City of Virginia Beach - News The dynamic news feed for the City of Virginia Beach. City of Virginia Beach 2016 (VBgov Web Team) (VBgov Web Team) news VBgov Web Team en Mon, 08 Feb 2016 22:31:40 EST Assistance for Heating System Equipment Replacement Available Through Virginia Beach Emergency Home Repair Program The Department of Housing and Neighborhood Preservation provides heating equipment to eligible Virginia Beach homeowners during the winter season through its Emergency Home Repair Program.The Emergency... Housing & Neighborhood Preservation Mon, 08 Feb 2016 04:32:28 EST Mayor Sessoms’ Annual State of the City Address to be Live Streamed on VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — February 8, 2016 — As part of the State of the City Series, sponsored by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Virginia Beach Mayor William D. Sessoms Jr., will deliver his annual... Communications Office Mon, 08 Feb 2016 04:00:02 EST EMS Chief Bruce Edwards to Retire March 1 He started as a volunteer with the Ocean Parks Rescue Squad in 1967, and went on to build the most innovative and agile Emergency Medical Services -EMS in the country. Now, after 49 years with the agency,... City Manager Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:18:01 EST Get Free Tax-Prep Help on Feb. 11, 12, 25 and 26 The Virginia Beach Human Services Department is promoting free tax preparation as a part of its financial empowerment outreach, and will host several in-person help sessions for qualified residents and... Human Services Fri, 05 Feb 2016 07:06:59 EST Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Wants You to Feel the Love VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation loves bringing our citizens, participants, and recreation center members programs that celebrate family traditions and healthy lifestyles... Parks & Recreation Wed, 03 Feb 2016 06:04:32 EST Tourism Excellence in Business and Leadership Series to Host Panel Discussion with National Meeting and Convention Experts Feb. 18 Virginia Beach, VA— The Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the first industry event of the 2016 Tourism Excellence in Business & Leadership Seasonal Series, “Meetings,... Convention and Visitors Bureau Mon, 01 Feb 2016 10:15:41 EST Registration and Absentee Voting Information for the March 1 Primaries For the Democratic and Republican Party Presidential Primaries:The Constitution of Virginia requires that voters be registered to vote in the precinct in which they live in order to be qualified to... Voter Registrar Thu, 04 Feb 2016 09:48:45 EST Water Line Repair Work Taking Place on Virginia Beach Boulevard Between Witchduck Road and Aragona Boulevard Virginia Beach Public Utilities is working on a 16-inch water line repair on Virginia Beach Boulevard between Witchduck Road and Aragona Boulevard. The two left eastbound through lanes will be closed... Public Utilities Sun, 31 Jan 2016 09:17:05 EST Repairs to Affect Indian River Road near Howell Street Jan. 30 At 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, Virginia Beach Public Utilities will make repairs to a water line on Indian River Road near the intersection of Howell Street. During this time, northbound traffic on Indian... Public Utilities Fri, 29 Jan 2016 04:54:59 EST Temporary Road Closure of Mediterranean Avenue extended to Feb. 5 Public Utilities is extending the closure of Mediterranean Avenue at the intersection of 20th Street to complete the installation of a gravity sewer main. Weather permitting, it will reopen on Feb. 5.Advanced... Public Utilities Fri, 29 Jan 2016 04:24:26 EST Free Library Classes, Resources Help Residents “Live Simply” Managing finances, organizing paperwork, eating healthily on a budget – all are steps toward living a simpler, less stressful life. And all are among topics covered in more than 60 free classes offered... Public Libraries Fri, 29 Jan 2016 03:39:36 EST Road Improvements Project on Lynnhaven Parkway to Begin on Sunday the 31st Virginia Beach Public Works has announced a road improvement project on Lynnhaven Parkway will begin Sunday evening, January 31, 2016.   The work will include milling, paving and pavement marking workbeginning... Public Works Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:09:09 EST Temporary Road Closure of Level Green Boulevard Jan. 30 On Saturday, Jan. 30, Level Green Boulevard will be closed to all through traffic between Indian River Road and Commonwealth Place. This closure is necessary to repair a sanitary sewer lateral. Advanced... Public Utilities Thu, 28 Jan 2016 04:21:28 EST Dave Hansen Named Virginia Beach City Manager The Virginia Beach City Council today named Dave Hansen as the new Virginia Beach city manager.Hansen, a 10-year veteran of Virginia Beach city government, will start the new job immediately. Before... Communications Office Tue, 26 Jan 2016 12:05:03 EST Improvements and Repairs Underway at Great Neck Metro Park VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation has begun repairs and other improvements at Great Neck Metro Park which include: repairs to damaged sidewalks, removal of older, small shelters,... Parks & Recreation Tue, 26 Jan 2016 06:50:11 EST Section of Lynnhaven Parkway to Close Next Week for Repairs Virginia Beach Public Works has announced the closure of Lynnhaven Parkway between Albright Drive and Dalrymple Street beginning on Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016, at 9 a.m.  This closure will remain in effect into... Public Works Tue, 26 Jan 2016 02:49:59 EST Commonwealth v. Waytayha Michael Scott; Convicted Felon Sentenced to 27 Years for Rape of Woman Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’sAttorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that Waytayha Michael Scott,34 years old, formerly of the 4200 block of Buttonwood Court in Virginia Beach,Virginia,... Commonwealth's Attorney Mon, 25 Jan 2016 08:51:50 EST Virginia Beach Point-in-Time Count and Project Homeless Connect to be Held Jan. 27-28 The City of Virginia Beach and the BEACH Community Partnership will conduct the Point-in-Time Count of people who are experiencing homelessness on Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. During the... Housing & Neighborhood Preservation Mon, 25 Jan 2016 07:13:41 EST Virginia Beach Public Works Storm UPDATE Virginia Beach Public Works has increased the number of trucks to treat the city’s bridges, overpasses and “black ice” on the primary roads this evening from 8 to 16 trucks.   They will run throughoutthe... Public Works Sat, 23 Jan 2016 17:20:53 EST Update: Latest on Virginia Beach Closings and Cancellations City of Virginia Beach services continue to run as normal. Should conditions warrant changes, we will immediately update our Facebook and Twitter feeds, post information on NewsYouth... Communications Office Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:37:38 EST Tonight’s Performance of “Into The Woods” Postponed at the Sandler Center Due to inclement weather, tonight’s performance of “Into the Woods” at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts has been postponed. The show is rescheduled for Sunday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m. All current... Cultural Affairs Fri, 22 Jan 2016 10:37:19 EST Temporary Road Closure of Mediterranean Avenue Jan. 25 to 29 Beginning Monday, Jan. 25, Mediterranean Avenue will be closed at the 20th Street intersection to safely facilitate utility work. Gaston Brothers Utilities, LLC, under contract with the Department of Public... Public Utilities Fri, 22 Jan 2016 07:26:26 EST Three Little Birds Performance Postponed at the Sandler Center -VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – The Jan. 25 performances of "Three Little Birds" at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts have been postponed due to inclement weather in the tour's route. The show... Cultural Affairs Fri, 22 Jan 2016 07:29:09 EST Latest on Virginia Beach Closings and Cancellations As of this writing -10:30 a.m., most City of Virginia Beach services are running as normal. The one exception: Because Virginia Beach City Public Schools is closing three hours early today; all Parks and... Communications Office Fri, 22 Jan 2016 05:57:49 EST Library Hosts “Cool Nights, Hot Jazz,” Wine-Tasting Virginia Beach Public Library is hosting an after-hours evening of live jazz and open mic poetry, with a wine-tasting by Mermaid Winery, on Friday, Feb. 12, at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library,4100... Public Libraries Fri, 22 Jan 2016 04:09:07 EST Indian Creek Road in VA Beach Scheduled for Temporary Road Closure on Monday Beginning Monday, January 25, 2016, Indian Creek Road between Craigs Causeway and Baum Road in Virginia Beach will be temporarily closed so that crews can replace drainage culverts, along with utilityrelocation... Public Works Fri, 22 Jan 2016 03:52:48 EST Saturday Wings Over America Concert Postponed One Week Due to inclement weather in the performer’s route, Wings Over America College Concert Series at the Sandler Center, scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m., has been postponed. The show will be rescheduled for... Cultural Affairs Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:20:38 EST Winter Wildlife Festival 2016 - It’s A Hoot! VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is committed to preserving and protecting our environment for all to enjoy – and this includes our fascinating wildlife friends. The annual... Parks & Recreation Thu, 21 Jan 2016 03:36:26 EST Five Properties Added to Beach Historical Register in 2015 Five properties were added to the Virginia Beach Historical Register in 2015, including antebellum church in Kempsville and four homes near the Oceanfront. The latest additions are:Emmanuel Episcopal... Planning Wed, 20 Jan 2016 06:58:24 EST Prevent Frozen Pipes from Bursting Your Budget Now that winter is in full swing, Virginia Beach Public Utilities urges homeowners to prepare their water pipes for freezing temperatures. Following these simple tips could prevent costly repairs and messy... Public Utilities Tue, 19 Jan 2016 10:43:08 EST