City of Virginia Beach - News https://www.vbgov.com The dynamic news feed for the City of Virginia Beach. City of Virginia Beach 2016 www.vbgov.com webforms@vbgov.com (VBgov Web Team) webforms@vbgov.com (VBgov Web Team) news VBgov Web Team http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss en Sun, 11 Dec 2016 04:56:58 EST Council Extends Deadline for Waiver of Permit Fees for Disaster Repairs First, City Council waived the fees on permits people needed to make certain disaster-related home repairs. Now, it has extended the deadline to apply for the permits. People have until April 10, 2017"Homeowners... https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3075/council-extends-deadline-for-waiver-of-permit Planning Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:25:14 EST https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3075/council-extends-deadline-for-waiver-of-permit Voter Registration and Absentee Voting Information for Jan. 10, 2017 Special Election - Virginia House of Delegates 85th District A Special Election for Virginia House of Delegates 85 th District will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 10.The Constitution of Virginia requires that voters be registered to vote in the precinct in which they... https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3074/voter-registration-and-absentee-voting-inform Voter Registrar Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:09:27 EST https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3074/voter-registration-and-absentee-voting-inform JJ Grey, Marc Broussard, Anders Osborne, and Luther Dickinson, Southern Soul Assembly, Coming to Sandler Center March 15, 2017 Southern Soul Assembly, made up of JJ Grey, Marc Broussard, Anders Osborne and Luther Dickinson, announce their 2017 tour stopping at the Sandler Center for the Performing ArtsMarch 15, 2017 . Tickets... https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3073/jj-grey-marc-broussard-anders-osborne-and-lut Cultural Affairs Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:26:39 EST https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3073/jj-grey-marc-broussard-anders-osborne-and-lut City Seeks Feedback on Designating Roadway in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ​VIRGINIA BEACH – December 5, 2016 – Roadways throughout the country and internationally have been named in honor of the late Nobel Peace Prize recipient and civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King,... https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3072/city-seeks-feedback-on-designating-roadway-in Communications Office Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:26:06 EST https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3072/city-seeks-feedback-on-designating-roadway-in Roadway Improvements for Shore Drive to Begin Sunday Night Virginia Beach Public Works has announced that crews will begin roadway improvement on Shore Drive beginning Sunday, December 4, 2016.The project will include both the eastbound and westbound lanes on... https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3071/roadway-improvements-for-shore-drive-to-begin Public Works Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:10:26 EST https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3071/roadway-improvements-for-shore-drive-to-begin Commonwealth v. Taji Rakwaan Blackston; 21 Years in Prison for Murder and Robbery of Adult, Robbery of Juvenile Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that Taji Rakwaan Blackston, 20 years old, formerly of the 1400 block of Riverside Drive in Virginia Beach, Virginia,was... https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3070/commonwealth-v-taji-rakwaan-blackston-21-year Commonwealth's Attorney Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:09:18 EST https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3070/commonwealth-v-taji-rakwaan-blackston-21-year VB Public Works to Close Part of Pacific Avenue for Storm Drain Work Beginning Wednesday Morning Public Works will be closing a section of northbound Pacific Avenue beginning Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at 8 a.m.  The work will take place on Pacific Avenue between 24 th Street and 25 th Street... https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3069/vb-public-works-to-close-part-of-pacific-aven Public Works Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:45:02 EST https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3069/vb-public-works-to-close-part-of-pacific-aven December is a Time For Giving ​Give back to yourself and your family this holiday season! Sports, movies, crafts and clinics are just the tip of the iceberg. See all the incredible programs and events that Virginia Beach Parks &... https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3068/december-is-a-time-for-giving Parks & Recreation Wed, 30 Nov 2016 06:18:23 EST https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3068/december-is-a-time-for-giving Bobby Bones Funny & Alone Comedy Tour Coming to the Sandler Center Jan. 13, 2017 Bobby Bones, dubbed by The New York Times as "the biggest thing in country radio", takes his compelling story out on the road with his one-man comedy show. Bones, with special guests Walker Hayes... https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3067/bobby-bones-funny-alone-comedy-tour-coming-to Cultural Affairs Mon, 28 Nov 2016 06:58:09 EST https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3067/bobby-bones-funny-alone-comedy-tour-coming-to Roadway Improvements for Ferrell Parkway to Begin Sunday Night ​Virginia Beach Public Works has announced that crews will begin roadway improvement on Ferrell Parkway beginning Sunday, November 28, 2016.   The project will cover the eastbound and westbound... https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3066/roadway-improvements-for-ferrell-parkway-to-b Public Works Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:27:59 EST https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3066/roadway-improvements-for-ferrell-parkway-to-b Overnight Shelter Available for Homeless Adults during Winter Overnight shelter for adults experiencing homelessness is available through the city's Winter Shelter program. The program provides homeless individuals with a place to sleep each night at various faith... https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3065/overnight-shelter-available-for-homeless-adul Housing & Neighborhood Preservation Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:10:31 EST https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3065/overnight-shelter-available-for-homeless-adul Commonwealth v. James William Dyson, Jr.; Drunk Driver without License Flees from Police, Killing another Driver: 27 Years, 9 Months to Serve Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced today that James William Dyson, Jr., 30 years old, formerly of the 3200 block of Red Grove Court in Virginia Beach, Virginia,... https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3064/commonwealth-v-james-william-dyson-jr-drunk-d Commonwealth's Attorney Mon, 21 Nov 2016 09:24:48 EST https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3064/commonwealth-v-james-william-dyson-jr-drunk-d Waste Management Crews Continue to Help Residents Recover from Hurricane Matthew VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – November 18, 2016 – Over a month after Hurricane Matthew passed through our region, Virginia Beach Public Works crews continue to collect flood damaged materials. Waste Management... https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3062/waste-management-crews-continue-to-help-resid Public Works Fri, 18 Nov 2016 10:09:28 EST https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3062/waste-management-crews-continue-to-help-resid Virginia Beach Moves to New Emergency Alert System; All Users Must Re-Register to Continue Receiving Emergency Messages Recently, the City contracted with a new vendor, Everbridge, to provide the platform for the City's emergency notification alert and warning system, VBAlert. Originally launched in 2005, VBAlert is a system... https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3063/virginia-beach-moves-to-new-emergency-alert-s Emergency Communications & Citizen Services Fri, 18 Nov 2016 06:36:00 EST https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3063/virginia-beach-moves-to-new-emergency-alert-s Commonwealth v. Justin Keith Cornell; Judge Imposes Maximum 40-Year Sentence for Murder ​ Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced today that Justin Keith Cornell, 39 years old, formerly of the 500 block of Peak Court in Virginia Beach, Virginia,was... https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3061/commonwealth-v-justin-keith-cornell-judge-imp Commonwealth's Attorney Wed, 16 Nov 2016 07:16:31 EST https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3061/commonwealth-v-justin-keith-cornell-judge-imp City of Virginia Beach Thanksgiving Holiday & Waste Collection Schedule ​Solid waste and recycling collection will not be provided Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24. Residents who would normally receive city trash and recycling services on Thursday, Nov. 24 will receive service... https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3060/city-of-virginia-beach-thanksgiving-holiday-w Communications Office Wed, 16 Nov 2016 06:59:09 EST https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3060/city-of-virginia-beach-thanksgiving-holiday-w Ready for Launch! ​Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is proud to officially celebrate the grand opening of the new Pungo Ferry Landing Park​ . The site is formerly home to the old Captain George's restaurant, andsits... https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3059/ready-for-launch Parks & Recreation Wed, 16 Nov 2016 04:33:46 EST https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3059/ready-for-launch Commonwealth v. Damien Michael Dukes; Man Sentenced to 13 years in Prison for Killing Mother with Dumbbell Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced today that Damien Michael Dukes, 29 years old, formerly of the 4200 block of Old Lyne Road in Virginia Beach, Virginia,... https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3058/commonwealth-v-damien-michael-dukes-man-sente Commonwealth's Attorney Tue, 15 Nov 2016 09:59:08 EST https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3058/commonwealth-v-damien-michael-dukes-man-sente More Than 250 Residents Get Building Permit Fees Waived; Reminder to Take Advantage of Waivers for Hurricane Matthew Repairs ​Since the City Council passed an ordinance -Sec. 8-38 of the City Code allowing the waiver of permit fees for certain emergencies, 253 Virginia Beach residents who were impacted by Hurricane Matthew have... https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3057/more-than-250-residents-get-building-permit-f Planning Fri, 18 Nov 2016 10:44:47 EST https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3057/more-than-250-residents-get-building-permit-f Virginia Beach Public Library Art Gallery Call for Entries: Deadline - Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 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... https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3056/virginia-beach-public-library-art-gallery-cal Public Libraries Tue, 15 Nov 2016 07:10:06 EST https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3056/virginia-beach-public-library-art-gallery-cal Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Wins Awards for Outstanding Sustainability and Facility Projects ​Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation continues to be a leader in the parks and recreation field, and was recognized with two prestigious awards from the Virginia Recreation and Park Society -VRPS... https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3054/virginia-beach-parks-recreation-wins-awards-f Parks & Recreation Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:39:16 EST https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3054/virginia-beach-parks-recreation-wins-awards-f Commonwealth v. Joseph Larry Williams; Felon Sentenced to 10 Years for Shooting at Man in Hotel Parking Lot ​ Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced today that Joseph Larry Williams, age 39, of the 400 block of Duplin Street in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was sentenced... https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3055/commonwealth-v-joseph-larry-williams-felon-se Commonwealth's Attorney Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:49:01 EST https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3055/commonwealth-v-joseph-larry-williams-felon-se Tickets go on sale Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. for Two Exciting Performances at Virginia Beach’s Sandler Center Amos Lee reveals the details for his 2017 North American headline tour in support of his critically acclaimed sixth full-length album and first for John Varvatos/Republic Records, SPIRIT. Lee will bring... https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3053/tickets-go-on-sale-nov-18-at-10-am-for-two-ex Cultural Affairs Mon, 14 Nov 2016 08:52:05 EST https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3053/tickets-go-on-sale-nov-18-at-10-am-for-two-ex Planning Commission Design Awards Program Accepting Nominations through Jan. 6 The Planning Commission is pleased to announce that it is accepting nominations for the 2017 Planning Commission Design Awards Program from Nov. 10, 2016 through Jan. 6, 2017.  The program began in... https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3052/planning-commission-design-awards-program-acc Planning Mon, 14 Nov 2016 07:31:47 EST https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3052/planning-commission-design-awards-program-acc UPDATE: The utility work for Northampton Blvd. has been POSTPONED, so the westbound lanes of Northampton Boulevard will be OPEN this evening, not closed. The work is being re-scheduled for another time. Norfolk to Close Two Lanes of Northampton Boulevard on Friday for Utility Work - Postponed! The City of Norfolk will be closing the two westbound lanes of Northampton Boulevard beginning Thursday,... https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3050/update-the-utility-work-for-northampton-blvd Public Works Thu, 10 Nov 2016 10:31:47 EST https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3050/update-the-utility-work-for-northampton-blvd VB Public Works to Open Westbound Span of Lesner Bridge on Friday Virginia Beach Public Works has announced that the newly-completed westbound span of the Lesner Bridge will open to traffic on Friday, November 11, 2016, at 3 p.m.For additional information, contactDrew... https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3051/vb-public-works-to-open-westbound-span-of-les Public Works Thu, 10 Nov 2016 10:44:49 EST https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3051/vb-public-works-to-open-westbound-span-of-les Virginia Beach Takes Top Honors in Annual Digital Cities Survey The Center for Digital Government has honored Virginia Beach as one of the most technologically advanced large cities -populations of 250,000-499,999 in the nation.The city took home first place in the... https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3049/virginia-beach-takes-top-honors-in-annual-dig Information Technology Thu, 10 Nov 2016 05:57:56 EST https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3049/virginia-beach-takes-top-honors-in-annual-dig Commonwealth v. Andrew Scott Tarantole; Serial Rapist to Serve 20 Years for Cold Case Rape ​ Coli n D. Stolle, Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced today that Andrew Scott Tarantole, 50 years old, formerly of Gloucester, Virginia, was formally sentenced by Circuit... https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3047/commonwealth-v-andrew-scott-tarantole-serial Commonwealth's Attorney Wed, 09 Nov 2016 09:41:44 EST https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3047/commonwealth-v-andrew-scott-tarantole-serial Planning Commission Design Awards Program Accepting Nominations through Jan. 6 The Planning Commission is pleased to announce that it is accepting nominations for the 2017 Planning Commission Design Awards Program from Nov. 10, 2016 through Jan. 6, 2017.  The program began in... https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3046/planning-commission-design-awards-program-acc Planning Wed, 09 Nov 2016 08:44:44 EST https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3046/planning-commission-design-awards-program-acc Dave Hutcheson Named Interim Fire Chief ​The Virginia Beach Fire Department announced today that Deputy Fire Chief David Hutcheson has been named the Interim Fire Chief.  Chief Hutcheson is a 28-year veteran of the VBFD.  He has come... https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3045/dave-hutcheson-named-interim-fire-chief Fire Tue, 08 Nov 2016 05:07:48 EST https://www.vbgov.com/news-release/3045/dave-hutcheson-named-interim-fire-chief