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.

County Budget Process Kicks Off $6.8 Million Short

SNOW HILL – Education and public safety funding requests highlighted a budget work session hosted by the Worcester County Commissioners this week.On Tuesday, various county department directors presented their proposed fiscal year 2020 budgets to the commissioners in the first of several work sessions. As initially proposed, the overall budget includes a shortfall of $6.8… Read more »

Berlin Mayor Proposes 29% Property Tax Increase; Next Fiscal Year’s $5.9M Budget Would Cut New Year’s Eve Ball Drop

Berlin Mayor Proposes 29% Property Tax Increase; Next Fiscal Year’s $5.9M Budget Would Cut New Year’s Eve Ball Drop

BERLIN — Mayor Gee Williams proposed a 29% tax increase as staff presented an overall budget featuring reductions of 18% at a work session this week.On Monday, Williams and the town council met with Berlin’s department heads to go over the proposed fiscal year 2020 budget. Williams kicked off the session by recommending an increase… Read more »