Sandbridge businesses help fund challenger in race to represent Princess Anne District on Virginia Beach City Council

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE SANDBRIDGE – Big real estate names in this rental-driven residential resort are backing up opposition to City Councilmember Barbara Henley with campaign contributions to one of the incumbent’s challengers, campaign finance records show. Recent donations to the… Continue Reading


Virginia Beach need to address short-term rentals draws concern from some in divided Sandbridge community

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE — Virginia Beach is seeking ways to deal with short-term rentals, an effort complicated by an existing, largely unregulated online rental marketplace whose beneficiaries have sought to work directly with state lawmakers.  This past month, Virginia Beach… Continue Reading


Beach eyes possible rules for ‘event home’ rentals in Sandbridge after some neighbors voice concerns

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE –The city is looking into ways to better control the use of rental mansions that have become popular destinations for events such as weddings, reunions and business functions, but have also led to complaints that they essentially… Continue Reading