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.

Berlin Electric Earns Recognition

Berlin Electric Earns Recognition

BERLIN – A national organization issued a commendation to Berlin Electric in recognition of the department’s efforts to help restore power in Florida following Hurricane Irma.The American Public Power Association (APPA) recognized the town’s electric department for its mutual aid response last year in Hurricane Irma recovery efforts in Florida.“They awarded our Berlin Electric Utility… Read more »

Worcester Habitat Opens ReStore

Worcester Habitat Opens ReStore

BERLIN – A Habitat for Humanity ReStore opened in Berlin this week.On Thursday, Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County welcomed shoppers to its new ReStore on Route 113. The home improvement store sells new and gently used furniture, appliances and building materials, among other things. The Berlin ReStore is the first to open in Worcester… Read more »

County’s New Radio System Test Planned Once Final Tower Online

SNOW HILL – The Worcester County Commissioners are following the installation progress of the county’s new radio system closely after learning of interference issues being experienced by local emergency responders.“Hopefully it’s all going to work out in the end,” Commissioner Jim Bunting said. “We spent a lot of money on the system.”The Worcester County Commissioners… Read more »

State’s Attorney-Elect Plans To Assign ‘Special Prosecutor’ For Berlin

State’s Attorney-Elect Plans To Assign ‘Special Prosecutor’ For Berlin

BERLIN – Efforts to help veterans, developing public-private partnerships and assigning Berlin its own prosecutor highlight plans shared by the county’s incoming state’s attorney this week.Kristin Heiser, who was chosen by voters in June to take over the Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office, shared her plans with elected officials in Berlin at a council meeting… Read more »

Worcester’s Special Education Staffing Plan Approved

Worcester’s Special Education Staffing Plan Approved

BERLIN – The Worcester County Board of Education approved the county’s special education staffing plan this week.Rae Record, the school system’s supervisor of special education, reviewed the latest data and presented the staffing plan to the school board on Tuesday.“Our staffing plan for this school year is very sufficient pending no surprises,” Record said.Each year,… Read more »

Long-Time Berlin Employees Retires After 45 Years

Long-Time Berlin Employees Retires After 45 Years

BERLIN – Officials congratulated longtime Town of Berlin employee Geneva Peters this week as she prepared to end a 45-year career.Elected officials and dozens of town employees gathered Wednesday to celebrate Peters’ retirement after 45 years as the town’s billing supervisor.“Through thick and thin, through all of the changes this community’s seen, we’ve always been… Read more »