News Flash

Posted on: December 2, 2021

Installation of new bus stop shelters continues, with ribbon-cutting Friday

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Dec. 2, 2021 - Hampton Roads Transit has installed 16 new bus shelters in Hampton this year, and will mark those upgrades with a ceremonial ribbon cutting Friday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m.

The event will take place at 81st Street and Orcutt Avenue in Hampton wher...

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Bus routes, travel information * Hampton City News
Posted on: November 18, 2021

City Council looking for a new member, on an interim basis

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Nov. 18, 2021 - Councilwoman Chris Snead will leave her seat on City Council when she assumes the office of Treasurer of Hampton on Jan. 1. Hampton City Council is seeking applicants for an interim appointment to fill her seat. 

The person would s...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Hampton named as Top 10 Digital City in the U.S. for 19th time

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Nov. 16, 2021 - Hampton has been named a Top 10 Digital City in the nation for the 19th time by the Center for Digital Government. The annual awards recognize cities utilizing technology to tackle social challenges, enhance services, strengthen cybersecur...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Shell Road Boys & Girls Club to get $2.5 million renovation

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Nov. 5, 2021 A groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday will kick off a major, $2.5 million renovation to provide the Citizens Unit Boys & Girls Club, on Shell Road, with a new gymnasium, multipurpose room, commercial grade kitchen, and new program rooms...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Hampton wins Red Cross Mayor's Cup for 2nd consecutive year

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Oct. 28, 2021 - Mayor Donnie Tuck was awarded the Mayor's Cup on Wednesday for getting the most blood donations in a two-month challenge period. Donations totaled 101 units, which have benefited 303 people. Hampton also won the cup from the Red C...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 20, 2021

State grant will help boost entrepreneurship and support 'makers'

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Oct. 21, 2021 — Hampton will receive a $100,000 grant as part of $4.4 million in state grants for 33 investment projects that will create and support business development, economic recovery, and the redevelopment of industrial and commercial structures.

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Additional info on 757 Makerspace ... * Hampton City News
Posted on: October 19, 2021

UPDATE: I-64 traffic routed to one lane under Mallory St. bridge

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Oct. 29, 2021 — As part of the expansion of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, traffic on I-64 east is being routed to a single lane under the Mallory Street bridge Monday through Saturday, from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. 

Once the work affecting eastbound...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Hampton only midsize Virginia city named among 100 safest in America

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Hampton is the only midsize Virginia city to be named one of the 100 safest in America. Midsize cities are those with populations between 100,000 and 300,000. Large cities were those above 300,000, and small cities have between 10,000 and 99,999. (Towns o...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Hampton's new branding campaign earns top national award for 'unique visioning project'

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Sept. 16, 2021 - The City of Hampton earned top honors in the nation for a new branding campaign launched last year. Judges for the City-County Communications & Marketing Association praised the "beautifully unique visioning project that surpasse...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 11, 2021

State grants will help Hampton address flooding

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Oct. 6, 2021 - The City of Hampton received three state grants worth a total of $433,164 for projects that address impacts of flooding, sea-level rise, and extreme weather, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday. 

Hampton’s grants were among $7.8 mi...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Rentable electric scooters coming to Hampton beginning Saturday in new pilot program

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Sept. 3, 2021 - Electric scooters will be available for rent in Hampton beginning Saturday, Sept. 4. Lime, which operates in 100 areas worldwide, including Norfolk and Roanoke, has an agreement with the City of Hampton for a pilot project.

Initially, scoot...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Hampton Parks & Rec after-school programs open for registration

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Sept. 2, 2021 -- Now that school is set to start again, Hampton continues to offer valuable after-school programs, including:

Beyond the Bell: From 2-6 p.m., Monday-Friday, students can get homework help, play group games, and more at the Fort Monroe, West...

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Registration and info... Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Masks required in Hampton City buildings, as Covid-19 cases escalate

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Aug. 27, 2021 — Masks are again required inside Hampton city buildings, including offices, libraries, community centers, and the Hampton History Museum, in the wake of rapidly spreading Covid-19 cases. 

City Manager Mary Bunting made the announcem...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 25, 2021

Hampton Fire & Rescue’s international accreditation renewed for 5 more years

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Aug. 25, 2021 — Hampton’s Division of Fire and Rescue has received international accreditation for another five years. The division was first accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International in 2016.

Hampton was the firs...

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Division of Fire & Rescue ... * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Join the Mayors Forum for discussion on trauma caused by gun violence

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Aug. 20, 2021 - Mayor Donnie Tuck hosts an Aug. 26 virtual forum that will discuss ways to help individuals and neighborhoods heal from the lasting impact caused by gun violence.

Bullets can wound more than the flesh. A shooting affects not just the victim...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 12, 2021

Hampton, VDOT look to solutions for daily afternoon traffic jams leading to I-64

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Aug 13, 2021 - VDOT and Hampton city officials believe they have found at least a partial solution for daily traffic jams caused by drivers who try to avoid bridge-tunnel backups by getting off the interstate and cutting through downtown and Phoebus.

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FAQs about the project * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Resilient Hampton projects for Newmarket Creek earn award in New Orleans

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Aug. 6, 2021 - The city's Resilient Hampton effort has been recognized with an Honor Award in Master Planning and Urban Design from the New Orleans chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The Honor Award is the highest designation a proj...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 23, 2021

"Covid Aftermath: Addressing Mental Health" topic of Facebook forum June 29

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June 23, 2021 - Covid cases have decreased dramatically, businesses have reopened, and vaccinated people aren't wearing masks. But for people struggling with depression, addiction or other mental health issues spurred by Covid, life isn't getting back to ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 21, 2021

6 Hampton Roads mayors to hold second forum to discuss plans for reducing violence

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June 21, 2021 - Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck will host fellow Hampton Roads mayors as they continue their discussion on public safety on Monday, June 28 at 7 p.m. on Facebook Live. The mayors of all seven major Hampton Roads participated in the first Mayors&...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 19, 2021

UPDATE: Hours at city facilities increase as more people are vaccinated

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June 28, 2021 – Hours for community centers and libraries are expanding, and in most cases, people who are vaccinated will not be required to wear masks. Also, facility rentals are becoming more available.

The CDC still recommends that all youth ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 21, 2021

It's hurricane season: Time for a checkup on flood insurance

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June 21, 2021 - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association predicts an active hurricane season -- 3-10 major hurricanes, 6-10 “regular” hurricanes and 13-20 named storms. Residents are advised to check to ensure they have flood i...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Hampton Coliseum clinic will offer Covid-19 vaccinations for ages 12-15 beginning Friday

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May 13, 2021 - The Centers for Disease Control this week added people aged 12-15 to the list of those who should get vaccinated against COVID-19. Beginning Friday, May 14, those age groups will be eligible for a free Pfizer vaccine at the Hampton Coliseum...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 12, 2021

City finalizing plans to move historic F-101F Voodoo to higher ground

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May 12, 2021 - The F-101F Voodoo long-range escort fighter on display at the city's Air Power Park will take off sometime in the next week, with a little help from a crane,  to a higher-elevation spot in the park that is farther from Newmarket Cr...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Hampton 5th-grader donates pet toys to Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter

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Feb. 5, 2021 - Ten-year-old Connor Shepherd, a Hampton fifth-grader, spent time acquiring toys -- but not for himself. He recently obtained a large amount of donations for the dogs, cats, hamsters and more at the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter.

Connor an...

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Additional information * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Hampton ranks as one of the Top 15 most affordable beach towns

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Feb. 1, 2021 - Hampton has once again ranked as one of the most affordable beach towns in the country, according to SmartAsset.com. Hampton stands out as a value, especially in the mid-Atlantic region.

The 10 most affordable beach towns are all in Mississi...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Mayor Tuck, HU president team up to get COVID-19 vaccination to show vaccine's safety

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Dec. 23, 2020 — Mayor Donnie Tuck and Dr. William Harvey, president of Hampton University, received the COVID-19 vaccine today at Sentara CarePlex Hospital in Hampton to demonstrate the safety of the vaccine.

The two leaders stepped forward to sh...

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More about the COVID-19 vaccine ... * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Majority of Hampton homeowners will find their homes increased in value this year

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Jan. 23, 2020 - For homeowners who saw their value dip after the housing bubble burst, City Assessor Gary James has some good news: The vast majority of Hampton homeowners  – 89% – will find their homes increased in value this...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 2, 2020

State group honors Hampton for communications during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Oct. 2, 2020 - A state organization for local governments has named Hampton a 2020 "Local Champion" in the area of communications during the COVID-19 crisis. The award will be presented to Mayor Donnie Tuck, City Manager Mary Bunting, and the ci...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News