February 17, 2020

     Police Report

     On Sunday, February 16, 2020, at 8:49 p.m., Emergency Communications received a call for a firearms violation at the McDonald’s at 5833 Northampton Boulevard. Preliminary investigations determined that a male suspect was inside the McDonalds and was in a dispute with restaurant employees. ​ He exited the business and he began shooting a weapon outside of the building in the direction of the bus...

February 16, 2020

     Princess Anne Post 113 of the American Legion has recognized outstanding four Virginia Beach police, fire, Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and Sheriff’s Office honorees, by presenting them with special awards.

     They were paid tribute at ceremonies, held recently at Marian Manor in Virginia Beach.

     Hailed for their exemplary service to the community were, Virginia Beach Police Department...

February 16, 2020

     The 13th cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station successfully launched last week from Wallops Island. The mission will deliver 8,009 pounds of cargo to the space station.

     The “NG-13” mission is a partnership of the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority (Virginia Space), NASA Wallops Flight Facility, and Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems. The spacecraft launched from Virginia Space’s...

February 15, 2020

     A comprehensive approach to address the loss of habitat for colonial nesting birds on the South Island of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) is now is place. It is designed to create a backstop against the federal government’s failure to protect migratory birds.

     The South Island is where construction equipment will be based during expansion of the HRBT, a project critical for reducing congestion and impr...

February 15, 2020


     The first phase of the Eastern Shore Drive drainage improvements, with flood control projects, has begun construction.

     Crews began work at the intersections of Starfish Road and Shore Drive, and North Great Neck Road and Shore Drive, for the first phase.

     The project includes installing stormwater piping, drainage structures, trenching, along with sidewalk and pavement work.


February 8, 2020

     On Jan. 30, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a global public health emergency. In light of this news, the EVMS Master of Public Health program will hold a Public Health Grand Rounds about the novel coronavirus at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in Lester Hall, room 135.

As of now, there is no cure or vaccine for the deadly, global virus. 

     “Coronavirus: Don’t Let Misconceptions Eclipse th...

February 2, 2020

     Denmark’s largest energy company, Ørsted, has leased a portion of the Portsmouth Marine Terminal for offshore wind staging materials and equipment, according to an agreement recently ratified by a unanimous vote of the Virginia Port Authority Board of Commissioners.

     The company is expected to use the site for its work on the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project, that it is coordinating with Dominion...

February 2, 2020

     Mary Reid Barrow has been honored as Virginia Beach celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Winter Wildlife Festival.

     A well-known local writer, she recently received the city’s inaugural Wildlife Advocate Award as a way to cheer people who contribute to the festival and who also make Virginia Beach a great place for nature.

      She wrote for The Virginian-Pilot, based in Newpor...

February 2, 2020

     The first phase of Virginia Beach’s Ashville Park Drainage and Roadway Improvements project began last week, at the intersection of Sandbridge Road and New Bridge Road, and is part of a three-phase city construction project.

Sandbridge Road will remain open, but will occasionally have flagging operations in place Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., when there is a need to reduce two lanes to one lan...

January 26, 2020

     Virginia Beach is hosting six public meetings on how it is addressing current and future flooding risks throughout the city.          Citizens are invited to attend and give their input at the following times and locations:

     Tuesday, January 28, 6 to 8 p.m., Kempsville High School.

     Thursday, January 30, 6 to 8 p.m., Princess Anne High School.

     Monday, Februa...

January 22, 2020

     Virginia Beach City Public Schools is one of 16 school divisions selected to be part of the nation's largest electric school bus initiative, which was recently launched by Dominion Energy to replace Virginia diesel school buses with electric ones.

     As part of Dominion's initial 50-bus deployment, the division will receive six electric school buses, later this year, to replace older diesel buses and reduce em...

January 19, 2020

     Electric school buses will soon be on the roads in Virginia, carrying children and reducing emissions as Dominion Energy moves forward with one of the nation’s largest electric school bus deployments.

     Phase one will bring 50 electric school buses to 16 localities, within Dominion Energy’s Virginia service area, by the end of 2020.       In December, the company selected Thomas Built Buses as t...

January 17, 2020

     Princess Anne Middle School 8th grade student, Grace Miller, has been selected as the winner of the 2020 American Legion Princess Anne Post 113 Middle School Essay Contest.

     She submitted her winning essay in the post’s recently held, “I like living in America, because . . .” competition.

     To promote Americanism throughout Virginia, the American Legion Department of Virginia sponsors...

January 15, 2020

     February 23, 2020, marks the 75th anniversary of U.S. Marines raising the American flag atop Iwo Jima’s Mount Suribachi, during World War II. 

     Photographer Joe Rosenthal’s image of six Marines raising that flag is arguably one of the most recognizable photographs in history and has become a symbol of the courage and tenacious spirit of the United States Marine Corps.

     The upcoming annivers...

January 15, 2020

     The Virginia Beach School Board just elected Carolyn T. Rye, pictured on the left, as its new chairwoman and re-elected Kimberly Melnyk, on the right, as vice chairwoman. Rye succeeds Beverly Anderson.

     "This is a tremendous honor, beyond words," said Rye, a William & Mary graduate who was first elected to the school board in 2014.

     She began her professional career in the business sec...

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