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Putting the best foot forward at the Virginia Beach 4-H Livestock Club show and sale

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS CREEDS – The Virginia Beach 4-H Livestock Show and Sale was held at the Creeds Ruritan Community Complex on Thursday, May 31, and Friday, June 1, the culmination of months of hard work for young people who… Continue Reading

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Pungo Strawberry Festival 2018: The ‘berry best’ of Virginia Beach

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE PUNGO — The dignitaries for the 35th annual Pungo Strawberry Festival, which begins this weekend, were announced during the annual festival press conference and lunch this month at the Culpepper Barn in Pungo. They are the celebrities… Continue Reading

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Editorial: Effort to kill a farmland preservation program that helps all of Virginia Beach must be stopped

That ending the agricultural reserve program was proposed at all — then argued with questionable logic — shows a troubling division between Virginia Beach government and the rural communities it takes for granted. THE INDEPENDENT NEWS PUNGO — Two years ago, following his appointment as… Continue Reading

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Livestock show and sale in Creeds is two days of pride for 4-H members

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS CREEDS — The Virginia Beach 4-H Livestock Club held its annual livestock show and sale on Thursday, June 1, and Friday, June 2, at the Creeds Ruritan Community Complex. The community event mixes showmanship and the skill and… Continue Reading

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Agriculture: Young Virginia Beach beekeeper shines in HBO documentary

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS CREEDS — Gabrielle Taylor, 14, and guests gathered at the Creeds Ruritan Community Complex on Sunday, June 5, to watch a screening of part of an HBO documentary that includes a look at Taylor’s work as a young… Continue Reading

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Leadership, future on display at 2016 Virginia Beach 4-H Livestock Club show and sale

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS CREEDS — The annual show and sale for Virginia Beach 4-H Livestock Club was held on Thursday, June 2, and Friday, June 3, at the Creeds Ruritan Community Complex, raising funds for the youth-development program that aims to… Continue Reading