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Notebook: VB GOP vote for new chair needs do-over; Franklin on ballot for Kempsville SB; Owen bows out of at-large council race

Ed. — This originally appeared in the Sunday, July 19, print edition. THE INDEPENDENT NEWS VIRGINIA BEACH — Hot mess ahead. The Republican Party of Virginia Beach on Monday, July 13, held a vote during its mass meeting to name a successor… Continue Reading

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Column: Overcoming inequality, the knee on the neck of Black America

BY BILL CURTIS VIRGINIA BEACH — Thomas Paine, a Virginian and an American revolutionary, penned a pamphlet titled “The Crisis” on Dec. 23, 1776, that captured the imagination of people in the Colonies who were on the verge of defeat by… Continue Reading

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Planning Commission recommends denial of proposed event venue on farmland in rural Virginia Beach

Ed. — This story originally appeared in the Sunday, July 5, print edition. It has been updated to include the date upon which the City Council is scheduled to consider the proposal. Additionally, it now appears unlikely the City Council will… Continue Reading

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Blackberry season is underway in southern Virginia Beach

BY JANE BLOODWORTH ROWE PUNGO — Summer’s heat and sun are ripening the blackberries, and this fruit is becoming available locally at markets. Blackberries aren’t as widely grown commercially as strawberries in Virginia Beach, but farmer Roy Flanagan grows them to… Continue Reading

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Virginia Beach police identify bicyclist killed in nighttime crash with car on Blackwater Road

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS BLACKWATER — A man died on Sunday, July 19, during a nighttime crash between a car and the bicycle the man was riding on Blackwater Road. Police identified the man killed in the crash as Rickey E. Lewis,… Continue Reading

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Abbott: Let Virginia Beach citizens say via referendum whether district voting should change

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE — The Virginia Beach City Council may consider putting a referendum on the November ballot that could lead to big changes to the way people choose local elected leaders representing specific voting districts. A proposal by… Continue Reading

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Column: Turn pain into promise, violence into peace and equality

Ed. — This appeared in the Sunday, June 7, print edition of The Independent News. BY ISRAEL ZOBERMAN VIRGINIA BEACH — What a year it has been, and it is not yet over. I was awakened early in the morning by my… Continue Reading

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Taylor tops among three in GOP primary, rematch set with Luria

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE VIRGINIA BEACH — Former U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor, a Virginia Beach Republican and business consultant who served as a U.S. Navy SEAL and was voted out of office two years ago, will now get a rematch with… Continue Reading

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After initially announcing closure, Pungo Blueberries Etc. is open this summer for you-pick business

BY JANE BLOODWORTH ROWE PUNGO — It was barely 7 a.m. on one recent humid, overcast morning, but already customers were in the orchard plucking the plump berries that were ripening at Pungo Blueberries Etc.   Farm owners Robert and Juanita… Continue Reading

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Gade wins primary; Virginia Beach GOP will pick new chairperson

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS “Winning is awesome, right?” professor of public administration and policy and Army combat veteran Daniel Gade asked supporters on Tuesday, June 23, after an overwhelming victory to be the Republican Party nominee to face incumbent U.S. Sen.… Continue Reading