Sunday, October 2, 2022


Due to inclement weather and potential flooding, Accomack County Public Schools will be closed to all students and staff on Monday, October 3, 2022.  Twelve month employees should report on time.

Northampton County Public Schools: Due to possible flooding of roads, high winds, staff driving across bridge and for the safety of all students and staff, there is no school on Monday, Oct. 3. All surrounding schools are also closed. 

Somerset County: No announcement regarding schools had been issued on their Boad of Education website or Facebook page as of 1a.m. Monday morning.

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Stay abreast of the storm and related info for the Eastern Shore


View this link for updates on storm information affecting the Eastern Shore:

Wakefield, VA (

Check these links for local storm related info:

View this link for storm related updates for the Eastern Shore of Virginia:

 (Shore Daily News)

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Accomack County and Town of Chincoteague declare State of Emergency anticipating flooding Monday; Chincoteague under voluntary evacuation - Shore Daily News

Chincoteague- voluntary evacuation

 The Town of Chincoteague’s Emergency Management Team continues to monitor the impending nor’easter.

The Town has declared a local state of emergency at noon today, October 2, 2022.

The National Weather Service’s current forecast has the effects of the nor’easter beginning today and getting increasingly worse through Monday. Impacts will include: wind gusts to 50 mph, periods of heavy rain, and significant tidal flooding. The effects of tidal flooding will begin Monday morning and continue through Tuesday. The high tide cycle will occur between 2AM – 5 AM and 2PM – 5PM through the period. Monday afternoon is forecast at “Major Flooding”.

The Town of Chincoteague is issuing a voluntary evacuation for all of Chincoteague. Those people in the Bunker Hill area and the Ocean Breeze Community are strongly urged to evacuate. No shelter is open at this time. The shelter at Arcadia High School, 8210 Lankford Hwy., Oak Hall, VA will open at 8 AM, Monday morning.

VDOT is monitoring the causeway and will notify the Town approximately one hour prior to any closing. The Town will notify citizens by our Code Red system and other media outlets.
Citizens should rush to complete preparations for the storm. Ensure that your vehicles are fueled and have cash available as fuel pumps and ATM’s will not work if the power should fail. Secure all loose items around the home. Have enough non-perishable food and water to last for at least 3-5 days. Have fresh batteries and flashlights available. Please monitor local media outlets,, also, like us on Facebook for updated information.

Issuing authority:
Chincoteague Emergency Management
​​E. Bryan Rush, Director of Emergency Services
6150 Community Drive
Chincoteague Island, Virginia 23336
(757) 336-6519

Time Machine: This week in Pocomoke 100 years ago; 2003, 1898, 1997, 1907, plus local history author's TV segment on James Michener.


November, 2003

The Pocomoke Warriors are front page news!


March, 1898
Baltimore Sun

*January, 1997

Salisbury Daily Times

November, 1907 (Jamestown Ter-Centennial)

Peninsula Enterprise

Duffy views Michener

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Crash fatality?


(Eastern Shore Post 9/30/22)

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Friday, September 30, 2022

Time Machine Preview

This Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public eye:

This week 100 years ago in Pocomoke-

2003  ..  

1898  ..  

1997  ..  Pocomoke Elks basketball competition-

1907  ..  

Plus local history author Jim Duffy's TV segment on James Michener.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

ECI incident reported


WESTOVER, Md. – 47 ABC has learned that five correctional officers suffered non-life threatening injuries when they were assaulted by inmates in a housing unit at Eastern Correctional Institution Wednesday evening.

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Multiple correctional officers injured in assault at ECI - 47abc (


A spokesman for the union representing the correctional officers did not agree that there wasn't a staffing issue as stated in the news story.

Forecast nixes big OC event


The inaugural Oceans Calling Festival has been canceled thanks to Mother Nature. Organizers said due to inclement weather from the remnants of Hurricane Ian, they had to make the difficult decision to cancel the three day event.

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 Oceans Calling Festival Called Off | Latest News |

Accomack Public Schools closed Friday, 9/30.

(Shore Daily News) 

Due to inclement weather, Accomack County Public Schools with be closed for all students, staff, and 12-month employees on September 30, 2022.

Northampton County Public Schools will be a virtual instruction day for all students and staff.

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Closings and cancellations due to rain from remnants of Ian - Shore Daily News


Tuesday, September 27, 2022


(new design)

"The Sunshine Kid"



For Eastern Shore viewers who still have access to WJZ-TV on the air, the station is taking a look back this week at some of Bob's memorable moments.

(Some of us remember earlier times when the arrival of cable TV on the Eastern Shore gave us the opportunity to view the Baltimore and Washington stations. -tk)



Pocomoke Weather


Obituaries in Salisbury, MD | The Daily Times (

City Of Pocomoke

Worcester County Public Schools

Somerset County Public Schools  

Accomack County Public Schools

Marva Theater

Delmarva Discovery Center

Downtown Pocomoke

Pocomoke Fire Company

Worcester County Health Department

Somerset County Health Department

Worcester County Library 

Worcester County Humane Society

Worcester County Recreation & Parks

Pocomoke Area Chamber Of Commerce

Monday, September 26, 2022

Crab And Clam Bake serving up- Politics!



CRISFIELD, Md. – A delicious seafood-inspired event is making its return this Wednesday, September 28th in Crisfield. However, it’s not just about the food, it’s a ‘political who’s who’ for Maryland’s lawmakers.

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The 45th J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam bake returns - 47abc (

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Time Machine: This Week In Pocomoke 100 years ago, 1925, 1974, 2012, 1865, and local history author's TV segment about the adventures of young Thomas Savage.


Footnote: If you noticed, the newspaper's publication date was Saturday, September 23 and the article headline says "Tomorrow, Sept. 23." It may have been an oversight or because, we believe, the newspaper's weekly circulation was in some readers hands starting on Fridays.  

November, 1925

The Evening Journal (Wilmington)


St. Mary's is on Third Street in Pocomoke City. View more about the church's history and its present day service to congregants:

October, 1974

                                                                    Salisbury Daily Times

Footnote: In earlier years Cunningham was editor of Pocomoke City's Worcester Democrat.

October, 2012


Chincoteague Beacon

October, 1865

The Union (Georgetown, De.)


The adventures of young Thomas Savage

Throwback Thursday w/ Jim Duffy - Thomas Savage | Archive |