Hoeft: In the wake of the mass shooting in Virginia Beach, seeking answers to evil

BY J.R. HOEFT Tragic. Senseless. Inexplicable. Terror. Hatred. Violent. Shocking. All words to describe what happened at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, Building 2, the afternoon of Friday, May 31. “Life doesn’t have to be this way, and it shouldn’t… Continue Reading


City man accused of threatening Virginia Beach member of Congress after discussion about pot policy

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE VIRGINIA BEACH — A city man upset about pot policy is accused of threatening to kill U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor. Wallace G. Godwin was arrested after he visited the Virginia Beach Republican’s office this past week and… Continue Reading


Cervera presents midyear crime stats to Virginia Beach city council

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS COURTHOUSE — Police Chief Jim Cervera said there was an increase in the number of rapes in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year, and he said police also are concerned… Continue Reading