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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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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 _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 _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 _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 _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 _City News
Posted on: August 15, 2017

Mosquito spraying planned in Harris Creek, Beach Road areas

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Aug. 18, 2017  -  Because of an increase in salt marsh mosquitoes, the Environmental Services Division of Public Works plans to conduct ultra-low volume spraying this evening in the Harris Creek and Beach Road/Hall Road areas of the city...

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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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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 _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 _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 _City News
Posted on: August 9, 2017

Forbes recognizes Mango, Mango owners as top "Shark Tank" entrepreneurs

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Aug. 9, 2017 – The business magazine released a list of top 12 black "Shark Tank" entrepreneurs who found success after their appearance on the reality show. On the list were Hampton's 'Mango, Mango' Mango Preserves owners Nzinga Teule-Hekima, L...

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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 _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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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.
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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Take online survey to tell Hampton police how you think they're doing

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Aug. 8, 2017 - Take a few moments to tell Hampton Police how you think they're doing by taking a short, online survey using your computer, cell phone or other electronic device. The survey, which is only for Hampton citizens, will be available until Aug. ...

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Take the survey _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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Posted on: July 28, 2017

National Fish and Wildlife and Chesapeake Bay foundations grants help city manage rainwater

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July 27, 2017 – The city has received grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to be used for rain garden installations and workshops.

The more than $25,000 National Fish and Wildlife grant went towa...

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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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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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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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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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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.

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

Celebrate NASA Langley's 100th anniversary with the Centennial Experience trailer

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July 20, 2017 - the Centennial Experience trailer, an opportunity for visitors to ride along and discover 100 years of historic achievements related to aeronautic - is now open to the public at the Virginia Air & Space Center. The free trailer "t...

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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 _City News
Posted on: July 18, 2017

21-member Neighborhood Commission is looking for civic-minded residents to fill vacancies

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July 18, 2017 - With six vacancies to fill, Hampton needs civic-minded residents to serve as neighborhood commissioners. The 21-member commission provides leadership, guidance, and support to the city's Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative. There are vacancie...

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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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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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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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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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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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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 _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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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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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 _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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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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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Construction work planned for Power Plant between Mercury, Pine Chapel

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 June 29, 2017 - Starting in July, Public Works has scheduled construction work along the southbound lanes of Power Plant Parkway between Mercury Boulevard and Pine Chapel Road. It is expected to be finished by the end of the year. 

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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 _City News
Posted on: June 23, 2017

Downtown Hampton Development Strategy would revitalize and utilize Hampton's waterfront

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June 23, 2017 – Plans to revitalize downtown Hampton were discussed during a Hampton Economic Development Authority meeting Tuesday, June 20. Development firm WVS and Virginia Beach-based Saunders + Crause Architects presented their development strategy.

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Revisions to project on former Shelton Home land recommended for denial

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June 23, 2017 – A majority of the Planning Commission did not support revisions to a $17 million project by Marlyn Development Corp. The project requested zoning for single-family residences to be located on Mallory Street on land formerly occupied by an ...

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Additional Info... _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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Posted on: June 16, 2017

Come Make a Splash at Hampton’s Neighborhood Pools

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June 16, 2017 - Get in the swim of things for free at any of six neighborhood pools during Community Pool Days, June 20 through June 25.

The city’s Neighborhood Commission gives grants to many of the city’s neighborhood pools to help strengthen neighborhoo...

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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.

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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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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.

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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 _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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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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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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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... _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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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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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 _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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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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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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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 _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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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... _City News
Posted on: June 5, 2017

Learn more about how to get hired as a firefighter-medic

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June 5, 2017 - Ever think about being a firefighter and medic? Here’s your chance to learn what it’s really like -- and how to get your best start on the hiring process. 

Newport News and Hampton have a joint hiring process and are offering 6 open...

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Watch this video for more _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.

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http://www.knowyourzoneva.org _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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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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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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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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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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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 _City News
Posted on: May 19, 2017

City offices, schools closed Monday, May 29, as nation celebrates Memorial Day

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May 19, 2017 - City schools and most city offices will be closed Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day. There will be no regular recycling bulk trash or yard waste collection. Monday’s collection will be made Wednesday, May 31.  

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Closing list _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 _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 _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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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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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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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 _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 _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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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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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 _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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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Watersport rentals and concession stands to open at three locations this month

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May 9, 2017 – Residents and visitors can enjoy Hampton’s waterways even more later this month at three locations. Hampton Watersports, owned by Jeremy Churchill and Mike Walsh, have similar rentals in Virginia Beach and have expanded t...

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 _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 _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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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Meetings planned to help Hampton prepare for sea level rise, flooding

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April 10, 2017 - Two new meetings have been scheduled for Hampton residents to talk about rising sea levels, flooding and strategies for living with water.

Share your thoughts and ideas during an interactive discussion called the  "Dutch Dial...

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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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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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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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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 _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 _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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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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Posted on: April 7, 2017

2017 Summer camps and classes: Camps Fury and Prospect, comedy and more

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April 7, 2017 - Summer is around the corner and there are a number of city-sponsored camps and classes planned to engage young people, teach them a new skill or help them explore new opportunities. Visit our summer camp newsletter online to see just a few...

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Summer camp newsletter _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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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Meetings planned to help Hampton prepare for sea level rise, flooding

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March 22, 2017 - How does Hampton ensure that water remains one of its greatest assets, and not a threat? Join the city’s upcoming “Dutch Dialogues” and talk about rising sea levels, flooding, and strategies for living with w...

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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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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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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Severe weather still possible, but forecast for the area continue to improve

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April 6, 2017 - The latest update from the National Weather Service shows that the threat of severe weather has diminished, although a tornado watch remains in effect until 1 p.m.  Strong to severe storms - with large hail and damaging wind gusts...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Severe weather possible, tornado watch in area early Thursday morning as storm moves into Virginia

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April 6, 2017 - The National Weather Service at Wakefield said there remains a significant severe weather threat for our area between 3 a.m. and 10 a.m. Thursday.  A tornado watch is in effect until 1 p.m. Thursday. 

An initial area of sh...

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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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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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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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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 _City News
Posted on: March 16, 2017

City seeks vendors to provide unique food, shopping experience at Buckroe Beach

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March 16, 2017 - The City of Hampton is looking for pushcart and food truck vendors to take part in a new program designed to provide a unique food and recreational experience at Buckroe Beach. In addition to providing space for food vendors, the city is ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

City accepting applications for summer, winter youth violence prevention mini grants

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March 17, 2017 - The city is accepting applications now for summer and winter youth violence prevention mini-grants of up to $10,000. The goal of the grant program is to fund programs that help prevent youth violence by providing positive activities and s...

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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 _City News
Posted on: March 4, 2017

Participating restaurants offer two and three-course meals for Restaurant Week

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March 4, 2017 - Make plans to treat yourself to lunch or dinner at one of the participating restaurants that will offer specially priced menus starting Sunday, March 5 through Saturday, March 11. 

Restaurant Week feature the regions best like Vent...

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Additional Info.. _City News
Posted on: March 3, 2017

Residents focus on capital spending; next up is annual budget on March 6

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March 1, 2017 - Hampton's residents helped prioritize strategic capital spending at the city's second "I Value" budget input meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

The final session on the budget formation will be held Monday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Bethe...

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Additional Info... _City News
Posted on: February 23, 2017

Small increase in trash fee sought but other user fees expected to remain flat

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Feb. 22, 2017 - The city's three main Public Works services paid for with user fees were expected to increase this year, according to reports from two years ago. The good news is that two won't need t change, but projections show the sol...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Council gets look, gives OK to first stage of War Memorial renovation plan

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Feb. 22, 2017 - Plans for renovations to War Memorial Stadium got a boost Wednesday, as City Council got a look at the first stage, which will feature new ADA-compliant restrooms, a second concessions area, an enclosed training/batting area, and an upper ...

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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 _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.

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

Great Chocolate Race will cause downtown detours Saturday, Feb. 25

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Feb. 24, 2017 – Some downtown streets will be closed and traffic affected Saturday, Feb. 25 from as early as 5:30 a.m. to about noon because of the Great Chocolate Race 10 mile/5K.

The race begins and ends on Eaton Street across from Mill Point Park. Motor...

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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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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 _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 _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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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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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 _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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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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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 _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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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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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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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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_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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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Residents' views sought on animal control issues - leash law, number of pets

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Jan. 10, 2017 - Two issues concerning animals under study, and the city would like to hear residents' views.  Your feedback will go to the Animal Control Advisory Committee, which will consider your input before making recommendations to City Cou...

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Give your input _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 _City News
Posted on: January 9, 2017

Crews made progress but some roads still icy; city to open at 10 a.m. Tuesday

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Jan. 9, 2017 - Road clearing continues, as bitter cold keeps ice forming. The City of Hampton will have a delayed opening at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10; schools and courts remain closed. 

Police reported more issues on the roads Monday, as drivers b...

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_City News
Posted on: January 9, 2017

Trash, recycling schedule will change all week due to snowstorm

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Jan. 9, 2017 - Due to Winter Storm Helena, all solid waste services will be delayed this week. Neighborhood road conditions may continue to cause delays; however, please place containers curbside on the afternoon before your rescheduled service day and le...

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_City News
Posted on: January 6, 2017

Hampton snow-related closings

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Here is a list of weather-related closings in Hampton. Check back for updates.

Monday, Jan. 9, 2017

City offices and all facilities - parks, community centers, libraries, etc. - Closed Monday (emergency essential personnel should report)

Monday trash and rec...

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_City News
Posted on: January 8, 2017

Hampton city offices, facilities will be closed Monday; icy roads remain concern

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Jan. 8, 2017 - The City of Hampton offices and facilities -- parks, community centers, libraries, arts center, History Museum -- will be closed on Monday, Jan. 9. Courts and schools are also closed. 

Emergency essential personnel should report to ...

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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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_City News
Posted on: December 30, 2016

Residents can now recycle milk cartons, other coated cardboard

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Dec. 30, 2017 - Hampton residents can now recycle a few more items, including coated cardboard (like milk cartons and frozen food boxes).

The list of items you can put in your household recycling bin is: Metal food and beverage cans, aluminum cans, pie pan...

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Print out recyclables list _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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_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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_City News
Posted on: January 3, 2017

Buckroe Beach home will be featured on HGTV show "My Lottery Dream Home"

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Jan. 3, 2017 - Hampton’s East Bay at Buckroe Beach will get national exposure as a great location for coastal living on HGTV’s “My Lottery Dream Home” this week.

The show features host David Bromstad showing homes to recent lottery winners, who can now aff...

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_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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_City News
Posted on: December 29, 2016

Police encourage you to safeguard your valuables by using the program 'ReportIt'

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Dec. 29, 2016 - Over the holidays, many of us may have valuable new gifts such as televisions, computers, laptops, cellphones, handbags, and perhaps even a new vehicle.  Hampton police encourage you to keep your receipts, inventory your belonging...

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_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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_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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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Hampton recently awarded $20,000 grant for youth mentoring, other efforts

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Dec. 28, 2016 - Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently announced that Hampton has been awarded a $20,000 "Policing in the 21st Century" grant to support training and equipment that enhances the city's policing efforts. Virginia's Crimin...

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_City News
Posted on: December 28, 2016

Join Mayor Donnie Tuck for a neighborhood forum Jan. 12 at Northampton Community Center

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Dec. 28, 2016 - Do you have an idea for making Hampton an even better community? Want to know what's going on in the city? Join Mayor Donnie Tuck for his next Mayor's Forum on Thursday, Jan. 12, from 6-8 p.m. at the Northampton Community Center, 1735-A To...

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_City News
Posted on: December 27, 2016

Hampton looking to boost seasonal retail, food at Buckroe Beach

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Dec. 27, 2016 - Pop-up retail sheds, more food trucks, and vendors with carts could be boost the economy and fun this summer at Buckroe Beach.

Hampton's City Council and Economic Development Authority heard presentations in December on ways to take better ...

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_City News
Posted on: December 16, 2016

Holiday closing list and modified schedule for trash, recycling pickup

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Dec. 16, 2016 -  City offices, city schools and most city programs will be closed for Christmas and New Year's Day, and trash selection will be different for some residents. There will be no regular recycling, refuse, bulk trash or yard waste col...

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Complete closing list _City News
Posted on: December 28, 2016

Update & input on Fox Hill Neighborhood Center Jan. 12

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Dec. 28, 2016 - The City of Hampton is working with the residents in the Fox Hill area to build a neighborhood center. Interested residents are invited to attend a meeting Jan. 12 to hear an update and offer input.

Since the last meeting, some issues have ...

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_City News
Posted on: December 21, 2016

FEMA approves disaster aid to Hampton for damages caused by hurricane Matthew

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Dec. 21, 2016 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency this week announced that Hampton is eligible to receive public assistant to help with damages sustained from hurricane Matthew. According to a news release from the Virginia Department of Emergency M...

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News release _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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_City News
Posted on: December 19, 2016

Fire officials urge caution and care after house fire linked to live Christmas tree

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Dec. 19, 2016 - In the wake of a recent house fire that was traced to a live Christmas tree, Hampton's Division of Fire and Rescue encourages residents to take some basic precautions this holiday season, especially with live trees. Among their suggestions...Read on...

_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...

_City News
Posted on: December 15, 2016

Hampton again named top city for public sector information, communications

digital cities

Dec. 15, 2016 – For the 15th time in 16 years, Hampton has been named one of the top cities in the nation when it comes to using technology to improve citizen services, enhance transparency and encourage citizen engagement.

The Center for Digital Governmen...

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_City News
Posted on: December 15, 2016

Escape Room Virginia opens new location in Hampton at the Peninsula Town Center

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Dec. 14, 2016 -  Escape Room Virginia Peninsula opens today in the  Peninsula Town Center on the second floor of 4410 East Claiborne Square, above Victoria’s Secret.

Escape Room Virginia offers a variety of immersive games where you follo...

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Read On... _City News
Posted on: December 12, 2016

You still have time to register for Hampton's upcoming Diversity College classes

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Dec. 12, 2016 - You still have time to register for Hampton Diversity College 2017. The multimedia courses concentrates on diversity and inclusion in both the workplace and community. Topics include race, ethnicity and culture, generational diversity and ...

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_City News
Posted on: December 12, 2016

Winners announced in city's "Blissful Lights" competition for holiday light display

Holiday lights

Dec. 12, 2016 - The winners of the "Blissful Lights" competition were announced Saturday during the downtown holiday parade. Designed to bring neighborhood organizations together and lift spirits during the holiday season, the contest invited or...

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_City News
Posted on: December 12, 2016

Holidays will change the trash pickup schedules during weeks of Christmas, New Years

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Dec. 12, 2016 - There will be no regular recycling, refuse, bulk trash or yard waste collection on Friday, Dec. 23 or Monday, Dec. 26 because of Christmas; or on Monday, Jan. 2, because of New Year’s Day.

Trash normally collected on Friday, Dec. ...

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_City News
Posted on: November 23, 2016

City planning now for 2017 “Urgency of Now’ symposium to build safer community

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Nov. 23, 2016 -  Hampton officials are currently planning the 2017 “Urgency of Now” symposium,  and they want to hear your ideas on what’s most important as they look to continue building a stronger and safe...

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_City News
Posted on: November 7, 2016

Learn more about proposed aquatics center at Thursday meeting or read FAQs

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Nov. 7, 2016 - Hampton has been studying adding a major youth sports facility to serve local residents as well as boost tourism. An aquatics center is being discussed by City Council, and city officials are offering two public sessions for those who want ...

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Read the FAQs for more information _City News
Posted on: November 15, 2016

Mayor Tuck: "We cannot be afraid to take risks" as Hampton moves full speed ahead

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Nov. 15, 2016 – Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck addressed a business audience of 450 people, saying that Hampton is moving “full speed ahead” toward growth and economic development, in a State of the City speech sponsored by the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Co...Read on...

View "Full Speed Ahead" Video _City News
Posted on: November 9, 2016

City Council approves two live music permits and a public pier in Phoebus

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Nov. 9, 2016 - Hampton City Council approved two live music permits, one for an established business that is moving and another for a new venture in the old Armory building at its Wednesday night meeting.
--The Comfort Zone, a restaurant and popular danc...Read on...

Additional Info... _City News
Posted on: October 28, 2016

Bike, pedestrian plan draft developed; public hearings scheduled

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Oct. 28, 2016 – After studying the city’s bicycle and pedestrian network for nearly a year, the city – with the help of citizens and a consultant – has developed recommendations to “make active transportation a safe, convenient, and enjoyable experience i...Read on...

Additional Info... _City News
Posted on: October 26, 2016

Police Chief tells City Council about plans for an increased focus on gun violence

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Oct. 26, 2016 - Police Chief Terry Sult addressed City Council on Wednesday night, saying that his department was standing up a gun crime task force to focus additional resources on reducing violent crimes.
Sult noted that the last time he was before Cou...Read on...

_City News
Posted on: October 20, 2016

Virginia voter registration deadline extended to Oct. 21

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Oct. 20, 2016 - Virginia voters can register to vote for this year's presidential election through Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, according to a federal judge's ruling. The original deadline was Monday, but so many people tried to register that the state's websit...Read on...

Additional Info... _City News
Posted on: October 12, 2016

Give your input on high-capacity transit modes and routes on the Peninsula Oct. 13

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Oct. 11, 2016 - Join Hampton Roads Transit and the cities of Hampton and Newport News to share information about high-capacity transit on the Peninsula Thursday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.
Come learn about possible high cap...Read on...

Additional Info... _City News
Posted on: October 6, 2016

Planning Commission backs requests for Armory, Comfort Zone, Phoebus pier

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Oct. 6, 2016 - The Hampton Planning Commission endorsed two measures that would allow the former National Guard Armory building at 504-520 N. King Street to become a brewpub, distillery and concert venue. The commission approved a change in zoning to allo...Read on...

_City News
Posted on: October 9, 2016

Hampton sees 10 inches of rain, flooded roads, downed trees; widespread power outages

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Oct. 9, 2016 – Hampton has received 10.2 inches of rain in the east-southern portion the city, as Matthew stalled its course and battered areas overnight. Upper portions of the city fared a little better, with 8.9 inches at Langley Air Force Base and 7.2 ...Read on...

_City News
Posted on: October 8, 2016

Hampton opens shelter at Phenix; widespread power outages and flooding

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Oct. 9, 2016 - Storms are battering Hampton harder than predicted, more than 20 percent of the city without power, dozens of flooded roads and downed trees.
Paula Maria Apartments in the Newmarket area began flooding Saturday evening, and Hampton fire a...Read on...

_City News
Posted on: October 8, 2016

Rains, winds, flash flood warning; power outages affect streetlights

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Oct. 8, 2016 - Storms are battering Hampton harder than predicted, with a flash flood warning issued Saturday evening, dozens of roads flooded, and scattered power outages.
By 8:30 p.m., more than two dozen roads were flooded, in several areas of the cit...Read on...

_City News
Posted on: October 5, 2016

Matthew’s likely track spares Virginia; residents urged to monitor forecast

NWS forecast

Oct. 5, 2016 – The National Weather Service gave Virginia a dramatically different – and better – outlook for the weekend based on changes in the past 24 hours.

Hurricane Matthew is now expected to take a “sharp right turn away from the East Coast” aft...Read on...

_City News
Posted on: October 4, 2016

Matthew poses potential threat; residents urged to make preparations

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Oct. 4, 2016 – The likelihood of Hurricane Matthew causing moderate to significant impacts to Southeastern Virginia is growing, the National Weather Service said Tuesday.

Effects could be felt even if Matthew remains offshore, due to the storm’s size ...Read on...

Preparedness tips, flooding maps, etc. _City News
Posted on: September 28, 2016

Council plans to delay animal control items listed on tonight's agenda

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Sept. 28, 2016 - City Council plans to defer two animal control items on its agenda, so there will be no vote tonight. Council members asked for more time for community input.
The city attorney's office is recommending a change that would enhance the enf...Read on...

_City News
Posted on: August 31, 2016

Park at the end of Beach Road receives makeover thanks to Grandview Island residents

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Aug. 31, 2016 – The small park at the end of Beach Road recently received an upgrade. The park is home to ruins of the once longstanding Back River Lighthouse, which was destroyed in 1956 by Hurricane Flossy.

Resident Jamie Chapman and several neighbo...Read on...

More photos _City News
Posted on: August 16, 2016

Armory brewpub-concert venue takes step forward

Armory building

Aug. 16, 2016 – Randy Thomas, an experienced contractor who has helped with the buildout of several breweries, says he expects a $3-million-plus brewery-restaurant-concert venue at the former Armory downtown will open by late summer or early fall of next ...Read on...

_City News
Posted on: August 8, 2016

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

new first landing

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 _City News
Posted on: August 1, 2016

Learn more about the real estate appraiser and the assessment process

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August 1, 2016 – This new video provides an overview of the role of the real estate appraiser and the assessment process.

Real Estate Appraiser Video _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...

_City News
Posted on: July 13, 2016

Mayor Donnie Tuck, Councilman Jimmy Gray sworn in

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July 13, 2016 -- Donnie Tuck was sworn in as mayor, and Jimmy Gray officially joined Hampton City Council on July 13 in a ceremony that filled Council Chambers at City Hall.
Also sworn in were Council members: Linda Curtis, unanimously chosen by Council...Read on...

View photo gallery of 2016 swearing in ceremony _City News
Posted on: June 30, 2016

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

Fourth of July newsflash

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 _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...

_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.

Ha...Read on...

_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 _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 _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 _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 _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 _City News
Posted on: June 2, 2016

Hampton police receive "Call of the Year" award during Third Annual EMS Day awards

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June 2, 2016 - Hampton Police received the "Call of the Year Award" May 28 during the Third Annual EMS Day at Busch Gardens. The award was for the department's life-saving response after a Sept. 20, 2015 crash in which a victims leg was severed....Read on...

_City News
Posted on: May 31, 2016

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

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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.

_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 _City News
Posted on: June 6, 2016

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

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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 _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 _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 _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 _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...

_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 _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...

_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 _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 _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... _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 _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...

_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 _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.

_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...

_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...

_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...

_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...

_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...

_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...

_City News
Posted on: May 3, 2016

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

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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 _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.

_City News
Posted on: April 27, 2016

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

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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... _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 _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...

_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...

_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.

_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 _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 _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 _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...

_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 _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 _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.

_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 _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 _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 _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 _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 _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 _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... _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.

_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...

_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 _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 _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 _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...

_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.

_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...

_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...

_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 _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 _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 _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.

_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 _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.

_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...

_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 _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...

_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 _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...

_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 _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 _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...

_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 _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 _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 _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 _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 _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 _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 _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...

_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 _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 _City News
Posted on: February 3, 2016

$60 million redevelopment planned for Riverdale Shopping Center

Feb. 3, 2016 – A national developer has acquired and plans to invest $60 million in renovations and redevelopment of the aging Riverdale Shopping Center in the Coliseum Central area. It will be renamed Riverpointe and anchored by a Kroger Marketplace.
Th...Read on...

Press Release _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.

_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. _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 _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 _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... _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 _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 _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 _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 _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 _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 _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 _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 _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 _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 _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 _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...

_City News

Posted on: August 16, 2017

Employee passes are on sale by schools for football, basketball, volleyball, wrestling

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Aug. 16, 2017 - Special passes are now on sale that will admit Hampton and Hampton City School employees into regular season football, basketball, volleyball and wrestling events during the entire school year. The $40 passes (cash only)  can be p...

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_Employee Connection
Posted on: June 23, 2017

City Manager Message: New Fiscal Year & July 3rd Announcement

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Happy New Year!! Happy FY18 New Year, that is. The start of a new year, calendar or otherwise, is an opportunity to reflect on the past and look ahead to the future. As I reflect on FY17, I believe Team Hampton has accomplished many great things despite a...

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Read Full City Manager's Message _Employee Connection
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Open enrollment for health insurance began June 12

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June 13, 2017 - OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR HEALTH INSURANCE BEGAN JUNE 12!

It’s time for Open Enrollment for Health Insurance. Anthem BCBS has recommended a 5.4% increase in premiums this year. Both the city and employees will share in the cost of this ...

Read on...

_Employee Connection
Posted on: May 16, 2017

New gray and white signs should make it easier to make your way around City Hall

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May 16, 2017 - Visitors and employees at City Hall should notice a new look in the hallways at 22 Lincoln St.  Bright new gray and white floor signs were added Tuesday outside the elevator doors on floors 3-8.  The new signs include rais...

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_Employee Connection
Posted on: May 12, 2017

Touch a Truck event gave kids a chance to sit in drivers' seat of big rigs

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May 12, 2017 - Employees from the Division of Public Works recently took part in the Touch A Truck event at Peninsula Town Center. It gave children a hands-on opportunity to explore heavy machinery and to meet the people who build, protect and serve the H...

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_Employee Connection
Posted on: May 11, 2017

Council approves budget for fiscal year 2018, including employee compensation measures

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May 11, 2017 - City manager’s message on Council’s approval of budget for fiscal year 2018, and compensation measures that were included.

Manager's message _Employee Connection
Posted on: April 21, 2017

Go online and become one of the first to try Hampton's new mobile app on your smartphone

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April 21, 2017 - Be among the first to try out Hampton’s new mobile city app on your smartphone or mobile device, then give us feedback before our upcoming public launch.

The app gives you quick access to valuable government information, lets you...

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_Employee Connection
Posted on: April 12, 2017

City manager's proposed budget calls for 2% raises, promotion raises and more

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April 12, 2017 - City manager's message previews recommended budget, including raises, investment in public safety and more.  

"Although real estate property values increased for the third straight year, our economic recovery remains slow. Th...

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Manager's message -budget preview _Employee Connection
Posted on: March 28, 2017

New Delta Dental app lets you schedule all of your appointments online

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March 28, 2017 - The new mobile app from Delta Dental lets you schedule your dental appointments online.  You can also use the new app to access the dentist directory, get appointment confirmations and reminders online, and more. 

Read on...

Get the app _Employee Connection
Posted on: February 2, 2017

City manager names Friday, Feb. 3, 'Show Your Team Spirit Day' for employees

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Feb. 2, 2017 - City Manager Mary Bunting has made Friday, Feb. 3, Show Your Team Spirit Day. " While we cannot always dress down or be casual," Bunting said. "I am a firm believer that work should be both productive and fun! The Super Bowl ...

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Photo gallery _Employee Connection
Posted on: January 26, 2017

City Council recognizes retired treasurer for his dedication to Hampton

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Jan. 26, 2017 - Hampton City Council Wednesday recognized former city treasurer Robert "Bob" S. Williams for his dedication to the city and his work as city treasurer. The resolution says that "during his time as treasurer, Mr. Williams bro...

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_Employee Connection
Posted on: January 25, 2017

1610 Luncheon honors employees with five to 20 plus years of service

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Jan. 25, 2017 - Last week Human Resources hosted their annual 1610 Luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina to honor 65 employees who have served the city for 20 years or more. 

Every employee received a Service Award 1610...

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1610 award recipients _Employee Connection
Posted on: December 29, 2016

Police encourage you to safeguard your valuables by using the program 'ReportIt'

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Dec. 29, 2016 - Over the holidays, many of us may have valuable new gifts such as televisions, computers, laptops, cellphones, handbags, and perhaps even a new vehicle.  Hampton police encourage you to keep your receipts, inventory your belonging...

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_Employee Connection
Posted on: November 10, 2016

Hampton's budget team wins international award for 17th time

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Nov. 9, 2016 - Hampton's budget team has earned the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, an international awards program in governmental budgeting. This is the 17th time Hampton has won the award, presented locally Wednesday by City Council.
The awa...Read on...

_Employee Connection
Posted on: October 19, 2016

Where did the trees go? What's going on outside City Hall?

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Oct. 19, 2016 - The lighting outside City Hall is getting a makeover to be more attractive, more energy-efficient and more flexible for color options.
In order to do that, Public Works will have to dig up the existing underground wiring and replace it. ...Read on...

_Employee Connection
Posted on: April 5, 2016

Customer Delight program rewards employees providing great service

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April 5, 2016 - Have you seen a co-worker do a great job? Do you know someone in the city who goes out of their way – every day - to make customers happy? Don’t keep it to yourself. Say something about it and help us recognize the great work of city emplo...Read on...

_Employee Connection
Posted on: July 28, 2016

May - June 2016 New Hires, Promotions and Retirees

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We welcome, congratulate and wish well all of the May - June 2016 new hires, promotions and retirees!

New Hires:


  • Aavlon Haynes, Family Services Specialist Sr - Social Services - Admin
  • Allen R Hoilman, Curator - Hampton History Museum
  • Angela Leflett, Per...
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_Employee Connection
Posted on: October 3, 2016

City Hall to get new ADA compliant signs

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The updated signs will replace most of the existing signs - that includes department, restroom, stairwell and floor signs. The new signs are ADA compliant, which means signs are required to be accessible to those with disabilities, typography to be certai...Read on...

ADA Standards for accessible design _Employee Connection
Posted on: September 28, 2016

Customer Service Week

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During the first week in October, we recognize the importance of providing excellent customer service and learn to better carry out our message. Various opportunities will be offered that will help employees re-focus, re-dedicate, and continue making a di...Read on...

Learn more from City Manager Mary Bunting _Employee Connection
Posted on: March 20, 2015

Share your Hampton photos!

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Do you have Hampton photos you think would be good for our social media sites? We’d love to see everything from behind-the-scenes work to scenic Hampton photos. Send them to marketinginc@hampton.gov with a brief description and you just might se...

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_Employee Connection
Posted on: August 23, 2016

July 2016 New Hires, Promotions and Retirees

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We welcome, congratulate and wish well all of the July 2016 new hires, promotions and retirees!

New Hires:


  • Selene Guerrero, Marketing Outreach Manager - Marketing & Outreach
  • Laverne Spratley, Account Clerk I - City Treasurer
  • Marisa Bottorff, Police ...
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_Employee Connection
Posted on: July 26, 2016

School supply drive

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Last year Healthy Families received enough donations from city employees and community partners to provide 155 Hampton children with backpacks full of necessary school items.

This year the demand is high and they are asking for specific items such as:...Read on...

_Employee Connection
Posted on: July 11, 2016

POSTPONED - Fire Extinguisher Training for City employees

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Training will be held at Station No. 9 located at 1590 Briarfield Road. Two classes will be offered per day at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and both sessions will last approximately two hours and encompass an in-class fire safety workshop and hands-on fire extinguis...Read on...

Additional Info... _Employee Connection
Posted on: June 14, 2016

Open enrollment for health insurance began June 13

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June 14, 20165 - It's time for Open Enrollment for Health Insurance. I have some great news to share about your health insurance premiums! Although Anthem BCBS has recommended a 7% increase in premiums this year, the City will be picking up 100% of the em...Read on...

_Employee Connection
Posted on: June 7, 2016

Sign up now for the Mayor's Cup blood drive

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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 _Employee Connection

Posted on: March 28, 2017

New Delta Dental app lets you schedule all of your appointments online

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March 28, 2017 - The new mobile app from Delta Dental lets you schedule your dental appointments online.  You can also use the new app to access the dentist directory, get appointment confirmations and reminders online, and more. 

Read on...

Get the app _Employee Connection - Health & Wellness

Posted on: June 13, 2017

Open enrollment for health insurance began June 12

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June 13, 2017 - OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR HEALTH INSURANCE BEGAN JUNE 12!

It’s time for Open Enrollment for Health Insurance. Anthem BCBS has recommended a 5.4% increase in premiums this year. Both the city and employees will share in the cost of this increase.

T...

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_Employee Connection - Health Benefits

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.
  • Hydrate your pet...
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Animal Control
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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Animal Control
Posted on: January 4, 2017

Health Department looking for dog from Ridgway Bark Park

Jan. 4, 2017 - The Hampton Health Department needs your help in locating a dog that scratched someone on Sunday, Jan. 1, at Ridgway Bark Park. 

The dog was described as being medium-sized, 30-40 pounds, black and brown, and the owner was heard to ...

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Animal Control

Posted on: May 12, 2017

Public Notice - Board of Review of Real Estate Assessments Meetings

May 12, 2017 - Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review of Real Estate Assessments of the City of Hampton will meet on the days hereafter listed for the purpose of hearing complaints of inequalities including errors in acreage. (...)

View Full Public Notice Assessor of Real Estate
Posted on: February 13, 2017

Assessor's office prepares for field review program, appraisals this spring, summer

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Feb 13, 2017 - During the spring and summer months, real estate appraisers from the Office of the Assessor of Real Estate will conduct a comprehensive field review program. All or part of more than 60 neighborhoods or streets will be visited during the cu...

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News release Assessor of Real Estate
Posted on: August 1, 2016

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

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

Real Estate Appraiser Video Assessor of Real Estate
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 Assessor of Real Estate
Posted on: August 28, 2015

Assessor's annual report available online

Aug. 28, 2015 - The fiscal year 2016 annual report from the Office of the Assessor of Real Estate is available online. The 29-page report includes information about the value of Hampton real estate, real estate taxes, and transfers.

More information Assessor of Real Estate
Posted on: January 28, 2015

Assessment news: City's land held value in 2014

Jan. 28, 2015 - The value of all taxable properties increased slightly in 2014, said City Assessor Brian Gordineer. The increase was less than one percent. Fiscal year 2016, beginning July 1, will see the first increase in taxable land values since 2010.

News release Assessor of Real Estate
Posted on: April 8, 2013

Office of the Assessor of Real Estate Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report

The revival of the annual report allows our team to share
information, advances and accomplishments, as well as future plans, with you.

Read more... Assessor of Real Estate

Budget

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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 Budget
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 Budget
Posted on: March 7, 2017

Take the online 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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Budget
Posted on: March 3, 2017

Residents focus on capital spending; next up is annual budget on March 6

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March 1, 2017 - Hampton's residents helped prioritize strategic capital spending at the city's second "I Value" budget input meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

The final session on the budget formation will be held Monday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Bethe...

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Additional Info... Budget
Posted on: March 1, 2017

Residents focus on capital spending; next up is annual budget

March 1, 2017 - Hampton's residents helped prioritize strategic capital spending at the city's second "I Value" budget input meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

The final session on the budget formation will be held Monday, March 6 at ...

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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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Budget

Posted on: August 16, 2017

Level I of Diversity College starts Sept. 26; Level II starts Sept. 7

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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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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Join the fun on Saturday, July 8 and paint and chat about diversity

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June 30, 2017 - The Citizens’ Unity Commission is looking for 20 Hampton residents to join a midday paint part on Saturday, July 8, from noon-2 p.m. at Hampton’s Performing and Creative Arts Center, 300 Butler Farm Road.

Entitled Unity ...

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Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: June 7, 2017

Citizens' Unity Commission is looking for teens to join Youth Advisory Group

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June 7, 2017 - The Citizens’ Unity Commission is looking for interested young people to join its Youth Advisory Group. Comprised of 13 members between the ages of 13 and 19, the Youth Advisory Group is an extension of the Unity Commission and rep...

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

Unity, Police host conversation on understanding the 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 Citizens Unity Commission
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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Citizens Unity Commission
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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Citizens Unity Commission
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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Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: December 12, 2016

You still have time to register for Hampton's upcoming Diversity College classes

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Dec. 12, 2016 - You still have time to register for Hampton Diversity College 2017. The multimedia courses concentrates on diversity and inclusion in both the workplace and community. Topics include race, ethnicity and culture, generational diversity and ...

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Citizens Unity Commission
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 Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: June 6, 2016

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

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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 Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: July 10, 2015

'Mini-grants' available for programs to help stop youth violence

July 10, 2015 - The City of Hampton is accepting applications for up to $10,000 in mini-grants that can be used for grassroots programs and activities designed to prevent youth violence.

News release Citizens Unity Commission

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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Posted on: July 28, 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... City Council
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 per thousand people...

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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 City Council
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 City Council
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 ...

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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 meets on the third Thur...

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Posted on: March 3, 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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Posted on: February 6, 2017

Wednesday City Council agenda includes budget, RV, transportation study briefings

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Feb. 6, 2017 - Hampton City Council is scheduled to take up a number of items on Wednesday, from the budget timetable to regulations of RVs parked in residential areas to public comment and social media channels.

Wednesday afternoon's 1 p.m. work ...

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View the agenda City Council
Posted on: November 9, 2016

City Council approves 2 live music permits, public pier in Phoebus

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Nov. 9, 2016 - Hampton City Council approved two live music permits, one for an established business that is moving and another for a new venture in the old Armory building at its Wednesday night meeting.
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Additional Info... City Council
Posted on: October 26, 2016

Police Chief tells City Council plan for increased focus on gun violence

Oct. 26, 2016 - Police Chief Terry Sult addressed City Council on Wednesday night, saying that his department was standing up a gun crime task force to focus additional resources on reducing violent crimes.
Sult noted that the last time he was before Cou...Read on...

City Council
Posted on: September 28, 2016

Council plans to delay animal control items listed on tonight's agenda

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Sept. 28, 2016 - City Council plans to defer two animal control items on its agenda, so there will be no vote tonight. Council members asked for more time for community input.
The city attorney's office is recommending a change that would enhance the enf...Read on...

City Council
Posted on: September 19, 2016

Wallace named Distinguished Citizen, appointed to Development Authority

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Sept. 19, 2016 – Former Mayor George E. Wallace, who served Hampton for 38 years as both an employee and an elected official, has been awarded the city’s Distinguished Citizen Medal for his extraordinary service. The award, established in 1964, is roughly...Read on...

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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... City Council
Posted on: December 9, 2015

Council briefed on Hampton Roads crossing alternatives

Dec. 9, 2015 - Hampton City Council was briefed Wednesday morning on some Virginia Department of Transportation options for relieving congestion at crossings in the region, including the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel and the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge Tunnel. ...Read on...

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Clean City

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

HCCC News, August 12 - 18

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GOOD TO DO

Nominate a Clean City Award winner today! Awards will be presented on October 26 at the annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner. Won’t you take a moment to nominate someone you know who has made a difference in Hampton’s...

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Additional Info... Clean City
Posted on: August 14, 2017

Nominate a Clean City Award Winner Today!

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Nominate a Clean City Award winner today! Awards will be presented on October 26 at the annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner. Won’t you take a moment to nominate someone you know who has made a difference in Hampton’s environment?

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More Information About Our Volunteer Awards Clean City
Posted on: August 4, 2017

HCCC News, August 5 - 11

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Visit a Hampton Waterways Restoration Project Oyster Gardening Demonstration at one or both of two local marinas! The schedule is designed to make it easy for you to come whenever you can! Register for a tour or to help oyster garden at causink@...

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Additional Info... Clean City
Posted on: August 2, 2017

Countryside Gardens - Hampton Clean & Green Businesses Award Winner!

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Congratulations to Countryside Gardens, Hampton’s Clean & Green Business Award winner! Ruthann Kellum received the award at the Virginia Peninsula Clean Business Forum on July 27.

Countryside Gardens opened in March 2003 as a woman-owned inde...

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Additional Info... Clean City
Posted on: July 31, 2017

HCCC News, July 31 - August 4

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GOOD TO DO

Visit a Hampton Waterways Restoration Project Oyster Gardening Demonstration at one or both of two local marinas! The schedule is designed to make it easy for you to come whenever you can! Register for a tour or to help oyster garden at causink@...

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Additional Info... Clean City
Posted on: July 28, 2017

National Fish and Wildlife and Chesapeake Bay foundations grants help city manage rainwater

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July 27, 2017 – The city has received grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to be used for rain garden installations and workshops.

The more than $25,000 National Fish and Wildlife grant went towards garden...

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Clean City
Posted on: July 21, 2017

HCCC News, July 22 - 28

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Visit a Hampton Waterways Restoration Project Oyster Gardening Demonstration at one or both of two local marinas! The schedule is designed to make it easy for you to come whenever you can! Register for a tour or to help oyster garden at causink@...

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Clean City
Posted on: July 18, 2017

July Yard of the Month Winners!

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HCCC's Beautification Committee is pleased to announce the Yard of the Month winners for July 2017 - Martha Keith of Allegheny Road and Betty Lawrence of South Starfish Court. Thank you to Shirley Boyd, Gary Holloway, Loye Spencer, and Nancy Williams for ...

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Additional Info about the Yards Contest... Clean City
Posted on: June 19, 2017

June 2017 Yard of the Month Winners

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Announcing the June 2017 Yard of the Month winners: William Montfort (Carters Grove Court), Melanie Paul (Beauregard Heights), and Suzy Spence (Five Forks Lane).

Jamie Osso, YARDS Judge, wrote the following descriptions of their yards:

"Wow" was r...

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Additional Info... Clean City
Posted on: May 25, 2017

Hampton Clean & Green Business Award Winner - Dandy Haven Marina

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Congratulations to Dandy Haven Marina for winning the Hampton Clean & Green Businesses Award! The award was presented by Councilwoman Teresa Schmidt and Clean City Coordinator Debbie Blanton at the Hampton Waterways Restoration Project meeting, Fort M...

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Additional Info... Clean City
Posted on: May 15, 2017

Announcing the May 2017 Yard of the Month Winners!

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Congratulations to Charles & Celestine Johnson (Pocahontas Place), Cleo Parker (Jay Sykes Court), and Mildred Williams (South Gawain Way) on winning the May Yard of the Month Awards! 

Nominate your favorite Hampton yard today so it, too, can h...

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Additional Info... Clean City
Posted on: April 10, 2017

Nominate a Beautiful Hampton Yard Today!

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The Hampton Yards Are Really Distinctive Showplaces (YARDS) Contest is open for nominations! Nominate the beautiful yards in your neighborhood today! It's easy to nominate. Visit the easy-to-use web link below, email hccc@hampton.gov one or a lis...

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To Nominate a Beautiful Hampton Yard Clean City
Posted on: December 30, 2016

REMINDER: Residents can now recycle milk cartons, other coated cardboard

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Dec. 30, 2017 - Hampton residents can now recycle a few more items, including coated cardboard (like milk cartons and frozen food boxes).

The list of items you can put in your household recycling bin is: Metal food and beverage cans, aluminum cans, pie pan...

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Print out recyclables list Clean City
Posted on: December 30, 2016

Residents can now recycle milk cartons, other coated cardboard

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Dec. 30, 2017 - Hampton residents can now recycle a few more items, including coated cardboard (like milk cartons and frozen food boxes).

The list of items you can put in your household recycling bin is: Metal food and beverage cans, aluminum cans, pie pan...

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Print out recyclables list Clean City
Posted on: November 4, 2016

Announcing the Hampton Clean City Commission 2016 Award Winners

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The Hampton Clean City Commission is pleased to announce its 2016 award winners! Special thanks are due to Mayor Donnie Tuck and Vice Mayor Linda Curtis for presenting many of the awards.

Environmental Excellence Award winners are selected based on the...Read on...

For the document with photos... Clean City
Posted on: January 27, 2016

Recycling dropoff sites available

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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.
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See map and hours. Clean City

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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Posted on: September 24, 2015

Commissioner of the revenue receives award of excellence

Sept. 25, 2015 - Ross A. Mugler, Hampton's Commissioner of Revenue, received the Sam T. Barfield Award of Excellence this week at the annual conference of the Commissioners of the Revenue Association of Virginia.

Barfield was a longtime commissioner of...Read on...

Commissioner of the Revenue

Posted on: October 27, 2016

Bike, pedestrian plan draft developed; public hearings scheduled

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Oct. 28, 2016 – After studying the city’s bicycle and pedestrian network for nearly a year, the city – with the help of citizens and a consultant – has developed recommendations to “make active transportation a safe, convenient, and enjoyable experience i...Read on...

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Posted on: June 10, 2016

Project Update: Jun. 9 2016

Project updates were presented at the June 09, 2016 public input meeting. View the presentation and see the display boards.Read on...

Community Development - Bike Walk Plan
Posted on: March 24, 2016

Project Update: Feb. 23, 2016

Project updates were presented at the February 23, 2016 public input meeting. View the presentation and see the display boards.Read on...

Community Development - Bike Walk Plan

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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Posted on: July 10, 2017

Housing, Neighborhood Services offering free grant workshop on Aug. 24

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July 11, 2017 - The Housing and Neighborhood Services Division of Community Development will sponsor a free Neighborhood Grant Workshop on Aug 24 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Old Point National Bank, 101 E. Queen St. The goal is to help residents learn everything ...

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Community Development - Housing & Neighborhood Services
Posted on: March 28, 2017

Aberdeen Gardens is the Neighborhood of the Year

March 26, 2017 - Aberdeen Gardens Histroic & Civic Association recently received the Neighborhood of the Year Award from Hampton’s Neighborhood Commission for the group’s inclusiveness, communication, support and continuous improvements in Aberdeen Ga...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

HRT's Peninsula Fixed Guideway Transit Corridor Study project summary

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April 10, 2017 - Since it began in March of 2016, the City of Hampton has been engaged, along with the City of Newport News, in Hampton Road Transit’s (HRT)’s Peninsula Fixed Guideway Transit Corridor Study. This study is a long range transportation plann...

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Community Development - Planning and Zoning
Posted on: March 22, 2017

Meetings planned to help Hampton prepare for sea level rise, flooding

March 22, 2017 - How does Hampton ensure that water remains one of its greatest assets, and not a threat? Join the city’s upcoming “Dutch Dialogues” and talk about rising sea levels, flooding, and strategies for living with w...

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Community Development - Planning and Zoning

Posted on: August 9, 2017

Forbes recognizes Mango, Mango owners as top "Shark Tank" entrepreneurs

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Aug. 9, 2017 – The business magazine released a list of top 12 black "Shark Tank" entrepreneurs who found success after their appearance on the reality show. On the list were Hampton's 'Mango, Mango' Mango Preserves owners Nzinga Teule...

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Additional Info... Economic Development
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. Governor Terry McAuliffe made it official Wednesday, noting in a news rele...

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Economic Development
Posted on: July 25, 2017

Gabe's to open in the Coliseum Central district

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Gabe's, a fashion retail store, will open August 19 in the former Sports Authority building at 2106 Coliseum Drive. Gabe's is known for featuring famous brands at a great price.


Additional Info... Economic Development
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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Economic Development
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Aerospace company receives NASA grants for flight management, accident research

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July 6, 2017 - Hampton-based Adaptive Aerospace Group Inc. recently received two Small Business Innovative Research grants. One grant is from NASA to design a high-integrity flight management system for single and multiple small unmanned aerial vehicles. ...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Downtown Hampton Development Strategy would revitalize and utilize waterfront

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June 23, 2017 – Plans to revitalize downtown Hampton were discussed during a Hampton Economic Development Authority meeting Tuesday, June 20. Development firm WVS and Virginia Beach-based Saunders + Crause Architects presented their development strategy.

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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 Economic Development
Posted on: June 12, 2017

Grand opening of Lidl grocery in Hampton - first in Virginia - set for Thursday morning

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June 11, 2017 - Lidl, the Germany-based grocery company that is making a major expansion into the U.S., will have a grand opening for its Hampton store – the first to open in Virginia – at 7:40 a.m. Thursday, June 15 at 2000 West Mercu...

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News release Economic Development
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 Economic Development
Posted on: June 7, 2017

Summer Business Seminars are sponsored by city to provide critical information

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The business seminar series is sponsored by the City of Hampton’s Economic Development Department and designed to provide information in the critical areas that directly influence a business’s ability to succeed.

There is no cost to attend. Registration is...

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Additional Info... Economic Development
Posted on: June 5, 2017

Peninsula YMCA hosts 4th annual STEM Fair at Virginia Air & Space Center on July 30

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June 5, 2017 - The Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA’s Fourth Annual STEM Fair will be held Thursday, July 20 at the Virginia Air & Space Center, 600 Settlers Landing Road. This year the fair is expected to serve more than 1,400 campers from 13 different br...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Virginia ranks 6th for economic development climate in Site Selection's Top 10 States

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May 31, 2017 – Virginia has been ranked No. 6 in the Top 10 States in Site Selection magazine’s 2017 Prosperity Cup, announced Gov. Terry McAuliffe. This represents a seven spot jump from No. 13 in 2016.

“Virginia continues to demonstrate its global compet...

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Economic Development
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Golfers turn out for Economic Development's Business Appreciation Week tournament

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May 24, 2017 - Some 60 golfers came out recently to take part in the Business Appreciation Week golf tournament sponsored by Hampton’s Economic Development Authority. The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank was chosen to receive $415 in proceeds from &q...

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Economic Development
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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Economic Development
Posted on: April 25, 2017

Celebrate small businesses during National Small Business Week April 30-May 6

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April 25, 2017 - The U.S. Small Business Administration says more than half of all Americans either own or work for a small business. You can show your support for them by recognizing April 30-May 6 as National Small Business Week.

Celebrated sinc...

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Economic Development
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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Economic Development
Posted on: March 28, 2017

Two-day event focuses on the advancement of technology and unmanned systems

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March 28, 2017 - What is the future of unmanned systems in the country and in Hampton Roads? What advanced technology and markets are available or on the horizon? Join the discussion on Thursday and Friday, April 20 and 21, when the 4th annual Jacobs Tech...

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Economic Development
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.

City Co...

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Economic Development
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 Economic Development
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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Economic Development
Posted on: March 16, 2017

City seeks vendors to provide unique food, shopping experience at Buckroe Beach this summer

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March 16, 2017 - The City of Hampton is looking for pushcart and food truck vendors to take part in a new program designed to provide a unique food and recreational experience at Buckroe Beach. In addition to providing space for food vendors, the city is ...

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Economic Development
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 fro...

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Economic Development
Posted on: December 28, 2016

Hampton looking to boost seasonal retail, food at Buckroe Beach

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Pop-up retail sheds, more food trucks, and vendors with carts could be boost the economy and fun this summer at Buckroe Beach.

Hampton's City Council and Economic Development Authority heard presentations in December on ways to take better serve t...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 16, 2016

Armory brewpub-concert venue takes step forward

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Aug. 16, 2016 – Randy Thomas, an experienced contractor who has helped with the buildout of several breweries, says he expects a $3-million-plus brewery-restaurant-concert venue at the former Armory downtown will open by late summer or early fall of next ...Read on...

Economic Development

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 ...

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Emergency Management
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 Th...

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More information Emergency Management
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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Emergency Management
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 Emergency Management
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 Emergency Management
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 Emergency Management
Posted on: October 2, 2015

High tide, flooding are biggest weekend concerns

Oct. 2, 2015 - High tide about 1:15 p.m. Friday is expected to bring serious flooding, covering several roads in low-lying areas, including creeks and rivers. Early-morning high tide caused minor flooding to some roads about 12:45 a.m. Friday, Hampton pol...Read on...

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

City manager declares state of emergency in Hampton

Oct. 1, 2015 - Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting declared a state of emergency - effective at 8:30 a.m. today - due to the rain, wind and flooding caused by the "2015 nor'easter" and Hurricane Joaquin.

According to the declaration: the storms...Read on...

Emergency Management

Posted on: February 4, 2016

Employee Spotlight: Montrez White

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How did you come to work for the city?

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What is your role in your department?

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What’s your favorite aspect of your job?

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What would people never guess you do in your job?

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Posted on: April 13, 2016

Information about the Zika virus

April 14, 2016 - The Centers for Disease Control recently updated their prediction model of the Zika Virus’ threat in the U.S. from 12 states to 30 states, including Virginia.

Although there is no certainty of the virus establishing itself in the U.S....Read on...

Environmental Services
Posted on: June 11, 2015

Mosquito spraying in Beach Road, Foxbridge, Buckroe areas

June 11, 2015 - The Environmental Services Division will spray for mosquitoes from truck mounted Ultra Low Volume (ULV) machines in the Beach Road/Hall Road, Foxbridge and Buckroe areas tonight, due to high mosquito trap counts and requests to 311.

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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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Posted on: July 21, 2017

Hiring process opens July 21-Aug. 18 for medic firefighters in Hampton

July 14, 2017 - Want to become a medic firefighter? Review the process and become familiar with the requirements, physical abilities testing and disqualifiers. The hiring process opens July 21 and ends Aug. 18. More information.

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Fire Division
Posted on: March 6, 2017

Classes held Sept. 21-30 for the next Citizens Fire Academy

July 18, 2017 -  Classes for the next Citizens Fire Academy will be held Sept. 21-30 on Thursdays and Saturdays. Learn what it takes to provide fire and emergency medical service for the citizens of Hampton with this free, interactive course. Min...

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Posted on: April 4, 2016

Fire & Rescue gets top services rating

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April 4, 2016 - The Division of Fire & Rescue would like to proudly announce that our new Insurance Services Office "class 1" rating is in effect as of April 1. The Division thanks our members, city officials, and others who helped reach thi...Read on...

Fire Division

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 Foster Grandparents: Martin Luther King Jr., Day of Service

Posted on: July 24, 2017

Putting Out Fires: Volunteer Firefighters - Wednesday, August 16, noon-1 pm

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Volunteer firefighting units are, and have been, social centers of community     in their areas. Citizens learn from each other, exchange news and ideas, and bond in caring for the community. Former Hampton mayor and councilmember Ross K...

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

Dustin Furlow & Matt Thomas - Wednesday, August 16, 6-8 pm

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Experience the collaboration of two stellar talents. Singer/songwriter guitarist Dustin Furlow and guitar-virtuoso Matt Thomas both have well-established reputations in the Hampton Roads music scene as full-time soloists, but as of 2016 have been performi...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Take a Spin Back in Time on the Hampton Carousel!

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Experience the nostalgic thrill of a ride on the historic 1920 carousel from the much-beloved Buckroe Beach Amusement Park.

Carousel #50 is one of only 75 of the very few remaining original carousels built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company. Restored...Read on...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

Enjoy special discounts this summer with our Downtown Deal!

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Shop and Dine in Downtown Hampton!Hang onto your receipts—for every $10 that you spend, enjoy a ride on the Hampton Carousel, or $1 off admission to the Hampton History Museum, or merchandise in our gift shop!*RESTAURANTSThe Barking Dog...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

When the Computer Wore a Skirt: NASA's Human Computers

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In 1935 a group of five women came to Langley to form a computer pool to process all the data coming in from wind tunnel and flight tests. It began as an experiment, but became something much bigger.

By 1942, the human computers had become essential to...Read on...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Give Me Liberty: Fugitive Slaves and the Long Revolution Against Slavery

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This groundbreaking exhibition explores the lives of over 30 fugitive slaves from Hampton who made journeys to freedom or took up arms against their enslavers during periods of war. This exhibit shines an inspirational light on their experiences in the co...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

Hampton Sheriff’s Office is again warning the public about an aggressive phone scam targeting area

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July 17, 2017 - The Hampton Sheriff’s Office is again warning the public about an aggressive phone scam targeting area residents. Several people have recently received calls from people falsely identifying themselves as deputies or employees of ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2012

Sheriff B.J. Roberts, 69th President of the National Sheriffs’ Association

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Hampton Sheriff B.J. Roberts was sworn in as the 69th president of the National Sheriff’s Association (NSA) on Wednesday, June 30 at the 70th Annual NSA Summer Conference in Anaheim, California. The NSA was chartered in 1940 and is involved in a number of...Read on...

Hampton Sheriff's Office

Posted on: July 7, 2017

Health Department director scheduled to chat online at noon on Tuesday, July 11

July 7, 2017 -  Join Dr. S. William Berg, interim director, of the Hampton Health Department, for the online chat Tuesday. Find out what the department is doing to provide medical, environmental and public health services to the community. And if...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Health Department looking for dog from Ridgway Bark Park

Jan. 4, 2017 - The Hampton Health Department needs your help in locating a dog that scratched someone on Sunday, Jan. 1, at Ridgway Bark Park. 

The dog was described as being medium-sized, 30-40 pounds, black and brown, and the owner was heard to ...

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Health Department
Posted on: September 2, 2015

WIC: Call for an appointment or stop by our offices

Sept. 2, 2015 - Call to set up an appointment if you are pregnant, postpartum (less than six months) breastfeeding or have a child under the age of five. You may be eligible to receive free fruits, vegetables and other foods.

In addition to food suppl...Read on...

Online application Health Department

Posted on: February 21, 2017

Donate much-needed infant items and get a free doughnut

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Feb. 21, 2017 - Healthy Families Partnership Inc., is partnering with Hampton doughnut shop Glazed Doughnuts for the Diapers for Doughnuts event to be held Saturday, March 11, and Sunday, March 12, from 8 a.m. to noon both days.

The Downtown Hampton doughn...

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Healthy Families
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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Healthy Families
Posted on: January 17, 2017

Healthy Families sponsors free literacy summit on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

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Jan. 16, 2016 - The 2nd Annual Learning Summit for Hampton Reads Early Literacy  - "Building a Foundation for Student Success" - will be held Saturday, Feb. 4, from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Healthy Families Partnership building, 100 Old ...

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Healthy Families

Posted on: October 1, 2014

There are no outages at this time.

If you need technical support, please email the IT Help desk at ithelp@hampton.gov.

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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 Hampton ...

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

Yoga at the library, hour-long classes focus on foundations of yoga

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Dec. 30, 2016 - We are excited to announce a new yoga program at Willow Oaks Branch. The first Wednesday of the New Year, we will be hosting a beginner introduction to yoga class at 6:00 p.m. in our meeting room. Classes will be free. We will be breaking ...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Hampton Roads, Hampton, cited for unwavering support to service members

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May 10, 2017 - Hampton Roads, including the City of Hampton,  has been designated  one of eight "Great American Defense Communities" by the Association of Defense Communities for providing unwavering support to service members ...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

Fort Eustis job fair open to all veterans, retirees, military spouses

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March 21, 2017 - A Joint Base Langley-Eustis Job Fair will be held Thursday, March 23, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Fort Eustis Club, 2123 Pershing Ave., Fort Eustis. the job fair is open to all veterans, active-duty, reservists, National Guard, Coast Guard,...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

Programs sponsor 'veteranship to entrepreneurship' business forum

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Feb. 6, 2017 - The Hampton University Business Incubator and Virginia Values Veterans Programs are sponsoring a "Veteranship to Entrepreneurship Business Forum"  Thursday, Feb. 9, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Business Incubator, 6 W...

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Military Affairs Committee
Posted on: June 24, 2016

Adopt An Airman

The Welcome Home to Hampton program is designed to provide Airmen with an avenue to form new friendships in the local community and gather support beyond the formal work environment. If you can remember when you first left behind the comfort and security ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Parks, Recreation department 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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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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Posted on: July 3, 2017

Camp Hampton Updates

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*Week 2 of CAMP HAMPTON is in full swing and the following locations are FULL for the week. 

 

- Fort Monroe Community Center

- Little England Community Center

- Y.H. Thomas Community Center

 

 Additional Updates:

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Parks & Recreation
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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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 26, 2017

Storytelling in the Park 2017

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From the sounds of the Mississippi Delta music to stories such as Grimm Fairy Tales to interpretive dance, plus a real tortoise and hare to accompany the reading of The Tortoise and the Hare, Storytelling in the Park, returns to Bluebird Gap Farm beginnin...

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

The Coop Exhibit at Bluebird Gap Farm

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Bluebird Gap Farm is excited to announce the opening of our new chicken exhibit, “The Coop,” a walkthrough experience that aims to educate our visitors about the chicken and the egg. Visitors will be able to explore the inside of a chi...

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Parks & Recreation
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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Parks & Recreation
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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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 12, 2017

New cycle begins for receiving a "Love Your City" event grant

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June 13, 2017 - Applications are now being accepted for grants to help non-profit organizations with unique ideas for quality public gatherings. 

In 2016, the City of Hampton created the Love Your City Event Grant to help fund new, one-day events ...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Watersport rentals and concession stands to open at three locations this month

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May 9, 2017 – Residents and visitors can enjoy Hampton’s waterways even more later this month at three locations. Hampton Watersports, owned by Jeremy Churchill and Mike Walsh, have similar rentals in Virginia Beach and have expanded to Hampton. ...

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Parks & Recreation
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.

Coming to Buckroe this s...

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Parks & Recreation
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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Parks & Recreation
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...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 7, 2017

2017 Summer camps and classes: Camps Hampton and Fury, comedy and more

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April 7, 2017 - Summer is around the corner and there are a number of city-sponsored camps and classes planned to engage young people, teach them a new skill or help them explore new opportunities. Visit our summer camp newsletter online to see just a few...

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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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Parks & Recreation
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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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 10, 2017

Sandy Bottom Nature Park Hosts Easter Eggstravaganza

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April 10, 2017 - Celebrate the arrival of spring at Sandy Bottom Nature Park during the annual Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be 10 Easter egg hunts held throughout the day, starting every half-hour, the first...

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

Spring Break 2017 has arrived

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Hampton Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services is pumped and ready for Spring Break Camp next week! We have options to accommodate various needs: Half Day, Full Day and Therapeutic Recreation. Campers will participate in enrichment activities, sports, r...

Spring Break Camp 2017 has arrived!

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Register now for Spring Break Camp 2017!

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If you haven't registered for Spring Break Camp, there is still plenty of time. Purchase a membership and receive a discounted camp rate. We offer half day camp and full day camp options to meet your needs. Fees vary.

Campers will enjoy fun-filled activiti...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Council gets look, gives OK to first stage of War Memorial renovation plan

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Feb. 22, 2017 - Plans for renovations to War Memorial Stadium got a boost Wednesday, as City Council got a look at the first stage, which will feature new ADA-compliant restrooms, a second concessions area, an enclosed training/batting area, and an upper ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 7, 2017

Grants available 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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Posted on: December 12, 2016

Winners announced in city's "Blissful Lights" competition for holiday light display

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Dec. 12, 2016 - The winners of the "Blissful Lights" competition were announced Saturday during the downtown holiday parade. Designed to bring neighborhood organizations together and lift spirits during the holiday season, the contest invited or...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 8, 2016

Neighborhoods: Join us for holiday decorating competition to benefit students

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Nov. 8, 2016 - Registered neighborhood organizations are invited to join a friendly competition to decorate community centers for the holidays -- and benefit local students.
Organizations will be given 10 decorative lighted balls and a location as close ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 28, 2016

Paralympics gold medalist to headline Adapted Sports Day on Saturday

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Sept. 28, 2016 - To promote adaptive sport and physical activity awareness for everyone, are hosting an Adaptive Sports Day on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Fort Monroe Community Center from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Adaptive Sports Day is a free event with Paralympians, w...Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 10, 2015

Buckroe Fishing Pier renamed in honor of retiring Parks director

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Dec. 10, 2015 - Hampton City Council Wednesday renamed the Buckroe Fishing Pier to the James T. Wilson Fishing Pier in honor of the city's Parks and Recreation director (shown above with his wife Elizabeth and Mayor George Wallace). Wilson is retiring Jan...Read on...

Parks & Recreation

Posted on: August 3, 2017

The Pirates will take over Downtown Hampton for their annual Blackbeard celebration!

On Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 3, 2018 from noon - 6:00 p.m., once again we shall have grand sea battles & skirmishes, much cannon fire from both ships and along the shoreline and the finest fireworks anywhere!

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

18th Annual International Children’s Festival

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Bring the entire family on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at downtown Hampton’s Mill Point Park, where children of all ages will have the unique opportunity to experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of 40 count...

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Posted on: July 21, 2017

Santa Calls applications open

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Apply now to have your child speak directly to Santa with the Santa Calls program, available for Hampton-area children ages 4-9. The deadline to register is Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. Calls will be made 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday Dec. 14. 

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Posted on: July 25, 2017

More Parks & Recreation news

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For more Parks & Recreation news, go to the main page at http://hampton.gov/parks.

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Santa's Attic Arts and Crafts Show

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Hampton Department of Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services' annual Santa’s Attic Arts and Crafts Show is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Posted on: July 25, 2017

More Parks & Recreation news

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For more Parks & Recreation news, go to the main page at http://hampton.gov/parks.

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

New cycle begins for receiving a "Love Your City" event grant; deadline Aug. 31

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June 13, 2017 - Applications are now being accepted for grants to help non-profit organizations with unique ideas for quality public gatherings. 

In 2016, the City of Hampton created the Love Your City Event Grant to help fund new, one-day events ...

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Additional Info... Parks - Love your city grants
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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Parks - Love your city grants
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 Parks - Love your city grants

Posted on: March 31, 2017

Vice mayor will help recognize mayor, county recognition day for national service

April 3, 2017 - Vice Mayor Linda Curtis is scheduled to help recognize the 5th Annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service during a ceremony Tuesday at City Hall. Curtis  will present a proclamation and have brief remarks during ...

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Peninsula Foster Grandparents Program
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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Peninsula Foster Grandparents Program

Posted on: June 23, 2017

Revisions to project on former Shelton Home land recommended for denial

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June 23, 2017 – A majority of the Planning Commission did not support revisions to a $17 million project by Marlyn Development Corp. The project requested zoning for single-family residences to be located on Mallory Street on land formerly occupied by an ...

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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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Posted on: February 27, 2017

Live entertainment, hotel, downtown plan on Planning Commission agenda for March 2

Feb. 27, 2017 - The Planning Commission will consider permits for live entertainment at the Deja Vu Restaurant and Bull Island Brewing Co., as well as a use permit for a hotel at Peninsula Town Center. 

In other matters, the city has been looking ...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Planning Commission recommends denial of project on former Shelton Home land

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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Planning Commission
Posted on: October 6, 2016

Planning Commission backs requests for Armory, Comfort Zone, Phoebus pier

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Oct. 6, 2016 - The Hampton Planning Commission endorsed two measures that would allow the former National Guard Armory building at 504-520 N. King Street to become a brewpub, distillery and concert venue. The commission approved a change in zoning to allo...Read on...

Planning Commission
Posted on: March 17, 2015

Coliseum Central Master Plan is being updated

March 17, 2014 - The Coliseum Central Master Plan is being updated to respond to changes in the economy, the community, and city priorities. Go online to see, comment on some of the ideas.

Keep in mind that the master plan is a guide, and the prelimina...Read on...

Planning Commission

Posted on: August 10, 2017

'For The Record' tackles 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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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Take online survey to tell Hampton police how you think they're doing

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Aug. 8, 2017 - Take a few moments to tell Hampton Police how you think they're doing by taking a short, online survey using your computer, cell phone or other electronic device. The survey, which is only for Hampton citizens, will be available until Aug. ...

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Take the survey Police - PIO
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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Police - PIO
Posted on: May 9, 2017

Police will honor law enforcement 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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Police - PIO
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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Police - PIO
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 Coliseum Driv...

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Police - PIO
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 Rules Camp" &...

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Police - PIO

Posted on: August 29, 2016

ABC Virginia Auto Auction

ABC Virginia Auto Auction is the city's designated company for automotive equipment sales & disposal of light duty vehicles.

Call (757) 487-3464 or visit the company's website for more information.Read on...

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Posted on: October 2, 2014

Motley’s Auction & Realty Group

Call (804) 232-3300 or visit the company's website for more information.

Procurement

Posted on: August 10, 2017

Improvement project will help Big Bethel and Todds Lane intersection

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Aug. 9, 2017 - The city's Public Works Department said an intersection improvement project at Big Bethel Road and Todds Lane should be finished this coming winter. When finished, the intersection should have better drainage, curbs, gutters and lane markin...

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Public Works
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 plastic can b...

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Public Works
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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Public Works
Posted on: June 28, 2017

Construction work planned for Power Plant between Mercury, Pine Chapel

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 June 29, 2017 - Starting in July, Public Works has scheduled construction work along the southbound lanes of Power Plant Parkway between Mercury Boulevard and Pine Chapel Road. It is expected to be finished by the end of the year. 

The w...

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Public Works
Posted on: June 21, 2017

City asks residents to police yards, help reduce Asian tiger mosquito population

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June 21, 2017 - Public Works’ Environmental Services Division is asking residents to please police their yards for standing water to help reduce the mosquito population.

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

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Public Works
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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Public Works
Posted on: June 8, 2017

Detours in place on Settler's Landing at I-64 during road, ramp construction work

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June 8, 2017 - Construction work along Settler’s Landing Road between Tyler Street and County Street, including the I-64 on- and off-ramps, is expected to continue until the end of the month. The repaving work and replacement of curb ramps in th...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 12, 2017

Touch a Truck event gave kids a chance to sit in drivers' seat of big rigs

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May 12, 2017 - Employees from the Division of Public Works recently took part in the Touch A Truck event at Peninsula Town Center. It gave children a hands-on opportunity to explore heavy machinery and to meet the people who build, protect and serve the H...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Detours planned for Settler's Landing at I-64 during road, ramp construction work

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May 5, 2017 - Starting Thursday, 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...

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Public Works
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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Public Works
Posted on: March 21, 2017

Public comment period open for draft report on pollutants in Back River

March 21, 2017 - The public comment period is now open for citizens to consider the final draft of a state report on water quality standards in the Back River. The report examines the maximum daily amount of pollutants allowed in the river before federal ...

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Draft report Public Works
Posted on: December 30, 2016

REMINDER: Residents can now recycle milk cartons, other coated cardboard

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Dec. 30, 2017 - Hampton residents can now recycle a few more items, including coated cardboard (like milk cartons and frozen food boxes).

The list of items you can put in your household recycling bin is: Metal food and beverage cans, aluminum cans, pie pan...

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Print out recyclables list Public Works
Posted on: February 2, 2017

Job fair draws hundreds to Convention Center looking for new opportunities

Feb. 2, 2017 - Hampton's Public Works Department was at the City's Hiring and Resources Fair Thursday to talk about opportunities with the city.  The job fair drew hundreds of job seekers and dozens of employers.

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Public Works
Posted on: February 2, 2017

Public meeting scheduled on Poquoson, Back River water quality

Feb. 2, 2017 - Virginia's Department of Environmental Quality will host a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 16  to provide information and get public comment on water quality standards for the Poquoson River, Back River and severa...

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More information Public Works
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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Public Works
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. 

Pu...

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Public Works
Posted on: December 30, 2016

Residents can now recycle milk cartons, other coated cardboard

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Dec. 30, 2017 - Hampton residents can now recycle a few more items, including coated cardboard (like milk cartons and frozen food boxes).

The list of items you can put in your household recycling bin is: Metal food and beverage cans, aluminum cans, pie pan...

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Print out recyclables list Public Works
Posted on: December 12, 2016

Holidays will change the trash pickup schedules during weeks of Christmas, New Years

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Dec. 12, 2016 - There will be no regular recycling, refuse, bulk trash or yard waste collection on Friday, Dec. 23 or Monday, Dec. 26 because of Christmas; or on Monday, Jan. 2, because of New Year’s Day.

Trash normally collected on Friday, Dec. ...

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Public Works
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...

Public Works
Posted on: January 27, 2016

Recycling dropoff sites available

Jan. 27, 2016 - 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.
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Posted on: October 22, 2015

Call before you dig

Oct. 23, 2015 - Hampton's Public Works Department reminds residents, contractors and others that they need to call va811.com, also known as Miss Utility, before they do any kind of excavation or digging.

Calling 811, or 1-800-552-7001, before work beg...Read on...

va811.com Public Works
Posted on: June 23, 2015

Check for standing rainwater to reduce mosquito population

June 22, 2015 – Hampton’s Environmental Services Division wants residents to police their yards for standing rainwater to help reduce the area’s Asian Tiger mosquito population.

News release Public Works

Posted on: June 28, 2017

Mosquito spraying planned in Beach Road, Foxbridge, Colonial Acres areas

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Aug. 14, 2017  -  Weather permitting, the Environmental Services Division of Public Works plans to conduct ultra-low volume spraying for mosquitoes this evening in the Beach Road/Hall Road, Foxbridge and Colonial Acres areas of the city....

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Public Works - Environmental Services
Posted on: June 28, 2017

Mosquito spraying along Wythe, Southampton and Phoebus

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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 Wythe, Southampton and Phoebus areas of the city this evening. Neighborhoods chosen for truck-mounted sprayin...

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Public Works - Environmental Services
Posted on: June 21, 2017

City asks residents to police yards, help reduce Asian tiger mosquito population

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June 21, 2017 - Public Works’ Environmental Services Division is asking residents to please police their yards for standing water to help reduce the mosquito population.

The most prolific nuisance mosquito in the region, the Asian tiger mosquito, has been ...

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Public Works - Environmental Services
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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Public Works - Environmental Services
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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Public Works - Environmental Services
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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Public Works - Environmental Services

Posted on: August 1, 2017

Treasurer's office plans non-judicial sale of property on Pennsylvania Avenue

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Aug. 1, 2017 - Hampton's Treasurer's Office will hold a non-judicial tax sale of .56 acres of land on Pennsylvania Avenue at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. The property is located near West Pembroke Avenue and Hannah Street. The sale will be held in t...

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Link to notice Treasurer's Office

Posted on: March 3, 2017

Virginia schedules party primaries for state offices Tuesday, June 13

March 3, 2017 - Both Republicans and Democrats have announced party primaries will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. 

Potential party nominees for the offices of governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and members of the Virginia House of...

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View the official notice Voter Registrar
Posted on: October 20, 2016

Virginia voter registration deadline extended to Oct. 21

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Oct. 20, 2016 - Virginia voters can register to vote for this year's presidential election through Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, according to a federal judge's ruling. The original deadline was Monday, but so many people tried to register that the state's websit...Read on...

Additional Info... Voter Registrar
Posted on: June 29, 2016

Free Voter ID card available at Registrar's office

Anyone who wants to vote in Virginia must have to have a valid photo identification card. Any Hampton resident who doesn’t have a valid ID can get one for free at the Voter Registrar’s office.
State law says that a valid photo ID can include: a Virginia ...Read on...

Additional Info... Voter Registrar

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 Youth Violence Prevention
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 Rules Camp" &...

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Youth Violence Prevention
Posted on: March 16, 2017

City accepting applications for summer, winter youth violence prevention mini grants

March 17, 2017 - The city is accepting applications now for summer and winter youth violence prevention mini-grants of up to $10,000. The goal of the grant program is to fund programs that help prevent youth violence by providing positive activities and s...

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Youth Violence Prevention
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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Youth Violence Prevention
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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Youth Violence Prevention