NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - A historic homecoming took place at Naval Station Norfolk Sunday morning as the USS Enterprise marked its 25th and final return to port.
The homecoming was the aircraft carrier's last after 51 years of service. The Enterprise is the Navy's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and is scheduled to be inactivated during a ceremony in December.
Three locally-based fighter jet squadrons from USS Enterprise returned to Virginia Beach Saturday.
Aboard the "Big E" were two original crew members, or "plank owners."
"51 years ago I was 22 years old and never dreamed I'd be here bringing her home for the last time," 74-year-old Bill Falls said.
Kevin Simmons and Isaiah Dunson are a father-son duo both coming home on the Enterprise.
"It was his first deployment. It was my eight deployment so it's good that he got to experience the first one with me," Dunson said.
10 On Your Side's Art Kohn is the only local reporter on board USS Enterprise on her last return from deployment.
Witnesses tell WAVY.com the attack of a shopper was the cause of a heavy police presence at the Ross department store at Military Circle in Norfolk Wednesday night.
State officials say construction on a new Bonner Bridge has been delayed for years because of a legal battle with an environmental group.
Michelle Price with Newport News Public Schools told WAVY.com at least three city school buses ran substantially late Wednesday afternoon, delivering children home several hours after dismissal.
Plans to enhance a popular park in Smithfield are on hold. Some people say City Council is trying to commercialize a natural and historic treasure, and leave them out of the loop.
Drivers traveling between Hatteras Island and the mainland were forced to use an emergency ferry Wednesday, following the sudden closure of the Bonner Bridge Tuesday.
Hampton Fire units arrived at the scene of a residential fire in the 3800 block of Shell Road just after 6 p.m.
A police standoff at a Newport News home turned deadly Wednesday evening.