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