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 Refines EDU Policy To Help Specific Developments

SNOW HILL – The Worcester County Commissioners updated standard sewer flow calculations to specifically address shell buildings this week.Despite county staff’s preferences, the commissioners this week unanimously approved a resolution that will require developers to purchase just one EDU (equivalent dwelling unit) per shell building before they can get their building permit. The change is… Read more »

Middle School Addition Next Up For County; Principal: ‘It Just Was Never Large Enough From The Beginning’

Middle School Addition Next Up For County; Principal: ‘It Just Was Never Large Enough From The Beginning’

NEWARK –  Plans for a $12.6 million addition at Stephen Decatur Middle School are moving forward.The Worcester County Board of Education on Tuesday approved the schematic design for an addition at Stephen Decatur Middle School (SDMS). The project will add 12 classrooms as well as lab, storage and administration space to the school.“It’s been a… Read more »

School System Offers Summer Academy To ‘At-Risk Students’

School System Offers Summer Academy To ‘At-Risk Students’

NEWARK –  Worcester County Public Schools will welcome a limited number of students back for summer school programs next month.Despite ongoing gathering size restrictions related to COVID-19, the school system will be able to hold a summer program beginning July 13. Educators told the school board this week 10-13 students per grade, per school would… Read more »

Berlin Administrator’s Contract Extended For 3 Years

Berlin Administrator’s Contract Extended For 3 Years

BERLIN –  Town officials approved a three-year contract extension with Town Administrator Jeff Fleetwood.Mayor Gee Williams announced this week that elected officials had approved a three-year extension of Fleetwood’s current contract. Fleetwood took over as administrator after Laura Allen was fired last year.“We’re very pleased that the relationship has been productive and mutually beneficial for… Read more »