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 Fri, 06 May 2016 05:16:02 EST Commonwealth v. Aaron Tornell Carter; Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Sexually Assaulting Minors Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’sAttorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced today that Aaron TornellCarter, 26 years old, was sentenced today by Circuit Court Judge A. BonwillShockley... Commonwealth's Attorney Wed, 04 May 2016 10:45:11 EST Donate New and Used Bike Helmets for Children at Virginia Beach Recreation Centers through May Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is asking residents to consider donating new and used bicycle helmets this May. During the upcoming Bike Rodeo on Saturday, May 28, we want all riders to stay safe... Parks & Recreation Tue, 03 May 2016 07:21:02 EST Commonwealth v. Damien Michael Dukes; Man Found Guilty of Killing Mother with Dumbbell Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’sAttorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced today that Damien MichaelDukes, 28 years old, formerly of the 4200 block of Old Lyne Road in VirginiaBeach,... Commonwealth's Attorney Tue, 03 May 2016 04:51:19 EST Library Seeks Input on Community Conversation Topics Using the City of Virginia Beach’s web-based citizenengagement tool, Virtual Town Hall, Virginia Beach Public Library launched asurvey today to ask Beach residents what topics they’d like to discuss... Public Libraries Mon, 02 May 2016 06:35:03 EST ​What Vintage Sports Memorabilia is Hiding in Your Attic? Do you have a tin of old baseball cards gathering dust inyour attic? Grab them and head to Virginia Beach’s Meyera E. Oberndorf CentralLibrary, Saturday, May 28, 2 to 4 p.m., and find out whatthey... Public Libraries Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:31:19 EST Virginia Beach Convention Center Prepares for a Busy May As the temperature steadily increases, so too does the traffic through the doors of the Virginia Beach Convention Center -VBCC this spring. With a mix of events for both business and pleasure, check out... Convention and Visitors Bureau Thu, 28 Apr 2016 04:57:45 EST Library to Upgrade Computer System; Online Access and Some Resources Limited May 2 to 5 In order to continue providing the best possible service to customers, in person and online, Virginia Beach Public Library -VBPL is upgrading the computer system that manages key services from May 2 to... Public Libraries Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:49:35 EST Commonwealth v. James Curtis Williams Jr.; Attempted Rape at Laundromat Draws Maximum Sentence Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’sAttorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced today that James CurtisWilliams Jr., 44 years old, was sentenced today by Circuit Court Judge Glenn C.Croshaw... Commonwealth's Attorney Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:42:48 EST ​Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Wants Your Opinion: Help Shape the Future of the City’s Recreational Youth Sports Program - Virginia Beach, VA – Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation launched a citizen survey asking for feedback and thoughts on the City’s recreational youth sports program. Residents can take the survey at... Parks & Recreation Wed, 27 Apr 2016 04:49:49 EST May “REVIVE!” Training Course Announced: Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education A free training course for families and friends of Virginia Beach residents at risk for an opioid overdose, or individuals interested in becoming lay rescuers, is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17.Sponsored... Human Services Tue, 26 Apr 2016 06:47:38 EST 5K Race at the Resort May 15 Will Support Mental Health Services and Awareness The Virginia Beach Mental Health Coalition was established in 2015 to combine efforts, maximize educational opportunities and expand efforts across the city to promote mental health. This year, the coalition... Human Services Thu, 21 Apr 2016 06:28:42 EST ​Pets, Bike Riders and Families: Check Out Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Spring Events VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – From Bike Rodeos to canine extravaganzas, Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation invites families to get outdoors and in the Rec Center pools for May events. Visit Parks & Recreation Thu, 21 Apr 2016 05:20:41 EST Grommet Island Park will close April 23 for maintenance; Bayville Farms Park parking lots will undergo renovation -Virginia Beach, VA – Grommet Island Park will be closed Saturday, April 23 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for maintenance and repair. Maintenance will include sand and litter removal. In addition, the parking... Parks & Recreation Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:50:47 EST Commonwealth v. Wendell Bernard Williams; Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Sexually Assaulting a Minor Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’sAttorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced today that Wendell BernardWilliams, 48 years old, formerly of the 800 block of W. 36 th Streetin Norfolk, Virginia,... Commonwealth's Attorney Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:23:03 EST Roadway Improvements for Independence Boulevard to Begin This Sunday, April 17 Public Works has announced a roadway improvement project for a section of Independence Boulevard will begin this Sunday, April 17, 2016.The project will include milling, paving and pavement marking... Public Works Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:28:38 EST ​Commonwealth v. Blair Joshua Carr; Man Found Guilty of Killing Mother C olin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’sAttorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced today that Blair Joshua Carr,25 years old, formerly of the 900 block of Sedley Road in Virginia Beach,Virginia,... Commonwealth's Attorney Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:54:20 EST Hidden Treasures of Korea Headed to Oceanfront Library Virginia Beach Public Library’s Oceanfront branch is hosting the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project’s “Hidden Treasures of Korea” on Saturday, April 30, 1 to 3 p.m. The program includes film screenings,... Public Libraries Thu, 14 Apr 2016 06:12:14 EST ​Commonwealth v. John Willie Parker Jr.; 13 Years to Serve for Shooting at Party Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’sAttorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced today that John WillieParker Jr., 25 years old, formerly of the 5300 block of Leicester Court inVirginia Beach,... Commonwealth's Attorney Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:31:05 EST ​STIHL Inc. partners with Parks & Recreation to enhance Lake Lawson/Lake Smith Natural Area as community service project VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – STIHL Inc. employees will be volunteering their time to remove hazardous trees and improve the landscaping at Lake Lawson/Lake Smith Natural Area, a 42-acre preserve located in the... Parks & Recreation Fri, 08 Apr 2016 05:36:05 EST Housing and Neighborhood Preservation Accepting Comments on Proposed Allocation of Federal Affordable Housing Grants The Department of Housing and Neighborhood Preservation is currently accepting public comments on its proposed Annual Action Plan for the 2016 fiscal year -July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. The planoutlines... Housing & Neighborhood Preservation Thu, 07 Apr 2016 10:15:35 EST ​Little Island Park fishing pier will close April 18-30 for maintenance The Little Island Park fishing pier will close on Monday, April 18 through Saturday, April 30 for seasonal maintenance which occurs annually. Maintenance will include replacing pier boards, pressure washing,... Parks & Recreation Tue, 12 Apr 2016 12:03:20 EST Temporary Road Closure of Arctic Avenue extended to May 1 Public Utilities is extending the closure of Arctic Avenue at the 20th Street intersection to complete the installation of a gravity sewer main. Weather permitting, it will reopen on May 1.Advanced... Public Utilities Wed, 06 Apr 2016 07:53:46 EST Indian Creek Rd. Re-Opens Ahead of Schedule Work has been completed ahead of time on the project below.  The road has been re-opened today, and the detour signs removed.Beginning Monday, January 25, 2016, Indian Creek Road between Crags Causeway... Public Works Mon, 04 Apr 2016 11:48:17 EST Celtic Thunder Coming to the Sandler Center Sept. 11 International megastars Celtic Thunder bring Legacy , a brand new show that celebrates the influence of Irish and Celtic music around the world, to the Sandler Center on Sept. 11 at 7 p.m.  Legacyis... Cultural Affairs Fri, 01 Apr 2016 09:24:00 EST Councilmember Moss to Host Budget Town Hall Meeting April 11 City Councilmember John Moss will host a town hall meeting Monday, April 11, to discuss the proposed city budget for 2016-17 and other topics of residents’ interest. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.mat... City Clerk Fri, 01 Apr 2016 05:12:36 EST Spring Crime Prevention Chronicle Spring Crime Prevention Chronicle Police Fri, 01 Apr 2016 06:01:19 EST Commonwealth v. Michael Allen Casey; Judge Imposes Jury's Recommended 8-Year Sentence for Senseless Shooting Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’sAttorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced today that Michael AllenCasey, 24 years old, formerly of the 5100 block of Bellamy Manor Drive inVirginia Beach,... Commonwealth's Attorney Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:28:51 EST Four Councilmembers to Host Budget Town Hall Meeting April 13 City Councilmembers Ben Davenport, Bob Dyer, Shannon Kane and Dr. Amelia Ross-Hammond will host a town hall meeting Wednesday, April 13, to discuss the proposed city budget for 2016-17. The meeting will... City Clerk Wed, 30 Mar 2016 10:51:23 EST Virginia Beach Convention Center Prepares to Welcome Thousands through its Doors this April Spring has settled in here in Virginia Beach, and the Virginia Beach Convention Center -VBCC is set for another successful month of welcoming visitors to the state-of-the-art facility. Whether you need... Convention and Visitors Bureau Wed, 30 Mar 2016 09:45:50 EST “Ynot Wednesdays?” Concerts Begin June 1 The eighth annual summer nights “Ynot Wednesdays?” Concert Series will take place 5 to 9 p.m. on the Sandler Center Outdoor Plaza from June 1 through Aug. 31.Over the 14-week series, people will enjoy... Cultural Affairs Wed, 30 Mar 2016 04:56:56 EST