Once largely forgotten, a Revolutionary War skirmish is remembered in Virginia Beach

BY JANE BLOODWORTH ROWE VIRGINIA BEACH — What could be worse than leading soldiers and horses through a swamp in mid-Februrary? Discovering a burned bridge on the other side and realizing that you’re going to have to wade through yet another… Continue Reading


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


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