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Beach ride in Sandbridge benefits the Virginia Beach Police Mounted Patrol

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE SANDBRIDGE — Riders and horses from far and wide came to Little Island Park on Saturday, Nov. 4, for a Beach Ride supporting the Virginia Beach Police Mounted Patrol. The event is organized by the Friends of the… Continue Reading

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As tourist season ends, Sandbridge community gathers for pig pickin’ supporting rescue squad

BY LISA BURKETT VIRGINIA BEACH — When September comes, the resort areas quiet down and the visiting Sandbridge families head back home so their children can get back to school and off to college. Oh, and their parents probably go back… Continue Reading

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Column: Some locals migrate from Sandbridge come summer

BY LISA BURKETT SANDBRIDGE — When we think of migration, we may think of animals and birds, particularly those in our area like shorebirds, monarch butterflies and those beautiful whales jumping and feeding at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Many… Continue Reading

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Column: Singing along to lyrics — at least, as I remember them

BY LISA BURKETT SANDBRIDGE — I sing a lot – at the top of my lungs, especially when walking on the beach in the winter.  Bob, my boyfriend, brings his Bluetooth speaker, and I sing to country rock, Fleetwood Mac and other… Continue Reading

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Beachcomber’s most valuable finds are peace, beauty of dawn in Sandbridge

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE SANDBRIDGE — Robert Rayson, a Chesapeake man who was a Navy cook and works in a shipyard, saw a commercial for a metal detector. It seemed like fun. So he bit. Now he sometimes combs the beach at… Continue Reading

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Virginia Beach officials tell Sandbridge civic league members sand replenishment is planned for 2018

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE SANDBRIDGE – City officials this past month briefed civic league members on plans to conduct the next major sand replenishment project here. The target remains 2018 — though whether federal dollars will help is uncertain. Dan Adams, coastal… Continue Reading

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Delaware man who drowned after helping save teen at Sandbridge in 2015 recognized with Carnegie Medal

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS A Delaware man who drowned at Sandbridge last year while trying to save his partner’s son has been recognized by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission. Michael Manley Sr. of Wilmington, Del., died on Sunday, Sept. 27, according… Continue Reading