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.

Pocomoke Principal Recognized

POCOMOKE – The Maryland State Education Association honored a local principal with a human and civil rights award for her efforts to support student voices.The Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) recently presented Pocomoke High School Principal Jenifer Rayne with the MSEA  Human and Civil Rights Award. The honor, which was awarded at the MSEA’s Martin… Read more »

HDC Demands Removal Of Unapproved Additions At Berlin Tiki Bar, Threatens Fines

BERLIN– Unapproved changes to an iconic Berlin building prompted harsh criticism of a local business owner by a local commission this week.Members of the Berlin Historic District Commission (HDC) lambasted local property owner Bryan Brushmiller this week after unapproved changes were made at Tiki Tim’s, the bar behind The Globe.“When you purchase a historic building,… Read more »

Cleanup Effort In Bishopville Removes 100 Pounds Of Trash

Cleanup Effort In Bishopville Removes 100 Pounds Of Trash

BISHOPVILLE – Assateague Coastal Trust volunteers cleared more than 100 pounds of trash from the Bishopville area with a recent cleanup.On Martin Luther King Day, nearly two dozen volunteers, led by Assateague Coastal Trust (ACT), gathered in Bishopville to pick up trash. Debbi Dean, community engagement coordinator for ACT, said community cleanups encouraged people to… Read more »

WCPS Sees Improvements In ELA Scores; Math Results Fall Short Of Pre-COVID Levels

WCPS Sees Improvements In ELA Scores; Math Results Fall Short Of Pre-COVID Levels

NEWARK – Worcester County’s public schools performed better than many in the state, according to data released last week.The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) released Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) results last Thursday. The data highlights how students performed on assessments administered in the spring of 2022 for English Language Arts (ELA) and math.“We… Read more »

Pocomoke Principal Honored By Maryland State Education Association

Pocomoke Principal Honored By Maryland State Education Association

POCOMOKE–The Maryland State Education Association honored a local principal with a human and civil rights award for her efforts to support student voices.The Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) recently presented Pocomoke High School Principal Jenifer Rayne with the MSEA  Human and Civil Rights Award. The honor, which was awarded at the MSEA’s Martin Luther King… Read more »

Hospital Investigating Significant ‘Ransomware Event’

Hospital Investigating Significant ‘Ransomware Event’

BERLIN—Officials at Atlantic General Hospital are working with cybersecurity experts following a ransomware incident identified on Sunday.While the majority of hospital services remain unaffected, Atlantic General Hospital (AGH) is experiencing a “ransomware event” within its network, Toni Keiser, vice president of public relations, confirmed Monday.“We are working diligently to investigate the source of this disruption,… Read more »

Berlin Chamber Presents Annual Awards

Berlin Chamber Presents Annual Awards

BERLIN– The Berlin Chamber of Commerce recognized a variety of valued community partners as it kicked off 2023 with its annual installation dinner.Close to 80 merchants, chamber members, local officials and community residents attended the Berlin Chamber of Commerce’s annual installation dinner Jan. 26. The event, held at 410 Social, recognized the chamber’s incoming and… Read more »