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.

Commissioners Agree To Raise Property, Income Tax Rates To Balance Budget

SNOW HILL – In an effort to soften the impact on local taxpayers, county officials are planning to combine a property tax increase with an income tax increase to balance the budget.Though the Worcester County Commissioners originally advertised for a 15.7 cent property tax increase, on Wednesday they agreed to base the coming year’s budget… Read more »

Debbie Wooten To Retire After 40-Plus Years Teaching At Buckingham Elementary School

Debbie Wooten To Retire After 40-Plus Years Teaching At Buckingham Elementary School

BERLIN – Buckingham Elementary School will lose one of its best known educators with the retirement of media specialist Debbie Wooten this spring.After more than 40 years at Buckingham, Wooten, the familiar face that’s greeted generation after generation of children in the school’s library, will step down at the end of the school year.“When I… Read more »

Debbie Wooten To Retire After 40-Plus Years Teaching At Buckingham Elementary School

Debbie Wooten To Retire After 40-Plus Years Teaching At Buckingham Elementary School

BERLIN – Buckingham Elementary School will lose one of its best known educators with the retirement of media specialist Debbie Wooten this spring.After more than 40 years at Buckingham, Wooten, the familiar face that’s greeted generation after generation of children in the school’s library, will step down at the end of the school year.“When I… Read more »

More Details About Proposed Worcester Sports Arena Discussed; County Undecided On Funds For Feasibility Study

More Details About Proposed Worcester Sports Arena Discussed; County Undecided On Funds For Feasibility Study

SNOW HILL – While questions remain, Worcester County leaders learned more this week about the 6,200-seat sports arena a Texas company has proposed for northern Worcester County.Representatives from Hat Trick Consulting, the company that has presented plans for a minor league hockey arena, met with the Worcester County Commissioners Tuesday to talk about the concept… Read more »