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Editorial: There is room for more history at the site of the Confederate monument in Virginia Beach

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS There are generalizations in the discussion about whether a monument to those from Princess Anne County who served the Confederacy should stay put in a public courtyard, but a promising idea has emerged to build more while… Continue Reading

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Column: A Virginia Beach mom speaks out against prejudice in life and online

BY CHONA SANTANDER O’GALVIN VIRGINIA BEACH — There are a few things that are obvious to people when they meet me: I’m short. I’m not white. I am unabashedly Filipino-American – and I wear that hyphenation with pride. My skin is… Continue Reading

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Angry note from customer at Virginia Beach business a sign of divided U.S.

[Ed. — This story originally ran in print on Dec. 9.] BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE VIRGINIA BEACH — A couple of weeks before Election Day, Marlon Machado worked in his restaurant, Sol de Mexico, with his brother on a Friday night. An employee was… Continue Reading