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Letter: There are many ways to get involved in Virginia Beach

Dear Editor: Even before your Friday, Nov. 11, edition of The Independent News and your column [“The work doesn’t stop in Washington, D.C.”] you have encourged us to get involved. I would have to agree. I would also like to… Continue Reading

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Radio recognition as longtime Virginia Beach rescuer begins her last shift

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE OCEANFRONT — After more than 30 years of service to the city, Ann Morse, a paramedic who lives in Ocean Lakes, rode her final shift as a member of Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, Rescue 14, on Saturday,… Continue Reading

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In big and small moments, Virginia Beach’s volunteer emergency medical rescuers give to their neighbors

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE — Gary Wilks, a native New Yorker who recently turned 61, and Eric Llanes, 42, originally from Maryland, rode together in an ambulance, Unit 523 from Station 5 in the Courthouse area from the evening of Saturday, Feb… Continue Reading

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Volunteering: Blue could be your color for Beach celebration of Earth Day

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS COURTHOUSE – Virginia Beach needs volunteers, including those willing to suit up as a mascot, to help upcoming events. The events are the Earth Day celebration at Mount Trashmore on Saturday, April 23, and the Great American… Continue Reading

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Dominion Virginia Power volunteers give back at L-Z Grace

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS BACK BAY — Volunteers from Dominion Virginia Power visited L-Z Grace Warriors Retreat on a Friday in November. The center, profiled earlier this year by Veni Fields for The Independent News, continues to work toward fully opening, said Lynn Bukowski,… Continue Reading