Daily Archives: July 4, 2014

Merton Jarboe Dies on the Fourth of July

— St. Mary’s County Commissioner Larry Jarboe reports that his father, longtime Charlotte Hall businessman Merton Jarboe died this morning, on July 4, 2014.

Commissioner Jarboe’s father operated the Charlotte Hall Lumber Company for decades before turning the operation over to his son, Larry Jarboe, in 1992

Grocery salesman pleads guilty to defrauding wholesaler SuperValu but U. S. Attorney keeps name of president of grocery chain involved a secret…for now

Palmer faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison when he is sentenced on October 2, 2014, by Senior United States District Judge Robert E. Payne. In a statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, Palmer admitted that from 2009 through 2013, he conspired with an unindicted co-conspirator, the President of an unnamed grocery retail chain, to submit fraudulent documents to The Kellogg Company and SuperValu, a grocery wholesaler through which Kellogg sold product to retailers. SuperValu awarded the grocery retail chain approximately $1.8 million in deductions against its running account with SuperValu as a result of the fraudulent submissions. Kellogg reimbursed SuperValu for the awarded deductions.

Arthur Caused Minimal Damages to Outer Banks; Governor Expects Rt. 12 Open in 24 Hours

The State Emergency Response Team continues to respond to resource requests and is transitioning into recovery operations from Hurricane Arthur, which has exited North Carolina waters and continues to make its way north. According to the National Hurricane Center, Arthur is the earliest hurricane to hit North Carolina since records began in 1851. The previous record was July 11, 1901.

“I want to thank our citizens and visitors for heeding our warnings and evacuating when asked, as well as the news media for disseminating weather and life-saving safety information throughout the storm,” Governor Pat McCrory said. “Although Hurricane Arthur made landfall near Morehead City as a category two hurricane, there are minimal reports of damage. Our teams have transitioned into the recovery phase and have begun damage assessments in the hardest hit areas.”

Waldorf fugitive found hiding out in Prince Frederick after tip to police

LA PLATA, MD. —- Charles County Sheriff Rex Coffey reports that on June 27 at 2:02 p.m., officers assigned to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Fugitive Unit responded to the 300 block of Serenity Court in Prince Frederick after receiving a tip through Crime Solvers that Douglas Earl Compton, III, 26, of Waldorf, was near that address.

Salisbury shipyard sends tugs, cruise ships and ferries around the world


SALISBURY, MD. — Given the huge expanse of the Chesapeake Bay region, with all its mighty tributaries, such as the Magothy, the Patuxent, Potomac and Choptank, it only figures that Maryland is the home of a shipbuilder. The old Davis Shipyard on Solomon’s Island was well-known world-wide for its custom sailing vessels in the last century, as was Trumpy’s custom yachts in Annapolis and the Liberty ships of Bethlehem Steel during WWII.

Now the Chesapeake Shipbuilding Co. has been building various vessels that sail the seas around the world, specializing in ocean-going tugboats, utility vessels, fireboats, ferries and small to medium size passenger cruise ships.