City of Virginia Beach - News The dynamic news feed for the City of Virginia Beach. City of Virginia Beach 2017 (VBgov Web Team) (VBgov Web Team) news VBgov Web Team en Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:21:59 EST Trick-or-Treat Safety Halloween is Tuesday, Oct. 31. In Virginia Beach, Trick-or-Treat begins at dusk and ends at 8 p.m. for children 12 years of age and younger.If you are passing out treats, please turn your porch light... Communications Office Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:54:19 EST Armed Robber Hides in Victims Car - Help Us Identify Him! ​On October 14 th , 2017 there was an armed robbery of a citizen in the parking lot of the Lynnhaven Shopping Center located at 1505 Lynnhaven​ Parkway.The victim's vehicle was parked, and unlocked... Police Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:55:10 EST Vibrant Shore Brewing Company to Open in ViBe Creative District Vibrant Shore Brewing Company will open a craft brewery and tasting room at 505 18 th St. in Virginia Beach's ViBe Creative District. The newest brewery will be Virginia Beach's 12 th in a rapidly growing... Economic Development Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:17:59 EST UPDATE: Man Drowns in Sandbridge UPDATE:  October 20, 2017The decedent has been identified​ as ​62-year-old David J. Granski of Virginia Beach. ___________________________________________________________________OnWednesday,... Police Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:10:04 EST Virginia Beach Housing Resource Center Receives $250,000 Donation from Charles Barker Automotive Employees On Oct. 12, Mayor William D. Sessoms Jr., joined Pastor Ray Bjorkman, chair of VB Home Now, to accept a $250,000 donation given by Charles Barker Automotive employees through the Champions for Kids foundation... Housing & Neighborhood Preservation Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:30:32 EST Registration Now Open for Annual Virginia Beach State of Tourism Address ​ WHO: Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau Director Brad Van Dommelen with a welcome by Mayor Will SessomsWHAT: A business luncheon and presentation by CVB Director Brad Van Dommelen... Convention and Visitors Bureau Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:38:42 EST GET Solutions Relocates Corporate Headquarters in Virginia Beach ​ GET Solutions will relocate its current corporate headquarters from 204 Grayson Road to 5465 Greenwich Road in Virginia Beach. The new facility will allow the company to expand from 11,600 square feet... Economic Development Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:15:50 EST VBFD Canine To Be Honored at Annual Awards Ceremony She is not even four years old yet and has already investigated 172-suspicious fire scenes across Hampton Roads and even as far away as the U.S. Virginia Islands.  Her name is Sadie and she is anAccelerant... Fire Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:14:33 EST $24 Million Residence Inn by Marriott Announced for Town Center of Virginia Beach ​Linkhorn Associates, LLC, d.b.a. Coastal Hospitality, announced plans for a $24 million Residence Inn by Marriott to be located at 4401 Bonney Road in the Town Center of Virginia Beach. The 100,000-square-foot... Economic Development Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:02:48 EST Virginia Beach Recognized as National Veterans Day Regional Site for the Ninth Year ​Virginia Beach was recently notified by Secretary of Veterans Affairs David J. Shulkin, M.D. that for the ninth year in a row, the City of Virginia Beach was selected as a designated regional site for... Communications Office Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:50:25 EST STIHL Inc. Plans $25 Million Expansion in Virginia Beach Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that STIHL Inc., headquarters for U.S. operations of the worldwide STIHL Group, will expand with an investment in excess of $25 million in Virginia Beach. Currently,STIHL... Economic Development Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:30:13 EST UPDATE: Single Vehicle Fatality - 2900 Block N. Lynnhaven Road UPDATE:  October 18, 2017The decedent has been identified as 31-year-old James Thomas Hayden of Virginia Beach.________________________________________________________________​On Monday,... Police Thu, 19 Oct 2017 03:34:16 EST Bank Robbery - Wells Fargo On Monday, October 16, 2017 at approximately 3:08 p.m., masked white male entered the Wells Fargo Bank located at 675 Lynnhaven Parkway.  The man displayed a handgun and demanded money. Upon... Police Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:07:47 EST Commonwealth v. Michael Antonio Johnson; Hotel Robbery by Defendant with Lengthy Record Draws 14-Year Prison Sentence ​ Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that Michael Antonio Johnson, 29 years old, formerly of the 1000 block of Bells Mill Road in Chesapeake, Virginia, was... Commonwealth's Attorney Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:24:23 EST Public Works Road Repairs at Indian River Road and Ferrell Parkway Beginning Tuesday VB Public Works has announced that crews will begin making street repairs at the intersection of Ferrell Parkway and Indian River Road beginning Tuesday, October 17, 2017.The northbound turn lane onIndian... Public Works Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:31:37 EST Utility Work to Affect Lynnhaven Parkway Oct. 16 - 26 Starting at 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 16, utility work will affect traffic on Lynnhaven Parkway at the intersection of Kings Arms Drive. To safely facilitate this work, Lynnhaven Parkway will be reduced to... Public Utilities Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:01:35 EST UPDATE - Bank Robbery - PNC Bank UPDATE ​:  October 17, 2017 10:07 a.m.Two men have been arrested and charged in connection to the October 13, 2017 robbery of the PNC Bank.Marquis Larosa Buckley , 40, of the 1200block... Police Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:22:02 EST Commonwealth v. Nicholas Isaiah Cates; Juvenile Involved in Two Murders in Two Days Sentenced to Serve 50 Years in Prison ​ C olin D. Stolle, Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that Nicholas Isaiah Cates, 18 years old, formerly of the 3500 block of Light Horse Loop in Virginia Beach, Virginia,... Commonwealth's Attorney Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:45:07 EST VB Public Works Issues Notice to Mariners ​A notice to mariners has been posted for the Rudee Inlet due to a serious shoaling condition.  The City of Virginia Beach's survey of the Rudee Inlet, dated October 6, 2017, indicates shoalingacross... Public Works Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:33:01 EST Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development Wins Silver International Award for Annual Report ​The Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development won a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for its Virginia Beach 2016 Annual Report from the International Economic Development Council... Economic Development Wed, 11 Oct 2017 04:51:14 EST Cardiac Arrest Call - 1300 Block of Sapphire Drive On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at approximately 5:11 p.m., Officers responded to a cardiac arrest call in the 1300 block of Sapphire Drive.  Officers arrived on scene to render assistance to occupant,... Police Wed, 11 Oct 2017 03:35:34 EST Commonwealth v. Jeffrey Dean Bondi; Former Youth Minister Sentenced to 10 Years for 2001 Sexual Assault ​ Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that Jeffrey Dean Bondi, 48 years old, formerly of the 1200 block of Alanton Drive in Virginia Beach, Virginia, wassentenced... Commonwealth's Attorney Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:17:21 EST Virgnia Beach Fire Department to Hold Live-Burn Demonstration How much time do you have to get out of a burning house? 10 minutes? 8 minutes? How about 5 minutes? Actually, experts say you have less than 3 minutes to escape a burning house alive. On Wednesday, Oct... Fire Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:23:17 EST Bonney Road Death Investigation ​On October 8, 2017 at 4:33 pm Virginia Beach Emergency Communications received​ a call that a man was trapped under a vehicle at the MAACO located at 3641 Bonney Road.First responders arrived on... Police Mon, 09 Oct 2017 12:37:50 EST Virginia Beach Human Services Department to Present Strategic Plan to City Council ​Serving nearly 80,000 residents each year with behavioral health assessment and treatment, SNAP, Medicaid, TANF, and child and adult protective services among other programs, the Virginia Beach HumanServices... Human Services Mon, 09 Oct 2017 03:55:06 EST *Updated* Death Investigation Underway - 400 block Peregrine Street UPDATEThe exact cause of death is yet to be determined by the Medical Examiners Office, however, investigators are not seeking any suspects in relation to this case.​On Sunday, October 8, 2017 at... Police Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:39:26 EST Detectives Are Searching For Two Robbery Suspects On Friday, September 29, 2017 at approximately 4:25 a.m., the victims were at the Chimney Hill BP station located at 3711 Holland Road, when two black males approached them.  One of the suspects... Police Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:03:56 EST Increase of Counterfeit Money Being Used for Online Selling Websites In the past month the Economic Crime Unit has seen an increase in the amount of counterfeit money being reported to the Department. The common theme we are seeing is the counterfeit money is being given... Police Fri, 06 Oct 2017 08:28:38 EST New Tourism Data Shows Significant Economic Impact Increase, Record-Breaking Annual Visitation Numbers ​Research released by U.S. Travel Association confirms the travel and tourism industry in Virginia Beach is strong and continues to grow at a steady pace. The research, reported by Virginia Tourism Corporation,... Convention and Visitors Bureau Thu, 05 Oct 2017 11:41:28 EST Virginia Beach Public Library Art Gallery Call for Entries: Deadline Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 ​Virginia Beach Public Library is accepting applications from individuals and groups to exhibit at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library gallery. Following a competitive, juried process, winning applicants... Public Libraries Thu, 05 Oct 2017 07:32:05 EST