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Citizen of the Month – David Wright

Citizen of the Month – David Wright

By JAYNE THURBER-SMITH With so much press about baseball players gone bad lately, we have chosen one of the good guys to celebrate as our Citizen of the Month: one…

Belle Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast: Opening for Business!

Belle Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast: Opening for Business!

By AMANDA ARMSTRONG Brett and Michelle Darnell are bringing history to life through the pursuit of their dream to open a bed and breakfast. The public is finally able to…

Kids and Horses – A Fun and Healthy Combination

Kids and Horses – A Fun and Healthy Combination

By C.J. CHASE Just a few miles from the bustle of vast shopping centers and multi-lane highways, Grassfield Sport Horses of Chesapeake provides Southside Hampton Roads residents with a slice…

Veteran Spotlight – August-Leah Schafer

Veteran Spotlight – August-Leah Schafer

By MJ KNOBLOCK Leah Schafer wanted to be a nurse when she was a teen-ager. Little did she know that her nursing career would carry her all over the world…

Citizen of the Month – Mary Hill

Citizen of the Month – Mary Hill

By JAYNE THURBER-SMITH “You can’t talk about my volunteerism without talking about the Niners,” insists Mary Hill. “It’s not about me, it’s the whole club. The Niners are first-class people.…

Reviving the River

Reviving the River

By JOHN DOWNS, SR. For economic visionaries like Doug Higginbotham, the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River is the key to reviving the valuable waterway resources in Chesapeake and the…

Hollywood Comes to Chesapeake

Hollywood Comes to Chesapeake

Chesapeake Native Michael Copon Opens Film Studio By BELINDA ELLIOTT Could Chesapeake become the next hot spot for filmmaking? That’s the dream of celebrity Michael Copon. The Filipino-American actor has…

Citizen of the Month: Louis Tayon, Jr.

Citizen of the Month: Louis Tayon, Jr.

By MJ KNOBLOCK Chesapeake wouldn’t be the city it is today without the efforts of volunteers throughout the community. Just ask Louis Tayon, Jr. He believes that. It’s one of…

Veteran Spotlight

Veteran Spotlight

Lt. Col. Carl Dozier, United States Army (Retired) Understanding the true meaning of Memorial Day  By JOHN DOWNS, SR. On the day after Memorial Day, 2013, I had the privilege…

Chesapeake Memorial Day Service

Chesapeake Memorial Day Service

Several hundred people turned out on Memorial Day at City Hall to honor the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation.  The day…