Supermarket goes up in flames this mo...

Supermarket goes up in flames this morning

There are 32 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Mar 5, 2009, titled Supermarket goes up in flames this morning. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

A supermarket went up in flames and set off a massive fire in southeastern Newport News early this morning.

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Ummmm

Suffolk, VA

#22 Mar 5, 2009
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>Here we go with an the thank you and slobbering for the fire man. Seriously, he gets paid for doing that job, gets 2 weeks off a month, retirement at 25. I should thank him?
You're probably hating because you failed the requirements to become a firefighter

Since: Aug 08

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#23 Mar 5, 2009
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>Here we go with an the thank you and slobbering for the fire man. Seriously, he gets paid for doing that job, gets 2 weeks off a month, retirement at 25. I should thank him?
Yes, Joe you should. You should appreciate what the firefighters do and know they will assist you in an accident, fire etc even if they think you are a complete total
A $$ such as you have proven by your comment.
AntiFox

Carrollton, VA

#24 Mar 5, 2009
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>Here we go with an the thank you and slobbering for the fire man. Seriously, he gets paid for doing that job, gets 2 weeks off a month, retirement at 25. I should thank him?
Nice thoughts Joe. Go smoke another rock.

“The opposite of Progress ”

Since: Nov 08

is Congress

#25 Mar 5, 2009
Newbie in NN wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, Joe you should. You should appreciate what the firefighters do and know they will assist you in an accident, fire etc even if they think you are a complete total
A $$ such as you have proven by your comment.
Yep.
AntiFox

Carrollton, VA

#26 Mar 5, 2009
A Timbre wrote:
The people who make ignorant, anonymous comments in the face of a community strategy should simply be ignored.
I grew up in the neighborhood and have fond memeoreis of the grocery store, as its been at one time or another Giants, Be-Lo, Farm Fresh, etc. through the years. I grew up on Little Jimmys food and will sorely miss it. I even stop in whenever I am downtown to this day!
One of the greatest tragedies here is the sudden job loss for all the center's employees in this economy.
I am thankful the church was spared (can you remeber when it was a skating rink?), and also that all the firefighters were safe. But this is significant loss.
Community strategy? Are you trying to say that you want these places to burn down? Hey moron that is why you should proofread your post. Oh and learn to use spell check!! It would be a good "strategy". You dope.
AntiFox

Carrollton, VA

#27 Mar 5, 2009
NIKI in NN wrote:
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Thank your husband for his service. I was watching this on channel 10 this morning and they showed a firefighter that had been up on a ladder for like 2 hours holding a hose towards the interior of the building. I sure couldn't do it. God bless.
Newport News has a great fire department. There is 1 or 2 Asst Chiefs with some ethics issues, but other than that, great bunch of men and women.
Joe

United States

#28 Mar 5, 2009
Ummmm wrote:
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You're probably hating because you failed the requirements to become a firefighter
HEY ummm! why do you and people like uou assume that if someone says anything about police or firemen, that we wanted to be one? Even as a child I never wanted to be one! Are you a fireman? Wow! Now ,who the hell cares?
A Timbre

Newport News, VA

#29 Mar 5, 2009
AntiFox wrote:
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Community strategy? Are you trying to say that you want these places to burn down? Hey moron that is why you should proofread your post. Oh and learn to use spell check!! It would be a good "strategy". You dope.
You are correct. My error can be corrected. Yours appears permanent.
Interesting

Woodbridge, VA

#30 Mar 5, 2009
This is a great loss. I grew up one block from the that store and it was nice to walk down to the store and get bread and milk in the early 1970's. My black parents moved in the area in 1966 and remember the neighborhood as being mostly white. Back then, blacks and whites got along very well because EVEYONE worked for the shipyard. Everyone had jobs and you would be suprised how well people get along when EVERYONE is earning an honest living. Also, in the 1960's, Interstate 664 was proposed to go down Roanoke Ave but was diverted to Jefferson/Terminal Ave in 1970-1980 plans. Whites moved out of the east end area to Denbigh in 1965-1975 because of the Interstates 664 and to "get away' from the blacks moving in. Most of the blacks that moved into the east end came from North Carolina and Isle of Wight county to get shipyard jobs. Therefore, that nieghborhood has ALOT of retired senior citizens like my parents in their 70-80's who have lived in their homes for at least 30 years. My Mom (Age 72)tells me that the strip mall resembled a "leave it to beaver" strip mall where you would see white moms pushing their kids in the strollers down the sidewalk to the store to pick up items. She remembers in 1968 seeing black cashiers next to white cashiers in that small grocery store. Some navy sailors also lived in the area. Now the kids my age that were born around 1970 (ALOT of kids: Remember, young couples moved here in the 1960's, got married and had children from 1968-1975) began to leave for college/military around 1985-1990 timeframe and the ones that stayed behind tried to find work etc. I don't remember ANY crime growing up because we all had to be home before the street lights came on. Also, the elderly man that owned the store KNEW your father so Sunday morning in church, he would tell your father if you were misbehaving. The east end has POCKETS of crime areas. There are approx 44,000 people that live south of 39th street, and there are about 5-10 SPOTS where crime is rampid.(Jefferson, 34th and Orcutt, 33 and Roanoke, 23 and Chestnut, etc) However, most of the criminals parents did not grow up in NN. Example: Grandma moved into her home in 1965, then had a daughter in 1970, that daughter grows up has has a son in 1990. The mother and son move to Hampton/Norfolk, etc to work, then the Mom needs a baby sitter so she lets her 18 year old son "live" with the grandma. Grandma is retired is just want to sit on her porch and relax, however, she cant because she has to keep track of the her grandson. I hope they build another small grocery store for the elderly people to walk to.
witch hunt

United States

#31 Mar 5, 2009
I hope they build another small grocery store for the elderly people to walk to.
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There are so many places in this country where people don't have access to a grocery store. I'm with you on this one. Hope they rebuild.
Jimmys

Norfolk, VA

#32 Mar 5, 2009
I have been in there and they are all so nice. I also hear that Little Jimmys burned down. Jimmy is a great guy and I am sorry to hear this. The food is also great!!!!

Hang in there Jimmy!
added com

Falls Church, VA

#33 Jul 29, 2012
AntiFox wrote:
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Community strategy? Are you trying to say that you want these places to burn down? Hey moron that is why you should proofread your post. Oh and learn to use spell check!! It would be a good "strategy". You dope.
AntiFox is an a sshol e.

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