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.

Cat Sanctuary Plans Advance In Berlin

BERLIN – Plans are underway for a new sanctuary in Berlin that would provide feral cats with a safe place to roam. Though construction is still in progress, Safe Harbor Cat Sanctuary in Berlin will eventually be able to offer feral cats a safe place to live. “I’m very committed,” Safe Harbor founder Kathy Slaughter… Read more »

Berlin Fire Company Study OK’d

BERLIN – A Berlin Fire Company funding study will move forward following approval of a contract by the town council. On Monday the Berlin Town Council approved a $26,000 contract with Matrix Consulting. The California based firm was selected over four others who submitted proposals to handle a fire and emergency medical services (EMS) study… Read more »

Berlin Tattoo Committee Created

BERLIN – Town officials formally created a committee this week to develop tattoo shop regulations for Berlin. On Monday the Berlin Town Council approved the formation of a six-member tattoo ordinance development committee. The committee members, who were nominated by Mayor Gee Williams, will be tattoo artists Matthew Amey and Dana Helmuth, who both have… Read more »

Worcester Parent Survey Underway

NEWARK – Parents of students in Worcester County’s public schools have just a few days left to share their input with school system officials. Parents have until Nov. 21 to complete the annual parent survey issued by Worcester County Public Schools (WCPS). The survey gauges parents’ satisfaction with local schools and gives them the chance… Read more »

Education Campaign Recommended On Berlin Recycling

BERLIN – The town’s visiting environmental professionals shared their ideas on ways to increase recycling in a presentation to municipal officials last week. Pradnya Rahmani and Xyla Gualberto, visiting Berlin through the International City/County Management Association Professional Fellows Program, offered their thoughts on the town’s current recycling operations and suggestions on ways to increase participation… Read more »

School Aims To Increase Charitable Giving

POCOMOKE – After donating an unprecedented $5,000 to community charities last year, Pocomoke Middle School aims to have an even bigger impact this year. “This year we’re on pace to break that record,” Principal Matthew Record said. “It’s commendable because we’re not a large school.” In spite of the school’s small size, its employees remain… Read more »