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.

Alert Issued Over Fraudulent GoFundMe Pages

Alert Issued Over Fraudulent GoFundMe Pages

BERLIN – Town officials warned residents about several fraudulent GoFundMe pages claiming to support Berlin businesses this week.Ivy Wells, the town’s economic and community development director, asked residents not to donate to GoFundMe pages claiming to support Berlin businesses.“None of the businesses have put GoFundMe pages up,” Wells said.Wells said she was contacted by Sisters… Read more »

Teachers, Students Adapting To Distance Learning

Teachers, Students Adapting To Distance Learning

NEWARK –   Classes resumed for many Worcester County Public Schools students this week as teachers began using technology to provide online instruction in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.With schools closed through at least April 24, educators on Monday launched a variety of distance learning efforts. The online education initiatives began for high school students… Read more »

Photographer Offers Services For Front Steps Project

Photographer Offers Services For Front Steps Project

OCEAN PINES – A nationwide initiative to celebrate family during an uncertain time has been embraced by a local photographer.Kim DeBoy of Indigomagik Photography is taking part in #TheFrontStepsProject, a campaign started by a Boston photographer who wanted to document families during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Across the country, photographers — who don’t get within… Read more »

Hardwire Steps Up To Produce Protective Face Shields For Hospital Staff

Hardwire Steps Up To Produce Protective Face Shields For Hospital Staff

BERLIN –  In an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19, Hardwire LLC is now manufacturing face shields for medical personnel.The Pocomoke-based Hardwire is now producing protective face shields to provide hospital staff with added defenses as the ongoing coronavirus crisis continues. The company worked with front-line doctors and nurses at Atlantic General Hospital (AGH)… Read more »

Worcester School System Tweaks Calendar, Seeks Waiver To End June 11

Worcester School System Tweaks Calendar, Seeks Waiver To End June 11

NEWARK –   Local education officials agreed this week to modify the school calendar as facilities remain closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus.The Worcester County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to adjust the calendar as recommended by Superintendent Lou Taylor. The spring break that was set for April 6-13 has been adjusted to April… Read more »

School Using Technology, Teamwork To Continue Academic Learning For Students

School Using Technology, Teamwork To Continue Academic Learning For Students

BERLIN – Despite the ongoing health crisis, learning has not been interrupted at Worcester Preparatory School.Though classes were out of session for spring break last week, Worcester Prep students on Monday went right back to their studies — albeit from their homes. The school is using a variety of online programs to connect students and… Read more »