Virginia Beach Community Archive

Beach Eats | Chang opening new eatery

VIRGINIA BEACH MORE CHANG: CHINESE CHEF OPENING SECOND BEACH EATERY Renown chef Peter Chang, who operates several Szechuan cuisine-based bistros across Virginia, including one in Landstown, is opening a second Virginia Beach location. Peter Chang Express will open Aug. 26 with half-off menu items, said Gen Lee, a business associate of Chang. A grand opening will be held Aug. 28.

Work continues on new Lynnhaven Inlet span

Christopher Wojtowicz still gets excited when he talks about the new Lesner Bridge. He’s the project manager, and the bridge on Shore Drive is his biggest project to date.
“This is my third bridge project for the City of Virginia Beach,” he said. “It’s my first segmental box girder bridge, which I find fascinating.”

Letter: Military memorial flags at Va. Beach church

VIRGINIA BEACH Eastern Shore Chapel is putting up the field of flags again this year. On May 24, by around 11:30 a.m., the flags should be well on their way to the finished task. From May 2014 through May 2015, we have lost 35 military personnel in Afghanistan and four in Iraq. The book of names of our fallen has been updated, and the Rev. Thomas Deppe will be blessing the names.

Holland Road widening begins in Virginia Beach

 VIRGINIA BEACH Work crews are widening Holland Road in a 2.5-mile stretch between Dam Neck Road and Nimmo Parkway, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. The currently two-lane street will become a divided, four-lane road. Before grading and paving, workers will clear the area of trees and place underground pipes.

Column | Studies show school starts too early, board is going to sleep on it

School days are here again. My mom used to sing those words while waking me and my brothers for the first day of school.
It annoyed me no end.
It added insult to injury as she turned on the lights. Of course, we would go right back to sleep until she walked back in and said, “I’m not coming in here again. Get up.”

Column | Beach deserves props for recycling program

VIRGINIA BEACH  There’s not much that comes in the mail that excites me. Most days it’s just junk ads, unwanted credit card offers and unexpected bills. If I’m lucky, there’s a coupon for 20 percent off my next Ulta purchase. (It’s an awesome make-up store.)

Column | State of the city comes at a price (unless you tune in)

VIRGINIA BEACH The State of the City address was Thursday, an annual event aimed at letting Virginia Beach’s residents know how their city is doing.

Schools budget proposal Tuesday


What's new? What's cut? Schools Superintendent James Merrill proposes his budget for next year at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, School Administration Building, Municipal Center. The proposal would cover spending division-wide for the year starting in July, as well as longer-term construction and maintenance projects.

Implementing conservation practices? Apply now for funding

Planting season is right around the corner, and farmers could be eligible for help implementing conservation practices.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Virginia has limited funding available for 2013, and the deadline for applications for the first round of selections is Friday.

Major league ballplayers will go for strikes for CHKD

Even professional baseball players will strive for strikes next week during a Virginia Beach fundraising tournament benefiting Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters.

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