Sunday, June 16, 2024

ICYMI March 18-March 24: Rep. Scott Taylor threatened, Farm Fresh layoffs and embezzlement investigation

After a disagreement over marijuana policy, a 69-year-old Virginia Beach man allegedly threatened to kill Rep. Scott Taylor, according to court documents. He allegedly became agitated during a discussion about marijuana policy and said to Taylor’s staff, “Scott is having an event this Saturday. I am going to get my shotgun and do something about this. I will just handle this myself,” according to court documents. READ MORE

Virginia Beach man accused of threatening to kill Rep. Scott Taylor

Police are investigating the possible embezzlement of $230,000 from a Virginia Beach plastic-surgery practice, according to court documents. Police believe the employee allegedly manipulated the amount of money customers were paying for their surgeries and stole money while recording it in the company’s system, court documents say. READ MORE

Police: $230K embezzlement investigation underway at plastic surgery practice in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach’s “Tourism Investment Program” Fund (TIP) has become a central funding source for tourism-related development in Virginia Beach. But what exactly is the TIP and how is it funded? And why do city leaders think it’s so essential to the city’s economy? READ MORE

More than 1,000 Farm Fresh workers are slated to lose their jobs in a mass layoff that will impact grocery stores in Hampton Roads and Central Virginia. The announcement comes about a week after parent company SuperValu, Inc. announced that it intends to sell 21 of its 38 Farm Fresh stores in Eastern Virginia and Elizabeth City, North Carolina. READ MORE

More than 1,000 layoffs announced for Farm Fresh employees

Virginia Beach was awarded $15,000 in grant money aimed at preparing the city for disaster — both natural and man made. Virginia Beach will be allowed to use the $15,000 for “mass care equipment or supplies,” which can include materials to assist people with access and functional needs, as well as the elderly, children, infants and pets. READ MORE

Virginia Beach prepares for potential disaster with $15k grant

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