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.

Legion Dedicated To Community Causes

Legion Dedicated To Community Causes

POCOMOKE– Whether it’s a coat drive or a youth athletic team’s fundraiser, American Legion Post 93 in Pocomoke is committed to supporting it.For years, Pocomoke’s American Legion post and its members have worked to support local causes. As time passes, its connections are worried that history of doing good in the community is being overlooked.“We… Read more »

Public Invited To Archaeology Dig

BERLIN– The Rackliffe House Trust is seeking community volunteers to help with an archaeological dig next month.On the weekends of Oct. 8 and 15, the Rackliffe House Trust will conduct an archaeology dig at the 18th-century plantation property. Archeologists are going to be searching for long-lost building remains detected during a 2018 survey.“Visitors can learn… Read more »

Council Approves Changes To Assist Police Recruitment Efforts

Council Approves Changes To Assist Police Recruitment Efforts

BERLIN– Town officials approved several changes aimed at aiding in police recruitment and retention.The Berlin Town Council voted unanimously this week to approve a variety of measures meant to bring more officers to the town’s police force. The agency has struggled with recruitment and retention in recent years.“This proposal is definitely necessary,” Councilman Jay Knerr… Read more »

Berlin Fire Co. Seeks Donations For Fire Prevention

Berlin Fire Co. Seeks Donations For Fire Prevention

BERLIN– The Berlin Fire Company is seeking community support as Fire Prevention Month approaches.October is National Fire Prevention Month and the Berlin Fire Company (BFC) is asking for donations and sponsorships to purchase coloring books and hats to offer local children.“It’s important to reach the children at a young age about fire prevention,” said David… Read more »

Traffic Signal To Be Installed at Route 113 Intersection In Berlin

Traffic Signal To Be Installed at Route 113 Intersection In Berlin

BERLIN – Installation of a stoplight at the intersection of Route 113 and South Main Street is expected to begin next month.Sen. Mary Beth Carozza confirmed last Friday that Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (SHA) crews were expected to being installation of a traffic signal at the South Main Street (Route 818) and… Read more »

Bicycle Event Prompts EMS Concerns

SNOW HILL– Concerns about the cost of the Sea Gull Century have prompted county officials to begin exploring a special event permit process.The Worcester County Commissioners this week agreed to have staff begin developing a special event permitting process. The decision came after the Department of Emergency Services reported that the Seagull Century had agreed… Read more »

Police Accountability Board Convenes

SNOW HILL – Members of the new Worcester County Police Accountability Board stressed their commitment to fairness at their inaugural meeting last week.Last Thursday, the board—mandated by Maryland’s Police Accountability Act—held its first meeting at the Worcester County Government Center. The group, made up primarily of retired law enforcement officers, met with leaders of local… Read more »