzarella cheese stretching demonstration and a cheese tasting.

COST: $10 for adults and $7 for kids 10 and under
tours are by reservation only....
please call Laura @ 4433738487 to sign up

4111 Whitesburg Road
Pocomoke City, Maryland 21851

Miss Fire Prevention For Pocomoke City Vol. Fire Company

Kallie Speta was selected by the  Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary as Miss Fire Prevention for 2013-2014.


Pocomoke City Mayor and Council Meeting Scheduled

7:30 p.m., Monday, October 7, 2013
City Hall
  1. Call to Order, Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance.
2.  Review and approval of minutes from meeting of September 9, 2013.
3.  Review and approval of bills to be paid.
4.  Mr. Charles Webster representing Relay for Life Committee.
5.  Authorize Mayor to sign Proclamation regarding 100 Year Anniversary of Unionville Masonic Lodge #45.
6.  Standard Solar Company to continue discussion of proposed solar energy project on Dunn Swamp Road.
7.  City Attorney to discuss status of recently adopted Ethics Policies.
8.  City Manager to recommend purchase of freestanding lighted Christmas display.
9.  Recommendation and update concerning vacant properties at 708, 710, 712 Second Street. (owner, Molock Group)
10.  City Manager to present update status of construction on new clubhouse building at Winter Quarters Golf Course
Comments from the Audience.
Mayor and Council Items.

TIME MACHINE ... 1910, 1963, 1910, 1952, 1947

(Reader-friendly viewing of newspaper archives material)

September, 1910
(Gettysburg Times- Gettysburg, Pa.)


She Shoots Him in the Head in Lawyer's Office


Sought Revenge When She Learned He Was Arranging to Leave With Another Woman

Salisbury, Md., Sept. 10- Absorbed for the desire of revenge, and jealous of her husband's attentions to other women, Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Hudson, wife of Tobias Hudson, a mechanic (locksmith), formerly of Cambridge, Md., and Laurel, Del., but for the past three months a resident of Salisbury, shot and almost instantly killed him in this city.

The shooting took place in the rear room of the offices of States Attorney Joseph L. Bailey, where they had met for the purpose of a reconciliation.

The story leading up to the crime dates back eleven years, according to Mrs. Hudson. Wednesday last, Mrs. Hudson appeared in Salisbury and swore out a warrant before Justice Trader against Hudson for non-support and desertion. The trial took place and he was held under $250 bail for his appearance September 21, if in the meantime he had not made some arrangement to support his wife.

Hudson had agreed to return to his former home in Cambridge as soon as he had finished up his business arrangements in this city. This satisfied the wife, but the climax came when she heard that he was arranging to leave Salisbury with another woman. This is partially responsible for the murder.

Mrs. Hudson saw her husband driving with a woman. Then she made here arrangements to finish her troubles, as she said after the crime was committed.

Mrs. Hudson went to a hardware store and purchased a revolver, asking that they oil same and load it, as she wanted it in good working shape. Next she went to the office of the states attorney and told him to get her husband to come up, as she wanted to have a final talk with him before leaving.

When Hudson approved, he was shown to the back room, and they were to talk it over. They were left alone in this room. They were there for more than twenty minutes, according to the testimony before the coroner's jury, and after a while the wife began to quarrel with her husband.

According to the testimony, Hudson could be seen through the glass door between making gestures as if he was trying to make some matters plain, and he was heard to say: "Well, if this is all you wanted with me, I will leave." And then he turned and reached for his hat, turning his back toward the wife. She produced the revolver and fired the fatal shot, which entered Hudson's temple.

Mr. Bailey rushed to the back room. He says his first impression was that the man had killed himself, but turning, he saw the pistol in the hand of the woman, still smoking. "My god woman, do you know what you have done?" and she immediately replied: "I am no worse now than I was before."

The injured man was taken to the hospital, where he died in about one hour, never regaining consciousness. Mrs. Hudson was lodged in the county jail.

At the time of the shooting there were women clients in Mr. Bailey's office. The women fainted and are under the care of physicians.


October, 1910
(Washington Post)


Convicted of Manslaughter for Causing Husband's Death at Salisbury

Special to The Washington Post.

Salisbury, Md., Oct. 9.- Mrs. Elizabeth Hudson, who has been on trial for the death of her husband, Tobias Hudson, for the last four days, was late last night declared guilty of manslaughter by the jury. Sentence was suspended pending a decision by the defense regarding an appeal.

The plea of the defense was insanity.

Mrs. Hudson's son and her former husband, Joseph R. Anthony, were present when the jury brought in its finding.

Footnote: Further information about the case was not found.

January, 1963
(The Salisbury Times)

POCOMOKE CITY - New officers of the city volunteer fire department were elected recently. They are: Joe Byrd, president; Joe Mariner, vice-president; James Fykes, secretary; Raymond Dryden, treasurer; Fred U. Henderson, chief; Raymond C. Dryden, assistant chief; George Young, chief engineer; Clayton Lambertson, trustee.

On the ambulance committee are: Lee Ray Thompson, president; R.I. Givens, secretary and treasurer; Herbert Somers, Pete Dulick, and Dwight Campbell, trustees.

April, 1910
(Altoona Mirror- Altoona, Pa.)

Quakes Follow Coast Line

Snow Hill, Md., April, 25.- Slight earthquake shocks were felt by many of the residents of Snow Hill and throughout Worcester County. The vibrations are believed to have been a continuation of the Atlantic City quake down the coast line, this county extending to the sea.


April, 1952
(The Salisbury Times)


Three more schools and counties have announced winners in the eliminations preceding the Delmarva Spelling Bee on April 25.

The three winners in Accomack, County, Va., were Judy Lang, 11-year-old Temperanceville School pupil and Richard Poulson, 13, and Janice Somers, 12, both of Bloxom School.

The Accomack bee was held in Parksely High School last week with 23 contestants participating. Herbert S. Powell was pronouncer and judges were Mrs. Elenor Hopkins, Miss May Mears, and Miss Iona Birch.

August, 1947 (Time Machine archive)

While much of Maryland wasn't returning to Eastern Standard Time until September 29th, Pocomoke City had voted to return to "slow time" at midnight Monday, September 1st. Snow Hill and Berlin were expected to do the same based on an agreement by the mayors of the three towns to stick together on the time change. Salisbury was going to make the change early Tuesday, September 2nd so as to keep an extra hour for the Labor Day weekend, while Ocean City was expected to remain on Daylight Savings Time until September 29th.

Footnote: For many years the state of Virginia remained on Eastern Standard Time all year.  In the 1960's when I was living in Pocomoke City and working at WESR in Virginia, I'd leave home at 6AM during the summer and arrive at the station at 530AM!  However, when I left for the 30-minute drive home the time in Pocomoke City would be an hour and a half later when I arrived back. -tk


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New Club House / Winter Quarters Golf Course

Back on June 9, 2013 the Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company burned down the Clubhouse at the Winter Quarters Golf Course.  The training exercise for the Pocomoke Fire Company included Greenbackville, Virginia and Stockton, Maryland fire companies.

Pocomoke Vol. Fire Co. Photo

The clubhouse was burned to make way for a more modern facility. The Pocomoke City Mayor and Council will discuss the status of the new clubhouse construction during Monday night Mayor and Council meeting.

New Winter Quarters Golf Course Clubhouse
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Work still being done on the inside of the clubhouse but looks like it won't take much longer.  More info available soon.
For photos of the clubhouse control burn: