March 22, 2010
15 Barbers, Courtesy Cindy Clayton- Hamptonroads.tv
The Virginian-Pilot has done a feature on the Wards Corner barber shop, 15 Barbers, titled “Where were the good old days? They were here at Wards Corner Barber Shop“.
Barber Reggie Minnix worked at the shop for 20 years and owned it for the last 10. Minnix died last summer and left the shop to his children. His son, Dean Minnix, a land surveyor, and daughter, Stephanie Thornton, hope to sell the business to an entrepreneurial barber, like their father.
“Our biggest desire is that it remains a barber shop,” Minnix said. “We want it to keep the nostalgia it currently has.”
Minnix said he has a prospective buyer and is hopeful the business will remain.
A video is also posted here at hamptonroads.tv.
March 22, 2010
The Norfolk Federation of Civic Leagues will be sponsoring a City – Wide Candidates Forum. It will be held on April 8th at Granby High School in the Auditorium. The event will run from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. but the doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
All candidates have been invited to participate. All but three candidates have confirmed attendance.
The Forum will be moderated by Joel Rubin. An email account has been set up for the submission of questions to be posed to the Ward and Mayoral Candidates. Send all submissions to email@example.com. When submitting your questions please indicate your Ward number. Questions must be submitted no later than Friday March 26th. Mr. Rubin will make the final decisions as to which questions will be used.