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2020 Virginia Beach Elections: Questions for candidates for School Board, At Large

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS Ed. — The following are responses to questions posed by The Independent News to candidates for two at large seats on the Virginia Beach School Board on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Answers to our questions in this series generally are… Continue Reading

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2020 Virginia Beach Elections: Questions for candidates for City Council, At Large

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS Ed. — The following are responses to questions posed by The Independent News to candidates for an at large seat seat on the Virginia Beach City Council on the Tuesday, Nov. 3, ballot. Answers to our questions in this… Continue Reading

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Burns withdraws from Virginia Beach School Board at-large race, will not appear on ballot

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE VIRGINIA BEACH — Justin Burns, a Virginia Wesleyan University student who had been seeking an at-large seat on the Virginia Beach School Board, dropped out of the race in late August, and his name does not appear on… Continue Reading

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VB City Council and School Board elections are nonpartisan, but party committees back candidates

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE VIRGINIA BEACH — On a Saturday this past month, one of two candidates to become the chairperson of the Republican Party of Virginia Beach met with supporters at Mom’s Kitchen, a restaurant in a strip mall on… Continue Reading

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Notebook: VB GOP vote for new chair needs do-over; Franklin on ballot for Kempsville SB; Owen bows out of at-large council race

Ed. — This originally appeared in the Sunday, July 19, print edition. THE INDEPENDENT NEWS VIRGINIA BEACH — Hot mess ahead. The Republican Party of Virginia Beach on Monday, July 13, held a vote during its mass meeting to name a successor… Continue Reading

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2018 Virginia Beach Elections: Questions for candidates for School Board, At Large

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS Ed. — The following are responses to questions posed by The Independent News to candidates for the two at large seats on the Virginia Beach School Board up for election on Tuesday, Nov. 6. An incumbent is noted.… Continue Reading

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2018 Virginia Beach Elections: Questions for candidates for City Council, At Large

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS Ed. — The following are responses to questions posed by The Independent News to candidates for the two at large seats on the Virginia Beach City Council up for election on Tuesday, Nov. 6. An incumbent is noted.… Continue Reading

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How should Virginia Beach City Council address inaccurate remarks by members of the public?

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE TOWN CENTER – City officials want to bring more decorum to public meetings by ensuring citizens understand the process for commenting in public hearings held during council meetings and avoiding interactions with people who engage in making… Continue Reading

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2016 Virginia Beach Elections: Candidates for Virginia Beach City Council, at large, answer questions

Ed. note — The Independent News asked candidates for the single Virginia Beach City Council, at large, seat on the ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to answer questions about issues in the city and, specifically, the city’s southern communities. This appeared in… Continue Reading