City of Virginia Beach - News The dynamic news feed for the City of Virginia Beach. City of Virginia Beach 2015 (VBgov Web Team) (VBgov Web Team) news VBgov Web Team en Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:59:53 EST ​Virginia Beach Moves to Digital Scanner Voting Machines Beginning with the June 9, 2015 Republican Party primary election for the Virginia Senate in the 8th and 14th districts, Virginia Beach will use new digital scanner voting machines. The new system uses... Voter Registrar Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:07:12 EST Commonwealth v. Carl Lorenso Vines; Jury Recommends 38-Year Sentence Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that Carl Lorenso Vines, 25 years old, who previously resided in the 2100 block of Parker Avenue in Portsmouth, Virginia,... Commonwealth's Attorney Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:01:48 EST Virginia Beach Starts 1 Million Cups Virginia Beach has just been accepted into 1 Million Cups -1MC, a program developed by Kauffman Labs to engage entrepreneurs in communities around the world. Each week, the 1MC program offers two local... Economic Development Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:55:44 EST Commonwealth v. Neil William Lyness; Mother and Daughter Killed by Impaired Driver; Judge Imposes 20 Years, 6 Months Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that Neil William Lyness, 31 years old, who previously resided in the 2300 block of Benefit Road in Chesapeake, Virginia,... Commonwealth's Attorney Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:55:33 EST Virginia Beach Mental Health Coalition Promotes “Celebrate Your Mental Wealth” May is National Mental Health Awareness Month and Mayor William D. Sessoms, Jr. is calling upon citizens, government agencies, public and private organizations and schools in Virginia Beach to recommit... Human Services Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:42:43 EST Road Improvements for Centerville Turnpike to Begin Sunday, April 26 Road improvements will begin on Centerville Turnpike beginning Sunday, April 26, 2015 from Regent University to the Chesapeake city line.Crews will be doing milling, paving and pavement marking works... Public Works Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:55:05 EST Virginia Beach Public Works Re-Opens Elbow Rd. to All Traffic Virginia Beach Public Works has announced that repairs have been completed on the Elbow Road Bridge, and that Elbow Road has been re-opened to all traffic.Public Works closed the Elbow Road Bridgeon... Public Works Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:05:11 EST GSS Gear to Relocate Corporate Headquarters and Showroom in Virginia Beach Global Supply Solutions, LLC -GSS Gear will relocate its corporate headquarters and retail operations to 2037 Laskin Road in Virginia Beach. The company is a preferred supplier of tactical and outdoorgear... Economic Development Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:34:08 EST Councilmember Henley to Hold Monthly Town Hall Meeting April 23 Councilmember Barbara Henley will host her monthly town hall meeting on Thursday, April 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Building 19, Room A, at the Municipal Center.  Henley, who represents the PrincessAnne... City Clerk Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:51:13 EST Green Ribbon Committee Subcommittees to Meet April 23 The Green Ribbon Committee’s Policy and Education Subcommittee and Outreach Subcommittee will both meet Thursday, April 23, 2:30 to 4 p.m., at the Strategic Growth Area Office, 4525 Main St., Suite 710,... Planning Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:21:25 EST Tickets for an Evening with Lyle Lovett & His Large Band on Sale Now Four-time Grammy winner, singer, composer and actor Lyle Lovett & His Large Band return to Virginia Beach on Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses... Cultural Affairs Fri, 17 Apr 2015 06:16:26 EST Spring Seal Guest and Sightings -VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team rescued a “snow seal” last Friday from the shores of Corova, N.C. Like humans who winter over in warmer climates and in spring return... Museums & Historic Resources Fri, 17 Apr 2015 04:22:18 EST Virginia Beach Wins State Award for Excellence in Recycling The Virginia Recycling Association -VRA will recognize the City of Virginia Beach with the state’s 2015 Outstanding Municipal Program Award for dedication to the industry and program excellence. The VRA... Public Works Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:08:19 EST Mayor’s Energy Advisory Committee to Meet April 22 The Mayor’s Energy Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, April 22, at the Department of Economic Development board room, 4525 Main St., Suite 700, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. The meeting is open to the public... Planning Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:03:22 EST Virginia Beach Bond Refinancing Saves Taxpayers $8.7 Million The City of Virginia Beach saved taxpayers $8.7 million last week by refinancing some of its bonds – loans that finance major city construction projects like school renovations and road widenings. Thecity’s... Finance Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:10:11 EST 10 Things to Do at Your Library (That You Probably Didn’t Know You Could Do) You probably know you can borrow books for free with a library card from Virginia Beach Public Library. But there’s a lot more available! In honor of National Library Week, April 12 to 18, here are 10things... Public Libraries Mon, 13 Apr 2015 07:10:30 EST Got a City Budget Question? Ask the Experts Online The proposed city budget is large and complex. Understanding everything isn’t easy. Maybe you’ve got a question. Starting today, city budget leaders will take questions online. Questions and answers... Budget & Management Services Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:10:58 EST City Launches Its Newest Text–to-911 Service “Call if you can, text if you can’t,” that’s the message that Virginia Beach 9-1-1 Telecommunicators want the public to know. Emergency Communications and Citizens Services will launch its newest technological... Emergency Communications & Citizen Services Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:44:44 EST Meet “The Wild Truth” Author Carine McCandless April 26 at the Central Library Virginia Beach resident and author Carine McCandless, sister of Chris McCandless, whose story was made famous in the popular book and movie “Into the Wild,” will be at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library,... Public Libraries Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:24:44 EST Community service project to enhance Marshview Park -Virginia Beach, VA – As part of the Professional Landcare Network -PLANET Day of Service , employees from STIHL Inc . are dedicating their time and skills to improve the landscape at Marshview Park ,located... Parks & Recreation Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:55:58 EST Green Ribbon Committee Incentives Subcommittee to Meet April 16 The Incentives Subcommittee of the Green Ribbon Committee will meet Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Brock Environmental Center, 3663 Marlin Bay Drive, Virginia Beach, from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.   The meeting... Planning Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:29:40 EST Bayfront Advisory Commission to Meet April 16 The Bayfront Advisory Commission will meet Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center, 2800 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.  The agenda for... Planning Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:20:06 EST Virginia Beach to Temporarily Close Road on Sunday April 12, 2015 for Utility Work Virginia Beach Public Works has announced a temporary closure of Albright Drive between Lynnhaven Parkway and Ashton Drive -north of Lynnhaven beginning at 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 12, 2015, until 3 p.m... Public Works Wed, 08 Apr 2015 10:12:51 EST Commonwealth v. Tricia Kight; On “Beer Run” While 5 Times the Legal Limit, Driver Causes Crash; Over 1 Year to Serve Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that Tricia Kight, 41 years old, of the 2200 block of Westsail Lane in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was sentenced today by... Commonwealth's Attorney Wed, 08 Apr 2015 09:20:49 EST Celebrate Arbor Day with the City of Virginia Beach, a “Tree City USA” winner for the 35th consecutive year -Virginia Beach, VA - The City of Virginia Beach is hosting an Arbor Day celebration on Friday, April 24, 2015, at Bow Creek Community Recreation Center located off Rosemont Road at 3427 Club House Road... Parks & Recreation Wed, 08 Apr 2015 12:36:21 EST Friends Group Grants $116,000 to Beach Libraries; Elects Executive Board The Friends of Virginia Beach Public Library approved $116,200 in library grants for its new fiscal year, April 1, 2015 to March 30, 2016. Among the grants include $45,250 for VBPL’s Summer Reading Challenge... Public Libraries Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:14:31 EST Commonwealth v. Donald Anthony Barnes; Felon on Probation Commits Armed Robbery; 17-Year Sentence Imposed Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that Donald Anthony Barnes, 22 years old, of the 1300 block of Gust Lane in Virginia Beach, was sentenced today by Circuit... Commonwealth's Attorney Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:07:59 EST ​Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation proudly presents the 15th Annual American Indian Pow Wow: A Celebration of Life for All People -Virginia Beach, VA - Come out to Mount Trashmore Park on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 11 am - 6 pm for the 15th Annual American Indian Pow Wow: A Celebration of Life for all People . This event is free... Parks & Recreation Wed, 08 Apr 2015 12:39:37 EST ​Get in the driver’s seat at Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation’s Touch-A-Truck -Virginia Beach, VA - Experience the thrill of feeling and sitting in a fire truck -- or an ambulance -- or a big recycling truck! Roll on up to Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation’s Touch-A-Truck from... Parks & Recreation Wed, 08 Apr 2015 12:38:23 EST History Museums to Celebrate Moms with Super Mother’s Day Tea The Virginia Beach History Museums will honor Mom the queen or super hero at a Super Mother’s Day Tea Party on Saturday, May 2, at the Lynnhaven House Colonial Education Center. Children are invited to... Museums & Historic Resources Tue, 07 Apr 2015 04:34:11 EST