About The Author: Charlene Sharpe

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Charlene Sharpe has been with The Dispatch since 2014. A graduate of Stephen Decatur High School and the University of Richmond, she spent seven years with the Delmarva Media Group before joining the team at The Dispatch.

School Safety Remains Top Priority

NEWARK – School safety remains at the top of the priority list for the Worcester County Board of Education as the start of the school year nears.Educators joined members of the law enforcement community last week for the school system’s sixth annual safety conference. Superintendent Lou Taylor and Chief Safety Officer Steve Price reviewed the… Read more »

Community Reflects On All-Star Run

Community Reflects On All-Star Run

BERLIN – Community members had nothing but praise for the Berlin Little League team that fell just short of reaching the Little League World Series last week.The Berlin Little League 11-12 All-Stars were the talk of the town this week after a tough loss in the Mid-Atlantic regional tournament in Bristol, Conn., on Sunday. Mayor… Read more »

Ocean Pines Election Results; Tuttle, Daly, Moroney, Diller Claim Seats

Ocean Pines Election Results; Tuttle, Daly, Moroney, Diller Claim Seats

OCEAN PINES – The Ocean Pines Association’s elections committee announced the winners in this year’s board of directors election immediately after a ballot count Friday.After a not-quite two-hour ballot counting process, Steve Habeger, chairman of the elections committee, announced the four winners in this summer’s election. Candidates Steve Tuttle, Frank Daly, Ted Moroney and Esther… Read more »

Crabbing Pier Closed As OPA Mulls Repairs; Residents Want Pier Converted To Nature Preserve

Crabbing Pier Closed As OPA Mulls Repairs; Residents Want Pier Converted To Nature Preserve

OCEAN PINES – Residents who live near the Whitetail Sanctuary crabbing pier shared various concerns regarding the amenity with Ocean Pines Association officials last week.At a meeting of the association’s board of directors July 27, Whitetail Sanctuary residents cited traffic and safety concerns associated with the crabbing pier, which is currently closed and in need… Read more »

Positive Vibes Celebrate Berlin Library’s Ribbon Cutting

Positive Vibes Celebrate Berlin Library’s Ribbon Cutting

BERLIN – Local officials celebrated Berlin’s new library with a ribbon cutting ceremony this week.On Tuesday the Worcester County Commissioners joined municipal officials, area politicians and library leadership for a ribbon cutting at the new 12,000-square-foot Berlin branch of the Worcester County Library.“I think we all are awestruck by this wonderful facility,” Mayor Gee Williams… Read more »

New County Rec Events Eyed

SNOW HILL – County officials are working to bring a variety of new events, including a Tough Mudder race, bass fishing competitions and additional athletic tournaments, to Worcester County in the near future.The new head of Worcester County’s department of recreation and parks outlined ambitious plans to expand sports marketing at a meeting this week…. Read more »

OP Country Club Renovation Price Tag Increasing

OCEAN PINES – Continued discussions of a recent reserve study indicate annual assessments will have to increase to bolster the Ocean Pines Association’s general replacement reserve.On Friday, the Ocean Pines Association (OPA) Budget and Finance Advisory Committee met with General Manager John Bailey to review the reserve study recently completed by DMA Reserves. The study,… Read more »

Planners Support Expanding Growth Area For New Berlin Development

Planners Support Expanding Growth Area For New Berlin Development

BERLIN – Members of the Berlin Planning Commission agreed to support a developer’s request to add to the town’s growth area.On Wednesday the commission voted to provide a favorable recommendation to Ernest Gerardi’s request to amend the town’s growth area to include his property at the intersection of routes 50 and 346. Gerardi has plans… Read more »