2017: The year in photos by The Princess Anne Independent News

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS PUNGO — Here are some of images that ran in print or online during this past year. Click on any image below to begin the slideshow, and then navigate using controls or your arrow keys. Here’s to a safe,… Continue Reading


Column: In Virginia Beach, caring for each other after the chaos of storms

“For I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink; I was a stranger and you welcomed me/I was naked and you gave me clothing; I was sick and you took… Continue Reading


Angry note from customer at Virginia Beach business a sign of divided U.S.

[Ed. — This story originally ran in print on Dec. 9.] BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE VIRGINIA BEACH — A couple of weeks before Election Day, Marlon Machado worked in his restaurant, Sol de Mexico, with his brother on a Friday night. An employee was… Continue Reading


Bills Backers: Wearing the red, white and blue through good times or bad in Virginia Beach

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE SALEM LAKES — Shawn Michaels served in the Navy as a damage controlman. He’s one of a number of folks from up north who got stationed here and stuck around. “I retired out of Oceana,” he said. “I… Continue Reading