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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Fall 2022 Gateway Academy: Now Enrolling

Department of Human Services program connects Norfolk residents with career training

NORFOLK, VA – The Department of Human Services’ Career and Readiness Employee Services team is recruiting Norfolk residents for its Fall 2022 Gateway Academy. The program connects eligible residents with career training opportunities w...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Clear the Way for a Clean Sweep

Fall street sweeping operations are in full swing, and so is parking enforcement

NORFOLK, VA - October has arrived and the leaves are already falling on yards, vehicles and streets. It’s also the start of a busy season for the City of Norfolk’s Street Sweeping team.

Regular sweeping removes pollutants like oil, grea...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Norfolk’s Local State of Emergency to End Tuesday, October 4

NORFOLK, VA – The local state of emergency declared by City Manager Larry “Chip” Filer, Ph.D., on Sunday, October 2, will expire on Tuesday, October 4, at 8 a.m.

All City of Norfolk offices, recreation centers and lib...

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Posted on: October 2, 2022

City Manager Declares Local State of Emergency

NORFOLK, VA – City Manager Larry “Chip” Filer, Ph.D., declares a local state of emergency for the City of Norfolk ahead of anticipated historic-level flooding. This allows the City to ask for state and federal resour...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Regional Community Vaccination Center in Norfolk Open Saturday for COVID-19 Vaccinations

Monkeypox Vaccinations Moving to One Day a Week to Wednesdays

(Norfolk, Va.) The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) continues this week the Community Vaccination Center (CVC) at the Military Circle Mall, 880 N. Military Highway in Norfolk. The site will be open on Saturday providing COVID-19 vac...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Shelter Adoptions and Intakes Following Parvo Exposure

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk Animal Care Center (NACC) is resuming dog adoptions, stray intakes and owner surrenders following exposure to Canine Parvovirus (CPV).

After admitting a stray dog that subsequently tested positive for CPV, staff wor...

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Posted on: September 29, 2022

City Council actions on the September 27, 2022 formal agenda.

The City Council action for the last meeting is available here

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Shelter Limiting Intakes, Quarantining in Response to Parvo Exposure

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk Animal Care Center (NACC) is limiting intakes, testing all dogs, and quarantining as needed in response to Canine Parvovirus (CPV) exposure.

On Thursday, September 22, NACC admitted a stray dog found running at larg...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

The City Council agenda for September 27 City Council is now available.

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Norfolk Receives Positive Water Revenue Bonds Outlook, AA+ Rating from Fitch

Outlook revised from stable to positive, could be upgraded in near term

NORFOLK, VA – In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings boosted the outlook on Norfolk’s Water Revenue Bonds from stable to positive and reaffirmed its strong AA+ rating.

The decision to upgrade the City to a positiv...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

City of Norfolk Launches Community Survey

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk is launching a community satisfaction survey this month to gather resident feedback on City programs, services and quality of life. The survey is administered by ETC Institute, one of the nation&rsq...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

City Council actions on the September 13, 2022 formal agenda.

The current City Council Agendas are available here

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Norfolk Hosting Vendor Fair for Local Small Businesses

Fair to take place Friday, September 16, at Slover Library

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk’s Purchasing Department and Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion will host a Vendor Fair on Doing Business with The City on Friday, September 16, from 9 a.m. to noon at Slover Library. ...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Swimming Advisory Lifted for Sarah Constant Beach in Norfolk

(NORFOLK, VA)– The Norfolk Department of Public Health has lifted the Swimming Advisory posted on Tuesday, September 13, for Sarah Constant Beach Park. Re-sampling of the water at this location determined that levels of enterococci organisms are...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Mini-Grant Recipients Announced Under City-Backed Anti-Violence Campaign

NORFOLK, VA – The Norfolk Police Foundation announces its first round of grant fund recipients under a new program supporting organizations working to deter violence within the community. Ten local groups were chosen from more than 40 a...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

Swimming Advisory Issued for Sarah Constant Beach Park in Norfolk

(NORFOLK, Va.) – The Norfolk Department of Public Health issued a Swimming Advisory for Sarah Constant Beach Park. Water testing conducted yesterday revealed enterococci bacteria levels at this site exceeding State Water Quality Standar...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

MacArthur Memorial Welcomes Award Winning Author and Pulitzer Prize Finalist

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NORFOLK, Va. – On Thursday, September 22, at 7:00 p.m. the MacArthur Memorial will host celebrated historian and Pulitzer Prize finalist James M. Scott for a discussion of his latest book: BLACK SNOW: Curtis LeMay, the Firebombing of Tokyo, and ...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

“Pumpkin Spice Up Your Life” Adoption Special

Norfolk Animal Care Center waiving all dog adoption fees September 10 - 30

NORFOLK, VA – Fall’s fresh air nature walks and cozy football afternoons are a lot more fun with dogs, and there are so many wonderful canine companions waiting to meet you at Norfolk Animal Care Center (NACC). To celebrate th...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

VDH Reopens Regional Community Vaccination Center in Norfolk

COVID-19 and Monkeypox Vaccinations Available on Different Days

(Norfolk, Va.) The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) today announced that the Community Vaccination Center (CVC) at the Military Circle Mall, 880 N. Military Highway in Norfolk, will open Monday, Sept. 12. Monkeypox vaccinations will...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

The City Council agenda for September 13 City Council is now available.

The current City Council Agendas are available here

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Norfolk City Treasurer Updates Payment Processing

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk City Treasurer, Daun S. Hester, announces a change in process to provide secure payments of real estate and personal property taxes. Partnering with PNC Bank, the Treasurer’s Office will utilize a new pro...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

City of Norfolk Offices to Close in Observance of Labor Day Holiday

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk’s offices, including libraries, recreation centers, and the Parking Customer Service Center at 222 W. Main Street will close on Monday, September 5, in observance of Labor Day. The closures in...

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Norfolk Selects Firm for Police Chief Search

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk selected the firm Morris & McDaniel Management Consultants out of Alexandria, Virginia, to assist in the national search for the next Chief of Police.

As part of the search process, residents will be...

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Shelter’s Full: Help NACC Help the Animals

$35 adoption promotion for all animals through August 31

NORFOLK, VA – We’re running out of room at Norfolk Animal Care Center (NACC)! The shelter is at capacity, and we need your help so we can continue to help animals in need.

There are so many wonderful pets at NACC just waiting t...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

The City Council agenda for August 23 City Council is now available.

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

Help NACC Clear the Shelters This August

$35 adoption promotion for all animals through August 31

NORFOLK, VA – For the sixth straight year, Norfolk Animal Care Center (NACC) is participating in Clear the Shelters, the national annual pet adoption campaign spearheaded by NBCUniversal.

Each year, NACC sets – and passes &...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

2022 Neighborhood Expo: Celebrating Norfolk’s Neighborhoods for 10th Year

Nominate a neighbor or community group for an U.P.L.I.F.T. Award

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk’s Department of Neighborhood Services announces the 10th Annual Neighborhood Expo and 3rd Annual Community U.P.L.I.F.T. Awards coming to Northside Park on Saturday, September 17, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Local Author Fair Returns to Slover Library

Connect with local authors in-person and learn about the writing process

NORFOLK, VA—For the first time in three years, the Local Author Fair returns to Slover Library for an in-person event on Saturday, August 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Authors from across Hampton Roads are participating in the fair by showcasi...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Military Circle Mall to Close at End of the Year

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) announced today that Military Circle Mall will cease operations by the end of this year.

Notification is being provided to all current mall tenants by Div...

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

The City Council agenda for July 12 City Council is now available.

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

The City Council agenda for June 28 City Council is now available.

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Commonwealth v. Robert L. Vick Jr. Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Robert Lee Vick Jr., a 24-year-old Norfolk man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, September 23, 2022, to more than 12 years in prison for gunning down two men and wounding a third man following an August 2020 alter...

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Commonwealth v. Avion L. Northan Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Avion Lamar Northan, a 33-year-old Norfolk man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, September 23, 2022, to 20 active years in prison for ramming his SUV into the mother of his children in the MacArthur Center parking...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Commonwealth v. Daniel L. Horne Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Daniel Lee Horne, a 27-year-old Norfolk man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, to 20 active years in prison for shooting and paralyzing then-28-year-old Tyquane L. Perry in 2020.

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

Commonwealth v. Joseph J. Giles

NORFOLK, Va. – Joseph John Giles, a 66-year-old Norfolk man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, to 16 active years in prison for murdering 63-year-old Douglas Warf.

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Commonwealth v. Nicholas P. Bond Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Nicholas Patrick Bond, a 36-year-old Norfolk man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, July 22, 2022, to five active years in prison for a burglary at a Ghent home, during which he was caught on camera by the homeowne...

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

U.S. v. Kevin Andrew Staton Jr.

NORFOLK, Va. – Kevin Andrew Staton Jr., 24, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 18 months’ imprisonment with two years of supervised release to follow for firearm trafficking. Mr. Staton, of Chesapeake, engaged in the buying and selling...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Commonwealth v. Duwayne Warren Sentencing

Trigger Warning: Child Abuse Descriptions Herein

NORFOLK, Va. – Duwayne Warren, a 27-year-old Norfolk man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, May 27, 2022, to 50 years in prison for murdering his infant daughter in December 2019 an...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Commonwealth v. Laurence L. Clark Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Laurence Latif Clark, a 22-year-old Norfolk man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, May 20, 2022, to 18 years in prison for gunning down 38-year-old Norman Elijah James in a 7-Eleven parking lot.

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Commonwealth v. Jermaine Tucker Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Jermaine Antoine Tucker, a 36-year-old Virginia Beach man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, April 29, 2022, to serve 26 years in prison for murdering 46-year-old Thomas Lyn Christian Jr. by shooting into Mr. Chris...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Commonwealth v. Shana C. Winborne Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Shana Christine Winborne, a 34-year-old Norfolk woman, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, April 22, 2022, to 17 years in prison for stabbing and killing her husband, then-39-year-old Dwan Winborne, while she was out...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Commonwealth v. Demarcus M. Mackey Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Demarcus Malik Mackey, a 23-year-old Norfolk man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Thursday, April 14, 2022, to 40 years in prison for murdering 23-year-old Stefon T. Grimes and maliciously shooting his girlfriend, then-2...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

Commonwealth v. Tahlia C. Ricks Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Tahlia Courtney Ricks, a 22-year-old Norfolk woman, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, April 1, 2022, to eight years in prison for killing Jendaya Hunter, 25, and Sateya Baker, 20, in a drunk driving crash just sout...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

Commonwealth v. Ferrari A. Ferdinand Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Ferrari Aramis Ferdinand, a 30-year-old Virginia Beach man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, April 1, 2022, to 17 years in prison for the 2019 murder of Quontrell Deon Snowden, a 31-year-old Norfolk man, at the Do...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Commonwealth v. Edgar E. Oliver Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Edgar Emmanuel Oliver, 64, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, March 18, 2022, to 30 years in prison for the 2019 stabbing death of 64-year-old Arthur Daniel Sanders Jr. who, according to the defendant who at the time was hous...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Commonwealth v. Bashirah S. Tripp Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Bashirah Shamirah Tripp, a 35-year-old Portsmouth woman, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, March 11, 2022, to 18 years in prison for a 2020 aggravated malicious wounding of her husband James Irving Johnson Jr. that left him ...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Gateway Academy Now Enrolling

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Now Enrolling! Gateway Academy career training for Norfolk residents. Click here for info and screening form.

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

November 8 Election

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Early voting and absentee voting by mail begins Friday, September 23, at 9 a.m. at the Norfolk Office of Elections (810 Union Street, Suite 100). Find out more about the upcoming election.

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Posted on: October 1, 2022

Serve the City You Love!

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The City of Norfolk offers you an opportunity to volunteer on several city boards or commissions. It's easy to apply. Pick from a list of more than 50 boards, commissions or authorities and submit your application online!

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

We are Hiring!

JUST START Career Fair at MacArthur Mall

Want to join the Parks & Recreation team? We have various part-time and full-time positions available. Opportunities include competitive pay, health benefits, paid-time off and more. Click here to view available positions.

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Boxing is Back!

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The Team Norfolk Boxing Program has a new temporary location! Stop by the Park Place Multi-Services Center, 606 W. 29th St., for boxing training and more! 

Program Hours:

Monday – Friday, 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

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On Friday and Saturday nights, come get your ball on and more! July 1 - October 15, programming includes basketball, employment opportunities, professional development, G.E.D. program enrollment, healthcare services, financial literacy and MORE! For young...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Norfolk Police seize guns and drugs following search warrant, two men arrested

NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk Police have arrested two men following a search warrant. 

On September 29, 2022, around 10:00 a.m., Norfolk Police conducted a search warrant at an apartment in the 300 block of Harbor Pointe Circle. During the search, inves...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Detectives looking for missing Norfolk woman

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Norfolk detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 78-year-old Hazel Lee Williams, who was last seen in the 900 block of Scott Street around 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 26, 2022. &...

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Norfolk man arrested for homicide on Creamer Road

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) - A Norfolk man has been arrested for a shooting that left a man dead on Creamer Road.

On September 18, 2022, around 4:00 p.m. Officers responded to the 1000 block of Creamer Road for the report of two gunshot victims. When police arrive...

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Man dies following shooting on 18th Bay Street

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – A man has died following a shooting on 18th Bay Street.

On Saturday, September 3rd, around 11:45 p.m. police responded to a residence in the 9600 block of 18th Bay Street for the report of a gunshot disturbance. When the officers arriv...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Norfolk Police identify man killed on E. Brambleton Avenue

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Detectives are continuing to investigate the shooting that happened Tuesday afternoon on E. Brambleton Avenue.

Around 12:00 p.m. on September 13th, Norfolk police responded to 900 E. Brambleton Avenue for the report of a guns...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Man dies following shooting on Diggs Road

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) - Detectives are continuing to investigate the shooting that has left a 39-year-old man dead.

On September 7, 2022, around 2:10 p.m., police responded to the 8000 block of Diggs Road for the report of a gunshot victim. When officers arri...

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