Stacy Parker, The Virginian-Pilot

Stacy Parker

The Virginian-Pilot

Virginia Beach, VA, United States

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Recent:
  • The Virginian-Pilot
Past:
  • The Baltimore Sun
  • Officer.com

Recent articles by Stacy:

Dinner and a round of virtual golf? New restaurant concept planned for Virginia Beach.

Hacker's at Hilltop would feature seven golf simulator rooms and one VIP room for private parties. → Read More

Virginia Beach may offer free rides in electric vehicles next summer

Shuttles would move people door to door around the resort area, freeing up parking spaces. → Read More

Virginia Beach may spend $7M toward new Oceanfront parking garage, add 200 public spaces in deal

Founded by Chief Executive Officer J. Christopher Perry, Suburban Capital would build the parking garage on the 35th Street lot for its hotel guests. The city would like to piggyback on the project by adding 200 spaces to the garage to serve as public parking. → Read More

A secret, illegal BMX track in Virginia Beach thrilled riders for 20 years. Now, the fun is over at Thrashmore.

A group of bicycle motocross riders who secretly built a intricate set of dirt tracks and obstacles in a private wooded lot off Rosemont Road are hoping the city will help them find a new spot for a sanctioned park. → Read More

How Virginia Beach turned red again

What happened? For starters, three Republican candidates who won on Tuesday have a connection to Virginia Beach. → Read More

State foosball championships kick off in Virginia Beach — a city with table soccer history

Nabil Kassir, the original owner of Peabody's, brought the first foosball tables to Virginia decades ago. The night club will host the 50th anniversary of the Virginia foosball championships this weekend. → Read More

East Coast Surfing Championships will celebrate 60 years in Virginia Beach, but it needs help from the city

Of all the major events held in Virginia Beach in years past, the East Coast Surfing Championships has the biggest economic impact. And with several other festivals bowing out of the city recently, ECSC organizers want more support for the 60th annual event next summer. → Read More

Virginia Beach local election preview: Sheriff, Commissioner of the revenue, treasurer

Virginia Beach voters will be selecting candidates in races for sheriff, commissioner of the revenue, and treasurer. → Read More

Pharrell not giving up on Virginia Beach but says he’s disappointed with surf park delays while at Norfolk forum

Williams discussed his plans for the future before co-moderating panel discussions with national and local corporate leaders. → Read More

‘Spite fence’ angers neighbors of West Neck golf community in Virginia Beach

The new owner of the Signature at West Neck golf course property recently erected an 8-foot tall, solid metal fence behind Tom Luckman's house after he and other neighbors complained about the tall grass and weeds. → Read More

36-year-old tree takes center stage inside Virginia Beach restaurant

Inside Il Giardino Ristorante at the Oceanfront, the ficus tree stands in the middle of the dining room and is fussed over weekly to keep it healthy and strong. → Read More

Boardwalk Art Show teams up with Atlantic Avenue businesses

For the first time in 66 years, the Boardwalk Art Show will be held in October instead of in the summer, and to help boost Oceanfront businesses, the show will host a scavenger hunt along Atlantic Avenue. → Read More

Heading to the Oceanfront? There’s now free parking on Atlantic Avenue.

Curbside parking will be available through April 2022. → Read More

Something in the Water fans planning peaceful ‘sit-down’ on the beach

In keeping with the mood of the wildly popular festival, the fans want to show Pharrell Williams that they support him. → Read More

Classic McDonald’s restaurant to close at Virginia Beach Oceanfront

The iconic McDonald's restaurant, built nearly 50 years ago, stands at the entrance to the Oceanfront's resort area. The city owns the land. → Read More

Cavalier Hotel says no to Pharrell for event with Dave Chappelle

Bruce Thompson, owner of the Cavalier Hotel, confirmed Friday that plans for an event with the comedian didn't pan out. → Read More

Virginia Beach summer tourism was up, but staff shortages hindered business

Hotels and attractions across the city emerged from the pandemic lull with an uptick in business, but restaurants struggled to meet the demand with thin staffs. → Read More

How Virginia Beach lost Something in the Water

Pharrell Williams' star-studded festival brought people of all backgrounds together and promised to leave a positive mark on the city. What went wrong? → Read More

Dead in the water? Pharrell cites ‘toxic energy’ in Virginia Beach; officials scramble to save SITW festival

The Virginia Beach celebrity expressed his disappointment with the city in a letter to the city manager. → Read More

‘Stealth’ cell tower disguised as pine tree could be first of its kind in Virginia Beach

The 134-foot cell tower will feature external antennas hidden by artificial branches designed to mimic the shape of a pine tree. → Read More