City of Virginia Beach - News The dynamic news feed for the City of Virginia Beach. City of Virginia Beach 2014 (VBgov Web Team) (VBgov Web Team) news VBgov Web Team en Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:54:36 EST Visiting the Virginia Beach Oceanfront? Here’s Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Your Stay So you’re visiting the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Welcome! You’ll love it here – the food, the waves, the shopping, the parks, the aquarium, the museums. But you have questions. Where are the parking lots?... Communications & Information Technology;#10;#Convention and Visitors Bureau Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:40:20 EST Commonwealth v. Mark David Coleman; Defendant Commits Robbery, Burglary, while on Bond for other Crimes; Gets 18 Years in Prison Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced today that Mark David Coleman, 19 years old, who previously resided in the 1200 block of Mondrian Loop in Virginia Beach,... Commonwealth's Attorney Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:55:20 EST Milling and Paving Projects to Begin This Weekend in Virginia Beach Virginia Beach Public Works will begin two night road milling and paving projects this weekend.Beginning Sunday evening, crews will begin night paving work on Indian River Road that will include both... Public Works Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:23:24 EST Acura/ELS Presents The Ben Folds Orchestra Experience April 30 On April 30 at 7:30 p.m., Ben Folds will take the Sandler Center stage with 63 professional musicians, eight chorus members and Adam Turner, the resident conductor for the Virginia Opera. “Orchestras do... Cultural Affairs Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:10:14 EST Grommet Island Park to be closed April 23 - 25 Grommet Island Park located on 2nd Street by the boardwalk will be closed beginning Wednesday, April 23 through Friday, April 25 for general maintenance and sand removal. The park will reopen Saturdaymorning,... Parks & Recreation Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:26:43 EST “Celebrating Children 2014” Event May 10 at Mount Trashmore “Families for A Lifetime” and the Virginia Beach Department of Human Services’ Pendleton Child Services Center invite you to participate in Celebrating Children 2014 , a free, family-focused event full... Human Services Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:35:43 EST Town Hall Meeting to Prevent Underage Drinking May 17 at Sandler Center The Youth and Community Action Team and the Virginia Beach Department of Human Services invite you to attend Voices for Change Town Hall Meeting to Prevent Underage Drinking . The event will be held Saturday,... Human Services Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:32:31 EST Try Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation’s newest group fitness class for free! Getting fit and staying healthy is more fun than ever with Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation’s group fitness classes . The newest class added to the lineup is LesMills™ CXWORX™, a 30-minute core workout... Parks & Recreation Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:50:53 EST Youth invited to the Virginia Squires’ Basketballology Clinic A free basketball clinic for youth in grades 4-12 will be a part of the upcoming Virginia Squires basketball team reunion. The free Basketballology Clinic will be held 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., ThursdayMay... Parks & Recreation Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:49:14 EST Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation Honors the Military in May Celebrate May as National Military Appreciation Month with Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation!  Individuals with a military ID, including active duty personnel, retirees and dependents, will enjoy special... Parks & Recreation Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:35:18 EST Virginia Beach Makes National List for Energy-Efficient Buildings The Virginia Beach metropolitan area is ranked No. 4 in the nation among mid-sized cities for ENERGY STAR certified buildings, according to a new list from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  The... Public Works Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:58:25 EST Virginia Beach Named to List of Best Cities for Raising a Family Virginia Beach is one of the best cities in America for raising a family, according to a new national ranking that looks at cost of living, schools, crime and household income.   Virginia Beach isranked... Media & Communications Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:05:17 EST Teens to explore culture and social issues through Hip Hop 2014: And the Youth Will Lead Us Teens ages 13-17 will explore hip hop culture and social issues when they participate in Hip Hop 2014: And the Youth Will Lead Us. This program held 6 pm to 8 pm, Monday and Thursday, June 23 - August14,... Parks & Recreation Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:31:49 EST Virginia Beach Historic Houses and Public Libraries Celebrate Jane Austen with a Regency Weekend -Virginia Beach, VA - In observation of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s novel “Mansfield Park,” the Virginia Beach Historic Houses and Virginia Beach Public Libraries will host... Museums & Historic Resources Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:21:17 EST Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum Closed for Spring Break The Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum will be closed through Sunday, April 20. The museum is located inside the Renaissance Academy, which will be closed for spring... Museums & Historic Resources Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:15:11 EST JES Plans Major Expansion and Product Diversification in Virginia Beach JES, a leading engineering solutions company that specializes in the design and installation of foundation support systems, has announced plans to relocate its Virginia Beach headquarters and expand its... Economic Development Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:21:21 EST Liberty Tax Service Expands Corporate Headquarters in Virginia Beach Liberty Tax Service, the third-largest tax preparer in the United States, will expand its current international headquarters in Virginia Beach. The company, located at 1716 Corporate Landing Parkway, currently... Economic Development Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:20:50 EST Air Station Storage to Expand and Build a 71,400-Square-Foot Storage Facility in Virginia Beach Air Station Storage will expand and build its second storage facility at 1889 Virginia Beach Blvd., near Naval Air Station Oceana, with access to Interstate 264 and Laskin Road.The new 71,400-square-foot... Economic Development Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:23:12 EST CORRECTION Regarding Planning Commission Workshop Meeting Pertaining to the Transition Area An earlier version of this release had incorrect information pertaining to the purpose of this meeting and the availability of documents from the Planning Department. With apology, we request that yousubstitute... Planning Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:13:43 EST Bayfront Advisory Committee to Meet April 17 The Bayfront Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, April 17 at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center, 2800 Shore Drive, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The agenda for the meeting will... Planning Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:28:32 EST Virginia Beach Historic Houses Program Offers Rare Glimpse into Appalachia -Virginia Beach, VA- Textile scholar and Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Fellow Kathleen Curtis Wilson will present her groundbreaking work “An Enslaved Woman and her Dressmaker Daughter, Bath County,... Museums & Historic Resources Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:03:49 EST Stray Cat Found in Scarborough Square Tests Positive for Rabies The Virginia Beach Health Department received confirmation on April 10 that a cat tested positive for rabies. The cat was found as a stray following children waiting for the school bus in the 1200 block... Public Health Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:23:35 EST Community service project to enhance Red Wing Park Portions of Red Wing Park , located at 1398 General Booth Blvd, will be closed to the public on from 8 am – 3 pm on Friday, April 25 and 8 am – 1 pm on Saturday, April 26, 2014, to accommodate landscaping... Parks & Recreation Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:31:14 EST Four Outstanding VB9-1-1 Telecommunicators to be Honored During Public Safety Telecommunications Week Four VB9-1-1 telecommunicators will be honored for outstanding public service in 2013 as part of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, April 13 to 19.  In 2013, Virginia Beach’s public safety... Emergency Communications & Citizen Services Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:46:17 EST Paws up for the K-9 Karnival at Mount Trashmore Park Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation invites canine lovers and their furry friends to Mount Trashmore Park for a day dedicated solely to dogs. K-9 Karnival is an opportunity for all dogs to come paw-to-paw... Parks & Recreation Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:29:07 EST Virginia Aquarium Celebrates Sustainable Seafood with Events Since its inception in 2008, the Virginia Aquarium Sensible Seafood Program’s mission has always been to “promote seafood choices that make sense for a healthy marine environment.” Six years later, with... Museums & Historic Resources Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:17:15 EST Commonwealth v. William David Cannon; Jury Finds Defendant Guilty in Home Invasion, Sexual Assault; Fixes Punishment at 58 Years Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced today that William David Cannon, 28 years old, formerly of the 7700 block of Harrison Road in Norfolk, Virginia, was found... Commonwealth's Attorney Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:31:30 EST First Police and Fire Station Placed on Beach Historical Register The first police and fire station building constructed for the town of Virginia Beach has been recognized for its historic status by placement on the Virginia Beach Historical Register. The building at... Museums & Historic Resources Thu, 10 Apr 2014 06:54:45 EST Teen Art Contest Call for Proposals - Deadline Friday, May 16 Virginia Beach Public Library is accepting proposals from local teens to create a permanent art fixture for the newly renovated teen space at the Oceanfront Area Library. Teens in grades 6 to 12 are invited... Libraries Thu, 10 Apr 2014 06:08:14 EST Friends Group Grants $122,000 for Beach Libraries; Elects Executive Board The Friends of Virginia Beach Public Library approved $122,000 in library grants for its new fiscal year, April 2014 to March 2015. The grants include more than $31,000 for VBPL’s Summer Reading Challenge... 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