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Virginia Beach council poised to consider arena deal changes tonight following public hearing

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS COURTHOUSE – The city is scheduled today to vote upon whether to accept changes to the financing plan to build an Oceanfront arena that will let  developer United States Management pursue unrated bonds rather than bonds rated… Continue Reading

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Family encounters stargazer fish, an odd face in the Virginia Beach sand

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE NORTH END — They thought it was a flounder, maybe a crab, but the creature peering up from the water’s edge at a family walking along the beach was a striking-looking fish seldom seen so close to shore… Continue Reading

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Remembering Pungo’s Bud Coppedge: decoy carver, author, family man

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE PUNGO — Marshall “Bud” Coppedge raised a family, worked 36 years for the city, and was a longtime member of Charity United Methodist Church. His legacy will also include his work as a carver, collector and seller of decoys… Continue Reading

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Henley’s remarks regarding the arena deal and her lone “no” vote

Ed. note — City Councilmember Barbara Henley, who represents the Princess Anne District, case the lone “no” vote against the arena proposal during the council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 8. What follows is a portion of her remarks, as prepared, from… Continue Reading

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Opinion: Arena proposal objections shortsighted

BY THOMAS BARTOLOMEO OCEANFRONT — A sizable number of Virginia Beach citizens are pushing back on $200 million of private investment and development in the Oceanfront Arena proposal. Objections represent a form of shortsightedness that has plagued Virginia Beach for decades.  Developer… Continue Reading

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Cox grad Hill’s dramatic roots grow into comedic roles

BY WILL HARRIS Tymberlee Hill, formerly of Virginia Beach, stars in the Hulu reality series satire The Hotwives of Las Vegas. She’s appeared on Grey’s Anatomy, Castle and Curb Your Enthusiasm, and she’s co-starred on a recent NBC comedy, Marry… Continue Reading