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.

Commissioners Want To Add Rental License Requirement To Boost Revenue

Commissioners Want To Add Rental License Requirement To Boost Revenue

SNOW HILL – Officials agreed to update Worcester County’s zoning code and explore rental licensing requirements this week.As the popularity of services such as Airbnb grows, the Worcester County Commissioners on Tuesday voted 5-1 to have staff update the county’s zoning code in order to establish rental license requirements.“This is a revenue generator the county… Read more »

County Considering Not Adhering To State Sprinkler Mandate

County Considering Not Adhering To State Sprinkler Mandate

SNOW HILL– The Worcester County Commissioners this week agreed to draft a document that could allow single-family homes to opt out of the state’s fire sprinkler requirement.On Tuesday, the commissioners voted unanimously to have county staff develop a new building permit that would allow those constructing single-family homes to opt out of the state requirement… Read more »

Berlin’s Top Police Officers Honored

Berlin’s Top Police Officers Honored

BERLIN – The Berlin Police Department honored several officers for outstanding service to the community during the past year.Town officials praised the efforts of Berlin’s police force this week as Chief Arnold Downing shared news of various commendations the department awarded to its officers at the close of 2018.“We can’t say thank you enough to… Read more »

Short-Term Rentals In Berlin Discussed

BERLIN – A resident expressed concern about the issue of short-term rentals in Berlin this week.At Monday’s town council meeting, resident Pam Hay brought up the issue of Airbnb and its potential impact in Berlin.“Are you hollowing out the core fabric of the town that brought people here in the first place by allowing short-term… Read more »

Ocean Pines Country Club Rebuild On Table

Ocean Pines Country Club Rebuild On Table

OCEAN PINES – In spite of longstanding plans to renovate the Ocean Pines Country Club, officials this week voted to seek bids for construction of a new facility.At a special meeting Tuesday, the Ocean Pines Association (OPA) Board of Directors voted unanimously to seek at least three bids for the construction of a new 7,000-square-foot… Read more »

Berlin Considers Flower Street Property Donation

Berlin Considers Flower Street Property Donation

BERLIN – Discussions are underway regarding the potential donation of the Flower Street Multi-Purpose Building to the Town of Berlin.The Berlin Community Improvement Association (BCIA), the organization that owns the aging facility, has been in talks with town officials regarding donating the property — which includes the multi-purpose building as well as the classrooms alongside… Read more »