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.

Software Funding Questioned

SNOW HILL – The Worcester County Commissioners approved additional funding for software changes but not before expressing concern regarding unanticipated expenses.At a meeting Wednesday, Director of Emergency Services Director Fred Webster presented the commissioners with a request to approve an over-expenditure of $7,380 associated with new fire reporting software.  They approved the request but did… Read more »

Christmas Campaign Prep Underway

BERLIN – As the holiday season nears, a local group is working to drum up support for an annual initiative that benefits local children.Members of the Ocean City Young Professionals (OCYP) are once again preparing for their United Christmas Spirit Campaign. The annual event, set for Dec. 1 this year, provides dozens of local children… Read more »

Worcester Jail Improvement Project Planned

SNOW HILL – A $3.5 million Worcester County Jail improvement project is expected to proceed following approval this week.On Tuesday, the Worcester County Commissioners approved a bid from Bancroft Construction Company for the first part of a phased improvement plan for the jail, which was last upgraded in 2008. Bancroft Construction will be tasked with… Read more »

Worcester Tech Students Success Recognized

Worcester Tech Students Success Recognized

SNOW HILL – The Worcester County Commissioners honored local students last week for their success at a national SkillsUSA competition.The commissioners recognized Worcester Technical High School’s SkillsUSA students with a commendation at last week’s meeting.“Thank you for putting in the effort, for putting in the time,” said Commissioner Diana Purnell. “We appreciate that because you’re… Read more »

County Approves Major Jump In STEM Program Funding

SNOW HILL – Officials are hoping an increase in funding will boost the success of the county’s STEM programs.The Worcester County Commissioners last week voted unanimously to approve the Worcester County Economic Development Department’s 2019 STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) proposal. Since 2013, the department has been offering a summer program and coordinating local internships… Read more »

Border Collies Helping To Reduce OP Geese Population

OCEAN PINES – Ocean Pines Association officials have employed border collies in an effort to keep Canada geese away.In early October, the association contracted with Maryland Geese Control, which prides itself for providing a “safe and environmentally friendly” way to control nuisance geese. The company uses highly trained border collies to harass the geese, encouraging… Read more »

Election Preview: Lockfaw Eyes Third County Term Representing Pocomoke

Election Preview: Lockfaw Eyes Third County Term Representing Pocomoke

POCOMOKE – Commissioner Merrill Lockfaw is seeking reelection in an effort to continue to serve his community on the board of county commissioners.Lockfaw is being challenged by Democrat Joshua Nordstrom in November. He says he wants to retain his position to continue working for his community.“I enjoy doing it,” he said. “Worcester County’s been good… Read more »