Virginia Aquarium to host annual recycling event

Virginia Beach e-cycling drive file photo. (Courtesy of

Start spring cleaning early this year with the help of the Virginia Aquarium’s e-cycling event. Through a partnership between the City of Virginia Beach Public Works, TFC Recycling, and Goodwill Industries, Virginia Beach residents have the opportunity to properly recycle and dispose of old electronics and household hazardous waste on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 9 […]

Instacart to launch grocery delivery service on the Southside

Grocery, produce, fruit, vegetables, instacart, shopping

Your commute to the grocery store could become a thing of the past with the arrival of Instacart. The personal grocery service offers on-demand shopping and delivery for $5.99 per order. Frequent shoppers may pay for a year’s worth of deliveries for $150. The concept for Instacart began five years ago in San Francisco. Since then, the company has grown to cater to customers nationwide, […]

Officers honored at annual Virginia Beach Crime Solvers luncheon


Several law enforcement officers were honored Friday during the Virginia Beach Crime Solvers 35th annual awards ceremony. Virginia Beach Crime Solvers offers cash rewards — up to $1,000 — for anonymous tips that lead to the solving of a crime, the recovery or stolen property, or the apprehension of a wanted person. Since it was established in 1982, tips to the […]

Deadline Brewing Project hopes to bring new brews to Virginia Beach’s Shore Drive

Darrell Cuenca hopes to found a two-barrel nano-brewery called Deadline Brewing Project near Shore Drive this summer. He and his business partners

Virginia Beach may soon welcome its next brewery — and you may already know the owners. Darrell Cuenca, former Virginian-Pilot writer and brewer at Big Ugly Brewing in Chesapeake, and TV news couple Jason and Erica Hechtkopf, better known as Jason Marks of WAVY-TV and Erica Greenway of WTKR News 3, have teamed up to make the […]

‘Food insecure’ students, staff have received 650 meals from ODU’s IGNITE food pantry

Since it opened this past summer, the IGNITE food pantry at ODU has served nearly 650 meals to students, faculty, and staff in need. (Mariah Pohl)

When money is tight, do you spend it on food or on books? That’s a question one in four Old Dominion University students had to face this past semester, according to the campus IGNITE food pantry. Since it opened in August, the pantry has provided 650 meals for more than 70 ODU students, staff, and faculty struggling to make […]

Chrysler Museum welcomes new director of communications

Chrysler Museum (Mariah Pohl)

The Chrysler Museum of Art announced its new director of communications Wednesday. Meredith Gray will lead the museum’s marketing, communication, and digital engagement efforts beginning in February. “The Chrysler is more than a museum; it is a multifaceted experience,”Gray said. “I look forward to sharing the Chrysler’s mission and playing a role in broadening access to art through the […]

Virginia Department of Education announces adult literacy grants

Virginia Department of Education

Organizations with experience offering adult education and literacy services are invited to attend an upcoming conference hosted by the Virginia Department of Education where they will learn about competitive grant opportunities for 2018. The grants are available through three programs under the 2014 federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act Corrections Education […]

Two Virginia Beach businesses receive grants to expand, create jobs

Virginia Beach Municipal Center

The Virginia Beach Development Authority has awarded $80,000 in grants to two expanding Virginia Beach businesses. MATBOCK Origins, LLC, an advanced manufacturing company that specializes in law enforcement products, is doubling in size. MATBOCK’s 4,000 square foot space on 1164 Millers Lane will soon grow to 10,000 square feet with the help of a $30,000 grant. […]

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