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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Go online to read, print and share a voter information guide for upcoming election

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Oct. 23, 2020 - Whether it's voting by absentee ballot, voting early, or going to the polls on Election Day, registered voters in Hampton have a variety of ways to cast their ballots during the 2020 presidential election. Options have been expanded to ens...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 14, 2020

James T. Wilson Fishing Pier reopens Saturday, Oct. 17, after being hit by barge in November

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Oct. 14, 2020 - Hampton’s James T. Wilson Fishing Pier - closed since November when it was hit by a drifting barge - will reopen Saturday at 8 a.m. Repairs have been completed and the pier will resume regular hours until Dec. 31, when it will close until ...

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* 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: September 29, 2020

City gets $707,000 grant for Air Power Park

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Sept. 30, 2020 - Hampton has received a $707,008 grant from the federal government that will be used for improvements needed at Air Power Park on Mercury Boulevard.

According to the application for the Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program: "...

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Like the Hampton History Museum on Facebook! * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 29, 2020

CDC recommends against traditional trick-or-treating this year, suggests alternatives

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Sept. 29, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control has labeled traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating a high risk activity and recommends that families consider lower-risk options. Trunk-or-treat parties are also considered high risk, and will not be he...

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Details * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Huntington Ingalls to build unmanned systems center in Hampton, create 250 jobs

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Sept. 22, 2020 – Huntington Ingalls announced today the company plans to build an Unmanned Systems Center of Excellence in Hampton, which will create more than 250 jobs.

Gov. Ralph Northam, who made the announcement, noted that Huntington Ingalls...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Remnants of Sally to bring heavy rain, followed by weekend of high tides

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Sept. 17, 2020 - The track of the remnants of Hurricane Sally shifted northward overnight, increasing Hampton’s rainfall prediction to 4-6 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

The heaviest of the rain will fall this afternoon and ov...

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Watch for updates * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Now through May 14, 2021, your dog can join you as you enjoy city beaches

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Sept. 15, 2020 - Beginning today through May 14, 2021, dogs are once again allowed on city beaches. This includes Buckroe Beach, Outlook Coves, Salt Ponds, and Grandview Beach & Nature Preserve. Dogs must be on a leash at all times, and owners must co...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Numbers show Hampton Roads housing market hot; inventory is down

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Sept. 15, 2020 - The Hampton Roads housing market is hot, according to numbers released by the Real Estate Information Network Inc. August data shows year-over-year:

  • Pending sales rose 34.78%
  • Settled sales rose 15.37%
  • The median sales price was up 7.84%

What&...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Voting guide: Your questions answered about how and when to vote in presidential election

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Aug. 21, 2020 - Hampton voters will have several options for the presidential race on Nov. 3, 2020, due to concerns about COVID: Absentee voting, early in-person voting or traditional polling places on election day. Here’s a guide to help you th...

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Additional information * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 20, 2020

$1.5 Million CARES Act grant awarded to benefit Hampton, Newport News business

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Aug. 20, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Commerce, through its Economic Development Administration, awarded $1.5 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant funding for the benefit of small businesses in Newport News and Hampton. The award was ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 26, 2020

Day of Remembrance and Hope will honor those killed on 9/11

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Aug. 24, 2020 — Members of the military, first responders, community leaders, veterans and residents will gather on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, to honor those lost in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.The city’s Military Affairs Comm...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 18, 2020

Planning Commission to consider new rules for parking on lawns, RV parking

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Aug. 18, 2020 - The Hampton Planning Commission will hold public hearings and consider several measures related to parking cars, boats and large recreational vehicles in residential neighborhoods in its Thursday meeting.

Cars parked in front yards has been...

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Additional information * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 18, 2020

Apply to help at polls for next election

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Aug. 14, 2020 — The City of Hampton Voter Registrar’s Office is looking for election officials to work during the presidential election on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. 

Elections officials work at a precinct on election day to ensure...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Artist creates a new way to show off Hampton, featuring graphic icons of elements of the city

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Aug. 13, 2020 - In Wednesday’s City Council meeting City Manager Mary Bunting unveiled a new design that spells out "HAMPTON" using graphic icons from around the city. Items sporting this image, part of the city’s new brand, ...

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https://hampton.gov/museumstore * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 4, 2020

City begins cleanup after Tropical Storm Isaias; widespread power outages reported

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Aug. 4, 2020 — Tropical Storm Isaias turned out to fall right along with the forecast — a major amount of wind with very little flooding. By noon, there was a sunny sky and debris everywhere. 

Hampton got only about an inch of ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Tropical storm hits Hampton; trash pickup delayed a day; city buildings closed Tuesday

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Aug. 4, 2020 — Tropical Storm Isaias has passed Hampton Roads, but residents are reminded to use caution venturing outside and driving. Although the sun is shining, there are reports of 46 trees fallen across roads, live wires hanging in places,...

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Weather information * Hampton City News
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Gov. Northam comes to Phoebus to announce a $70 million program for small businesses

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July 27, 2020 – Gov. Ralph Northam came to Hampton today to announce a $70 million state program that is targeted to help small businesses, especially those that are minority- or women-owned.

The setting was a green space along Mellen Street in P...

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For more information. * Hampton City News
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Hampton participating in Health Equity Pilot Program, distributing PPE in underserved areas

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July 27, 2020 – The Virginia Department of Emergency Management and the Health Equity Working Group announced today a pilot program with the City of Hampton. The program is a state-local partnership, aimed to increase equitable access to persona...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Facing eviction? Program offers help with past-due rent or mortgage payments due to Covid

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July 2, 2020 - Hampton residents are eligible to apply for state funds to cover past-due rent and/or mortgage payments.

The Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program is designed to support and ensure housing stability during the pandemic. Depending on the ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Hampton seeing more COVID cases, though numbers still small; moving into Phase 3

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July 1, 2020 - Hampton has seen an uptick in the number of COVID cases. In the past seven days, 60 cases have been reported in the city. The average of the previous four weeks was 23 cases — less than half of what the city has seen this week, ac...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 25, 2020

NASA names Washington, D.C. headquarters after Hampton’s Mary Jackson

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June 25, 2020 - The Washington, D.C., headquarters of NASA will bear the name of Mary Jackson, according to a NASA announcement this week. The building sits on Hidden Figures Way, a street named for Jackson, Katherine Johnson and many other Black &ldq...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Hampton has long taken proactive steps toward cultural understanding, police transparency

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June 18, 2020  – Hampton has been open about having conversations, workshops and policies that
address longstanding bias against African Americans. That tradition continues during thecurrent social unrest.  Most recently, Ma...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Buckroe Beach passes Health Department check except near pier construction

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June 5, 2020 – The main part of Buckroe Beach passed the Health Department bacteria checks this week. However, the southern area near the pier has higher than recommended levels of bacteria.

Almost all of that portion is already closed to swimmer...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Hampton's beaches to open to swimmers, sunbathers Friday; golf and tennis open also

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May 28, 2020 – The City of Hampton announced that, now that Gov. Ralph Northam has given the green light, beaches at Buckroe, Fort Monroe, Salt Ponds and Grandview will open for swimming, sunbathing and playing in the sand beginning Friday.

Along...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Mayors hold competition to encourage residents to respond to the 2020 Census

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May 29, 2020 - The cities of Hampton and Newport News are joining forces to encourage people to respond to the 2020 Census. Mayor Donnie Tuck of Hampton challenged Mayor McKinley L. Price of Newport News to a friendly competition to see which city has the...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Hampton libraries to begin online ordering with curbside pickup of books, DVDs and other materials

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May 20, 2020 — Hampton’s four libraries will begin online and phone ordering of materials for curbside pickup next week. 

Beginning today, library customers can go online  to browse items and request books or other mat...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Hampton to close block of Queens Way to make space for outdoor dining

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May 15, 2020 - Beginning today, restaurants with outdoor seating are allowed to seat customers there, at least at half capacity. However, those outdoor seating areas in Hampton are pretty limited.

To allow more people to dine outdoors with social distancin...

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Applications * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Hampton offers forgivable loans to small businesses affected by COVID-19

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April 10, 2020 - Hampton City Council has authorized a forgivable loan assistance program  for small Hampton-based businesses. The program is designed to help small businesses adversely impacted by Gov. Ralph Northam’s order to close or...

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COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Program * Hampton City News
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Public meeting for Parks master plan discussion will be Tuesday, March 31

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March 4, 2020 - Help create great places in Hampton. The Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services Department meeting to update the public on proposed changes to Parks’ master plan will be held on Tuesday, March 31, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Hampto...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 26, 2020

City revenues projected to grow 3.2%; Council reviews priorities for funding

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Feb. 26, 2020 - City Council got some good news about revenue growth, and then tackled a long list of projects that could use that money — and then some — for strategic priorities.

Karl Daughtrey, finance director, projected that revenu...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 26, 2020

Work continues on Route 134 bridge replacement over Brick Kiln Creek in Hampton

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Feb. 26, 2020 - After rush hour Thursday morning, the Virginia Department of Transportation is expected to start a new traffic pattern on Route 134 as work continues on replacing the northbound bridge over Brick Kiln Creek.

Weather permitting, there will b...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 19, 2020

WEATHER CANCELLATION: Feb. 20 Parks master plan meeting moves to March 31

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UPDATE: Feb. 19, 2020 - The meeting to update the public on proposed changes to the Parks’ master plan will not be held Feb. 20 due to the forecast of snow. It will be rescheduled for March 31; watch updates for location and time. 

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Hampton’s Sentara Careplex Hospital is listed in the top 5% of hospitals in the nation

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Feb. 14, 2020 - Hampton’s Sentara Careplex Hospital is among the top 250 of hospitals in the nation for overall clinical excellence, according to the healthgrades website.

Healthgrades’ list is based solely on clinical quality outcomes ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 12, 2020

Hampton ranked one of the most affordable beach towns for 4th year

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Feb. 10, 2020 — Hampton remains one of the most affordable beach towns in America, according to a recent study by the financial technology company SmartAsset.

Considering median home value, property taxes and housing cost, the city was ranked no....

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 3, 2020

Hampton begins 'Digital City Transformation' with smart light poles at Y.H. Thomas

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Feb. 3, 2020 - Solar-powered smart light poles, the first project in Hampton’s “Digital City Transformation” initiative, will debut this month at the Y.H. Thomas Neighborhood Park, 1300 Thomas St. The new poles use green tech...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 2, 2020

City ordinance changed to limit grass height near buildings to 8 inches

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March 2, 2020 - Spring is just around the corner, and Hampton’s city ordinance has been changed to limit the growth of grass or weeds near residential or commercial buildings to a height of 8 inches. The previous limit was 10 inches. 

Re...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 4, 2020

Travel website offers reasons to visit Hampton, including food, fun and water

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Feb. 4, 2020 - Travel Awaits, a website featuring international travel destinations, has posted an article entitled “8 Reasons To Put Hampton, Virginia On Your Bucket List.” Hampton was noted for its lively waterfront downtown area, li...

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Read the full article * 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: January 14, 2020

Applications available Jan. 27-March 2 for youth violence prevention mini-grants program

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Jan. 22, 2020 - Applications are available Jan. 27 for Hampton’s Youth Violence Prevention Mini-Grants program, which helps pay for projects that support positive activities, services and programs addressing youth violence. Eligible applicants i...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 21, 2020

Hampton Heroes honored in ceremony at Hampton Roads Convention Center

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Jan. 20, 2020 - Local advocates for mental health and modern-era trailblazers in public service were honored on Monday, Jan. 20, at the Hampton Heroes Memorial Plaza. First dedicated in 2019, the Martin Luther King Jr. and Hampton Heroes Memorial Plaza is...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Fill out an interest form to join Hampton Hoops, the city's summer basketball league

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Jan. 14, 2020 - Interest forms for Hampton Hoops, the city’s free summer basketball league for males and females ages 8-24, are now being accepted. The league will begin playing on July 13 and run to Aug. 10. The goal is to improve social intera...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 10, 2020

City Council releases statement on gun issue and Second Amendment concerns

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Jan. 10, 2020 - Hampton City Council issued the following statement on gun issues at its meeting Wednesday:

"We want to acknowledge the many people who came to our last Council meeting and this evening's meeting to address pending gun legisla...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Mural created by ODU professor, others, chosen to highlight public art at new Kroger

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Jan. 8, 2020 - “From Sea to Sky” is the title of a mural created by Old Dominion University art professor Richard Nickel, University students and alumni that highlights Hampton's history and present-day achievements. The mural was chos...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 7, 2020

City adds dredged sand from Indian Creek to Buckroe Beach and saves taxpayers more than $100,000

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Jan. 7, 2020 - Hampton’s Public Works Department has devised a way to add sand to Buckroe Beach and save taxpayers more than $100,000 at the same time. 

The stormwater team has been working on a project to retain more water and reduce fl...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 3, 2020

Here's where you can get rid of unwanted households chemicals, computers and more

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Jan. 3, 2020 - The 2020 schedule for household chemical collections and computer recycling is now available. Hampton residents can safely dispose of computers, computer monitors, desktop printers, paint, stains, gasoline, insecticides and much more from 8...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 26, 2019

Governor renews Hampton Enterprise Zone, which includes grants for new or expanding businesses

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Dec. 26, 2019 - Hampton’s Urban area Enterprise Zone has been renewed for five more years, Gov. Ralph Northam announced this week. Enterprise Zones allow businesses that are located in key areas and added qualifying jobs or property investments to receive...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 18, 2019

Hampton city offices, schools, most services will be closed for New Year's

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Dec. 18, 2019 - Most Hampton city offices and services will be closed for New Year's on Wednesday, Jan. 1. They were also closed for Christmas on Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25.  Hampton City Schools closed for the holidays on Friday, De...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 20, 2019

City is updating the Parks Master Plan and wants to know what you think about plans for the future

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Dec. 19, 2019 - Hampton's Parks, Recreation & Leisures Services Department is updating the Parks Master Plan and would like to know what you think about the future of city parks and services. Please take a few minutes to complete the online survey at ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 12, 2019

Take a tour of your neighbors' beautiful outdoor holiday decorations

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Dec. 17, 2019 — Does it warm your heart to see homes lovingly decorated for the holidays? Festive Hampton residents have decked out their homes and included their locations on Hampton's first Holiday Lights Map to guide you on a tour of many mer...

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2019 Hampton Holiday Lights Map * Hampton City News
Posted on: December 17, 2019

Hampton school superintendent one of four finalists for National Superintendent of the Year

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Dec. 17, 2019 - Superintendent Dr. Jeffery Smith has been named one of four finalists for 2020 National Superintendent of the Year by AASA, the School Superintendents Association. The award honors school system leaders throughout the country who are "...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: December 12, 2019

Share your beautiful outdoor holiday decorations with all of your neighbors

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Dec. 12, 2019 - Have you decorated your home for the holidays and want others to enjoy your creation? Complete the online registration form to have your street address added to the 2019 Hampton Holiday Lights Map. Drivers will be provided with a link to a...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 11, 2019

Hampton earns 'StormReady Community' designation from National Weather Service

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Dec. 11, 2019 - Last month, Hampton earned its renewal as a StormReady Community from the National Weather Service by demonstrating multiple components of severe weather readiness.  StormReady is a voluntary program. To be officially certified, a...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Unity hosts a special mix and mingle to foster talk about violence, domestic partnership

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Dec. 3, 2019 - Hampton's Citizens' Unity Commission and the LGBTQ Awareness Committee will host a special mix and mingle event on Saturday, Dec, 21, that's designed to foster conversations about violence as it pertains to domestic partnership. The first i...

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Register online * Hampton City News
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Faith-based leaders invited to learn more about police at special police academy starting Jan. 9

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Dec. 3, 2019 - The leaders of Hampton's faith-based community – including ministers, pastors, and worship leaders – can learn about the Police Division's mission, policies and day-to-day operations at a 12-week Minister's Citizen Polic...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Hampton recently certified as 101st Bee City USA affiliate, and only the 4th in Virginia

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Dec. 3, 2019 - Here's some great news for bee lovers! Hampton has been certified as the 101st Bee City USA affiliate in the nation – and the fourth in Virginia. The certification required having a local government-sanctioned committee that provi...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 26, 2019

Parking lot sweeping and restriping that began in November continues the 1st week of December

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Nov. 26, 2019 - Restriping work on city-owned parking lots will continue in December. Because of weather or other problems, sweeping and restriping on seven lots scheduled for November was rescheduled and will now take place on Dec. 3, 5 and 6. An electro...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 26, 2019

Buckroe fishing pier and adjacent ramp remain closed after being hit by barge

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Nov. 26, 2019 - The James T. Wilson Fishing Pier and property, including the adjacent pier ramp, remain closed to the public after a loose barge crashed into the 709-foot pier earlier this month, causing heavy damage to the structure. Yellow and red cauti...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Mayor's "State of the City" speech highlighted positive changes in Hampton

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Nov 25, 2019 - "Waves of Change" was the theme last week when Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck gave the annual state of the city address. The mayor highlighted some of the many changes in the city over the years, from an indoor mall to Peninsula Town C...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 25, 2019

New 2020 Hampton wall calendar is now available at limited locations across the city

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Nov. 25, 2019 - The 2020 Hampton wall calendar – vibrant, colorful and full of information about the great things you can see and do in the city – is now available at various locations across Hampton. The Marketing graphic artist Illus...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 20, 2019

Hampton offices, most services will be closed for Thanksgiving Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28, 29

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Nov. 20, 2019 - Most city offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29. Schools will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 27, Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29. There will be no regular trash collection on Thursda...

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Closing list * Hampton City News
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Major coastal storm predicted to intensify, last through the weekend, cause flooding

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Nov. 15, 2019 - The major storm that brought rain today is expected intensify over the weekend along the Virginia coasts, affecting Hampton with continued rain, intensifying wind and coastal/tidal flooding, according to the National Weather Service. While...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Traveling mini park and colorful crosswalks create safe, fun spaces

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Nov. 8, 2019 - A movable mini park has been installed on Mellen Street in Phoebus to provide a place for recreation and relaxation. The mini park or “parklet” is currently outside Sly Clyde Ciderworks, but it could move soon.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 6, 2019

Downtown city parking lots will be closed for new parking stripes and updating of signs

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Nov. 6, 2019 - City-owned parking lots downtown will get a facelift this month when the Public Works Department begins restriping more than 20 lots and replacing or updating signs in and around those lots. Depending on the weather, the work will begin Nov...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Committee looking for two members to help with bicycle and pedestrian-related matters in Hampton

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Nov. 5, 2019 - The Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee is looking for two new members to help advise city staff on bicycle and pedestrian-related matters. The seven-member committee also assists in implementing the goals of Bike Walk Hampton as di...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Join Hampton Police for Coffee with a Cop on Friday, Nov. 8 at Foxhill McDonalds

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Nov. 5, 2019 - Join Hampton police on Friday, Nov. 8, for Coffee with a Cop – sponsored by Giamo Management – at the McDonald's restaurant, 217 FoxHill Road, from 8-10 a.m. Coffee with a Cop brings men and women in uniform together wit...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, so don't forget to set your clocks back an hour

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Nov. 1, 2019 - Don't forget to set your clock's back one hour by 2 a.m. Sunday, when Daylight Saving Time ends.  A common practice in several countries worldwide, Daylight Saving Time calls for advancing clocks forward one hour close to the start...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 31, 2019

City offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day, and some services will be rescheduled

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Nov. 1, 2019 - Most city offices will be closed for Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11. Trash pickups normally made Monday will be made Wednesday, and street sweeping that normally takes place Monday will take place Saturday, Nov. 16.

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Closing list * Hampton City News
Posted on: October 30, 2019

Take the survey and tell us what you think about the Buckroe Beach boardwalk renovation plans

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Oct. 30, 2019 - The city is in the process of preparing a design for the renovation of the Buckroe Beach Boardwalk. A number of renovation options are being considered – and we want your feedback. Please go online to view the proposed options and take the...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 29, 2019

City, Langley plan public meeting Nov. 6 to discuss Armistead gate, flooding issues

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Oct. 30, 2019 - The City of Hampton and Joint Base Langley-Eustis will hold a public meeting at the Hampton Roads Convention Center on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 7-8 p.m., to provide the public with information about the potential relocation of the West Gate...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Expert panel will talk about starting, expanding a business during November discussion

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Oct. 29, 2019 - Starting a business? Expanding your business? Looking for a roadmap and information to help you choose the best options to secure financing for your specific business needs? Hampton's Economic Development Department is sponsoring an expert...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 11, 2019

All General Assembly seats on ballot in Nov. 5 election

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Oct. 11, 2019 – All state House of Delegates and Senate seats will be on the ballot when Hampton voters go to the polls Nov. 5. Residents who plan to vote must be registered – under the correct address – by Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Although some of the current le...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 23, 2019

Treasurer's Office now offers walk-in passport services, including books, cards and photos

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Oct. 24, 2019 - Walk-in passport services are now available at the Hampton Treasurer's Office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The Treasurer's Office is an official passport acceptance agency with services that include passport books, passport ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 23, 2019

Ordinance says kids under the age of 12 can go trick-or-treating Oct. 31 from dusk to 8 p.m.

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Oct. 23, 2019 - Don't forget that Thursday, Oct. 31 is Halloween, and kids and their chaperones will out trick-or-treating Thursday evening. Children under the age of 12 can participate in the activity from dusk - about 6:36 p.m. - until 8 p.m., according...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 22, 2019

Join us for Movie Talks series, watch a free movie and discuss diversity and unity

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Oct. 22, 2019 - Come watch "The Hate U Give" at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, then join a discussion about diversity, unity, and inclusion. It's part of the Movie Talks series sponsored by the Citizens' Unity Commission and Hampton Public Librar...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Traffic measures to control I-64 backups on Settlers Landing adjusted; poles to be installed

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Oct. 18, 2019 — Public Works officials have adjusted the traffic lanes on Settlers Landing Road heading toward eastbound I-64 downtown, based on feedback from police and the public. 

Traffic cones still separate the right lane &mdash...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 17, 2019

Nominations open for seniors who should be honored for contributions to the community

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Oct. 17, 2019 - Do you know a senior citizen who should be recognized for their contributions to the community? On Dec. 3, the Hampton Senior Citizens Advisory Committee, along with Hampton Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services, Hampton Health Departme...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 17, 2019

Stand down to help homeless, at-risk veterans will be held on Nov. 16 at Y.H. Thomas center

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Oct. 17, 2019 - A stand down for homeless and at-risk veterans will be held on Nov. 16 at the Y.H. Thomas Community Center, 1300 Thomas St. Services on-site will include medical screening, housing assistance, legal and employment services, haircuts, showe...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 8, 2019

Bluebird Gap Farm will be closed Friday as staff prepares for weekend festival

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Oct. 15, 2019 - Bluebird Gap Farm will be closed to the public Friday so that staff can put the finishing touches on plans for the Bluebird Gap Farm Fall Festival on Saturday and Sunday. The festival offers a variety of children's activities, hayrides, a ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 8, 2019

Bull Island Brewing Co., Vanguard Brewpub earn top honors at Great American Beer Festival in Denver

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Oct. 8, 2019 - Hampton’s Bull Island Brewing Co. won a bronze medal for best “chili” beer and The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery won a bronze medal for best “extra special bitter” at the recent Great American Beer Festival in Denver. They were among 13...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 1, 2019

Youth mentoring program seeks volunteers to work with middle schoolers in Hampton

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Oct. 1, 2019 - Join Mayor Donnie Tuck and Hampton City Schools Superintendent Jeffery Smith on Oct. 17 when the Office of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities and Hampton City Schools host a community kickoff for the R.I.S.E. (Reach, Inspire, Support and E...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 30, 2019

For the first time in history, every city school accredited without conditions by state

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Sept. 30, 2019 - For the first time ever, all public schools in Hampton have been accredited – without conditions – by the State Department of Education. “Over the past four years, we have completely redesigned our instructional program and student progre...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 27, 2019

U.S. Chamber of Commerce says Hampton is one of the best cities in the U.S. for retirees

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Sept. 27, 2019 - Hampton is one of the best cities in the nation for retirees, according to data compiled by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The list was designed "to ensure that you make the most of your golden years and spend them in a place that you...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 24, 2019

Governor announces series of town halls to educate Virginians about upcoming Census

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Sept. 24, 2019 - Gov. Ralph Northam said a series of regional town halls will be held across Virginia starting Wednesday, Sept. 25,  to educate residents about the upcoming 2020 Census and provide opportunities to meet with Census job recruiters....

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 17, 2019

2020 Census is around the corner, and it's important for Hampton to be accurately counted

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Sept. 17, 2019 - Are you ready to be counted? 

Every 10 years, the United States conducts a massive count of the nation’s population, and the results impact all of us at the local, state and federal level. That’s why it&rsq...

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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.

Registra...

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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
Posted on: August 28, 2019

2 Hampton businesses recognized among fastest-growing companies in U.S.

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Aug. 28, 2019 - Two Hampton-based businesses, Threat Tec and Applied Training Solutions,  were listed in the the Inc  5000 list of fastest growing companie. Threat Tec was included on the list for the first time, and Applied Training Sol...

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See the list * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Lifelong Hamptonian Jason Mitchell named director of city's Public Works Department

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Aug. 27, 2019 - Jason Mitchell, a lifelong resident of Hampton who grew up in Riverdale and went to Hampton High School, has been named director of the city’s Public Works Department. Mitchell, 47, had been serving as interim director since July of 2018, ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Interim Fire Chief Jason H. Monk named permanent head of division by Hampton city manager Bunting

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June 14, 2019 - Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting announced Friday that "after an extensive search process that netted a very competitive pool of candidates, I have appointed our own Jason H. Monk to be the permanent Fire Chief. It is especially grat...

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Fire Division news release * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Residents can apply for program providing matching home improvement grants

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March 19, 2019 - Applications are now being accepted for Curb Appeal, a matching grant program from the city's Community Development Department that helps residents make exterior improvements to their homes at half the cost. Curb Appeal provides up to $5,...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 16, 2019

New Hampton law targets drivers distracted by cell-phone use

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Jan. 16, 2019 - A new Hampton law gives police the ability to add an extra penalty when bad driving is caused by drivers who are distracted by the cell phones in their hands.

Hampton City Council passed the law Jan. 9, which means that anyone driving on ci...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Join 'Blue View' and help police protect your business and others in Hampton

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Jan. 8, 2019 - Your business can contribute to a safer and stronger community by becoming a part of Hampton's new Blue View program.

Blue View allows your business to share live security camera video with the Hampton Police Department's Real Time Informati...

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* Hampton City News

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

Planning Commission to consider new rules for parking on lawns, RV parking

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Aug. 18, 2020 - The Hampton Planning Commission will hold public hearings and consider several measures related to parking cars, boats and large recreational vehicles in residential neighborhoods in its Thursday meeting.

Cars parked in front yards has been...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Restaurants, here's how to apply for a temporary outdoor dining area

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May 15, 2020 - Beginning today, Virginia restaurants are allowed to seat customers in outdoor seating if they already have approved sites. Those who don’t, and those who want expanded areas, can fill out a simple permit application that Hampton ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Applications for neighborhood revitalization grants are being accepted

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Feb. 14, 2020 — The City of Hampton has begun accepting Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Program proposals for the fiscal year 2021 (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021).  Due to the limited amount of funds ava...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Upcoming workshops will focus on Hampton's 5-year consolidated housing plan

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Feb. 3, 2020 - Hampton’s Community Development Department is working on its five-year Consolidated Housing Plan, and the public is invited to one of three workshops where you can share your thoughts on affordable housing, housing assistance for ...

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Join city, design teams to discuss pilot project on managing water, improving quality of life

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Jan. 7, 2020 - Join the City of Hampton and a professional design team, including experts from flood-prone New Orleans, to discuss pilot projects designed to improve Hampton's water resilience. Our innovative pilot projects are intended to manage water an...

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Community Development
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Committee looking for two members to help with bicycle and pedestrian-related matters in Hampton

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Nov. 5, 2019 - The Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee is looking for two new members to help advise city staff on bicycle and pedestrian-related matters. The seven-member committee also assists in implementing the goals of Bike Walk Hampton as di...

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Community Development
Posted on: September 24, 2019

Governor announces series of town halls to educate Virginians about upcoming Census

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Sept. 24, 2019 - Gov. Ralph Northam said a series of regional town halls will be held across Virginia starting Wednesday, Sept. 25,  to educate residents about the upcoming 2020 Census and provide opportunities to meet with Census job recruiters....

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Community Development
Posted on: September 17, 2019

2020 Census is around the corner, and it's important for Hampton to be accurately counted

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Sept. 17, 2019 - Are you ready to be counted? 

Every 10 years, the United States conducts a massive count of the nation’s population, and the results impact all of us at the local, state and federal level. That’s why it’s important for every Hampt...

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Community Development
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Learn about fair housing law on April 11 at free workshop in Goodwill Service Center

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April 3, 2019 - Find out everything you need to know about fair housing laws at a special class on April 11 from 4-7 p.m. at the Goodwill Service Center, 1911 Kilgore Ave. Property managers, real estate agents, lenders, tenants, landlords, and housing adv...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Residents can apply for program providing matching home improvement grants

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March 19, 2019 - Applications are now being accepted for Curb Appeal, a matching grant program from the city's Community Development Department that helps residents make exterior improvements to their homes at half the cost. Curb Appeal provides up to $5,...

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Community Development
Posted on: March 5, 2019

There's still time to tell us what you think should be part of Hampton's Community Plan

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March 5, 2019 - There is still time to tell us what you think should be included in Hampton's updated Community Plan, which includes a five-year look at immediate strategic issues and a 20-year look at broader areas of growth and development. Please take ...

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Community Development
Posted on: April 30, 2019

Celebrate International Women's Day with bike ride on March 9

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Feb. 13, 2019 - Celebrate International Women's Day with a free bike ride on March 9 that starts in downtown Hampton. 

Riders of all ages and skill levels are invited to join a trip of 5, 12 or 20 miles that begins at 9 a.m. Just grab your bike an...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

Hampton is updating the Community Plan and wants your help: Take the survey

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Feb. 5, 2019 - Hampton is busy updating the city's Community Plan through the year 2040. The plan includes a 5-year look at immediate strategic issues in the city, and a 20-year look at broader areas of growth and development.

Because the update will guide...

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Community Development
Posted on: January 8, 2019

Join the upcoming discussion about water, resiliency and potential projects in city

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Jan. 8, 2019 - Join the Resilient Hampton team and meet with experts from New Orleans and the Netherlands to learn about and share opinions on potential projects along Newmarket Creek. Resilient Hampton is a city-wide initiative meant to improve Hampton's...

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Community Development
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Learn about building codes and code enforcement at Community Development academy

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Jan. 4, 2019 - Starting Jan. 24, Hampton’s Community Development Department will offer a free, six-week education series designed to give citizens and community leaders a better understanding of the community development process and code enforce...

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Community Development
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Community Plan update: ask for a meeting or hold your own; take online survey

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Jan. 3, 2019 - Hampton is currently updating the city's Community Plan through the year 2040. The community plan includes a 5-year look at immediate strategic issues in the city and a 20-year plan that will look at broader areas of growth and development ...

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Community Development
Posted on: December 19, 2018

Hampton, Bay Foundation announce partnership for projects

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Dec. 19, 2018 - Hampton could be the first in Virginia to take on pioneering projects that reduce flooding and prevent pollution using environmental impact bonds, a funding tool leveraged through the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Quantified Ventures.

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Community meeting set for Tuesday, Nov. 27, to discuss Fox Hill Neighborhood Center

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Nov. 16, 2018 - Hampton’s Community Development Department will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Francis Asbury Elementary School, 140 Beach Road, to refine neighborhood priorities for the new Fox Hill Neighborhood Center. Once prio...

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

Hampton 2040: Help kick off a major update to the city's Community Plan on Oct. 30

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Oct. 5, 2018 - Help kick off a major update to the city’s Community Plan. 

The new plan — Hampton 2040 — will be a road map for the city’s future, and we want your perspective to set the right course. What i...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

Reminder: building, plumbing and other permit applications can be submitted by email

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Sept. 27, 2018 - Hampton's Community Development Department reminds us that we can save a tree - and cut down on paperwork - by submitting building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and zoning permit applications by email. Just download an application fro...

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