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 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:12:57 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, 14 Apr 2014 05:46:31 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 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 04:56:08 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... Libraries Thu, 10 Apr 2014 06:17:50 EST Commonwealth v. James Jerome Brooks; Judge Imposes 35-Year Sentence for Murder by Multi-time Convicted Drug Dealer Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that James Jerome Brooks, 34 years old, formerly of the 700 block of 16 th Street in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was formally... Commonwealth's Attorney Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:36:22 EST For Fifth Straight Year, Virginia Beach Earns AAA Bond Ratings For the fifth straight year, Wall Street has re-affirmed Virginia Beach’s standing as the best-managed city in Hampton Roads.   All three major ratings agencies have awarded Virginia Beach the highestpossible... Finance Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:22:53 EST Dig into Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden April 13 at the Francis Land House Celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s 271 st birthday and gear up for Virginia’s Historic Garden Week   with the Virginia Beach Historic Houses on Sunday, April 13, at 3 p.m. at the Francis Land House.   PeterHatch,... Museums & Historic Resources Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:54:44 EST Councilmember Moss to Host Town Hall Meeting on Budget April 23 City Councilmember John D. Moss will hold a town hall meeting April 23 for Virginia Beach residents to discuss the proposed city budget. The meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Meyera E. Oberndorf... Media & Communications Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:07:52 EST Teens needed for a “Dumpster Dive” to celebrate Earth Day -Virginia Beach, VA - Looking for a few good teens to have fun & get dirty! Teens -grades 7 - 12 are invited to assess the recycling efforts at Mount Trashmore Park at the Earth Day Celebration onSaturday,... Parks & Recreation Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:58:00 EST Teen performers needed for the 2014 Wil.Fa Talent Search! Do you have a voice that needs to be heard? Are you a dancer with a gift to share? A rapper with a unique message? Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation is looking for middle and high school performing artists,... Parks & Recreation Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:56:57 EST Virginia Beach Budget Hearings Set for April 22 and May 1 The Virginia Beach City Council will hold two public hearings on the proposed city budget for fiscal year 2014-15. They will be held:  ·          April 22 – 6 p.m. in the City Council chamber at City... Budget & Management Services Tue, 08 Apr 2014 06:05:08 EST Councilmember Ross-Hammond to Host Town Hall Meeting April 21 City Councilmember Dr. Amelia Ross-Hammond will host a town hall meeting Monday, April 21, to discuss the proposed city budget and other issues concerning her Kempsville District. The meeting will begin... 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