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In Va. Beach: Two candidates, one clean campaign

By JOHN HOLLAND, Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 2 articles a month)

Voters in the Princess Anne District will choose between a longtime public servant with a conservative fiscal agenda and a passion for the environment and a relative newcomer who says he can bring jobs and fresh ideas to Virginia Beach. Barbara Henley, 72, has high name recognition, having served three different stretches on the City Council spanning 28 years, most recently since 2006.

VaNews November 1, 2014


Councilwoman needs to wait on program

Virginian-Pilot Editorial (Metered Paywall - 2 articles a month)

Virginia Beach was the first Virginia locality to protect farmland by buying development rights. That's due in large part to longtime City Council member and farmer Barbara Henley who, since her first election in 1978, has pushed to preserve the agricultural industry and keep the southern part of her city rural. In her first year on the council, Henley advocated creating the Green Line to keep suburban shopping centers and tract housing from spreading to Pungo.

VaNews June 26, 2012