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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Last-minute vaccine appointments available for Friday; also scheduling for future clinics

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April 8, 2021 - Three upcoming Covid-19 vaccination clinics at the Hampton Roads Convention Center have open slots and are allowing anyone 18 and older to schedule an appointment. The first is tomorrow, Friday, April 9. Residents are urged to get vaccinat...

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Schedule your vaccine on Friday, April 9 * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Hampton Roads Mayors to talk about youth violence and what local cities are doing

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April 8, 2021 - Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck will host an online Mayors’ Forum with four other Hampton Roads mayors on Monday, April 12, at 7 p.m. Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby Dyer, Chesapeake Mayor Rick West, Portsmouth Mayor Shannon Glover, and Newport News ...

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View at 7 p.m. April 12 * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Local health districts expand number of people eligible to receive Covid-19 vaccination to 1c group

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April 5, 2021 - People who work in many essential and public-facing jobs will be eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccination beginning Tuesday. The Virginia Department of Health’s Peninsula and Hampton Health districts announced a move into 1c category.&am...

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Sign up or check your registration * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 1, 2021

All residents 16 and older will be eligible for Covid-19 vaccine starting on April 18

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April 1, 2021 - Starting April 18, all Virginians 16 and older will be eligible to get the Covid-19 vaccine. Eligible residents are encouraged to pre-register now, so they can be notified as soon as the vaccine is available for them."Expanding vaccin...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Violent and property crimes dropped in Hampton in 2020 when compared to 2019

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March 26, 2021 - Both violent crimes and property crimes in Hampton decreased in 2020 compared with 2019, according to data the police shared at Wednesday’s City Council meeting. Total serious crimes decreased 14.22%, said Assistant Chief Kenneth Ferguson...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Financial help for small businesses that have been hurt by the ongoing pandemic

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March 25, 2021 - Our nation's small businesses are in the middle of an unprecedented economic disruption due to the coronavirus outbreak. To assist small businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic, the city of Newport News has applied for and received fundin...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Join the Clean City Commission and Help Walk Hampton Clean through April 30

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March 22, 2021 -  Through April 30, you can help spruce up city streets, neighborhoods, and more by joining Walk Hampton Clean.

Sponsored by the Clean City Commission, Walk Hampton Clean is a community celebration that coincides with Earth Day, Ap...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 3, 2021

Hampton's DMV Select office in Ruppert Sargent building is reopening by appointment only

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March 3, 2021 - The Hampton DMV Select located in the lobby of the Commissioner of the Revenue and Treasurer's offices at 1 Franklin St. in downtown Hampton will reopen on Monday March 8, 2021 by appointment only. Please go online [hampt...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Homeowners are reminded that tax relief may be available for elderly or disabled

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Feb. 23, 2021 - Hampton homeowners are reminded that the city's commissioner of revenue administers a program that could provide tax relief for the elderly or disabled. Those 65 and older, or those who are permanently and totally disabled, may be...

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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: January 27, 2021

Hot real estate market pushes Hampton home values up, assessor says

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Jan. 27, 2021 - The housing market in Hampton has heated up, according to figures presented to City Council on Wednesday.  Overall,  foreclosures have decreased dramatically, the average sales price of a home has increased, homes are spe...

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See neighborhood map of changes in values * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Hampton to honor 16 local heroes on Martin Luther King Day

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Jan. 14, 2020 - Hampton will hold a virtual ceremony on Monday to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and 16 local people who have had an impact on Hampton through a commitment to peace, justice, and progress.

Mayor Donnie Tuck announced the names of...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Hampton city offices move to appointment-only for most transactions

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Jan. 12, 2020 - As COVID-19 rates continue to increase in Hampton and the region, Hampton city offices will require appointments for most residents and others who need to conduct business with the city as of Wednesday, Jan. 13. 

This will increase...

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* 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: December 18, 2020

Funds available for help with some utility bills for people economically hurt by coronavirus

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Dec. 18, 2020 - Hampton Roads residents and businesses struggling with past-due water and wastewater bills because of COVID-19 are eligible for some relief. Funds are limited, so people are advised to submit applications quickly.

People with overdue direct...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Community colleges collaborate to create regional workforce development program

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Dec. 15, 2020 - Hampton’s Thomas Nelson Community College has been a strong partner in workforce development and training on the Peninsula for years. Now, it’s joining with two other community colleges to create a larger regional effort.
Thomas Nelson, Cam...
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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Masks offer protection from COVID ... unless you wear them like this

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Dec. 11, 2020 - Wearing a mask - the right way - helps protect you and others from COVID, and it’s mandatory in public areas.  Help mask shirkers see the error of their ways.  Download, print and share. You know who we&apos...

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Downloadable Graphic: How NOT to wear your mask * Hampton City News
Posted on: December 10, 2020

Health Department plans drive-through COVID testing as virus spread continues

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Dec. 10, 2020 - As COVID numbers rise in the Hampton Roads area, the Hampton and Peninsula Health Districts will hold two large drive-through testing events.  Both are free, and testing is open to all. Both also offer quicker-than-usual results.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 8, 2020

The rumor is confirmed: Amazon to build delivery center at site of old Kmart

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Dec. 8, 2020 - Amazon, the world’s largest internet-based retailer, has closed on the long-vacant Super Kmart property on Mercury Boulevard. Plans are to build a last mile delivery center that will add jobs and speed package delivery to customers.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 7, 2020

Hampton City Schools takes its libraries to students via the book bus

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Dec. 7, 2020 - Distance learning brings teachers and their lessons via the computer, but it doesn't let students visit their school libraries. So Hampton City Schools' librarians are taking books on the road. The next visit is Friday, Dec. 11.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Water line replacement for Fort Monroe will also boost capacity in Phoebus

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Dec. 3, 2020 - The Fort Monroe Authority is planning to replace the 1940s-era water line to Fort Monroe. The line serves the former base exclusively but runs through other parts of Hampton.

This project will replace approximately 6,000 feet of existing 14-...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 3, 2020

Hampton fights flooding with Virginia’s first environmental impact bond

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Dec. 3, 2020 - Hampton has become the third municipality in the country to use an innovative form of financing to fund three major projects aimed at reducing flooding and pollution.

The city closed on Virginia’s first Environmental Impact Bond yesterday, a...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Mayor's State of the City focuses on pandemic challenges as well as successes this year

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Nov. 19, 2020 - Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck gave this year’s State of the City address virtually in a presentation by the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. There was a more somber but still optimistic tone, with the theme “One for ...

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Watch the presentation * Hampton City News
Posted on: November 18, 2020

UPDATE: Virtual open house about plans for sewer pump upgrade in Phoebus

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Nov 18, 2020 - The Hampton Roads Sanitation District is planning upgrades for Phoebus, including a new pump station.  The customary "open house" to acquaint residents of the area with the project will be held virtually this year due to ...

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View the presentation * Hampton City News
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Hampton Roads localities urge residents to do their part to stop the spread of COVID

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Oct. 5, 2020 - Hampton Roads’ localities together created a message for residents:  "It's in Our Hands," to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Hampton Roads.

The public service campaign reminds residents that if they do th...

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Watch the video * 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
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: August 29, 2019

Hampton-based Registrar Corp. continues to grow; expands headquarters

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Aug. 29, 2019 - Hampton-based Registrar Corp. marked a company expansion with a ribbon-cutting on Wednesday, Aug. 28. The company is a leading provider of U.S. Food and Drug Administration compliance services to FDA-regulated facilities worldwide.

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 30, 2019

St. George Brewery's Golden Ale wins U.S. Beer Tasting Championship

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Aug. 27, 2019 - The St. George Brewery's Golden Ale was named Grand Chamption best golden ale or Kolsh in the United States Beer Tasting Championship for the second year in a row.

The brewery's Doppelbock was ranked best in the Southeast region as well.&am...

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Brewery's website * Hampton City News