“Navy Proud”: Norfolk plans celebrations for base’s 100th anniversary

“Navy Proud”: Norfolk plans celebrations for base’s 100th anniversary By Eric Hartley The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK The city that’s home to the world’s largest naval base is planning a year full of celebrations for its 100th anniversary. Centennial events for Norfolk Naval Station kick off this week. Officials created a logo featuring the slogan “Norfolk: Navy… Read more »

Eisenhower strike group back in time for New Year’s

Eisenhower strike group back in time for New Year’s By Courtney Mabeus NORFOLK As the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower steamed out of Norfolk Naval Station in June, some of the aircraft carrier’s sailors said they already missed Chipotle. Here’s hoping the several fast-casual burrito joints in the region are stocked and ready. More than 6,000… Read more »

Virginia-Based Rappahannock Oyster Co. to open at Waterside District Spring 2017

Virginia-Based Rappahannock Oyster Co. to open at Waterside District Spring 2017 November 28, 2016 THE CORDISH COMPANIES UNVEIL SEAFOOD CONCEPT WITH FAMILY ROOTS AND SUSTAINABLE MISSION The Cordish Companies is excited to announce that Rappahannock Oyster Co. will join the mix of local and national restaurants at Waterside District. Rappahannock Oyster, which hails from Topping,… Read more »

Norfolk Festevents Releases Initial 2017 Festival & Event Dates

Media Contact: Jason Nichols E: Nicholsj@festevents.org P: 757-441-2345 Norfolk Festevents Releases Initial 2017 Festival & Event Dates Norfolk, VA, (November 23, 2017) – Norfolk Festevents and the City of Norfolk are pleased to announce the initial Norfolk Festevents 2017 Schedule of Events. We invite you to discover all of the excitement of Norfolk’s waterfronts by… Read more »

USS Stout returns to Naval Station Norfolk

USS Stout returns to Naval Station Norfolk USS Stout homecoming Staff , WVEC 8:01 PM. EST November 13, 2016 NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) — The USS Stout returned to its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk today. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer left in May for a six-month deployment operating in the U.S. fifth and sixth fleet… Read more »

Norfolk sailors return from aiding Haiti hurricane victims

Norfolk sailors return from aiding Haiti hurricane victims By Courtney Mabeus The Virginian-Pilot As she surveyed the damage above western Haiti from her Navy helicopter earlier this month, Lt. Jessica Hayter said some cities looked more like shanty towns after Hurricane Matthew ravaged the poor Caribbean country. “Almost none of them have roofs anymore,” Hayter,… Read more »

Norwegian Statsraad Lehmkuhl Making Norfolk its only U.S. Port

Norwegian Statsraad Lehmkuhl Making Norfolk its only U.S. Port On Monday, November 7, 2016, the unique and majestic 102-year old Norwegian tall sailing ship “HNoMS Statsraad Lehmkuhl” will be making its only United States appearance as it is scheduled to arrive at approximately 10:00am in Downtown Norfolk, docking at Otter Berth next to the future… Read more »

USS Mesa Verde returning to Norfolk after providing aid to Haiti

USS Mesa Verde returning to Norfolk after providing aid to Haiti By Brock Vergakis The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK The USS Mesa Verde is returning to Norfolk after spending the past several days providing disaster relief in Haiti, where more than 1.4 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance after Hurricane Matthew. The amphibious transport dock… Read more »