From the Editor: A word or two about our election coverage

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE PUNGO — Here are two notes about aspects of the recent election coverage in The Independent News and our site. One deals with the way candidates present themselves and my decision to address one example of that shortly before… Continue Reading


Jones, Cossu elected to Virginia Dare soil and water conservation board positions

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE AND AMY POULTER Leslie Jones and Daniela Cossu won spots as directors for the Virginia Dare Soil and Water Conservation District. Jones had nearly 40,000 votes, and Cossu had nearly 30,000 as they each sought one of… Continue Reading


A few resources for last minute voters with little information on doing so

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS COURTHOUSE — Beach voters can look at their ballots for the general election today by visiting the voter registrar’s slice of vbgov.com. The General Assembly is up for election, and the city will have a total of… Continue Reading


Elections: Candidate for conservation board supports family farms, suburban backyard hens

BY AMY POULTER COURTHOUSE – Virginia Beach resident Leslie Jones is one of two candidates running for two open seats on the Virginia Dare Soil and Water Conservation Board during the election on Tuesday, Nov. 3.  The board helps manage… Continue Reading


Elections: Soil and water district candidate hopes to bring service, experience to board

BY AMY POULTER COURTHOUSE — This year, the Virginia Dare Soil and Water Conservation District is electing two nonpartisan board members, and one of the two candidates is Daniela Cossu, a Virginia Beach resident for more than 28 years. Cossu… Continue Reading