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Hunters, with dogs in tow, deliver a kind bounty to rescue personnel

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE CREEDS — Members of the Tidewater chapter of the Virginia Hunting Dog Alliance delivered Thanksgiving favorites to first responders in the southern reaches of Virginia Beach on Tuesday, Nov. 20.  There was turkey, ham, collards, produce from local… Continue Reading

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Sandbridge: Pies aplenty at Virginia Beach spot known for seafood

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS SANDBRIDGE — A couple of days before Thanksgiving, Martha Gaione, co-owner of Simply Steamed in the Sandbridge Shoppes, gave the kitchen oven a workout, cranking out pies in time for the holiday. The phone was still ringing with pie… Continue Reading

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In Pungo, a family farm’s tradition of raising, harvesting holiday turkeys

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS PUNGO — Family and friends gathered on Monday, Nov. 21, at Flanagan Farms to help with the Thanksgiving harvest of turkeys raised at the Pungo farm. There is also a harvest shortly before Christmas. Dozens of people come to… Continue Reading

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Community: In Blackwater, a Thanksgiving meal like few others

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE BLACKWATER — The yellow paper is on the clipboard, and the clipboard is by the register at the Blackwater Trading Post. As Thanksgiving approaches, names will populate the page and, perhaps other pages. Some names will be real. Others… Continue Reading