Norfolk Police take top prize in national lip sync video contest

NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk’s finest are bringing home the national title!

The Norfolk Police Department was voted best lip sync video during CBS’s “Lip Sync to the Rescue” special on September 9. Actor and comedian Cedric the Entertainer, star of the CBS comedy “The Neighborhood,” hosted the special, and country music superstar Luke Bryan made an appearance.

Viewers voted for the #1 video during the broadcast. The first round of voting began on in April, and the Top 10 videos were revealed during the live show.

NPD’s video was one of two videos to advance to the live vote before they were decided as the winner. They will be awarded $100,000, and the runner-up, the Seattle Police Department, will receive $50,000.

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WCCL North Shore Playground Picnic Saturday September 7th

The Annual Wards Corner Civic League Playground Picnic is happening Saturday, September 7th 12:00pm to 3:00pm at the North Shore Road Playground.  The Civic League will be grilling the hot dogs and hamburgers.  Bring the family and a dish you would like to share with your neighbors.

We need volunteers the day of the event.  The more people that help with set-up, the less each will have to contribute.  If you can help, please contact Liz Lockwood at 757-685-6348.  Leave a message, she will call back.  If you can’t commit in advance, show up at the playground the day of the picnic at 10:30am.

Last year was a great event.  So we hope you will all come out again and enjoy the another great day.

Civic League Summer Social this Wednesday

July 24, 6-8pm at @ Guads on Granby

Please join your civic league board and Wards Corner neighbors at our Summer Social. Take this opportunity to come out and meet with other great residents of our neighborhood, make friends, and be an active part of what makes Wards Corner so awesome.

There will be some appetizers provided by the civic league, plus Guads is extending Happy Hour pricing. You don’t have to be a current member of the civic league to attend, but once you get around these great people, we’re certain you will want to join!

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Virginia Primary Election Today

VA 7th District Canidates

Voters in parts of Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore will go to the polls Tuesday, June 11, to select Democratic and Republican candidates for November’s General Assembly elections.  Lynwood Lewis and Willie Randall are candidates for the Democratic nomination in Virginia’s 6th Senate District.  There is no Republican nominee running for this seat.

Since Virginia doesn’t register voters by party, anyone can vote in any primary. But you’ll have to choose the Democratic or Republican ballot — you can’t vote in both. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Most Wards Corner Civic League residents vote at Granby Elementary.  Residents on the west & north side of Nesbitt Drive vote at Titustown Recreation Center.

WCCL & Talbot Park Work Together on Clean the Bay Day

Our next Adopt-A-Spot event will be a joint effort with the Talbot Park Civic League and in conjunction with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation Clean the Bay Day.


Volunteers needed to help clean up litter from around the Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center grounds with additional efforts on the wetlands between the Center and Talbot Park Apartments. The event takes place between 9am-12pm Saturday, June 1.  Tools and supplies will be provided but it will be helpful to wear waterproof boots.  Please join us to help preserve our natural habitats.

Delegate Steve Heretick to speak at the Wards Corner Civic League Meeting

Tomorrow night, Monday May 20th, The Wards Corner Civic League (WCCL) meeting will take place starting promptly at 6:30pm at the Norfolk Fitness & Wellness Center at 7300 Newport Ave.  The guest speaker will be Virginia House Delegate Steve Heretick, of the newly redistricted 79th District which has replaced the 89th District and Jay Jones.

Historically, our civic league map has been split between the 100th and the 89th Districts.  You can view the most recent District map  by clicking the “Elected Officials” tab above.

If you are totally confused, come to the meeting and all of what changed will be discussed.  In short, the Virginia General Assembly representative district maps have been redrawn, and if you were in the 89th, you are now in the 79th and Steve Keretick is your House Delegate.  We look forward to seeing you tomorrow night.


Joan Wingfield Dalis

Joan Wingfield Dalis, (aka Joan Dalis Martone) owner of the Midtown Shopping Center on the northeast corner of Little Creek Road and Granby Street, passed away February 24, 2019.