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Funding available for local history research projects in Virginia Beach

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS COURTHOUSE – The Virginia Beach Historic Preservation Commission seeks applications for funding benefitting research that illuminates aspects of local history. Applications will be accepted until Thursday, March 15. Four grants were given this past year, according to… Continue Reading

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Books: Virginia Beach author looks at Back Bay’s gifts to generations

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS BACK BAY — Al Henley, 69, whose family has been here since the late 1600s, comes from generations of people who benefitted from fertile lands and the bounty of the bay.  This year, he published a book… Continue Reading