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 Mayor Defends Personnel Change Amid Questions

BERLIN –  A personnel change that surprised some town officials prompted discussion at last week’s meeting of the Berlin Town Council.At the close of June 10’s meeting, Councilman Dean Burrell brought attention to Jeff Fleetwood, the town’s managing director, was now listed as managing director and public works director.“Is that something we should approve?” Burrell… Read more »

Ban On Year-Round Campground Occupancy Questioned; Proposed Amendment Would Permit Full-Time Occupancy For Some

Ban On Year-Round Campground Occupancy Questioned; Proposed Amendment Would Permit Full-Time Occupancy For Some

BERLIN –  Permanent residents of White Horse Park are fighting the county’s plans to enforce the campground regulations that currently govern the community.A group made up of full-time residents of White Horse Park is seeking approval of a text amendment that would allow 25% of the park to be inhabited year-round by residents over the… Read more »

Berlin Resident Starts Petition On Main Street Annexation; 700 Signatures Needed For Referendum

Berlin Resident Starts Petition On Main Street Annexation; 700 Signatures Needed For Referendum

BERLIN – A Berlin resident has launched a petition drive in an effort to make the town’s latest annexation a referendum question.Berlin resident Jeff Smith is asking town voters to sign a petition that would force the town to hold a referendum for the annexation approved by elected officials May 28. The property the town… Read more »

Commissioner Remains Undecided On Whether To Block Proposed Room Tax Increase

Commissioner Remains Undecided On Whether To Block Proposed Room Tax Increase

SNOW HILL –  An additional $700,000 in revenue for Ocean City this fiscal year appears to hinge on one man’s vote.After the Worcester County Commissioners approved legislation last month enabling the county to move forward with increasing the room tax rate, Commissioner Josh Nordstrom made it clear the increase didn’t yet have his support. In… Read more »