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 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:10:48 EST Virginia Beach CVB selects Bertka as new VP of Convention Sales and Marketing -Virginia Beach, Va., November 20, 2014 – The Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau -CVB has hired Todd Bertka, certified association sales executive, as the organization's next Vice President... Convention and Visitors Bureau Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:41:56 EST High-Rise Firefighting Training to Take Place Nov. 25 through Dec. 3 The Virginia Beach Fire Department will be training members on high-rise firefighting tactics at the Cavalier Hotel Oceanfront, 4201 Atlantic Ave., from Nov. 25 through Dec. 3, 2014. This live fire training... Fire Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:21:17 EST Arena Town Hall Meeting to Be Held Dec. 3 Concerned citizens can hear the latest updates on the proposed Oceanfront arena, and express their opinions to city leaders, at a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 3. The meeting will be 6:30 to 8 p... City Manager Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:54:17 EST ​Library Director Takes United Way Goal Straight to the Top (of Pungo-Blackwater Library) Virginia Beach Public Library Director Eva Poole will be at work on Friday, Nov. 21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but she won’t be in her warm office at the municipal center. Instead, she will brave the elements... Public Libraries Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:59 EST Commonwealth’s Attorney Addresses Heroin Overdose Problem in Virginia Beach Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, warns the public about the recent rise in heroin overdose deaths in Hampton Roads, specifically Virginia Beach. According to the... Commonwealth's Attorney Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:21:51 EST Commonwealth v. Kenneth Merchant; Sex Offender Sentenced to 26 Years for Abuse of Minor, Child Porn Collection Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that Kenneth Merchant, 67 years old, formerly of the 1000 block of Sir Timothy Drive in Virginia Beach, Virginia, wassentenced... Commonwealth's Attorney Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:42:56 EST Grommet Island Park to be closed November 24 -​Virginia Beach, VA – Grommet Island Park located on 2nd Street by the boardwalk will be closed Monday, November 24 for continued surface maintenance repairs. Weather permitting, the park will reopenthe... Parks & Recreation Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:09:21 EST StarChase LLC to Expand Headquarters and Create 35 New Jobs StarChase LLC, a company specializing in tagging and tracking for the law enforcement industry, will expand its Virginia Beach headquarters. The company, founded in 2012, is located at 515 Central Drive... Economic Development Tue, 18 Nov 2014 04:36:29 EST Topgolf International to Build a 65,000-SF Entertainment Center and Create 450 Jobs in Virginia Beach Golf entertainment leader Topgolf International, Inc. today officially unveiled Virginia Beach as its third location planned in Virginia. Topgolf® will begin construction on the 65,000-square-foot facility... Economic Development Tue, 18 Nov 2014 04:09:21 EST Cooking Oil Disposal Added to the Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center in Time for the Holidays Cooking oil is the latest addition to items now accepted at the Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center. The new addition comes just in time to accept the grease from all of those fried turkeys... Public Works Tue, 18 Nov 2014 03:19:22 EST Bayfront Advisory Committee to Meet Nov. 20 The Bayfront Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Resort and Conference Center, 2800 Shore Drive, from 2 to 5:30 p.m.   Subcommittee meetings will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and areopen... Planning Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:38:29 EST Commonwealth v. Teon Lamont Capel; 12 Years in Prison for Home Invasion Robbery Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced today that Teon Lamont Capel, age 27, formerly of the 1200 block of Lead Street in Norfolk, Virginia, was sentenced by... Commonwealth's Attorney Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:41:26 EST Don’t be a Turkey When Cooking this Holiday Season Improper disposal of fats, oils and grease left from holiday cooking is a common mistake. Virginia Beach Public Utilities urges at-home chefs to collect and dispose of these drain-clogging substances properly... Public Utilities Mon, 17 Nov 2014 07:57:22 EST 24 Graduate From Early Education Small Business Training Twenty-four early education leaders representing 11 small businesses graduated last week from the 2014 Early Education Small Business Training and Mentoring Program.   The program, which just concluded... Economic Development Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:09:59 EST Homelessness Awareness Events to be Held in Virginia Beach The Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission -HRC and Volunteers of America, in partnership with the Department of Housing and Neighborhood Preservation, the BEACH Community Partnerships, and the RotaryClub... Human Resources (City) Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:41:40 EST City of Virginia Beach Thanksgiving Holiday & Waste Collection Schedule VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — November 17, 2014 — Solid waste and recycling collection will not be provided Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27.   Residents who would normally receive city trash and recycling services on... Communications & Information Technology Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:06:10 EST Commonwealth v. Deron Anthony Snow; Robbery of Family, Shooting Draws 20 Years in Prison Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced today that Deron Anthony Snow, 30 years old, formerly of Norfolk, Virginia, pleaded guilty and was sentenced for charges... Commonwealth's Attorney Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:52:54 EST HRT to Host Public Meeting Nov. 20 on Light Rail Options Hampton Roads Transit will host a public meeting on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Academy, 5100 Cleveland St., to provide the latest information and receive public commentson... Strategic Growth Area Wed, 12 Nov 2014 08:23:31 EST Statement regarding Allegations against Mayor Sessoms Colin Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announces the following: “As the chief law enforcement officer for the city of Virginia Beach, it is my responsibility to review... Commonwealth's Attorney Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:42:29 EST Burton Station Road to Close for Sanitary Sewer and Water Improvements Starting Wednesday, Nov. 12, Burton Station Road will be closed while water and sewer lines are installed.  Completion of the Public Utilities project will take approximately six months. To safelyfacilitate... Public Utilities Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:29:30 EST ​Virginia Beach Clean Community Commission to Meet Nov. 13 in Kempsville and Begin Meeting at Landscape Management in 2015 The Virginia Beach Clean Community Commission -VBCCC willmeet on Thursday,   Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the KempsvilleRecreation Center, 800 Monmouth Lane to discuss youth grants, the purchase of... Public Works Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:03:43 EST 2040 Vision to Action Community Coalition to Meet Nov. 14 Th e 2040 Vision to Action Community Coalition, a citizensgroup appointed by the City Council, will meet Friday, Nov. 14 from 9 to 11a.m. at the Strategic Growth Area Office in Town Center, 4525... Strategic Growth Area Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:54:58 EST Assistance for Heating System Equipment Replacement Available through the Virginia Beach Emergency Home Repair Program Don’t get left in the cold! The Department of Housing and Neighborhood Preservation may be able to provide heat to eligible Virginia Beach homeowners during the winter season through its Emergency Home... Housing & Neighborhood Preservation Fri, 07 Nov 2014 06:58:49 EST Playgrounds at City View Park to close for renovation -Virginia Beach, VA – The playgrounds at City View Park located at 2073 Kempsville Road, will be undergoing renovations for improvement beginning Monday, November 10, 2014. Weather permitting, the larger... Parks & Recreation Fri, 07 Nov 2014 05:12:15 EST VB Public Works Announces Temporary Traffic Stoppages For Sunday November 9 Virginia Beach Public Works has announced temporary lane closures and traffic stoppages at the intersection of Princess Anne Road and Kempsville Road on Sunday, November 9, 2014.Beginning at 7:00 a... Public Works Fri, 07 Nov 2014 04:26:47 EST ​Overnight Shelter Available for Homeless Adults during Winter Overnight shelter for adults experiencing homelessness is available through the city’s Winter Shelter Program. The program provides homeless individuals with a place to sleep each night between the hours... Housing & Neighborhood Preservation Fri, 07 Nov 2014 04:41:03 EST Registration Begins Saturday, November 15 for the 2015 Winter Wildlife Festival This is your chance to witness winter wildlife all around Virginia Beach; whether it’s following fascinating bird activity, exploring the natural areas of our community or the musings of harbor seals near... Parks & Recreation Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:31:23 EST Virginia Beach to Hold Emergency Evacuation Exercise Friday, Nov. 7 On Friday, Nov. 7, the Virginia Beach Fire Department, Division of Emergency Management and Virginia Beach City Public Schools will conduct an emergency evacuation exercise for Windsor Woods Elementary... Fire Thu, 06 Nov 2014 05:36:11 EST Commonwealth v. DeQuann Jordan Moore; 20-Year Sentence for Bank Robbery by Felon Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that DeQuann Jordan Moore, 22 years old, formerly of the 1500 block of Hilton Street in Norfolk, Virginia, was sentenced... Commonwealth's Attorney Wed, 05 Nov 2014 09:48:22 EST City to Hold Health Insurance Marketplace Education and Enrollment Seminars VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – November 5, 2014 – The city of Virginia Beach will conduct ten seminars, from November 19 through February 14, 2015, to educate citizens about the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance... Public Health Wed, 05 Nov 2014 09:52:28 EST