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In this issue you’ll meet Gary and Dacia Marxrieser of Western Branch and discover their deep appreciation of the opportunities here in America that we native born citizens sometimes take…

You will also learn about a fantastic new Bed and Breakfast that Great Bridge residents Brett and Michelle Darnell are opening at the intriguing and majestic Belle Grove Plantation. You…

Forbes Outlines Choices Facing the Nation

Congressman J. Randy Forbes recently sat down with The Citizen’s Baxter Ennis for a discussion on some of the major issues and critical decisions facing our nation. The interview was…

Uncovering History and Pursuing Dreams: Belle Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast

Uncovering History and Pursuing Dreams: Belle Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast

by Amanda Armstrong              Brett and Michelle Darnell hope to bring “the forgotten Founding Father” James Madison to life through the very first Bed and Breakfast at the Belle Grove Plantation, the birthplace…

Citizen of the Month

Citizen of the Month

Stephen Best, Sr. by Amanda Armstrong Born and raised in Hampton Roads, former Chesapeake Fire Chief Stephen Best, Sr. has exhibited a lifelong dedication of public service to the city…

Report from City Hall

 by Council Member Debbie Ritter I am honored to write a few words about our city for the inaugural issue of The Citizen. Chesapeake has been honored with notable recognitions…

Barack Obama and “Casey at the Bat” by Charles W. Dunn

Barack Obama and “Casey at the Bat” by Charles W. Dunn

Will Barack Obama strike out like “Mighty Casey” in the 1888 ballad of “Casey at the Bat”? Like “Mighty Casey,” Barack Obama confidently stepped to the plate in 2008 with…

Hope and Change by Dr. Will Langford

Hope and Change by Dr. Will Langford

Over the past few years the frequency and intensity of attacks on religion has certainly increased. Twenty years ago I would have never dreamed that I would have lived to…

Phony in Chief by Thomas Sowell

Phony in Chief by Thomas Sowell

When President Barack Obama and others on the left are not busy admonishing the rest of us to be “civil” in our discussions of political issues, they are busy letting…