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.

Food Truck Proposal Raises Questions In Pines

Food Truck Proposal Raises Questions In Pines

BERLIN – Questions regarding the food truck proposed by Ocean Pines Association management dominated a public hearing on the homeowner’s association’s budget this week.On Saturday, Ocean Pines Association (OPA) General Manager Bob Thompson hosted a public hearing on the coming year’s proposed $11 million budget. When it came to questions from the residents in attendance,… Read more »

Snow Hill Considering Vacant Building Ordinance To Address Blight

Snow Hill Considering Vacant Building Ordinance To Address Blight

SNOW HILL– Snow Hill officials are hoping to put a stop to the increasing number of shuttered and deserted structures downtown with a new vacant building ordinance.Though still in its early stages, the ordinance would set up a registration process and enable town staff to periodically inspect vacant buildings, both commercial and residential, in Snow… Read more »

New Programs Redefine Traditional ‘Vo-Tech’

NEWARK — Vo-Tech isn’t what it used to be.That’s the message teachers and administrators at Worcester Technical High School are trying to share with students as they work to promote the facility’s growing list of programs.“Let’s face it,” said Caroline Bloxom, principal of Worcester Tech. “Your momma and daddy’s vo-tech school did not include programs… Read more »

Developmental Center’s Work Program Providing Key Support

Developmental Center’s Work Program Providing Key Support

NEWARK – In Pocomoke City, Bel-Art operates two manufacturing plants and employs more than 200 people. Those employees work full time, producing everything from pipettes and beakers to lab safety equipment.But they’re not the only ones responsible for keeping the company running.Staff credits a team from the Worcester County Developmental Center for the behind-the-scenes support… Read more »

County School Board Hears Parent Concerns About Safety; Petition Seeks To Have Student Absences Excused

County School Board Hears Parent Concerns About Safety; Petition Seeks To Have Student Absences Excused

NEWARK– Though a snow day meant a quiet day Thursday, the recent bomb threats that have plagued local schools continue to be a hot topic in the community.School system officials held an internal meeting Wednesday with law enforcement from throughout the region to discuss the latest developments. The media could not attend.“We are incredibly grateful… Read more »