Hey hfd315, I currently live, and am stationed in the Norfolk, VA area. Here is some more helpful information for you. You are allowed to open carry in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In order to CC in the Commonwealth, you must have obtained your CHP from the State of North Carolina. If you get caught carrying a concealed weapon in the Commonwealth without a proper permit, you will be arrested and charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor under VA Code 18.2-308. You could face up to a year in jail if convicted.