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Elections: Virginia Beach’s Glenn Davis running for lieutenant governor a second time

Ed. — This story originally appeared in the Sunday, Sept. 20, print edition. BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE VIRGINIA BEACH —State Del. Glenn Davis, R-84th House District, recently announced he will seek the Republican nomination to be Virginia’s lieutenant governor. Davis sought… Continue Reading

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Notebook: Curtis tops Frost in second vote to be new chair of city GOP; VBEA-PACE endorsements; don’t vote twice, NC peeps

Ed. — This first appeared in the Sunday, Sept. 6, print edition. THE INDEPENDENT NEWS VIRGINIA BEACH — The new chairperson of the Republican Party of Virginia Beach is Bill Curtis, a financial resources manager for the Navy and retired naval… Continue Reading

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Turpin, former state delegate, to drop out of race for Rose Hall seat on Virginia Beach City Council

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE VIRGINIA BEACH — Cheryl Turpin, a Democrat and a former member of the House of Delegates, is no longer running for a City Council seat in Virginia Beach. As first reported by The Independent News, Turpin put in… Continue Reading

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Letter: Knight reflects on recent Virginia General Assembly session

Ed. — This is adapted from state Del. Barry Knight’s recent letter to his consituents in the 81st House District following the recent session of the Virginia General Assembly. It has been edited for style. The 81st District includes parts… Continue Reading

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Column: My 4-H journey led me to learn responsibility, start a business, work to educate others

BY REAGAN VAUGHAN VIRGINIA BEACH — The idea of a 10 year old taking care of a 740-pound animal would seem bizarre to an outsider’s eye – especially with the amount of responsibility and accountability a child would have to… Continue Reading

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Divided Virginia Beach City Council backs symbolic Second Amendment resolution

Ed. — This initially ran in the Friday, Jan. 17, print edition. BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE — A divided City Council — following in the footsteps of more than 100 other local governments around the commonwealth — this month passed a resolution voicing… Continue Reading

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Knight wins in 81st Virginia House District, unofficial returns show, though Myers campaign says it will await review of numbers

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE VIRGINIA BEACH — State Del. Barry Knight, a Republican, won reelection in the 81st House District on Tuesday, Nov. 5, according to unofficial returns reported this morning by the state elections department. Knight, a farmer from Back Bay, defeated… Continue Reading

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2019 Virginia Beach Elections: Questions for candidates for the 14th Virginia Senate District

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS Ed. — The following are responses to questions posed by The Independent News to candidates for 14th District of the Virginia Senate in the election on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Answers to our questions in this series generally are not… Continue Reading

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2019 Virginia Beach Elections: Questions for candidates for the 8th Virginia Senate District

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS Ed. — The following are responses to questions posed by The Independent News to candidates for 8th District of the Virginia Senate in the election on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Answers to our questions in this series generally are not… Continue Reading

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2019 Virginia Beach Elections: Questions for candidates for the 7th Virginia Senate District

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS Ed. — The following are responses to questions posed by The Independent News to candidates for 7th District of the Virginia Senate in the election on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Answers to our questions in this series generally are not… Continue Reading