Posted on: February 5, 2018

Family service, childcare providers invited to free kindergarten learning summit March 10

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Feb. 21, 2018 - There is still time for family service providers, childcare providers and early childhood educators to register for the "Hampton Roads Early Literacy Learning Summit: Roadmap to Kindergarten Readiness," on Saturday March 10 at Ha...

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Police said all school rel...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 12, 2018

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 15, 2018

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 12, 2018

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 13, 2018

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

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

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Closing list * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 9, 2018

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 7, 2018

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 5, 2018

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 24, 2018

Council looking for volunteers to serve on Hampton boards, commissions

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

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

City Council honors longstanding businesses during special ceremony

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 24, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Assessor's office * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 18, 2018

Public Works crews to work through weekend to collect trash

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

Crews on Tuesday and Wednesday mornin...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 15, 2018

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 15, 2018

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

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

Each egg will contain four tic...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 11, 2018

Former POMOCO chairman Rosser receives Distinguished Citizen Medal from Council

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

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 17, 2018

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 16, 2018

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 10, 2018

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 10, 2018

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 10, 2018

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 10, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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Jan. 9, 2018 - City schools and most city offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. There will be no regular trash pickup on Monday. Circuit and district court, along with most state offices, will also be closed Friday, Jan. ...

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Closing list * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 9, 2018

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

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

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 7, 2018

Hampton offices open Monday; trash collection resumes Tuesday

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 5, 2018

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 4, 2018

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 4, 2018

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 3, 2018

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 3, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 29, 2017

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

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

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

Former mayor Molly Ward returns to serve as Hampton treasurer

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Foster Grandparent program hosts annual MLK Day of Service on Jan. 12

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Dec. 20, 2017 - Hampton's Foster Grandparent Program will host the 14th annual MLK Day of Service on Friday, Jan. 12, at the Northampton Community Center.  The community is invited to come out from 9 a.m.-noon to participate in the "Gift of ...

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Register * Hampton City News
Posted on: December 15, 2017

Hampton and the region helping to reduce homelessness in Hampton Roads

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

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

Council discusses spending priorities, audit report, dance school expansion

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 14, 2017

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

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

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

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

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

Interim pr...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 8, 2017

Waterworks to take down Fox Hill and Phoebus water storage tanks

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 6, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Posted on: November 29, 2017

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

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

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: November 17, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 16, 2017

Online presentation, survey available on new recreational vehicle storage ordinance

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

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

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

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

Community meeting planned to discuss where recreational vehicles can be parked

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

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

Hampton among top 10 cities for using technology to improve services

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Nov. 9, 2017 – Hampton again is ranked among the nation’s top cities when it comes to using technology to improve citizen services, enhance transparency and encourage citizen engagement.

The Center for Digital Government judges cities throughout the countr...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 9, 2017

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

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

Pamela Croom, workforc...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 27, 2017

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 26, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 26, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 25, 2017

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

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Oct. 25, 2017 - Daylight saving time — the practice of setting clocks forward by one hour in the spring in order to make better use of daylight hours — ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5. Don't forget to set your clocks and watches back one...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 24, 2017

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

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

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 18, 2017

A few tips for keeping our children safe in Hampton on Halloween

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Oct. 18, 2017 - Halloween is just around the corner - Tuesday, Oct. 31 - and residents are reminded that the hours for trick-or-treating are dusk to 8 p.m. for kids 12 and younger. Safe Kids Worldwide, a nonprofit group that works to keep kids safe from i...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 18, 2017

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

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

For the rec...

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Posted on: October 17, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 11, 2017

City Council approves lifetime pet license, agrees to look at junk car rules

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Oct. 12, 2017 - City Council agreed to allow residents to purchase a one-time, "lifetime" license for their pets, but they amended the staff proposal to create a discount  for pets who have been spayed or neutered.

The reason, noted Vic...

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Background information and minutes * Hampton City News
Posted on: October 12, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 11, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 9, 2017

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

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Oct. 9, 2017 — Signs can be helpful guideposts, visual clutter or a distraction to drivers, depending on where they are and what they look like. Hampton has a series of guides on what kinds of signs are and aren’t allowed.

The rules are...

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

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

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

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Learn more about J&F * Hampton City News
Posted on: October 6, 2017

City Council meeting to be at Jones; boat tour canceled due to forecast

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Oct. 6, 2017 - City Council will meet Wednesday evening at Jones Magnet Middle School to consider expanding the special downtown zone and adding a lifetime license for pets, among other items.

Public hearings will be held on:

  • Rezoning 18 properties from man...
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Full agenda * Hampton City News
Posted on: October 2, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 29, 2017

Become a better neighborhood leader with Hampton Leadership Academy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crawlin' Crab: Road closures this weekend due to race

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 27, 2017

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

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

Th...

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

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

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

Boaters may see the greatest impacts, ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 12, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 20, 2017

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

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Sept. 19, 2017 - When it comes to hurricanes or other natural disasters, the city’s top priority is protecting lives. City staff makes plans for a range of options, depending on the type of storm, from opening a day shelter to partnering with other locali...

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

Jose could bring minor coastal flooding to Hampton; advisory issued

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Sept. 18, 2017 - The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood advisory for Hampton and all of Hampton Roads until 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Hurricane Jose is expected to remain well off the East Coast, but still will likely bring light rain through Tues...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 18, 2017

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

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

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

Eastern region health departments provide free flu shots

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Sept. 18 2017 – This Saturday, Sept. 23, health districts from the Southside, Peninsula, Eastern Shore and Three Rivers areas will provide free shots.

The Hampton and Peninsula Health Districts will hold their walk-up only flu shot clinic at 4410 E. Claibo...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 14, 2017

Dozens attend official groundbreaking for new Hyatt Place Hotel in Hampton

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

Before taking golden shovels in ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 14, 2017

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

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

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

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

Volunteers sought to tell community about resources available after homicide

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 14, 2017

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

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

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

Governor declares state of emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Irma

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 30, 2017

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

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

For th...

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

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

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

The city ge...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 25, 2017

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

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

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closing list * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 25, 2017

Now is the time to consider enrolling your child in before, after school programs

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Aug. 25, 2017 - Registration is open for before- and after-school programs. Available for all elementary schools and middle-school students, activities include homework assistance, participation in supervised recreational activities and much more.&nbs...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Flooding reported; Northampton Community Center closed

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 21, 2017

Total eclipse tips and view safely at Hampton library, Virginia Air & Space Center

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Aug. 21, 2017 - Happy Total Eclipse Day! The eclipse buzz hasn't escaped us and while it is exciting to be experiencing the first total eclipse in the continental United States in almost 40 years, we want to remind you to view safely. 

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 17, 2017

Help reduce Asian tiger mosquito population in your area

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 16, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Results show continuing improvements in academic achievement in Hampton schools

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contractor scheduled to begin repaving of Woodland Road Wednesday

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

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 14, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 2, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 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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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 31, 2017

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

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

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

Moderate to heavy rainfall expected in region through Saturday morning

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 26, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 24, 2017

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 21, 2017

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

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

Hampton's Emergency Man...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: 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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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 13, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 13, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 13, 2017

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 12, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 12, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 10, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 10, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 30, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 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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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 19, 2017

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

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

City Council and Planning Comm...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 19, 2017

Hampton residents now can recycle more plastics

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Weekend Buckroe Beach shuttle service moves to Jones Magnet Middle School

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

The overflow parking and shuttle stop has been...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 12, 2017

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

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

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

City Council approves roadmap for downtown, expands rental district

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 14, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 13, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 13, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 9, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 6, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 6, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 5, 2017

Unity, Police host conversation on understanding experiences of LGBTQ community

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

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 5, 2017

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

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

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

Governor comes to Hampton to announce new hurricane evacuation zone plan

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

“It’s not a ...

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 26, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 25, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 25, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 23, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 17, 2017

Weather permitting, city continues truck-mounted spraying for mosquitos

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 16, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 15, 2017

Foster grandparents recognize service of older Americans in community

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

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

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

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

The commission, which generally mee...

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 12, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 10, 2017

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

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

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

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

Police will honor officers, distinguished service Monday, May 15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 4, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 2, 2017

Hampton named finalist for Harvard Innovations In American Government Awards

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 3, 2017

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

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

You can learn how to se...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 2, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 2, 2017

Volunteers will converge on northern Phoebus Saturday for home repair blitz

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 1, 2017

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

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

Take part in Wor...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 28, 2017

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 26, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 26, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 21, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 21, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 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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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 17, 2017

Screening of Epix series is designed to encourage diversity conversations

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 17, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 16, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 12, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 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 * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 4, 2017

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 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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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

City Co...

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* Hampton City News
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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* Hampton City News
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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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 29, 2017

Students enliven vacant downtown building with colorful artwork

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 27, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 31, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 21, 2017

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

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

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

Mayor honors volunteers with the Peninsula Foster Grandparent Program

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 14, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 13, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 10, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 7, 2017

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

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

The final in-person fo...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 6, 2017

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

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

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

Planning Commission backs live entertainment, hotel; changes meeting schedule

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Residents can attend any o...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 24, 2017

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

road closures

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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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 8, 2017

New owner to renovate Crowne Plaza as upscale Tapestry by Hilton

hotel from water

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 7, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2017 Urgency of Now - Disrupting the Culture of Violence

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 2, 2017

Planning Commission recommends denial of project on former Shelton Home land

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

The $17 million project, by Marlyn...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 27, 2017

Some of Hampton's high school yearbooks available online

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

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

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 25, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 23, 2017

Sign up for Community Emergency Response Team training

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

Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays f...

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

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

hidden figures

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 18, 2017

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 13, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 13, 2017

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

art for job fair

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Applications being accepted now for upcoming neighborhood awards in city

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 10, 2017

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

mlk newsflash

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

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 6, 2017

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

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

Temperatures...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 7, 2017

Plowing continues, residents urged to be careful as temperature drops

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

By late  Saturday the sno...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 5, 2017

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 5, 2017

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

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

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

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 4, 2017

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

snow

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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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 21, 2016

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

SBA hurricane help

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

The firs...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 19, 2016

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

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

* Hampton City News
Posted on: 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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* Hampton 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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* Hampton 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 * Hampton 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 * Hampton City News
Posted on: July 27, 2016

Drainage project under way to relieve flooding in Merrimac Shores neighborhood

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

* Hampton City News
Posted on: 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 * Hampton 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 * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 27, 2016

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

Aberdeen Gardens

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

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

* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 14, 2016

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

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

Ha...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 27, 2016

Procedures set for families seeking roadside memorials

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

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

New flood maps may require homeowners to get flood insurance

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

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

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

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

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

Sign up now for the Mayor's Cup blood drive

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

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

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

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

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

More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: 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...

* Hampton 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.

* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 27, 2016

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

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

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

Peli...Read on...

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

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

Citizens Unity Commission logo

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

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

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

Sign up now for the Mayor's Cup blood drive

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

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

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

Astronauts enjoy a meal cooked up by Phoebus culinary students

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

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

Community Pool Days

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

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

Memorial Day flag placement and ceremony

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

* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 6, 2016

Prepare now for hurricane season

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

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

Warner sponsors Virginia Energy Policy Forum June 17

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

Keynot...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 24, 2016

Volunteers needed for city's boards, commissions

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

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

Holiday closing list

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

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

Public invited to meeting today on public transit options

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

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

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

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

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

Plan now to attend Unity Awards June 9

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

* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 12, 2016

Hampton City Council approves budget

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

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

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

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

* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 6, 2016

Study on expanded transit options seeks input

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

The Ha...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 6, 2016

New Circuit Court building dedicated Friday afternoon

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

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

* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 6, 2016

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

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

Se...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 5, 2016

Coastal flood advisory issued by National Weather Service

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

...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 5, 2016

High tide expected to bring some flooding to Hampton

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

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

* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 6, 2016

Walk Hampton Clean was a big success

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

* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 3, 2016

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

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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 * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 29, 2016

Turn in unwanted prescription drugs

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

* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 27, 2016

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

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

Memorial Day ceremony honors fallen heroes

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

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

Minority Business Program sponsors QuickBooks workshop

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

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

* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 9, 2016

Flag retirement ceremony May 30 at Fort Monroe

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

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

* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 25, 2016

Railroad crossings to be closed for repairs May 2-5

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

* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 25, 2016

New superintendent selected for Fort Monroe National Monument

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

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

Neighborhood Award winners announced

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

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

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

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

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

Students invited to see new "Barbershop" movie

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

* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 13, 2016

City manager presents proposed FY17 budget to Council

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

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

Students will celebrate Global Youth Service Day

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

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

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

Pending residential sales, settled sales, listings up

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

* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 12, 2016

Youth Commission to hold candidates' forums

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

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

New owner plans Mexican restaurant at Power Plant Parkway location

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

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

Planning Commission approves 2017-2021 CIP

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

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

City to take broader look at business incubation

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

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

Back River closed to shellfish due to HRSD leak

map of area

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

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

Planning Commission to consider proposed capital budget plan

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

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

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

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

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

Race may lead to downtown detours

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

* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 5, 2016

Volunteers needed for cemetery cleanups

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

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

* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 4, 2016

Mini-grants offered to help prevent youth violence

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

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

Voter deadlines, information for May election

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

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

Join the fun and walk Hampton clean

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

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

Nominees sought for 2016 Unity Awards

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

The...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 17, 2016

13th annual Child Identification Festival

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

* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 17, 2016

Nominees sought for 2016 Unity Awards

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

The...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 15, 2016

City to begin road work in Big Bethel Road area

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

* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 11, 2016

Celebrate the service, sacrifice of military children

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

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

City manager seeks input, ideas for 2017 budget

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

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

Commission asks teens to take youth surveys

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

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

It's time for time to spring forward

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

* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 10, 2016

Revised permit process for outdoor special events

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

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

Emergency drill today near Thomas Nelson Community College

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

* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 8, 2016

City awarded $389,400 for Lynnhaven Lake retrofit

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

* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 4, 2016

City takes first step towards transforming armory

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

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

Public Works is always on pothole patrol

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

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

* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 1, 2016

Input session for 2017 budget set for March 8

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

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

Join fight against violence Wednesday at Hampton High

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

Join the conve...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 26, 2016

Hampton pond is one of 8 urban fishing areas in Virginia

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

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

Grand opening Monday for new neighborhood center

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

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

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

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

* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 18, 2016

Sign up for Community Emergency Response Team training

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

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

Come talk about city's bike, pedestrian plans

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

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

Classes start March 30 for Citizens Fire Academy

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

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

Hampton property values continue increasing

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

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

Council gets briefing on streamlined permitting process

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

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

City prepares for snow Friday afternoon

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

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

Reminder: Schools, city offices closed for Presidents Day

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

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

Winter weather advisory issued for Friday

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

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

* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 8, 2016

ivWatch earns Governor's Award for Science Innovation

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

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

Langley credit union builds new Coliseum branch

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

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

Rain, wind forecast through the evening, morning

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

* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 27, 2016

Recycling dropoff sites available

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

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

Hampton brings leaders together to improve outcomes for black males

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

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

Sign up to become 2016 Neighborhood of the Year

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

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

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

Health Insurance Enrollfest

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

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

Party City, Moe's coming to Coliseum Crossing

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

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

You can still weigh in on Capital Improvement Plan

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

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

City preparing for snow, rain

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

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

City offices closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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

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

City gets nearly $100,000 from Homeland Security

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

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

Party City, Moe's coming to Coliseum Crossing

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

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

New artistic director named for Hampton Arts

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

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

Support the American Red Cross blood drive Jan. 29

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

Parti...Read on...

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

Provide feedback on Capital Improvement Plan

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

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

Applications being accepted for Citizen's Police Academy

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

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

Applications available for summer youth employment program

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

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

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

Get valuable tips at workshop set for Feb. 8

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

* Hampton City News

Posted on: February 8, 2018

Hampton's Information Technology Department now supports employees 24/7

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Feb. 8, 2018 - Hampton’s Information Technology Department is now able to support the IT needs of city employees 24 hours a day, seven days a week: 

During normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

  • Email ithelp@hampton.gov t...
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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: January 30, 2018

Wear your team's colors for Show Your Team Spirit Day

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Jan. 30, 2018 — The time to dress up in your favorite team's jersey at work is Friday, Feb. 2, for Show Your Team Spirit Day, Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting said.

In an email, Bunting encouraged employees to display their favorite team, in any sport the...

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View the photo gallery * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: January 30, 2018

New federal tax withholding tables mean different take home pay for city employees

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Jan. 30, 2018 - The federal government has released new federal tax withholding tables, and that means take home pay for city employees will likely be different starting Feb. 2. Here's a message from Hampton's Finance Department:

As you are most likely awa...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: January 18, 2018

Confirmation of 11 AM Opening

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Jan. 18, 2018 - MESSAGE FROM CITY MANAGER MARY BUNTING:  The Public Works Director, Police and Fire Chief have just provided me an updated assessment of the road conditions. While some roads remain a little icy, we believe it is safe for employee...

Read Manager's Message

* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: January 17, 2018

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

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Jan. 17, 2018 - MESSAGE FROM CITY MANAGER MARY BUNTING: Although the snow came a bit later than expected today, it did clearly arrive. As I write this, the snow continues to fall - in many areas on top of ice that has begun to form. Given evening temperat...

Read Manager's Message

* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: January 7, 2018

City offices will remain open as scheduled; liberal leave in effect

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Jan. 17, 2018 – Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting said Wednesday morning snowfall in the 2 inches range should not impede operations so City Hall will open on schedule today. However, liberal leave is in effect.

Read Full Message * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: January 12, 2018

City employees invited to sample chili and cast their vote at Senior Center

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Jan. 12, 2018 - City of Hampton employees are invited to come sample the fare and cast their vote during the Card Tournament and Chili Cook-Off on Friday, Jan. 26, at the Hampton Senior Center, 3501 Kecoughtan Road. Community center staff will do the cook...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Video screens in City Hall lobby help provide information to employees, visitors

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Jan. 9, 2018 – Employees and others going into City Hall may notice that there are now two large video screens  – one at each entrance – showing short, city-related videos, city hall meeting information and more.

Although still being tested, the g...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: January 7, 2018

City offices will resume normal working hours Monday; liberal leave in effect

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Jan. 7, 2018 – Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting said Sunday evening that
with clear main/secondary roads and parking lots, we will resume normal working hours tomorrow. However, liberal leave is in effect.

Read Full Message * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: January 4, 2018

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

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

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: January 4, 2018

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

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

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: January 3, 2018

City manager announces Wednesday that city offices will be closed Thursday

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Jan. 3, 2018 - City manager Mary Bunting said Wednesday afternoon that city offices will be closed Thursday for all but emergency essential personnel because of the snow forecast. " This is a rare  decision, as we prefer to remain open, but ...

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City manager's message... * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Sign up for Employee Connection's Newsflash and get text, email messages

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Jan. 3, 2017 - Employees are reminded that they can confirm the city's status of operations (regular hours, liberal leave, delayed openings, etc.) by signing up for the Employee Connection newsflash and being notified by email and/or text message. Go to w...

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Sign up for Employee Connection newsflash * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Libraries, parks, centers to close at 5 p.m.; liberal leave announced

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City Manager Mary Bunting's message to employees includes updates on snow predictions, liberal leave for non-essential personnel Wednesday after 2 p.m. and Thursday. Reminder: Get email or text alerts to Employee News; sign up at hampton.gov/notifyme

Read the manager's message * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: November 21, 2017

Stop by the angel trees and make holiday a little brighter for deserving children

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Nov. 21, 2017 - Help make the holiday season brighter for dozens of children this year by taking part in the annual Angel Tree program, now in its 10th  year at City Hall. 

 Ornaments with the names of deserving children written ...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: November 20, 2017

Information Technology reminds us to avoid cyber scams and malware during holidays

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Nov. 20, 2017 - The city’s Information Technology staff reminds employees to stay cyber safe this holiday season. This includes avoiding holiday scams and malware, and using city email and internet properly. Leslie Fuentes, director of Information Technol...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: November 13, 2017

Learn about new small business diversity directory at Dec, 4 training session

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Nov. 13, 2017 – Economic Development will offer training Dec. 4 on the capabilities and functions of the new Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity Directory. The information will be presented by Will Strickland, CEO of BrilliantBlaze, from...

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register * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: November 6, 2017

Employees encouraged to attend briefing on dental, vision and flexible spending accounts

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Nov. 6, 2017 - Open enrollment for the 2018 medical/dental flexible spending account, the 2018 dependent care flexible spending account, and the Delta Dental Plans and EyeMed Vision Plan starts Monday, Nov. 6 and ends at noon Wednesday, Nov. 22. ...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: October 31, 2017

Hampton staff celebrate Halloween in style

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City staff made the most of Halloween by decorating the offices and dressing up.

The Office of the Assessor got creative with costumes. The staff themed their outfits on "Your Favorite Hampton Building." See the results below. 

They came ...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Information Technology warns employees about new ransomware called 'Bad Rabbit'

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Oct. 26, 2017 - The Information Technology Department wants to warn employees about a dangerous new ransomware called "Bad Rabbit." IT is taking steps to increase security and threat awareness and asks that city computer users be on the alert fo...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: October 20, 2017

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

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Get informed about online security this month. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, an annual campaign to spotlight the importance of cybersecurity. 

As just about everyone is affected by the internet, National Cyber Security Awaren...

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Additional Info... * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: October 18, 2017

'Let's Move Hampton' will help city employees improve daily physical activity

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Oct. 18, 2017 - Hampton is working with Anthem’s WalkingWorks program to initiate “Let’s Move Hampton,” a 6-week physical activity initiative open to all city employees regardless of fitness levels. 

Walking is an easy, safe and inexpensive activi...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: October 17, 2017

RSVP for free Employee Appreciation Lunch Oct. 27 at Bluebird Gap Farm

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Oct. 17, 2017 - City employees are reminded to RSVP for the free Employee Appreciation Lunch on Friday, Oct. 27, from noon- 2 p.m. at Bluebird Gap Farm. You can get a preview of Saturday's Fall Festival at the Farm and sample some festival activities. The...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: October 13, 2017

Updated employee discounts available for American Theatre, Coliseum, Verizon

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Oct. 13, 2017 - City of Hampton employee discounts for American Theatre performances, Coliseum shows and Verizon services have been updated. 

Employees can get $5 off tickets to shows at The American Theatre, including the "Festival of South ...

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Employee discounts * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: October 13, 2017

New boards in lobby to improve & organize citizen and employee information

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Oct. 13, 2017 - In an attempt to reduce clutter and increase the promotion/visibility of city events, new metal display boards have been installed in the lobby, replacing the older faded bulletin board.

One is marked for public notices, agendas, meetings, ...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: October 10, 2017

Hampton is offering free flu shots to all city employees on Friday, Oct. 13

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Oct. 10, 2017 - The city is offering free flu shots to all employees on Friday, Oct. 13, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in the city hall lobby. An employee ID is required. Go to https://maxcmflu.bioiq.com and click "sign up now" to schedule an appointment. ...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: September 25, 2017

Hampton employees can still sign up to celebrate Customer Service Week

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Sept. 28, 2017 - Starting Monday, a series of events will be held in October for city employees to celebrate "the great job our Hampton team does," City Manager Mary Bunting said. She said the events should also help city staff "re-focus an...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: September 7, 2017

Preparing for the possibility of Hurricane Irma or other significant weather events

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Sept. 7, 2017 - The latest message from the city manager talks about how Hurricane Irma may disrupt the normal delivery of city services, and reminds everyone that "in the worst of circumstances, we all need to be prepared to help." 

Read on...

Latest message from city manager * Hampton Employee Connection
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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* Hampton 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 * Hampton 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 ...

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* Hampton 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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* Hampton 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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* Hampton 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 * Hampton 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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* Hampton 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 * Hampton 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. 

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Get the app * Hampton 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 * Hampton 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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* Hampton 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...

* Hampton 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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* Hampton 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...

* Hampton 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... * Hampton 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...

* Hampton 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...

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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. 

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Employees encouraged to attend briefing on dental, vision and flexible spending accounts

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Nov. 6, 2017 - Open enrollment for the 2018 medical/dental flexible spending account, the 2018 dependent care flexible spending account, and the Delta Dental Plans and EyeMed Vision Plan starts Monday, Nov. 6 and ends at noon Wednesday, Nov. 22. ...

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_Employee Connection - Health Benefits
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.

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_Employee Connection - Health Benefits

Posted on: January 24, 2018

Hampton Health Department looks for cat that bit someone Sunday, Jan. 21

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Jan. 24, 2018 - The Hampton Health Department wants help locating a cat that bit someone on Sunday, Jan. 21. The cat was last seen in the 2800 block of Victoria Boulevard. It is described as a Himalayan male with a blue collar. Unless the Health Departmen...

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Animal Control
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: 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: January 24, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

FY 2018 report from assessor - including key real estate facts - now available online

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Oct. 10, 2017 - The 2018 fiscal year report from the Office of the Assessor of Real Estate is now available online at www.hampton.gov/assessor. It can be found on the right side of the assessor's web page under “Reports and Presentations.”

The annual repor...

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Assessor of Real Estate
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. (...)

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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: 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: 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.

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Posted on: June 18, 2013

Game Cancellation Hotline: (757) 727-6251

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

Athletics

Posted on: June 18, 2013

Game Cancellation Hotline: (757) 727-6251

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

Athletics - Adult

Posted on: June 18, 2013

Game Cancellation Hotline: (757) 727-6251

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

Athletics - Youth

Posted on: August 25, 2017

Before & After School Programs Enrolling Now

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Parents, its that time of the year, but there’s no need to fear. Before and after school programs are here! Available in all elementary schools and most middle schools, students can receive homework assistance, participate in supervised recreati...

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Before and After School Programs
Posted on: August 28, 2017

More on before and after school programs

To find out more about the City's before and after school programs, go to the Healthy Families page and the Parks and Recreation and Leisure Services' Community Centers page.

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Before and After School Programs

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Posted on: February 12, 2018

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

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

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

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Budget
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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Additional Info... Budget
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: February 15, 2018

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

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Feb. 15, 2018 - If you know an individual, group or organization that has made a difference in Hampton's diversity, take the time to nominate them for a 2018 Unity Award from the Citizens' Unity Commission. 

Created in 2000, the awards recognize p...

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Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: February 1, 2018

Watch the move 'Marshall' and then talk about diversity, unity, inclusion

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Feb. 1, 2018 - Adults and children alike are encouraged to come watch the movie "Marshall," starring Chadwick Boseman, at 6 p.m. Tuesday,  Feb. 20, at Hampton's Main Library, 4207 Victoria Blvd.

The movie tells the story of a young Thurg...

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Posted on: December 26, 2017

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

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

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

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

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

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

Commission promotes 'Unity Through Art' with 2nd paint party Oct. 27

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Oct. 11, 2017 - Unity Through Art is the name of the next paint party event planned by the Citizens' Unity Commission. It will take place on Friday, Oct. 27, from 7-9 p.m. at the Hampton Performing and Creative Art Center, 300 Butler Farm Rd. Space is lim...

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Citizens Unity Commission
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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More information Citizens Unity Commission
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: 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: January 29, 2018

City Council honored longstanding Hampton businesses

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

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Council looking for volunteers to serve on Hampton boards, commissions

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

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Application and board information City Council
Posted on: January 10, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Council discusses spending priorities, audit report, dance school expansion

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

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

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City Council
Posted on: October 27, 2017

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

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

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

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City Council
Posted on: October 20, 2017

City Council to vote on tightening junk car rules, Sportsplex deal

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Oct. 20, 2017 - City Council will meet Wednesday evening at Jones Magnet Middle School to consider tightening restrictions on junk cars in residential areas, in response to increasing citizen complaints. 

The vote follows a presentation at the pre...

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Full agenda City Council
Posted on: October 11, 2017

City Council approves lifetime pet license, agrees to look at junk car rules

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Oct. 12, 2017 - City Council agreed to allow residents to purchase a one-time, "lifetime" license for their pets, but they amended the staff proposal to create a discount  for pets who have been spayed or neutered.

The reason, noted Vic...

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Background information and minutes City Council
Posted on: October 6, 2017

City Council meeting to be at Jones; boat tour canceled due to forecast

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Oct. 6, 2017 - City Council will meet Wednesday evening at Jones Magnet Middle School to consider expanding the special downtown zone and adding a lifetime license for pets, among other items.

Public hearings will be held on:

  • Rezoning 18 properties from man...
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Full agenda City Council
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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City Council
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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City Council
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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Additional Info... City Council
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...

More VDOT information City Council

Posted on: February 16, 2018

HCCC Newsletter, February 17 - 23

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HCCC News: February 17 - 23, 2018

 

GOOD TO DO & KNOW!

Reminder:  The HCCC office will be closed on Presidents Day, Monday, February 19.

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POSTPONED TO FEBRUARY 23 due to weather!

E Street Community Cleanup, February ...

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HCCC Newsletter Clean City
Posted on: February 13, 2018

Oyster Gardening, February 10, 2018

Hampton Waterways Restoration Project; Hampton Clean City Commission; Oyster Gardening

HWRP Oyster Gardeners from the Sunset Boating Center Team enjoyed some Spring-like weather for their tending session on Feb. 11, 2018!

The February Team: We welcomed new oyster gardeners Cyndy, Mack, and Adriene! We also enjoyed 3 members of Hampton Univer...

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Clean City
Posted on: February 9, 2018

HCCC News, February 9 - 16

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HCCC News February 9 - 16, 2018

  

GOOD TO DO & KNOW!

 

Rain Barrel Workshop! Saturday, February 24, 9am – 11am, HCCC Office, 1296 Thomas Street. Learn how and why to make a rain barrel, take yours home, and then make ...

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HCCC Newsletter Clean City
Posted on: January 26, 2018

HCCC News, January 27 - February 2

HCCC News

January 27 – February 2, 2018

  

GOOD TO DO & KNOW!

 

Rain Barrel Workshop! Saturday, February 24, 9am – 11am, HCCC Office, 1296 Thomas Street. Learn how and why to make a rain barrel, take yours ho...

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Clean City
Posted on: December 18, 2017

HCCC News, Special Recognition Edition, December 2017

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Special Recognition Edition, December 18, 2017

HCCC Staff & Leadership wish you all a merry and peaceful Holiday Season! We hope the news about the following very special people in our community will inspire you for the New Year to come.

The 2017 Volunt...

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For text with photos... 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: 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: 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.
Councilwoman Ter...Read on...

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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Commissioner of the Revenue
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: 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: November 7, 2017

Community meeting planned to discuss where recreational vehicles can be parked

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

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

Apply for Community Development grant

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The City of Hampton is accepting Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Program proposals for fiscal year 2019 (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019) until Feb. 27.  

There are limited funds available, so competition for funds w...

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Additional Info... Community Development - Housing & Neighborhood Services
Posted on: January 17, 2018

Nominations being accepted now for the You Make A Difference Awards in Hampton

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Jan. 17, 2018 - Nominations are now being accepted for the You Make A Difference Awards, honoring people, organizations and projects that make a difference in Hampton. The awards program gives residents a chance to celebrate the hard work and dedication o...

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Community Development - Housing & Neighborhood Services
Posted on: November 16, 2017

Online presentation, survey available for input on new recreational vehicle storage ordinance

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

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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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Neighborhood Commission Community Development - Housing & Neighborhood Services

Posted on: November 16, 2017

Online presentation, survey available for input on new recreational vehicle storage ordinance

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

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Community Development - Planning and Zoning
Posted on: November 7, 2017

Community meeting planned to discuss where recreational vehicles can be parked

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

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View Council presentations, meeting flier Community Development - Planning and Zoning
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: February 15, 2018

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

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Feb. 15, 2018 – The family-owned nautical themed microbrewery opened its doors Thursday, Feb. 15 during a soft opening and launched the brewery’s five flagship beers.

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

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Economic Development
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Sinful Treats opens store in Hampton

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Sinful Treats cut the ribbon and opened a new retail store to complement its bakery food truck business. 

Founded in 2013, Sinful Treats is a family-owned business providing one-of-a-kind service offering custom cakes and hand-crafted confectioner...

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Additional Info... Economic Development
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Capstan Bar Brewing Company Opens in Hampton

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Capstan Bar Brewing Company, located at  2036 Exploration Way in the King Commerce Center, will open at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony to follow on Friday, March 2, at 3 p.m.  

Capstan Bar Brewing Compa...

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

Hampton Libraries now serve as resource centers for job seekers

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Feb. 7, 2018 - The City of Hampton now has four new locations where residents can get help from trained individuals when using a computer, completing job applications, creating resumes or connecting with other employment services online.

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

Hampton Business Seminar will help participants learn how to bid with the city

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Feb. 7, 20128 - Participants in a business seminar scheduled for Wednesday, March 21, will learn how a solicitation is structured, how to understand each part and all the requirements needed in a response. Contract terminology, bond definitions and acrony...

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

The Deadline for Enterprise Zone Grant Applications is Fast Approaching

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The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is in the processing of receiving applications from private business owners operating within an Enterprise Zone designated boundary.  Applications must be submitted to the DHCD o...

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Posted on: January 19, 2018

New office warehouse complex will have a grand opening on Wednesday, Feb. 16

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Jan. 19, 2018 - Keep It Simple Suites, an office warehouse complex at 3000 Incubator Road in Hampton, will have a grand opening for its fourth building Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 11:30 a.m. Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck is scheduled to provide opening remarks, an...

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Businesses encouraged to register with ACT and help Hampton become 'work ready'

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Jan. 12, 2018 - Local businesses are encouraged to help Hampton become a "work ready" community by registering online with the ACT Certified Work Ready Initiative.

Hampton became part of the initiative last year as part of the city's effort to bu...

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

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

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

Pamela Croom, workforc...

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Posted on: October 30, 2017

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

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

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

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Posted on: October 9, 2017

Two Hampton businesses get top marks in hiring veterans in state program

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Oct. 9, 2017 - Two Hampton businesses were recently recognized by Gov. Terry McAuliffe for their ongoing commitment to creating employment opportunities for Virginia’s military veterans.

BlueForce Inc., a global professional services firm serving the feder...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

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

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

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Posted on: September 14, 2017

Dozens attend official groundbreaking for new Hyatt Place Hotel in Hampton

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

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

START Peninsula gets state grant to extend entrepreneurial education, training

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Aug. 28, 2017 – Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced that START Peninsula, a regional program to foster entrepreneurship, will receive $20,695 in state Building Entrepreneurial Economies grants.

START Peninsula began in 2012 as an informal entrepreneurial start­...

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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.

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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 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.

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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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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: 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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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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Posted on: January 3, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

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

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

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

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

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

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

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

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

It's not too early to sign up for Community Emergency Response Team training

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Nov. 3, 2017 - Hampton's Emergency Management Office has a new Community Emergency Response Team class starting Jan. 4. Sign up now for four weeks of training on everything from disaster preparedness to light search and rescue. Classes will be held Tuesda...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

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

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Sept. 7, 2017 - Learn pet first-aid, CPR and shelter training at the Northampton Community Center, 1435 Todds Lane, on  Saturday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Sponsored by Hampton's Community Animal Response Team, the class is free ...

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Posted on: September 14, 2017

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Governor declares state of emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Irma

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

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

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

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

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Tropical storm moving up coast could bring high winds and coastal flooding to area

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Aug. 28, 2017 - The National Weather Service said a low pressure system moving up the East Coast could bring wind gusts up to 50 mph, heavy rain and moderate coastal flooding to the area starting Tuesday. High surf and dangerous rip currents are expected ...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

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

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

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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: 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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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: January 24, 2018

Fundraising calls are not coming from Hampton's Division of Fire & Rescue

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Jan. 24, 2018 - Residents are being warned about a rash of fake fundraising calls recently to citizens seeking donations on behalf of the Hampton Division of Fire & Rescue. 

While the number that appears on the caller ID are Hampton fire stati...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

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

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

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Classes for the next Citizens Fire Academy scheduled for Sept. 21-30 are postponed

July 18, 2017 -  Classes for the next Citizens Fire Academy scheduled for Sept. 21-30 on Thursdays and Saturdays have been postponed and will be rescheduled. Check back at hampton.gov/fire for rescheduled dates. Learn what it takes to provide fir...

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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...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Foster Grandparent program hosts annual MLK Day of Service on Jan. 12

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Dec. 20, 2017 - Hampton's Foster Grandparent Program will host the 14th annual MLK Day of Service on Friday, Jan. 12, at the Northampton Community Center.  The community is invited to come out from 9 a.m.-noon to participate in the "Gift of ...

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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 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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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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Posted on: January 12, 2018

The Multicultural Roots of Rock and Rap - Wednesday, February 21, noon-1 pm

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Multi-instrumentalist and roots musician Curtis Blues takes you on a world-wide musical journey demonstrate how today’s music came to be.  American popular music has roots in many different cultures. The American banjo comes from Mali, Africa, th...

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

Brackish Water Jamboree - Wednesday, February 21, 6-8 pm

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Known for an eclectic mix of foot-stomping bluegrass, old-time folk and classic Americana featuring original songs (and a few staple standards) that echo classic country, upbeat Appalachian fiddle tunes, ragtime blues, the Bakersfield sound, and more, thi...

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Posted on: January 23, 2018

Jamestown: A Spectacular Failure - Monday, March 5, 7-8 pm

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Join Dr. Thomas Hall, Associate Director of the Public History Center at Christopher Newport University, for “Jamestown: A Spectacular Failure” as he explores the 1607 Virginia Company of London, what went wrong and what went right, fo...

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Posted on: February 16, 2018

Living Black Wax Museum - Saturday, March 10, 1-4 pm

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In partnership with the Hampton History Museum, the Hampton Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, presents "The Living Black Wax Museum," interactive presentations of notable figures in African American history portrayed by children...

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Novella Auls and WAC Battalion 6888 - Wednesday, March 21, noon- 1 pm

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Through a unique partnership with the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the Hampton History Museum is creating a forum for this organization to present lectures sharing the research ASALH members have done to accompli...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Poisoned Dwarf - Wednesday, March 21, 6-8 pm

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Keep the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day going with the region’s best traditional Irish and Celtic band!

Poisoned Dwarf plays driving traditional Celtic music, and for them, the tunes matter most.  Focusing primarily on Irish tradi...

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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...

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

Recruits graduate from the Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy (HRCJTA)

The Hampton Sheriff's Office's latest recruits graduated from the Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy in Newport News. They are members of Class 17-2, which completed 13 weeks of training in July. 

The full class of 37 deputies represe...

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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...

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

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

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

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

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Hampton Health Department looks for cat that bit someone Sunday, Jan. 21

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Jan. 24, 2018 - The Hampton Health Department wants help locating a cat that bit someone on Sunday, Jan. 21. The cat was last seen in the 2800 block of Victoria Boulevard. It is described as a Himalayan male with a blue collar. Unless the Health Departmen...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Eastern region health departments provide free flu shots

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Sept. 18 2017 – This Saturday, Sept. 23, health districts from the Southside, Peninsula, Eastern Shore and Three Rivers areas will provide free shots.

The Hampton and Peninsula Health Districts will hold their walk-up only flu shot clinic at 4410 E. Claibo...

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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: 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.

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Healthy Families partners with Sentara Careplex to help new, expecting parents

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Feb. 14, 2018 - Hampton's Healthy Families program has partnered with Sentara Careplex to provide services for new and expecting parents at Sentara's new Family Maternity Center,  3000 Coliseum Drive.

To get things started, expecting parents and t...

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Posted on: January 31, 2018

School Age Programs has received $13,401 for STEM, arts, fitness programs

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Jan. 31, 2018 - Healthy Families' School Age Programs has received $13,401 this school year in grants and "in-kind" donations that support a variety of enrichment programs. Money from Hampton Grows, the Virginia Aquarium, Dr. Linda Hayden of Eli...

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

Family service, childcare providers invited to free kindergarten learning summit March 10

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Feb. 10, 2018 - Family service providers, childcare providers and early childhood educators are invited to the "Hampton Roads Early Literacy Learning Summit: Roadmap to Kindergarten Readiness," on Saturday March 10 at Hampton's Performing & ...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Hampton Healthy Families Celebrates 25 Years

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Sept. 7, 2017 - Hampton Healthy Families will celebrate 25 years of serving the community during an open house Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 100 Old Hampton Lane. The community is invited to come enjoy food, games and ...

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

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

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

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

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

Information Technology reminds employees to avoid cyber scams and malware during holiday season

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Nov. 20, 2017 - The city’s Information Technology staff reminds employees to stay cyber safe this holiday season. This includes avoiding holiday scams and malware, and using city email and internet properly. Leslie Fuentes, director of Information Technol...

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Information Technology - Change Management
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Information Technology warns employees about dangerous new ransomware called 'Bad Rabbit'

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Oct. 26, 2017 - The Information Technology Department wants to warn employees about a dangerous new ransomware called "Bad Rabbit." IT is taking steps to increase security and threat awareness and asks that city computer users be on the alert fo...

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Information Technology - Change Management
Posted on: October 20, 2017

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

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Get informed about online security this month. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, an annual campaign to spotlight the importance of cybersecurity. 

As just about everyone is affected by the internet, National Cyber Security Awaren...

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Additional Info... Information Technology - Change Management
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.

Information Technology - Change Management

Libraries

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

Hampton residents can now go to library and get help using a computer to find a job

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Feb. 7, 2018 - The City of Hampton now has four new locations where residents can get help from trained individuals when using a computer, completing job applications, creating resumes or connecting with other employment services online.

A SHARE Network Ac...

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Libraries
Posted on: February 1, 2018

Watch the move 'Marshall' and then talk about diversity, unity, inclusion

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Feb. 1, 2018 - Adults and children alike are encouraged to come watch the movie "Marshall," starring Chadwick Boseman, at 6 p.m. Tuesday,  Feb. 20, at Hampton's Main Library, 4207 Victoria Blvd.

The movie tells the story of a young Thurg...

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

Watch a skit on the Virginia-born "Father of Black History" at the main library

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Learn about the influential African-American historian and writer Carter G. Woodson in the skit "Dr. Carter G. Woodson: The Father of Black History," 6:15-8 p.m. Feb. 28 at Hampton's main library. The show will be performed by seven local teens....

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

Borrow 'I Love Virginia State Parks' explorer backpacks at libraries

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Oct. 28, 2017 — Want to explore the parks, trails and nature centers in Virginia? The Hampton library now has “I Love Virginia State Parks” backpacks available to borrow.  The backpack includes a pass for free parkin...

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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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View the yearbooks Libraries

Posted on: February 15, 2018

'Celebration of the Military Child' takes place Saturday, April 7, at Convention Center

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Feb. 15, 2018 - Imagine. Invent. Inspire.

Those are the key words this year for "Little Heroes at Home, Celebration of the Military Child." The annual event honoring local military children for their service, sacrifice and strength of character w...

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Military Affairs Committee
Posted on: August 22, 2017

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

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

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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...

Additional Info... Military Affairs Committee

Posted on: December 21, 2017

Bluebird Gap Farm's beautiful new quarter horse colt is named ... Hamilton

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Dec. 21, 2017 - The voting is over and one of the latest additions to Bluebird Gap Farm is named... Hamilton. The colt was born earlier this year and the farm chose the name after more than 900 votes were counted. The name was announced Thursday afternoon...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Help name one of the newest additions to Bluebird Gap Farm - a quarter horse colt

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Dec. 14, 2017 - Help name this addition to the family at Bluebird Gap Farm - a beautiful quarter horse colt. Just click on this link and follow the instructions to cast your vote. A name will be announced on Dec. 21. The 60-acre farm has around 150 domest...

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Cast your vote Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Parades by land and by sea highlight a long list of holiday events in Hampton

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Dec. 1, 2017 - From lift off to markets and mistletoe tours, Hampton has a number of upcoming events designed to keep you in the holiday mood.

Lift Off refers to the annual Holly Days parade, which will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, starting at 7 p.m. The the...

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More information Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 30, 2017

Operation Winter Break gives both kids, parents a break when school is out

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Nov. 30, 2017 - Operation Winter Break is a chance for kids to have fun in a supervised environment when schools are dismissed for winter break Dec. 21-29.

With programs for young people ages 6-15, and a therapeutic recreation program for those 5 1/2-22, O...

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More information Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 1, 2017

There's still time to sign up for 2nd annual community center decorating contest

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Oct. 18, 2017 - If you're a neighborhood organization and think your folks have a knack for hanging holiday lights, there's still time to sign up for the 2nd Annual "Blissful Lights" decorating contest. The goal is to get neighborhood organizati...

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Rules and entry form Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 13, 2017

Celebrate season with Holly Days, holiday market, lighted boat parade and much more

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Nov. 13, 2017 - Celebrate the holidays in Hampton at the Peninsula's largest illuminated parade on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 7-9 p.m. Enjoy high school bands, drill teams and Santa Claus. Also on Saturday, the Hampton History Museum will host the Holiday Mar...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 23, 2017

Family Friendly Movies at Mill Point Park

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Aug. 23, 2017 - Join Hampton Parks, Rec & Leisure Services for an evening of free movie-themed activities and the feature presentation on the giant screen Thursdays in August from 7 – 9:30 p.m. Blankets and chairs are welcome!

Each week Mill ...

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Parks & Recreation
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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Application Parks & Recreation
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:

Jr. Ranger C...

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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. 

No...

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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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Additional Info... Parks & Recreation
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.

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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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Summer camp newsletter Parks & Recreation
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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Additional Info... Parks & Recreation
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: 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: November 30, 2017

Operation Winter Break gives both kids, parents a break when school is out

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Nov. 30, 2017 - Operation Winter Break is a chance for kids to have fun in a supervised environment when schools are dismissed for winter break Dec. 21-29.

With programs for young people ages 6-15, and a therapeutic recreation program for those 5 1/2-22, O...

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More information Parks & Recreation - Community Centers

Posted on: July 25, 2017

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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: November 1, 2017

There's still time to sign up for 2nd annual community center decorating contest

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Oct. 18, 2017 - If you're a neighborhood organization and think your folks have a knack for hanging holiday lights, there's still time to sign up for the 2nd Annual "Blissful Lights" decorating contest. The goal is to get neighborhood organizati...

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Rules and entry form Parks & Recreation - Special Events - Holiday Series
Posted on: November 13, 2017

Celebrate season with Holly Days, holiday market, lighted boat parade and much more

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Nov. 13, 2017 - Celebrate the holidays in Hampton at the Peninsula's largest illuminated parade on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 7-9 p.m. Enjoy lighted floats, high school bands, drill teams and Santa Claus. Also on Saturday, the Hampton History Museum will host...

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Parks & Recreation - Special Events - Holiday Series
Posted on: July 25, 2017

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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 21, 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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Parks & Recreation - Special Events - ICF

Posted on: June 12, 2017

New cycle begins for receiving a "Love Your City" event grant; deadline extended to Sept. 15

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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: January 17, 2018

Planning Commission meeting for Jan. 18, 2018, canceled; no items on agenda

Jan. 17, 2018 - The regular Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Jan. 18, 2018, had no public hearing items on the agenda and has been canceled. The next meeting is scheduled for Feb. 15, 2018.

Planning Commission
Posted on: November 17, 2017

Planning Commission votes 3-3 on rezoning for vehicle storage lot

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Nov. 17, 2017 - The Hampton Planning Commission voted 3-3 Thursday on a rezoning application that would allow a new vehicle storage lot to be built at 56 Butler Farm Road between Magruder Boulevard and Armistead Avenue.  Because it was a tie vote...

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Planning Commission
Posted on: October 13, 2017

Planning Commission to hold work session only; no public hearings for Oct. 19

Oct. 13, 2017 - The Hampton Planning commission meeting regularly scheduled for Oct. 19 has been canceled, as there are no public hearings or items on the agenda. Instead, the board will extend its 3:30 p.m. work session on that day to include training. T...

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Planning Commission
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 Planning Commission
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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Informational packet Planning Commission
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: 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: January 24, 2018

Sign up now for Citizen Police Academy and learn more about how officers do their jobs

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Jan. 24, 2018 - Learn more about what it takes to keep Hampton citizens safe by signing up for the Citizen Police Academy. Registration deadline is Feb. 26 . Classes begin on March 12.

The 12-week program includes discussions about ethics, laws, community-...

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More information on the Academy Police - PIO
Posted on: October 24, 2017

Police sponsor drug 'take back' day Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Sentara

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Oct. 24, 2017 - Hampton police will take part in a nationwide drug "take back" day Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Sentara Careplex Hospital, 3000 Coliseum Drive. Residents can drop off unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs at the entra...

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

Volunteers sought to help community learn about resources available after homicide

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Sept. 11, 2017 - The City of Hampton is looking for volunteers to join RESET, a program designed to inform residents about the help and resources available to community members following a homicide. 

Volunteers for RESET, or Rapid Engagement of Su...

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Police - PIO
Posted on: August 24, 2017

Hampton police to apply for federal grant funds to support technology upgrades

Aug. 24, 2017 - The City of Hampton is eligible to apply for the 2017 Local Solicitation Justice Assistance Grant program.  This grant is an annual grant awarded by the federal government based upon a locality’s population and crime statistics. &...

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Police - PIO
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: 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, titled “Understanding the Experiences of our LGBTQ Neighbors.&...

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News release 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: January 22, 2018

Public meeting planned to discuss Chesapeake Bay, Back River "action" plans

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Feb. 15, 2018 - The City of Hampton will have a public meeting on Friday, March 2, to discuss a draft of the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load action plan and a draft of the Back River Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Load action plan.

These plans addres...

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Public Works
Posted on: November 17, 2017

Road improvements - including new curbs, crosswalks - begin on South Mallory Street

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Nov. 17, 2017 - Pembroke Construction Company has been awarded the contract for road improvements on South Mallory Street from East Sewell Avenue to East County Street. The work will include installing concrete paver sidewalks, new curbs and gutters, cros...

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Public Works
Posted on: November 13, 2017

Sanitary sewer system repairs on North 2nd Street could disrupt traffic in area

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Nov. 13, 2017 - Ongoing repairs to the sanitary sewer system on North 2nd Street from Old Buckroe Road to Seaboard Avenue could disrupt vehicle traffic flow in the area. Motorists are encouraged to pay close attention to posted traffic signs and to reduce...

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Public Works
Posted on: October 11, 2017

Chemical collection event moved from Coliseum to Cooper Elementary in November

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Oct. 12, 2017 - Due to a large event being held at the Hampton Coliseum, the household chemical event scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 18 has been moved to Cooper Elementary School, 200 Marcella Road. The Household Chemical Collection and Computer Recycling E...

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Public Works
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Mosquito spraying planned in Wythe, Rip Rap Road, Thomas Street, Seldendale areas

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Sept. 21,  2017 - Weather permitting, the Environmental Services Division of Public Works plans to conduct ultra-low volume spraying for mosquitoes this evening in the Wythe, Southampton, Rip Rap Road, Thomas Street, Seldendale/police range and F...

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

Learn more about a number of important projects planned by Public Works

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Sept. 5, 2017 -  This month residents can learn more about a number of important road projects planned by Public Works. They can also request that a public hearing be held on three additional projects:

  • Monday, Sept. 18, is the last day for residen...
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Public Works
Posted on: August 23, 2017

Public Works seeks to hire equipment operators, plumbers and more

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Aug. 23, 2017 - Hampton's Public Works Department is looking for equipment operators, plumbers and more. To learn more about the job openings, and to put in your application, visit HIRE, the city's online employment system. With HIRE, you can see job oppo...

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Visit HIRE, the city's online employment system Public Works
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 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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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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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. 

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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.

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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...

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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.

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Posted on: August 17, 2017

Help reduce Asian tiger mosquito numbers in your area

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Public Works’ Environmental Services Division is asking residents to monitor their yards and dump any standing water to help reduce the Asian tiger mosquito population.

The most prolific nuisance mosquito in the region, the Asian tiger mosquito, ...

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Public Works - Environmental Services
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: October 12, 2017

Monday, Oct. 16, is deadline to register to vote in Nov. 7 general election

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Oct. 12, 2017 - Monday, Oct. 16, is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 7 general election for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, House of Delegates, Hampton commonwealth's attorney, sheriff, commissioner of revenue and treasurer. &...

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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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Posted on: February 16, 2018

Urgency of Now, addressing concerns about youth violence, set for March 20

Feb. 16, 2018 - Urgency of Now, or RuON, is an annual event that addresses concerns about increased violence among youth and young adults, with an emphasis on black males ages 15-24. It will be held this year at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 C...

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Youth & Young Adult Opportunities
Posted on: February 12, 2018

Contest encourages young people to create videos that will help stop the violence in city

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Feb. 12, 2018 - Can you or someone you know create a winning video against violence? “Don’t Sit in Silence, Stop the Violence” is the name of a contest for all current high school students in Hampton and Newport News that beg...

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Youth & Young Adult Opportunities
Posted on: January 19, 2018

Applications now being accepted for 10-week Summer Youth Employment Program

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Jan. 19, 2018 - Applications are now being accepted for Hampton's Summer Youth Employment Program. Created in 2014, the 10-week program offers job opportunities within city departments, local businesses and non-profit organizations to area young people ag...

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Youth & Young Adult Opportunities
Posted on: January 8, 2018

Apply now for mini-grants designed to prevent and reduce youth violence in city

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 Jan. 8, 2018 - Applications are available Jan. 9-Feb. 13 for special mini-grants from the Office of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities. Organizations and programs that support community-based efforts to stop youth violence can apply for as much...

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Youth & Young Adult Opportunities
Posted on: October 27, 2017

'Youth Violence' will be called Office of Youth, Young Adult Opportunities

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Oct. 27, 2017 - The Office of Youth Violence Prevention is now the office of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities. Program Manager Synethia White said the name was changed because  the word "violence" has a negative connotation and could...

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Youth & Young Adult Opportunities
Posted on: September 11, 2017

Volunteers sought to help community learn about resources available after homicide

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Sept. 11, 2017 - The City of Hampton is looking for volunteers to join RESET, a program designed to inform residents about the help and resources available to community members following a homicide. 

Volunteers for RESET, or Rapid Engagement of Su...

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Youth & Young Adult Opportunities
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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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 & Young Adult Opportunities
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 & Young Adult Opportunities
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 & Young Adult Opportunities
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 & Young Adult Opportunities