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.

Commissioners Debate School Bus Monitoring Systems

Commissioners Debate School Bus Monitoring Systems

SNOW HILL – County officials agreed to introduce legislation that will allow Worcester County to install school bus monitoring systems despite numerous questions.The Worcester County Commissioners this week agreed to introduce legislation that will allow the school system to install school bus monitoring systems on buses used in Worcester County. The company providing the system… Read more »

Berlin Man Faces Assault Charges After Standoff

BERLIN– Police charged a Berlin man with assault following an hours-long incident in the Franklin Knoll community.Police charged Berlin resident Eric Nordstrom, 50, with first- and second-degree assault among other things following an incident Wednesday.Several area residents were delayed as they tried to reach their homes Wednesday evening as police diverted traffic in the Powell… Read more »

School Board Stands By Decision Not To Further Increase Bus Driver Pay

School Board Stands By Decision Not To Further Increase Bus Driver Pay

NEWARK– School board members defended their decision not to change the budget to address bus driver pay concerns this week.During Tuesday’s Worcester County Board of Education meeting, school board members reviewed bus driver compensation. They stressed that while they appreciated the work contractors did, the drivers were already paid fairly.“When you look at the fact… Read more »

County Fully Funds Hospital’s Request After Initially Keeping Grant Flat

County Fully Funds Hospital’s Request After Initially Keeping Grant Flat

SNOW HILL – Elected officials opted to increase Worcester County’s grant to Atlantic General Hospital this week.Despite last week’s 5-2 vote to flat fund Atlantic General, which would have provided the hospital with the same $100,000 grant it got last year, the Worcester County Commissioners on Tuesday revisited the issue. A motion to increase the… Read more »

OC Woman Named Miss Maryland USA

OC Woman Named Miss Maryland USA

OCEAN CITY – An Ocean City woman will represent Maryland at the Miss USA pageant this year.Caleigh Shade, a 22-year-old Ocean City resident, was crowned Miss Maryland USA on Sunday during the 70th edition of the Miss Maryland USA competition. The win came as a surprise to Shade, who was competing in the contest for… Read more »