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Posted on: February 15, 2024

City of Hampton offers variety of paid summer college internships

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Feb. 15, 2024 — Hampton is starting a new program that offers college students and grad students, as well as recent graduates, an opportunity to obtain valuable work experience in local government. This is a paid professional development opportunity that ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

Presidents Day holiday affects trash collection, city services

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Feb. 14, 2024 —

Here’s a look at how these city offices, departments, or services will be affected by the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, Feb. 19. 

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

Get ready to give your input on funding for city services and projects

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Feb. 14, 2023 - Hampton's unique budget process gives city residents and stakeholders a chance to contribute their ideas to the city budget before it is drafted. City Manager Mary Bunting will offer opportunities both in-person and online.

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Posted on: January 24, 2024

Home values rise again in Hampton, assessor reports

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Jan. 24, 2024 – The value of homes in Hampton increased again during 2023, according to a report delivered to City Council Wednesday by Interim City Assessor Libby Griebel. The median sale price rose to $266,000.

 In fact, 90.2% of resid...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 17, 2024

City, Army Corps of Engineers to study sea level rise

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Jan. 17, 2024 — The City of Hampton and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will work together to investigate flooding along coastal regions and rivers on the Peninsula that is exacerbated by sea level rise.

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Posted on: January 16, 2024

Get free 2024 Hampton calendars at libraries, community centers

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Jan. 16, 2024 — Free Hampton calendars for 2024 are available at all city libraries, community and neighborhood centers, the Hampton History Museum, and the lobby of City Hall.

The calendars feature original artwork by the artist in the city's Marketing an...

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Posted on: January 11, 2024

Aberdeen Gardens supporters, Will Moffett to be named Hampton Heroes

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Jan. 11, 2024 — Mayor Donnie Tuck announced the honorees for this year's Hampton Heroes ceremony, which will be held Monday on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The Hampton Heroes and Dr. Martin Luther King Plaza recognizes Dr. King for his in...

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

Website gets a makeover to become livelier and more visual

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Jan. 8, 2024 — Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 9, the hampton.gov website will get a makeover. The design uses our new branding, putting the city logo larger and in the top left. It uses the brighter waves of color that are part of our palette. This sam...

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Posted on: January 4, 2024

Trash, recycling calendar will be mailed, but you can get copy online

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Jan. 5, 2024 - Hampton's Public Works team is making some adjustments to the trash and recycling calendar for 2024, so they will arrive later than usual. However, you don't need to wait. Download and print you own copy. You can also click here for an exte...

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Posted on: December 14, 2023

City gets clean audit report, has solid financial footing

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Dec 14, 2023 - The accounting firm Cherry Bakaert issued a “clean” audit report for the City of Hampton, City Council was told on Wednesday. The audit found no instances of noncompliance or material weaknesses.

Finance Director Karl Daughtrey also presente...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 7, 2023

Here's how to get around downtown during Holly Days events

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Dec. 7, 2023 - Friday and Saturday Holly Days celebrations will close some streets during those events. Here's a list of what's closed and when, as well as help getting around those closures to downtown destinations.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 1, 2023

Take these steps to prepare for possible winter storms

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The Hampton Office of Emergency Management reminds residents that it is time to prepare for winter weather. Winter storms can bring freezing rain, ice, snow, high winds, or a combination of all these conditions. Winter weather can knock out heat,...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 1, 2023

Sunset Boat Ramp is reopened with newly repaved surface

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Dec. 1, 2023 - Boaters can expect smooth sailing -- or at least a smooth launch -- now that the city's Sunset Creek Boat Ramp is repaved. The weather is predicted to turn warmer this weekend, but rain is also in the forecast.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Thanksgiving holiday affects city services, offices

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Here’s a look at how these city offices, departments, or services will be affected by the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Posted on: November 9, 2023

Hampton on Top 10 list nationally for technology and engagement

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Nov. 9, 2023 - Hampton was once again named a Top 10 Digital City. This is the 21st time the city has been recognized for its innovative use of technology and citizen engagement. Hampton has been recognized more times than any other city of its size or la...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 27, 2023

UPDATE: Mugler Bridge to Fort Monroe has reopened

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Nov. 21, 2023 - The Mugler Bridge between Phoebus and Fort Monroe has reopened after a closure for repairs and maintenance.

The bridge on Mellen Street that connects Phoebus to Fort Monroe was closed to cars and pedestrians for about three weeks for emerge...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 5, 2023

Riverside's mental health ER in Hampton is first in Virginia

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Oct. 5, 2023 - Riverside Health System today cut the ribbon on a psychiatric emergency room in Hampton — the first such facility in the state. It is designed to provide immediate care to people in a mental health or addiction crisis.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 25, 2023

City Council meeting will feature look at Youth and Young Adult programs

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Sept. 25, 2023 - City Council will meet Wednesday to talk about programs and activities designed to offer alternatives to violence, drugs, and gang involvement; address trauma; and support to people leaving incarceration. 

The afternoon work sessi...

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Posted on: September 23, 2023

Ophelia flooding not as bad as predicted; more wind, rain today

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Sept. 23 - Tropical Storm Ophelia caused flooding in Hampton's low-lying areas overnight, but the city did not see major damage. 

The forecast for today is continued rain -- about an inch -- tapering off after 2 p.m. Winds will ramp up again from ...

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Posted on: September 18, 2023

Hampton Roads leads nation in percentage of veteran-owned businesses

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Sept. 18, 2023 - Hampton Roads has the largest concentration of veteran-owned businesses among large metro areas in the nation, according to a data analysis by the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission.

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Posted on: September 22, 2023

Tropical Storm Ophelia to bring flooding, winds; city will open shelter

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Sept. 22, 2023 - Ophelia has formed into a tropical storm, and Hampton is expected to experience heavy winds, heavy rainfall, high tides, and storm surge, starting Friday afternoon and going through Saturday. 

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Weekend storm to bring flooding, high winds, rain, storm surge

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Sept. 21, 2023 - The storm aiming for Hampton Roads doesn’t have a name, but that doesn’t mean you should underestimate its impacts. The National Weather Service predicts Hampton will get heavy winds, heavy rainfall, and storm surge, starting Friday after...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Settlers Landing Road on-ramps to I-64 scheduled for overnight closures

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Sept. 6, 2023 - The Settlers Landing Road/Woodland Road entrance ramps to Interstate 64 face nighttime closures next week. The work is part of the widening of Interstate 64, which will require similar work at additional ramps in the coming weeks.

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Posted on: September 12, 2023

Wednesday afternoon Council work session packed with project updates

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Sept. 12, 2023 - City Council will hear updates about some of the city's capital projects, a new small-business assistance program, and developments at Fort Monroe in its afternoon meeting at 1 p.m. Sept. 13. You can view it live here.

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Posted on: September 11, 2023

Mallory Street Bridge work will cause some nighttime delays on I-64

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Sept. 11, 2023 - Installation of new bridge girders for the Mallory Street Bridge will cause some nighttime delays on Interstate 64, both eastbound and westbound under the bridge, as well as on the bridge itself.

Bridge improvements are part of the work to...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Construction begins on new modern Wythe Fire Station

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Sept. 8, 2023 - A ceremonial groundbreaking today kicked off construction on a new fire station for the Wythe area. The existing 80-year-old station doesn't accommodate modern fire equipment, which is larger and heavier than it was then.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 6, 2023

Rip Rap Road exit will close for 2 nights for I-64 widening project

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Sept. 6, 2023 - The Rip Rap Road exit on I-64 East will be closed for two nights,  tentatively scheduled for Sept. 12 and 13 from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. The work is part of the widening of Interstate 64, which will require similar work at additional r...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 31, 2023

Hampton gets $13 million toward Armistead Ave. flood reduction

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Aug. 31, 2023 - Hampton will receive more than $13 million toward the project to rebuild a portion of Armistead Avenue that frequently floods. It was by far the largest of the 17 hazard mitigation grants announced this week. 

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 18, 2023

Hampton called “a national leader” at groundbreaking for Lake Hampton resiliency project

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Aug 18, 2023 – Hampton broke ground Friday morning on the first of three innovative resiliency projects designed primarily to reduce the impact of flooding on the area around Newmarket Creek. 

“These projects aim for innovative ways to manage stor...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 16, 2023

Air Power Park to close for a month to complete improvements

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Aug. 16, 2023 - The revitalization of Air Power Park is nearly complete, but the park needs to close for the final phase of construction. The closure will begin Friday, Aug. 18, and last about a month. 

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 4, 2023

Hampton Fire retains top rating by agency tied to insurance industry

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Aug. 4, 2023 - The Hampton Fire and Rescue division has retained its top rating after an external re-evaluation by the Insurance Services Office. Hampton first received its Class 1 rating in 2015. 

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Posted on: August 11, 2023

Hampton City Council wants more study on short-term rentals

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August 10, 2023 - Mayor Donnie Tuck announced Wednesday that Council would hit the pause button on short-term rental use permits until they can hear more legal and policy advice and further study questions of density and impact to residential neighborhood...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 1, 2023

Nonprofit helps residents learn about, install solar panels

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Aug. 1, 2023 - The city of Hampton is partnering again with Charlottesville nonprofit Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) to make adding solar panels more affordable for residents. 

LEAP's Solarize Virginia project began in 2014 and has helped 71...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 28, 2023

Hampton native Wideman sworn in as chief of police

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 July 28, 2023 — Hampton native Jimmie Wideman was sworn in on Friday afternoon as the chief of police in his hometown.

 Wideman follows former chief Mark Talbot, who was hired in 2021 after a search process in which Wideman was considere...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 19, 2023

All-America City fun planned: Speedway, fireworks, parade theme

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July 18, 2023 - Hampton was named one of 10 All-America Cities this year because of our extensive community engagement and input, especially with young people. Because this is a community award, not just a government award, the community is invited to joi...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 22, 2023

Retiring Superintendent Dr. Jeffery Smith named as head of Air & Space center

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June 22, 2023 - A nationally recognized educator has been selected as the next executive director of the Virginia Air & Space Science Center, announced Board President L’Allegro Smith. Dr. Jeffery Smith, retiring superintendent of Hampton City Schools...

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Posted on: June 28, 2023

'Strategic visionary' Jimmie Wideman named Hampton police chief

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June 28, 2023 - Jimmie Wideman, a lifetime Hampton resident and experienced leader in law enforcement, has been named Hampton’s new police chief. Two years ago, Wideman was the second-ranked candidate for the chief job and was very highly regarded by the ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 14, 2023

Dr. Jeffery Smith receives Distinguished Citizen Medal for school transformation

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June 14, 2023 – City Council has awarded retiring Superintendent Dr. Jeffery Smith the Distinguished Citizen Medal - the city's highest honor. Under Smith’s leadership, the city school system has been recognized as a national model.

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Posted on: April 10, 2023

Hampton gets $4.6 million for violence prevention, neighborhood safety

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April 10, 2023 -  Hampton will receive a $4.6 million federal Byrne Discretionary Grant to be used in the city’s violence-prevention efforts. U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott, who secured the funds, presented Mayor Donnie Tuck and the city with a mock check...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 6, 2023

Hampton Public Library drops overdue fines, adds text communication

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April 6, 2023 — Hampton’s libraries will no longer charge late fees for overdue books. They are also adding the ability to communicate with customers by text and email.

 “This will eliminate a big barrier for families who sometimes are afraid to c...

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Posted on: March 28, 2023

Hampton named a finalist for All-America City Award

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March 28, 2023 - Hampton has been named as a finalist for the All-America City competition. The All-America City Award, presented by the National Civic League, recognizes communities that leverage civic engagement, collaboration, inclusion and innovation ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2023

Mosaic festival celebrates cultures, history, and the Earth on April 22

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March 23, 2023 - The Hampton Mosaic Festival combines elements from the International Children's Festival, Heritage Day, Earth Day celebrations, and adds more art and interactivity. The new, combined festival will be held April 22 from 10 p.m. to 5 p.m. a...

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Posted on: March 15, 2023

Dates set for input on future of Hampton's carousel

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March 15, 2023 — Community discussions about the future of the historic carousel will be held March 23 and 28. The Downtown Hampton Development Partnership has asked the City Council to move it to make room for a larger waterfront park.

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Posted on: March 3, 2023

Polling on the city's upcoming budget available through March 20

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March 15, 2023 - Work to develop next year's budget is under way, and residents can offer their views in an online informal survey. City Manager Mary Bunting seeks input before her recommended budget is developed to ensure it includes residents' prioritie...

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

Free grand opening events for Aquaplex swim center on Oct. 29

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Oct. 12, 2022 — The city's new two-pool swimming center will hold a free celebration Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with demonstrations, refreshments, games, and entertainment. 

The program will feature Olympic gold medalist Cullen Jon...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Hampton named Top 10 Digital City for 20th time

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Nov. 10, 2022 - Hampton was once again named a Top 10 Digital City. This is the 20th time the city has been recognized for its innovative use of technology and citizen engagement. 

The rankings are done by the Center for Digital Government, a nati...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

UPDATE: Swimming advisory lifted for Buckroe Beach

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Aug. 24, 2022 – The Health Department has issued a swimming advisory for the central part of beach due to levels of bacteria levels that exceed the state water quality standards for swimming.

Buckroe is segmented, so bacteria levels could affect the entire...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

REPAIRED: Gas leak closes Hardy Cash-Executive intersection

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Aug. 23 - UPDATE: Repairs have been made. The intersection of Hardy Cash and Executive drives is now open after a gas line was repaired.

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Posted on: January 17, 2024

Registration number: 757-726-6966

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To register, please contact the Athletics' Office at 757-726-6966.


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Game Cancellation Hotline: 757-727-6251

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

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Posted on: February 13, 2024

City Council to discuss additional short-term rental guidelines at Wednesday work session

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Feb. 12, 2024 - City Council will hear briefings about short-term rentals, a new college internship program, and opportunities for input on the upcoming budget at the work session Wednesday afternoon.

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Posted on: January 22, 2024

City Council will hear real estate reassessments

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Jan. 22, 2024 - City Council will hear a budget briefing on the city’s latest real estate assessments during its afternoon work session on Wednesday, Jan. 24.

The council will also meet on Wednesday evening for its regular legislative session, wh...

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

Council to look at special events, consider apartments at Wednesday's meetings

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Jan. 8, 2024 - City Council will consider permits for converting retail space into apartments , expanding a cemetery, and extending hours for a restaurant and lounge during its meetings on  Wednesday, Jan. 10.

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Posted on: November 7, 2023

Council to consider legislative requests and diversity, but likely to delay short term rentals

Nov. 6, 2023 - The City Council meets on Wednesday for a 1 p.m. work session and a 6:30 p.m. business meeting. There are several use permits for short-term rentals listed on the agenda, but they are all expected to be delayed while City Council seeks addi...

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Posted on: October 25, 2023

City Council to discuss parking, transit, and tax payment plans

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Oct. 25, 2023 - A discussion about parking requirements has been added to City Council's agenda for the 1 p.m. work session. At that time, Council will also hear about the strategic plan for Hampton Roads Transit and discuss legislative requests for the u...

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Posted on: October 9, 2023

Home repair programs, apartment requests on Council's agenda for Wednesday

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Oct. 9, 2023 - Housing repair and rehabilitation programs are on the agenda for Wednesday's afternoon City Council meeting, and two requests to add more apartments at Peninsula Town Center will be reviewed in the evening meeting.

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Posted on: February 21, 2024

Planning Commission to hear requests for extended hours at 3 businesses

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Feb. 21, 2024 - The Hampton Planning Commission will consider extended hours for two restaurants and the off-track betting facility at its meeting Thursday. 

The requests, which include public hearings are:

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Posted on: January 16, 2024

Planning Commission will consider request from HU

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Jan. 16, 2024 — The Hampton Planning Commission will meet on Thursday afternoon to consider a series of proposals. The meeting is at 3:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers on the eighth floor of City Hall.

The meeting is open to the public. The commi...

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Posted on: December 13, 2023

Planning Commission to hear requests from cemetery, restaurant

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Dec. 13, 2023 - Hampton's Planning Commission will meet Thursday to consider allowing a cemetery to expand and a downtown restaurant to stay open later. Other items on the published agenda are expected to be moved to a future meeting.

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Posted on: November 14, 2023

Planning Commission to consider apartments, extended stay hotel

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Nov. 14, 2023 - Hampton’s Planning Commission will meet Thursday to discuss three proposed projects in the Coliseum Central area:

A rezoning and use permit application related to proposed apartments at the former Colonial Downs off track betting site, 1909...

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Posted on: September 19, 2023

Planning Commission will consider additional apartments at Peninsula Town Center

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Sept. 19, 2023 - Additional apartments and townhouses for Peninsula Town Center are on the agenda for the Planning Commission meeting on Thursday. The meeting begins at 3:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers at City Hall, 22 Lincoln St. It is open to the publ...

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Posted on: February 12, 2024

Take a deeper dive into Diversity College: Race, religion, LGBTQ

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Ready for more understanding of diversity? Sign up for Level II Diversity College classes on Wednesdays for 6 weeks from 1-3 p.m., starting April 10, 2024 at the Phoebus Library.

This second-level training will dig deeper into race, ethnicity, and culture,...

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Posted on: October 10, 2023

Diversity College helps you understand people who may have different backgrounds

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Oct. 10, 2023 - Want to be understand your neighbors and co-workers who come from different backgrounds than you? Sign up for Diversity College to expand your understanding of a variety of cultures and the challenges some individuals face. 

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

Free course on disaster response skills

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Feb. 2, 2024 — The city's Emergency Management office is offering a free course, primarily online, that allows residents to learn how to help themselves, their families and neighbors in the event of a disaster. 

The Community Emergency Response Te...

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Posted on: December 1, 2023

Take these steps to prepare for possible winter storms

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The Hampton Office of Emergency Management reminds residents that it is time to prepare for winter weather. Winter storms can bring freezing rain, ice, snow, high winds, or a combination of all these conditions. Winter weather can knock out heat,...

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Posted on: September 22, 2023

20 years after Isabel: Separate flood insurance policy necessary

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Sept. 22, 2003 - Twenty years ago, Hurricane Isabel caused extensive damage to property resulting from wind (such as fallen trees on roofs and vehicles) and flooding (such as ruined HVAC systems, drywall, and household contents).  In the aftermat...

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Posted on: September 21, 2023

20 years after Isabel: What to do about home damage

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Sept. 21, 2023 - Hurricane Isabel’s combined impacts of wind, rain, and storm surge resulted in widespread debris and flood damage.  Post-storm clean up was difficult and time-consuming for many residents and resulted in a variety of health hazar...

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Posted on: September 20, 2023

20 years after Isabel: Large numbers of downed trees, power lines

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Sept. 20, 2023 - Twenty years ago, Hurricane Isabel pounded Hampton with sustained winds of 53 mph and gusts of 76 mph. The  damage was significantly different than past storms due to the number of trees completely uprooted.  A drought i...

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Posted on: September 19, 2023

20 years after Isabel: Emergency messaging & evacuations

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Sept. 19, 2023 - On September 17, 2003, Hampton officials were the first in the state to issue a mandatory evacuation order for the most vulnerable areas of the city in anticipation of the powerful winds and storm surge.  Other Hampton Roads and ...

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Posted on: September 18, 2023

20 years after Hurricane Isabel: What is your flooding plan?

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Sept. 18, 2023 - Hurricane Isabel hit Hampton on Sept. 18, 2003, after coming ashore as a Category 2 hurricane near Ocracoke Inlet along North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

Hurricane Isabel equaled, and in some places exceeded, the storm of record from 1933 in t...

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Posted on: October 2, 2023

Five-Alarm Festival offers food, fun, and safety for the family

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Oct 2, 2023 - The Hampton Fire Division's annual Five-Alarm Festival features firefighting equipment, fire safety information -- and for the children -- a bounce house, an obstacle course, face painting, a balloon artist, and more.

One major goal of the fe...

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Posted on: January 29, 2024 | Last Modified on: January 14, 2022

“Chris Kraft: Hampton’s Unlikely Space Hero” - Opens February 29!

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New Exhibit! “Chris Kraft: Hampton’s Unlikely Space Hero”Members-Only Reception Wednesday, February 28, 5:30—7 pmPublic Opening Thursday, February 29February 28, 2024 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Hampton native Christopher Columbus Kraft, J...

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

Harriet Tubman: Freedom Fighter, Conductor, Nurse, Soldier, Spy - March 4, 7 pm

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Port Hampton Culture SeriesHarriet Tubman: Freedom Fighter, Conductor, Nurse, Soldier, SpyMonday, March 4, 7-8 pmMuseum members free, non-members $5Harriet Tubman was a soldier, freedom fighter, Underground Railroad conductor, nurse, and spy, and staunch ...

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Posted on: February 13, 2024

Poisoned Dwarf in Concert - March 13, 6-8 pm

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Poisoned DwarfWednesday, March 13, 6-8 pmMuseum members free, non-members $5

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day wee bit early with a lively concert of Celtic music with Poisoned Dwarf! This rollicking quintet plays innovative and passionate renditions of traditio...

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Posted on: August 1, 2023

Black on the Water:  Life, Labor, and Freedom on the Chesapeake Bay

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The Museum Seeks Histories of African American Seafood LaborersWe want to hear your family stories for our project!

The Hampton History Museum is currently conducting  research on the legacy of African American watermen, oyster shuckers, sea labor...

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Posted on: February 14, 2024 | Last Modified on: December 13, 2022

Bunny fun events happening at neighborhood and community centers

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Feb. 14, 2024 — Northampton Community Center brings Afternoon Fun with the Easter Bunny on March 16, 2024 from noon to 2:00 p.m. Children ages 2-11 years will have the opportunity to enjoy a grand bunny hop, a balloon artist, relay games, carniv...

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

Discover the Vibrant World of Uptown Phoebus Art Gallery

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Feb. 2, 2024 — The Uptown Phoebus Art Gallery is offering a unique opportunity to immerse in a diverse range of artistic expressions. On Thursday, Feb. 29, come celebrate the vibrant creativity of young artists and talented craftspeople at North...

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Posted on: January 12, 2024

Black History Program Coming to Mary W. Jackson Neighborhood Center

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Jan. 12, 2024 — Mary W. Jackson Neighborhood Center will host a Black History Program on Feb. 17, 2024, from 3 to 5 p.m., titled "Life in Olde Hampton Through the Decades." This enriching event aims to explore the rich tapestry of African Americ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2024

Experience Mardi Gras at the Therapeutic Recreation Center

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Jan. 11, 2024 — The Therapeutic Recreation Center is hosting a Mardi Gras Dance that is designed for individuals ages 13 and older with disabilities. This event aims to foster a sense of community, promote physical wellness, and lift spirits while dancing...

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Posted on: January 11, 2024

Family Fun Night at the Therapeutic Recreation Center

Family Fun Night

Jan. 11, 2024 — The Therapeutic Recreation Center will be hosting Family Fun Night. The program will promote bonding and enhance health and wellness. Family Fun Nights are expected to take place on Jan. 27, April 27, July 27, and Oct. 26 from 4-7 p.m. at ...

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Posted on: December 1, 2023

Sunset Boat Ramp is reopened with newly repaved surface

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Dec. 1, 2023 - Boaters can expect smooth sailing -- or at least a smooth launch -- now that the city's Sunset Creek Boat Ramp is repaved. The weather is predicted to turn warmer this weekend, but rain is also in the forecast.

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Posted on: October 6, 2023

Join the fall celebration at Blue Bird Gap on Oct. 21-22

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Oct. 6, 2023 - Usher in the fall season at the Bluebird Gap Farm Festival. The festival offers a variety of children's activities, hayrides, master gardening, punkin’ chunkin’, storytelling, live entertainment, and much more. Entry and activities are free...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

River Street Park closes Tuesday, as part of I-64 widening project

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Aug. 31, 2022 - Downtown's River Street Park will be closed beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, as part of the widening of Interstate 64, which will connect to the expanded Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. The park is located at the intersection of River Street and P...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

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

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

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

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Posted on: October 19, 2023

Police Division seeks federal grant for necessary equipment

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Oct. 3, 2023 — The Hampton Police Division is seeking a federal FY23 Byrne Memorial Grant for needed equipment. 

In accordance with U.S. Department of Justice grant requirements, the Hampton Police Division would like to inform the public of the i...

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Posted on: July 27, 2016

Drainage project under way to relieve flooding in Merrimac Shores neighborhood

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

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Posted on: January 16, 2024

Early voting starts Jan. 19 for Super Tuesday primaries

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Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024 — Early in-person voting begins on Friday, Jan. 19, for the Democratic and Republican presidential primaries to be held in Virginia on Super Tuesday, March 5.

In-person voting will be done weekdays between Jan. 19 and March 1 from ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2023

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

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

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Posted on: March 15, 2023

Sewer replacement work will create detours on Old Buckroe Road

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Oct. 17, 2022 - HRSD crews will be installing sanitary sewer pipelines on Old Buckroe Road, forcing a road closure for through traffic that is expected to last for a year. Work is expected to begin this week near Colonial Acres Drive.

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Posted on: March 15, 2023

2022 Hampton Voters’ Guide

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All the information and links you need to be ready for the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

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Posted on: March 15, 2023

Oct. 14, 2022 — To combat increasing costs of trash and recycling collection, Public Works Director

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Oct. 14, 2022 — To combat increasing costs of trash and recycling collection, Public Works Director Jason Mitchell proposed to City Council that Hampton adopt a series of measures focused on residents who repeatedly violate the rules.

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Posted on: March 15, 2023

Free grand opening events for Aquaplex swim center on Oct. 29

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Oct. 12 - The city’s new two-pool swimming center will hold a free celebration on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with demonstrations, refreshments, games, and entertainment.

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Posted on: March 15, 2023

2022 Hampton Voters’ Guide

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All the information and links you need to be ready for the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

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Posted on: June 14, 2023

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Posted on: February 19, 2023

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