Priceless Vol 13 Number 1

Personal and Professional Empowerment

Serving Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach since 2006

NSU represents at college fair

Kevin Hart’s charity launches new scholarship

Hampton University receives funds for

Cybersecurity students

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Thirty-Three Localities Awarded $1.2 Million for School Officer Positions

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Selden Market Announces New Fall Storefront Tenants

Free October 2018

Governor Northam recently released the 2018 Virginia Energy Plan, which provides a strategic vision for the Commonwealth’s energy policy over the next 10 years. With a focus on modernizing the electric grid and promoting innovative technologies, the plan sets goals for renewable energy generation, energy efficiency, and electric vehicles.


RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam announced today that $1.22 million in grant funds have been awarded to 33 localities throughout Virginia. This funding will enable

these mostly rural

localities to fund new school resource officer (SRO) and school security officer (SSO) positions at public elementary, middle,

the success of every student in the Commonwealth, no matter who they are or where they live,” said Governor Northam. “I am pleased to see school divisions continuing to partner together to increase safety and enhance school climates, and to continue Virginia's leadership on school safety.”

and high schools.

The grants were awarded by the Executive Committee of the Criminal Justice Services Board, on behalf of the Board, at a special meeting today.

earlier “Providing a healthy and

safe learning environment in each of our schools is critical to

Funding for the grants

came from the state-funded School Resource Officer/ School Security Officer Incentive Grant Program. Earlier this year, an additional $1.3 million was appropriated to the program for Fiscal Year 2019 in order to increase the number of schools in the Commonwealth with SROs or SCHOOL OFFICER PAGE 4

This Edition’s Highlights

Health Editorial Education

Foods Recalls of Meat And Poultry

Hampton Roads Upcoming Events Scholarships Watch

Surprised by Secrets Revealed in Berlin Kevin Hart’s Charity Launches New Scholarship Apply for City Boards and Commissions

An Evening Under the Stars Regeneron Science Talent Search

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Pure Lagos in Selden Market is owned by Sia Alexander. BY NORFOLK.GOV


NORFOLK, Va. – Downtown Norfolk recently

announced that Selden

Market has selected three new incubator storefront tenants. Slide Thru #FAM and KOR Vintage have begun their build outs and will celebrate their grand openings the weekend of October 12th and 13th. Pure Lagos has transitioned from a pop-up and is already open for business.

Photo courtesy of Pure Lagos via Facebook Selden Market serves as Downtown

Norfolk’s first retail incubator for new and emerging businesses. Selden creates a constantly changing environment with diverse storefront tenants and pop-up businesses that operate on daily-to-yearly lease schedules. The goal of the market is to stimulate street-level activity with low rent, short-term leases, business education and mentorship to


11 ways Dominion proposes to help you save energy, money

service while taking dramatic steps towards the future. It expands renewable energy and broadens the potential for energy efficiency programs in Virginia.

Since 2008, Dominion Energy has:

• Implemented 30 energy efficiency and demand side management programs • Enrolled more than 325,000


a smart thermostat, new washer and dryer, or a tune up to their current electric heat pump could soon benefit from rebates and incentives.

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proposals to save Dominion Energy Virginia customers both energy and money, if approved by the State Corporation Commission. The programs would likely begin in about a year.

The Grid Transformation & Security Act

of 2018 requires Dominion Energy to propose at least $870 million in energy efficiency programs in the next ten years. The landmark legislation

advantage of low electricity prices and reliable will keep Virginia’s traditional

customer participants • Saved 2,100 gigawatt hours of

energy -- enough to power roughly 180,000 homes for a year

• Issued more than $165 million in rebates

• Weatherized 23,000 homes under the low income weatherization programs

“Our sanctuary now has a wonderful glow thanks to the lighting upgrades,” said Dr. Jeff Scott, Senior Pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Mechanicsville.

The lighting and HVAC upgrades

through an existing energy efficiency program are expected to save approximately 36 percent on the church’s energy usage.


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