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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

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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

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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