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Letter: A chance encounter in Virginia Beach leads to a one-sided conversation about Harvey Weinstein

Dear Editor: I patiently stood in line on a rainy recent day at Virginia Beach City Hall. After a couple minutes, a hunched, thin guy ahead of me wearing a straw Fedora turned around and said: “I was thinking about… Continue Reading

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Editorial: President Trump reminds the nation how character counts

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS President Trump designated Sunday, Oct. 15 through Saturday, Oct. 21, as National Character Counts Week in a proclamation that cannot be faulted. “Our actions – often done first out of duty – become habits ingrained in the… Continue Reading

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Column: ‘Sense of the people’? Indeed, the Electoral College still works

BY JIM HOEFT CHESAPEAKE — “It was desirable that the sense of the people should operate in the choice of the person to whom so important a trust was to be confided,” Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist No. 68, the paper known… Continue Reading

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‘Volunteer,’ an exclusive excerpt from The Leper Spy by Ben Montgomery

Ed. note — Josefina Guerrero, known as Joey, was a top spy for the Allies during World War II, saving lives while suffering from leprosy during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines. Author Ben Montgomery tells her story in his… Continue Reading

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In Sandbridge, Jones celebrated for life, friendship, unique gift

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE SANDBRIDGE — Richard “Dick” Jones III is remembered for his love of family, friends and life, especially life in Sandbridge, where he built a home, lasting relationships and a reputation for his unique act of kindness – giving… Continue Reading