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.

Hefty Berlin Council Meeting On Tap

BERLIN – Long-awaited water and sewer projections and Berlin’s annual audit highlight Monday’s town council meeting.Monday’s regular session of the town council, scheduled for 7 p.m., is the first meeting the town will hold via Zoom. While the council will participate in the meeting via Zoom, citizens will view the meeting through a Facebook livestream,… Read more »

Snow Hill Marina Redevelopment Eyed

SNOW HILL – County officials reviewed plans for the redevelopment of a Snow Hill marina this week.On Wednesday, the Worcester County Technical Review Committee (TRC) provided comments on plans for Baywater Landing Marina. Property owners plan to improve the site with a restaurant and aquaculture operation.“The overall project is really meant to be kind of… Read more »

Weekend Storm Highlights Berlin’s Flooding Trouble Spots

Weekend Storm Highlights Berlin’s Flooding Trouble Spots

BERLIN – Standing water in Franklin Knoll and off West Street during last weekend’s rain again highlighted the town’s drainage problems.While it’s no surprise the significant amount of rain that fell Friday night into Saturday resulted in some flooding, it emphasized ongoing stormwater challenges within Berlin.“We remain committed to our stormwater program,” Mayor Zack Tyndall… Read more »

Commissioners Apologize To Upset Fire Company Officials Over CARES Act ‘Runaround’

Commissioners Apologize To Upset Fire Company Officials Over CARES Act ‘Runaround’

SNOW HILL – Local fire company representatives pleaded with the Worcester County Commissioners this week for funding support from the CARES Act.The commissioners said at a special meeting Wednesday that county staff would meet later this week to go over each fire company’s CARES request. The commitment to reviewing grant applications comes as the county’s… Read more »

Q&A With Worcester County Superintendent Of Schools Lou Taylor

Q&A With Worcester County Superintendent Of Schools Lou Taylor

BERLIN – Though the county’s public schools are currently providing instruction virtually, officials are planning to begin bringing students back to school buildings Jan. 4.Worcester County Public Schools Superintendent Lou Taylor, who was appointed in 2016 and recently agreed to negotiate a new four-year contract with the school board, talked about plans for a gradual… Read more »

CARES Funds Headed To Fire Companies

SNOW HILL – The Worcester County Commissioners agreed to use the county’s remaining CARES funding to support local fire companies.On Tuesday, the commissioners voted unanimously to set aside the $30,063 in remaining CARES Act funding for local fire companies. Commissioner Chip Bertino, however, pointed out that fire companies had to submit whatever paperwork was required… Read more »

Treatment Plant Amendment OK’d

SNOW HILL –  County officials approved a water and sewer plan amendment this week that will allow for the installation of a sewage treatment plant at a Bishopville mobile home park.On Tuesday, the Worcester County Commissioners voted to approve an amendment to the Worcester County Master Water and Sewerage Plan allowing certain systems to seek… Read more »