Elections: Tucker defeats Carothers in 81st House District Democratic primary, will face incumbent Knight

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE VIRGINIA BEACH — Democrat Kimberly Anne Tucker will face state Del. Barry Knight, the Republican incumbent, in the 81st Virginia House District. Unofficial returns show Tucker defeated Nancy Carothers in a Democratic primary on Tuesday, June 13, with… Continue Reading


2017 Primary: Questions for candidates seeking the Democratic nomination to the 81st Virginia House of Delegates District on June 13

Ed. note — The Independent News asked candidates seeking the Democratic nomination to the 81st Virginia House District in the Tuesday, June 13, primary to answer questions about a range of issues. The following responses initially appeared in print on Friday, May 26.… Continue Reading


Agriculture: For Del. Barry Knight, an end to decades of hog farming

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE BACK BAY — A few years back, state Del. Barry Knight sold must of the land for his original hog farm in Back Bay, which he built from a small operation founded in his 20s into the largest independent… Continue Reading


A letter to residents of the Virginia 81st House District from Del. Knight

Ed. Note – State Del. Barry Knight, a Republican, represents the 81st State House District. BY BARRY KNIGHT RICHMOND — It is my honor and privilege to serve my friends and neighbors in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach. It is a truly… Continue Reading


Elections: Incumbent Del. Knight faces Green Party’s Staples in 81st House District

BY JOSH WHITENER COURTHOUSE — State Del. Barry Knight, a Republican seeking his fourth term, faces Green Party challenger Jeff Staples in the Nov. 3 election in the 81st House District. Knight, a Pungo native, is a farmer and businessman who also… Continue Reading