Virginia Beach Heating System Equipment Assistance Program

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Eligible Virginia Beach homeowners may have a defective central heating or air conditioning/heat pump system repaired or replaced through the Department of Housing and Neighborhood Preservation’s Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program. The program provides eligible low- and moderate-income homeowners with a one-time-only … Continued

Oceana Historic District Listed on National Register of Historic Places

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​The Oceana Neighborhood Historic District was officially placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service on Sept. 18, 2017. The historic district nomination was initiated by the Virginia Beach Historic Preservation Commission and was compiled … Continued

Virginia Beach Courthouse Village and Municipal Center Historic District on Virginia Landmarks Register

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The Virginia Board of Historic Resources officially listed the Virginia Beach Courthouse Village and Municipal Center Historic District on the Virginia Landmarks Register on Sept. 21, 2017. The nomination will now be forwarded by the state to the National Park … Continued

Virginia Beach Whale Watch Companies Join Whale SENSE Atlantic

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In 2016, Rudee Tours and Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center joined Whale SENSE, a voluntary responsible whale watching program. The local whale watching season runs from January to March, when the humpback whales migrate through the mid-Atlantic from their … Continued

Virginia Beach Tide Gauges

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In 2016, Virginia Beach residents and local emergency managers received new tools to monitor storm tides and flooding during hurricane season. The 10 new tide gauges, installed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the city of Virginia … Continued

True Tales of the Tide: An Angler’s Lifelong Quest

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True Tales of the Tide: An Angler’s Lifelong Quest chronicles a wide variety of fishing adventures from citation spot to the capture of the largest fish ever caught on rod and reel in Virginia, John Thurston’s 1099-pound, 12-ounce tiger shark. Mike … Continued