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Grad walk at Creeds Elementary brings high school students back — and offers a glimpse of what is to come

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE CREEDS — Moments before they formed the heart of a parade through the halls at Creeds Elementary School, soon-to-be graduates from Kellam High School gathered in the elementary school’s library on Thursday, June 14. Randall Baber, 18, of… Continue Reading

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Pastor from Strawbridge throws hat in the ring again for Princess Anne seat on Virginia Beach City Council

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE VIRGINIA BEACH – The Rev. Pieri Burton, a Strawbridge resident who serves as associate pastor of Christian Way Ministries in Virginia Beach, said he is among the candidates who will try to unseat incumbent City Councilmember Barbara… Continue Reading

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Column: A football upbringing leads to enduring gridiron appreciation

BY LISA VERSPRILLE BURKETT VIRGINIA BEACH — I am in front of the television for hours on Saturdays during the fall. I’m a college football fanatic. I can watch any team play – usually not rooting for any particular team but hoping… Continue Reading

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Sea level rise meeting dealing with Back Bay, part of Virginia Beach series of talks, set for January

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS COURTHOUSE – A public meeting about flooding issues and how sea level rise will be felt in the Back Bay area is scheduled for 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 22, at Kellam High School, part of a series… Continue Reading

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Kingston Estates work underway; development will coincide with improved West Neck Road

BY ANGELA HURNI WEST NECK – Site work and surveying at Kingston Estates, a new housing development along West Neck Road, is underway, and, in coordination with turn lanes for the project, the city will improve the road frequently traveled… Continue Reading

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Arts: Students bring Seussical to the boards at Kellam High School

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE WEST NECK — It takes a lot of work to bring theater to life, especially a musical such as Seussical, which is scheduled to begin its final weekend of shows from Thursday, March 30, through Sunday, April 2.… Continue Reading

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Craft show supports Kellam Band at school on Saturday, Nov. 19

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS WEST NECK — The Floyd E. Kellam High School marching band is a fixture at home football games, leading the stadium in the National Anthem from the field and then playing throughout the contest while in the stands. … Continue Reading

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Photos: A special show by Kellam High art students at The Tar Roof in Pungo

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS PUNGO — The Tar Roof, a recent addition to Pungo’s “downtown,” hosted a senior display for the the advanced placement studio art students at Kellam High School this past month. Some of the work remained up through the… Continue Reading