If dramatic changes in the retail sector are impacting you, do not hesitate to get in touch with Norfolk Works
Changes in how we shop and the experiences we desire when buying goods are determining, relentlessly, the future of retail stores throughout the country. Let’s work together to remain competitive in a transforming economy.
Congratulations to the Mighty Titans of Lake Taylor High School!
Both boys and girls basketball teams were outstanding and represented Norfolk well.
Glad to join Karen Tanner for NPS Now.
Always be prepared, because one day you will be called to contribute.
If you are a Sam’s Club employee impacted by this sudden announcement, do not hesitate to contact Norfolk Works (757-763-6064) between the hours of 9am and 1pm Monday - Friday.
Walmart is abruptly closing Sam’s Club stores across the country. So far at least 63 have been announced, which is 10% of their total locations in the United States. Our store on Little Creek Road is among them. This will affect 140 workers, and we plan to assist them through Norfolk Works and by coordinating with Virginia Employment Commission. I’d like to thank Councilman Martin Thomas for his work on this effort.
Many people have dedicated a lot of work towards making our communities safer and improving the quality of life throughout Norfolk, they deserve our appreciation. We also continue to be grateful for those who are leading this effort. Let’s continue to make forward progress ensuring the safety of all of Norfolk’s residents.
“Homicides dropped 25 percent, from 48 in 2016 to 36 last year, according to data compiled by The Virginian-Pilot. Non-fatal shootings fell 28 percent, from about 165 to 120, according to data from the first 11 months of the year.”
Honored to give the blessing at the 52nd Commonwealth Prayer Breakfast. Wishing the best for the 2018 Session of the General Assembly, as we stand united and resolved to do good works, great deeds, and virtuous acts on behalf of the Commonwealth. Joined by Gov Terry McAullife, Gov - elect Ralph Northam, Lt Gov - elect Justin Fairfax, Attorney General Mark Herring, Speaker Kirk Cox, and many friends and former colleagues. All the best for a successful Session!
Great news from Norfolk International Airport!
NEW AIR SERVICE! United begins year-round daily nonstop flights from ORF to DENVER effective June 8, 2018. Enjoy 128-seat Airbus A319 aircraft with dual class s...ervice and great fares. Travelers will have convenient access to 50+ destinations via the DEN hub. Book today at United.com
Depart ORF 8:00AM; Arrive DEN 10:08AM
Depart DEN 5:45PM; Arrive ORF 11:10PM
Pictured: Blue Mustang sculpture aka 'Blucifer' at Denver International Airport
Joint Statement from the Mayors of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach
January 7, 2018
The blizzard of 2018 has brought tremendous snowfall totals, icing, and long-lasting bitter cold temperatures to the entire
Southside Hampton Roads region.
We have not seen this combination of conditions in decades, nor temperatures this cold in 100 years. The underlying ice layer, created by initial rain and then compounded by traffic, has made recovery particularly challenging.
Preparations started well before the storm, and personnel from each of the cities have been treating and clearing streets, responding to emergency calls of all sorts, and taking steps to assist our citizens wherever possible since last Thursday.
While we are focused on response within our individual borders, the leaders and senior management of all the cities have been in close contact throughout the event, sharing strategies, comparing conditions, and providing help where possible. Once again, Hampton Roads is showing that our regional ties are indeed strong.
Help has been forthcoming from our federal, state, and local partners, both professionals and volunteers, and we are grateful for all of their assistance. Plowing assistance by crews from the Virginia Department of Transportation, which concluded Saturday morning as they faced another impending storm in the western part of the state, was a significant asset across the region.
Although bitter cold and significant icing have made the clearing process challenging, plowing and treatment operations in the cities are beginning to show results on the larger streets, particularly the main east-west and north-south connectors and the streets leading to medical, fire, and emergency service facilities. None of the Southside cities plow or treat residential streets, both for reasons of resource allocation and due to the extensive safety and logistical hazards this would cause. We know this is inconvenient for our citizens. We are all looking forward to the forecast warm-up as the new week begins, and to the melting that will bring.
Travel will continue to be difficult for the next several days and we sincerely appreciate your patience as we work to clear the roads. If you must venture onto the roadways, please use extreme caution. Leave plenty of room between vehicles and generally assume that all roads, even those that appear clear, can have icy areas.
Please continue to check on your neighbors, particularly the elderly, and offer whatever assistance you can as they also weather the storm.
We want to thank all of our City employees, contractors, government partners, and volunteers who have worked so hard, for long hours, in such difficult conditions. We know the work is not complete, and we know you are dedicated to finishing the task.