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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Fix Leaks, Save Cash

Residents encouraged to detect and fix household leaks

NORFOLK, VA – A simple 10-minute investigation of your home could save you 10 percent on your monthly water charges. In fact, the average household leaks almost 10,000 gallons of water per year, or the amount of water it takes to wash 300 loads ...Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2019

Rabid Raccoon Found in the Tarrallton area of Norfolk

The raccoon was found by a dog on March 8, 2019 along the 8500 block of Millard Street in the Tarrallton area of the city.

NORFOLK, VA – A raccoon collected in Norfolk has tested positive for rabies. The raccoon was found by a dog on March 8, 2019 along the 8500 block of Millard Street in the Tarrallton area of the city and subsequently sent for testing at the Virgi...Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2019

Ohio Creek Bid Packages

Bid packages for five large sections of the project will be released over the next several weeks.

Be a part of Norfolk’s most transformational neighborhood coastal improvement project.  Construction is set to begin soon on the $112 million Ohio Creek Watershed Project that will reduce flooding, improve public spaces and ensure that ...Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2019

Bikeshare is Back Just in Time for Spring!

Pace bikes are rolling out on Friday, March 15th for quick commutes around the city.

 NORFOLK, VA – Ready to ride? Pace bikes are rolling out on Friday, March 15th for quick commutes around the city. The public is invited to participate in a group ride from City Hall’s Civic Plaza at noon to celebrate the re-l...Read on...

Posted on: March 12, 2019

Norfolk Utilities Department Creates Jobs for St. Paul’s Area Residents

The Norfolk Department of Utilities developed a six-month paid apprenticeship program to train full-time equipment operators and utility maintenance mechanics.

Norfolk Utilities Department Creates Jobs for St. Paul’s Area Residents 
NORFOLK, VA – The Norfolk Department of Utilities developed a six-month paid apprenticeship program to train full-time equipment operators and utility m...Read on...
Posted on: March 8, 2019

First Fridays Season Seven Premieres April 5

A Local’s Favorite That Rocks Granby Street in Downtown Norfolk

First Fridays Season Seven Premieres April 5
A Local’s Favorite That Rocks Granby Street in Downtown Norfolk  
NORFOLK, Va. – (March 2019) – The 7th Annual First Fridays street parties kick off Friday, April...Read on...
Posted on: March 6, 2019

New Electric Car Charging Stations installed in 4 Downtown Garages

Additional chargers to be installed in coming months

 NORFOLK, VA – Are you ready to get charged up? Then head to downtown Norfolk, where the first batch of electric vehicle chargers donated to the City of Norfolk by electric car maker Tesla have been installed in Waterside, MacArthur Cen...Read on...

Posted on: March 6, 2019

City Council actions on the March 5, 2019 agenda.

The current City Council Agenda actions are available here

Posted on: March 5, 2019

Granby Street Bridge Renovations to Start in the Spring

Construction work is anticipated to begin in late Spring 2019 and continue until mid to late 2020.

NORFOLK, VA – The community is invited to three information meetings to learn more about the Granby Street Bridge rehabilitation project.  The project will repair vital  structural components and extend the useable life of this...Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2019

Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management Study Reaches Milestone

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study investigating coastal storm risk management problems and solutions here reached an important milestone last month.

Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management Study Reaches Milestone
By Norfolk District Public Affairs Office
NORFOLK, Va. – A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study investigating coastal storm risk management problems and solutions here reached an import...Read on...
Posted on: March 1, 2019

Get Involved – Weigh In on the City’s FY 2020 Budget!

Offer your budget priorities online or in person

NORFOLK, VA – Our budget supports city residents and reflects your dreams, aspirations and values – so please share your thoughts and priorities as we work to shape city spending for the coming year. Tell us what you want to see in th...Read on...
Posted on: February 28, 2019

People First Team Offices Open in Tidewater Gardens

Initiative launched in August 2018 provides one-on-one support

People First Team Offices Open in Tidewater Gardens
Initiative launched in August 2018 provides one-on-one support
NORFOLK, VA – The People First team is expanding its operations with three offices conveniently located in Tidewater Gardens.&n...Read on...
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Nauticus Salutes Military with Special Admission Price

In celebration of the Battleship Wisconsin’s 75th Anniversary year, Nauticus will show appreciation for our military by offering a $12 admission rate throughout March to all active duty, retired, and veteran military members and their adult dependents.

Nauticus Salutes Military with Special Admission Price 
 NORFOLK, Va. – In celebration of the Battleship Wisconsin’s 75th Anniversary year, Nauticus will show appreciation for our military by offering a $12 admission...Read on...

Posted on: February 6, 2019

IKEA Norfolk to Open Wednesday, April 10

Customers can begin lining up at the store at 5:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 10

Norfolk, VA -- IKEA U.S., the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced that its future Norfolk store will open at 9:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 10. IKEA Norfolk will be the Swedish company’s second location in Virg...Read on...

Posted on: December 20, 2018

Virginia Beach Blvd. & Brambleton Ave. Lanes Close for Pump Station Renovations

The renovations include repairs to the pumps, valves and piping, and modifications to the storm drains.

 NORFOLK, VA – Beginning the first week in January, Norfolk Public Works crews will renovate two pump stations at the underpasses of Virginia Beach Blvd. and Tidewater Dr. and Brambleton Ave. and Tidewater Dr. The renovations include re...Read on...

Posted on: October 12, 2018

City & TFC Extend Recycling Contract

TFC will collect recycling past original November 1st deadline

NORFOLK, VA – City staff has been working with Tidewater Fibre Corporation (TFC) and both parties have agreed to extend TFC’s current contract through March 31, 2019. This extension will give Norfolk time to find an adequate solution f...Read on...

Posted on: September 21, 2018

National Speaker Series Comes to Slover Library

A former Norfolk librarian’s legacy lives on in upcoming lecture series

NORFOLK, VA –  Catherine “Kate” Lee Brinkley was a professional librarian at the City of Norfolk’s Kirn Memorial Library.  She loved people and was dedicated to educating the citizens of Norfolk th...Read on...