March 30, 2018

Alex Thaddeus Jenkins, 28, has been found guilty of robbery, use of a firearm, conspiracy to commit a crime and a jury set his punishment at 35 years in prison. Circuit Court Judge William R. O'Brien, who presided over the recent trial, will formally sentence him on Ju...

March 30, 2018

Personal self-defense is important, especially when it comes to protecting yourself and your family. And short of carrying an armed weapon, being skilled at hand-to-hand combat may be the next thing.

And one way to become skilled in close-range fighting is to study the...

March 30, 2018

The new Steven Spielberg science fiction action adventure movie, Ready Player One, is about to hit theaters and I wanted to mention his track record before giving the review next week. 

I knew Spielberg had many blockbuster hits under his belt in various cate...

March 30, 2018

One of the greatest strengths of the United States of America is the vibrant, colorful and diverse communities of which it is comprised.

Unfortunately, it appears that not everyone in our country feels that is the case. This is exemplified by many recent actions of the...

March 29, 2018

Virginia Beach and Chesapeake fire units extinguished a commercial structure fire this afternoon at a vehicle dealership in the 900-block of South Military Highway.

When the first units arrived they reported heavy black smoke and flames coming from a small pile of disc...

March 29, 2018

Cox High School Falcons’ boys lacrosse team recently partnered with the school's girls field hockey team for a Spring Break Food Backpack Drive to help nourish children at a local elementary school.

The two teams collected more than 100 containers of peanut butter and j...

March 29, 2018

The city’s public school division is seeking parents, grandparents, community members and others to serve as volunteer members of its Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC), the Community Advisory Committee for Gifted Education (CAC) and the General Advisory...

March 28, 2018

My family used to travel way out into the country, almost every summer, to visit my mother’s parents in North Carolina. The first thing I would do when we arrived was to run to the barn in the back, looking for any new animals that might be inside. This poem reminds me...

March 28, 2018

The daughter of Caroline Tetschner and John Fedorowicz, Abby Fedorowicz, 14, is hosting a new 10-episode television series for Animal Planet called Tank Jr. The first episode aired Friday, March 30 at 9 p.m. Eastern.

A new addition to the show's Tanked family, the shows...

March 27, 2018

Units from the VBFD, VBPD and VBEMS responded to a two-vehicle crash yesterday afternoon at the intersection of Laskin Road and Republic Road at Hilltop.

One person had to be extricated from one of the vehicles.

Everyone involved in the crash declined medical transport...

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