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.

Brewery’s Beer Garden Plans Tabled For Now

Brewery’s Beer Garden Plans Tabled For Now

BERLIN — Officials said they needed more information before they could approve a local brewery’s plans to use shipping containers to expand its beer garden.The Berlin Planning Commission did not make a formal decision regarding a request from Burley Oak Brewery owner Bryan Brushmiller to add shipping containers to the perimeter of the establishment’s beer… Read more »

New WOC Movie Theater Granted Beer, Wine Sales; No Drinking In Movies Will Be Permitted

New WOC Movie Theater Granted Beer, Wine Sales; No Drinking In Movies Will Be Permitted

BERLIN — In what will be a new concept for Worcester County, a movie theater in West Ocean City will include a small bar following approval from officials this week.The Worcester County Board of License Commissioners (BLC) agreed to grant Flagship Premium Theaters a beer and wine license Wednesday. The license will allow the theater,… Read more »

Berlin’s Special Event Expenses Questioned; Christmas Parade Cost Town The Most By Far

Berlin’s Special Event Expenses Questioned; Christmas Parade Cost Town The Most By Far

BERLIN — While special events are one of the many areas of spending that have drawn criticism from residents during Berlin’s recent budget discussions, merchants continue to tout their importance.During recent budget discussions, residents have questioned the importance of special events, which cost the town roughly $90,000 a year. The business they bring to downtown… Read more »

Local Destination Imagination Team Qualifies For Finals

Local Destination Imagination Team Qualifies For Finals

SALISBURY –  A team of local high school students is seeking the community’s support in an effort to compete in an international skills competition next month.Five students from the Salisbury All- Inclusive Homeschool Co-op have qualified for the Destination Imagination Global Finals in Kansas City next month. As the May 22-25 competition approaches, they’re asking… Read more »

Residents Meet Over Proposed Apartment Complex

Residents Meet Over Proposed Apartment Complex

SNOW HILL – Berlin residents gathered this week to share concerns about an apartment complex proposed for Route 346.Roughly two dozen citizens, many of them residents of the Purnell Crossing development and Austin Circle, met at Stevenson United Methodist Church Monday to share thoughts on a 126-unit apartment project proposed for the undeveloped portion of… Read more »

Youth Basketball Coming To Berlin

SNOW HILL – Worcester County Recreation and Parks will host a youth basketball program in Berlin following approval from municipal officials.On Monday, the Berlin Town Council approved plans for a summer youth basketball league for Henry Park presented by Worcester County Recreation and Parks.“The need for basketball in our community is great,” Councilman Elroy Brittingham… Read more »