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Posted on: June 28, 2022

City offices closed July 4 for Independence Day

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Here’s a look at how these city offices, departments, or services will be affected by the Independence Day holiday on Monday, July 4.

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Groovin' by the Bay concerts move downtown

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

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

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

City offices closed Monday for Juneteenth observance

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June 14, 2022 - City offices will close Monday, June 20, to observe the Juneteenth holiday. Trash and recycling pickups will move to Wednesday, June 22. Parks will remain open. See complete list.

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

City offices will be closed for Memorial Day holiday

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All city offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, in recognition of Memorial Day. Trash collection scheduled for Monday will be done on Wednesday, June 1.

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 9, 2022

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Buckroe Beach Farmers Market opens for the season on May 7

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May 2, 2022 — The weekly Buckroe Beach Farmers Market will open for the season on Saturday, May 7, and will continue through the end of October.

 The market, located along South 1st Street near E. Pembroke Avenue, brings together local v...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Driveway grant applications open for those affected by new parking rule

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

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Bluebird Gap Farm named 'best family-friendly day trip' in Virginia

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April 26, 2022 — A website dedicated to living on a budget has identified Bluebird Gap Farm in Hampton as “the best family-friendly day trip” in Virginia.

In a blog post on the website cheapism.com, writer Mary Shustack picked...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 5, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Hampton History Museum names courtyard for Jimmy and Midge Eason

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 22, 2022

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 26, 2022

Assessments in Hampton continue to follow increases in the housing market

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 8, 2021

City Council backs NASA Deputy Director Michelle Ferebee for interim seat

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

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 29, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

State grant will help boost entrepreneurship and support 'makers'

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

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

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

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

Hampton was the firs...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

It's Food Truck Friday!

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July 1, 2022 — Today’s Food Truck Friday vendors are Munchies n’ Such and Kona Ice, available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Honor Park (the plaza between City Hall and Police HQ).Munchies n’ Such has added new items to ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

City Manager's Message June 2: Surprise Fun!

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June 2, 2022 — In her latest post, the city manager updates employees on how to pick up Peninsula Pilots tickets and Food Truck Fridays!

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

City Manager's Message April 13: Manager's Recommended Budget and pay raises

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April 13, 2022 — In her latest post, the city manager updates employees on the Manager’s Recommended Budget and increasing employee compensation.

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Wear blue in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month

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March 29, 2022 – In support of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Hampton’s Healthy Families staff invites city employees to join them in wearing blue Friday, April 1, and to join them at noon in Mill Point Park, where pinwheels wi...

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Posted on: March 14, 2022

Be alert for cyberattacks that use current events to gain access

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March 14, 2022 — The Internet Technology team advises employees to be on alert for cyberattacks that may attempt to take advantage of public interest and global concerns related to the Russian military invasion of Ukraine. History has shown that...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

City Manager's Message March 2: Masks optional; regular Covid-19 testing ends

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March 2, 2022 — In her latest post, the city manager updates employees on the city's latest Covid-19 policies.

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

City Council honors retiring directors Wanda Rogers and Valerie Gardner for their service

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Dec. 8, 2021 — City Council honored 2 department heads retiring after long careers with Hampton. Together, they represent 89 years of service to the residents of Hampton.

Wanda Rogers has working in Hampton’s social services department since 1976, becoming...

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** Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Use Customer Delight program to reward co-workers for great service

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Have you seen a co-worker do a great job? Do you know someone in the city who goes out of their way — every day  to make customers happy? Don’t keep it to yourself. Say something about it and help us recognize the great work of city employees!

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Posted on: January 3, 2022

City Manager's Message Jan. 3: Winter Weather Delayed Opening & COVID Updates

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Nov 23, 2021 — In her latest post, the city manager notifies employees of delayed opening due to inclement weather and the authorization of teleworking due to the rise in COVID cases. 

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Assessors will conduct property inspections around Hampton

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June 15, 2022 — During the next several months, appraisers from the Office of the Assessor of Real Estate will conduct comprehensive neighborhood field reviews throughout the city. 

These reviews are in addition to reviews of specific pr...

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Posted on: August 1, 2016

Watch video to learn more about the real estate appraiser and the assessment process

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This video provides an overview of the role of the real estate appraiser and the assessment process.

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Posted on: June 18, 2013

Game Cancellation Hotline: (757) 727-6251

For information on game cancellations, please call (757) 727-6251

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Peninsula Home-Based Business Network: 2022 Lunch & Learn Series

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July 13th HOMEBASED BUSINESS & ONLINE SALES: Speaker: Joey Pocan, Small Business Administration

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

757 Makerspace opens new location at Fort Monroe

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April 1, 2022 - The Norfolk-based 757 Makerspace opened its new location this morning on the grounds of Fort Monroe with a ribbon-cutting ceremony  attended by owner Beau Turner and several Hampton city leaders.

The creative studio and workspace o...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

2022 Home-based Business Lunch & Learn Series

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Join us the 2nd Wednesday, April through September from Noon-1:00PM. Sessions will feature virtual networking, a keynote speaker and Q&A.

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Hampton-based VersAbility Resources wins its largest federal contract

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Nov. 5, 2021 — Hampton-based VersAbility Resources Inc. has been awarded its largest contract, which could potentially total $126 million.

VersAbility is already the prime contractor for leading food on ships for the U.S. Navy at seven locations ...

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Sea Level Rise: Charting a Course for Hampton’s Future - Monday, June 12, 7-8 pm

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Hampton faces a present and growing threat of flooding.  With more than 124 miles of navigable shorelines, sea level rise and expanding floodplains are expected create a drastic change in our City’s land mass over the century to come. W...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Hampton Carousel Closed

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The Hampton Carousel needs repair and is not operational. The building will be closed until further notice. However, special viewings of the stationary carousel can be made by appointment, in advance, by calling the Hampton History Museum at 757-727-6806....

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Bill Jenkins and The Virginia Mountain Boys - Wednesday, July 20, 6-8 pm!

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Singer, song-writer, and cross-picking guitar virtuoso Bill Jenkins, member of the Virginia Musical Museum Hall of Fame, and his string band, the Virginia Mountain Boys, bring to life the authentic music of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, including ea...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Join us in observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month

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March 29, 2022 – In support of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Hampton’s Healthy Families staff invites you to join them on Friday, April 1 at noon in Mill Point Park where pinwheels will be planted in observance. 

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

2022 Summer Camp Registration is Full

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June 8, 2022 - Registration for Hampton Parks and Recreation Summer Camp is full at all community center locations. Interested parents can put their name on a waitlist, and in the event a spot opens up, the parent will be contacted. To put your name on th...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

18 or older and looking for a summer job? Visit Parks hiring fair Saturday

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May 11, 2022 - If you are 18 or older and looking for a summer job, the city's Parks and Rec department could make you an offer at their hiring event on Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The jobs are with the summer camp program, at various l...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Water quality updates for Hampton's beaches: Know before you go

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July 8, 2021 - Beach water samples for all of Hampton's public beaches have met the state's water quality standards.

The Hampton Health Department tests samples of water at several public beach locations throughout the summer season. A sw...

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Posted on: July 27, 2016

Drainage project under way to relieve flooding in Merrimac Shores neighborhood

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July 27, 2016 - Work continues on a new Public Works drainage project in the Merrimac Shores neighborhood. The project is designed to divert stormwater under the roadway instead of across it, helping to reduce flooding that frequently blocks Catesby Jones...Read on...

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

Voter Registrar's office has moved to downtown

The Voter Registrar's office has moved from its previous location on Commerce Drive in the Coliseum Central area to downtown. It's in the old courthouse at 101 Kings Way 23669.

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