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 Paid $68K To Terminate Allen

BERLIN – Town officials announced this week severance pay to Berlin’s former town administrator amounted to slightly more than $68,000.At a meeting of the Berlin Town Council Tuesday, officials shared that firing Laura Allen cost the town $68,048.89.“I know from a professional perspective this is an extremely conservative severance package,” said Jeff Fleetwood, who is… Read more »

White Horse Park Residents Fighting County’s Enforcement Plan

White Horse Park Residents Fighting County’s Enforcement Plan

BERLIN — The enforcement plan intended to make sure people aren’t living in White Horse Park full-time is being challenged a week after it was approved by county officials.Attorney Hugh Cropper, who represents the group of White Horse Park residents fighting the county’s restrictions against year-round occupancy in that community, submitted the first of five… Read more »

County Planning Comm. Supports Rezoning Ag Property As Commercial; Commissioners To Have Ultimate Say

County Planning Comm. Supports Rezoning Ag Property As Commercial; Commissioners To Have Ultimate Say

SNOW HILL – The Worcester County Planning Commission agreed to give a favorable recommendation to a request to rezone 18 acres at the intersection of Route 346 and Route 50.The commission voted 5-0 to forward the request, which is to reclassify 18 acres of agricultural land as C-2 commercial, to the Worcester County Commissioners with… Read more »

Pines Considering Electronic Signs

OCEAN PINES –  Ocean Pines Association officials are investigating the possibility of installing electronic signs at the north and south gate.At a meeting Wednesday, Ocean Pines Association (OPA) board members discussed the idea of eliminating the 13 traditional marquee signs throughout the community and installing two electronic signs at the main entrances. Though no action… Read more »

White Horse Park Enforcement Approach Outlined

SNOW HILL – County officials agreed Tuesday to move forward with enforcement actions to make sure White Horse Park property owners abide by occupancy restrictions.Though the item was not on the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting, after a brief closed session the Worcester County Commissioners reconvened in open session and voted 4-2, with Commissioners Josh Nordstrom… Read more »