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 OK Ag Solar Project

SNOW HILL – The Worcester County Commissioners approved plans for a utility scale solar project in Whaleyville following a public hearing Tuesday. The commissioners voted 6-0 to approve the Gateway Solar Project, a 15.6 megawatt (AC) system to be built by Community Energy Solar Inc. on agricultural property owned by Tull Brothers LLC. “We anticipate… Read more »

New Showell Elementary Design Results In Price Savings

BERLIN – As plans for a new Showell Elementary School continue to move forward, county leaders this week praised the school system’s efforts to cut costs. School system officials presented the Worcester County Commissioners with the schematic design for the new Showell Elementary School on Tuesday. Joe Price, the school system’s facilities planner, said changes… Read more »

County Departments Looking For More Employees

SNOW HILL – Requests for salary increases and additional employees highlighted a county budget work session this week. On Tuesday the Worcester County Commissioners met with a number of department heads to go over the FY2018 budget. As proposed, the $204 million budget leaves commissioners with a $5 million shortfall to address. Nevertheless, department leaders… Read more »

Worcester School Board Presents Annual Budget Request

BERLIN – Lou Taylor, superintendent of Worcester County Public Schools, reiterated his commitment to maintaining a reasonable spending plan and working closely with county officials at this week’s budget work session. On Tuesday Taylor, who took over leadership of Worcester County Public Schools in September, met with the Worcester County Commissioners to discuss the school… Read more »