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, 29 Jul 2016 10:01:33 EST Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission Selects Barbara Lewis as the City’s First Champion for the Arts ​The City of Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission is proud to announce that Barbara Lewis has been selected as the first recipient of the city's new Champion for the Arts Award. The idea... Cultural Affairs Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:09:08 EST Commonwealth v. Develle Jovan Williams; Man on Probation for Robbery Commits another Robbery; Sentenced to 17 Years ​Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced today that Develle Jovan Williams, 28 years old, formerly of the 1000 block of Atlantis Drive in Virginia Beach, Virginia,... Commonwealth's Attorney Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:37:10 EST Dive in to August With Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation ​The heat of summer continues and Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation has some “cool” stuff planned to keep you and your family active and entertained!FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Visit Parks & Recreation Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:21:19 EST Grammy Award-Winning Vince Gill Coming to Sandler Center Nov. 12 ​Vince Gill will bring his top country hits to the Sandler Center stage on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. Gill is one of the most popular singers in modern country music, famous for his top-notch songwriting,... Cultural Affairs Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:25:15 EST Honor a Veteran with a Memorial Paver at the Tidewater Veterans Memorial Park VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – July 25, 2016 – Citizens can pay tribute to a veteran -family member, friend or co-worker by having a brick memorial paver placed in his or her honor at the Tidewater Veterans Memorial... Communications Office Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:18:07 EST Summer Rolls on at the Virginia Beach Convention Center ​As we head deeper into the summer, the Virginia Beach Convention Center is offering a reprieve from the heat of the season. Check out what is happening at the state-of-the-art facility in August.Public... Convention and Visitors Bureau Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:57:50 EST Kids Cove Playground at Mount Trashmore Park Closed for Maintenance July 25 through August 1 ​Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is notifying citizens that the Kids Cove playground, located at Mount Trashmore Park -310 Edwin Drive, will be closed beginning Monday, July 25 for surface maintenance... Parks & Recreation Tue, 19 Jul 2016 07:30:28 EST BN Media Associates, LLC Moves Corporate Headquarters to Virginia Beach and Adds 15 New Jobs ​BN Media Associates, LLC will move its corporate headquarters to Virginia Beach. The company has purchased 2037 Laskin Road, a 10,056-square-foot building, on 1.4 acres for $1.8 million. The company will... Economic Development Tue, 19 Jul 2016 06:51:55 EST Hill Investment Group, LLC Purchases Additional Space to Expand Corporate Headquarters and Add 30 New Jobs Hill Investment Group, LLC, established 2015, has purchased an additional 14,000 square feet of space at 1253 Jensen Drive in Virginia Beach to expand its corporate headquarters. The expansion will allow... Economic Development Tue, 19 Jul 2016 06:44:30 EST TASTE to Relocate Corporate Headquarters to Virginia Beach TASTE, Virginia's leading family owned specialty food retailer, will relocate its corporate headquarters to Virginia Beach. The company, originally founded as a single wine and cheese shop in 1973, has... Economic Development Tue, 19 Jul 2016 06:37:34 EST Virginia Beach Public Works to Begin Roadway Improvements Project on Monday the 18th ​Virginia Beach Public Works has announced that roadway improvements will begin on Indian Creek Road beginning Monday, July 18, 2016. The affected portion will be from the intersection of Indian CreekRoad... Public Works Mon, 18 Jul 2016 04:20:53 EST City Re-Launches Housing Crisis Hotline and Enhances Day Support Services for Homeless Individuals ​The City of Virginia Beach today re-launched its hotline for emergency housing and homeless services.Citizens who are homeless or at risk of losing their home should call the Regional Housing Crisis... Housing & Neighborhood Preservation Fri, 15 Jul 2016 07:46:15 EST Virginia Beach Mayor’s Commission on Aging Accepting Awards Nominations ​The Virginia Beach Mayor's Commission on Aging -MCOA is now accepting nominations for their annual awards for service to seniors in the community. Every year, the MCOA recognizes individuals and... Public Works Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:27:56 EST Surf’s Up, Dude! Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Provides Thrilling Day of Surf n’ Fun for Individuals with Disabilities ​Hang ten! Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation’s Therapeutic Recreation unit is gearing up for its annual Surf n’ Fun program on Saturday, July 16 and August 6 from 11 am to 3 pm for those ages six... Parks & Recreation Wed, 13 Jul 2016 12:19:46 EST Community Invited to Town Hall Forums to Discuss the Future of Youth Sports ​Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is inviting the community to town hall-style meetings to discuss the future of recreational youth sports in our City. The Sports Management unit​ of Parks & Recreation... Parks & Recreation Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:02:35 EST Virginia Beach Commission to Hold Public Hearings on “Event Houses” ​At the direction of the Virginia Beach City Council, the City’s Beaches and Waterways Advisory Commission will be holding a series of public meetings to get public input on the issue of “Event Houses”... Public Works Thu, 07 Jul 2016 12:03:27 EST Virginia Beach Community Services Board Seeks Feedback on Performance Contract ​The Virginia Beach Community Services Board invites the public to comment on its proposed FY 2017 State Performance Contract, through which state funding is made available for public mental health, developmental... Human Services Thu, 07 Jul 2016 04:55:25 EST “REVIVE!” Training Course: Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education July 19 ​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, July 19.Sponsored... Human Services Wed, 06 Jul 2016 06:59:41 EST SANJO Corte Fino to Invest $17.5 Million to Establish North American Headquarters in Virginia Beach and Create 85 Jobs ​Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that SANJO Corte Fino, a fineblanking manufacturer based in Barcelona Spain, will invest $17.5 million to establish a North American headquarters in Virginia Beach... Economic Development Wed, 06 Jul 2016 06:25:55 EST City Council Seeks Public Input on Arena Financing Changes The proposed Oceanfront arena project is moving forward. The latest development is a change in how the private project is financed by the developer. The City Council wants to know what you think of the... Communications Office Fri, 01 Jul 2016 08:18:36 EST Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Launches New Recreation Center Premier Membership July 1 ​Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation will begin offering a new premier membership for its recreation centers beginning on July 1. The new membership option includes unlimited drop-in group fitnessclasses... Parks & Recreation Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:40:36 EST Commonwealth v. Lesiba Simon Matsoake; Jury Recommends Life Imprisonment for Man Extradited from South Africa to Face Forcible Sodomy Charge ​ Coli n D. Stolle, Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced today that Lesiba Simon Matsoake, 41 years old, was found guilty of Forcible Sodomy after a two-day jury trial. ... Commonwealth's Attorney Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:28:05 EST Limited Homeless Referral Services June 30 to July 14 The City of Virginia Beach will have limited homeless referral services between June 30 and July 14 as its central housing referral call center transitions to a new provider. Citizens who need to... Housing & Neighborhood Preservation Fri, 01 Jul 2016 07:18:55 EST Lighthouse Center to Close July 1 to 10 ​The Lighthouse Center, which provides day support services for homeless individuals and is located at 825 18th St., will be closed July 1 to 10. This closure is necessary to facilitate a transition... Housing & Neighborhood Preservation Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:41:58 EST Commonwealth v. Elbert Junior Cox; Two Life Terms plus 80 Years for Sexual Abuse of Children ​ Coli n D. Stolle, Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced today that Elbert Junior Cox, 53 years old, was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Edward W. Hanson Jr. for ForcibleSodomy... Commonwealth's Attorney Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:49:58 EST Temporary Lane Closure of Virginia Beach Boulevard on June 29 ​Starting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29, the two left eastbound lanes of Virginia Beach Boulevard near the intersection of Brixton Drive will be closed. This closure is being done to repair a sanitary... Public Utilities Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:41:30 EST Virginia Beach Convention Center Prepares for July Lineup of Events ​As the summer rolls on, the Virginia Beach Convention Center -VBCC is keeping it cool with a great lineup of events to start the season. Beat the heat and stop by the state-of-the-art facility this July... Convention and Visitors Bureau Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:25:21 EST Get on the Run to Fun this July with Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation ​Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation has an incredible lineup of events for everyone to enjoy in July, as we continue to celebrate our 60th anniversary. Come one, come all, and come ready for fun! FREE... Parks & Recreation Thu, 23 Jun 2016 05:49:48 EST Temporary Lane Closure of Virginia Beach Boulevard ​ The Department of Public Utilities has closed the right lane on westbound Virginia Beach Boulevard between the intersections of Hutton Lane and Lynnhaven Parkway in response to a roadway cave-in... Public Utilities Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:23:52 EST Commonwealth v. Luis A. Mota; Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Sexual Abuse of Minors ​ Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced today that Luis A. Mota, 24 years old, was sentenced yesterday by Circuit Court Judge A. Bonwill Shockley for Forcible... Commonwealth's Attorney Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:00:41 EST