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 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:15:30 EST Southampton Roads Construction Corp. and Epic Manufacturing Relocate in Virginia Beach with $3.2+ Million in Capital Investment ​The Virginia Beach Development Authority has awarded two APZ-1 Economic Development Investment Program grants to Southampton Roads Construction Corp. -SRC and Epic Manufacturing."Both companies... Economic Development Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:14:29 EST Two Businesses Awarded Matching Grants in ViBe Creative District ​Virginia Beach Economic Development, in collaboration with the Office of Cultural Affairs and ViBe Creative District, announce that two more businesses have been approved for the ViBe Creative District... Economic Development Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:26:52 EST Isley Brewing Company to Open in ViBe Creative District Richmond-based Isley Brewing Company will open a second location in Virginia Beach's ViBe Creative District at 315 Virginia Beach Blvd. The 5,582-square-foot building was built in 1946. The new facility,... Economic Development Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:41:37 EST Will Sessoms Announces Resignation to Return to Private Sector Employment ​Mayor William D. Sessoms, Jr. announced today that his last day in office will be April 30, 2018. He will be returning to private sector employment and to life as a private citizen. What follows is the... City Clerk Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:41:09 EST Man Injured in Residential Fire At around 10:30 Tuesday night, units from the Virginia Beach Fire Department along with Engine 4 from Norfolk Fire and Rescue were dispatched to a residence in the 5500 block of Whirlaway Road in the... Fire Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:13:33 EST Suburban Capital, Inc. to Develop $26.3 Million Hyatt Place at Pembroke Park in Virginia Beach Suburban Capital, Inc. , a privately held commercial real estate company headquartered in Virginia Beach since 2000, announced plans to build a 92,000-square-foot Hyatt Place at Pembroke Park at 281 Independence... Economic Development Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:54:44 EST ACA International to Invest $52 Million for 130,000-Square-Foot Data Center in Virginia Beach ​ Assured Communications Advisors International -ACA International, an international telecommunications consultancy firm headquartered in Vint Hill, Virginia, has announced plans to invest $52 millionin... Economic Development Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:31:11 EST Library Refreshes Tech Offerings for Customers ​Virginia Beach Public Library -VBPL is refreshing its technology offerings for the community, including new early literacy devices, upgraded 3-D printing services and the addition of wireless internet... Public Libraries Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:20:10 EST Canine Distemper Virus Outbreak ​ Over the past 3 months Virginia Beach Animal Control has received and responded to a noticeably increased number of cases where raccoons have been reported to be acting abnormal. The health department... Police Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:45:57 EST Double shooting at the Oceanfront On Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 10:54 p.m., Emergency Communications received a call for a firearms violation call in the 1700 block of Atlantic Avenue near the Dairy Queen. When officers arrived they... Police Sat, 14 Apr 2018 19:43:56 EST Fatality accident Dam Neck Rd/London Bridge Rd UPDATE​​The decedent has been identified as 55-year-old Ricardo Wright of Newport News, Virginia.​On Friday, April 13, 2018 at 6:25 p.m., Emergency Communications received a call for a collision... Police Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:47:07 EST Stabbing - 300 Block 26th Street On Friday, April 13, 2018, at approximately 1:17 a.m., Emergency Communications received a Suspicious call for service in the 300 block of 26 th  Street.  A citizen reported hearing... Police Fri, 13 Apr 2018 08:34:52 EST The Sandler Center Hosts “Unknown Destinations” by Doug Clarke Now Through June 18 ​The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts is proud to welcome Doug Clarke's newest exhibition, "Unknown Destinations," through June 18.Doug Clarke is an award-winning plein air and studio... Cultural Affairs Thu, 12 Apr 2018 04:48:23 EST Virginia Beach Housing and Neighborhood Preservation Accepting Comments on Proposed Allocation of Federal Affordable Housing Grants ​The Department of Housing and Neighborhood Preservation is currently accepting public comments on its proposed Annual Action Plan for the 2018 fiscal year -July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. The plan... Housing & Neighborhood Preservation Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:07:52 EST Can You Identify This Bank Robber? ​The below pictured suspect is believed to be responsible for multiple armed bank robberies in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake over the past several months.The suspect is described to be a white male,5'8-5'10... Police Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:45:00 EST Convention Center To Host Thousands In April ​With more than 35 events scheduled in April, there's certain to be something for just about everyone's interest at the Virginia Beach Convention Center -VBCC. From shopping and cooking demonstrationsto... Convention and Visitors Bureau Tue, 10 Apr 2018 04:50:25 EST Commonwealth v. Maurice Boney Jr.; Man Sentenced to 40 Years for His Role in Senseless Murder ​Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that Maurice Boney Jr., 20 years old, formerly of the 3700 block of Canadian Arch in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was sentenced... Commonwealth's Attorney Mon, 09 Apr 2018 10:55:49 EST Homicide - 5800 Pickering Street UPDATEThe decedent has been identified as 41-year-old Rakel Ramel Mason of Norfolk, VAFriday, April 6, 2018, at approximately 9:51 p.m., Emergency Communications received a report of a gunshot... Police Mon, 09 Apr 2018 11:55:43 EST HUD Awards City of Virginia Beach $39,000 in New Funding to Help End Veteran Homelessness ​In an effort to end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development -HUD and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs -VA today announced $39,161 in new funding will be awarded... Housing & Neighborhood Preservation Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:02:42 EST Utility Work to Affect Baltic Avenue starting April 10 ​Beginning April 10, Baltic Avenue will be closed to through traffic between 18th and 19th Streets while the Department of Public Utilities completes utility work.Advanced warning signs will be posted... Public Utilities Fri, 06 Apr 2018 11:46:25 EST Architectural Survey Public Information Session to be Held April 19 The City of Virginia Beach Planning and Community Development Department will host a Public Information Session on an upcoming architectural survey project for the northern half of the city. The session... Planning Fri, 06 Apr 2018 07:43:52 EST Burton Station (Northampton Boulevard Corridor) Area Public Workshop ​Neighbors, property owners and business owners who have an interest in the future of the Burton Station -Northampton Boulevard Corridor area are encouraged to attend a public workshop on Thursday, April... Planning Fri, 06 Apr 2018 06:14:37 EST VB Public Works to Close Parts of Pacific Avenue This Sunday the 8th Virginia Beach Public Works has announced that parts of Pacific Avenue will be closed this Sunday, April 8, 2018, for road construction, beginning at 7 p.m.Crews will be installing a sewer line across... Public Works Thu, 05 Apr 2018 06:52:41 EST Accident Involving a Pedestrian / Kempsville Road ​On April 4th, 2018 at approximately 12:56 pm, Virginia Beach Emergency Communications received a call for service for an accident involving a pedestrian in the 1800 block of Kempsville​ RoadThe... Police Wed, 04 Apr 2018 13:20:18 EST Registration Now Open for 2018 Travel & Tourism Awards Luncheon ​Registration is open for the 2018 Virginia Beach Travel & Tourism Awards luncheon to be held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center on May 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in conjunction with U.S. Travel... Convention and Visitors Bureau Tue, 03 Apr 2018 09:31:38 EST Fatal Crash Team Investigating a Single Vehicle Crash On Monday, April 2, 2018 at approximately 11:36 p.m., Emergency Communications received a report of a singe vehicle crash in the 100 block of Rosemont Road.  The operator of the vehicle was transported... Police Mon, 02 Apr 2018 20:57:07 EST BB&T Bank Robbery ​On April 2 nd , 2018 at approximately 2:21pm Virginia Beach Emergency Communications received a report of a bank robbery at the BB&T located at 839 Lynnhaven​ Parkway.The male suspect, who was... Police Mon, 02 Apr 2018 13:41:07 EST Public Meeting for Historic Preservation April 18 ​The Virginia Beach Historic Preservation Commission will hold its annual public input meeting on April 18 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library auditorium. The purpose ofthis... Planning Mon, 02 Apr 2018 07:22:06 EST Barricaded Subject 700 block Wolftrap Lane ​At 10:08 p.m. Virginia Beach Police received a call to check on the welfare of a female resident in the 700 block of Wolftrap Lane.  On arrival officers were unable to make contact with the occupants... Police Tue, 03 Apr 2018 08:09:10 EST Join us as we “Light It Up Blue” on Monday, April 2, to Commemorate World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Awareness Month ​For the sixth year in a row, landmarks and buildings throughout Virginia Beach will be illuminated in blue, beginning at dusk on Monday, April 2, to bring awareness to World Autism Awareness Day and Autism... Communications Office Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:39:15 EST