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.

Education Funding Importance 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 »

Route 611 Property Rezoned For Future Retail Use; Two New Restaurants Proposed For Near Airport

BERLIN–The Worcester County Commissioners approved rezoning a Route 611 property this week to allow for retail development. On Tuesday the commissioners approved a request to rezone a 2.6 acre agricultural property at the intersection of Route 611 and Sinepuxent Road to C-1 commercial. Attorney Joe Moore, representing property owner Joseph Balsamo, said the property’s small… Read more »

Commissioners Approve New Poultry Regs

SNOW HILL – Amid few objections from farmers, the Worcester County Commissioners approved new regulations for poultry operations. On Tuesday, in front of a crowd sporting bright yellow buttons proclaiming support for “our chicken community,” the commissioners unanimously approved a new section of the Worcester County Zoning Ordinance to address poultry operations. While several representatives… Read more »

Worcester Tech’s SkillsUSA Program Excelling; Advisor Earns Regional Award

SNOW HILL – New national and state recognitions highlight the success of Worcester Technical High School’s SkillsUSA program. Worcester Tech’s SkillsUSA program has been named the 2017 Career and Technology Education Outstanding Program of Excellence by the Maryland State Department of Education. Rick Stevens, the welding teacher who leads the chapter at Worcester Tech, has… Read more »