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Brock remains in race for 21st House District Democratic nomination despite criticism about offensive social media posts, calls to drop out

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE – Democrat Tom Brock said he will continue to seek the Democratic nomination to represent the 21st Virginia House District despite calls for him to quit after offensive social media posts made in the past came… Continue Reading

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Creeds polling location moves to Oak Grove Baptist; boundary shift between Oceana, Red Wing precincts

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS COURTHOUSE — The City Council voted this past month to move the Creeds polling location from the firehouse to Oak Grove Baptist Church, 691 Princess Anne Road, and approved a boundary shift between the Oceana and Red… Continue Reading

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Workers in Beach sought as general election approaches

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE BLACKWATER — Turnout this past month in the small precinct in the rural southwestern area of the Beach was slight — just 24 votes cast, according to unofficial returns. That’s not a huge shock for a primary, but it… Continue Reading

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Republican primary first election for Beach’s new paper-ballot system

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE – Beach residents voting in either of the two state senate primaries on Tuesday will use new machines that digitally scan paper ballots. “You’re going to walk in, and it will be different,” said Donna Patterson, the general… Continue Reading