Category: Press Releases

WHAT: The Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation is hosting the grand opening of The Spot at Lake Edward, a new space that serves as a neighborhood hub for families. The goal of the townhouse, located at the end of a cul-de-sac on Pickering Street in Virginia Beach, is to engage neighbors, strengthen community bonds and provide a safe and secure environment for all residents. (more…)

WHAT: More than 2,000 students from across Hampton Roads and Northampton County will gather for ACCESS College Commitment Day to celebrate their decision to further their education. 1,200 participated in the inaugural event in 2016. Since 1988, ACCESS has helped more than 55,000 students go to college by guiding families in South Hampton Roads and Northampton County through the admission and financial aid processes. During the high energy, one-hour long program on the arena floor, students, some of whom will be the first in their families to go to college, will share their excitement about this important step in their future on social media using #CatchMeInCollege2017.


Virginia Beach, VA – What’s more adorable: a puppy in a party hat or a canine with a cupcake? This year, Care-A-Lot is inviting the public to bring their furry friends to help celebrate the 70th dog year anniversary of their Pet Lovers’ Extravaganza featuring DockDogs. (more…)


Virginia Beach, Va. – The Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation is pleased to announce the following individuals on its 2017 Board of Directors:

Charles R. Malbon, Jr. – Chair

John “Bruddy” M. Baillio – President

C.J. “Skip” Smith, III – Vice President

John A. Gill – Treasurer

Alice F. Ruffin – Secretary



Virginia Beach, Va. – The Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation has announced the following recipients of the 2017 Langhorne & Pulley Memorial Scholarship: (more…)


Virginia Beach, Va. – The Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation is pleased to announce 2017 grant awards totaling more than $100,000 to the following entities within the Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach: (more…)


Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads, which builds affordable homes to strengthen families and communities in seven local cities, has honored Bank of America with its “Builder of the Year Award.” Executive Director Brad Kirkpatrick made the presentation to Charles Henderson, Hampton Roads market president, Bank of America, during Habitat’s 2016 Dream Builder luncheon in Virginia Beach on December 7. (more…)


RICHMOND, VA – On Tuesday, November 15, Richmond’s homeless population will have the opportunity to receive a dental exam and dental treatment. In partnership with the VCU School of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene, the Virginia Dental Association (VDA), and the Virginia Dental Association Foundation (VDAF), Project Homeless Connect allows upwards of 75 patients to be seen for an exam, cleaning or extractions as needed. Patients will be seen from 8 a.m – 3 p.m., and the event takes place at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

The event is part of the Mission of Mercy (MOM) program, in which VDA dentists and others volunteer their time to provide free dental care to those in need. Created by VDA Executive Director Dr. Terry Dickinson in 2000, the MOM program hosts six or more projects each year in strategic communities across the state. (more…)


Chesapeake, VA – Residents in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk and Virginia Beach can now recycle food and beverage cartons as part of their curbside recycling program. With the help of a grant from the Carton Council of North America, TFC Recycling, Virginia’s largest recycler, was able to install an optical sorting unit programmed to remove the items. The cartons are then baled and used to make new paper products and sustainable building materials.

Cartons are easy to recognize and are available in two types – shelf-stable, such as for juice, soup, broth and wine; and refrigerated, including containers for milk, juice, cream and egg substitutes. The number of products packaged in cartons continues to grow, and now residents of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk and Virginia Beach will be able to recycle more packaging than before. (more…)

When Walter Wilkins of Norfolk saw a recent network news story about a minor traffic accident that took the life of a 26-year-old New Jersey girl, it stopped him in his tracks.

Jewel Brangman died because her airbag exploded.   “It was a fender bender,” her father Alexander Brangman said. “So she should’ve walked away from it. … If you could imagine a sharp metal of a hand grenade, it hit her carotid artery and she bled out. She lost nine pints of blood. She coded three times.” (more…)