VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Thursday night marked the first event held at the Oceanfront since last weekend's mayhem and violence.
"Since Greek Fest we hadn't had an incident like that," Beach resident Marcy Oberndorfer said. "It's been years."
Last Saturday, police reported multiple stabbings, shootings, assaults and larcenies following "Beach Weekend" event at the Oceanfront.
"I'm glad to know that we have the police and our leaders talking about and already trying to develop strategies to prevent an occurrence," Oberndorfer said.
Crowds gathered at 31st Street Thursday night for the Spin Doctors concert.
"This is the Virginia Beach I know not the crazy chaotic one that I saw this weekend," Beach resident Daniel Tyler said.
The family friendly environment at 31st Street was back Thursday, but the images of last weekend were not far from residents' minds.
"I like seeing that people are actually out enjoying themselves and not scared," Tyler said "A few people out here might be worried something might pop up, but it seems like people are enjoying themselves."
Charges have been made in a domestic abuse investigation involving a 74-year-old woman in Elizabeth City.
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.
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.