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.

County To Consider Body Piercing Changes

SNOW HILL – Though it received the support of just one of the Worcester County Commissioners, a text amendment that would adjust the county’s body piercing regulations will move forward.Commissioner Joe Mitrecic was the only one to add his name to proposed legislation that would make changes to the county’s body piercing regulations.“All you need… Read more »

New Regional Economic Group Eyes Teamwork

BERLIN – A new group will provide local economic development officials with the chance to work together to explore initiatives to help their municipalities.Mindie Burgoyne from the Maryland Department of Commerce has launched a new economic development group to be made up of officials from several Eastern Shore towns.“My role is to coordinate regional economic… Read more »

Berlin Businesses Eligible For $40K In Façade Funding

Berlin Businesses Eligible For $40K In Façade Funding

BERLIN – Town officials are encouraging local merchants to consider making exterior improvements to their buildings as $40,000 in grant money is currently available.Councilman Thom Gulyas took the opportunity during this week’s town council meeting to remind the public that Berlin still had $40,000 in façade funding through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community… Read more »

County To Consider Body Piercing Changes

SNOW HILL – Though it received the support of just one of the Worcester County Commissioners, a text amendment that would adjust the county’s body piercing regulations will move forward.Commissioner Joe Mitrecic was the only one to add his name to proposed legislation that would make changes to the county’s body piercing regulations.“All you need… Read more »

Ocean City Jeep Week Returns Thursday; Berlin, Resort Events Planned All Weekend

Ocean City Jeep Week Returns Thursday; Berlin, Resort Events Planned All Weekend

OCEAN CITY – The resort will once again welcome off-road enthusiasts with the 7th Annual Ocean City Jeep Week.The event, which kicks off Thursday, will feature jeep parades, vintage jeep displays, vendors and multiple off-road opportunities for participants. Event organizer Brad Hoffman says 1,200 people have registered for the festivities, which will draw several thousand… Read more »

Governor Visits Children’s House, Reconnects With Cancer Patient

Governor Visits Children’s House, Reconnects With Cancer Patient

OCEAN CITY – Last Friday, 16-year-old cancer patient Madison Friz was supposed to be getting chemotherapy.Instead, she was on an Ocean City deck, enjoying the ocean breeze and chatting with Gov. Larry Hogan.“I can’t believe you were supposed to get chemo today and used me as an excuse,” Hogan joked.Friz — whose chemotherapy was rescheduled… Read more »