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.

Three Concerts Announced For Ocean City; Kenny Rogers Includes Resort On Final Tour; Tix Go On Sale This Week

OCEAN CITY – Kenny Rogers highlights a trio of new acts headed to Ocean City this year. Tickets go on sale this week for shows by Kenny Rogers, The Highwaymen Live and The Ten Tenors. Bob Rothermel, who made the announcement for Special Event and TEAM Productions, said he wanted to share the news this… Read more »

County’s Adopted Budget Includes Raises For Employees; Sheriff’s Office Granted One New Deputy

SNOW HILL – Preliminary cuts made by the county’s finance team simplified this week’s budget work session for the Worcester County Commissioners. In spite of the $6.6 million deficit facing officials at the start of the budget process, county staff presented the commissioners with a balanced budget this week that spends approximately $199 million. A… Read more »

County To Fully Fund Proposed Education Budget

BERLIN – The Worcester County Commissioners expressed no concerns with the school system’s proposed spending plan for the coming year at a work session this week. During a budget work session Tuesday, the commissioners made no cuts to the Worcester County Board of Education’s proposed budget. Instead, they opted to disregard a staff recommendation to… Read more »

Commissioners Weigh Nonprofit Funding Requests; Worcester To Provide $100K To AGH Campaign

SNOW HILL – Discussion regarding nonprofit funding requests highlighted a Worcester County budget work session this week. On Tuesday, the Worcester County Commissioners considered nonprofit funding requests one by one in an effort to balance the county’s $199 million budget. While various commissioners advocated for various organizations, many requests, particularly new ones, went unfunded. “I… Read more »

Cannery Village Project Completed

BERLIN – Town officials marked the completion of Berlin’s new workforce housing project with approval of a deed of dedication this week. The Berlin Town Council unanimously approved the Cannery Village deed of dedication May 8. The 45-lot subdivision off Flower Street is the town’s first rent-to-own community. “What you’re doing this evening is accepting… Read more »