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.

Hardwire Earns $50M Fed Contract To Produce Millions Of Face Shields

Hardwire Earns $50M Fed Contract To Produce Millions Of Face Shields

POCOMOKE –   Hardwire LLC has agreed to manufacture five million face shields for those battling COVID-19 through a contract with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.Rep. Andy Harris announced the award of up to $50 million in federal contracts to Pocomoke’s Hardwire LLC last week. The contract comes just a month after Hardwire, known for its… Read more »

County To Hold Virtual Hearing On Proposed Budget; Speakers Required To Register Online In Advance Before May 5

SNOW HILL –   Citizens will have a chance to provide input on Worcester County’s proposed budget during an online public hearing next week.On Tuesday, May 5, the Worcester County Commissioners will host a public hearing on the requested fiscal year 2021 operating budget. The hearing will be live-streamed at 7 p.m.“I hope people partake Tuesday,”… Read more »

Officials Explain Why Ocean Pines Needs $1.1M PPP Aid

Officials Explain Why Ocean Pines Needs $1.1M PPP Aid

OCEAN PINES –   More than $1.1 million in federal aid is expected to ensure that the Ocean Pines Association remains able to pay its employees.Ocean Pines Association (OPA) officials announced last week that the association received $1.143 million in assistance through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) tied to COVID-19 relief.“The intent of the loan was… Read more »

County Park Lighting Concerns Addressed

SNOW HILL –  Concerns regarding lighting at Newtown Park in Pocomoke have been addressed, according to one county official.Worcester County Commissioner Josh Nordstrom said this week that the potential safety issue regarding the wiring of field lights at Newtown Park had been corrected. He plans to ask his fellow commissioners to approve reconnecting the lights… Read more »

Input Sought On Berlin Comp Plan Addition

BERLIN –   Town officials are encouraging citizens to share their thoughts on a resilience element set to be added to Berlin’s comprehensive plan.Citizens have until April 30 to provide comment on the resilience element that has been prepared by the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center as an addition to Berlin’s comprehensive plan. The comprehensive… Read more »