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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Uncle George and Me Book Signing

If you’re looking for a new perspective on local history that may give you insight into current events, come meet author Bill Sizemore at the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum at 904 Elm Avenue, Portsmouth, at 1:00 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 9.

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Portsmouth Announces Plans for Crawford Bay Site

Portsmouth Resorts LLC, a partnership with local developer John Lawson of W.M. Jordan is working with the city to build a mixed-use project. The proposed project includes the building of a casino, residential, a resort hotel and parking deck.

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

Traffic Alert Lane Closures

The Department of Engineering announces that the following road closures will be in effect for two months during Phase 2A of the Downtown Water and Sewer Rehabilitation Project – Middle St. between High St. and London St. will be closed.

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

Library Offers Nutrition Workshop

Portsmouth Public Library’s Churchland Branch is hosting a free hands-on educational class covering the topics of wellness through nutrition. The class will be hosted by Extension Agent Crystal Barber, registered dietician.

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Portsmouth Supports Citizens During Shutdown

Portsmouth has a rich history with our nation’s military and Coast Guard. Many Coast Guard families and defense-related employees live within our great city, and we sincerely care about their continued well-being.

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

City Observes King Holiday

The offices of the City of Portsmouth will be closed Friday, January 18, in observance of Lee-Jackson Day and Monday, January 21, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Echoes of Joy Day of Caring

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism is sponsoring “Echoes of Joy”
A Day of Caring and Sharing for Our Homeless or Disadvantaged, Saturday, January 26, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Neighborhood Facility Recreation Center, 900 Elm Ave.

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

NASCAR and Wakanda in Portsmouth

Brehanna Daniels, the first African-American woman on a NASCAR pit crew, and Black Panther actress Dorothy Steel will highlight the celebration of Black History Now 2019: Celebrating Today’s Change Makers Sat., Jan. 19, and Sat., Jan. 26 respectively.

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Posted on: January 3, 2019

Black History Month 2019 Events

Portsmouth Museums and Portsmouth Public Library have announced the lineup of events for the fourth annual Black History Now - Celebrating Today’s Changemakers. The museums and library branches will host events and activities from Jan. 19 to Feb. 28.

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

Jordan Bridge Revises Toll Rates

South Norfolk Jordan Bridge (SNJB) officials today announced new toll rates effective January 1, 2019. The region's most-reliable Elizabeth River crossing continues to offer the deepest discounts to drivers who travel with a valid E-ZPass account.

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

Police Recommend Safe Meeting Locations

Due to recent robberies associated with online purchases/sales, the Portsmouth Police Department is recommending a safe meeting location at 801 Water Street to reduce the risk of potential harm.

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