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.

After BZA Rejects Concerns, White Horse Park Residents Headed To Court

After BZA Rejects Concerns, White Horse Park Residents Headed To Court

SNOW HILL – County officials have rejected the applications made to the Worcester County Board of Zoning Appeals regarding White Horse Park.On Wednesday, Ed Tudor, the county’s director of development review and permitting, returned the five applications made by attorney Hugh Cropper to the board of zoning appeals regarding enforcement actions at White Horse Park.“The… Read more »

Worcester To Form Census Committee

SNOW HILL – County officials agreed last week to set up a committee aimed at increasing participation in the 2020 Census.The Worcester County Commissioners last Tuesday agreed to establish a complete count committee to increase participation in the 2020 Census.“It is apparently very important that we get a good count out of this census,” said… Read more »

Berlin On Search For Perfect Tree

Berlin On Search For Perfect Tree

BERLIN – Berlin officials are on the hunt for the perfect holiday tree.Ivy Wells, the town’s economic and community development director, announced this week the town is in need of a tree to set up in front of the Atlantic Hotel. Berlin is scheduled to host a tree lighting ceremony Nov. 22.“We still have some… Read more »

Submerged Gravel Wetland Project Underway In Berlin

Submerged Gravel Wetland Project Underway In Berlin

BERLIN – Construction of a submerged gravel wetland is underway at town property on Old Ocean City Boulevard.As part of the town’s ongoing efforts to address flooding and stormwater, a submerged gravel wetland is being constructed on town-owned property between Burley Oak Brewery and the Maryland Coast Dispatch.“They started excavation yesterday,” said Jeff Fleetwood, the… Read more »

Parking Limits Put On Two Berlin Streets

BERLIN – Parking will no longer be allowed on the south side of Washington Street following a recommendation from the town’s police department.In an effort to improve accessibility, Police Chief Arnold Downing proposed no parking on the south side of Washington Street and no parking at all on Grace Street. The Berlin Town Council approved… Read more »

Lawsuit Threatened Against OPA Board

OCEAN PINES – A group of residents is threatening a lawsuit if the Ocean Pines Association doesn’t hold a referendum on board spending.An attorney representing START, the advocacy group started by former association board member Slobodan Trendic, sent the Ocean Pines Association (OPA) a letter Oct. 6 stating that a lawsuit would result if steps… Read more »

Short-Term Rental Occupancy Bill OK’d; Officials Question Pines Impact

Short-Term Rental Occupancy Bill OK’d; Officials Question Pines Impact

SNOW HILL – The Worcester County Commissioners approved a bill designed to regulate short-term rentals this week.On Tuesday, the commissioners voted 4-2 to approve Bill 19-3, which imposes occupancy limits and parking requirements on properties rented on a short-term basis. Commissioners Chip Bertino and Jim Bunting, who opposed the bill, said it didn’t address all… Read more »