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City of Virginia Beach 2014 www.vbgov.com webforms@vbgov.com (VBgov Web Team) webforms@vbgov.com (VBgov Web Team) news VBgov Web Team http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss en Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:37:00 EST Virginia Beach Mosquito Control Reports Positive Tests for EEE Virginia Beach Public Works announced today that there have been three positive tests over the last four weeks for EEE -Eastern Equine Encephalitis in sentinel chickens.The Mosquito Control Biology... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2161/virginia-beach-mosquito-control-reports-posit Public Works Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:15:16 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2161/virginia-beach-mosquito-control-reports-posit Hazmat Drill to be Held Wednesday in Ocean Lakes The city will stage a simulated hazardous materials incident Wednesday from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Ocean Lakes neighborhood to test its emergency response systems. This is a drill for training... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2160/hazmat-drill-to-be-held-wednesday-in-ocean-la Fire Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:48:59 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2160/hazmat-drill-to-be-held-wednesday-in-ocean-la Commonwealth v. Kendal J. Romer; Murder of Wife Draws 24 Years in Prison Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced today that Kendal J. Romer, 27 years old, who previously resided in the 1400 block of Cape Ann Way in Virginia Beach,Virginia,... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2159/commonwealth-v-kendal-j-romer-murder-of-wife Commonwealth's Attorney Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:14:19 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2159/commonwealth-v-kendal-j-romer-murder-of-wife Breastfeeding Week Celebration Set for Saturday at Pembroke Mall The Virginia Beach Women, Infant and Children Program will host its fifth annual World Breastfeeding Week celebration Saturday, Aug. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Target wing of Pembroke Mall.Theevent... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2158/breastfeeding-week-celebration-set-for-saturd Public Health Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:24:02 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2158/breastfeeding-week-celebration-set-for-saturd Repairs to Affect Northampton Boulevard near Wesleyan Drive Starting at 7 a.m. on Sunday, July 27, Virginia Beach Public Utilities will be reactivating a water monitoring point on Northampton Boulevard at the intersection of Wesleyan Drive. This water monitoring... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2157/repairs-to-affect-northampton-boulevard-near Public Utilities Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:05:46 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2157/repairs-to-affect-northampton-boulevard-near City of Virginia Beach to Hold Public Meeting to Discuss Alternative Transportation Solutions to Reach Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge The City of Virginia Beach will host a public information meeting on Thursday, August 7, 2014 to discuss ideas for enhancing environmentally-friendly visitor access to Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2156/city-of-virginia-beach-to-hold-public-meeting Parks & Recreation Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:54:01 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2156/city-of-virginia-beach-to-hold-public-meeting Councilmembers Dyer and Martin and Del. Villanueva to Host Town Hall Meeting Aug. 4 City Councilmembers Bob Dyer and Brad Martin and state Del. Ron Villanueva will host a town hall meeting Monday, Aug. 4, to discuss the latest issues in Virginia Beach. The meeting will start at 6:30 p... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2155/councilmembers-dyer-and-martin-and-del-villan Media & Communications Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:04:52 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2155/councilmembers-dyer-and-martin-and-del-villan Commonwealth v. George Shashawn Tyree Gay; 18 Years to Serve for Participation in Robbery, Murder Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, announced today that George Shashawn Tyree Gay, 21 years old, previously residing in the 4700 block of White Tail Court in Virginia... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2154/commonwealth-v-george-shashawn-tyree-gay-18-y Commonwealth's Attorney Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:46:55 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2154/commonwealth-v-george-shashawn-tyree-gay-18-y Public Invited to Comment on Re-Accreditation of Emergency Communications & Citizen Services Virginia Beach residents are invited to call in with comments as the city’s Emergency Communications & Citizen Services Department undergoes voluntary re-accreditation. ECCS operates the city’s 911... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2153/public-invited-to-comment-on-re-accreditation Emergency Communications & Citizen Services Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:58:45 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2153/public-invited-to-comment-on-re-accreditation Commonwealth v. Nijel Isaiah Chambers; Judge Imposes Maximum Sentence for Juvenile in Voluntary Manslaughter Case Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced today that Nijel Isaiah Chambers, 18 years old, who previously resided in the 5800 block of E. Hastings Arch in Virginia... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2152/commonwealth-v-nijel-isaiah-chambers-judge-im Commonwealth's Attorney Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:42:50 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2152/commonwealth-v-nijel-isaiah-chambers-judge-im Virginia Beach Recreation Centers to undergo routine maintenance this fall -Virginia Beach, VA - Please note that several Virginia Beach Recreation Centers will close for a short period this fall in order for staff to perform preventive maintenance and minor repairs. Maintenance... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2151/virginia-beach-recreation-centers-to-undergo Parks & Recreation Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:35:31 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2151/virginia-beach-recreation-centers-to-undergo Virginia Beach 9-1-1 and Non- Emergency Lines Issues Resolved Update :   9-1-1 and 385-5000 non-emergency lines are back in service.   The cause of these issues is under investigation. Virginia Beach 9-1-1 lines are functioning on a backup system.   Thissystem... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2150/virginia-beach-9-1-1-and-non-emergency-lines Emergency Communications & Citizen Services Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:47:50 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2150/virginia-beach-9-1-1-and-non-emergency-lines Virginia Beach 9-1-1 Functioning on Backup System; Non-Emergency Line Down Virginia Beach 9-1-1 lines are functioning on abackup system. This system does not provide your location or telephone numberinformation. If you dial 9-1-1, please remain on the line and speak with... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2149/virginia-beach-9-1-1-functioning-on-backup-sy Emergency Communications & Citizen Services Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:15:25 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2149/virginia-beach-9-1-1-functioning-on-backup-sy Repairs to Affect Kempsville Road and Fairfield Boulevard Intersection Starting at 9 p.m. Thursday, July 17, the intersection of Kempsville Road and Fairfield Boulevard will be partially closed while water valve repairs are made by the Department of Public Utilities.  To... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2148/repairs-to-affect-kempsville-road-and-fairfie Public Utilities Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:28 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2148/repairs-to-affect-kempsville-road-and-fairfie Sandler Center Announces 2014-2015 Season Tidewater Mortgage Services, Inc. Great Performance Series The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach’s premier cultural venue, has announced its 2014-2015 season of performances. The “Tidewater Mortgage Services Inc. Great Performance Series”features... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2147/sandler-center-announces-2014-2015-season-tid Cultural Affairs Wed, 16 Jul 2014 06:03:43 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2147/sandler-center-announces-2014-2015-season-tid ​Canada Metal (Pacific) Ltd. to Open U.S. Facility in Virginia Beach Canada Metal -Pacific Ltd., headquartered in Vancouver,British Columbia, Canada, has announced plans to open a facility in VirginiaBeach. It will be the company’s first manufacturing plant in the... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2145/canada-metal-pacific-ltd-to-open-us-facility Economic Development Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:27:32 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2145/canada-metal-pacific-ltd-to-open-us-facility Canada Metal (Pacific) Ltd. to Open U.S. Facility in Virginia Beach Canada Metal -Pacific Ltd., headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has announced plans to open a facility in Virginia Beach. It will be the company’s first manufacturing plant in the United... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2146/canada-metal-pacific-ltd-to-open-us-facility Economic Development Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:31:22 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2146/canada-metal-pacific-ltd-to-open-us-facility ​Anderson’s Home and Garden Showplace to Open 35,000 SF Center in Virginia Beach and Create 48 Jobs Ande rs on’s Home and Garden Showplace has announced plans tobuild a 35,000-square-foot retail center on the corner of Sandbridge Road andFisher Arch in Virginia Beach. The company has purchased... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2144/andersons-home-and-garden-showplace-to-open-3 Economic Development Tue, 15 Jul 2014 06:05:00 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2144/andersons-home-and-garden-showplace-to-open-3 Voter Registration and Absentee Voting Information for Aug. 19 Special Election – Virginia House of Delegates 90th District A Special Election for Virginia House of Delegates 90 th District will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 19. The Constitution of Virginia requires that voters be registered to vote in the precinct in... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2143/voter-registration-and-absentee-voting-inform Voter Registrar Mon, 14 Jul 2014 06:03:13 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2143/voter-registration-and-absentee-voting-inform Repairs to Affect Traffic on Nelms Lane Starting at approximately 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 12, the 300 block of Nelms Lane near the intersection of Virginia Beach Boulevard will be reduced to one lane with alternating traffic flow while emergency... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2142/repairs-to-affect-traffic-on-nelms-lane Public Utilities Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:40:00 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2142/repairs-to-affect-traffic-on-nelms-lane Jazz in the Park brings big brass sounds of New Orleans to Mount Trashmore Park -Virginia Beach, VA – Celebrate the musical flavor of New Orleans right here in Virginia Beach! Come out to Mount Trashmore Park -310 Edwin Drive from 7 – 10 pm on Friday, August 8, 2014, for Jazz in the... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2141/jazz-in-the-park-brings-big-brass-sounds-of-n Parks & Recreation Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:10:41 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2141/jazz-in-the-park-brings-big-brass-sounds-of-n Virginia Beach Department of Public Health Providing Free Tdap Shots for Virginia Beach 6th Graders The Virginia Beach Health Department will provide free Tdap vaccinations for rising Virginia Beach 6th graders on July 26 from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health is located... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2140/virginia-beach-department-of-public-health-pr Public Health Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:24:02 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2140/virginia-beach-department-of-public-health-pr Kayak Rentals Now Available at Stumpy Lake Natural Area -Virginia Beach, VA – Back by popular demand! Kayak rentals are now being offered at Stumpy Lake Natural Area -4797 Indian River Road beginning Monday, July 14 through Friday, October 3, 2014 -rentalsunavailable... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2139/kayak-rentals-now-available-at-stumpy-lake-na Parks & Recreation Fri, 11 Jul 2014 04:25:38 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2139/kayak-rentals-now-available-at-stumpy-lake-na Back Gate of Dam Neck Navy Installation to Provide Access to Sandbridge following Downed Tree and Power Line Due to downed tree and power line on Sandbridge Road, the Virginia Beach Police Department is facilitating an opening of the back gate of the Dam Neck Navy Installation so that access to and from Sandbridge... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2138/back-gate-of-dam-neck-navy-installation-to-pr City Manager Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:49:18 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2138/back-gate-of-dam-neck-navy-installation-to-pr Bayfront Advisory Committee to Meet July 17 The Bayfront Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, July 17, at the Resort and Conference Center, 2800 Shore Drive, from 12 noon to 5:30 p.m. The agenda for the meeting will include the following:Annual... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2137/bayfront-advisory-committee-to-meet-july-17 Planning Thu, 10 Jul 2014 06:34:26 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2137/bayfront-advisory-committee-to-meet-july-17 Virginia Beach’s Economic Development Website Recognized at the Foreign Direct Investment 2014 Awards The Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development’s website was recognized in the FDI Association’s second annual Foreign Direct Investment Awards at the World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment 2014,... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2135/virginia-beachs-economic-development-website Economic Development Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:49:39 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2135/virginia-beachs-economic-development-website Fall 2014 Bank On Virginia Beach Classes Scheduled Register now for a new series of Bank On Virginia Beach classes beginning in September, and learn the skills needed to achieve financial independence. These free classes are conveniently located throughout... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2136/fall-2014-bank-on-virginia-beach-classes-sche Human Services Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:58:46 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2136/fall-2014-bank-on-virginia-beach-classes-sche Mount Trashmore Park has your Golden Ticket! Join the Summer Movie Night Series featuring “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” -Virginia Beach, VA – Sweeten the start of your weekend at Mount Trashmore Park -310 Edwin Drive on Friday, July 18, 2014, for the third evening of Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation’s Summer MovieNight... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2134/mount-trashmore-park-has-your-golden-ticket-j Parks & Recreation Tue, 08 Jul 2014 06:57:30 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2134/mount-trashmore-park-has-your-golden-ticket-j 2040 Vision to Action Community Coalition to Meet July 11 The 2040 Vision to Action Community Coalition, a citizens group appointed by the City Council, will meet Friday, July 11 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Strategic Growth Area Office in Town Center, 4525Main... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2133/2040-vision-to-action-community-coalition-to Strategic Growth Area Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:17:34 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2133/2040-vision-to-action-community-coalition-to Virginia Beach Fared Well During Hurricane Arthur Virginia Beach suffered little damage from Hurricane Arthur, despite tropical storm winds and heavy rain. “Our wide beaches did what they were supposed to do – keeping the heavy surf away fromhomes... http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2132/virginia-beach-fared-well-during-hurricane-ar Media & Communications Fri, 04 Jul 2014 06:16:46 EST http://www.vbgov.com/news-release/2132/virginia-beach-fared-well-during-hurricane-ar