🌱 Paulin Court House Fire + 7-1 Vote For Granby Street Bike Lane

Up and at ’em, Norfolk! It’s Friday, so let’s get you started with everything you need to know going on today in town.

First, today’s weather:

Occasional afternoon rain. High: 44 Low: 30.

Here are the top three stories today in Norfolk:

  1. Fire crews responded to a house fire near Sewells Point Road in Norfolk’s Washington Park neighborhood on Thursday. The fire broke out at around 2:35 pm at the house located in the 7500 block of Paulin Court, according to dispatch. No injuries were reported. (
  2. In a 7-1 vote, Norfolk City Council has voted to accept state money for the Granby Street bike lanes. In Tuesday’s vote, council members voted to accept more than $820,000 in state funds, which will be used to add bike lanes and make safety improvements to a busy two-mile stretch of Granby Street. The lone “no” vote came from Councilman Paul Riddick. (
  3. Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Look no further — this calendar is full of local events in and around Norfolk that are sure to be a great time! Check out The Ultimate Eagles Tribute at Elevation 27, or take part in America’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show on Saturday at Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront. (Norfolk Patch)

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Today in Norfolk:

  • Internet basics, Norfolk Public Library Virtual (12:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • A happy 97th birthday to you Norfolk-VA Beach Junior League! What better way to celebrate than by helping them reach their goal of 97 donors? (instagram)
  • Prepare now for the winter weather. the York St Garage opens at noon on Friday until 8 pm on Sun, Jan 30. Street parking is removed downtown along boush st, Granby St, plume st, main st., City Hall Ave., and the 400 blocks of Monticello Ave., to allow for plowing operations.

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Sean Peek

About me: Sean Peek is a writer and entrepreneur with a degree in English Literature from Weber State University. Over the years, he has worked as a copywriter, editor, SEO specialist, and marketing director for various digital media companies. He currently co-owns and operates content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.

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