Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Leo Anthony gets 1000th win - WAVY-TV

Updated: Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012, 11:42 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012, 11:42 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - While the object in golf is to post a low number, First Colonial golf coach Leo Anthony reached a very high number recently. Anthony reached 1,000 wins as a coach, 589 in golf and 411 as a basketball coach.

"It means a lot to me," Anthony said. "I didn't know that they could combine golf with basketball. I guess the VHSL keeps track of that stuff."

Anthony's success coaching both basketball and golf was spread over two schools. He got his start at Princess Anne High School and in 1972 Anthony decided to start coaching golf.

Prior to his coaching career, Anthony was a two sport star at Old Dominion University as a shortstop in baseball and shooting guard in basketball.  A member of the ODU Hall of Fame, Anthony is the first Monarch player to have his number retired. He averaged 27 points a game while at ODU.

Long-time Princess Anne golf coach Hutch Hammond says Anthony is coaching for all the right reasons.

"He's a really nice guy and he really has the interest of the kids at heart, because I have been doing this for 31 years and he has been doing it a lot longer and we don't do it for the pay, so he does it for the love of the kids," said Hammond.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Va. Beach mayor backs $50000 study on arena impact - The Virginian-Pilot

By Aaron Applegate
The Virginian-Pilot
© September 19, 2012

VIRGINIA BEACH

Mayor Will Sessoms said Tuesday that he supports spending up to $50,000 on an independent study of the economic impact of the $350 million arena proposed for near the Oceanfront.

A study done in August by James V. Koch, an Old Dominion University economics professor, was based on data partly provided by Comcast-Spectacor, the company pitching the arena project.

Councilman John Moss argued at Tuesday's City Council work session that an independent analysis is necessary to check those numbers.

Sessoms said it's important to enlist "another set of eyes."

The Koch study estimated an arena, starting in 2015, would host nearly 200 events a year with 1.3 million attendees. It would also create 1,230 jobs and generate $98 million in revenue in 2015, including $66 million in Virginia Beach.

It was part of the nearly $700,000 spent so far on arena project consultants.

Sources have said the NBA's Sacramento Kings are the main target tenant for the arena, which also would be used for concerts and minor league sports.

The study would be done when the city has more information about how the arena would be paid for, Sessoms said. That information is not expected before December, and might come early next year.

Earlier this month, the city solicited proposals from companies to do an "independent analysis of attendance, shows and direct revenue projections" related to the arena. The proposals are due Oct. 15.

Aaron Applegate, 757-222-5122,aaron.applegate@pilotonline.com

Photo gallery | Gabby Douglas visits Virginia Beach - The Virginian-Pilot

Two-time Olympic gold medal winner and Virginia Beach native Gabby Douglas is visiting today to take part in an event for itcanwait.com, a program to combat texting and driving. She will be at the AT&T store at 4725 Virginia Beach Blvd. from 4 to 6 p.m.

Virginia Beach man charged in hit and run accident - Daily Press

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A 40-year-old Virginia Beach has been charged in connection to a weekend accident were a bicyclist was struck by a car and the driver fled the scene.

Police charged Nathan Bishop Casebolt, of the 100 block of 14th Street, with second offense DUI, felony hit and run, maiming and driving without a operators license, according to a Virginia Beach Police Department news release. He is being held at Virginia Beach Correctional Center without bond, the release said.

The charges stem from a hit and run incident that occurred before 10 p.m. Friday in the 1400 block of Virginia Beach Boulevard.


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Police said a bicyclist was traveling westbound on Virginia Boulevard near the intersection of Sykes Avenue in same direction as the as a 2008 Chevy Malibu. The bicyclist pulled into the path of the Malibu and was struck from behind by the car. The driver did not slow down and fled the scene at a high rate of speed following the crash, the release said.

The bicyclist was taken to a local hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries. The victim is in critical condition, the release said.

The accident remains under investigation.

After-school programs cancelled in Va. Beach - The Virginian-Pilot

By Elisabeth Hulette
Lauren King
The Virginian-Pilot
© September 18, 2012

After-school activities in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Suffolk, York County and Currituck County, N.C., public schools have been canceled today due to threats of severe weather.

The cancellations do not affect programs run by Virginia Beach's Parks and Recreation Department. Those programs will operate on their regular schedules, according to an announcement from the school division.

This evening’s Virginia Beach School Board meeting will continue as planned.

Norfolk's cancellation covers all school activities occurring on school grounds or in the building this afternoon and evening, according to its website.

In Suffolk, PTA meetings at Forest Glen, John F. Kennedy, John Yeates and King's Fork middle schools and Oakland Elementary School also are canceled, in addition to the after-school events.

The York County School Division has canceled all back-to-school night events and athletic practices and competitions, a news release said.

In Currituck County the YMCA after-school programs will still be open for enrolled students.

After-school programs canceled in several cities - The Virginian-Pilot

By Elisabeth Hulette
Lauren King
The Virginian-Pilot
© September 18, 2012

After-school activities in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Suffolk, York County and Currituck County, N.C., public schools have been canceled today due to threats of severe weather.

The cancellations do not affect programs run by Virginia Beach's Parks and Recreation Department. Those programs will operate on their regular schedules, according to an announcement from the school division.

This evening’s Virginia Beach School Board meeting will continue as planned.

Norfolk's cancellation covers all school activities occurring on school grounds or in the building this afternoon and evening, according to its website.

In Suffolk, PTA meetings at Forest Glen, John F. Kennedy, John Yeates and King's Fork middle schools and Oakland Elementary School also are canceled, in addition to the after-school events.

The York County School Division has canceled all back-to-school night events and athletic practices and competitions, a news release said.

In Currituck County the YMCA after-school programs will still be open for enrolled students.

Larcenies reported during VB concert - WAVY-TV

Updated: Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012, 12:27 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012, 12:23 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Virginia Beach Police need help identifying and locating those responsible for stealing from vehicles during a concert on Aug. 23.

Grazia Moyers with the Virginia Beach Police Department said several larcenies were reported at the Farm Bureau Amphitheater located at 3550 Cellar Door Way. The victims reported to police they found their vehicles rummaged through following a concert.

All victims parked in the same section of the parking lot and Moyers said there was little to no damage to the vehicles that were locked. Items taking during the larcenies included GPS units and credit cards.

The credit cards were later used at a Wa-Wa located on Northampton Boulevard. Police were able to obtain surveillance footage of the suspects.

Anyone with information on either suspect is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.