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Improvements in Sherwood Lakes should help ease flooding issues

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE  COURTHOUSE – Improving the capacity of and drainage from the two lakes at Sherwood Lakes, a subdivision near Pungo that experienced flooding following storms this past year, may cost about $4 million, a sum that is far… Continue Reading

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Wind-driven floods make themselves felt in southern Virginia Beach area

BY JANE BLOODWORTH ROWE VIRGINIA BEACH – Wind tides caused by strong southerly winds have led to road closures and high water signs on portions of Sandbridge and Indian River roads and flooded other local streets this spring, meaning inconvenience… Continue Reading

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Virginia Beach seeks applicants by Nov. 14 to lease and farm city land

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS COURTHOUSE — The city is looking for established farmers to lease city-owned land to grow agricultural crops. There are six sections available for potential lease, and the city seeks initial five-year terms between 2017 and 2021. The city requires… Continue Reading

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They wanted to drive down Indian River Road in Virginia Beach but then this happened

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS COURTHOUSE – Road work that began on Indian River Road this past week is scheduled to be completed by Thursday, Sept. 1, and the work generally will be done overnight, according to city public works. The work… Continue Reading

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Pungo: Temporary closure coming to Muddy Creek Road on Nov. 30

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS PUNGO — Muddy Creek Road is scheduled to be closed between Indian River and Charity Neck roads during the day starting on Monday, Nov. 30, due to a drainage culvert replacement project to improve storm drainage flow… Continue Reading