Sen. Mark Warner and Dr. Gade discuss racial justice at the Senatorial Debate hosted by Norfolk State University
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Sen. Mark Warner and Dr. Gade discuss racial justice at the Senatorial Debate hosted by Norfolk State University

by Maya Dawson, editor in chief Norfolk, VA-Norfolk State University had the honor to host the second Senatorial Debate between Senator Mark Warner and his competitor Dr. Daniel Gade. It was the first time that Norfolk State has hosted a U.S. Senate debate in its 85 year history. The debate was held at L. Douglas … Continue reading

Daughter keeps Evelyn Butts’ civil rights legacy alive with March 24 book talk and signing
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Daughter keeps Evelyn Butts’ civil rights legacy alive with March 24 book talk and signing

NORFOLK, VA – In partnership with Norfolk State University, the Norfolk Public Library is honored to host Charlene Butts Ligon for Women’s History Month on Tuesday, March 24, at noon in the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library Rotunda. Ligon will discuss the book she wrote about her late mother, Evelyn Thomas Butts of Norfolk, FEARLESS: How … Continue reading

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Attucks Theatre celebrates 100 years of community with two-day concert and celebration

NORFOLK, VA – Oct. 4 and 5, the historic Attucks Theatre will continue its celebration of the anniversary of its founding with the 100th Anniversary Community Celebration. The two-day celebration will add a community element to the Attucks Centennial celebration by inviting local artists and organizations to showcase the history of the Attucks and the … Continue reading

National Weather Service issues hurricane alert for Norfolk and surrounding area, expects similar track to Matthew
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National Weather Service issues hurricane alert for Norfolk and surrounding area, expects similar track to Matthew

Hurricane Dorian remains a dangerous hurricane and is expected to move up the Southeast US coast today, approaching the North Carolina coast Thursday and Friday. There is still some uncertainty regarding the exact forecast track, but significant impacts are expected across eastern Virginia and Eastern North Carolina. Regardless, this is a very large system and … Continue reading

Norfolk State mourns the passing of Dr. Harrison B. Wilson
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Norfolk State mourns the passing of Dr. Harrison B. Wilson

July 29, 2019 Dear Members of the Norfolk State University Community, The Spartan family mourns the loss of one of its stalwart champions. It is with sadness that we announce the passing of former Norfolk State University President, Dr. Harrison Benjamin Wilson, who led our fine institution from 1975-1997. Dr. Wilson died on July 28 … Continue reading

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Free Norfolk summer youth program explores aviation

NORFOLK, VA (July – August 2019) – Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) and the City of Norfolk, VA have teamed to offer a robust STEM education program throughout Norfolk’s nine-week Parks and Recreation summer camp.  The program’s mission is to reach the 1,400 students who will be participating in summer youth programs, and to provide … Continue reading

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Norfolk and Virginia officials issue statement about Virginia Beach

Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander’s statement on the Virginia Beach tragedy. “Today’s heartbreaking tragedy has spread grief throughout the region. We have lost loved ones, family, friends, colleagues, and souls committed to excellence in public service, and there are many whose lives will be forever changed by this event. “In the moments to come as … Continue reading

Norfolk awarded $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Implementation Grant
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Norfolk awarded $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Implementation Grant

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) and the City of Norfolk a $30M Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI) Grant for the Tidewater Gardens community in the St. Paul’s Area. The grant will provide the following support: More than 600 housing choice vouchers. One for every … Continue reading

City of Norfolk’s Data Dashboards provide budget, employee and CIP information
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City of Norfolk’s Data Dashboards provide budget, employee and CIP information

Interactive dashboards use charts, maps, and graphs to display city data Three new data dashboards created by the Office of Budget and Strategic Planning provide at-a-glance information on Capital Improvement Projects, employee demographics, and revenues and expenditures. Each of these dashboards provides interactive maps or charts so that users may customize the view according to … Continue reading

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Free NEON District Art Tours begin April 19 through NEON Festival in October

Downtown Norfolk Council has partnered with Norfolk Tour Company to offer free monthly walking tours of the NEON District April through October. The tours explore the District that now has more than 87 pieces of public art and a multitude of local businesses that make up the neighborhood fabric. Art installations include murals, statues and … Continue reading

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Virginia Young Democrats host annual convention in Norfolk, April 5-7

250 Young Democrats, local, state and national political leaders to attend Norfolk, VA – The Virginia Young Democrats will host a historic annual convention, April 5-7, 2019 in Norfolk. Hampton Roads Young Democrats, Norfolk State University Young Democrats, and Old Dominion University Democrats are co-hosts for the convention that will attract 250 Young Democrats, between … Continue reading

Characteristics of the future: NATO hosts annual Chiefs of Transformation Conference in Norfolk
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Characteristics of the future: NATO hosts annual Chiefs of Transformation Conference in Norfolk

by Malik Glaspie “The rapidly changing, complex security environment, will continue to be the main driver for NATO’s adaptation efforts,” said General Denis Mercier in his introduction to NATO ACT’s annual Chiefs of Transformation Conference in Norfolk, Virginia on Dec. 12-14 at the downtown Norfolk Marriott hotel. On December 17, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization … Continue reading

NATO ACT discusses inclusion of future leaders
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NATO ACT discusses inclusion of future leaders

by Keona Frasier The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Allied Command Transformation met in Norfolk, Virginia for the 2017 Chiefs of Transformation Conference on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 13-14. The main agenda during the conference was to prepare for the future of the military alliance’s member nations and partners by discussing pressing matters and viable solutions. … Continue reading

NATO prepares “for tomorrow” in Norfolk
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NATO prepares “for tomorrow” in Norfolk

by Imajae Johnson The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) Allied Command Transformation (ACT) is holding their annual Chiefs of Transformation Conference (COTC) in Norfolk, Virginia Tuesday December 12, 2017 through Thursday December 14, 2017. NATO is made up of twenty-nine countries and promotes the freedom and security of its members through political and military means. Norfolk … Continue reading

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Kick off the holiday season Saturday in Norfolk

From the Grand Illumination Parade to a dash of Dickens and dazzling MacArthur on Ice, Norfolk knows how to celebrate the holidays!   We’re kicking off the holiday season on November 18th.  Come early to enjoy all the fun activities, food and shops!  For a complete list of all events, visit www.norfolk.gov/holidays. A special discounted rate of … Continue reading

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S&P boosts City of Norfolk’s outlook; joins Moody’s and Fitch affirming strong bond ratings

Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings (“S&P”) boosted Norfolk’s ratings outlook from stable to positive and joined Fitch Ratings (“Fitch”) and Moody’s Investors Service (“Moody’s”) in affirming the strong credit rating on the City’s existing long-term ratings. S&P highlighted Norfolk’s “strong economy,” its “very strong budgetary flexibility and strong budgetary performance” and “very strong management, with … Continue reading