Old Time Pottery will be opening at a new location in old Sam’s Club next to Tidewater Drive Walmart.
Attached below in PDF format is a pamphlet titled “Titustown A Community of Negro Homes”. It was written by William Anthony Aery and printed in 1915 by “The Press of The Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute” in Hampton, Virginia. The article was likely written earlier than 1915 as it is a reprint from “The Southern Workman”. This pamphlet is currently housed in the Lincoln Collection of the Kansas City Library.
An excerpt from the pamphlet: “Midway between the sandy beach at Ocean View, on the Southern side of Hampton Roads, and Norfolk, a rapidly growing Southern metropolis, there has been developed, in the heart of a rich, farm-trucking region, an attractive Negro community, called Titustown, in which all the people own their own homes and not a single renter is found.”
Some of the homes and buildings pictured in the pamphlet are still standing in Titustown today!
Beginning Monday, March 22 through the end of the week, Norfolk Southern will replace 3 railroad crossings along several streets in the Wards Corner area from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. The crossings were last replaced in 2011. The work requires full and directional closures with traffic detoured to signalized streets. Off-duty Norfolk Police hired by Norfolk Southern will assist with traffic control. The schedule, maps, and detour information are below. The city has established a 24-hour hotline to address construction concerns at 757-664-7220.
Monday, March 22
Granby Street southbound:
Traffic will be detoured to Admiral Taussig Boulevard to Little Creek Road and back to Granby Street. Alternate Route: Tidewater Drive
Granby Street crossing southbound (heading towards Downtown) closure map and detour: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?hl=en&mid=1zDaH1VulB9QaBxJxyq_O40SqynU&ll=36.91643049173739%2C-76.270625&z=18
Tuesday, March 23
Granby Street northbound (heading towards Ocean View):
Traffic will be detoured to Little Creek Road to Admiral Taussig Boulevard and back to Granby Street. Alternate Route: Tidewater Drive
Granby Street crossing northbound closure map and detour: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?hl=en&mid=1W4gu5zTSvQs6j-kE73BdhIiPu4Q&ll=36.91639599201156%2C-76.27058886441804&z=18
Wednesday, March 24
Little Creek Road:
Traffic will be detoured to Admiral Taussig Boulevard and Granby Street, respectively. Alternate Routes: Bayview Boulevard and Thole Street
Little Creek Road crossing closure map and detour: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?hl=en&mid=1bJOIFULJG6xPDAL97_f51WBc_iE&ll=36.9171789350947%2C-76.27065200000001&z=17
Thursday, March 25
Traffic will be detoured to Little Creek Road via Granby Street and Tidewater Drive, respectively. Alternate Route: Granby Street and Willow Wood Drive
Thole Street crossing closure map and detour: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?hl=en&mid=1R7ZTmLPBqeg2pTdnc-bJzdsaF3Q&ll=36.91081466921791%2C-76.265037&z=15 Advertisements
Residents who are currently in 1a and 1b groups are now eligible to receive the vaccine.
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A Instagram account ‘cleaneatznorfolkva’ was found and appears to indicate that the fast casual restaurant will be opening a location at the Midtown Shopping Center (white building, blue awnings) at the northeast corner of Wards Corner.
According to the Instagram account they will open in Spring of 2019.
Fast casual restaurant Chipotle Mexican Grill has inked a deal to open a new location at Wards Corner. The restaurant, that specializes in tacos and mission-style burritos, will open in the Midtown Shopping Center (white building, blue awnings) at the northeast corner of Wards Corner.
Chipotle will be located in a part of what used to be Uncle Louie’s. No timeline has been announced.
From: Khalilah LeGrand
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 7:08 PM
Subject: News Release: Maury, Norview, and Granby among best high schools in the country!
Media Contact: Khalilah LeGrand
Office of Communications and Media Relations
Maury, Norview, and Granby among best high schools in the country!
U.S. News & World Report released their annual list of best high schools in the country for 2018. Of those 103 Virginia schools, 23 are located in and around the Hampton Roads area. The schools are ranked with a national silver, gold or bronze medal based on student performance, graduation rates, test performance, and college readiness levels. This is the first year that graduation rates factored into the ranking system. Dr. Kipp Rogers, Chief Academic Officer, said, “we are pleased with the progress that NPS is making with respect to student achievement. This is a direct result of our district turnaround effort, #NPSRedesign, and an even truer testament to the exemplary and innovative work of our faculty and staff combined with the academic fortitude of our students.”
The district has benefited from stability in its leadership and a keen focus on leadership, literacy, and rigor, which has yielded significant gains in accreditation over the last two years. Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Melinda Boone, was excited, but not surprised to find several of NPS’ high schools on the list, she stated, “The wheels of progress continue to turn, I am beaming with pride that our teachers, students and support staff can revel in this accomplishment. We look forward to all of our high schools being named the best in the country very soon!”
Of 28,813 public high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, 20,548 schools met the established criteria to be ranked. Three Norfolk schools, made this prestigious list in the Silver Award category out of 28,813 public schools. Maury High School ranked #24 in Virginia rankings and #1197 in the national rankings, Norview stands at #38 in Virginia and #2369 nationally and Granby High School is ranked #41 in and #2418 in Virginia and national rankings respectively.
To view the list of schools click here https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools. For more information on the U.S. News & World Report ranking system visit https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/articles/rankings-faq.
Great news for the Greater Wards Corner Area!! According to the Virginian-Pilot
The city plans to spend up to $8.7 million over five years to help strengthen two neighborhoods.
The Ingleside and the Monticello Village/Oakdale Farms areas will be the target of a pilot program where the city will give them special attention in hopes of improving housing conditions, bringing up property values and increasing homeownership.
The money would go toward programs including down payment assistance, improving rental housing and selling off unused city property to improve the availability of owner-occupied housing.
The funding would impact an estimated 22 houses, mostly through the city’s Renovate Norfolk program, which gives grants to homeowners for improvements such as facade work and structural repairs.
The program would focus first on bolstering blocks where property values are already strong and expand from there.
Norfolk is developing a new vision for the Wards Corner commercial area and wants to include your thoughts and ideas. Please attend the Community Meeting on January 17, 2018 at 6pm at the Workforce Development Center. More info can be found on the website: https://www.norfolk.gov/wardscornerstudy
Paypal link to donate: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=FEC8N9VR4HMR4
As a result of rain, the Wards Corner Festival has been rescheduled for July 22, 2017 from noon until 5:00pm. The location has changed to the Norfolk Masonic Temple and will be indoors!
City Councilman Martin Thomas, Jr. made the announcement last night at the Wards Corner Civic League meeting that Tidewater Physical Therapy will open a location this fall in the Midtown Shopping Center.
Tidewater Physical Therapy will occupy approximately 2000sq ft in Unit 154 between Cora’s Beauty Connection and Jackson Hewitt in the northeast corner of Wards Corner.
This announcement comes on the heels of Sentara’s recent announcement to expand their footprint at Wards Corner and McDonald Garden Center opening their seasonal market at Wards Corner.
Stay tuned for more retail announcements as Martin Thomas Jr. and Norfolk’s Economic Development Department continue to work on attracting new life and activity to Wards Corner!