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 Mixed-Use Project Clears Planning Commission With Reduced Setback Condition

BERLIN – A mixed use project proposed by Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County is set to move forward after receiving planning commission approval. On Wednesday, the Berlin Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve Habitat for Humanity’s plan to replace an old home with a new building featuring retail and apartments at 21 Jefferson St…. Read more »

Berlin Mayor, Council Approve Own Pay Raises; Mayor To Receive $15K (From $5K), Council Members to Get $7,500 (From $2,000)

BERLIN – The town’s mayor and council members are set to receive a raise for the first time in 25 years. The Town of Berlin’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 includes funding to increase the mayor’s salary from $5,000 to $15,000, a 200-percent increase, and funding to raise each council member’s pay from $2,000… Read more »

County’s Budget Hearing Focuses On Education Funding

SNOW HILL – Requests for funding teacher salary increases and technology for local schools again highlighted Worcester County’s annual budget hearing. On Tuesday evening, dozens of county residents attended a public hearing on Worcester County’s proposed $194 million budget for fiscal year 2017. Comments from those present focused primarily on the need to support education… Read more »

County Encourages CodeRED Signups

SNOW HILL – County officials are encouraging residents to be better prepared for potential disasters with participation in a new emergency notification system. Worcester County officials would like to see more residents sign up for CodeRED, the mass notification system now being used by the county. The program delivers messages to participants via telephone, text… Read more »