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.

Efforts To Expand Outdoor Dining Opportunities In Berlin

Efforts To Expand Outdoor Dining Opportunities In Berlin

BERLIN –   Two outdoor public seating areas have been created to serve customers purchasing carryout meals from downtown restaurants.With the support of the town, Berlin businesses opened two outdoor public seating areas last week. One is located on Bay Street adjacent to Baked Dessert Café while the other is located on Jefferson Street behind Jeffrey… Read more »

Pocomoke Teacher Earns County Award

Pocomoke Teacher Earns County Award

SNOW HILL –   Education officials announced this week that Pocomoke Middle School’s Christina McQuaid is the 2020 Worcester County Teacher of the Year.Though COVID-19 prevented the traditional Teacher of the Year banquet, Worcester County Public Schools hosted a special virtual program June 1 to celebrate this year’s nominees. After finalists McQuaid, Maureen Brittingham, Mackenzie Keyser… Read more »

Berlin Renovation Project Approved After Changes Agreed Upon

Berlin Renovation Project Approved After Changes Agreed Upon

BERLIN –   Officials approved plans for a major renovation of a downtown property after developers agreed to tweak the design to better fit the historic district.The Berlin Historic District Commission (HDC) approved renovation plans for the Burbage properties, which include storefronts on Pitts Street and Main Street. The approval came after lengthy discussion and after… Read more »

The Globe Eyes Reopening In July After Extensive Renovation

The Globe Eyes Reopening In July After Extensive Renovation

BERLIN –   The months-long restoration of an iconic Berlin business is finally nearing completion.The Globe, which has been undergoing a massive renovation since being purchased by Burley Oak Brewing’s Bryan Brushmiller, is in the final stages of construction. Brushmiller hopes to welcome the public back to The Globe in July, pending the lifting of state… Read more »

Worcester Passes Budget In 4-3 Vote; Hospital Funding Became Critical Issue With Mitrecic ‘Not Willing To Hold Up This Entire Budget For That’

Worcester Passes Budget In 4-3 Vote; Hospital Funding Became Critical Issue With Mitrecic ‘Not Willing To Hold Up This Entire Budget For That’

SNOW HILL – A $100,000 grant to Atlantic General Hospital was the deciding factor in this week’s approval of Worcester County’s $204 million budget.Though an initial motion for the Worcester County Commissioners to approve the county’s fiscal year 2021 budget failed with a 3-4 vote, Commissioner Bud Church reversed his position against the budget once… Read more »