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Tidewater Coin Club show brings collectors together twice a year

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS OCEANFRONT — Collectors of all ages from around the region attended the spring coin show presented by the Tidewater Coin Club on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19, at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. The group has about 150… Continue Reading

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Amid holiday crafts show, family and artistry shine in Virginia Beach

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE OCEANFRONT — A family of crafters worked at their spot among the hundreds of artisans gathered at the Virginia Beach Convention Center late last month for the 34th Annual Virginia Beach Christmas Market.  There were three generations of the Colonna-Starke… Continue Reading

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Henley’s remarks regarding the arena deal and her lone “no” vote

Ed. note — City Councilmember Barbara Henley, who represents the Princess Anne District, case the lone “no” vote against the arena proposal during the council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 8. What follows is a portion of her remarks, as prepared, from… Continue Reading

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Deputy police chief among those honored for human rights work

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE – Long before he became the deputy police chief overseeing professional standards here, a young John L. Bell Jr. wrote why he wanted to be a detective in a composition book. It would show that he was a… Continue Reading