Is A Fred’s Pharmacy In Wards Corner’s Future?

December 21, 2016

Fred’s Pharmacy Buys 865 Rite AIds


Fred’s Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) has signed an agreement with Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA) and Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE: RAD) to purchase 865 stores and certain assets related to store operations located across the eastern and western United States for $950 million in cash.

Closing of the transaction is expected to take several months after Walgreens Boots Alliance’s proposed acquisition of Rite Aid is completed. The deal is also subject to approval by the Federal Trade Commission as well as customary regulatory approvals and closing conditions.

Fred’s Pharmacy will become the third largest pharmacy Chain in the United States.

Hampton Blvd Starbucks to open in July 2017

December 20, 2016

Starbucks reported today that they expect construction to begin in late Spring and that their new store at the corner of Hampton Blvd and W. Little Creek Road will open in late July of 2017!

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Wards Corner Task Force Meeting Schedule Set For 2017

December 9, 2016

On Thursday, December 8, 2017, a decision was made at the Wards Corner Task Force Meeting to continue meeting quarterly. You will find the 2017 meeting scheduled for the Greater Wards Corner Task Force Meeting below:

March 9, 2017
June 8, 2017
September 14, 2017
December 14, 2017.

Please enter these dates in your calendar. Time for all dates is 8:30 a.m. at The Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center, 7300 Newport Avenue.

All are welcome to attend.

Wards Corner Task Force Meeting, Thursday, December 8th, 8:30 a.m.

December 7, 2016

This is a reminder that the Greater Wards Corner Task Force is scheduled to meet on Thursday, December 8, 2016, 830 – 930 a.m. at the Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center.

Wards Corner Task Force Meeting Agenda

Results for the Greater Wards Corner Task Force Survey


Norfolk Thanksgiving Holiday Trash Pickup Schedule

November 22, 2016


Please be aware of the holiday trash pickup schedule.  All trash scheduled to picked up on Thursday, November 24, 2016 will now be picked up on Saturday, November 26, 2016.
Feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions.  In addition, you can find updates on the City of Norfolk’s website and social media outlets.
Have a wonder and safe holiday.

****Please share this information with your community and neighbors. 

Carlton Ray Ransom
Senior Neighborhood Development Specialist
Neighborhood Engagement
401 Monticello
Norfolk, VA 23510
757-823-4206 | 757-284-8072 mobile
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New Fire Station 12 Application Has Been Submitted To Architectural Review

November 22, 2016

The application for the new Fire Station 12 at 1655 W. Little Creek Road has been submitted to the Architectural Review Board. The design of this structure is important in that it will sit at the major intersection of Hampton Boulevard and W. Little Creek Road. Click Here For The Application with more information, site plan and pictures.


FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams Visiting Impacted Areas

November 9, 2016

Good morning,

Today, FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance teams will begin visiting impacted areas throughout the city.  Messaging is currently going out through Norfolk Alert, NextDoor and additional available means informing citizens of the following:

1. FEMA will be in the area
2. They will travel in teams and have proper credentials
3. There are no charges for their assistance and they will not be asking for money. If someone contacts you and says they’re from FEMA and asks for money, call and report it to 757-664-6510. We will maintain a list of all authorized FEMA representatives.

Just as a reminder, you can register for FEMA assistance through the following means:
1. Call 800-621-FEMA(3362) or TTY 800-462-7285
2. Online at
3. Register with a representative of FEMA’s Disaster Survivor Assistance teams in the neighborhood.

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