VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - In an effort to combat texting and driving, two-time Olympic gold medal winner and Virginia Beach native Gabby Douglas will take part in an event on Sept. 18.
Douglas will meet with fans at the AT&T Retail Store located at 4725 Virginia Beach Blvd. from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to encourage them to take the "It Can Wait" pledge against texting and driving.
The event is free and open to the public.
A company has been hired to complete the repairs to the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge on the Outer Banks, but how long those repairs will take remains unknown.
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.
State officials say construction on a new Bonner Bridge has been delayed for years because of a legal battle with an environmental group.