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Agriculture: Blackwater farmer Don Horsley recognized for Virginia Livestock Hall of Fame honor

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS COURTHOUSE – The Virginia Beach City Council on Tuesday, Nov. 7, recognized farmer Don Horsley for his recent induction into the Virginia Livestock Hall of Fame. Horsley was one of four people inducted into the hall this… Continue Reading

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Planning commission recommends approval for expanded bed and breakfast in Pungo

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS COURTHOUSE – The planning commission voted on Wednesday, May 11, to recommend approval of a conditional use permit change to allow a third guest room, an expanded open-air pavillion and daily breakfast service for guests at the… Continue Reading

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Former Captain George’s site nears future as riverfront Pungo Ferry Landing Park

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE – The city is in the process of converting the former Captain George’s and marina property along Old Pungo Ferry Road and the North Landing River into a park, and aspects of the property, such as… Continue Reading