0

Summer reporting internship with The Independent News

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS BACK BAY — The Independent News will consider applications from college students for a summer news reporting internship, which will last, approximately, from May to September 2021. Internships are unpaid aside from reporting expenses and mileage. They… Continue Reading

0

A family visiting Sandbridge helped an egret at Back Bay refuge — though officials urge caution, calls to experienced rescuers

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE VIRGINIA BEACH— A family from Vienna, Va., stayed at a house just off the water in Sandbridge last month, and they headed to nearby Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge for a socially distanced walk in the outdoors… Continue Reading

0

2020: The year in photos by The Princess Anne Independent News

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE BACK BAY — This is a look back at some of the images from our newspaper in 2020, a tough year for many of us. Better things are ahead. Thank you to David B. Hollingsworth for his exceptional work… Continue Reading

0

Update: Officials identify man found dead in rural Back Bay fire

Ed. — From the Sunday, Jan. 3, print edition. BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE BACK BAY – One person died in a fire that engulfed a home in rural Virginia Beach shortly after midnight on Friday, Dec. 11. In a statement released the… Continue Reading

0

Only 11, a future farmer loves LeBron James, karate and running the Morris family’s produce stand

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE PLEASANT RIDGE — Ben Morris is hard at work on a recent Sunday at the Morris Farms produce stand at 1868 Pleasant Ridge Road in southern Virginia Beach. He keeps it stocked, fills orders from customers, cuts produce… Continue Reading

0

No, the post office in Back Bay is not closed or planning to close

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE BACK BAY — Despite online rumors, the post office in rural Back Bay remains open, and there are no plans to close it. The property the U.S. Postal Service leases for Back Bay Station is for sale, according… Continue Reading

0

You-pick pecans now available from the Market at Land of Promise Farms in Blackwater

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE BLACKWATER — You-pick pecans are now available through the Market at Land of Promise Farms, which began selling fresh pork earlier this year.  The pecan orchard was here when Diane Horsley’s parents bought Land of Promise in… Continue Reading

0

From the Editor: Finding The Indy’s voter guide in print, next year’s publication dates

  BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE BACK BAY — I have extra copies of our voter guide, which includes Q&As with candidates for City Council and School Board in Virginia Beach. I usually print extra of this voter guide, one of the most popular… Continue Reading

0

Elections: Virginia Beach’s Glenn Davis running for lieutenant governor a second time

Ed. — This story originally appeared in the Sunday, Sept. 20, print edition. BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE VIRGINIA BEACH —State Del. Glenn Davis, R-84th House District, recently announced he will seek the Republican nomination to be Virginia’s lieutenant governor. Davis sought… Continue Reading