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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Help chart the roadmap for Hampton's future in key strategic areas

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Aug 1, 2022 - Hampton’s 2040 Community Plan has already received broad input from residents and businesses, describing what they want for the future of our community. Now, it’s time to do a deeper dive into some identified strategic areas.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Visit libraries to view, respond to Hampton's water plans for Downtown, Phoebus, Buckroe

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Aug. 2, 2022 — The city wants your feedback on resiliency efforts planned for the Downtown Hampton, Phoebus and Buckroe areas. Through Aug. 26, mobile displays highlighting planned resilience strategies for the three study neighborhoods will be at the Mai...

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Learn more about Resilient Hampton Community Development
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Learn about fire engines, emergency services in Citizen Fire Academy

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July 15, 2022 — Enroll now in this fall's Citizen Fire Academy, offered by the Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue. The eight-week course, which gives participants an idea of the many duties and skills of professional firefighters, will...

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More information about Citizen Fire Academy Fire Division
Posted on: July 15, 2022

Hampton will get new emergency generators

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Friday, July 15 — Hampton will get new generators for three facilities used as emergency shelters during storms, thanks in large part of a state grant from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.

 VDEM will provide $416,771 from its Emerg...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 18, 2022

Hampton named top community in Virginia for resilience efforts

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July 18, 2022 - Hampton has been named the Resilient Virginia Community of the Year by the Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association for its "outstanding example for how to undertake resiliency planning," according to the announcemen...

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Learn more about Resilient Hampton * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Groovin' by the Bay concerts move downtown

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June 16, 2022 — The popular Groovin’ by the Bay concert series is moving from Buckroe Beach to a downtown location at Mill Point Park.

 The move, which was necessitated by capacity concerns at the Buckroe location, is effective immediately. The se...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Assessors will conduct property inspections around Hampton

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July 29, 2022 — During the next several months, appraisers from the Office of the Assessor of Real Estate will conduct field reviews throughout the city. 

These reviews are in addition to reviews of specific property addresses with changes as a re...

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Click to see the full inspection details (PDF) Assessor of Real Estate
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Jump forward to 2040: Help set a course for Hampton's future

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May 10, 2022 - Jump ahead in time 20 years. What do you want Hampton to look like? What do we, as a community, need to get there? Help the city set a course for the future.

To help get people in the right time period, best-selling author and futurist Rebec...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

POSTPONED: New efforts to keep I-64 traffic from clogging city streets

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May 16, 2022 - Hampton’s test of restricting access to the Mallory Street Bridge during evening rush hour has reduced traffic in Phoebus significantly, Public Works Director Jason Mitchell said. Those restrictions will continue; however, a plan ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Hampton's new budget lowers real estate tax rate by 6 cents

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May 12, 2022 - City Council unanimously adopted a budget containing a combination of tax relief and targeted new spending for Fiscal Year 2023, which begins July 1.

The tax relief includes a 6-cent reduction in the tax rate for property (from $1.2...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Hampton named one of the 15 most affordable beach towns in the nation

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May 6, 2022 - Home prices in the city may be climbing, but Hampton remains one of the nation’s most affordable beach towns, according to a study of more than 200 localities.

That assessment is courtesy of SmartAsset, an online destination for con...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Driveway grant applications open for those affected by new parking rule

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May 3, 2022 — Beginning July 1, 2022, Hampton residents will no longer be able to park on their front lawns if parking is allowed on their street. The law doesn't require anyone to build a driveway, but grant money is available for those affected by the c...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 5, 2022

Hampton partners with non-profit to make solar power more affordable

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April 5, 2022 - The city of Hampton has partnered with Charlottesville nonprofit Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) to make adding solar panels more affordable for residents. 

LEAP's Solarize Virginia project began in 2014 and has helped 714 hou...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Hampton History Museum names courtyard for Jimmy and Midge Eason

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March 29, 2022 - The Hampton History Museum honored two of its founders by naming the museum's garden courtyard for former Mayor Jimmy Eason and his wife, Midge, who helped raise funds build the museum, which opened in 2003.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 22, 2022

With median home assessments up 16 percent, lower tax rate likely

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Feb. 22, 2022 - Assessment notices have gone out to homeowners, who may be surprised to see a large increase in the value of their homes. That doesn't mean that tax bills will increase by that percentage, as City Manager Mary Bunting has already said she ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 26, 2022

Assessments in Hampton continue to follow increases in the housing market

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Jan. 26, 2022 - The value of 99% of all properties in Hampton has increased this year, driven largely by the increase in housing values, according to figures presented to City Council on Wednesday by Assessor Libby Griebel. That means "Hampton has a ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 8, 2021

City Council backs NASA Deputy Director Michelle Ferebee for interim seat

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Dec. 8, 2021 – Hampton City Council members unanimously agree that Michelle Ferebee, former Economic Development Authority chair and a NASA deputy director, should fill the vacancy that will be created when Councilwoman Chris Snead takes office ...

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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: 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: 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