City of Virginia Beach - News The dynamic news feed for the City of Virginia Beach. City of Virginia Beach 2018 (VBgov Web Team) (VBgov Web Team) news VBgov Web Team en Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:27:56 EST Register this Winter for Spring Sports ​ VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation -VBPR is encouraging residents to beat the winter blues by preparing for an active spring full of competition. Registrations for spring youth... Parks & Recreation Fri, 14 Dec 2018 04:18:11 EST Free Water Awareness Calendars Available The Virginia Beach Department of Public Utilities' 2019 Water Awareness Calendar is now available. Distributed annually, the calendar reminds residents to use water wisely every day of the year.Illustrations... Public Utilities Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:11:11 EST Virginia Beach Awarded $25,000 Grant to Assist Families and Individuals Experiencing Homelessness or a Housing Crisis ​Virginia Beach Housing and Neighborhood Preservation was recently awarded a $25,000 grant from VB Home Now to support programs that make homelessness rare, brief and nonrecurring for families and individuals... Housing & Neighborhood Preservation Wed, 12 Dec 2018 10:26:11 EST Utility Work to Affect North Great Neck Road Starting Tomorrow ​Starting at 8 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 13, water line repairs will result in the partial closure of North Great Neck Road.To safely facilitate this work, northbound traffic on North Great Neck Road willbe... Public Utilities Wed, 12 Dec 2018 05:44:50 EST Seeking Nominations: 2019 Virginia Beach Champion for the Arts, Deadline March 1, 2019 ​The Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission is accepting nominations for the City's 2019 Champion for the Arts award. This award is presented annually to a person who has made an important difference... Cultural Affairs Wed, 12 Dec 2018 04:59:34 EST ARRESTS MADE - Homicide / Elson Green Avenue UPDATE - December13, 2018Fourpeople have been arrested in connection to this homicide.Jacob Alexander Meadows , 19, of the 1000 block ofPrincess Anne Road has been arrested and charged with... Police Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:12:49 EST UPDATE - Elderly Man Missing ​ UPDATE​The missing 81 year old, Mr. Van Houten has been located, and is safe! Thanks to all that helped spread the word to reunite him with his family.The Virginia Beach Police Department's... Police Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:53:46 EST Virginia Beach to Hold Memorial Service and Vigil in Observance of National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day on Dec. 21 ​On the longest night of the year and the first official day of winter, communities across the nation will gather to commemorate the lives of the men and women who have died homeless. In observance ofNational... Housing & Neighborhood Preservation Tue, 11 Dec 2018 06:40:10 EST City of Virginia Beach Christmas & New Year’s Holiday Schedule ​City offices and facilities will be operating under varied schedules during the upcoming holiday season. Most city of Virginia Beach offices and facilities will be closed Dec. 24 and 25, 2018 and Jan1,... Communications Office Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:53:00 EST Motorcycle Fatality / Oceana Blvd ​On December 10th at 10:19 p.m. officers responded to a motorcycle accident on Oceana Blvd near Harpers Road.A motorcycle was traveling Northbound on Oceana Blvd from General Booth Blvd. The... Police Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:31:09 EST Emergency Water Main Repair Affecting Section of Virginia Beach Blvd. Tonight VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -December 10, 2018  —  An emergency water main repair is impacting traffic on a short segment of Virginia Beach Blvd. To safely facilitate this work, Virginia Beach... Public Utilities Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:51:30 EST Serious Injury Crash 2nd UPDATE​The decedent has been identified as 26-year-old Clarence Lee Hilliard II of Virginia Beach.UPDATE​The driver from the serious injury crash this morning was transported to a near by hosptial... Police Mon, 10 Dec 2018 04:09:09 EST Mayor Dyer to Hold Meet and Greet Events This Month ​Mayor Robert M. "Bobby" Dyer has planned a series of "meet and greet" events around the city to enable him to meet and talk with residents about issues important to them. Mayor Dyer... City Clerk Fri, 07 Dec 2018 04:07:38 EST Tree Removal at Indian River Road and Elbow Road on December 8 ​VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – On Saturday, December 8, the Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Landscape Management tree team will be removing two trees near the intersection of Indian River Road and Elbow... Parks & Recreation Thu, 06 Dec 2018 10:24:20 EST Shooting Suspect Apprehended After a Short Barricade Situation UPDATE​The suspect, 24-year-old Anthony Johndale Gatke of Virginia Beach was arrested and charged with aggravated malicious wounding.​On December 5th at 10:22 a.m. Virginia Beach Emergency Communications... Police Thu, 06 Dec 2018 05:20:01 EST New Phone Scam Impersonates Commonwealth's Attorney's Office The Commonwealth's Attorney's Office announced today that it has become aware of a recent phone scam in which the caller claims that they are from "ARS – a pre-legal division on behalf of the Virginia... Commonwealth's Attorney Wed, 05 Dec 2018 05:07:04 EST Greenwich Road to Be Closed for Nine Days Beginning Friday ​Virginia Beach Public Works has announced that a portion of Greenwich Road, just off Witchduck Road, will be closed for nine days beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.  It will remain closeduntil... Public Works Tue, 04 Dec 2018 10:41:49 EST Two People Found With Apparent Gunshot Wounds ​ UPDATE The decedents have been identified as 62-year-old John Dowling of Virginia Beach and 67-year-old Elizabeth Engle of Virginia Beach.This case continues to be investigated as... Police Tue, 04 Dec 2018 10:56:56 EST Commission Accepting Human Rights Awards Nominations ​Nominations for the 25th Annual Human Rights Awards Ceremony are being accepted now through Feb. 1, 2019 by the Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission -VBHRC. The VBHRC recognizes noteworthy individuals... Human Resources (City) Mon, 03 Dec 2018 06:45:25 EST Car Crash Lands One in Hospital and One in Jail On December 1, 2018 at approximately 1:55p.m., Emergency Communications received a call of a serious accident in the 3200 block of Edinburgh Drive.  ​A vehicle traveling eastbound on... Police Sat, 01 Dec 2018 14:36:34 EST Emergency Sewer Main Repair to Affect Princess Anne Road Starting Today Starting at 5 p.m. today, Nov. 30, an emergency sewer repair will affect traffic on a section of Princess Anne Road.To safely facilitate this work, Princess Anne Road will be reduced to one lane of traffic... Public Utilities Fri, 30 Nov 2018 11:39:40 EST Mount Trashmore Construction Access Information ​VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – With the Mount Trashmore Park office and permanent stage construction projects underway, pedestrian access has now been restricted for safety reasons. At this time, there is no... Parks & Recreation Fri, 30 Nov 2018 11:01:08 EST Repairs to Northampton Boulevard This Weekend to Close Some Eastbound Lanes Virginia Beach Public Works has announced that part of Northampton Boulevard east bound will be temporarily closed to one lane this weekend.Between 9 p.m. Friday night, November 30, 2018, until 5 a.m... Public Works Fri, 30 Nov 2018 09:41:52 EST Community Hero Posters Will Soon Be Displayed Across Hampton Roads VIRGINIA BEACH, VA -Nov. 30, 2018 — As you're out and about this holiday season, be on the lookout for the new public art installation, "Community Heroes." The City of Virginia Beach Office of... Cultural Affairs Fri, 30 Nov 2018 09:50:56 EST Section of Flanagan’s Lane to Close for Weir Equipment Removal Virginia Beach Public Works has announced that a section of Flanagan’s Lane between Ashville Park Boulevard and Sandbridge Road will be closed to remove equipment from the Ashville Park Weir Project.The... Public Works Fri, 30 Nov 2018 09:51:26 EST Homicide - 1100 block of Black Duck Court 2nd UPDATE: On November 30th 2018,  18-year-old Bobby Cason of Virginia Beach was arrested in connection with this homicide. He has been charged with Murder , Use or Display a... Police Mon, 03 Dec 2018 05:02:31 EST Commonwealth v. Tobias Kinte Loftin; Judge Imposes Jury’s Recommended Sentence of 55 Years for Murder at Club ​Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that Tobias Kinte Loftin, 39 years old, formerly of the 1000 block of Dunbar Street in Norfolk, Virginia, was formally... Commonwealth's Attorney Wed, 28 Nov 2018 08:17:41 EST December at the Virginia Beach Convention Center It's the "hustle and bustle" time of year and our Convention Center is hopping! Between private and public events and gatherings, scores of local and out-of-town guests will grace the halls of... Convention and Visitors Bureau Wed, 28 Nov 2018 05:28:47 EST Greenwich Road to Be Closed During the Day on Saturday December 1, 2018 Va Beach Public Works has announced that a portion of Greenwich Road, just off Witchduck Road, will be closed on Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 7 am until 7 pm.Crews will be doing preliminary workto... Public Utilities;#30;#Public Works Tue, 27 Nov 2018 11:36:34 EST Human Rights Day Forum, Human Trafficking: Hidden in Plain Sight, to be held Dec. 10 at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Library ​Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, 2018, marks the 70 th anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly's Universal Declaration of Human Rights, affirming fundamental freedoms and human rights for all people... Human Resources (City) Tue, 27 Nov 2018 08:38:55 EST