News Flash

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 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 lo...

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* 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 8, 2018

Watch the movie 'The Great Debaters,' then join a conversation about diversity

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Nov. 8, 2018 - Watch the movie 'The Great Debaters' on Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Main Library,  then join a conversation about diversity, unity and inclusion.

"The Great Debaters" is the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor who for...

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Watch the trailer * 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 22, 2018

Applications accepted starting Oct. 22 for Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory group

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Oct. 22, 2018 - Starting Oct. 22 and ending Nov. 9, the city will accept applications for Hampton's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.

The committee will provide advice to city staff on bicycle and pedestrian-related matters and assist in implement...

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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 23, 2018

Hosts sought for the Adopt an Airman program serving Langley Air Force Base

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Oct. 23, 2018 - The holidays are approaching and Hampton's Adopt an Airman program is in urgent need of hosts and host families to provide a much-needed home away from home for young men and women in the Air Force.  Adopt an Airman provides them ...

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More information, guide * 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 15, 2018

Due to weather, schedule conflicts, Home Repair Blitz has been postponed

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Oct. 17, 2018 - Due to the weather forecast and scheduling problems, the Home Repair Blitz set for this weekend has been postponed until May 4.

The twice-a-year Blitz is a chance for the elderly, disabled, veterans or low-income residents to get help makin...

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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 1, 2018

Watch the movie 'Girls Rising,' then discuss diversity, unity and inclusion

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Oct. 1, 2018 — Watch the movie "Girls Rising" – about empowering young women – at 6 p.m. on Oct. 8 at Hampton's main library, then join a talk on diversity, unity and inclusion.

The Citizens' Unity Commission and the Hampton Public Library partne...

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More about Citizens' Unity Commission * 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 19, 2018

'Civil War Journey: The Maps and Sketches of Private Robert Sneden' - opens Nov. 3

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Sept. 20, 2018 - "Civil War Journey: The Maps and Sketches of Private Robert Sneden," is an extraordinary touring exhibition organized by the Virginia Museum of History & Culture. It opens Nov. 3 at the Hampton History Museum, 120 Old Hampto...

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Like the Hampton History Museum on Facebook! * 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

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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.

I...

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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.

In a...

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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 11, 2018

DMV Connect, the portable motor vehicles service, will be at Ruppert Sargent July 16

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July 11, 2018 - DMV Connect, the portable outreach program that serves as an alternative to a brick-and-mortar DMV customer service center, will be in the lobby of the Ruppert Sargent Building, 1 Franklin St., on Monday, July 16, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Servic...

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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 30, 2018

Remember: Deadline to pay your real estate, personal property taxes is June 5

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May 30, 2018 - Tuesday, June 5, is the deadline for paying real estate and personal property (and business) taxes. 

Tax payments can be mailed, dropped off at 1 Franklin St., or paid online here.  

As the deadline approaches, the call volu...

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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 16, 2018

Sign up now for the Mayor's Cup blood drive

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May 15, 2018 — Sign up for the Mayor's Cup Blood Drives, and help Hampton in a friendly competition for the most donations in the area, Thursday, June 7, at City Hall, 22 Lincoln St., 8 a.m.-2 p.m., and Wednesday, June 27, at the Ruppert Sargent...

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More information * 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 25, 2018

Registration open for Virginia Rules Camp to help teens learn about the law

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April 26, 2018 - Registration is now open for the Virginia Rules Camp, a statewide, law-themed summer day camp for rising students in grades 6 through 8. The camp offers young people a fun and healthy week learning about Virginia laws and building positiv...

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More information * 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: April 24, 2018

Register now! Classes start May 10 for level I of Hampton Diversity College

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April 24, 2018 - Attend Hampton Diversity College and learn more about diversity, unity and inclusion. Sponsored by the Citizens' Unity Commission, Diversity College is a multi-level, interactive program that concentrates on increasing your knowledge abou...

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Register * 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: February 23, 2018

Here's a chance to 'Walk Hampton Clean' and help the environment on April 21-28

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March 6,  2018 - Area individuals, businesses and groups are invited to Walk Hampton Clean April 21-28, anytime between sunrise and sunset.

Designed to coincide with Earth Day, which is April 22, and organized by Hampton's Clean City Commission, W...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 13, 2018

Community Center Spring Break camps offer fun for students, quality for parents

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March 13, 2018 - Spring Break camps offers students an opportunity to participate in fun activities while schools are closed from April 2-6. And they offer working parents the comfort of knowing that fun is supervised.

Programs are available for youth ages...

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* 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

New installation "NASA: Hampton Takes Flight" opens at the museum

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March 20, 2018 - The story of Hampton’s leading role in aeronautics and space exploration is presented in the exhibit “NASA: Hampton Takes Flight.” 

In this update to the museum’s Hampton History Galleries, visitors can experience 100 years of NAS...

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Additional Info... * 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 14, 2018

Hampton forecasts revenue for next year, names new center for Mary Jackson

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March 14, 2018 - Hampton should have about $4.1 million more money to spend next year, predicted Finance Director Karl Daughtrey at City Council's afternoon work session. Of that, about $1.1 million is locked in for specific uses -- mostly schools -- and ...

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* 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 27, 2018

Help Hampton shape the future of Air Power Park at public meeting on March 29

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Feb. 27, 2018 - Tell us what you think and help shape the future of a city landmark by coming to a "ReThink Air Power Park" meeting on Thursday, March 29, from 7-8 p.m. at the Hampton History Museum.

"As we explore the possibilities for Air ...

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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 12, 2018

Tell us which programs, services you value most for Fiscal Year 2019

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Feb. 12, 2018 - It's time to start talking about Hampton's spending priorities for the 2019 fiscal year. 

Every year, the city manager and her staff reach out to the community to discuss which programs and services residents value most. This year'...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Capstan Bar Brewing Company, Hampton’s latest craft microbrewery, opened Feb. 15

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Feb. 15, 2018 – Capstan Bar Brewing Company, a family-owned and nautical-themed microbrewery, had a soften opening Feb. 15, launching five flagship beers.

The Connolly family spent more than two years developing and planning, hoping to remain true to the v...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 12, 2018

Contest encourages young people to create videos that will help stop the violence in city

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Feb. 12, 2018 - Can you or someone you know create a winning video against violence? “Don’t Sit in Silence, Stop the Violence” is the name of a contest for all current high school students in Hampton and Newport News that beg...

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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 9, 2018

The Vanguard Brewpub and Distillery to open Saturday, Feb. 10

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Feb. 9, 2018 - The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery is set to open its doors to the public Saturday, Feb. 10, a year after development and construction kickoff.Located on North King Street, the 18,500-square-foot former armory was built in 1936 and stood...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 7, 2018

For The Record: What is Hampton doing about flooding in the city?

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Feb. 7, 2018 - Hampton experiences both rainfall flooding from heavy and intense storms, and tidal flooding from storm systems that essentially push water from the ocean and the bay into rivers and ditches. Because many parts of the city are low-lying, th...

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* 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 24, 2018

Council looking for volunteers to serve on Hampton boards, commissions

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Jan. 24, 2018 - City Council is looking for potential candidates to fill vacancies on Hampton's many boards and commissions, including the Wetlands Board, Clean City Commission and Neighborhood Commission. You must be a resident of Hampton to serve on any...

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Application and board information * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 29, 2018

City Council honors longstanding businesses during special ceremony

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Jan. 29, 2018 - City Council recently honored eight longstanding Hampton businesses that celebrated milestone anniversaries in 2017. Together, the businesses have 455 years of continued success in Hampton. The awards were part of the Council Spotlight Awa...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 24, 2018

Sign up now for Citizen Police Academy and learn more about how officers do their jobs

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Jan. 24, 2018 - Learn more about what it takes to keep Hampton citizens safe by signing up for the Citizen Police Academy. Registration deadline is Feb. 26 . Classes begin on March 12.

The 12-week program includes discussions about ethics, laws, community-...

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More information on the Academy * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 24, 2018

For The Record: Coyote sightings have increased recently in Hampton Roads

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Jan. 24, 2018 - Coyotes have been in Hampton Roads for years. However, there’s been an uptick in sightings lately, and some residents are worried.

For the record, coyotes provide some benefits. They eat rats, raccoons and other small mammals &...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 24, 2018

Hampton home values inch upward; tax base gets boost from new construction

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Jan. 24, 2018 – The total value of property in Hampton increased by $101 million last year, City Assessor Brian Gordineer told City Council Wednesday afternoon. About two-thirds of that increase came from growth and new construction, which occurred in all...

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Assessor's office * 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 15, 2018

Bridge to Fort Monroe renamed for MLK Jr.; honors Baker, Mallory and Townsend

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Jan. 15, 2018 - Nearly 100 people braved freezing temperatures and a brisk wind Monday afternoon to see the Mercury Boulevard bridge to Fort Monroe renamed for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The renaming also honored three enslaved black men who escaped from ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 15, 2018

Go hunting for dinosaur eggs, then go see Discover the Dinosaurs: Time Trek

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Jan. 12, 2018 - Dinosaurs are returning to Hampton, and everybody is invited to join the hunt for 12 seven-inch dinosaurs "eggs" that will be hidden throughout the city starting Monday and continuing through Friday.

Each egg will contain four tic...

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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 17, 2018

Snow and ice causing slippery roads; city to delay opening until 11 a.m. Thursday

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Jan. 17, 2018 - About 2 inches of snow fell on Hampton Wednesday afternoon and evening, and dropping temperatures left roads icy. All city offices and facilities will have a delayed opening on Thursday until 11 a.m. to allow time for city crews and warmer...

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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

Hampton Council adjusts building requirements for lots limited by Chesapeake Bay buffer zones

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Jan. 10, 2018 - Hampton City Council approved a more flexible plan to help people build on lots that contain land where development is limited by the Chesapeake Bay buffer zones.Those buffer zones — mandated by the state Chesapeake Bay Preservat...

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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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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 9, 2018

City offices, schools, will be closed Monday for MLK Day; state closed Friday, Monday

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Jan. 9, 2018 - City schools and most city offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, 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 Friday, Jan. ...

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Closing list * Hampton City News
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 7, 2018

Hampton offices open Monday; trash collection resumes Tuesday

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Jan. 7, 2017 - Hampton city offices and facilities will open as usual on Monday now that main roads are cleared, said City Manager Mary Bunting. However, icy neighborhood roads will keep schools closed and delay trash collections for one more day.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 5, 2018

Libraries, parks, centers to remain closed this weekend; main roads better but cold continues

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Jan. 5, 2018 – Libraries, parks and community centers will remain closed this weekend. Despite significant progress clearing the city's busiest roads Friday, neighborhood streets remain piled or packed with snow. The weather service issued another overnig...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Most city offices will be closed Friday as Public Works continues clearing roads

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Jan. 4, 2018 – Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting said Thursday evening that city offices will be closed Friday, as Public Works and other city employees continue clearing streets of heavy snow that began falling late Wednesday. Hampton City Schools have a...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Schools closed Friday; blizzard warning extended to 6 p.m. Thursday

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Jan. 4, 2018 - Hampton Public Works crews continued clearing major streets Thursday afternoon, while gusting winds and low temperatures made most driving difficult. Plows are being escorted by city police, and residents are encouraged to stay off the road...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Most city offices, services, schools will be closed Thursday; state of emergency declared

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Jan. 3, 2018 - Most city offices and services will be closed Thursday for all but emergency personnel because of the winter storm, said City Manager Mary Bunting. Trash collection for Thursday has been canceled.

In the face of a major storm and blizzard wa...

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* 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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More information * Hampton City News
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
Posted on: December 29, 2017

VDOT set to begin new tolling on the 64 Express Lanes on Wednesday, Jan. 10

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Dec. 29, 2017 - Starting Wednesday, Jan. 10, the Virginia Department of Transportation will begin tolling motorists on the 64 Express Lanes during normal operating hours (5-9 a.m. westbound and 2-6 p.m. eastbound Monday through Friday). During that time, ...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: December 29, 2017

Former mayor Molly Ward returns to serve as Hampton treasurer

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Jan. 2, 2018 - Effective Jan. 1, former Mayor Molly Ward returned to serve Hampton as the new city treasurer. Ward ran unopposed this fall to fill the term of former treasurer Robert Williams. The fall election also saw Anton Bell re-elected as commonweal...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 28, 2017

Winter shelter program is available for the homeless as cold sweeps area

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Dec. 28, 2017 - A Night's Welcome, the winter shelter program provided by Hampton Roads Ecumenical Lodging and Provisions, or H.E.L.P., is up and running to help keep the homeless in Hampton out of the cold. 

As part of A Night's Welcome, area con...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: December 26, 2017

Classes start Jan. 18 for the next Level I sessions of Hampton Diversity College

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Dec. 27, 2017 - Attend Hampton Diversity College and learn more about diversity, unity and inclusion. Sponsored by the Citizens' Unity Commission, Diversity College is a multi-level, interactive program that concentrates on increasing your knowledge about...

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Register * Hampton City News
Posted on: December 21, 2017

Bluebird Gap Farm's beautiful new quarter horse colt is named ... Hamilton

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Dec. 21, 2017 - The voting is over and one of the latest additions to Bluebird Gap Farm is named... Hamilton. The colt was born earlier this year and the farm chose the name after more than 900 votes were counted. The name was announced Thursday afternoon...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 15, 2017

Hampton and the region helping to reduce homelessness in Hampton Roads

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Dec. 15, 2017 - Hampton participates in the Greater Virginia Peninsula Homelessness Consortium, which gathers governments and non-profits in the region to work together to reduce homelessness. For the record, they’ve made major gains between 2011 and 2017...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Council discusses spending priorities, audit report, dance school expansion

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Dec. 14, 2017 - City Council met all day on Wednesday, spending the morning discussing strategic priorities - big-ticket items that will likely require bond financing.

These are projects in addition to the traditional five-year capital projects. An analysi...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Homelessness consortium plans vigil to remember those who died in the past year

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Dec. 14, 2017 - Members and supporters of the Greater Virginia Peninsula Homelessness Consortium, including service providers, religious leaders and others, will gather at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 21, at Langley Christian Church, 175 Fox Hill Road, to ...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: December 13, 2017

Sentara CarePlex Hospital's maternity center opens Dec. 31, now open for tours

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Dec. 13, 2017 - Sentara CarePlex Hospital held a ribbon cutting Tuesday, Dec. 12, for the Family Maternity Center that will officially open Dec. 31, 2017. The center will feature seven labor & delivery, recovery and postpartum (LDRP) suites.

Interim pr...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 8, 2017

Waterworks to take down Fox Hill and Phoebus water storage tanks

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Dec. 8, 2017 – The views are about to change in the Fox Hill and Phoebus areas. The Waterworks Department, owned by the City of Newport News, will begin demolishing the out-of-service water storage tanks located there beginning this winter.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 6, 2017

Dial 3-1-1 to report a problem, thank an employee or ask for more information

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Dec. 6, 2017 - Whether you want to report a pothole, find out about the next trash pickup, or thank a city employee for a job well done, you can reach the Citizen Contact Center by calling  3-1-1 (757-727-8311 from your cell phone). Advocates are...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Parades by land and by sea highlight a long list of holiday events in Hampton

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Dec. 1, 2017 - From lift off to markets and mistletoe tours, Hampton has a number of upcoming events designed to keep you in the holiday mood.

Lift Off refers to the annual Holly Days parade, which will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, starting at 7 p.m. The the...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: November 30, 2017

Police officers talk about their experiences helping in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico

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Nov. 30, 2017 - Five Hampton police officers who spent two weeks serving as police officers in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico talk about their experiences in a police department video that's available online. "I'll always remember this experience and I th...

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Posted on: November 29, 2017

For The Record: Hampton getting national attention for history, future

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Nov. 29, 2017 - Hampton was the setting for the nationally acclaimed book and movie “Hidden Figures,” the story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and other African-American female mathematicians who helped NASA get to the moon. And Hampt...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Road improvements - including new curbs, crosswalks - begin on South Mallory Street

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Nov. 17, 2017 - Pembroke Construction Company has been awarded the contract for road improvements on South Mallory Street from East Sewell Avenue to East County Street. The work will include installing concrete paver sidewalks, new curbs and gutters, cros...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 16, 2017

Online presentation, survey available on new recreational vehicle storage ordinance

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Nov. 16, 2017 - An online presentation and survey is now available for Hampton residents who want to weigh in on proposed changes to city regulations regarding the storage of recreational vehicles. The current regulation allow recreational vehicles on res...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 15, 2017

Hampton Roads Center Parkway near Coliseum Central to be closed for parade

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Nov. 15, 2017 - Hampton police said Hampton Roads Center Parkway near Coliseum Central will be closed to all traffic from 6 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Nov. 18 for the 19th annual Coliseum Central Holiday Parade. Coliseum Drive between the Parkway and West Mer...

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Parade information * Hampton City News
Posted on: November 15, 2017

For The Record: Sought-after restaurants, businesses have blueprint for success

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Nov. 15, 2017 - A Sky Zone indoor trampoline entertainment center is headed to Peninsula Town Center, helping to meet demand for more family entertainment. Still, city officials hear frequent requests for specific, large, sought-after chain restaurants an...

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

Learn about police support of LGBTQ community at History Museum meeting Dec. 2

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Nov. 15, 2017 - The Citizens Unity Commission, Hampton Roads Pride and Hampton Convention & Visitors Bureau have joined the Hampton and Newport News police to host a community conversation for people who want to learn more about how the police are wor...

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More information about Unity * Hampton City News
Posted on: November 7, 2017

Community meeting planned to discuss where recreational vehicles can be parked

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Nov. 7, 2017 - Today’s recreational vehicles differ from the past and pose storage challenges for RV owners - and their neighbors. Where can they be parked on private property? Can they block sight lines? Hampton is updating regulations and want...

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View Council presentations, meeting flier * Hampton City News
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Hampton among top 10 cities for using technology to improve services

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Nov. 9, 2017 – Hampton again is ranked among 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 throughout the countr...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 9, 2017

City Council approves new efforts to make Hampton a 'work ready' community

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Nov. 8, 2017 – City Council Wednesday approved Hampton’s participation in the ACT Certified Work Ready Initiative, a national effort that focuses on building the local workforce through community-based economic development. 

Pamela Croom, workforc...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: November 1, 2017

For The Record: Bay protection zones limit what can be done in some back yards

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Nov. 1, 2017 - Before you cut down trees on your own property or build a shed or deck, you need to be aware of Chesapeake Bay regulations. Protection zones extend 200 feet from certain wetlands and waterways -- sometimes even things you don’t think of as ...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: November 6, 2017

Polls open Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Nov. 6, 2017 - Voters go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 7, statewide to elect a governor, lieutenant governor and  attorney general. Hampton voters will also select a commonwealth's attorney, sheriff, commissioner of revenue, and treasurer, as well a...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 1, 2017

Schools open, city offices, most services closed Nov. 10 in observance of Veterans Day

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Nov. 1, 2017 - Schools will be open but most city offices will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day, which is Saturday, Nov. 11.  See closing list for more information.

Closing list * Hampton City News
Posted on: October 31, 2017

Mayor Tuck highlights recent successes, paints view of Hampton's bright future

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Oct. 31, 2017 - A record crowd of more than 500 people attended this year’s Hampton State of the City address, where city and school officials presented highlights of the past fiscal year. Because the event, sponsored by the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce,...

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View the State of the City video * Hampton City News
Posted on: October 30, 2017

Peninsula Town Center expands, bringing Sky Zone trampoline park, flooring store

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Oct. 30, 2017 – Family entertainment and more retail, as well as an apartment complex and Element Hotel, are headed to Peninsula Town Center.

At a Monday groundbreaking ceremony for a 97,000-square-foot retail building currently underway, officia...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 27, 2017

Council tightens rules on junk cars; residents have until Jan. 1 to comply

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Oct. 25, 2017 - Backyard mechanics have about two months to get inoperable cars fixed, screened or at least start working on them.

In response to public complaints, City Council tightened restrictions on junk cars in residential areas. The new rules, which...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Students invited to attend Hampton Youth Forum with Mayor Tuck on Monday, Nov. 6

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Oct. 26, 2017 - Hampton's middle and high school students are invited to attend a special Hampton Youth forum - and be the voice of today and tomorrow - on Monday, Nov. 6, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Veterans conference room at the Ruppert Sargent Building, 1...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Developer chooses Hampton for new high-tech E-Commerce Center on Todds Lane

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Oct. 26, 2017 - Peninsula businessman and entrepreneur Bobby Freeman unveiled a new high-tech  E-Commerce Center at 1708 Todds Lane Thursday. He called it  a  "$15 million investment" in the people and city of Hampton ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 25, 2017

Don't forget to 'fall back' on Sunday, Nov. 5, as Daylight saving time ends

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Oct. 25, 2017 - 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. 5. Don't forget to set your clocks and watches back one...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 24, 2017

Police, sheriff, sponsor drug 'take back' day Saturday at Sentara, Carmel Center

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Oct. 24, 2017 - Hampton police and the Sheriff's Office will take part in a nationwide drug "take back" day Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Sentara Careplex Hospital, 3000 Coliseum Drive (police) and the Carmel Center, 136 Kings Way (sheriff). R...

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

Some downtown streets will be closed Saturday morning for Hampton homecoming parade

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Oct. 19, 2017 - Hampton Police remind us that the annual Hampton University Homecoming Parade will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10 a.m. As a result, no parking will be allowed Saturday from 6 a.m.-2 p.m. on King Street between Pembroke Avenue and...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 18, 2017

For The Record: Home elevation program can help stop repeat flood insurance claims

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Oct. 17, 2017 - Hampton has been awarded more than $11 million dollars over the past five years from the federal and state governments to help homeowners elevate homes that have seen repeated flooding and are expected to see more in the future.

For the rec...

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Posted on: October 17, 2017

Turn in your expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, Oct. 28

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Oct. 17, 2017 - Turn in your unused or expired medication on Saturday, Oct 28, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., when the Hampton Sheriff's Office sponsors a prescription drug take back. Working with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the Sheriff's Office wi...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 12, 2017

Monday, Oct. 16, is deadline to register to vote in Nov. 7 general election

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Oct. 12, 2017 - Monday, Oct. 16, is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 7 general election for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, House of Delegates, Hampton commonwealth's attorney, sheriff, commissioner of revenue and treasurer. &...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 11, 2017

For The Record: Get information before, after a disaster strikes

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Oct.11, 2017 – When a hurricane, snowstorm or other disaster threatens, stay up-to-date with the latest local information. For the record, you can get information in a variety of ways:

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 9, 2017

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

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Oct. 9, 2017 — 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...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: October 5, 2017

Hampton computer and virtual reality company named top minority tech firm in U.S.

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Oct. 5, 2017 - A Hampton technology company, J&F Alliance Group, has been named the 2017 Minority Technology Firm of the Year by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency. Based in downtown Hampton, J&F is a software serv...

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Learn more about J&F * Hampton City News
Posted on: October 2, 2017

More than 200 volunteers expected to take part in home repair 'blitz' Saturday

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Oct. 2, 2017 - More than 200 volunteers and nearly 30 homeowners are expected to take part in the Hampton Home Repair Blitz Saturday, Oct. 7  in the old Hampton neighborhood. The Blitz is a chance for the elderly, disabled, veterans and low-incom...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 29, 2017

Become a better neighborhood leader with Hampton Leadership Academy

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Sept. 30, 2017 - Become a better leader in your neighborhood by attending the six-session Hampton Leadership Academy - formerly known as Hampton 201 - Oct. 19 - Nov. 4. 

Enrollment is limited to 30 participants who are willing to invest their tim...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 28, 2017

You're invited to NASA Langley Research Center open house on Saturday, Oct. 21

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Sept. 30, 2017 - The public is invited to an open house at NASA Langley Research Center on Saturday, Oct. 21 to celebrate the center's 100th anniversary. 

Go inside Langley's gates to tour unique research facilities,  including wind tunne...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 27, 2017

Crawlin' Crab: Road closures this weekend due to race

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Sept. 27, 2017 - Several streets around the Hampton Coliseum and Hampton Roads Convention Center will be closed Saturday and Sunday morning when the Crawlin' Crab races return to the city. The weekend includes five different road races, a sports and fitne...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 27, 2017

For the Record: Why is the City of Hampton buying the Boo Williams Sportsplex?

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Sept. 26, 2017 - The Boo Williams Sportsplex has generated tourism and tax revenue for Hampton for 10 years, as it brings in sports players and their families for weekend tournaments. However, the partners who paid for and own the building want to sell.

Th...

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Posted on: September 26, 2017

Hurricane Maria predicted to stay offshore but cause wind, minor coastal flooding

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Sept. 26, 2017 - Hurricane Maria is expected to move north for another day before beginning to curve eastward into the Atlantic Ocean. Effects in Hampton are expected to be minor, with slightly higher winds and tides.

Boaters may see the greatest impacts, ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Mosquito spraying planned in Wythe, Rip Rap Road, Thomas Street, Seldendale areas

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Sept. 21,  2017 - Weather permitting, the Environmental Services Division of Public Works plans to conduct ultra-low volume spraying for mosquitoes this evening in the Wythe, Southampton, Rip Rap Road, Thomas Street, Seldendale/police range and F...

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Hampton named one of 15 'Under-the-radar cities you need to visit'' by Expedia blog

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Sept. 20, 2017 - Hampton has been named one of 15 "Under-the-radar cities you need to visit" by the "viewfinder" travel blog on Expedia.

Here's a sample of their recommendation: "Mid-Atlantic stunner Hampton welcomes visitors with ...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 7, 2017

Learn pet first-aid, CPR and shelter training at Northampton Community Center

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Sept. 20, 2017 - Learn pet first-aid, CPR and shelter training at the Northampton Community Center, 1435 Todds Lane, on  Saturday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Sponsored by Hampton's Community Animal Response Team, the class is free...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 20, 2017

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

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Sept. 19, 2017 - 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 locali...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 18, 2017

Plan now to visit the 5-Alarm Fire Festival & Chili Cook-Off Oct. 7 from noon-4 p.m.

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Sept. 18, 2017 - Come out to Syms Middle School on Saturday, Oct. 7 to eat some great chili and benefit the Hampton Fire Division. During the 5-Alarm Fire Festival & Chili Cook-Off you can meet  Sparky the dog, and join a host of fun activiti...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 14, 2017

Dozens attend official groundbreaking for new Hyatt Place Hotel in Hampton

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Sept. 14, 2017 - More than 50 people - including Mayor Donnie Tuck and City Manager Mary Bunting - were on hand Thursday morning at  the official groundbreaking for the new Hyatt Place Hotel at 1906 Coliseum Drive.

Before taking golden shovels in ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 14, 2017

Hampton gets $2.5 million in grants for flood mitigation, raising houses

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Sept. 14, 2017 - The City of Hampton has been awarded nearly half of $5.4 million in federal grant money that will be used to elevate or demolish residential properties in flood-prone areas of Virginia.

The flooding mitigation grants are from the Federal E...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 11, 2017

Volunteers sought to tell community about resources available after homicide

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Sept. 11, 2017 - The City of Hampton is looking for volunteers to join RESET, a program designed to inform residents about the help and resources available to community members following a homicide. 

Volunteers for RESET, or Rapid Engagement of Su...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 14, 2017

For The Record: Why are so many people panhandling, and what can be done about it?

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Asking for handouts is the way some people make a living. Human Services in Hampton estimates that less than a quarter of panhandlers in the city are actually homeless. What can the city do about panhandling? For the record, very little. Courts have ruled...

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For The Record * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 8, 2017

Governor declares state of emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Irma

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Sept. 8, 2017 - Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency Friday in anticipation of the possible impact of Hurricane Irma. The order allows the state to mobilize resources, including the Virginia National Guard, and to pre-position p...

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News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 5, 2017

Learn more about a number of important projects planned by Public Works

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Sept. 5, 2017 -  This month residents can learn more about a number of important road projects planned by Public Works. They can also request that a public hearing be held on three additional projects:

  • Monday, Sept. 18, is the last day for residen...
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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 7, 2017

For The Record: You're required to use a leash when walking your dog in Hampton

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Sept. 7, 2017 - When you take your dog for a walk, you are now required to use a leash. For the Record, City Council in August changed the law, and using voice commands to control your pet is no longer sufficient on public property. The city’s Animal Cont...

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Read "For The Record" * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 6, 2017

Irma forecast shifts to east, increasing potential threat to Hampton; check risk map

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Sept. 6, 2017 - The National Hurricane Center forecasts for Irma shifted the possible track eastward today, potentially threatening the East Coast.

Although many models still show the giant Category 5 storm moving through Florida, changing weather patterns...

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Larger view of map * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 5, 2017

Residents encouraged to review disaster plans, kits, as hurricane moves towards islands

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Sept. 5, 2017 - Hurricane Irma continues to gain strength - and remain unpredictable - as it moves through the Caribbean. Area residents are encouraged to keep monitoring the storm and to make sure they review their family disaster plan and disaster kits....

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More information on Know Your Zone program * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 31, 2017

City unveils floating wheelchair that can be used by visitors to Buckroe Beach

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Aug.31, 2017 - Hampton's Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services Department Thursday unveiled a new "Waterwheels" floating wheelchair that will be available and free to use by visitors to  Buckroe Beach through Labor Day weekend. The man...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 30, 2017

For The Record: Is there a secret plan for downtown development?

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Aug. 28, 2017 - There is no secret development plan, but downtown Hampton has been generating a lot of interest. Most recently, an experienced development group has submitted a proposal for downtown projects on several pieces of publicly owned land.

For th...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 25, 2017

City to consider purchasing Boo Williams Sportsplex to keep sports tourism activity

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Aug. 25, 2017 – The Boo Williams Sportsplex has always been a public-private venture. The Hampton Economic Development Authority owns the land the building sits on, and a group of investors contributed the $11 million to construct the building.

The city ge...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 25, 2017

City offices, schools closed Monday, Sept. 4, as nation celebrates Labor Day

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Aug. 25, 2017 -  City schools and most city offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 4, for Labor Day.  There will be no regular recycling bulk trash or yard waste collection. Monday’s collection will be made Wednesday, Sept. 6.  

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closing list * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 23, 2017

For the Record: What's going on at Willow Oaks Shopping Center?

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Aug. 23, 2017 - Rumors have been swirling for months about Willow Oaks Shopping Center – that it’s losing tenants, that it appears rundown, and that it might be converted into apartments. What’s really going on? Hampton officials, who agree that this reta...

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Read more or watch video * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 22, 2017

Hosts sought for the Adopt an Airman program serving Langley Air Force Base

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Aug. 22, 2017 - Hampton's Adopt an Airman program is in urgent need of hostsand host families to provide a much-needed home away from home for young men and women in the Air Force.  Adopt an Airman provides them with an avenue to form new friends...

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More information, guide * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 21, 2017

CERT classes prepare you to help yourself, community, during an emergency

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Aug. 21, 2017 - Join the city's Community Emergency Response Team and learn about disaster preparedness, search and rescue and more. Most classes will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Sept. 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, and Oct. 10, 12 and 14. Using training learned in the...

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More information about CERT * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 29, 2017

Flooding reported; Northampton Community Center closed

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Aug. 29, 2017 - There are scattered reports of weather related problems in Hampton, with about 4 inches of rain having fallen by 3:30 p.m. The city's Parks and Recreation department closed Northampton Community Center for the rest of the day due to floodi...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Regular season passes for Darling Stadium are now on sale by Hampton City Schools

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Aug. 16, 2017 - The first game is Aug. 25, so it's not too late to get your pass to all regular season games at Darling Stadium this year. Hampton City Schools has the pass on sale for $40 (cash only) from the second floor receptionists at the Ruppert Sar...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Results show continuing improvements in academic achievement in Hampton schools

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Aug. 16, 2017 - Hampton City Schools continue to make improvements in academic achievement, and school officials said new state assessment results that will be released next month show the city has the highest accreditation rate in five years.  1...

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News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 16, 2017

5-Alarm Fire Festival & Chili Cook-off is Saturday, Oct. 7 at Syms

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Oct. 7, 2017 - Do you have a great chili recipe? If you do, why not join the 5-Alarm Fire Festival & Chili Cook-off on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Syms Middle School. Teams are still needed for the annual event, which benefits the city's fire safety/preventio...

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Cook-off application * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 16, 2017

'For The Record' this week tackles the problem of mosquitoes in Hampton

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Aug. 16, 2017 - How do you get the city to spray for mosquitoes? That's just one of the questions answered this week in "For The Record." Defending against mosquitoes takes a concerted effort by the city's dedicated mosquito team, as well as eve...

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For The Record * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 16, 2017

It's time for Hampton's next Diversity college, a chance to learn more about unity

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Aug. 16, 2017 - It's time for Hampton's next Diversity College, a chance to learn more about diversity, unity and inclusion. Sponsored by the Citizens' Unity Commission, Diversity College is a multi-level, interactive program that increases your knowledge...

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More information about Unity * 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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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 15, 2017

Contractor scheduled to begin repaving of Woodland Road Wednesday

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Aug. 15, 2017 - Contractor Branscome Inc. is tentatively scheduled to begin repaving work on Woodland Road Wednesday, Aug. 16.  Hampton has a regular schedule of road resurfacing, based on cracking related to traffic loads, the efforts of the env...

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learn more about Hampton's repaving plan * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 14, 2017

Hampton tops online list as a beer town that "deserves your attention"

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 Aug. 14, 2017 - Have you tried the local brews? If not, why not give it a try. Hampton topped a recent online list of  beer towns that "deserve your attention." Tasting Table, which describes itself as a "modern media bra...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 14, 2017

Council approves change in city's leash law, requiring leash, chain or rope

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Aug. 14, 2017 -  In a 5-2 vote Wednesday, Hampton City Council approved a change in the city's leash law that says a dog has to be under its owner or custodian's immediate control by leash, rope or chain attached to a commercial pet collar unless...

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Council agendas * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Home Repair Blitz is in search of team leaders for upcoming effort in Old North Hampton

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Aug. 9, 2017 - The Housing and Neighborhood Services Division is looking for team leaders to help with the Hampton Home Repair Blitz scheduled for Oct. 7 in the Old North Hampton neighborhood. More than 200 volunteers and 27 homeowners have agreed to take...

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Volunteer to be a team leader * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 10, 2017

'For The Record' tackles some key Hampton topics, starting with crime

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Aug. 9, 2017 - What is Hampton doing about crime? That's the first topic posted  Wednesday in a new page on the city's website called "For The Record." The information will be updated regularly to address some of the most pressing, cont...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Parks, Recreation, Leisure is looking for instructors in more than 20 areas

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Aug. 4, 2017 - The city's Parks and Recreation department is looking for instructors in more than 20 areas, including gymnastics, music, theater, photography, martial arts, dance, aquatics, youth athletics and mature adult programs. The applications are r...

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Application * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Settlers Landing Road, bridge closing Saturday noon-6 p.m.

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Aug. 4, 2017 -- Settlers Landing Road will close from Tyler Street at the Hampton University Campus to downtown at King Street from noon to 6 p.m. for the downtown Adult Soap Box Derby on Saturday, Aug. 5. Racers will be using the Booker T. Washington Bri...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 2, 2017

A few tips from Animal Control to help keep your pet safe this summer

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Aug. 2, 2017 - It's summer, and Hampton's Animal Control has a few safety tips for pet owners.

  • Never leave a pet in a parked car — even with the windows slightly open. A car that's 85 degrees inside can reach 102 degrees in just 10 minutes.
  • Hydrat...
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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 31, 2017

Langley plans aerial spraying for mosquitoes Tuesday night from a C-130 plane

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July 31, 2017 - The 757th Airlift Squadron will conduct aerial spraying for mosquitoes over Langley Air Force Base and Craney Island Tuesday night, Aug. 1.  In case of bad weather, spraying will  be take place Wednesday, Aug. 2.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 31, 2017

City Council meeting moves again; heads to Kecoughtan for Aug. 9 evening

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July 28, 2017 - First, City Council moved its summer meetings to Jones Magnet Middle School while the council chambers at City Hall undergoes renovations, including new seats and screens for visitors. Now, a broken air conditioner at Jones will cause Coun...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: July 28, 2017

Moderate to heavy rainfall expected in region through Saturday morning

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July 28, 2017 - The National Weather Service says a low pressure system crossing the mid-Atlantic region will cause moderate to heavy rain Friday afternoon through Saturday morning, with lingering showers possible through Saturday night. Some late afterno...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 26, 2017

Smith brothers plan to make, sell hard cider in Phoebus house with deep family ties

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July 26, 2017 - Brothers with deep family ties to Hampton plan to open the region’s first hard cider production facility in the historic neighborhood of Phoebus. Gov. Terry McAuliffe made it official Wednesday, noting in a news release ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 24, 2017

Registration deadline for soap box derby in downtown Hampton is Aug. 3, race is Aug. 5

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April 4, 2017 – The registration deadline for the upcoming soap box derby down the Booker T. Washington Memorial Bridge is now Aug. 3. The race will take place Saturday, Aug. 5.

The adults-only derby is the brainchild of restaurateur Carlyle Bland – who al...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 21, 2017

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

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July 21, 2017  - The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a heat advisory for today, with temperatures expected to be in the upper 90s to 100 degrees. Additional heat advisories are expected through the weekend.

Hampton's Emergency Man...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 13, 2017

There's still time to take survey on bus rapid transit study, peninsula routes

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July 18, 2017 - A study looking at the feasibility of rapid transit on the Peninsula has narrowed 18 potential routes down to three options that could serve key Peninsula destinations and would be eligible for federal funding under the current guidelines....

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Learn more, take survey * Hampton City News
Posted on: July 13, 2017

Hampton remains one of region’s safest cities; taking steps to combat increasing crime

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July 12, 2017 - Hampton Police Chief Terry Sult gave City Council an update on crime at Wednesday’s City Council meeting. Among the key results:

Hampton’s rate of violent crime remains below that of most of its neighbors. At 2.78 crimes...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 13, 2017

Construction on Beach Road is continuing, but should be finished by mid-August

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July 13, 2017 - Public Works says Newport News Waterworks is in the final stages of replacing and upgrading the water line and services on Beach Road from Silver Isles Boulevard to the water tower at Dandy Point Road, and all of the work on the road shoul...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 13, 2017

Aldi has grand opening for Hampton store, highlighting fresh produce and big savings

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July 13, 2017 - Hampton's newest grocery, Aldi, had a grand opening Thursday, with dozens of anxious shoppers lined up outside before doors opened about 7:45 a.m. Aldi is located at 1980 Saville Row.

A number of city officials, including the mayor, city ma...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Community Centers, libraries available to keep cool during continuing heat wave

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July 12, 2017 - The National Weather Service in Wakefield has extended a heat advisory in the area until 8 p.m. Thursday, July 13, and  Hampton officials are encouraging residents to stay cool and safe. A heat advisory means that a period of hot ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Delays expected on Mercury, Mallory during the Tidewater Triathlon July 15

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July 12, 217 - Hampton hosts the Tidewater Triathlon Saturday, July 15. Police said motorists can expect delays between 6 a.m. and noon along Mallory Street between Seaboard Avenue and Mercury Boulevard, and on Mercury Boulevard between Mallory Street and...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 10, 2017

City Council meeting moves to Jones; July 12 agenda includes Mallory St. development

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July 10, 2017 - Hampton City Council moves its July 12 meeting to Jones Magnet Middle School while its meeting room at City Hall undergoes renovations. Among the items on the July 12 1 p.m. work session agenda are briefings on:

  • The Safe and Clean initiativ...
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View full agenda * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 28, 2017

Mosquito spraying planned in Thomas Street, Grist Mill, Phoebus areas of city

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July 11, 2017 -  The Environmental Services Division of Public Works plans to conduct ultra-low volume spraying for mosquitoes this evening in the Thomas Street/Rip Rap Road, Freeman Drive, Grist Mill and Phoebus areas of the city. Neighborhoods ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Hampton residents get discount on mid-week jet ski rental at Buckroe Beach

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July 10, 2017 -- Hampton Watersports, which offers recreational equipment for rent at the city's Buckroe Beach, is offering a deal for Hampton residents and city employees: 20% off jet-ski rentals Monday through Thursday (except holidays) through the rest...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: July 5, 2017

Copy of Council-approved budget for FY 2018 is now available online

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July 5, 2016 - A copy of the Council-approved city budget for fiscal year 2018 is now available online. The budget went into effect on July 1. It calls for spending a total of $467,844,000, a 1.0% increase from the FY 2017 budget. Priorities for 2018 incl...

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Approved budget for FY 2018 * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 30, 2017

Plans for inflatable water park at Buckroe Beach postponed due to permit delays

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June 30, 2017 - Plans to add an inflatable water park at Buckroe Beach this summer have been postponed due to permit delays that will not be resolved until early fall.

City officials hope to have the necessary permits approved by September. The eq...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 30, 2017

Governor, wife, join mayor to launch 'No Kid Hungry' campaign in Hampton

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June 30, 2017 - Gov. Terry McAulifffe and his wife, Dorothy McAuliffe, will join Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck, representatives from No Kid Hungry Virginia and others Wednesday at the West Hampton Community Center to launch the summer meals program. ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Most City offices, schools closed July 3 and 4, as nation celebrates independence

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June 23, 2017 - Most Hampton City offices, school offices, and most city services will be closed Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Trash pickup will remain on regular schedule Monday, July 3 but trash picku...

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Closing list * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Mosquito spraying along Whealton, Weaver, West Queen Street and in Cherry Acres

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June 21, 2017 - The Environmental Services Division of Public Works plans to conduct ultra-low volume spraying for mosquitoes this evening in the  Whealton Road, Weaver Road, West Queen Street and Cherry Acres areas of the city this evening. Neig...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 19, 2017

Council Chambers to get makeover; summer meetings move to Jones middle school

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June 15, 2017 – Hampton City Council’s meeting room will undergo a renovation this summer, designed to add technological upgrades and make it easier and more comfortable to citizens attending the meeting to see presentations.

City Council and Planning Comm...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 19, 2017

Hampton residents now can recycle more plastics

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June 19, 2017 – Hampton residents can now recycle most types of plastic containers, allowing families to put more into their recycling bin and less into the trash. Plastic bags and plastic wrap still cannot be recycled, but any type of rigid pla...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Weekend Buckroe Beach shuttle service moves to Jones Magnet Middle School

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June 16, 2017 - Additional amenities at Buckroe Beach are drawing more Hampton residents and visitors to the bay beach this summer, and the city has moved its free shuttle service to better accommodate crowds.

The overflow parking and shuttle stop has been...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 12, 2017

Hundreds attend grand opening Thursday of first Lidl store on the peninsula

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June 15, 2017 - The line of shoppers snaked down the side of the building and into the parking lot early Thursday as hundreds of people came out for the grand opening of the first Lidl grocery on the Peninsula. Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck welcome the German...

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News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 15, 2017

City Council approves roadmap for downtown, expands rental district

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June15, 2017 – City Council on Wednesday approved an updated Master Plan for the downtown area. The updates included recommendations from the downtown business group, Hampton First, other groups and residents and focused primarily on areas that weren’t de...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Have fun and save money with new ‘Downtown Deal” and ‘Trivia Tuesday’

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June 14, 2017 -  You can have fun shopping, eating and playing in downtown Hampton - and save money at the same time - thanks to the new “Downtown Deal” sponsored by the Hampton History Museum and Downtown Hampton Development ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Public Works will spray for mosquitoes in Farmington, Michael Woods, Riverdale

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June 13, 2017 - The Environmental Services Division of Public Works plans to conduct ultra-low volume spraying for mosquitoes this evening in the  Farmington, Michael Woods, Sanlun Lakes, Semple Farm, Riverdale and Deerfield areas of the city. Ne...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Bus Rapid Transit study narrows to 3 potential routes on the Peninsula

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June 13, 2017 - A study looking at the feasibility of rapid transit on the Peninsula has narrowed 18 potential routes down to three options that could serve key Peninsula destinations and would be eligible for federal funding under the current guidelines....

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 12, 2017

Truck-mounted spraying for mosquitoes continues across city as heat builds up

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June 1, 2017 - If mosquitoes are a problem in your neighborhood, don’t forget that you can call 3-1-1 to ask that your neighborhood gets a visit from truck-mounted spray equipment. Public Works decides which neighborhoods are visited - after dus...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 9, 2017

Voters go to the polls Tuesday in primary for governor, lieutenant, delegate

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June 8, 2017 - Democratic and Republican voters go to the polls Tuesday in a dual primary to pick candidates for Virginia governor, lieutenant governor, and a delegate for the 92nd district. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m . And please remember th...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 8, 2017

City to developers: Buckroe bayfront is a jewel for both Hampton and the East Coast

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June 8, 2017 – Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority Chairman Steve Brown invited a tent full of developers to “use your creativity, your ingenuity, your vision and all of your experience to make this bayfront a jewel of not just Hampton, but the en...

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News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 6, 2017

Public Works plans to spray for mosquitoes this evening in Phoebus, Northampton areas

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June 7, 2017 - The Environmental Services Division of Public Works plans to conduct ultra-low volume spraying for mosquitoes this evening in the  Northampton, North King Street and Phoebus areas of the city. Neighborhoods chosen for truck-mounted...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 6, 2017

City Hall lights will be used to honor Hampton's high school graduates this week

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June 6, 2017 - Hampton City Hall will be bathed this week in the color of the city’s high schools in honor of the 2017 graduates. The building lights will be green and gold this evening in honor of Bethel High School; they’ll be red and white Wednesday in...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 6, 2017

Public Works will use trucks to spray for mosquitoes in Hampton this evening

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June 6, 2017 - Because of the above-average rainfall recently, the Environmental Services Division of Public Works plans to conduct ultra-low volume spraying for mosquitoes this evening in the Harris Creek, Beach Road/Hall Road and Old Buckroe/Mallory Str...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 5, 2017

Unity, Police host conversation on understanding experiences of LGBTQ community

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June 6, 2017 - Hampton Roads Pride, the Citizens’ Unity Commission and the Hampton Police Division will host a special community conversation on Thursday, June 22, entitled “Understanding the Experiences of our LGBTQ Neighbors.” Synetheia Newby, ...

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News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 2, 2017

Learn how to take advantage of the assets in your community at June 29 workshop

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June 2, 2017 - What type of "assets" are available in your community, and how can you use them to improve the neighborhood?  Learn about "Asset Based Community Development" by attending a free workshop from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thur...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 5, 2017

Donation allows Hampton, neighboring localities to offer police, citizen connection apps

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June 8, 2017 – A donation from Harry and Judy Wason via the Williamsburg Community Foundation allowed the development and launch of public safety and other apps for Hampton and several other localities and institutions in the region. Hampton Pol...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Governor comes to Hampton to announce new hurricane evacuation zone plan

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June 1, 2017 – Gov. Terry McAuliffe came to Hampton to unveil Virginia’s new hurricane preparedness website and tiered evacuation system at a news conference at Fort Monroe on Thursday, the official start of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season.

“It’s not a ...

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http://www.knowyourzoneva.org * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 31, 2017

Celebrate 100 years of history at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton

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June 3, 2017 - The NASA Langley Research Center will celebrate its storied past and look ahead to the future during its Centennial Gala Friday, July 14, at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. A limited number of tickets are available to the public for $6...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Officials hope inflatable water park at Buckroe will be open in time for July 4 holiday

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June 3, 2017 - City officials hope to open an exciting new inflatable water sports park at Buckroe Beach by the Fourth of July. The new park would be anchored between the fishing pier and observation pier at the beach, in water that is at least 8 feet dee...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 25, 2017

Players, coaches and volunteers are wanted to take part in Hampton Hoops basketball

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May 25, 2017 - Players and coaches are wanted to take part in Hampton Hoops, a summer basketball program that will promote healthy communities and having fun in a safe environment. The focus is on improving social interaction and building character among ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 25, 2017

Hampton sheriff's office warns residents about arrest warrant scam and phony calls

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May 25, 2017 - The Hampton Sheriff’s Office is warning the public about a phone scam targeting area residents.  Lt. Alonzo Cherry said several residents have received calls this week from people falsely identifying themselves as Sheriff’s employe...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 23, 2017

Some downtown streets, parking lots will be closed for Blackbeard festival

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May 23, 2017 - Several downtown streets and parking lots will be closed June 1 through June 4 for the Blackbeard Pirate Festival, a two-day celebration where the waterfront comes alive with dozens of pirate re-enactors and parts of downtown are transforme...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 19, 2017

‘Community Explosions’ designed to help bond neighbors, community groups

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May 19, 2017 - Hampton’s Division of Police and the city’s Youth Violence Prevention Office are looking for residents, service organizations and partners to take part in a series of neighborhood gatherings this summer called “Community Explosions...

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Vendor registration * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 19, 2017

There is still time to nominate a person or program for 2017 Unity Award

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May 19, 2017 - the 2017 Unity Awards Ceremony & Recognition will be held Friday, June 9, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the American Theatre, 125 East Mellen St.  Sponsored by the Citizens’ Unity Commission, the awards recognize the people, pr...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 18, 2017

Spend a day with city leaders and learn valuable information at Hampton 101

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May 18, 2017 - What makes Hampton such a unique and livable city? Spend a day with some of the city’s top leaders and learn valuable information about the community during Hampton 101 at Sandy Bottom Nature Park on Thursday June 1 from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. &a...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 18, 2017

Public works will use trucks to spray for mosquitoes in Hampton this evening

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May 18, 2017 - The Environmental Services Division of Public Works will conduct ultra-low volume spraying for mosquitoes this evening in the Freeman Drive/Thomas Street, North Boxwood, Old Buckroe Road (northern section), and Briarfield Road/Aberdeen Road...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 17, 2017

Weather permitting, city continues truck-mounted spraying for mosquitos

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May 17, 2017 - Weather permitting, the Environmental Services Division of Public Works will begin ultra-low volume spraying for mosquitoes this evening in the Beach Road/Hall Road, Harris Creek and North King Street/Clemwood South neighborhoods. The spray...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 16, 2017

Fallen and current city officers are honored during National Police Memorial Week

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May 16, 2017 - In honor of National Police Memorial Week, Hampton Police held a dual ceremony Monday recognizing fallen law enforcement officers and those who have distinguished themselves in current service to the community.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 15, 2017

Foster grandparents recognize service of older Americans in community

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May 15, 2017 - This week the city’s foster grandparents observe National Senior Corp Week by recognizing the service that older Americans in the community provide to help others. On Friday, May 19th, The Peninsula Foster Grandparent Program will celebrate...

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News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 15, 2017

Resident sought to serve on Planning Commission; reviews land use, zoning

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May 15, 2017 - City Council is looking for potential candidates to fill a vacancy on the city’s Planning Commission, the board that reviews the city’s long-range plans, as well as land use and zoning.

The commission, which generally mee...

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To apply * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 12, 2017

Hampton to open beach season with watercraft, food, fun and more parking for Buckroe Beach

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May 12, 2017 - Additional amenities at Buckroe Beach are expected to draw more Hampton residents and visitors to the bay beach this summer, and the city is opening an overflow parking lot and running a free weekend shuttle service.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 12, 2017

DMV Connect and portable outreach will be at Ruppert Sargent May 15

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May 12, 2017 - DMV Connect, the portable outreach program that serves as an alternative to a DMV customer service center, will be in the lobby of the Ruppert Sargent Building, 1 Franklin St., on Monday, May 15, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Services available throug...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 10, 2017

City approves budget for FY18: Public safety, education get increases

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May 10, 2017 – Hampton City Council adopted a budget for Fiscal Year 2018 that represents a 1% increase over this year’s budget.

The $467.8 million budget includes $186.3 million for the city’s operating expenses; $203.7 milli...

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Recommended budget information * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 9, 2017

Police will honor officers, distinguished service Monday, May 15

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May 9, 2017 - In honor of National Police Memorial Week, Hampton Police will have a dual ceremony Monday, May 15. Police will honor law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, and those who have distinguished themselves i...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Spend a day with top city leaders and learn valuable information during Hampton 101

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May 5, 2017 - What makes Hampton such a unique and livable city? Spend a day with some of the city’s top leaders and learn valuable information about the community during Hampton 101 at Sandy Bottom Nature Park on Thursday June 1 from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. &am...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Detours planned for Settlers Landing at I-64 during road, ramp construction work

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May 5, 2017 - Starting Friday, May 5 and continuing through June 9, there will be construction work along Settler’s Landing Road between Tyler Street and County Street, including the I-64 on- and off-ramps. The repaving work and replacement of curb ramps ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Taxi ride or jail ride? Unique vehicle highlights the cost of drinking, driving

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May 5, 2017 - With the help of a car donated by Yellow Cab of Hampton and some creative design work, Hampton Police are using a half-taxi/half-police car to highlight the cost of drinking and driving. The car is being parked in some prominent spots around...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 2, 2017

Hampton named finalist for Harvard Innovations In American Government Awards

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May 2, 2017 – Hampton’s “I Value” budget input program was announced as a finalist in this year’s Innovations in American Government Awards competition by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government,...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 3, 2017

Become a trained member of Hampton's Community Animal Response Team

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May 3, 2017 - Hampton's Emergency Management Department and the Animal Control Office will host an informational meeting Wednesday, May 17 for people who want to become trained members of the Community Animal Response Team, or CART.

You can learn how to se...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 2, 2017

Weather permitting, city will begin truck-mounted spraying for mosquitos

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May 2, 2017 - Weather permitting, the Environmental Services Division of Public Works will begin ultra-low volume spraying for mosquitoes today in the Harris Creek, Beach Road, Hall Road, Rip Rap Road, Seldendale Drive,  Freeman Drive and Thomas ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 2, 2017

Volunteers will converge on northern Phoebus Saturday for home repair blitz

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May 2, 2017 - More than 150 volunteers from across the city - including some city staff - will converge on the northern Phoebus area this Saturday, May 6, for the Hampton Home Repair Blitz. Using donated material, manpower and time, the volunteers will wo...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 1, 2017

National Bike Month includes a series of events that highlight the fun of bicycling

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May 1, 2017 - May is National Bike month, and a series of events are planned to highlight the importance and fun of bicycling. That includes Words on Wheels Saturday, May 6; Bike-to-Work Week May 15-19; and the Tour de Fort Sunday, May 21.

Take part in Wor...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 28, 2017

At Home store officially opens as first new retailer in redeveloped Riverdale

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April 28, 2017 - City leaders - and happy shoppers - gathered to celebrate the official opening of the first At Home store on the Peninsula and the sixth in Virginia.

At Home says it stocks more than 50,000 home decor items ranging from furniture, rugs, ar...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 26, 2017

Volunteers contributed more than $467,000 worth of work to Hampton

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April 26, 2017 - Volunteers helped the city extend more services to residents and saved taxpayers nearly a half million dollars in the past year. That's roughly the equivalent of a half-cent on the real estate tax rate, if the city had paid for the cost o...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 26, 2017

Turn in your unused or expired medication to police, sheriff's department

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April 26, 2017 - You can safely dispose of unused or expired medication on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Hampton Sheriff's Office Carmel Center, 136 Kings Way, and with the Hampton Police Department at Sentara Careplex, 3000 Coli...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 21, 2017

City Hall lights turned purple to recognize April as Month of the Military Child

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April 21, 2017 - City Hall was lit up in purple Thursday night in recognition of April being the Month of the Military Child.  Established in 1986 by the U.S. Department of Defense, the month is designed to highlight the important role military c...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 21, 2017

'Good to know' environmental messages only become visible when it gets wet

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April 21, 2017 - The next time you’re out in the rain in Hampton or surrounding communities, keep an eye open for a motivational campaign of good-to-know “green” messages from Public Works and Ask HRGreen.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 20, 2017

Public hearing, meeting planned where FY 2018 budget will be discussed

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April 20, 2017 - City Council will hold two public meetings where residents can express their views on the proposed FY18 budget, which includes no general tax increases but an increase in the user fee for trash pickup, as well as a new tax on recreational...

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Recommended budget information * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 19, 2017

Hampton, schools celebrate becoming 1st Ford 'learning' community in Va.

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April 19, 2017 - Hampton will become the nation’s 23rd  Ford Next Generation Learning Community - and the first in Virginia - during a special ceremony Thursday. Ford executives will visit all four high schools, meet with business executives, and...

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Ford's Next Generation Learning Program * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 19, 2017

City Hall to be bathed in purple to recognize April as Month of the Military Child

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April 19, 2017 - City Hall is scheduled to be bathed in purple light Thursday evening in recognition of April being the Month of the Military Child.  Established in 1986 by the U.S. Department of Defense, the month is designed to highlight the im...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 17, 2017

Screening of Epix series is designed to encourage diversity conversations

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April 17, 2017 - The Citizens’ Unity Commission is launching a series of screenings that are designed to encourage conversations about conflicts that separate us, the values that unite us, and our triumphs over adversity, no matter our race or c...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 17, 2017

City, university join to provide shuttle service downtown, elsewhere for students

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April 17, 2017 - Several local leaders were on hand Friday for the start of the Pirate Express,  a limited shuttle service for Hampton University students that will operate Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday between the campus and downtown, Walm...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 16, 2017

Hampton Roads Mini Maker Faire comes to the convention center on May 6

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March 16, 2017 - The  Hampton Roads Mini Maker Faire comes to the Hampton Roads Convention Center on Saturday, May 6. Part science fair, part county fair, and all fun, the interactive festival will includes a wide range of unique do-it-y...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 15, 2017

Planning Commission to consider capital spending, downtown update, new plan for Shelton site

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April 14, 2017 – The Planning Commission will consider the city’s five-year capital spending plan when it meets April 20. The Commission has moved its meeting time to the third Thursday of the month instead of the first.

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See the complete agenda and packet * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Manager's Recommended Budget for FY18: 'Austere' but no major tax increases

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April 12, 2017 – City Manager Mary Bunting previewed the highlights of her recommended budget for Fiscal Year 2018 at the afternoon City Council meeting today.

The FY18 Recommended Budget totals $467,844,000, a 1% increase from the FY17 budget. Of this amo...

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Recommended budget information * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Public can start reserving new pavilions at Gosnold's Hope Park starting in late May

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April 12, 2017 - Four new pavilions have been built at Gosnold's Hope Park, just in time for late spring and early summer reservations. 

The Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services Department staff has made sure that each pavilion is fully equipped with pic...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Police, others planning for a week-long summer camp focusing on state law and teens

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April, 12, 2017 - The Hampton Police Department, Hampton Roads Committee of 200 + Men, Inc., Hampton's Department of Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services and Hampton's Youth Violence Prevention office will host a week-long "VA Rul...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 4, 2017

City aids in funding 2 new events this summer: Adult soap box derby and kids' rock concert

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April 4, 2017 – Soap box derbies aren’t just for kids: Hampton will have its first Adult Soap Box Derby race this summer down the Booker T. Washington Memorial Bridge on Settlers Landing Road.

The race is the brainchild of restaurateur Carlyle Bland – who ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 23, 2017

Volunteer to serve on a city board; here are some with upcoming vacancies

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March 23, 2017 - The following boards and commissions in Hampton will have vacancies that are scheduled to be on City Council's June 14 agenda:

  • Athletic Hall of Fame, Board of Review of Real Estate Assessments, Building Code Board of Appeals, Citizens' Uni...
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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 22, 2017

Water sports rental operation approved for Buckroe, Mill Point Park, Bluebird Gap

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March 22, 2017 - Residents and visitors will be able to rent equipment such as kayaks, boats and jet skis this summer, as part of the city's efforts to expand recreational access to the water. The company will also sell concessions and beach items.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 29, 2017

Students enliven vacant downtown building with colorful artwork

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March 29, 2017 - Students from Kecoughtan High School’s art academy have brightened up a building slated for demolition and turned a potential eyesore into a colorful art exhibit.

The former Dixie Diggs, on the corner of Pembroke Avenue and King Street, wa...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 27, 2017

Police will host community forum Wednesday, March 29, on opioid addiction

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March 27, 2017 - Hampton Police host a community forum Wednesday, March 29, to discuss opioid addiction and to celebrate recovery from addiction. "Heroin: The Hardest Hit" starts at 6:30 p.m. at Langley Baptist Church, 16 Little Back River Road....

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 31, 2017

National Weather Service issues tornado watch for area until 10 p.m. this evening

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March 31, 2017 - The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a tornado watch for Hampton until 10 p.m. tonight. There will be scattered showers and the potential of wind gusts up to 70 mph, according to the Office of Emergency Management. The mos...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 21, 2017

$12.5 million hotel planned for Peninsula Town Center at former Macy's site

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March 21, 2017 - Hampton’s Economic Development Authority agreed Tuesday to provide a number of economic incentives to the developer of a proposed $12.5 million hotel that would be built in Peninsula Town Center on the site of the former Macy’s Department...

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News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: March 15, 2017

Mayor honors volunteers with the Peninsula Foster Grandparent Program

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March 15, 2017 - Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck last week honored six ladies in their 80's and 90's who are committed to working with the city's young people and serve as volunteers with the Peninsula Foster Grandparent Program. Tuck recently saw the women in ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 14, 2017

Teens, young adults encouraged to register for April job, financial reality fairs

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March 14, 2017 - Hampton's Economic Development Department has partnered with Goodwill Community Employment Center, Peninsula Worklink and the Virginia Employment Commission to organize a job fair for youth and young adults on Friday, April 7 from 10 a.m....

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 13, 2017

Weather Service says Hampton could see wind gusts of 45-50 mph through Tuesday morning

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March 13, 2017 - The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a wind advisory for Hampton from 3:27 p.m. today until 10 a.m. Tuesday. We can expect to see sustained winds of 25-30mph with gusts of 45-50mph during this time. The Office of Emergency...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 10, 2017

Don't forget to change your clocks because time springs forward Sunday at 2 a.m.

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March 10, 2017 - Don't forget to reset your clocks  on Sunday, when time springs forward  at 2 a.m. The return to daylight saving time is also a good reminder to change the batteries on the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in your home.&...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 7, 2017

Take the budget poll and tell us how you think spending should be focused in FY 2018

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March 7, 2017 -  Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting wants to hear from residents as she and her team continue to develop budgets - both capital and operating - that will carry the city through the next fiscal year and beyond.

The final in-person fo...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 6, 2017

City Council to consider housing at Shelton Home site, hotel; plus schools and budget

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March 6, 2017 - City Council has two public hearings on its Wednesday, March 8, agenda: A permit for a hotel at Peninsula Town Center and a rezoning for single-family housing on the site of the former Shelton Home.

The hotel won the backing of the Planning...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: March 3, 2017

Planning Commission backs live entertainment, hotel; changes meeting schedule

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March 3, 2017 - The Planning Commission supported live entertainment at the Deja Vu Restaurant and Bull Island Brewing Co., as well as a permit for a hotel at Peninsula Town Center. They also changed their meetings from the first Thursday of the month to ...

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Downtown Master Plan presentation * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 17, 2017

Racing at Langley Speedway will resume in April after operator buys property

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Feb. 17, 2017 - Bill Mullis, the operator of Langley Speedway in Hampton, used City Hall as a backdrop Friday to announce that he has purchased the speedway property and that racing will resume there in April.  Joined by Hampton Mayor Do...

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News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 3, 2017

What are your priorities? City sets dates for budget input discussions

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Feb. 3, 2017 - Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting wants to hear from Hampton residents as she and her team begin to develop budgets -- both capital and operating -- that will carry the city through the next fiscal year and beyond.

Residents can attend any o...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 8, 2017

New owner to renovate Crowne Plaza as upscale Tapestry by Hilton

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Feb. 8, 2017 - The Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Hampton will soon be renovated and reflagged as an upscale Tapestry Collection by Hilton under new owner Shamin Hotels, a leader in the hospitality industry. Shamin Hotels has 50 hotels in four states, inc...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 7, 2017

Grants available now for one-day, community-building events in Hampton

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Feb. 7, 2017 – For the second year in a row, Hampton wants to help fund new, one-day events that build community and attract visitors to the city by offering grants of up to $10,000 to non-profits with creative ideas for quality public gatherings...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 16, 2017

Schools, city offices will be closed Monday because of Presidents Day

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Feb. 17, 2017 - Schools and city offices will be closed and trash pickup will be rescheduled Monday, Feb. 20, because of Presidents Day.  You can go online to see the complete closing list.

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News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 2, 2017

Upcoming 'Urgency of Now' forum will address growing problem of youth violence

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Feb. 2, 2017 - Plan now to attend the upcoming "Urgency of Now" forum. The City of Hampton and Cities United - a national movement devoted to eliminating violence related to black men and boys - are sponsoring the two-day event Feb. 15 and 16 at...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 2, 2017

Planning Commission recommends denial of project on former Shelton Home land

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Feb. 2, 2017 - The Hampton Planning Commission recommended denial of a rezoning that would allow up to 49 single-family homes on property on Mallory Street formerly occupied by Shelton on the Bay assisted living facility.

The $17 million project, by Marlyn...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 27, 2017

Some of Hampton's high school yearbooks available online

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Jan. 27, 2017 - If you attended high school in Hampton and want to travel down memory lane, you may be able to revisit your high school days in an online yearbook search.

Fifty-two of the city's yearbooks from Special Collections department at the...

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View the yearbooks * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 31, 2017

Looking for a job? Plan now to attend the upcoming Community Job Fair at Convention Center

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Jan. 31, 2017 - Meet face-to-face with representatives from more than 50 companies Thursday during a free Community Job Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. Active duty service members, reservists and veterans...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 25, 2017

Assessor's report: Property values continue growth, but pace remains slow

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Jan. 25, 2017 – The total value of Hampton’s taxable properties increased in value, but only slightly, City Assessor Brian Gordineer told City Council Wednesday afternoon. However, this is the city’s third consecutive year of...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 23, 2017

Sign up for Community Emergency Response Team training

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Jan. 24, 2017 - Hampton's Emergency Management Office has a new CERT class starting Feb. 23. Sign up now for four weeks of training on everything from disaster preparedness to light search and rescue. 

Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays f...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 20, 2017

Students will attend private 'Hidden Figures' screening thanks to university partnership

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Jan. 20, 2017 - Hampton students and their parents will attend a private screening of the movie “Hidden Figures” on Saturday, Jan. 28 starting at 9 a.m. at AMC Hampton Towne Centre 24. 

Hampton's Healthy Families partnered with Elizabeth City Stat...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 18, 2017

Schools, Police working together to add Law, Public Safety Academy for 2017-2018

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Jan. 18, 2017 - Hampton City Schools and Hampton Police are working together to add a Law and Public Safety Academy for the 2017-2018 school year at Bethel High School.

Veronica Hurd, director of academies for Schools,  said subjects from English ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 13, 2017

Call 311 or fill out an online form to report potholes as they pop up in Hampton

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Jan. 13, 2017 - Potholes - usually a byproduct of rain and snow and freezing and thawing on roadways - are back with a vengeance. While the city sends people out daily to check for and repair potholes, they can use your help. The Public Works Dep...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 13, 2017

Start planning now to attend Hampton's free Community Job Fair on Feb. 2

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Jan. 13, 2017 - Job hunters can meet face to face with representatives from more than 50 companies during the free Community Job Fair on Thursday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive. Active duty...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Applications being accepted now for upcoming neighborhood awards in city

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Jan. 13, 2017 - Do you know a person or an organization that has made  noticeable improvements in the neighborhood? Hampton's Neighborhood Commission is now accepting applications for the 2017 "Neighborhood of the Year" award, ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 10, 2017

City offices are closed and no regular trash pickup on Monday, Jan. 16, for MLK Jr. Day

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Jan. 10 2017 - City schools and most city offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. And, there will be no regular trash pickup on Monday. Circuit and district court, along with state offices, will also be closed Friday, Jan. ...

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Closing list * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 5, 2017

Police chief, prosecutors, talk about continuing gun violence in Hampton, Hampton Roads

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Jan. 5, 2017 - Flanked by the mayor, city manager, commonwealth's attorney and an assistant U.S. attorney, Hampton Police Chief Terry Sult held a news conference Thursday afternoon where he talked about the city's increase in violent crime and the need to...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 6, 2017

"Blizzard Warning": Residents encouraged to stay safe, stay home; many facilities to close

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Jan. 6, 2017 - With as much as a foot of snow possible this weekend, city officials encourage residents to stay safe and avoid unnecessary travel Saturday and Sunday. Most city recreation and leisure facilities will be closed as well.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 7, 2017

Plowing continues, residents urged to be careful as temperature drops

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Jan. 7, 2017 - The winter weather advisory for Hampton has been extended to 10 a.m. Sunday as work crews continued clearing major roads Saturday night. Residents are encouraged to avoid travel unless absolutely necessary.

By late  Saturday the sno...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 5, 2017

Weather Service issues winter storm watch for the area for Friday and Saturday

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Jan. 5, 2017 - The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a winter storm watch for the area from 10 p. m. Friday to 10 p.m. Saturday.  According to the city's Emergency Management Office Hampton can expect 4-5 inches of snow to fall lat...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 5, 2017

Police will discuss latest shooting and anti-crime efforts at news conference

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Jan. 5, 2017 - Hampton police will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. today to discuss the increase in gun violence and what actions the city is taking.

The news conference follows an exchange of gunfire Wednesday afternoon on Big Bethel Road that hit a pers...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 4, 2017

With snow in the weekend forecast, the city and Public Works have staff on standby

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Jan. 4, 2017 - The forecasts calls for snow this weekend - anywhere from an inch to several inches. And Hampton’s Public Works Department, which has responsibility for snow removal on primary roadways, bridges and municipal property, is ready. 

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 21, 2016

Homeowners, renters, businesses reminded they can still apply for hurricane-related SBA loans

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Dec. 21, 2016 - The U.S. Small Business Administration wants to remind Hampton homeowners, renters and businesses who need help recovering from Hurricane Matthew that they can still apply to receive low-interest loans for disaster-related damages.

The firs...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 19, 2016

A number of security changes planned at City Hall starting on Monday, Jan. 9

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Dec. 19, 2016 - Starting Monday, Jan. 9, there will be some security changes at City Hall. The security guard desk that's in front of the elevators will be updated and moved outside of new interior doors on the south side of the building (on Lincoln St.) ...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 8, 2016

Arrival of first Africans in English America will be celebrated Aug 19, 20, 21

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Aug. 9, 2016 - Hampton's 2019 Commemorative Commission, the Virginia 2019 Commemoration, Fort Monroe Authority, National Park Service, Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau and Project 1619 are among the sponsors for a series of activities this year com...Read on...

Commission website * Hampton City News
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...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 30, 2016

City offices and schools will be closed for the Fourth of July, trash pickup rescheduled

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June 30, 2016 - City offices and Hampton City Schools will be closed Monday, July 4, for the holiday. There will be no regular recycling, bulk trash or yard waste collection. Go online for the closing list.

Closing list online * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 27, 2016

Hampton police hold a "Look, Listen, Call" event for residents in Aberdeen Gardens

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June 27, 2016 – Hampton Police Division held one of its first Look Listen Call events at Aberdeen Gardens on Wednesday, June 22.

Several residents gathered at Aberdeen elementary school, where Master Police Officer Colgan Wilson gave a 15-minute traini...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 14, 2016

Hillary Clinton to discuss national security at Air and Space Center in downtown Hampton

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June 14, 2016 - There will be an increased police presence downtown Wednesday when Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton make a campaign stop at the Air and Space Center to talk about national security. the event is closed to the public.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 27, 2016

Procedures set for families seeking roadside memorials

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June 13, 2016 – Hampton has developed a procedure to help grieving family members place a roadside memorial for a loved one killed in a traffic accident. The permit would allow a standard sign paid for with private funds to be on display for one year.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 10, 2016

New flood maps may require homeowners to get flood insurance

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June 10, 2016 - New maps that should more accurately assess the risk of flooding went into effect in Hampton last month. Homeowners whose property is now in a potential flood zone may be hearing from their insurance or mortgage company that they need to p...Read on...

More information on flooding and flood safety * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 8, 2016

Hampton honored as top supporter of engineering program at historically black colleges, universities

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June 8, 2016 - Hampton is the only municipality recently honored as a “top supporter” of engineering programs at one of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities. The nearly 100 organizations agencies honored includes NASA and IBM.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 7, 2016

Sign up now for the Mayor's Cup blood drive

June 7, 2016 - Sign up now for the Mayor's Cup Blood Drive that will be held Thursday June 9 at City Hall, 22 Lincoln St., from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., and June 29 at the Ruppert Sargent Building, 1 Franklin St., from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Join the friendly competition...Read on...

More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 7, 2016

City to begin truck-mounted mosquito spraying, encourages elimination of standing water

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June 6, 2016 - The Environmental Services Division will begin using truck-mounted, ultra-low voltage spraying for mosquitoes this week. Spraying will begin Monday evening in the Harris Creek and Hall Road/Beach Road areas, and in the Foxbridge area. It wi...Read on...

More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 31, 2016

No online chat today because of the Memorial Day holiday; go online to visit past chats

Memorial Day image for 2016

May 31, 2016 - There will not be an online chat today, Tuesday, because of the holiday Monday. Visit past chats at www.hampton.gov/chat, and take part in the next chat on Tuesday, June 7.

* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 27, 2016

Pelican's Snoballs of Hampton holds ribbon cutting to celebrate grand opening on May 27

Councilman Donnie Tuck, in green T-shirt, at opening of Pelican's.

May 27, 2016 – Pelican’s Snoballs of Hampton officially celebrated its grand opening Friday, May 27, with a ribbon cutting at 2 pm. More than 40 community members, including Councilman Donnie Tuck, (in green T-shirt, above) attended the ceremony.

Peli...Read on...

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 6, 2016

Plan now to attend Unity Awards June 9 and recognize individuals, groups promoting diversity

Citizens Unity Commission logo

May 26, 2016 - The public is invited to the 2016 Unity Awards ceremony, recognizing individuals, groups and initiatives that have a positive impact on diversity in Hampton.

Winners include Freedom Life Church; Romy Singh, a regional franchise expert w...Read on...

More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 25, 2016

Sign up now for the Mayor's Cup blood drive

May 25, 2016 - Sign up now for the Mayor's Cup Blood Drive that will be held Thursday June 9 at City Hall, 22 Lincoln St., from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., and June 29 at the Ruppert Sargent Building, 1 Franklin St., from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Join the friendly competition...Read on...

More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 24, 2016

Astronauts enjoy a meal cooked up by Phoebus culinary students

May 24, 2016 - Astronauts aboard the International Space Station recently enjoyed a spicy recipe that was developed by culinary students from Phoebus High School. Read about it on the the NASA website.

NASA website * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 6, 2016

Community Pool Days

May 24, 2016 - Swim free at any of five neighborhood pools during Community Pool Days May 28-30, June 21-26: Briar-Queen Pool, Elizabeth Lake Estates Pool, Mallory Pool, Northampton Pool Recreation Association, Willow Oaks Pool Recreation Association.

Community pools * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 6, 2016

Memorial Day flag placement and ceremony

May 24, 2016 - A special Memorial Day ceremony will be held at Hampton National Cemetery at 10 a.m. on May 30. A joint military color guard will be on hand with a brass quintet from the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and representatives from each...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 6, 2016

Prepare now for hurricane season

May 24, 2016 - Hurricane season starts June 1, and May 22-28 is Hurricane and Flooding Preparedness Week in Virginia. Go online to Ready Virginia to learn about storm surge risks, pet preparedness, flooding insurance, preparing an emergency kit and more.

Ready Virginia * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 6, 2016

Warner sponsors Virginia Energy Policy Forum June 17

May 24, 2016 - Register now for the Virginia Energy Policy Forum and learn about major national and international energy regulations that will not only affect the state economy but the way Virginia diversifies its energy efforts moving forward.

Keynot...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 24, 2016

Volunteers needed for city's boards, commissions

May 24, 2016 - Hampton is looking for volunteers to fill vacancies on many of the more than two dozen board and commissions that provide community input and support to the city - including the Wetlands Board.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 6, 2016

Holiday closing list

May 23, 2016 - City offices, schools and most services will be closed Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day. Trash collection normally made on Monday will be made Wednesday. Parks and golf courses will be open. Go online for a complete closing list.

Closing list * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 6, 2016

Public invited to meeting today on public transit options

May 18, 2016 -- The public is invited to give input this week on the potential for expanded public transit options on the Peninsula. A study is considering high capacity transit, which could include such things as light rail, trolley or bus rapid transit....Read on...

Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 6, 2016

Hampton named 25th most diverse city in U.S., especially economically

May 15, 2016 – Hampton is one of the most diverse cities in the United States, according to a recent study that considered social class, ethno-racial, economic and household diversity. The study, conducted by personal and business financial website Wallet...Read on...

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 12, 2016

Plan now to attend Unity Awards June 9

May 12, 2016 - The 2016 Unity Awards, recognizing individuals, groups and initiatives that have a positive impact on diversity in Hampton, will be held Thursday, June 9, from 6-8 p.m. at Hampton’s Performing & Creative Arts Center, 300 Butler Farm Ro...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 12, 2016

Hampton City Council approves budget

May 11, 2016 - In a series of 17 unanimous votes, City Council approved a budget for next year that will not increase any tax rates or fees.
The overall budget totals about $463 million. Approximately 43% will go to schools operations, about 40% to city ...Read on...

See the budget details * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 6, 2016

VDOT: All lanes open on I-64 on-ramp from I-664

May 11, 2016 - Virginia's Department of Transportation said that as of today all lanes of the I-664 north on-ramp to I-64 west are open. One lane had been closed since November as part of a $4 million project to repair the bulkhead along Coliseum Lake.

* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 6, 2016

Study on expanded transit options seeks input

May 10, 2016 -- The public is invited to give input on the potential for expanded public transit options on the Peninsula. A study is considering high capacity transit, which could include such things as light rail, trolley or bus rapid transit.

The Ha...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 6, 2016

New Circuit Court building dedicated Friday afternoon

May 6, 2016 - Judicial leaders, City Council members and a host of others were among an estimated 150 people on hand Friday afternoon for the dedication of the new Circuit Court building at the corner of King Street and Pembroke Avenue.

The three-story...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 6, 2016

Circuit Court, clerk's office, closed May 9-17

May 6, 2016 - Hampton’s Circuit Court building, all court activities, and the clerk of court’s office will be closed May 9-17 while their offices are moved into the new courthouse at King Street and Pembroke Avenue. The new courthouse opens May 18.

Se...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 5, 2016

Coastal flood advisory issued by National Weather Service

May 5, 2016 - Hampton's Office of Emergency Management said the National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood advisory for Hampton until 2 a.m. Friday. Widespread minor flooding is expected with the high tide later this evening and early Friday.

...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 5, 2016

High tide expected to bring some flooding to Hampton

May 5, 2016 - Hampton's Office of Emergency Management said the National Weather Service is expected to issue a flood advisory later today because of a high tide that should reach 5.3 ft. at Sewells Point about 8:57 p.m.

The Weather Service is running ...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 6, 2016

Walk Hampton Clean was a big success

May 4, 2016 - Despite some rain, 741 volunteers walked 104,066 miles and collected 301 bags of litter April 22-23 as part of "Walk Hampton Clean." They also picked up 16,843 cigarette butts from 57 streets, keeping them from polluting area water...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 3, 2016

Circuit Court, clerk's office closed May 9-17 for move into new courthouse on King Street

Courthouse lobby

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - Hampton’s Circuit Court and Clerk of Courts offices will be closed May 9-17 while they move into their new home. A public dedication ceremony for the new courthouse is set for Friday, May 6 at 1 p.m.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 29, 2016

Turn in unwanted prescription drugs

April 29, 2016 - Turn in your unused or unwanted prescription drugs to the Hampton Sheriff's Office on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Carmel Center, 136 Kings Way. Call 728-2010 or 926-2540 for more information.

* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 27, 2016

Ex-NASA mathematician, men’s health advocate get Hampton medals

medal presentation

April 27, 2016 – Two Hamptonians, Katherine G. Johnson and Charlie W. Hill, have been awarded the city’s Distinguished Citizen Medal for their extraordinary service. The award, established in 1964, is roughly Hampton’s version of a key to the city.

Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 27, 2016

Memorial Day ceremony honors fallen heroes

April 27, 2016 - On May 30th the community will gather for a Memorial Day ceremony to honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. The public is invited to join this one hour observance at Hampton National Cemetery.

News Release * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 25, 2016

Minority Business Program sponsors QuickBooks workshop

April 25, 2016 - Hampton's Minority Business Program is sponsoring a workshop for beginning to intermediate small business users of Quickbooks. Setting up payroll, accounts and deposits are among that will be discussed.

Learn about making informed fina...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 9, 2016

Flag retirement ceremony May 30 at Fort Monroe

April 26, 2016 - Boy Scout troops 99 and 29 will hold a flag retirement ceremony on Monday, May 30, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The ceremony will be at The Colonies RV and Travel Park, 4501 Fenwick Road, pavilion's 3 and 4.

The retirement ceremony is designed...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 25, 2016

Railroad crossings to be closed for repairs May 2-5

April 25, 2016 - The Old Aberdeen Road railroad crossing will be closed from 9 a.m. May 2 to 4 p.m. May 5 for CSX repairs. The Back River Road crossing will be closed 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 4 and the Plum Street crossing will be closed 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 5.

* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 25, 2016

New superintendent selected for Fort Monroe National Monument

April 25, 2016 - Terry E. Brown, a 24-year veteran of the National Park Service with a passion for history and community engagement, has been named the next superintendent of Fort Monroe National park. Brown takes office on Monday, June 13.

News Release * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 25, 2016

Neighborhood Award winners announced

April 25, 2016 - Hampton’s Neighborhood Commission recently announced the residents or groups who were honored this year in the “You Make A Difference” program for their work and dedication to creating vibrant, healthy neighborhoods in the city.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 22, 2016

City's ninth, largest Home Repair Blitz set for Saturday, April 30

April 22, 2016 – Hampton’s ninth and largest Home Repair Blitz will be held Saturday, April 30, when volunteers are expected to clean up, paint and make exterior repairs to 25 senior, disabled and low-income households in the Westwood Avenue neighborhood.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 20, 2016

Students invited to see new "Barbershop" movie

April 20, 2016 - Middle and high school students are invited to watch "Barbershop: The Next Cut" at a special viewing sponsored by the Citizens' Unity Commission. The price is $4 for students and $8 for adults at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 25 at Ci...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 13, 2016

City manager presents proposed FY17 budget to Council

April 13, 2016 - City Manager Mary Bunting previewed Hampton's proposed operating budget for fiscal year 2017 Wednesday. The full budget will be released Friday, April 15. Public hearings will be held April 27 and May 4. A Council vote is set for May 11.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 12, 2016

Students will celebrate Global Youth Service Day

April 12, 2016 - More than 400 middle school students from Hampton and Newport News are expected to learn about giving back and making a difference in their community by taking part in a Global Youth Service Day event on Friday, April 15.

From 4:30-8 p...Read on...

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 12, 2016

Pending residential sales, settled sales, listings up

April 12, 2016 - The latest report on Hampton from the Real Estate Information Network shows that residential active listings, pending sales and settled sales were all up in March 2016 when compared to 2015. REIN is the area's multiple listing service.

* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 12, 2016

Youth Commission to hold candidates' forums

April 12, 2016 - Hampton’s young people are invited to ask questions and meet the candidates when the Hampton Youth Commission holds a forum for City Council elections on Wednesday, April 20, and another forum for School Board elections Monday April 25.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 8, 2016

New owner plans Mexican restaurant at Power Plant Parkway location

April 11, 2016 - Tres Perez LLC has chosen Hampton for its newest restaurant, La Parilla Mexican Grill. Located at 2100 Power Plant Parkway, the property sold for $950,000.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 8, 2016

Planning Commission approves 2017-2021 CIP

April 7, 2016 - Hampton’s Planning Commission Thursday approved a proposed five-year capital improvement plan of $208.4 million - about 1 percent smaller than the previous five-year plan.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 6, 2016

City to take broader look at business incubation

April 4, 2016 – The Economic Development Authority of the City of Hampton has decided to conduct further study before it decides whether to award a contract for business incubator support.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 6, 2016

Back River closed to shellfish due to HRSD leak

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April 6, 2016 -- The state health department has ordered an emergency closure of harvesting shellfish from the Back River due to potential contamination from an HRSD sewer line leak in the Newmarket Creek area.
The emergency closure is effective April 5 ...Read on...

State press release * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 6, 2016

Planning Commission to consider proposed capital budget plan

April 6, 2016 -- The Hampton Planning Commission is scheduled to have a public hearing and vote on the proposed capital improvement plan at its meeting Thursday, April 7, at 3:30 p.m.
The proposed five-year budget for fiscal years 2017-2021 is about 1 pe...Read on...

Read the proposed capital budget * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 5, 2016

'Grandfathering' for elderly tax exemptions; details for new applicants

Hampton City Council voted March 9, 2016 to allow low-income elderly and disabled homeowners who were already in the city’s tax exemption program on or before July 2013 to continue to receive tax exemptions.

Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 5, 2016

Race may lead to downtown detours

April 5, 2016 - Some downtown streets may be closed and traffic affected early Saturday, April 9 because of the Great Chocolate Race 10 mile/5K. Motorists are encouraged to be aware of the races and possible detours downtown saturday morning.

* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 5, 2016

Volunteers needed for cemetery cleanups

April 5 2016 - Hampton's Clean City Commission wants community volunteers to provide a little tender loving care - and elbow grease - at two local cemeteries on Saturday, April 9.

Volunteers are needed at Tucker Cemetery, 1 Sharon Court, from 9 a.m. -...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 4, 2016

Mini-grants offered to help prevent youth violence

April 4, 2016 - The city’s Youth Violence Prevention Program is accepting applications for mini-grants of up to $10,000 to provide positive activities and services for young people. Eligible applicants include community and youth based groups.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: March 30, 2016

Voter deadlines, information for May election

March 31, 2016 – Hampton residents who want to vote in the May elections for mayor, City Council and School Board must be registered in their precinct by Monday, April 11, 2016. The last date to request an absentee ballot (in person) is April 30.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: March 24, 2016

Join the fun and walk Hampton clean

March 24 2016 - Bring your friends, church groups, scout groups and others to the "Walk Hampton Clean" event on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23. Go online to pick your walk date, starting time, streets you'll walk and how many people wil...Read on...

Register online * Hampton City News
Posted on: March 22, 2016

Nominees sought for 2016 Unity Awards

March 22, 2016 – If you know someone who has helped make Hampton a more diverse city, the Citizens’ Unity Commission - which promotes activities and events that bring diverse citizens together – wants you to nominate them for the 2016 Unity Awards.

The...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 17, 2016

13th annual Child Identification Festival

March 17, 2016 - Join the fun and protect your child during the 13th Annual Child Identification Fair Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Carousel Park downtown. All activities are free and open to the public. For more information, call 926-2540.

* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 17, 2016

Nominees sought for 2016 Unity Awards

March 17, 2016 – If you know someone who has helped make Hampton a more diverse city, the Citizens’ Unity Commission - which promotes activities and events that bring diverse citizens together – wants you to nominate them for the 2016 Unity Awards.

The...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 15, 2016

City to begin road work in Big Bethel Road area

March 15, 2016 - In the next few days, a contractor for the city will begin repaving work in the Big Bethel Road area. Streets will get "no parking" signs before work begins, and residents are asked to help by clearing posted streets of all cars...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 11, 2016

Celebrate the service, sacrifice of military children

March 14, 2016 - Dr. Seuss will be the theme on April 9 when Hampton's Military Affairs Committee joins other sponors of the annual Celebration of the Military Child - honoring local military children for their service, sacrifice and strength of character...Read on...

View flyer * Hampton City News
Posted on: March 9, 2016

City manager seeks input, ideas for 2017 budget

March 9, 2016 - Join City Manager Mary Bunting this month for two online chats designed to gather input from residents on the 2016-2017 budget. Go to hampton.gov/chat at 7 p. m. on Monday, March 14 - or at noon on Tuesday, March 22.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: March 11, 2016

Commission asks teens to take youth surveys

March 9, 2016 - If you’re a Hampton teenager in grades 9-12, the Hampton Youth Commission wants to know what you think about public transportation in Hampton - and how well city teenagers are prepared for the financial side of life as an adult.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: March 11, 2016

It's time for time to spring forward

March 11, 2016 - Don't forget to change your clocks Sunday morning, March 13, as time springs forward one hour and daylight savings time returns. Fire officials remind us that this is a good time to change batteries in your smoke detectors.

* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 10, 2016

Revised permit process for outdoor special events

March 10, 2016 - Are you planning an outdoor special event in Hampton? Will it require a permit from the city? How long will the process take? Answers to these questions and many more can be found online on the city’s Outdoor Special Events Permits page.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: March 10, 2016

Emergency drill today near Thomas Nelson Community College

March 10, 2016 - There will be loud explosions and a simulated plane crash near Thomas Nelson Community College this morning. They're part of a training event. You may see police, emergency crews and military personnel in the area.

* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 8, 2016

City awarded $389,400 for Lynnhaven Lake retrofit

March 8, 2016 - Hampton will receive $389,400 from Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality for the Lynnhaven lake retrofit, a project designed to help reduce pollution from stormwater runoff in the Lynnhaven Lake area near Peninsula Town Center.
...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 4, 2016

City takes first step towards transforming armory

March 4, 2016 – City officials have taken the first step towards transforming the 80-year-old Hampton Armory on North King Street into a craft brewery and entertainment venue called “The Vanguard.”

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: March 2, 2016

Public Works is always on pothole patrol

March 3, 2016 - You may not notice them until it's too late, but city crews are busy fixing potholes as soon as they show up.

Tyler Richardson, superintendent of bridge and street operations, said someone goes out every morning to check the roads and ...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 1, 2016

Input session for 2017 budget set for March 8

March 1, 2016 - What should be the city’s key spending priorities for the next fiscal year? The public is invited to an input session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8 - in City Council chambers - on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2016-2017.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 26, 2016

Join fight against violence Wednesday at Hampton High

Feb. 26, 2016 - Hampton police have joined with Newport News police and the Virginia Unity Project to present "A Call to Action: The Power of Unity," on Wednesday, March 2, at 7 p.m. at Hampton High School, 1491 West Queen St. 

Join the conve...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 26, 2016

Hampton pond is one of 8 urban fishing areas in Virginia

Feb. 26, 2016 - Armistead Pointe Pond near the Boo Williams sports complex at Armistead Pointe, has been stocked with hundreds of Steelhead and Rainbow trout and is now one of only eight “urban fishing areas” in Virginia.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 26, 2016

Grand opening Monday for new neighborhood center

Feb. 26, 2016 – The community is invited to the grand opening Monday of the new Neighborhood Network Center at 125 Franklin St. The center is designed to fill the gap created when the Old Hampton Community Center, 201 Lincoln St., was closed.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 24, 2016

Tornado watch issued until 9 p.m., school activities cancelled

Feb. 24, 2016 - The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for this area from now until 9 p.m. tonight. Hampton City Schools have cancelled all after-school activities and athletics as severe weather, including rain and high winds, moves into...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 18, 2016

Sign up for Community Emergency Response Team training

Feb. 18, 2016 - Hampton's Emergency Management Office has a new CERT class starting March 3. Sign up now for nine weeks of training on everything from disaster preparedness to light search and rescue. Get a certificate of completion when classes are over.

More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 18, 2016

Come talk about city's bike, pedestrian plans

Feb. 17, 2016 - What’s the best way to connect Hampton when it comes to biking and walking? That’s one of the questions that will be discussed on Feb. 23 when the Community Development Department, working with consultants Rhodeside & Harwell, holds a ...Read on...

More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 17, 2016

Classes start March 30 for Citizens Fire Academy

Feb. 17, 2016 - Classes for the next Citizens fire Academy begin Wednesday March 30 from 7-9 p.m. Classes will continue each Wednesday evening through May 18, covering everything from engine company operations to vehicle extrication and an EMS training ov...Read on...

More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 10, 2016

Hampton property values continue increasing

Feb. 10, 2016 - Hampton's properties increased in value last year, City Assessor Brian Gordineer told City Council Wednesday afternoon. He also said that home values overall stabilized after several years of decreases.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 10, 2016

Council gets briefing on streamlined permitting process

Feb. 10, 2016 - At a briefing Wednesday City Council was told that centralizing Hampton’s development permitting into one place - the Development Services Center - has streamlined the process for developers and improved the city's response.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 12, 2016

City prepares for snow Friday afternoon

Feb. 12, 2016 - Hampton’s Public Works Department continues to pretreat major roads and a liberal leave policy is in effect at City Hall as a winter storm prepares to drop 1-2 inches of snow on the area starting as early as noon.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 5, 2016

Reminder: Schools, city offices closed for Presidents Day

Feb. 12, 2016 - City schools and offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 15 for Presidents Day. Trash pickup normally scheduled for that Monday will be made Wednesday, Feb. 17. Go online for the complete closing list.

Closing list * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 11, 2016

Winter weather advisory issued for Friday

Feb. 11, 2016 - The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 7 a.m. Friday to 12 a.m Saturday. Hampton is expected to receive 1-2 inches of snow from a storm headed this way.

The advisory means that periods of snow will cause ...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 8, 2016

ivWatch earns Governor's Award for Science Innovation

Feb. 5, 2016 - ivWatch will receive one of Virginia's four 2016 Outstanding STEM Awards, announced Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Science Museum of Virginia Chief Wonder Officer Richard C. Conti. The company has announced it is moving its offices to Hampton. ...Read on...

Press release * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 5, 2016

Langley credit union builds new Coliseum branch

Feb. 6, 2016 - Langley Federal Credit Union has begun construction on a new branch in Coliseum Central. Hampton Economic Development Director Leonard Sledge said the building maintains a premier branch in the city and opens up nearby land for development.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 3, 2016

Rain, wind forecast through the evening, morning

Feb. 3, 2016 - The National Weather Service in Wakefield says Hampton will see heavy rain by 6 p.m., turning to light rain by morning. Winds of 20-25 mph are forecast, with gusts of 40 mph. The city's Emergency Management Office is monitoring conditions.

* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 27, 2016

Recycling dropoff sites available

Hampton residents who live in apartments and want to benefit the environment have a new option: recycling dropoff sites. The city has three sites where people who don't get curbside recycling service can take their household recyclables.
Councilwoman Ter...Read on...

See map and hours. * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 21, 2016

Hampton brings leaders together to improve outcomes for black males

Jan. 21, 2016 - Hampton, along with Cities United, will convene a regional symposium, “The Urgency of Now: Changing the Narrative for Black Males from Failure to Hope.” Teams from Hampton Roads’ seven core cities can hear first-hand from leaders from acro...Read on...

Full news release * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 21, 2016

Sign up to become 2016 Neighborhood of the Year

Jan. 21, 2016 - It's not too late to sign up for to win the title of 2016 Neighborhood of the Year. It's part of the Neighborhood Awards Program, created to honor the efforts and initiatives of neighborhoods and individuals.

There are three categories...Read on...

More information, applications * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 19, 2016

Health Insurance Enrollfest

Jan. 19, 2016 - Federal law requires people to have health insurance or they may face a penalty beginning this year. Learn about your options for insurance in the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace. Get more information at www.celebratehealthcare.net.
...Read on...

Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 14, 2016

Party City, Moe's coming to Coliseum Crossing

Jan 14, 2016 - Party City and Moe's Southwest Grill are coming to Coliseum Crossing this year. In addition, the shopping center will undergo renovations and an expansion, including a new facade, sidewalks, landscaping and lighting.

More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 14, 2016

You can still weigh in on Capital Improvement Plan

Jan. 15 2016 - If you missed the recent in-person meeting for residents to give input on the city’s future capital projects, you can still vote online. Go to www.hampton.gov/capitalsurvey to give city leaders your perspective.

Take the survey * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 20, 2016

City preparing for snow, rain

Jan. 20, 2016 - Hampton officials, including Public Works, Police, Fire and the Department of Emergency Management, continue monitoring the weather and two storm systems that are expected to bring rain and snow to the region in the next few days.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 11, 2016

City offices closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 11, 2016 - Schools and city offices are closed Monday, Jan. 18, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and there will be no regular trash pickup. Circuit and district court and state offices, will also be closed Friday, Jan. 15 for Lee-Jackson Day.

More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 13, 2016

City gets nearly $100,000 from Homeland Security

Jan. 13, 2016 - Hampton has received nearly $100,000 in grants from the Department of Homeland Security to improve emergency preparedness and security. The money is part of approximately $6.5 million awarded to 100 projects statewide.

More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 14, 2016

Party City, Moe's coming to Coliseum Crossing

Jan 14, 2016 - Party City and Moe's Southwest Grill are coming to Coliseum Crossing this year. In addition, the shopping center will undergo renovations and an expansion, including a new facade, sidewalks, landscaping and lighting.

More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 12, 2016

New artistic director named for Hampton Arts

Jan. 12, 2016 - After a nationwide search, Richard M. Parison Jr. has been named artistic director of Hampton Arts. He will oversee artistic, theatre and educational programming at The American Theatre and The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 12, 2016

Support the American Red Cross blood drive Jan. 29

Jan. 12, 2016 - Support the American Red Cross and the city's blood drive by donating on Friday, Jan. 29 at from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at City Hall, 22 Lincoln St. Make an appointment at www.redcrossblood.org, using sponsor code "HamptonCity."

Parti...Read on...

More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 11, 2016

Provide feedback on Capital Improvement Plan

Jan. 11, 2016 - Hear about future capital projects and provide feedback on spending proposals at a public meeting on the next Capital Improvement Plan: Thursday, Jan. 14, from 6-8 p.m., at Kecoughtan High School.

More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 11, 2016

Applications being accepted for Citizen's Police Academy

Jan. 11, 2016 - The Hampton Police Division is accepting applications for the Citizen’s Police Academy, which begins February 8th and extends through May 2nd. Classes will be held each Monday from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., for thirteen weeks.

More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 6, 2016

Applications available for summer youth employment program

Jan. 6, 2016 - The city is accepting applications now for the Summer Youth Employment Program.

The program is open to young men and women who are residents of Hampton. Interested applicants must be 16 on or before June 1, 2016. The program is designed ...Read on...

More information, application * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 4, 2016

Get valuable tips at workshop set for Feb. 8

Jan. 5, 2016 - Learn how to use reports from eVA - the state’s online procurement website - to grow your business and secure more contracts during a small business workshop on Monday, Feb. 8. The workshop will be held 9-11 a.m. in the Ruppert Sargent Buil...Read on...

* Hampton City News