NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - People in Norfolk lined up at Harbor Park Friday to save a little cash on their cars.
The Norfolk Commissioner of Revenue, Sharon McDonald, and other assessment specialists inspected cars and determined if they were assessed fairly. Folks with high mileage, dings, scrapes and dents got a reduced rate on their personal property tax.
The individual savings may not have been huge, but some said that any reduction helps.
"I work as an hourly employee so any reduction makes a difference in my life," said Kathleen Shehaden, a Norfolk resident at the event. "It's fantastic."
"What our philosophy is, is that we want everyone to pay their fair share, but not a penny more. So, you can see there are a lot of grateful taxpayers here today," said McDonald.
This is the third year for this event in Norfolk, but residents can always call the commissioner's office any time of year and get a vehicle re-assessment.
Newport News Police said they are looking for the person who drove into the wall of a car wash and stole a control box.
Virginia lawmakers and officials commented on the passing of Nelson Mandela Friday, December 5, 2013. Mandela was 95 years old.
The Chesapeake Police Department is seeking any information about these 10 wanted suspects. If you know anything, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
Norfolk Fire & Rescue officials said a train went off its track Dec. 5, 2013 in the area of East Princess Anne and Ingleside roads.
HazMat crews have identified the material on a derailed train in Norfolk as cement. East Princess Anne and Ingleside roads have reopened to traffic.
A portion of Dominion Boulevard in Chesapeake is shut down until Friday morning as part of an emergency closure.
A horse that was reported missing in Elizabeth City has been found dead.