City Sites Archive

Virginia Beach students try out paper planes at airport

VIRGINIA BEACH Creeds Elementary fifth-graders soared to new heights. They climbed the stairs to the mezzanine at the Military Aviation Museum on Oct. 30 in Pungo and launched their homemade aircraft. “It’s really fun here!” Gabe McNulty said after he heard the timekeeper say “2.19” – the seconds his paper airplane spent in the air before it landed.

Va. Beach native's latest tale follows a familiar route

VIRGINIA BEACH Joe Tennis dug into his roots again to create another book highlighting our area. "Along Virginia's Route 58: True Tales from Beach to Bluegrass" is an illustrated history and guide following Virginia Beach Boulevard (U.S. 58) spanning 500 miles from Virginia Beach to the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

Around Town | Development on Centerville Turnpike in Va. Beach

There are apartments going up on the corner of Centerville Turnpike and Lynnhaven Parkway. Will all that be residential or will there be any other businesses at that corner? - Beth Kelly

Ms. Wheelchair Virginia is a Chesapeake resident who's busy spreading hope

Angela West's living room features an extra-large photograph of a shaky-looking rope bridge across a chasm of unknown depth. It's a metaphor of sorts for the life of 31-year-old West, who must use a wheelchair.

Chesapeake family's hearts are full, and so is their van

Dave and Jane Daulton's van may not be big enough to comfortably accommodate all of their children, but this couple's hearts are beyond the right size to provide enough love for each one of them. The Daultons have nine children currently living in their Western Branch home - all of them have Down syndrome.

Election day is Tuesday. Here are some things to know about voting in Chesapeake

Election Day in Chesapeake is Tuesday. Polling places will be opening at 6 a.m. and all voters in line by 7 p.m. will be able to vote. Voters should not wait until Election Day to check on where they can cast their ballots.

TV dance star brings his talents to Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH Cheers erupted as a white stretch limousine pulled into Golden Slippers Dance Academy's parking lot last weekend. "Here he is!" exclaimed someone in the crowd of dance enthusiasts who held a welcome sign and balloons. The limo door opened and out stepped Nico Greetham from Season 10 of the dance competition television show "So You Think You Can Dance."

New Chesapeake crisis center give responders a better option when dealing with the mentally ill

Sometimes the call comes from a citizen who observes someone acting strangely or being aggressive. Other times it's a family member asking for help because a loved one is hearing voices and making threats.

Close-up: Love of history creates a lifetime of storytelling for Robert Hitchings

Anyone with a question about local history may want to talk to Robert Hitchings. An archivist and historian, Hitchings can be found at the Wallace Memorial History Room at Chesapeake's Central Library.

Around Town | What's going up near Tallwood H.S. in Va. Beach?

VIRGINIA BEACH What is going in on the corner of Lion's Way (next to Tallwood High School) and Kempsville Road? -Beth Kelly Gwen Meadows, a 10-lot subdivision, is being built on 2.5 acres at the intersection of Kempsville Road and Lions Way. The project is expected to be complete by summer 2017.

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