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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: June 13, 2019

Celebrity chef Guy Fieri will open two new restaurants at Hampton's Power Plant on June 27

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June 13, 2019 - Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck and members of City Council — along with the rest of Hampton Roads — are invited to the Power Plant in Hampton on June 27 when two new restaurants from celebrity chef Guy Fieri open for busines...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Free Juneteenth Jazz Concert on June 22 commemorates 1865 announcement about the end of slavery

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Students, seniors among winners of 2019 Unity Award for diversity, positive impact in city

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June 13, 2019 - A high school student who focused on diversity and a program created to improve the safety of people with autism or cognitive disorders were among the individuals, organizations or initiatives that received 2019 Unity Awards from the Citiz...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 4, 2019

June is start of hurricane season, and residents are encouraged to start preparations now

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June 4, 2019 - June is the start of hurricane season, and residents are encouraged to start preparing now for a possible disaster. On Monday, Gov. Ralph Northam and his cabinet took part in a day-long exercise that focused on disaster preparedness.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 4, 2019

Already familiar with Diversity College? You can take diversity to the next level - III - in July

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 June 4, 2019 - Level III of Diversity College will start on July 11. Level III explores concepts related to equality versus equity, social justice, and linkages between diversity and inclusion as it relates to socioeconomic status, class, and bo...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 3, 2019

City Hall, Coliseum, illuminated in blue to express concern for Virginia Beach victims, survivors

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June 3, 2019 - The Hampton City Hall and Coliseum are illuminated in blue this week as the Hampton community joins our region in expressing our care and concern for the Virginia Beach victims and survivors of Friday’s deadly shooting. City emplo...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Pay by mail, online or in person: Business, property taxes due to Treasurer's Office by June 5

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May 31, 2019 - Residents are reminded that real property, business property and personal property taxes are due by June. 5. You can pay by mail, online, in person, or in the Treasurer’s Office drop box, which is located at 1 Franklin St. The office mailin...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 29, 2019

Don't miss the 2019 Unity Awards on June 7 at The American Theatre in Hampton

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May 29, 2019 - The nominations are in, now it's time to find out who won!

The 2019 Unity Awards will be presented on Friday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the American Theatre, 125 E. Mellen St. Don't miss this chance to celebrate the accomplishments of the Citi...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 28, 2019

City Hall will be bathed in school colors for all 4 Hampton high school graduations this year

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May 24, 2019 - High school graduations are in June, and Hampton City Hall will be bathed in school colors when graduates get their diplomas:

  • Phoebus High School graduation is Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m., and City Hall will be lit that evening with Phoebus ...
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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 23, 2019

There's still time for young people to sign up for stem camp sponsored by HRHA

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May 27, 2019 - The Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority's 10-week Summer STEM Camp starts June 17 at the North Phoebus Community Center. Kids 6-12 who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math can still sign up for the camp. And, ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 22, 2019

City is looking into ways to reduce traffic backups in Phoebus and downtown

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May 22, 2019 - Phoebus and downtown residents and business owners can tell when the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel is backed up because cars hop off the interstate and clog local roads. Interim Public Works Director Jason Mitchell told City Council on Wednes...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 22, 2019

Contraband Historical Society remembers men, women, children who escaped during the Civil War

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May 22, 2019 - Join the Contraband Historical Society on Friday as the society memorializes Frank Baker, James Townsend and Sheppard Mallory, as well as thousands of other men, women and children who escaped slavery during the Civil War. The Annual Contra...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 22, 2019

Air Force wants residents to comment on a propsal to move F-22 fighter jet training unit to Hampton

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May 22, 2019 - The U.S. Air Force wants to hear from area residents about a recent plan to move an F-22 fighter jet training unit from Florida to Joint Base Langley-Eustis. Before the plan is finalized, the Air Force has asked residents to go online and c...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 22, 2019

Memorial Day marks the start of beach season and lots of summer fun at Buckroe Beach

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May 21, 2019 - Monday, May 27, is Memorial Day, the official beginning of beach season, and beach-goers will notice some returning favorites and some changes this summer. 

Buckroe Park and the iconic miniature lighthouse from the former amusement ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 20, 2019

Blackbeard Pirate Festival -- and all its fun -- returns to downtown Hampton for its 20th year

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May 20, 2019 - Hampton’s waterfront comes alive Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, when the annual Blackbeard Pirate Festival returns for its 20th year. Dozens of pirate re-enactors, costumed in historically accurate garb, will transform downtown Hampton ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 20, 2019

City schools, city offices and most city services will be closed Monday for Memorial Day

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May 20, 2019 - City schools and most city offices will be closed Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day. There will be no regular trash pickup on Monday. Also, circuit and district court, along with most state offices, will be closed Monday. Go online to see th...

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

Update: Health Department retested water and lifts swimming advisory for part of Buckroe Beach

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May 16, 2019 – The Health Department said Thursday that a swimming advisory has been lifted for a portion of Buckroe Beach between Point Comfort and Tappan avenues The advisory was issued earlier this week due to levels of bacteria that exceeded...

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Read about the water testing program * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Police awards ceremony held Monday at Fort Monroe to honor fallen, distinguished officers

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May 13, 2019 - Hampton Police held their 2019 Honor Awards and Police Memorial Ceremony Monday morning at the Fort Monroe Theater. The ceremony, attended by an estimated 150 people, paid tribute to law enforcement officers who have made the supreme sacrif...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Hampton home sales, average price continue to climb in April

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May 13, 2019 - April was another good month for home sales in Hampton, according to sales data reported by the Real Estate Information Network. Sales and prices were both above 2018 levels.

Sales data from April 2019 show 203 settled sales, up 18 percent f...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Hampton Coliseum recently named one of 13 music halls that "raised the bar" in United States

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May 10, 2019 - The Hampton Coliseum was recently named one of 13 Music Halls that “raised the bar” in the United States. According to a list from the travel publication AFAR, the Coliseum, which opened in 1969, spurred an influx of hotels, shopping center...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 10, 2019

HRT meetings designed to find out what type of bus service you want to have in Hampton, region

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May 10, 2019 - Hampton Roads Transit, which provides public transportation across the region, is conducting a major review of its bus service and wants to know what you want to have in an area-wide transportation system. What features would you include in...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Hampton police will hold Honor Awards Ceremony Monday at 10 a.m. in Honor Park next to City Hall

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May 90, 2019 - Hampton police will have their 2019 Honor Awards and Police Memorial Ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, May 13, in Honor Park next to the P.G. Minetti Public Safety Building. The ceremony will pay tribute to law enforcement officers who have made ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 7, 2019

Hampton's One City One Book program discusses 'Simon Versus Homo Sapiens Agenda" in June

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May 7, 2019 - Hampton’s One City One Book program will begin discussing the book “Simon Versus the Homo Sapiens Agenda” starting Monday, June 10. The book is about the life of a young high school student named Simon who likes...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 7, 2019

Residents encouraged to 'tip and toss' to help reduce the area's mosquito population

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May 7, 2019 - Hampton’s Public Works division is encouraging residents to “tip and toss” to help combat mosquitoes this summer! Mosquitoes can breed in buckets, children’s toys, clogged gutters, corrugated pipes and just about anywhere else that can hold ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 7, 2019

Take time now to learn about the danger of hurricanes and what you can do to stay safe

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May 7, 2019 – May 5-11 is Hurricane Preparedness Week. Take some time to learn about the dangers of hurricanes, and some of the thing you can do - including having a plan and a go bag – to make sure you and your family are prepared for an emergency. Accor...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 6, 2019

Hampton's Smith named Virginia school superintendent of the year at Roanoke conference

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May 6, 2019 - Hampton City Schools said Superintendent Jeffery O. Smith was named the 2020 Virginia Superintendent of the Year Monday at the Virginia Association of School Superintendents spring conference in Roanoke. Smith was selected by the state super...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 6, 2019

Residents of 91st House District to vote in primary June 11 – in redrawn district

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May 6, 2019 - When Hampton residents go to the polls in November for state House of Delegate elections, almost a third of voters will be in a new district, based on a federal court ruling in January.

Some of those residents will be voting in their new dist...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Updated city website with more tools, videos will be online Thursday evening

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  May 2, 2019 - More vibrant. Easier to use on tablets and cell phones. Access to even more city services online. Dynamic videos highlighting news and events in Hampton. These are just some of the changes you’ll find on the city’s upgraded websit...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Farmers market returning to Buckroe Beach this summer starting on May 4

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May 1, 2019 - The farmers market is returning to Buckroe Beach this summer.

Starting Saturday, May 4, you will find local produce, baked good, sausage, seafood, jarred food and much more on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the grassy area surrounding the Bu...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Public hearing planned for 2019-2020 Hampton budget; special meeting canceled

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April 29, 2019 - Hampton City Council will have a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, for a public hearing and first reading of the city manager's recommended budget for fiscal year 2019-2020. A council work session, tentatively set for noon We...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 26, 2019

UPDATE: Eastbound Armistead Avenue open but westbound lanes will close, VDOT announces

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April 23, 2019 - Eastbound Armistead Avenue under the I-64 overpass is again open to traffic, but VDOT will close westbound Armistead between YMCA Way and near Thomas Street beginning April 24. 

This is the next phase of emergency repairs to the I...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 26, 2019

Official ribbon-cutting for new Hyatt hotel set for Tuesday at 5:15 p. m.

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April 22, 2019 - The official ribbon-cutting for Hampton's newest hotel, the Hyatt Place Hampton Convention Center, 1905 Coliseum Drive, will take place at 5:15 Tuesday. Just a short walk from the Convention Center, and Hampton Coliseum, the Hyatt Place r...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 26, 2019

Guy Fieri will open 2 restaurants in Hampton's Power Plant this June

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April 22, 2019 -  Chef, restaurateur, author and TV host Guy Fieri announced he will open two restaurants in Hampton's Power Plant: Guy Fieri’s Pizza Parlor and Guy Fieri’s Dive & Taco Joint.

Both will be located between PB...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 26, 2019

UPDATE: Wind, rain likely to batter Hampton; flash flood & tornado watches issued

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April 19, 2019 - The heavy rainfalls that will accompany a band of thunderstorms Friday afternoon and overnight could dump as much as 3 inches of rain on southeast Virginia, the National Weather Service said. A flash flood watch was issued for Friday afte...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 17, 2019

CANCELED: Child Identification Festival is Saturday at Carousel Park downtown

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April 12, 2019 - (CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST) The 16th annual Child Identification Festival, sponsored by the Hampton Sheriff's Office, will be held Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Carousel Park, 602 Settlers Landing Road. The free festiv...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 15, 2019

City manager's recommended budget for FY 2020 is now available online

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April 15, 2019 - The city manager's recommended budget for 2019-2020 is now available online. The proposed budget would fully fund the city schools’ budget, add police personnel, boost flood mitigation projects, increase workforce development an...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Hampton home sales and average price continued to increase in March

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April 12, 2019 - The number of home sold and they price they commanded continue to rise in Hampton, according to sales data reported by the Real Estate Information Network.

Sales data from March 2019 show 209 settled sales, up 31 percent from the same mont...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Proposed budget boosts schools, police, flood mitigation, development

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April 10, 2019 – City Manager Mary Bunting unveiled highlights of a proposed budget for next year that would fully fund the city schools’ budget, add police personnel, boost flood mitigation projects, increase workforce development, provide for 3 percent ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 16, 2019

New office dedicated to DMV Select officially opens in Ruppert Sargent Building

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April 10, 2019 - State officials, city leaders and members of the public were all on hand Wednesday morning when a new, dedicated office for DMV select officially opened on the first floor of Hampton's Ruppert Sargent building.

DMV Select offers most but n...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Hampton will provide dedicated area downtown for most DMV transactions

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April 5, 2019 - Hampton's DMV Select office has been so popular that it is expanding into its own space in the Treasurer's office. The public is invited to attend a ribbon-cutting  Wednesday, April 10, at 10 a.m.

For nine years, the customer count...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Quilters nationwide invited to submit a square for Hampton's 400 Year Legacy Quilt

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April 4, 2019 - Hampton's 2019 Commemorative Commission invites quilters nationwide to take part in the Hampton 2019 400 Year Legacy Quilt, commemorating 400 years since the first African landing at Point Comfort in Fort Monroe. Quilters are invited to su...

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* Hampton City News
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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Register online * 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: April 17, 2019

Council gets update on FY20 budget polling, solid waste and Resilient Hampton

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March 28, 2019 - Hampton City Council received an update Wednesday on recent polling and public meetings held to discuss the city budget for fiscal year 2020.  They also heard from Community Development Director Terry O'Neil on the city's Resilie...

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More information on the budget process and I Value * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Langley is candidate to become new formal training site for F-22 Raptor fighter jet

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March 28, 2019 - The U.S. Air Force says Langley Air Force Base is the preferred home for the F-22 Raptor formal training unit, which could bring 700-800 new jobs to the area. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said Wednesday: "We are incredibly pleased the...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Vote now for your favorite attraction in Hampton, including Buckroe Beach

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March 20, 2019 - Several City of Hampton attractions, including Buckroe Beach, The Woodlands golf course, Charles Taylor Visual Arts Center and Hampton Coliseum, have been nominated for Coastal Virginia Magazine's Best of Readers' Choice Awards. All they ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Hampton to get 3rd YMCA across from Sentara Careplex on Coliseum Drive

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March 19, 2019 - Hampton is about to get healthier in spirit, mind, and body. This June the YMCA Health and Wellness Center will open its doors at 4001 Coliseum Drive. The modern facility includes an indoor lap pool, whirlpool, sauna, cardio and strength ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Hampton's downtown carousel will open for 2019 season on April 2

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March 18, 2019 - Hampton's historic carousel, located in Carousel Park and operated by the Hampton History Museum, opens for the 2019 season on April 2.  The former Buckroe Beach carousel is one of the city's most treasured historic assets. Built...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Revenue projections point to growing Hampton economy, consumer confidence

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March 14, 2019 - Finance Director Karl Daughtrey delivered a fiscal 2020 budget revenue projection to City Council that reflects overall growth in Hampton's economy.

What is most notable about the 2.3 percent increase, Daughtrey said, is that it's broad. I...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 16, 2019

City police will hold Honor Awards Ceremony Monday at 10 a.m. in Honor Park

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May 10, 2019 - Hampton Police will have their 2019 Honor Awards and Police Memorial Ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, May 13, in Honor Park next to the P.G. Minetti Public Safety Building. The ceremony will pay tribute to law enforcement officers who have made ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 17, 2019

UPDATE: Solid waste fee & service levels, flooding funds topic of budget polling

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March 13, 2019 - The decreasing costs of energy, a worldwide glut of recyclables and the need for technology will drive up the solid waste fee next year. How much depends on whether residents are willing to reduce or stop some services.

Residents can give ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Sign up for Citizen Police Academy and get to know officers and their jobs

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March 8, 2019 — Learn more about patrolling Hampton's streets and keeping residents safe in the Citizen Police Academy. Sign up by March 20 for the 12-week program, designed to teach residents about the mission, policies, and day-to-day operatio...

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More information on the academy * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Community party will welcome new dock to Phoebus on Saturday, March 23

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March 1, 2019 - Partnership for a New Phoebus and the City of Hampton will have a dock party and sock burning on Saturday, March 23, from noon-5 p.m., to christen the new floating dock for dinghies. There will be live entertainment, children’s a...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 17, 2019

You can vote now for city attractions to win magazine's 'Best of Readers' award

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March 5, 2019 - Several City of Hampton attractions, including Buckroe Beach and The Woodlands golf course, have been nominated for Coastal Virginia Magazine's Best of Readers' Choice Awards. All they need now is your vote to win!

  • Bluebird Gap Far...
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* Hampton City News
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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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Don't forget that time springs forward one hour this coming Sunday at 2 a.m.

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March 7, 2019 — It may still be a little chilly outside, but it's time for the clock to spring forward. Don't forget to move the time on your clocks and devices — at least those that don't make the change automatically — forw...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 28, 2019

Celebrate Hampton Restaurant Week March 3-9 with great meals at local restaurants

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Feb. 28, 2019 - Visit some of the city's top restaurants and get a great meal at a bargain price Sunday, March 3 through Saturday, March 9, during Hampton Restaurant Week. Participating restaurants will offer prix-fixe menus for lunch ($10 or $15) and din...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 26, 2019

Hampton schools first to fully take part in state's 2019 Commemoration program

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Feb. 26, 2019 - Hampton City Schools is the first district in the state to have 100 percent participation in Virginia's 2019 Commemoration Schools Program. The state program is meant to honor the legacy of 1619 – when the first enslaved Africans...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 15, 2019

National Gridiron League brings arena football, Destroyers to the Hampton Coliseum this spring

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Feb. 15, 2019 - Arena Football comes to Hampton this spring when the National Gridiron League and Virginia Destroyers make their debut at the Hampton Coliseum. “We are absolutely delighted the Virginia Destroyers have chosen Hampton and the Hamp...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 11, 2019

City schools and offices will be closed Monday for Presidents Day

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Feb. 11, 2019 - Most city offices and city schools will be closed Monday for Presidents Day. Trash collection scheduled for Monday will be made Wednesday. Go online for the full closing list.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 5, 2019

VDOT repairs to I-64 bridge over Armistead Avenue to close one eastbound entrance ramp

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Feb. 8, 2019 - The Virginia Department of Transportation will make emergency repairs to a portion of the eastbound Interstate 64 bridge over Armistead Avenue near LaSalle Avenue. Work will begin next week and is scheduled to be completed by Memorial Day. ...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 5, 2019

VDOT repairs to I-64 bridge over Armistead Avenue to close one eastbound entrance ramp

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Feb. 8, 2019 - The Virginia Department of Transportation will make emergency repairs to a portion of the eastbound Interstate 64 bridge over Armistead Avenue near LaSalle Avenue. Work will begin mid-February and is scheduled to be completed by Memorial Da...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Farmers market returning to Buckroe Beach this summer starting on May 4

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Feb. 5, 2019 - The farmers market is returning to Buckroe Beach this summer.

Starting May 4, you will find local produce, baked good, sausage, seafood, jarred food and much more on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the grassy area surrounding the Buckroe Bea...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Hampton is updating the Community Plan and wants your help preparing for the future

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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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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 17, 2019

Sign up now for CERT training classes that start on Feb. 21 and end March 19

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Jan. 17, 2019 - Hampton's Emergency Management Office has new Community Emergency Response Team classes that start Feb. 21 and end March 19. Sign up now for training on everything from disaster preparedness to light search and rescue, and be ready to help...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Hampton only mid-Atlantic city on list of nation's most affordable beach towns

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Feb. 1, 2019 - For the third year in a row Hampton has been ranked one of the most affordable beach towns in America by the financial technology company SmartAsset.

The city was recently ranked no. 21 out of the top 25 communities on SmartAsset’s list, whi...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 28, 2019

Police being proactive after early-2019 homicides; 2018 saw decrease in violent crimes

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Jan. 28, 2019 - Police Chief Terry Sult told City Council on Wednesday that the Police Division had already taken steps to address safety concerns after an unusual four homicides in January. That followed a decrease in crime last year, with violent crime ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Event to focus on animal care, laws, Animal Control and wildlife

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Jan. 14, 2019 - All things related to animals — from the care of our pets to the behavior of wildlife — will be the focus at Paws, Claws & Tails. The free Jan. 30 event will feature talks, displays and and chance to speak to experts, sponsored by the ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 24, 2019

First Sunday bike cruise of new year will go through Elizabeth Lakes neighborhood

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Jan. 25, 2019 - There's still time to dust off your bicycle for the first Sunday Cruise of the new year - a ride Jan. 27 through the Elizabeth Lakes neighborhood. 

The cruise will leave Booker Elementary School, 160 Apollo Drive, at 4 p.m., so pla...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 23, 2019

Home values continue slow climb; gains seen across city

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Jan. 23, 2019 - A majority of Hampton homeowners – almost 60 percent – will find their homes have increased in value this year. That’s the biggest boost in home values in more than a decade and a sign of “slow, stea...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 9, 2019

Register now for Camp Fury, a unique summer camp for girls focused on firefighting

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Jan. 22, 2018 - Registration is now open for Camp Fury, the weeklong summer camp for girls that gives them an up-close look at the life of a firefighter. From July 21-26, girls in grades 6-12 can train alongside a team of firefighters and law enforcement ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 22, 2019

New Martin Luther King Jr. and Hampton Heroes Memorial Plaza dedicated Monday

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Jan. 22, 2019 - More than 300 people were at the Hampton Roads Convention Center Monday for the dedication of the new Martin Luther King Jr. and Hampton Heroes Memorial Plaza. 

Located in front of the convention center, the plaza includes the name...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 17, 2019

Sign up now for CERT training classes that start on Feb. 21 and end March 19

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Jan. 17, 2019 - Hampton's Emergency Management Office has new Community Emergency Response Team classes that start Feb. 21 and end March 19. Sign up now for training on everything from disaster preparedness to light search and rescue, and be ready to help...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Job seekers can connect with potential employers at Get Hired Job and Resource fair on Feb. 5

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Jan. 16, 2019 - Connect with businesses that are hiring and get valuable job-seeking tips during the Get Hired Hampton Job and Resource Fair on Feb. 5 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive. More than 100 employers are already registe...

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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: January 15, 2019

City offices, schools will be closed and trash pickup day changes for MLK holiday

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Jan. 15, 2019 - City schools and most city offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. There will be no regular trash pickup on Monday. Circuit and district court, along with most state offices, will also be closed Fri...

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Closing list * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Employees, employers sought now for Hampton's summer youth employment program

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Jan. 14, 2019 - The City of Hampton is looking for employees and employers to take part in the upcoming Summer Youth Employment Program.

Hampton residents who are 16-24 years of age can earn up to $1,500, gain valuable job skills, training and experience b...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 9, 2019

City Council allows off-track betting facility and approves several zoning changes

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Jan. 9, 2019 – Hampton’s City Council on Wednesday endorsed a permit for an indoor off-track betting horse racing facility in the Power Plant shopping center, as well as several zoning changes for small live entertainment venues and the Phoebus district.

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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
Posted on: January 2, 2019

Grants are available for programs that address, prevent youth violence in Hampton

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Jan. 8, 2019 - Non-profits that offer programs that include positive activities and programs for youth and young adults in the city’s Safe and Clean areas are eligible to apply for mini-grants of up to $20,000.

The goal of the program is to support program...

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Information, grant applications * Hampton City News
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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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Learn about building codes and code enforcement at Community Development academy

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Jan. 8, 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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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 8, 2019

Register now! Classes start Jan. 17 for the next Level I of Hampton Diversity College

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Jan. 8, 2019 - There is still time!

Attend Hampton Diversity College and learn more about diversity, unity, and inclusion. Sponsored by the Citizens' Unity Commission, Level I of Diversity College is a four-week interactive program that concentrates on inc...

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Register * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 4, 2019

HRHA seeking proposals for a provider of "qualified grant writing services"

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Jan. 4, 2019 - The Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority has issued a Request for Proposals, or RFP, for a grant writing service to work with the Authority's educational foundation. 

Originally created to redevelop the downtown area of Hampt...

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* Hampton City News
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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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 28, 2018

Hampton's new WorkOne Center opens Jan. 7 to help unemployed, underemployed

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Jan. 3, 2019 - Hampton's new WorkOne Center at the Y.H. Thomas Complex officially opens on Jan. 7.

Located at 1300 Thomas St. on the public park side of the complex, the center will offer free educational services, occupational training and more, including...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 2, 2019

Grants available for programs that address, prevent youth violence in Hampton

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Jan. 3, 2019 - Non-profits that offer programs that include positive activities and programs for youth and young adults in the city’s Safe and Clean areas are eligible to apply for mini-grants of up to $20,000.

The goal of the program is to suppo...

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Information, grant applications * Hampton City News
Posted on: December 20, 2018

Free copies of vibrant new Hampton wall calendar are now available for a limited time

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Dec. 20, 2018 — Free copies of a 2019 wall calendar featuring key locations and events in Hampton are now available — while supplies last — at city libraries, community centers and in the lobby at City Hall.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 18, 2018

Most Hampton offices and schools will be closed for Christmas and New Year's

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Dec. 18, 2018 - Most Hampton offices, schools, and city services will be closed for Christmas and New Year's on Monday, Dec. 24, Tuesday, Dec. 25, Monday, Dec. 31 and Tuesday, Jan. 1. Schools will close on Thursday, Dec. 20 and reopen Wednesday, Jan. 2. T...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Museum releases new report on arrival of first Africans at Point Comfort in 1619

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Dec. 14, 2018 - The Hampton History Museum has prepared a new report detailing the arrival almost 400 years ago of a small group of Africans at Point Comfort in Hampton.  The report, "1619: Virginia's First Africans," tells how the Africans came...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 13, 2018

Mellen Street bridge to Fort Monroe faces closures for waterline construction

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Dec. 13, 2018 - A project to install a new main waterline to Fort Monroe will require periodic closures of the Mugler Bridge that leads from downtown Phoebus on East Mellen Street across to the former Army base.

The waterline runs along the bridge. The fir...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 10, 2018

Sign up now for CERT training classes that start on Jan. 3 and end Jan. 29

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Dec. 10, 2018 - Hampton's Emergency Management Office has new Community Emergency Response Team classes that start Jan. 3 and end Jan. 29. Sign up now for training on everything from disaster preparedness to light search and rescue. 

Classes will ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 10, 2018

Ralph Shelman, disabilities expert, receives Distinguished Citizen Medal from Council

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Dec. 11, 2018 - Ralph W. Shelman, founder and executive director of Insight Enterprises and an expert on disability issues, received the city’s Distinguished Citizen Medal Wednesday evening from Hampton City Council. Established in 1964, the med...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Several holiday events scheduled, with some streets closed for parade

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Dec. 4, 2018 - From the Kwanzaa Market at Hampton University on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8, to the Lighted Boat Parade on Friday and the Holly Days Parade Saturday, Hampton has plenty of holiday events coming up. You can go online to see a list of upco...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Police, Unity, LGBTQ committee sponsor discussion about domestic violence

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Nov. 20, 2018 - Join Hampton and Newport News police, the Citizens Unity Commission, and the LGBTQ Awareness Committee on Dec. 8 for a discussion of domestic partner violence. The "mix & mingle" will include thought-provoking conversations, ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 16, 2018

Pay by mail, online or in person: Taxes due to Treasurer's Office by Wednesday, Dec. 5

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Nov. 16, 2018 - Residents are reminded that real property, business property and personal property taxes, along with city license fees, are due by Dec. 5. You can pay by mail, online, in person, or in the Treasurer’s Office drop box, which is located at 1...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Hampton's new WorkOne Center opened Friday morning at Y.H. Thomas complex

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Nov. 30, 2018 - More than 50 people attended the grand opening Friday morning of Hampton's new WorkOne Center at the Y.H. Thomas complex, 1300 Thomas St.

The center is part of Workforce Hampton, a city initiative that makes resources and services more acce...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 29, 2018

The community is invited to enjoy Hampton City Schools' free winter concert series

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Nov. 29, 2018 - Starting Dec. 3 and ending Dec. 18, Hampton City Schools invites the community into the schools to enjoy the free winter concert series. Concert dates:

Dec. 3 at Bassette, Machen and Spratley elementary schools; Dec. 4 at Andrews and Spratl...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Popup Hampton business offers coworking, workshops, child care Dec. 4-7

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Nov. 28,  2018 - A popup business on Fort Monroe next week in Hampton aims to combine the idea of a coworking space where work-from-home parents can find community as well as child care.

The popup week also offers business workshops and topics to ...

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Information, registration * Hampton City News
Posted on: November 27, 2018

History Museum needs boxes for January's 'Build the City' at convention center

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Nov. 27, 2018 - The Hampton History Museum is looking for cardboard boxes for the upcoming “Build The City” event at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. The whole family is invited to join the fun on Saturday, Jan. 19. Come show your ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 16, 2018

Pay by mail, online or in person: Taxes due to Treasurer's Office by Dec. 5

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Nov. 16, 2018 - Residents are reminded that real property, business property and personal property taxes, along with city license fees, are due by Dec. 5. You can pay by mail, online, in person, or in the Treasurer’s Office drop box, which is located at 1...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Operation Winter Break, camps for kids when school is out, starts Dec. 20

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Nov. 27, 2018 – Operation Winter Break, a chance for students to go to camp when school is out for the Christmas holiday, begins Thursday, Dec. 20, and ends Monday, Dec. 31. The program is closed Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25. Camps are M...

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Operation Winter Break * Hampton City News
Posted on: November 19, 2018

With parades, markets and music, Hampton celebrates the holidays in style

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Nov. 19, 2018 - From “A Very Electric Christmas” with the Lightwire Theater on Friday, Nov. 30, to the Kwanzaa Market at Hampton University on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8, and the Lighted Boat Parade on Friday, Dec. 7, Hampton has more than a dozen holi...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Trash pickup days change, schools and city offices will be closed for Thanksgiving

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Nov. 20, 2018 - Trash pickup days will change and city schools will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Most city offices and services will be closed Thursday and Friday. Go online for the closing list.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Your group can hold its own meeting to talk about Community Plan 2040

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Nov. 19, 2018 - You can hold your own tabletop meeting that is facilitated by your community group or organization, or you can ask for a "roadshow" community meeting that will be facilitated by city staff. Go online to fill out a "roadshow&...

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* Hampton City News
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....

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Fox Hill Neighborhood Center * Hampton City News
Posted on: November 15, 2018

City gets $1,112,423 grant for restoration, expansion of coastal marshes, wetlands

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Nov. 15, 2018 - The James River Association and City of Hampton have received a $1,112,423 grant for the restoration or expansion of coastal marshes, wetlands, and other natural features in Hampton’s Pochin Place/Indian River Creek Stormwater Basin.

The mo...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Public invited to opening of Mill Creek Pier behind Fort Monroe Community Center

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Nov. 14, 2018 - The public is invited to the opening of  the Mill Creek Pier Saturday behind the Fort Monroe Community Center, 100 Stillwell Road. The pier will be used as a paddleboat and kayak launch by Hampton’s Parks, Recreation & Leisure...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 13, 2018

Mayor, city manager, schools superintendent present 2018 State of the City

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Nov. 13, 2018 – Mayor Donnie Tuck addressed a sold-out Chamber of Commerce luncheon Tuesday, telling attendees that Hampton takes care of business “by being attuned to the needs of our businesses, our partners and our residents.” The Chamber sponsors the ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Hampton's housing authority rated top performer by HUD in 2 key areas

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Oct. 5, 2018 - The Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority has been rated a “High Performer” agency in both key measures used by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.

One set of standards grades public housing — fiscal management, ph...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Hampton named one of the nation's top digital cities for the 17th year

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Nov. 2, 2018 – For the 17th time, Hampton has been named one of the nation’s top cities when it comes to using technology to improve citizen services, enhance transparency and encourage citizen engagement.

The Center for Digital Government judges cities th...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Schools open but most city offices closed Monday, Nov. 12, for Veterans Day

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Oct. 31, 2018 - Schools will be open but most city offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day, which is Sunday, Nov. 11. You can see the full closing list online.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Voters go to the polls to consider candidates for Senate, House of Representatives

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Nov. 2, 2018 -  Voters go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 6,  to consider candidates for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2nd and 3rd districts, and two proposed constitutional amendments. Polls open at 6 a.m. and clo...

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* Hampton City News
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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Hampton 2040 online * Hampton City News
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Don't forget to 'fall back' on Sunday, Nov. 4, as Daylight saving time ends

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Nov. 2, 2018 - Daylight saving time — the practice of setting clocks forward by one hour in the spring in order to make better use of daylight hours — ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. Don't forget to set your clocks and watches back one hour this weekend.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 25, 2018

The cost of recycling to increase as global market for materials falls

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Oct. 25, 2018 - Hampton has many reasons for recycling: It is better for the environment, it extends the life of the landfill, it is mandated by the state, and it saves money. Or at least, it used to save money.

For years, China recycled much of the world'...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 22, 2018

Business seminar will explore the role social media can play in your business

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 Oct. 22, 2018 - The next small, women, and minority owned business seminar,  themed "Social Media For Business: Choosing the Right Platform For Your Business", will be held Thursday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Peninsula Workfor...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

For the Record: Quality Inn purchase will further city development goals

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Oct. 22, 2018 - Is the City of Hampton buying the Quality Inn?

Hampton isn’t directly buying the older hotel on Coliseum Drive; it’s being bought by the Economic Development Authority. Governed by a citizen board, the EDA is charged wit...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Bluebird Gap Farm closed Friday to prepare for fun festival Saturday

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Oct. 18, 2018 - Bluebird Gap Farm will be closed Friday in preparation for the festival on Saturday, when hay rides, "punkin chunkin," straw mazes and more will be available from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Entry and activities are free. Food and pumpkins wi...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Widespread outages leave some areas without power after Michael tears through city, region

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Oct. 12, 2018 - Much of Hampton remains without power today after the remnants of Hurricane Michael brought overnight wind gusts of up to 62 mph across the city. 

City offices are generally open, including City Hall and the Ruppert Sargent buildin...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 12, 2018

City to delay opening until 10 AM for Friday, Oct. 12, 2018

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October 12, 2018 - City of Hampton will delay opening  until 10 AM on Friday 10-12-18

City of Hampton offices and facilities will delay opening until 10 am today. Much of the city is without power. Overnight crews cleared trees from roads, but the...

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Stay Informed * Hampton City News
Posted on: October 11, 2018

Tropical Storm Michael, tornado and flood watches prompt closings in Hampton

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Oct. 11, 2018 -Due to the threat of bad weather, a number of city offices or programs are closed this afternoon:

  • All community and neighborhood centers run by the Department of Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services will close at 6 p.m.
  • After-school progr...
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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 11, 2018

Tropical storm prompts tornado watch, flash flood watch across Hampton and the region

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Oct. 11, 2018 - Conditions created by Tropical Storm Michael have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a tornado watch for this area until 9 p.m. tonight. Residents are encouraged to review tornado safety rules and prepare to move to a place of ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Hurricane Michael to bring wind, rain, possible tidal flooding starting Thursday evening

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Oct. 10, 2018 - Hurricane Michael is expected to bring rain to Hampton Roads Thursday evening and into Friday, with the possibility of tropical-storm force winds and minor tidal flooding in Hampton.

Emergency Management staff and department heads are close...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Ask HRgreen.org sponsors environmentally-friendly, sidewalk messaging campaign

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Oct. 9, 2018 - "Write as Rain" is a sidewalk messaging campaign that shares environmentally-friendly messages at schools, libraries and other places across Hampton Roads, using custom-made stencils and rain-resistant spray. 

The goal is to encour...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Mayor, joined by city manager, schools superintendent, gives State of the City Nov. 13

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Oct. 9, 2018 - Mayor Donnie Tuck – joined by City Manager Mary Bunting and Hampton City Schools Superintendent Jeffery Smith – will present the 2018 State of the City address on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Hampton Roads Convention Center....

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 4, 2018

Governor announces city will get $100,000 state grant for school security equipment

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Oct. 4, 2018 - Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday that the state has awarded $6 million in school security equipment grants to protect students and teachers at the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind and 102 school divisions statewide. Hamp...

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State news release * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 26, 2018

Crawlin' Crab half marathon is coming Oct. 6 and 7, and some city streets will be closed

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Sept. 26, 2018 - the Neighborhood Harvest Crawlin' Crab Half Marathon returns to the Hampton Roads Convention Center Oct. 6-7. Presented by Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Orthopedics, the event is considered a "must run" half marathon by Runner's W...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: October 4, 2018

For the Record: What are the rules for posting signs?

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Oct. 4, 2018 - Signs can be helpful guideposts, visual clutter or a distraction to drivers, depending on where they are and what they look like. Hampton has a series of guides on what kinds of signs are and aren’t allowed.

The rules are different...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 24, 2018

Mayor's forum scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 27 at St. Mary's Star of the Sea

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Sept. 24, 2018 - Join Mayor Donnie Tuck on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 6-8 p.m. for the next Mayor's Forum at St. Mary's Star of the Sea School, 14 North Willard Ave.  The forums are a chance for residents to share their concerns and help build the ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 17, 2018

New Economic Development director looks forward to 'tremendous opportunity'

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Sept. 19, 2018 — Charles E. “Chuck” Rigney Sr., former director and assistant director of Economic Development in Norfolk, has been named Hampton’s director of Economic Development, replacing Leonard Sledge.

Michelle Ferebee, chairwoman of Hampton's Econom...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Public Works will spray for mosquitoes in Wythe and Southampton tonight

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Sept. 18, 2018 - Weather permitting, Public Works will conduct ultra-low volume spraying for mosquitoes tonight in Wythe and Southampton. 

Areas are chosen for truck-mounted mosquito spraying based on surveillance of the adult and juvenile mosquit...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 18, 2018

Current, former mayors help celebrate 10 years of the Mayor's Book Club in Hampton

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Sept. 18, 2018 - The Mayor’s Book Club celebrated its 10th anniversary Tuesday morning with Mayor Donnie Tuck and former Mayor George Wallace reading the book of the month at the Moton Early Childhood Center in downtown Hampton.

The club was created in 200...

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Watch a video of the mayors reading to kids * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Evacuation order lifted; some minor flooding; return to normal operations Saturday

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Sept. 14, 2018 - Gov. Ralph Northam's evacuation order is lifted, now that the area is no longer under a tropical storm warning. Friday afternoon's high tide crested lower than expected, but still in the "minor" flooding range. 

Tides ar...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Hurricane Florence FAQ's

Storm FAQ

We've compiled a list of frequently asked questions from our social and other media resources.

Where can I get sandbags?

  • The city is not providing sandbags. Try hardware stores (Home Depot, Lowe’s, Ace, True Value). 

What if I lose power?

  • C...
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Stay Informed * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Hampton begins to feel some effects of Florence: Thursday update and forecast

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Sept. 13, 2018 - Hampton began to feel the effects from Hurricane Florence on Thursday, as winds reached about 33 mph and tides crept up to flood a few roads.

Hampton is under both tropical storm and coastal flood warnings. That means winds could increase ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 10, 2018

Hampton has 2 shelters open, can accommodate medical needs, pets, families

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Gov. Ralph Northam ordered the evacuation of Zone A, the lowest-lying areas of Hampton Roads, as well as the Eastern Shore, beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

What does it mean for Hampton?

  • In Hampton, that area includes nearly 19,000 households. It is the area m...
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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Florence: Less intense but larger; Hampton under tropical storm warning

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UPDATE Sept. 13, 2018 - Hurricane Florence was downgraded to a Category 2 storm; however, it remains a very large storm whose effects will be felt for a 200-mile radius of the center.

Hampton is now under a tropical storm warning. That means we could feel ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Hampton, coast communities watch Florence closely as storm continues moving toward coast

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Sept. 8, 2018 - The National Weather Service said that Tropical Storm Florence is expected to intensify in coming days, become a major threat next week as it moves towards the U.S. coast.

Florence's path continues to be unpredictable, but Wakefield meteoro...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 4, 2018

City extends call for artists to design, build creative, interactive installations

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Sept. 13, 2018 - Hampton is looking for qualified artists to design and build interactive art "installations" that will enliven outdoor spaces in the city. Because of the disruption from Hurricane Florence, the city has extended the submission p...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Second annual Words on Wheels bicycle tour of downtown set for Sunday, Sept. 23

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Sept. 7, 2018 - The second annual Words on Wheels, sponsored by Sly Clyde Ciderworks, will be held Sunday, Sept. 23, from 2-4 p.m. The event was rained out earlier this year, and this month's bike ride will replace the usual Sunday bicycle cruise.&nbs...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 4, 2018

Police remind us about the law and hunting for migratory birds in the City of Hampton

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Sept. 4, 2018 - Canadian goose hunting season opened Sept. 1, causing questions from both hunters, boaters, and residents who live near the water and have heard shots nearby. As a reminder, it’s illegal to shoot a gun within the city of Hampton. However, ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 29, 2018

Swimming advisory lifted for Buckroe Beach after resampling completed Thursday

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Aug. 30, 2018 – The swimming advisory issued Wednesday for Buckroe Beach was lifted Thursday after new samplings showed that the bacteria levels in the water met state standards.

The Health Department regularly monitors recreational salt water for enteroco...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 28, 2018

National Weather Service issues Wednesday afternoon heat advisory for area

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Aug. 28, 2018 - The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a heat advisory for this area from noon-7 p.m. Wednesday. A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperature is expected, and the heat index is expected to reach about 105 degrees We...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 28, 2018

Crabtown Seafood Festival will be held downtown on Saturday, Sept 8, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

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Aug. 28, 2018 - Navigate your way through Downtown Hampton along the Hampton River and celebrate the local seafood industry at the Crabtown Seafood Festival on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.  Festivities will run from Mill Poi...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 23, 2018

Sly Clyde Ciderworks grand opening is set for Saturday, starting at 11 a.m.

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Aug. 23, 2018 - Sly Clyde Ciderworks in Phoebus, which promises  "delicious hard ciders, craftily crushed from 100% Virginia apples," will have a grand opening starting at 11 a.m. Saturday morning.

 Just over a year ago, brother...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 20, 2018

City schools and offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, for Labor Day

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Aug. 20, 2018 - City schools and most city offices and services will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, for Labor Day. There will also be no trash or yard waste collection. Monday's collection will be made Sept. 5. Go online for the complete closing list.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 20, 2018

Sentara CarePlex in Hampton named region's No. 6 hospital by U.S. News

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Aug. 20, 2018 - Sentara CarePlex Hospital was ranked No. 6 in Hampton Roads and No. 20 in Virginia, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” edition.This is the first time that the CarePlex has achieved a state and regional ranking, th...

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Watch Sentara's "Choose Hampton" profile * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 24, 2018

Mosquito spraying planned in Grist Mill, Michigan Drive, North Back River Road areas

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Aug. 24, 2018  -  The Environmental Services Division of Public Works plans to conduct ultra-low volume spraying this evening in the Grist Mill, Azalea Gardens, Michigan Drive, North Back River Road and Prince George/Prince James neighbo...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 22, 2018

Langley finds mosquito carrying West Nile virus; none in Hampton

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Aug. 22, 2018 - Langley Air Force Base officials announced they found West Nile Virus in a mosquito. Hampton's mosquito team reports that no infections have been found in the city, but they will continue to trap and test, paying special attention to areas...

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Information on West Nile virus * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 22, 2018

93% of Hampton schools to be accredited this year, school system projects

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Aug. 22, 2018 - Hampton City Schools officials are projecting that 93 percent of the division’s schools will be accredited this year, based on assessment results released by the Virginia Department of Education.

That would leave just two of the c...

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Read the full announcement * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 16, 2018

Commission approves zoning changes for medical cannabis oil facility

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Aug 16, 2018 - Hampton's Planning Commission Thursday unanimously approved adding the definition of "pharmaceutical processor" to the city's zoning ordinance. Minutes later, they approved changing the city's zoning ordinance to allow for the pro...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 15, 2018

Air Force plans aerial spraying for mosquitoes over Langley, Craney Island

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Aug. 15, 2018 - The Defense Department will conduct nighttime aerial mosquito spraying over Langley Air Force Base and Craney Island sometime between Aug. 28 and 30.  The spraying will not be over the City of Hampton.

The Air Force uses specially ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Upcoming Sunday bike cruise will take you on a tour of the Willow Oaks neighborhood

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Aug. 15, 2018 - The next Sunday bike cruise will be on Aug. 26 in the Willow Oaks neighborhood. Bring your family and take a casual ride through another great Hampton neighborhood. 

Riders will leave from Booker Elementary School, 160 Apollo Drive...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Next mayor's forum will be Thursday, Sept. 27 at St. Mary's Star of the Sea

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Aug. 15, 2018 - Join Mayor Donnie Tuck on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 6-8 p.m. for the next Mayor's Forum at St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church, 14 North Willard Ave.  The forums are a chance for residents to share their concerns and help build the c...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 13, 2018

Learn about changes to Affordable Care Act, enrollment for Medicaid expansion

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Aug. 14, 2018 - Learn more about the changing world of health care at a free informational session with state and local officials on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Boo Williams Sportsplex.

Speakers include Dr. Daniel Carey, Virginia secreta...

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Information * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 9, 2018

City Council recognizes opportunities offered by summer youth employment program

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Aug. 8, 2018 - Hampton City Council Wednesday afternoon recognized more than 80 students — and their employers — who took part in the city’s Summer Youth Employment Program this year. 

Marissa Fowle, 18, a recent graduate of Kecoughtan High School, has spe...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 7, 2018

For the Record: Top priority during a storm is protecting the lives of citizens

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Aug. 7, 2018 - When it comes to hurricanes or other natural disasters, the city’s top priority is protecting lives. City staff makes plans for a range of options, depending on the type of storm, from opening a day shelter to partnering with other localiti...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 6, 2018

Start planning for back-to-school immunizations now to avoid long lines

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Aug. 6, 2018 - All students starting kindergarten or pre-K classes must have proof of required immunizations, and rising sixth graders need a booster. The Hampton Health District offers all required immunizations for free; appointments are not necessary.

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What immunizations are required? * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Police, sheriff, others sponsoring 'get fit' family day at Y.H. Thomas Community Center

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Aug. 3, 2018 — Hampton police, the Sheriff's Office, Commonwealth's Attorney's Office and the local NAACP are sponsoring a back-to-school Healthy "get fit" Family Day on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Y.H. Thomas Community Center, 1300 Thom...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 2, 2018

City issues call for artists to design, build creative, interactive installations

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Aug 2, 2018 - Hampton is looking for qualified artists to design and build interactive art "installations" that will enliven outdoor spaces in the city. The project is part of the city's "placemaking" initiative, which is focused on cr...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 2, 2018

Visit 'Paws at the Beach' Saturday at the Buckroe Beach Farmers Market

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Aug. 2, 2018 - From cats to dogs and much, much more, the market at Buckroe Beach will take on a pet theme this Saturday, Aug. 4. More than 30 vendors and rescue organizations - from Bay Beagle Rescue to The Cat Corner Inc. and West Village Barkery - are ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 1, 2018

'Bike with the Birds' cruise through Wythe will take place Thursday evening

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Aug. 1, 2018 - The "Bike with the Birds," originally scheduled for last month will be held Thursday, Aug. 2.  Sponsored by the Peninsula Pilots baseball team, the after-work ride includes a cruise through the Wythe neighborhood before e...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 30, 2018

National Weather Service issues flood advisory for Hampton, surrounding communities

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July 30, 2018 - The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a flood advisory for Hampton and surrounding areas until 5:15 p.m. Monday. Rainfall of one to two inches, with locally higher levels of up to three inches possible. The advisory covers H...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 27, 2018

Air Force to spray for mosquitoes over Langley and Craney Island Tuesday

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July 27, 2018 - The Air Force will conduct aerial mosquito spraying over Langley Air Force Base and Craney Island on the night of July 31. In the event of inclement weather, the spraying will move to Aug. 1.

The Air Force uses specially modified C-130s wit...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 25, 2018

UPDATE: Swimming advisory for Buckroe Beach is lifted

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July 28, 2018 - The Hampton Health Department on Saturday lifted the swimming advisory for Buckroe Beach. Bacteria levels returned to normal. 

Recreational waters are routinely monitored during the summer swimming season. Four beaches in Newport N...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 20, 2018

"Know Your Zone" campaign identifying evacuation zones in Hampton begins this month

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July 20, 2018 – The Emergency Management Office wants to make sure residents are aware of their evacuation area through the “Know Your Zone” campaign. The campaign was adopted late last year after a new evacuation system for coastal areas was adopted.

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Hampton Building Code Board of Appeals is looking to fill vacant seat

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July 17, 2018 – The Hampton Building Code Board of Appeals is looking for a builder or contractor to fill a seat – applicant must be a Hampton resident.

The board is made up of six members and there is a five-year term length. Board is made up three genera...

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Apply now * Hampton City News
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Langley Speedway's Hampton Heat 200 postponed to Aug. 18

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July 20, 2018 – The Hampton Heat 200 at Larry King Law’s Speedway, originally scheduled for July 21, has been rescheduled to Aug. 18 because of a forecast of heavy rain. 

The event will feature a meet-and-greet session with the...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Sheriff's Office warns residents about phone scam targeting citizens

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July 13, 2018 - Hampton's Sheriff's Office is warning residents about an "aggressive phone scam targeting Hampton and surrounding citizens."

According to the Sheriff's Office, "the caller falsely identifies himself as Sergeant Sullivan of th...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 11, 2018

End-of-year numbers show violent and property crimes in Hampton fell in 2017

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July 11, 2018 - Serious crimes in Hampton saw declines in 2017, according to end-of-the-year data. Both violent crimes and property crimes decreased. 

Prior to 2017, the city – like much of the nation – had seen two to three years of increases in ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 11, 2018

New council members sworn in before family and friends at Hampton City Hall

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July 11, 2018 - Eleanor Brown, Steven Brown and Jimmy Gray were officially sworn in as Hampton City Council members Wednesday afternoon during a special meeting in City Hall. All three were elected to council in May.

Gray, who was first elected to fill an ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

For The Record: Learn about weekly tests for bacteria at Hampton's public beaches

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July 11, 2018 - Weekly water tests are performed at Hampton’s public beaches to ensure that they meet the state water quality standards for swimming. 

For the record, the public will only know the results if there’s a problem. There were only thre...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 10, 2018

Virginia tax holiday lets you buy school, emergency supplies without paying sales tax

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July 9, 2018 - Starting Aug. 3 and ending Aug. 5, Virginia's sales tax holiday gives you the chance to buy school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items and Energy Star products without paying the sales tax.

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: July 10, 2018

Convention & Visitor Bureau offers free 'scuttle' bus service from hotels to shopping, more

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July 10, 2018 - Beginning July 13, a free shuttle bus will offer regularly schedule trips from several hotels – including the Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Courtyard by Marriott, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn, and Crown Plaza – to shopping, dining...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: July 3, 2018

Hampton, Virginia residents are encouraged to 'Know Your Zone' during hurricane season

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July 10, 2018 - Do you know your zone? 

Virginia has created a new tiered evacuation system to let residents know whether they should evacuate during a hurricane or other emergency. The new zones are designated A, B, C and D. 

When a storm...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: July 10, 2018

Help 'Paint Out Pollution in Hampton' by installing art on city storm drains

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June 10, 2018 - Volunteers are needed for "Paint out Pollution in Hampton" a unique opportunity to create awareness with art. Sponsored by the James River Association and Art on Wheels, the goal is to celebrate the native plants and animals that...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 10, 2018

Enrollment open for Hampton Leadership Academy - a chance to make city a better home

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July 10, 2018 - Enroll now in the Hampton Leadership Academy, a six-session program designed to foster leadership, communication and networking skills and to increase participation in neighborhood activities in the City of Hampton. 

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More information, registration * Hampton City News
Posted on: July 10, 2018

New shelter at Gosnold's Hope one of many changes, improvements planned by Parks

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Hampton's Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services Department continues to make changes and improvements designed to make your trip to city parks even more enjoyable:

  • Gosnold's Hope Park has a new 300-seat shelter available for rent. The River Birch Picnic S...
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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 6, 2018

National Weather Service issues urban, small stream flood advisory for Hampton

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June 6, 2018 - The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued an Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for areas in Hampton and surrounding communities until 6:15 p.m. 

Hampton's Emergency Management Office said radar indicates heavy rain du...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 3, 2018

Hampton Health Department lifts swimming advisory for Buckroe Beach South

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July 5, 2018 – The Hampton Health Department Friday lifted the swimming advisory for Buckroe Beach South. That part of Buckroe Beach has been closed since Tuesday because of an elevated bacteria count. A new sample that was taken from the area T...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 3, 2018

Dead fish found on Buckroe Beach were result of a commercial fish dump

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July 3, 2018 – State officials said Tuesday afternoon that dead fish found on Buckroe and Fort Monroe beaches Tuesday were the result of a commercial fishing boat dumping unwanted fish waste.

After the fish were found, state officials issued a sw...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 3, 2018

Fire officials urge you to stay safe and legal during the 4th of July holiday

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July 3, 2018 - Local fire officials want to remind residents that professional, licensed, public fireworks displays are the safest way to enjoy fireworks on the 4th of July. And only licensed, professional fireworks displays are legal in Hampton Roads. An...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 29, 2018

Hampton’s Carousel Park getting new features: Sandy urban “beach,” dog area, tables

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June 29, 2018 – Hampton’s Carousel Park is an appealing space near the downtown waterfront, public pier, and visitor attractions with plenty of grass and trees. What it doesn’t have enough of: People.That’s about to...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 2, 2018

Heat advisory issued, with temperatures expected to hit 95, index of 105

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July 2, 2018 - With temperatures expected to hit near 95, and heat index values as high as 105, Hampton residents are encouraged to stay cool and safe Monday. City libraries and community centers will be open for those who need an area to cool down and ge...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 25, 2018

Vote now to name the newest, four-legged additions to Bluebird Gap Farm

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June 25, 2018 -  Sherlock and Watson? Starsky and Hutch, or Zig and Zag? Go online and help us name the newest additions at Bluebird Gap Farm, a cute pair of pygmy goats. Open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., the 60-acre farm has around 150 domestic and...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 22, 2018

New food-handling rules will affect fundraising groups that cook, sell burgers, more

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June 22, 2018 - New food-handling rules will affect fundraising groups that cook and sell items such as hamburgers, chili, fried fish or roasted oysters.

To reduce foodborne illnesses, the state Health Department is requiring groups to have a certified foo...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Flash flood watch issued due to heavy rain and forecast for afternoon, evening

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June 22, 2018 - The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch from 4 p.m. this afternoon through the evening as more showers and thunderstorms develop in the area. Hampton's Office of Emergency Management said the coming rain will add to the...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 20, 2018

State: More than $17M will be invested to establish Element hotel at Peninsula Town Center

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June 20, 2018 - Gov. Ralph S. Northam announced today that more than $17 million will be invested in Hampton to establish the new Element Hotel at Peninsula Town Center, creating 22 jobs and spurring an economic impact of more than $2 million in annual tr...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 20, 2018

Performing Arts Center programs moving to Hampton Arts Commission

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June 20, 2018 - Hampton’s Performing & Creative Arts Center for young people, located at 300 Butler Farm Road, will officially close to the public on Monday, June 25.  Many of the current programs will be transferred to the Hampton Arts Commi...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 20, 2018

Unveiling of historical marker for Bay Shore beach resort to be held Saturday

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June 20, 2018 - Join members of the Buckroe Historical Society on Saturday morning as they unveil a historical marker to the Bay Shore Hotel, which served African-Americans as a top East Coast resort for 75 years. 

The venture, which opened in 189...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 19, 2018

Weather service issues heat advisory, residents encouraged to stay cool, stay safe

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June 19, 2018 - The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a heat advisory for today. The temperature in Hampton is forecast to be as high as 95 degrees, with a heat index value as high as 105 degrees.

Hampton's Emergency Management Office said t...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 18, 2018

Party, river cruise celebrate the history of Pride on the Peninsula

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June 18, 2018 - The Fourth Annual Pride Party on the Peninsula will be held Wednesday, June 27 from 6-8 p.m. at Carousel Park in downtown Hampton. The party celebrates the area's "LGBT and allied communities in support of inclusion, dignity and equal...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Hampton's newest K-9 dog was named in honor of Navy Seal who was killed in action in Iraq

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June 14, 2018 - The newest four-legged member of Hampton's K-9 unit is a German Shepherd named J-Louie who was donated to the city by a Connecticut non-profit in honor of a fallen Navy Seal.

Special Warfare Operator Jason D. Lewis of Virginia Beach was par...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Council approves selling properties as part of downtown development

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June 13, 2018 - Council unanimously approved selling several properties to developers WVS Cos. and Saunders + Crouse Architects, who proposed a $35 million "transformative" development downtown that will include retail, residents and a restauran...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 13, 2018

‘Hidden Figures’ author receives Distinguished Citizen Medal from City Council

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June 13, 2018 -Margot Lee Shetterly, author of “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Storyof the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race,” was presented with the city’s Distinguished Citizen Medal Wednesday. The best-selling ...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 11, 2018

Voters go to the polls to consider candidates for Senate, House of Representatives

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June 11, 2018 - Voters go to the polls Tuesday, June 12, to consider primary candidates for the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. As long as you are in line at 7 p.m. you will be allowed to cast your vote.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 11, 2018

Council set to vote on selling select properties as part of downtown development

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June 11, 2018 - A proposal for development downtown on several publicly-owned properties is expected to take a big step forward at the City Council meeting Wednesday, June 13.

The proposal isn’t new –  city entities have been w...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 4, 2018

For The Record: What is Hampton doing now that mosquitoes have returned?

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June 4, 2018 - Defending against mosquitoes takes a concerted effort by the city’s seven-member mosquito control team ­– and each city resident.  

For the record, Hampton focuses on the use of bio-larvicides, which are made of naturally occurring ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 31, 2018

New tall ship docked downtown expected to be floating, living history exhibit

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May 31, 2018 - The tall ship "Adventure," named after the flagship used by the pirate Blackbeard in the early 1700s, is now docked downtown and will serve as a living history exhibit during and after the Blackbeard Festival  on Saturday...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 24, 2018

Free weekend shuttle service will be available at Buckroe Beach through Labor Day

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May 25, 2018 - Starting this weekend and continuing through Labor Day weekend, the city will offer free shuttle service for visitors to Buckroe Beach. While the park and nearby fishing pier offer more than 580 free parking spaces - which are sufficient fo...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 24, 2018

City honors high school valedictorians, salutatorians, dual enrollment graduates

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May 24, 2018 - Hampton City Council Wednesday  honored the 2017-2018 Hampton City School valedictorians and salutatorians, as well as the first graduates of the Dual Enrollment program. The program allows students to take college courses through ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 23, 2018

Protect yourself this weekend and this summer from Asian Tiger mosquito

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May 23, 2018 - They're baaaaack!

Public Works’ Environmental Services Division is asking residents to monitor their yards and dump any standing water to help reduce the Asian tiger mosquito population.

The most prolific nuisance mosquito in the region, the ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 23, 2018

Celebrated Blackbeard festival returning to downtown's Mill Point Park June 2, 3

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May 23, 2018 - The Blackbeard Festival is June 2 and 3, but the fun starts with the Grand Pirates Bash on Friday, June 1st. There will be games, fireworks and more on Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. downtown, and the fun continues Sunday from noon-...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Hampton Roads Transit bus line 118 will no longer enter Langley Air Force Base

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May 18, 2018 - Hampton Roads Transit bus line 118 will change its route, no longer entering Langley Air Force Base, beginning Sunday, May 20. The adjustments means that bus riders who do not have military clearance will no longer have to get off the bus, ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Pirates, Privateers and Buccaneers exhibit is now open at the Hampton History Museum

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May 17, 2018 - Commemorating the 300th anniversary the death of the notorious pirate Blackbeard  - and the 19th Annual Blackbeard Festival here in Hampton - the exhibit Pirates, Privateers and Buccaneers is now open at the Hampton History Museum....

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Help your child stay active and have fun by enrolling them in city camp this summer

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May 17, 2018 - Help your child have fun and stay active this summer by enrolling them in one of the many summer camps offered by the city's Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services Department. 

Kids 11-15 years of age can take part in swimming, ar...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Yes, you are required to cut the grass in your yard - except when it might hurt environment

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May 16, 2018 - The City of Hampton requires you to cut the grass in your yard, as well as in the adjacent city right-of-way. Except when we don’t want you to cut the grass. Sound confusing? 

For the record, here are the rules: Don’t let the grass ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 15, 2018

Services recognized fallen police officers, others for their service to Hampton

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May 15, 2018 - Hampton Police Monday held the 2018 Police Memorial and Honor Award Service in Honor Park, between City Hall and the P.G. Minetti Public Safety Building. The service paid tribute to Hampton police officers who died in the line of duty, and ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 11, 2018

Division of Fire & Rescue receives state 'Agency of Excellence' designation

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May 11, 2018 - Hampton’s Division of Fire and Rescue this month received the “Agency of Excellence” designation from the Virginia Department of Health – Office of Emergency Medical Services.

Hampton is the first agency on the Peninsula, the second in Hampt...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Famous 'Air Power Over Hampton Roads' will be held May 18-20 at Langley Air Force Base

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May 14, 2018 -  Air Power Over Hampton Roads, the free military airshow that has delighted viewers young and old for decades, will be held May 18-20 at Langley Air Force Base. A host of performers and exhibitions are scheduled, including the fame...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 8, 2018

Police memorial and awards ceremony will be held Monday, May 14 in Honor Park

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May 8, 2018 - Hampton Police will hold the 2018 Police Memorial and Honor Award Service ceremony on Monday, May 14 in Honor Park, which is between City Hall and the P.G. Minetti Public Safety Building on Lincoln Street. The ceremony pays tribute to Hampto...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 26, 2018

Ribbon-cutting, opening ceremony planned for Waterwalk at Central Park

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April 26, 2018 – Waterwalk at Central Park, a 2¼-mile linear park that will connect Air Power Park and the Power Plant shopping area, will have a grand opening and ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. on May 12.

The new park will provide an expan...

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More information, map * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Nominate a person or group that's making a difference in Hampton's diversity

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April 23, 2018 - If you know an individual, group or organization that has made a difference in Hampton's diversity, take the time to nominate them for a 2018 Unity Award from the Citizens' Unity Commission. 

Created in 2000, the awards recognize ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 20, 2018

Planning Commission endorses recommended 5-year capital spending plan

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April 20, 2018 – Hampton’s Planning Commission this week recommended approval of a five-year capital spending plan that would pump new investments into the city – mostly for economic growth and quality of life.The proposed pl...

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Read the full proposed annual and capital budget * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 18, 2018

For The Record: Proposed FY19 budget would fund police, education, employees

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 April 18, 2018 - Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2019 adds funding in three key areas: fighting crime, boosting education and supporting employees. It does that without a tax increase by using cost-saving meas...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Hampton named one of Virginia's 'greenest' cities by insurance shopping platform

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April 12, 2018 - Hampton was named one of the "greenest" cities in Virginia by Insurify, an online car insurance shopping platform. The award recognizes the contributions of residents "towards minimizing your city's carbon footprint through...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Buckroe Beach to get farmers market this summer, but not floating water park

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April 12, 2018 –  Buckroe Beach will get a new, weekly seasonal farmers market this summer. It will not, however, get the much-discussed floating water park this year.

Village Events will operate the Buckroe Beach Farmers Market from May 5 through...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Proposed budget boosts public safety, education, employee support without tax increase

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April 11, 2018 - Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting’s proposed budget for next year adds funding in three key areas: fighting crime, boosting education and supporting employees. It does that without a tax increase by using cost-saving measures totaling mor...

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View the recommended budget * Hampton City News
Posted on: March 26, 2018

Hampton 1 of 8 new cities chosen for Facebook's 'Community Boost' program

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March 26, 2018 - Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck and social media giant Facebook announced that Hampton is one of eight cities chosen today to be a Facebook Community Boost site. 

Facebook is  developing the community boost program to teach dig...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: March 22, 2018

International Children's Festival set for Saturday, April 21 at Mill Point Park

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March 22, 2018 - Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of more than 40 countries on Saturday, April 21, when the International Children's Festival is held at Mill Point Park in downtown Hampton. This year the city welcomes Colombia and Nepal to the fun...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 21, 2018

Leaders, professionals talk with youth about ways to change the culture of violence

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March 21, 2018 - Hampton's third Urgency of Now conference brought together elected officials, city staff, school administrators, pastors, non-profits, and dozens of high school students to talk about ways to change the culture of violence.

The goal, accor...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 26, 2018

Sign up now Community Emergency Response Team training in April

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March 21,  2018 - Hampton's Emergency Management Office has a new Community Emergency Response Team class starting April 5. Sign up now for four weeks of training on everything from disaster preparedness to light search and rescue. Classes will b...

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More information and to register * Hampton City News
Posted on: March 21, 2018

Read the latest 'For The Record' and learn why we have zoning laws in Hampton

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March 21, 2018 - For most of us, buying a home is our largest investment. Setting aside areas of the city for single-family homes and controlling what can be built there helps protect that investment.

For the record, zoning is required of all localities in...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 20, 2018

Rain, snow in forecast as storm moves into the area Tuesday, Wednesday

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March 20, 2018 - The National Weather Service at Wakefield  says rain will continue today and into Wednesday as another storm system moves into the area. The forecast calls for snow mixing with rain Wednesday, and temperatures starting to drop ab...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 15, 2018

City plans to put evacuation zone stickers on residential trash containers

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March 19, 2018 – Starting on Monday, April 2, Hampton’s Public Works Department and Office of Emergency Management will begin a campaign to put special “Know Your Zone” stickers on more than 45,000 residential trash containers throughout the city.

On Monda...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 15, 2018

Homes, volunteers sought for upcoming Home Repair Blitz in Northampton

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March 15, 2018 - Veterans, the elderly, disabled and low-income homeowners in the Northampton area near Headrow Terrace and Cynthia Drive are encouraged to sign up for the next Hampton Home Repair Blitz. Volunteers are also needed for the May 5 event.

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: March 13, 2018

City is developing ideas for resiliency to better live with the water around us

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March 13, 2018 - Studies of children have looked at their “resiliency” to determine what helps some kids thrive and grow in the face of major setbacks – and then used that knowledge to help others. Similarly, governments are looking at how to become more ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Nominate a person or group that's making a difference in Hampton's diversity

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March 7, 2018 - If you know an individual, group or organization that has made a difference in Hampton's diversity, take the time to nominate them for a 2018 Unity Award from the Citizens' Unity Commission. 

Created in 2000, the awards recognize p...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 16, 2018

Urgency of Now, addressing concerns about youth violence, set for March 20

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March 6,  2018 - Urgency of Now, also known as RuON, is an annual event that addresses concerns about increased violence among youth and young adults, with an emphasis on black males ages 15-24. It will be held this year at the Hampton Roads Conv...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 2, 2018

Heavy wind gusts and some flooding expected from nor'easter sitting offshore

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March 2, 2018 - The National Weather Service says wind gusts from an offshore nor'easter could get as high as 60 mph Friday afternoon, and aren't expected to fall below 50 mph until after 5-6 a.m. Saturday.

Flooding, meanwhile,  is expected to be ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 1, 2018

Moderate to major coastal flooding expected thanks to nor'easter moving into area

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March 1, 2018 - Thanks to a nor'easter that is moving into the area the National Weather Service at Wakefield has issued a coastal flood watch for Hampton Roads from Friday through Sunday afternoon. The flood watch means that conditions favorable for floo...

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Flooding, flood safety information * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 28, 2018

Hampton University President Dr. Harvey receives Distinguished Citizen Medal from city

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Feb. 28, 2018 – In recognition of his outstanding service and dedication to the city, Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey was given the Distinguished Citizen Medal Wednesday by Hampton City Council.

The approximate equivalent of a “key to th...

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Information about the Distinguished Citizens Medal * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 27, 2018

Unwanted residential propane tanks, smaller cannister can be left at collection site

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March 1, 2018 - Hampton residents who need to properly dispose of residential propane tanks, including five pound cylinders, one pound camping tanks and smaller, soldering-type cylinders, can now leave them at regular chemical collection events.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Go online and tell the city which programs and services you value most for FY19

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Feb. 26, 2018 - Go online through March 8 and tell City Manager Mary Bunting about the programs and city services you value most for the next fiscal year.  The online poll will be open through March 8.

In most cities, developing a budget is an int...

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More information. * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 22, 2018

Bluebird Gap Farm, Buckroe Beach, in the running for 2018 'Best of..." awards

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Feb. 22, 2018 - Several city attractions are in the running this year for the Best of Readers' Choice Awards sponsored by Coastal Virginia Magazine. They include Bluebird Gap Farm and Buckroe Beach as best family friendly attractions; Buckroe Beach as bes...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Hampton's I Value budget process gives taxpayers a voice in city spending priorities

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Feb. 20, 2018 - In most cities, developing a city budget is an internal process, and residents can’t weigh in until formal public hearings are held before a city council.

For the record, Mary Bunting opened up the process when she became Hampton’s city man...

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More information. * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 19, 2018

Police: Social media threats for Bethel, Kecoughtan investigated, not credible

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Feb. 19, 2018 - Hampton Police said Monday that social media threats pertaining to Bethel and  Kecoughtan high schools have been investigated and there is no information available to substantiate the threats as credible.

Police said all school rel...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 13, 2018

Most city offices, services will be closed Monday because of Presidents Day

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Feb. 13, 2018 - Most city offices will be closed Monday because it's Presidents Day. Trash collection schedules will change and some services will be delayed. City schools will be open. Go online for a full closing list.

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Closing list * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 5, 2018

Hampton Health Department will give free flu shots Thursday from 10 a.m-4 p.m.

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Feb. 5, 2018 - The Hampton Health Department will provide free flu shots Thursday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. - or until the vaccine runs out - at 3130 Victoria Blvd.

In a news release Monday the Health Department said: "The Centers for Disease Control and Pr...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 18, 2018

Public Works crews to work through weekend to collect trash

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Jan. 19, 2018  - Public Works crews plan to work through the weekend to catch up on trash collection, which has seen delays caused by two snowstorms, and aggravated by holidays and increased mechanical issues.

Crews on Tuesday and Wednesday mornin...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 11, 2018

Former POMOCO chairman Rosser receives Distinguished Citizen Medal from Council

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Jan. 10, 2018 -  Dois I. Rosser Jr.  founder and chairman emeritus of International Cooperating Ministries and former chairman of the POMOCO Auto Group, was awarded the city’s Distinguished Citizen Medal Wednesday night for his extraordi...

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Hampton's distinguished citizens * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 18, 2018

Public Works continue to salt, brine city roads in wake of Wednesday snowfall

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Jan. 18, 2018  - Hampton's Public Works crews continued to apply brine and salt to city roads Thursday in the wake of Wednesday's snowfall. While main roads are in relatively good shape, some side roads remain icy and residents are encouraged to ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 16, 2018

Public Works treats roads with brine in preparation for 1-3 inches of snow in forecast

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Jan. 16, 2018 - Hampton's Public Works Department began pretreating roads Tuesday morning in preparation for the winter storm that's expected to hit the region Wednesday.

The National Weather Service said Hampton Roads could get 1-3 inches of snow. startin...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Public Works says trash collection is getting back on schedule following snowstorm

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Jan. 9, 2018 - The city's Public Works Department says trash collection is getting back on schedule after being disrupted by last week's snowfall. Crews hope to finish Monday and Tuesday routes by Wednesday night, putting Thursday collection back on Thurs...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Bridge dedication set for King Holiday on Monday; King-Hampton Heroes design approved

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Jan. 10, 2018 - The plaque marking the renaming a Hampton bridge in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be unveiled in a brief public ceremony Monday, Jan. 15, at 1 p.m.

The measure to rename the bridge on Mercury Boulevard that leads to Fort...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 10, 2018

For the Record: Rules on junk cars in neighborhoods tightened by City Council

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Jan. 9, 2018 - Residents who have been keeping broken-down cars on their property need to either get rid of them or get working on them.

In response to complaints from residents, City Council has mandated that cars parked on private property must be in ope...

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

DMV Connect could make it more convenient to get your license, registration and more

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Jan. 9, 2018 - DMV Connect, an alternative to using a regular DMV customer service center, will be in the lobby of the Ruppert Sargent Building, 1 Franklin St., from 9 a.m .-4 p.m. on the following Mondays:  Jan. 29, March 19, May 14, July 16, Se...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Weather Service issues blizzard warning for Hampton roads starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday

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Jan. 3, 2017 - The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Hampton and much of Hampton Roads from 7 p.m. today through 1 p.m. Thursday. The predicted snowfall for Hampton is now in the 8-12 inch range. Travel is expected to be dangerous...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Snow predictions increase; libraries & parks to close at 5 p.m. Wednesday

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Jan. 3, 2018 - Hampton's snowfall total could hit 8 inches, the National Weather Service said overnight, with snow beginning between 4-6 p.m. Wednesday and falling steadily by 7 p.m. 

Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting said Wednesday morning that p...

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Watch for updates * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 2, 2018

Public Works plans to pretreat roads ahead of winter storm forecast for Wednesday

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Jan. 2, 2018 - Hampton's Public Works Department will begin pretreating roads today in preparation for a winter storm that could bring 3-5 inches of snow to the area.

The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a winter storm watch from 1 p.m. Wed...

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* Hampton City News