NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - 10 On Your Side was the only local news crew to board the USS Enterprise on her last return from deployment.
The crew of more than 5,000 Sailors and Marines have been deployed for nearly eight months supporting operations in the Mediterranean and the Arabian Sea and is scheduled to arrive back in Norfolk Sunday, Nov. 4.
The homecoming will be Enterprise's 25th and last homecoming after 51 years of service. Enterprise will be inactivated in a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk Dec. 1, 2012.
WAVY's Art Kohn will be reporting from the Enterprise throughout this weekend.
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.