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Report from City Hall

Report from City Hall

By Council Member Scott Matheson What draws people to Chesapeake? Is it the city’s central location within Hampton Roads, our superb schools, its reputation as one of the safest cities…

The Cost of Freedom

The Cost of Freedom

By ROBIN TULL As a financial planner I’m used to assessing the cost of things. How much will it cost to buy a house, to take a vacation, to send…

The Legacy of the Montford Point Marines

The Legacy of the Montford Point Marines

by Rebecca Brittingham The hour in history was critical. Times were uncertain. Fear rumbled the globe plunging America into the second great World War.  In the midst of opposition and…

Veterans Town Hall Meeting

Veterans Town Hall Meeting

A Veterans Town Hall meeting was held prior to the election at American Legion Post 280 in Chesapeake.  A crowd of approximately 50 veterans and family members heard remarks by…

The Battle of Great Bridge: Bunker Hill of the South

The Battle of Great Bridge: Bunker Hill of the South

Ralph Waldo Emerson coined the phrase “the shot heard around the world” in a poem that immortalized in the minds of every school child the first shot fired in the…

Election Day Chesapeake, 2012

Election Day Chesapeake, 2012

by John Downs, Sr. Early voters in Chesapeake on Election Day awoke to unseasonably cold temperatures and a late rising sun. Upon arrival at most of the polling places in…

Constitutional Corner

Constitutional Corner

  My name is Jim O’Sullivan and on October 1, 2012, I was sworn in as the Sheriff of Chesapeake to complete the term of office for Sheriff John R.…

Oscar Smith Strolling Strings

Oscar Smith Strolling Strings

Attendees at the 3rd Annual Waterways Heritage Festival at Locks Park enjoyed the spirited performance and musical energy of the Oscar Smith High School Strolling Strings. The Festival is sponsored by the…

Veteran of the Month

Veteran of the Month

This month The Citizen salutes Master Sergeant (USAF, Retired) Wayne Sarapata who has been involved in military and veterans affairs for nearly seventy percent of his life. Wayne Sarapata enlisted…

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…