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American Legion recognizes Virginia Beach public safety personnel

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS VIRGINIA BEACH – American Legion Princess Anne Post 113 honored four public safety representatives during it’s annual Law and Order Day gathering on Sunday, Feb. 11. The post recognized Master Firefighter Daniel Mugan, Master Police Officer Travis… Continue Reading

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Amid “Trump wave” washing over Virginia, GOP’s Knight wins in the 81st House District; Davis returns in 84th House District; victory for incumbents in Virginia Beach constitutional offices

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE VIRGINIA BEACH — Voters on Tuesday, Nov. 7, chose state Del. Barry Knight, R-Virginia Beach, to return in the 81st House District, but he said it was a bittersweet victory as other Virginia Republicans fell — including at… Continue Reading

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2017 Elections: Questions for candidates for Virginia Beach sheriff

Ed. note — The Independent News asked candidates for Virginia Beach sheriff to answer the following questions. This appeared in print on Friday, Nov. 3. Responses to question have not been edited, and they appear in the order of the candidate’s names… Continue Reading

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At Virginia Beach jail, a garden program for inmates with mental health issues

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE — The sheriff’s office in June began Operation Green Thumb, a program that aims to improve the wellbeing of inmates with mental health issues through periods of work in a garden located outside the jail. About 400… Continue Reading