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AVE: A prose poem by Luisa A. Igloria

AVE No one ever sees these moving confessionals while easing into the stream of traffic, windows rolled up: body enveloped in metal, safety-strapped into its seat, ferrying itself from one small destination to another. Chip of mica, bronzed, pearled: early… Continue Reading

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2016: The year in photos by The Princess Anne Independent News

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS PUNGO — Here are some of images that, with few exceptions, we 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… Continue Reading

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West Neck artist, photographer put on a show for their own community

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS WEST NECK — Pam Monahan, a photographer who also produces digital paintings from some of her images, and Patricia DeHart, a painter who works in oils, are friends and neighbors in the West Neck community. They held a… Continue Reading

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Craft show supports Kellam Band at school on Saturday, Nov. 19

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS WEST NECK — The Floyd E. Kellam High School marching band is a fixture at home football games, leading the stadium in the National Anthem from the field and then playing throughout the contest while in the stands. … Continue Reading

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Pungo Ferry Landing Park soft opening scheduled for Friday, Sept. 16

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS COURTHOUSE — The former Captain George’s and marina site in southern Virginia Beach is scheduled to open to the public as the 20-acre Pungo Ferry Landing Park on Friday, Sept. 16, a spokesperson for the city parks department said… Continue Reading

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Virginia Beach men charged with animal cruelty after hamster set ablaze, video uploaded to Snapchat

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS COURTHOUSE — Two city men face animal cruelty charges after authorities say they doused a hamster in gasoline, set it on fire and posted a digital video of the animal’s torment to the application Snapchat. The animal died,… Continue Reading

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People & Bikes: Bear, a Harley rider with a patriotic mission

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS PUNGO — People call him Bear.  Paul Angel, originally from Pittsburgh and now of the Malibu neighborhood, served in both the Army and Navy, and he continues to honor those who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice by… Continue Reading

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Leadership, future on display at 2016 Virginia Beach 4-H Livestock Club show and sale

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS CREEDS — The annual show and sale for Virginia Beach 4-H Livestock Club was held on Thursday, June 2, and Friday, June 3, at the Creeds Ruritan Community Complex, raising funds for the youth-development program that aims to… Continue Reading

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Town hall meeting planned for June 29 in response to rural crime concerns, other topics; police to continue outreach but no resource shift

Ed. — This story was updated on Tuesday, June 28, to include information on a suspect in motor vehicle theft cases. BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE — Virginia Beach’s planned response to concerns about recent property crimes, including stolen cars, will involve continued… Continue Reading

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Beach agencies unite to save man from mud under challenging circumstances

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE – Rescue officials helped Terry Huss, 63, of Holland Pines ashore at the Dozier Bridge ramp near the 2500 block of Princess Anne Road on Saturday, March 26, after the man spend hours trapped after chasing… Continue Reading