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Essay: Confederate monument remembering local dead is a piece of Virginia Beach and Princess Anne County history we should preserve

BY KENNETH R. HARRIS VIRGINIA BEACH — With all the controversy surrounding our Confederate monuments as of late, I would like to enlighten you with a little history about the Confederate monument right here in Virginia Beach and the former Princess Anne… Continue Reading

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Column: Why I started a petition to remove the Confederate monument at the Virginia Beach municipal center

BY TESSA FOWLER VIRGINIA BEACH — Did you know there is a statue in Virginia Beach that has a Confederate soldier on top? Confederate soldiers fought for slavery. The statue is in the same spot where people used to sell slaves… Continue Reading

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All the way from Alaska, new director aims to build relationships at Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach

BY JANE BLOODWORTH ROWE BACK BAY — Growing up in Alaska, where small planes are used routinely for transportation, Jarod Hoogland became so interested in aircraft that he decided to carve out a career in aviation history. Hoogland, who formerly worked… Continue Reading

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Produce, past merge in Virginia Beach at Henley’s at Pleasant Ridge

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS PUNGO — Even as Henley’s at Pungo Ridge prepared to open in mid-May, merging sale of Henley Farms produce downstairs to an expansion of Barbara Murden Henley’s ongoing efforts to research local history, Henley herself acknowledged that it… Continue Reading

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History: Seeking volunteers to document family cemeteries

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS PUNGO — The research group at the Senior Resource Center, Inc., in Creeds will build upon and update historical data documenting family cemeteries in the former Princess Anne County, and those involved in the effort seek help… Continue Reading