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2020 Virginia Beach Elections: Overview of Ballot Measures

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS Ed. — The following are overviews of two ballot measures that will be decided in the Tuesday, Nov. 3, elections. The print edition containing our full voter guide is now on stands. Please reach me with any questions or… Continue Reading

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Us: Mark Michielsen of VFW Back Bay Post 1211

Ed. — The Independent News asked people to write about lessons from their military service, past or present, and most responses ran this summer and are now online at our website. To read the previous works from this series, please search… Continue Reading

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Us: VFW Back Bay Post 1211 Commander Charlie Baker

BY CHARLIE BAKER VIRGINIA BEACH — In 1966, I graduated high school in California. There was a draft going on at the time, and I did not care for the idea of jungles and foxholes. I wished to see the world. So… Continue Reading