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.

West Ocean City Gets New Stoplight On Route 611; No Future Light Plans For Assateague Road Intersection

WEST OCEAN CITY – A long-discussed traffic signal has been installed at a busy West Ocean City intersection just in time for summer. Maryland’s State Highway Administration (SHA) installed a new traffic signal at the intersection of Sunset Avenue and Route 611 last week. “The signal at Sunset Avenue will become fully operational once we… Read more »

Main Street Building’s New Look Earns Commission Support

BERLIN – Members of the town’s historic district commission praised façade plans for a Main Street building this week. The commission approved Councilman Troy Purnell’s plans to improve the façade of his building at 116 N. Main St. on Wednesday. Several members expressed excitement upon learning that the modern building would be getting a historic… Read more »

Sinepuxent Questers Chapter Had ‘Preservation Spirit’ For 28 Years

BERLIN – The Sinepuxent Questers formally concluded nearly three decades of support for historic preservation this month. After 28 years of raising money to give to local preservation projects, dwindling membership prompted the Sinepuxent Questers to disband. The group is a local chapter of Questers International. The chapter’s 13 members were presented with a citation… Read more »

Berlin Youth Club Program To Expand

BERLIN – An increase in funding is expected to allow Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services to expand its reach in Berlin. The Berlin Town Council last week agreed to increase funding to Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services (WYFCS) for the coming fiscal year to $40,000. The $5,500 in additional funds will allow WYFCS… Read more »

Area Charities Vie For County Funds At Hearing

SNOW HILL – Representatives of several local nonprofits used this week’s public hearing on the county’s proposed budget to advocate for funding. During the public hearing on the Worcester County fiscal year 2018 budget, hosted by the Worcester County Commissioners Tuesday, leaders of several social service organizations outlined what they did for the community and… Read more »

Education Funding Highlights Budget Hearing

SNOW HILL – Requests for education funding highlighted Worcester County’s annual public hearing on the proposed budget. While the crowd was packed with teachers and school system administrators, the majority of those who spoke at Tuesday’s public hearing at Snow Hill High School were parents of children in the public school system. They repeatedly asked… Read more »