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SkyStar Wheel Arrives at Waterside District

SkyStar Wheel Arrives at Waterside District 12 story Ferris wheel makes debut in Norfolk, VA Norfolk, VA (3.9.18) – Waterside District is pleased to announce Norfolk’s newest entertainment attraction, SkyStar at Waterside. Arriving May 2018, the 137 foot high wheel will be located adjacent to Waterside District and offer individuals, groups, and companies a brand…

Guided missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin returns after 7-month deployment

Guided missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin returns after 7-month deployment By Ryan Murphy The Virginian-Pilot Nov 17, 2017 NORFOLK The guided missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin returned to Norfolk Friday after seven months abroad. The Oscar Austin had been supporting U.S. naval operations in the Black Sea, North Atlantic, Mediterranean, the Gulf of Aden and…

The Legendary Statsraad Lehmkuhl Returns to Norfolk, Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Jason Nichols, [email protected] The Legendary Statsraad Lehmkuhl Returns to Norfolk, Virginia The commanding Statsraad Lehmkuhl will make its only United States visit Thursday, November 9, 2017 in downtown Norfolk at Otter Berth in between Town Point Park and the Waterside District. Norfolk, VA, (October 10, 2017) – Downtown Norfolk, Virginia…

7,000 sailors with George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group to return to Norfolk on Monday

7,000 sailors with George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group to return to Norfolk on Monday By Courtney Mabeus The Virginian-Pilot Aug 16, 2017 Updated Aug 16, 2017 NORFOLK As many as 7,000 sailors from the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group will return Monday, though those assigned to its air wing will begin arriving today….

Biggest ship ever to visit East Coast coming this week

Biggest ship ever to visit East Coast coming this week By Robert McCabe The Virginian-Pilot   The biggest ship to pass through the expanded Panama Canal since it opened nearly a year ago, as well as the biggest ship ever to call on the U.S. East Coast, is expected to knock on the door of…

The Gerald R. Ford returns from sea trials

The Gerald R. Ford returns from sea trials Staff , WVEC 2:32 PM. EDT April 14, 2017 NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) – The first of the U.S. Navy’s new class of aircraft carriers has returned following a week of sea trials. Last Saturday the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) embarked from Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport…

Waterside District Announces Grand Opening Celebration for May 11 – 14, 2017

Waterside District Announces Grand Opening Celebration for May 11 – 14, 2017 Waterside District has announced that the official Grand Opening celebration will take place May 11 – 14, 2017. The celebration will be a four-day long event open to the public and filled with live musical acts, events and activities for the entire community….

Naval Station Norfolk and City of Norfolk Kick Off Year Long Centennial Celebration

January 27, 2017 For Immediate Release   Naval Station Norfolk and City of Norfolk Kick Off Year Long Centennial Celebration NORFOLK, VA – The world’s largest Naval Station, Naval Station Norfolk is officially turning 100 years old and will spend the year highlighting the installation’s rich history and impact it has had on Hampton Roads,…

Norfolk Festevents Announces A Season of Events along the Elizabeth River Trail

Norfolk Festevents Announces A Season of Events along the Elizabeth River Trail Starting May 19 for National Bike to Work Day • FREE & Open to the Public Norfolk, VA (February 9, 2017) –TowneBank Fountain Park at Town Point Park, the premier family friendly outdoor park on the downtown Norfolk waterfront, will host a season…

“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…