Petty Officer Second Class Adriano Cuevas Puntiel hugs his wife Jasmine Harrison, right, on Sunday, July 18, 2021 as fellow sailors greet their families after a five month deployment on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Tripp Boyce, 10, rides around Virginia Beach's newly opened Woodstock Skate Park on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. The 30,000 square foot skatepark is built above an upgraded 5.2-million-gallon wet weather offline storage tank that reduces sanitary sewer overflows. The park features a snake run and two-level bowl with waterfall, five corners and two hips; a quarter pipe with extension; ledge runs, stair sets, wall rides, snake run, banks, hips, rails, and other custom ledges; a warm-up area; and shaded viewing spots.
Paul Simmers looks into the waste grate pit at the 42nd Street Pumphouse on Atlantic Ave in Virginia Beach, Va. on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. Simmers, along with several other employees of Virginia Beach Public Works, were cleaning waste grates ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa. The grates keep trash and debris from entering the pumps which keep Atlantic Ave from flooding during heavy rainfall.
Western Branch High School long jumper Llyric Driscoll competes in at the Virginia High School League Class 6 Track and Field Finals on Saturday, June 18, 2021. Driscoll placed third with a long jump of 18' 9.50".
Wittenberg freshman Jordan Kostura walks from Recitation Hall to HPER Center as Ezry the Tiger for a photoshoot on Feb. 5, 2019. Kostura is one of two individuals who dresses as Ezry the Tiger, the mascot of Wittenberg University.
Wittenberg senior Connor Seipel (54) pushes toward the basket for a layup on Nov. 23, 2019. Wittenberg beat Mount St. Joseph, 92-58.
John Kelly drops off umbrellas at lifeguard stands along the Oceanfront on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. The daily umbrella drop is vital to keeping the lifeguards of the Virginia Beach Lifesaving Service out of the harsh oceanfront sun and stay ready to help individuals in trouble at the Oceanfront.
Wittenberg seniors Carter Harris and Drew Elliot stomp the seal after receiving their diploma on May 11, 2019. Anyone treading on the seal prior to graduation will not make it to commencement, according to campus tradition, leading the seniors to stomp the seal after receiving their diploma.
Wittenberg junior Morgan Ely (13) lies on the track in The Steemer after the 3000m run during the Wittenberg Intra-Squad Scrimmage on Nov. 14, 2020. Ely finished tenth in 12:01.98.
Wittenberg senior Vanessa Orduna Zarazua (red t-shirt at right) screams encouragement at members of Tower Hall team as they face New Hall during tug-of-war at the Wittenberg Olympics on Aug. 16, 2020. Tower Hall fell to New Hall.
Fans light the court in the Pam Evans Smith Arena with flashlights after a lighting outage in the second half of a NCAA Division I Women's Basketball game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Valparaiso Crusaders on Nov. 10, 2019. The lights were restored within ten minutes allowing play to resume as Ohio State beat Valparaiso, 89-38.