Hearing on DePaul Hospital resizing postponed again

October 31, 2008

The Virginian-Pilot reports that the public hearing has been postponed to “early next year”.

See the short article here: Hearing on Norfolk’s DePaul hospital downsizing delayed

Reminder: Halloween Spook-tacular

October 29, 2008

This is a reminder that the Wards Corner Halloween Spook-tacular will be held October 31st, 5:30 to 8:00 pm at 135 East Little Creek Road.

For more details, see our previous post: 2008 Wards Corner Halloween Spook-tacular

Gang Prevention Meeting

October 27, 2008

Blessed Sacrament Church will host a second gang-prevention brain-storming session on Wednesday, October 29th at 7:00pm.  For more information call 423-8305.  The Church is located at 6400 Newport Avenue behind DePaul Medical Center.

The meeting is open to the public.

GWC Neighborhood Watch meeting

October 27, 2008


Tuesday night [October 28, 2008], the Greater Wards Corner Area Neighborhood Watch meeting will be at the Workforce Development Center starting at 6:30pm.

The meeting is open to the public.

2008 Wards Corner Halloween Spook-tacular

October 20, 2008

The Greater Wards Corner Business Association
The Wards Corner Optimist Club

Announces the 2008 Halloween Spook-tacular
October 31st, 5:30 to 8:00 pm
135 East Little Creek Road

  • Astro DJ
  • Games
  • Face Painting
  • Hot Dogs, Candy  & Pop  Corn
  • Juggling by Tim Nolan
  • Pictures with The Tooth  Fairy
  • Costume Contest: Ages 2 – 6,  Ages 7 – 12, Most Original, Best Family
  • New!  Haunted Pumpkin Patch

$1.00 Admission Plus a non-perishable food item
Raffle Benefits Optimist Club Children’s Programs

Wards Corner Partnership Meeting, October 23, 2008

October 20, 2008
Submitted by Public Relations Committee GWCPartnership:
Ever wonder what is the future of this wonderful area we call Wards Corner?   Every resident, business, church, educational institution, future business owner, developer and small business owner should be wondering just this question.
Please remember that what ever changes are made to your neighborhood or your commercial district, you will have to live with that change for about 50plus years.


Greater Wards Corner Partnership

201 E. Little Creek Road (next to Kroger)   7:00 p.m.

Rooms 202 & 204

October 23, 2008

Roberts Rules of Order will be followed


1.  Introductions: Please stand and give your name and Civic League.

2.  Pace Reports

3. Guest Speakers: Frank Duke, Planning Commission

Mr. Duke will be discussing the Wards Corner Comprehensive Plan, presented to the people of Wards Corner in 2003. We will be taking a look at what changes might better suit this area now and in the future.  We can discuss these changes and see what will really be the best benefit for Wards Corner.

Please come and join us for this very important event.  Be sure to bring pencil and paper, and if you have a copy of the original plan, take the time to go over it before the meeting and make notes.  The plan can be downloaded from the Wards Corner Now website.

This is a must attend meeting for all of you that live in this area who really have and interest in being a part of making a difference in the place you live and how it affects your future.

Look forward to seeing you all on Thursday, September 25.

4.  Taskforce Update

5.  Committee Reports

6.  Audience Topics for Discussion/ Questions & Answers

7.  Meeting Adjourned

Dessert and Coffee will be served at this meeting

New Years murderer from Denby Park sentenced

October 17, 2008

The Virginian-Pilot is reporting that 18 year old Kristen Steen pleaded guilty to second degree murder and a firearm charge and has been sentenced to 33 years in prison.  Steen shot and killed Jamal Mathews on New Years Eve in front of Game Stop in Southern Shopping Center.

Testimony [. . .] indicated that the confrontation between Steen and Matthews began when Steen asked “What’s cracking?”

“What’s popping?” Matthews replied.

Steen then shot Matthews. A witness testified at the earlier hearing that Steen’s greeting is used by Crips gang members.  Matthews’ reply is used by the Bloods [gang].

Steen is believed to have been a resident of, and captured in, Denby Park.

Previous Wards Corner Now articles related to this murder:

GameStop murderer pleads guilty (6/17/08)

Police identify man shot at Southern Shopping Center (1/3/08)

Man dies after being shot in front of video game store in Southern Shopping Center (12/31/07)

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