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Dyer tops two challengers to win first full term in Virginia Beach mayoral race; City Council incumbents return

Ed. — This originally ran in the Sunday, Nov. 15, print edition. BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE VIRGINIA BEACH — Bobby Dyer, though vastly outspent by one of two challengers, won reelection and his first full term as mayor of Virginia Beach… Continue Reading

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Project studying submerged aquatic vegetation in Back Bay shows promise, needs funding

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE VIRGINIA BEACH — A couple of years ago, Dr. Sara Sweeten, a research scientist at Virginia Tech, stumbled across specimens of an aquatic plant called wild celery that had been started from seeds left behind by undergraduate… Continue Reading

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From the Editor: Finding The Indy’s voter guide in print, next year’s publication dates

  BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE BACK BAY — I have extra copies of our voter guide, which includes Q&As with candidates for City Council and School Board in Virginia Beach. I usually print extra of this voter guide, one of the most popular… Continue Reading

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The 2020 Independent News Virginia Beach Election Guide

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE VIRGINIA BEACH — The Independent News asked candidates running for local, nonpartisan offices in Virginia Beach to answer written questions. Responses appear in the list of links below. Names appear in ballot order, and the respective ages listed… Continue Reading

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2020 Virginia Beach Ballot Overview

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS Ed. — The following information is based upon a sample ballot guide available from the Virginia Beach Department of Voter Registration & Elections. U.S. President & Vice President [Vote for one] • Joseph R. Biden, president, and… Continue Reading

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2020 Virginia Beach Elections: Questions for candidates for City Council, Rose Hall

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS Ed. — The following are responses to questions posed by The Independent News to candidates for the Rose Hall District seat on the Virginia Beach City Council on the Tuesday, Nov. 3, ballot. Answers to our questions in this… Continue Reading

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2020 Virginia Beach Elections: Questions for candidates for City Council, Kempsville

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS Ed. — The following are responses to questions posed by The Independent News to candidates for the Kempsville District seat on the Virginia Beach City Council on the Tuesday, Nov. 3, ballot. Answers to our questions in this series… Continue Reading

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2020 Virginia Beach Elections: Questions for candidates for City Council, Centerville

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS Ed. — The following are responses to questions posed by The Independent News to candidates for the Centerville District seat on the Virginia Beach City Council on the Tuesday, Nov. 3, ballot. Answers to our questions in this series… Continue Reading

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2020 Virginia Beach Elections: Questions for candidates for City Council, At Large

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS Ed. — The following are responses to questions posed by The Independent News to candidates for an at large seat seat on the Virginia Beach City Council on the Tuesday, Nov. 3, ballot. Answers to our questions in this… Continue Reading

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Notebook: Virginia Beach GOP backs candidates in nonpartisan local races; Wagner has fundraising edge in mayor’s race

Ed. — From the Sunday, Sept. 20, print edition. THE INDEPENDENT NEWS VIRGINIA BEACH — The Republican Party of Virginia Beach recently endorsed a number of candidates in nonpartisan local races on the general election ballot this year.  The endorsed candidates… Continue Reading