Proposed 400-unit apartment project on Norfolk’s former DePaul hospital site faces uncertain future

February 24, 2023



Old Time Pottery Coming to the Former Sam’s Club Location

November 5, 2022

Old Time Pottery will be opening at a new location in old Sam’s Club next to Tidewater Drive Walmart.

Click to View Old Time Pottery Website

Titustown History

September 15, 2022

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!

Norfolk Southern Road Detours

March 20, 2021

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:

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: 

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: 

Thursday, March 25

Thole Street:

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: Advertisements

How to Sign up for Covid-19 Vaccine In Norfolk

January 25, 2021

Residents who are currently in 1a and 1b groups are now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Sign-Up Site Link Below:


Clean Eatz coming to Wards Corner?

February 22, 2019

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.

Chipotle coming to Wards Corner

February 14, 2019

imagesFast 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.

Flooding Community Conversation And Info Session

October 12, 2018


Neighbors Building Neighborhood Conference Saturday, June 23rd

May 30, 2018

Neighbors Building Neighborhoods Conference

Maury, Norview, and Granby among best high schools in the country!

May 15, 2018

Granby High School

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

Office: 757.628.3459 

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  For more information on the U.S. News & World Report ranking system visit

Norfolk targets two neighborhoods for a multi-million dollar housing aid program

March 2, 2018



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.

monticello village


Help develop a vision for the future of Wards Corner

December 14, 2017


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:

Donate to help build the Meadowbrook Dog Park!

December 1, 2017


Paypal link to donate:

Wards Corner Festival rescheduled

July 10, 2017

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!


Small business meeting to be held near Wards Corner

June 21, 2017


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