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.

Town Looks To Stop Post-Work Approval

BERLIN – Members of the town’s historic district commission will be adjusting building applications in an effort to curb the number of projects going ahead without approval.For the second time in two months, the Berlin Historic District Commission (HDC) was asked to consider already-made improvements during Wednesday’s meeting. The latest request prompted Carol Rose, chair… Read more »

Commissioners Advance Showell Project After School Board Cuts Overall Project Cost

Commissioners Advance Showell Project After School Board Cuts Overall Project Cost

SNOW HILL – Plans for a new Showell Elementary School are again moving forward following the school system’s efforts to bring the project’s cost down.On Tuesday, the Worcester County Commissioners approved a $1.6 million funding request from the Worcester County Board of Education. The funding will allow the school system to complete the design and… Read more »

Pocomoke Middle School Hosts Friendly Lunch Challenge

Pocomoke Middle School Hosts Friendly Lunch Challenge

POCOMOKE – Eighth-grader Abby Boyce doesn’t usually buy school lunch.She’s willing to start if Pocomoke Middle School offers more of what she tasted Wednesday.“This is pretty good,” she said after trying a chicken sandwich flavored with a sweet potato spread.The dish was one of several showcased during Pocomoke Middle School’s first-ever “Sauce it up” challenge…. Read more »

Bishopville Park Enhancements Near

BERLIN – Residents of Bishopville could soon see improvements to their local park.The Worcester County Commissioners have approved the county’s recreation and parks department’s request to develop an improvement plan for Bishopville Park.“What we’re doing is what we’ve done to other parks,” said Paige Hurley, director of the Worcester County Department of Recreation and Parks…. Read more »

Berlin Mayor, Council Members Begin New Terms

Berlin Mayor, Council Members Begin New Terms

BERLIN – The town’s mayor and two recently elected councilmembers officially took their seats following swearing-in ceremonies this week.On Monday, Worcester County Clerk of Court Susan Braniecki swore in Mayor Gee Williams. Williams in turn performed the ceremony for new Councilman Zack Tyndall and longtime Councilman Elroy Brittingham.“I want to say what a privilege and… Read more »