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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Seating Area and Main Stage Open for UBT Pavilion Concerts

The City of Portsmouth has opened the seating area and main stage at Union Bank & Trust Pavilion for shows, beginning with the Avett Brothers on Friday, July 20.

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Hurricane Season 2018 Churning Up Rough Seas

Hurricane Chris is churning up some rough seas along the east coast but poses no threat to the U.S. according to the National Hurricane Center. It is the third storm of the 2018 hurricane season. Are you ready if a hurricane strikes our coast?

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Posted on: June 27, 2018

Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference Announces Keynote Speakers

The Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference is pleased to
announce the keynote speakers for the 2018 Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference being held at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel in Portsmouth, VA on September 14 - 15.

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Posted on: June 26, 2018

Governor Northam Announces “Build Virginia” Workforce Development System

NEWPORT NEWS—Governor Ralph Northam today announced the launch of Build Virginia, an initiative that will connect workers throughout the Commonwealth with training and employment opportunities in the skilled trades.

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Posted on: June 18, 2018

Portsmouth Purchases New Public Safety Communications System

Portsmouth will deploy a state-of-the-art public safety communications system in 2019. The city will implement Motorola Solutions’ Astro 25 Radio system, which uses communications technology and interoperable coverage critical for first responders.

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Portsmouth Receives Health Champion Designation

The city of Portsmouth was notified May 31, that it has been named Health Champion by the American Diabetes Association, for implementing healthy initiatives throughout the city including programs for weight management, diabetes prevention . . .

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

Street Sweeping Schedule June - July 2018

The Department of Public Works announces the June and July 2018 Street Sweeping schedule for Portsmouth neighborhoods. This will be the second round of sweepings this season with the first round of neighborhoods completed in April and May.

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

Hurricane Season Begins June 1: Make Your Plans NOW

The 2018 Hurricane Season is once again upon us. For the Atlantic Coast area, the season begins Friday, June 1, and continues through November 30. Officials with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management say residents should plan now.

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Governor Announces Launch of VA History Mobile App

Today, Governor Ralph Northam joined the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution™ in announcing the launch of the Virginia History Trails mobile application. Travelers, families and history lovers can easily access 400 years of Virginia history.

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