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.

Condemned Berlin Home’s Fate Unresolved For Now; Demolition Possible

Condemned Berlin Home’s Fate Unresolved For Now; Demolition Possible

BERLIN – What’s next?That’s the question Washington Street residents are asking following a meeting of the town’s housing board of review that left the issue of the condemned and dilapidated home at 203 Washington St. unresolved. While some neighbors of the historic home want to see it saved, town officials say it’s headed toward demolition… Read more »

Fenwick Council Votes 5-2 To Approve Motel Zoning Code Change; Some Residents Worried Over Precedent For Other Properties

Fenwick Council Votes 5-2 To Approve Motel Zoning Code Change; Some Residents Worried Over Precedent For Other Properties

FENWICK ISLAND – In spite of concerns raised by residents, a local developer’s plans to replace the aging Sands Motel are moving forward.The Fenwick Island Town Council voted 5-2 last week to approve the first reading of an ordinance that would permit developer Spiro Buas to replace the Sands Motel with a larger hotel.“The Sands… Read more »

Darkness Walk Aimed At Shining Light On Mental Health

Darkness Walk Aimed At Shining Light On Mental Health

BERLIN – Six deaths in Worcester County were attributed to suicide in 2014.More than 16 percent of surveyed local teens said they’d considered killing themselves in 2013.That, health officials say, is why events like this weekend’s Out of Darkness walk are so important.“We really want to promote the conversation around mental health,” said the health… Read more »

County Approves Accord To Move Stadium Study Ahead

BERLIN – A feasibility study meant to measure the potential of a sports stadium in Worcester County is expected to move forward following the county’s approval of a memorandum of understanding with state officials.On Tuesday, the Worcester County Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Maryland Stadium Authority that outlines plans for the… Read more »

New Business Concepts Get Pitched Aboard Startup Bus

New Business Concepts Get Pitched Aboard Startup Bus

POCOMOKE CITY – Eastern Shore entrepreneurs will have the chance to share their business pitches with a statewide audience thanks to a visit from the Startup Maryland bus.Representatives from Startup Maryland, an initiative designed to help launch the dreams of the state’s entrepreneurs, stopped in Pocomoke City on Monday to give Delmarva residents a chance… Read more »