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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Hampton to host drive-through Covid testing Thursday, Feb. 3

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Jan. 27, 2023 - Hampton and the Virginia Department of Health are partnering to provide drive-through free Covid testing to anyone 5 and up. The tests will be the PCR lab tests, which are more accurate than rapid tests but take longer to get results.

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

VEER Music Awards event puts spotlight on Hampton

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Jan. 27, 2022 – In 2020, VEER Magazine’s local music awards came to Hampton and brought almost 1,000 people to The Vanguard Brewpub and Distillery. In surveying the crowd that night, the city’s Economic Development Department determined that close to 90 p...

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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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Posted on: January 24, 2022

Grants of up to $10,000 are available for youth and young adult programs

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Jan. 20, 2022 - Midyear grants of up to $10,000 are available to nonprofit groups working to better the lives of youth and young adults. The additional grants are part of the Youth Opportunities Mini-Grant Program, which began 2012.

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

UPDATE: Libraries, park, museum to reopen Sunday

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Jan. 22 - Hampton's libraries and parks will reopen on Sunday as the city and its roadways get back to normal following a snowstorm.

All public libraries will operate for normal business hours on Sunday. All parks,  including Bluebird Gap...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 19, 2022

Hampton has salt, brine treatments ready

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Jan. 19, 2022 – Hampton’s winter weather treatment facility has stockpiled thousands of gallons of brine, salt and other chemicals that will be used to treat the city’s roadways and bridges both before and during the winter s...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Want to see a space-themed playground at Air Power Park? Give input for our grant application

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Jan. 13, 2022 - The Hampton History Museum is seeking grants for a space-themed playground at Air Power Park, as well as other improvements.  We would like your input as part of that grant.

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

City closings and services affected by Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday

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All city offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Here is a look at how Hampton offices and services will be affected. See the full list here.

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

City Council adds Michelle Ferebee as interim member

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Jan. 12, 2022 – The Hampton City Council filled its vacant seat on Wednesday when Michelle Ferebee was sworn in to replace, on an interim basis, former Councilwoman Chris Snead, who resigned on Jan. 1 when she was sworn in as the city’...

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Posted on: January 8, 2022

State to open Covid-19 testing site in Newport News beginning Monday

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Jan. 8, 2022 - The Virginia Department of Health will add a Covid-19 testing center to its vaccination clinic in Newport News, beginning Monday, Jan. 10. The testing center will be open by appointment from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Federal relief funds available to Hampton homeowners affected by Covid-19

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Jan. 5, 2021 — Hampton residents who have suffered financial hardship due to the Covid-19 pandemic can seek assistance through the Virginia Mortgage Relief Program. The program, which uses $250 million in federal relief funds, was established to help resi...

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Learn more about the mortgage relief program ... * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Free city calendars available with key dates, city landmarks

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Jan. 4, 2022 — Hampton city calendars for 2022 are available at city facilities while supplies last. The calendars feature original artwork of the landmarks that comprise the city's branding icons and have dates for key events in the city.

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Digital 2022 Hampton wall calendar (PDF) ... * Hampton City News
Posted on: December 27, 2021

Hampton to receive $9 million in grants from state’s flood preparedness program

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Dec. 27, 2021 - The City of Hampton will receive more than $9 million in grants to deal with sea level rise and extreme weather as part of an ongoing statewide effort by the Virginia Community Flood Prevention Fund.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 9, 2021

City Council passes resolution to honor Chris Snead as she prepares to leave council

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Dec. 8, 2021 — City Council unanimously passed a resolution thanking Councilwoman Chris Snead for her service, as she prepares to begin her third career with the city.

Snead has won three elections to City Council since 2012. Prior to that, she w...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

City Council backs NASA Deputy Director Michelle Ferebee for interim seat

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 7, 2021

Governor comes to Hampton to introduce state coastal resiliency plan

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Dec. 7, 2021 - Gov. Ralph Northam visited Hampton on Tuesday afternoon for a ceremony in which he introduced the inaugural Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Plan to address climate change and its effects on the commonwealth. 

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 2, 2021

Installation of new bus stop shelters continues, with ribbon-cutting Friday

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Dec. 2, 2021 - Hampton Roads Transit has installed 16 new bus shelters in Hampton this year, and will mark those upgrades with a ceremonial ribbon cutting Friday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m.

The event will take place at 81st Street and Orcutt Avenue in Hampton wher...

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Bus routes, travel information * Hampton City News
Posted on: November 16, 2021

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

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

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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: October 12, 2021

Hampton only midsize Virginia city named among 100 safest in America

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Hampton is the only midsize Virginia city to be named one of the 100 safest in America. Midsize cities are those with populations between 100,000 and 300,000. Large cities were those above 300,000, and small cities have between 10,000 and 99,999. (Towns o...

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Posted on: October 11, 2021

State grants will help Hampton address flooding

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Oct. 6, 2021 - The City of Hampton received three state grants worth a total of $433,164 for projects that address impacts of flooding, sea-level rise, and extreme weather, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday. 

Hampton’s grants were among $7.8 mi...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 25, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Hampton 5th-grader donates pet toys to Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter

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Feb. 5, 2021 - Ten-year-old Connor Shepherd, a Hampton fifth-grader, spent time acquiring toys -- but not for himself. He recently obtained a large amount of donations for the dogs, cats, hamsters and more at the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter.

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Hampton ranks as one of the Top 15 most affordable beach towns

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Feb. 1, 2021 - Hampton has once again ranked as one of the most affordable beach towns in the country, according to SmartAsset.com. Hampton stands out as a value, especially in the mid-Atlantic region.

The 10 most affordable beach towns are all in Mississi...

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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: January 28, 2022

City facilities - parks, community centers, libraries - will be closed Saturday

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Jan. 28, 2022 - Hampton's libraries, parks, community centers, and pools will be closed Saturday. That includes the Hampton History Museum, golf courses, Bluebird Gap Farm, and Air Power Park. Only essential employees should report.

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

Sign up for Defensive Driving Course scheduled for Feb. 9

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Jan. 25, 2022 — Hampton's Risk Management Department is offering a Defensive Driving Course on Wednesday, Feb. 9. The class is open for all city employees and is designed for employees who operate a city vehicle or who would like a refresher on driver saf...

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Register here ... ** Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: January 20, 2022

UPDATE: City parks, libraries, community centers will be closed Saturday, Jan. 22

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UPDATE: All parks, museums, libraries and community centers will be closed on Saturday. Officials are warning people to stay off the roads, after a predicted overnight snowfall.

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

City Manager's Message Jan. 20: City closing at 4 p.m., winter weather update

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Jan. 20, 2022 — As you know, our area is projected to have a significant winter weather event beginning later today. With the prediction that road conditions could begin to worsen in the early evening, Hampton will close its offices, libraries, ...

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Read the blog post ... ** Hampton Employee Connection
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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** Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: December 7, 2021

The Mayor's Book Club is asking for volunteers and sponsors

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Dec. 7, 2021 — The Hampton Mayor's Book Club is asking for more volunteer readers and sponsors after a significant drop in funding and classroom readers from the impact of Covid-19. 

The Mayor's Book Club is a city literacy program funded...

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More information about the Mayor's Book Club .. ** Hampton Employee Connection
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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Read the blog post ... ** Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: November 24, 2021

City Manager's Message Nov. 23: Citizen Satisfaction Bonus

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Nov 23, 2021 — In her latest post, the city manager announced this years annual Citizen Satisfaction Bonus, for full time and part time employees. This announcement wraps up  the city's celebration of November as National Gratitude Month, and is ...

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Read the blog post ... ** Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: November 29, 2021

Director of Criminal Justice Agency presented Outstanding Service Award for VCCJA Leadership

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Nov 29, 2021 — While attending the Virginia Community Criminal Justice Association's (VCCJA) 25th Anniversary Training Conference, Marcus Dennis, the Director of the Hampton/Newport News Criminal Justice Agency, was presented with the O...

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

City Manager's Message Nov. 16: COVID Appreciation Bonus

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Nov 16, 2021 — In her latest post, the city manager announced a one-time COVID Appreciation Bonus, for full time and part time employees. This announcement, as well as last weeks surprise Wellness Administrative Day, is part of the city&apos...

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Read the blog post ... ** Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: November 8, 2021

City Manager's Message Nov. 8: Update on Mandatory Covid-19 testing progress

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Oct 8, 2021 — In her latest post, the city manager updates employees on the Covid-19 Mandatory Testing Program that began Oct. 11. As of Monday, Nov. 8, 2,264 employees have submitted their certification status. Of that number 1,915 or 85% emplo...

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Read the blog post ... ** Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Benefits: Open Enrollment is Coming!

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At the City of Hampton, we know how important it is to have comprehensive, affordable health benefits. That’s why we offer competitive plans that can provide protection, peace of mind, and savings. It’s time for you to begin thinking about your 2022 benef...

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** Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: October 8, 2021

City Manager's Message Oct. 8: Mandatory Covid-19 testing info

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Oct 8, 2021 — In her latest post, the city manager updates employees on the Covid-19 Mandatory Testing Program. First she congratulates employees on an 82% vaccination rate, based on employee responses. The Mandatory Testing Program will allow u...

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

City Manager's Message Sept. 30: Covid-19 testing update, new deadline

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Sept. 30, 2021 — In her latest post, the city manager updates employees on the Covid-19 Testing Certification process and thanks the 89% of employees who have submitted their responses by the deadline. The deadline for the remainder of employees...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

City Manager's Message Sept. 17: Vaccination status form, weekly testing

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Sept. 17, 2021 — In her latest post, the city manager updates city employees on efforts to begin mandatory weekly Covid-19 testing next month. The start date has been pushed back to Monday, Oct. 11. Several of you have contacted me directly with...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Hampton 5th-grader donates pet toys to Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter

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Feb. 5, 2021 - Ten-year-old Connor Shepherd, a Hampton fifth-grader, spent time acquiring toys -- but not for himself. He recently obtained a large amount of donations for the dogs, cats, hamsters and more at the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter.

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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: February 3, 2021

Book an appointment online for permits and zoning

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Feb. 3, 2021 - Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, effective January 13, 2021 the City of Hampton has moved to an appointment-only scheduling system to access City Hall. You can now schedule a convenient appointment online by visiting https://go.o...

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

VEER Music Awards event puts spotlight on Hampton

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Jan. 27, 2022 – In 2020, VEER Magazine’s local music awards came to Hampton and brought almost 1,000 people to The Vanguard Brewpub and Distillery. In surveying the crowd that night, the city’s Economic Development Department determined that close to 90 p...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Request for Real Estate Proposals at Fort Monroe

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Unique, 360-degree views of the Chesapeake Bay and Fort Monroe historic stone ramparts are your backdrops for an adaptive reuse: stimulating campus, creative business, or residential environment.

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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: January 26, 2022

"The Dixie 3" Film Premiere Week, February 21-27

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For Nurses By Nurses Productions announces its upcoming public release of the docudrama, “The Dixie 3: A Story on Civil Rights in Nursing,” with a free, week-long showing at the Hampton History Museum February 21-27.

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Want to see a space-themed playground at Air Power Park? Give input for our grant application

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Jan. 13, 2022 - The Hampton History Museum is seeking grants for a space-themed playground at Air Power Park, as well as other improvements.  We would like your input as part of that grant.

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

A House Built by Slaves: African American Visitors to the Lincoln White House - Virtual Talk 2/7

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Virtual Book Launch!A House Built by Slaves: African American Visitors to the Lincoln White HouseFacebook Live Debut—Monday, February 7, 7 pmIn his new book, Christopher Newport University professor Jonathan White explores the remarkabl...

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

Historic Black Beaches: Bay Shore Beach and Other Memorable Sands

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African Americans in many waterfront communities — denied access to public beaches pooled resources to create their own coastal retreats. Many became vacation destinations featuring hotels, music halls and amusement parks. All created special memories, ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

Revolutionary Hampton Virtual Series

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Stay tuned for a video series created by Hampton History Museum staff that explores the people and events in and around Hampton during the American War for Independence. 
Here is some of what you’ll discover:
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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Registration is open for Hampton before-school, after-school programs offered by Healthy Families

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Aug. 5, 2021 — Registration is now open for Hampton Healthy Families' before-school and after-school programs. They offer trained professional staff, quality activities, games, homework assistance, nutritious snacks, enrichment activities, and more.

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Fall and winter programs now open for registration

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Hampton Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services is excited to start accepting registrations for a variety of fun and engaging programs and activities at centers throughout Hampton! Sign up today! 

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Hampton Parks & Rec after-school programs open for registration

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Sept. 2, 2021 -- Now that school is set to start again, Hampton continues to offer valuable after-school programs, including:

Beyond the Bell: From 2-6 p.m., Monday-Friday, students can get homework help, play group games, and more at the Fort Monroe, West...

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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: May 7, 2021

Modifications to Police Services

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Police headquarters will resume normal operations. Police Headquarters will be open to the public, and all police services to include records and property will follow regular procedures. Digital copies of reports will no longe...

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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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