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.
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.
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".
Tara Chang flips off the Virginia Beach School Board after speaking to the board about masks during a meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021. Rivers was escorted out of the building by staff and Virginia Beach Police after flipping the board off.
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.
Elijah Wade, age 8, tries on a football helmet while taking a break from a fundraising drive for the Berkley Timberwolves at the intersection of Campostella and East Indian River Road in Norfolk, Va. on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021. The Timberwolves, led by Glen Yearling, have offered a space for children between age 6-14 to learn the sport of football, a sense of discipline, patience and community.
Firefighters from Norfolk Fire and Rescue attack a burning car in a parking lot near St. Paul's Boulevard and Market St. in Norfolk, Va on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.
A Cox High School graduate walks back to their seat after receiving their diploma at Veterans Home Loan Amphitheater on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.
Dan Jones, of the Nansemond River grounds crew, front, and Steven DeFreitas, rear, work on cleaning Nansemond River's softball field prior to a VHSL Class 5 softball final between Nansemond River and Freedom High School on Saturday, June 26, 2021. The field conditions delayed the game an hour and eventually saw Nansemond River defeat Freedom, 2-0 for the Virginia High School League Class 5 Softball title.
A Troutman Pepper Law employee views a 29-day old peregrine falcon after it was tagged by The Center for Conservation Biology in Virginia Beach, Va on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. The bands allow biologists to track the peregrine falcon population which was severely by the pesticide known as DDT in the 1950's and '60s. However in recent years, the falcon population has rebounded as Virginia had 30 peregrine falcon nests with a record number of 70 chicks under observation.