News Flash

Posted on: July 22, 2021

There is still time for employers to take part in Aug. 18 career fair

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July 22, 2021 -  Workforce Hampton is looking for employers to take part in a career fair on Aug. 18, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. If you have more than five openings to fill, come join the Get Hired Hampton career...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Celebration of Hampton Aquaplex draws crowd, news of 1st national meet

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July 24, 2021 - Hampton business leaders, civic leaders, city leaders, and young swimmers turned out Wednesday morning to celebrate the city's aquatics center, which is slated to open late next summer. 

And they aren't the only g...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Flash flood watch in effect as fast-moving Tropical Storm Elsa moves up the East Coast

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July 8, 2021 - The National Weather Service said a flash flood watch is in effect for most local areas through late tonight as Tropical Storm Elsa continues to move up the coast. Tropical storm warnings are in effect for portions of northeast North Caroli...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Ceremonial groundbreaking set for July 14 for city's indoor pool, outdoor splash park

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July 7, 2021 - The public is invited to a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Hampton Virginia Aquaplex on Wednesday, July 14. The facility, which will feature a 50-meter competition pool, 25-meter program pool, and an outdoor “Splash-Down Park,” is planned...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 25, 2021

More jobs expected as Air Force permanently relocates F-22 unit to Joint Base Langley-Eustis

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June 25, 2021 - Gov. Ralph Northam Friday welcomed a decision by the United States Air Force to permanently locate the F-22 Raptor formal training unit at Joint Base Langley-Eustis. The rebasing of the unit will include relocating more than 31 F-22 and 16...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 23, 2021

"Covid Aftermath: Addressing Mental Health" topic of Facebook forum June 29

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June 23, 2021 - Covid cases have decreased dramatically, businesses have reopened, and vaccinated people aren't wearing masks. But for people struggling with depression, addiction or other mental health issues spurred by Covid, life isn't getting back to ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 21, 2021

6 Hampton Roads mayors to hold second forum to discuss plans for reducing violence

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June 21, 2021 - Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck will host fellow Hampton Roads mayors as they continue their discussion on public safety on Monday, June 28 at 7 p.m. on Facebook Live. The mayors of all seven major Hampton Roads participated in the first Mayors&...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 19, 2021

UPDATE: Hours at city facilities increase as more people are vaccinated

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June 28, 2021 – Hours for community centers and libraries are expanding, and in most cases, people who are vaccinated will not be required to wear masks. Also, facility rentals are becoming more available.

The CDC still recommends that all youth ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 21, 2021

It's hurricane season: Time for a checkup on flood insurance

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June 21, 2021 - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association predicts an active hurricane season -- 3-10 major hurricanes, 6-10 “regular” hurricanes and 13-20 named storms. Residents are advised to check to ensure they have flood i...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 26, 2021

New swings, recliners, bike racks add to the fun available at Buckroe Beach this summer

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May 26, 2021 - Beach season officially kicks off this weekend, and visitors to Buckroe Beach will notice some changes as part of improvements to the park and boardwalk this summer. Construction will resume this fall, with the project completed by the summ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 28, 2021

New Fox Hill neighborhood center will have an open house on Saturday, June 5

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June 2, 2021 - Fox Hill area residents will again have a neighborhood center when the new center officially opens Saturday, June 5. Located in the former Cornerstone Church at 65 Hall Road, the center will open for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. and...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Mayors Forum on Facebook Live Thursday: Where are we with Covid-19 now?

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June 2, 2021 - Covid-19 cases are greatly reduced, and much of our population is vaccinated. Now what?

Join Mayor Donnie Tuck and City Manager Mary Bunting as they answer your questions about city services, policies, and hours in a forum on Facebook Live a...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 17, 2021

Hampton names new police chief experienced in reducing crime, gun violence

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May 17, 2021 – Police Chief Mark Talbot, who spearheaded a dramatic decrease in crime in Norristown, Pa., has been named Hampton’s new police chief. 

 “I am very excited to welcome Chief Talbot to our communi...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Hampton Coliseum clinic will offer Covid-19 vaccinations for ages 12-15 beginning Friday

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May 13, 2021 - The Centers for Disease Control this week added people aged 12-15 to the list of those who should get vaccinated against COVID-19. Beginning Friday, May 14, those age groups will be eligible for a free Pfizer vaccine at the Hampton Coliseum...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Budget set for next fiscal year; tax rates stable but 2 fee increases

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May 12, 2021 - City Council on Wednesday passed a budget for fiscal year 2022, which begins July 1, that keeps the property and car tax rates flat but increases the stormwater fee for flooding and pollution reduction and the wastewater fee for maintenance...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 12, 2021

City finalizing plans to move historic F-101F Voodoo to higher ground

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May 12, 2021 - The F-101F Voodoo long-range escort fighter on display at the city's Air Power Park will take off sometime in the next week, with a little help from a crane,  to a higher-elevation spot in the park that is farther from Newmarket Cr...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Hampton's main COVID-19 vaccination clinic moves to Coliseum

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April 27, 2021 – The large vaccination clinic in Hampton moves to the Hampton Coliseum this week, as the state takes the lead in operating the clinic. It opens Thursday, April 29. 

Previously, the clinic was at the Hampton Roads Conventi...

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Schedule your vaccine * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Most Parks buildings to reopen on May 3; community centers will be 'wellness hubs'

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Most of Hampton's Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services buildings will reopen beginning May 3. These include:

  • The city's four community centers  will open beginning May 3  9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Fort Monroe, North Phoeb...
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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Hampton's libraries to reopen April 19; community centers to follow May 3

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April 13, 2021 - All Hampton Public Library locations will reopen to the public on Monday, April 19. Hours and patrons will be limited to enforce social distancing and allow time for cleaning the facilities and materials. Curbside service will remain avai...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 13, 2021

General public can now register for vaccine; hold put on J&J vaccine pending study

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April 13, 2021 - People who live or work on the Peninsula can now schedule their Covid-19 vaccination directlyThe Virginia Department of Health’s Hampton and Peninsula Health Districts officially opened the door to anyone 16 and older...

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Schedule a vaccination * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Last-minute vaccine appointments available for Friday; also scheduling for future clinics

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April 8, 2021 - Three upcoming Covid-19 vaccination clinics at the Hampton Roads Convention Center have open slots and are allowing anyone 18 and older to schedule an appointment. The first is tomorrow, Friday, April 9. Residents are urged to get vaccinat...

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Schedule your vaccine on Friday, April 9 * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Hampton Roads Mayors to talk about youth violence and what local cities are doing

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April 8, 2021 - Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck will host an online Mayors’ Forum with four other Hampton Roads mayors on Monday, April 12, at 7 p.m. Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby Dyer, Chesapeake Mayor Rick West, Portsmouth Mayor Shannon Glover, and Newport News ...

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View at 7 p.m. April 12 * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Local health districts expand number of people eligible to receive Covid-19 vaccination to 1c group

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April 5, 2021 - People who work in many essential and public-facing jobs will be eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccination beginning Tuesday. The Virginia Department of Health’s Peninsula and Hampton Health districts announced a move into 1c category.&am...

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Sign up or check your registration * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 5, 2021

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

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

Connor an...

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Additional information * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 1, 2021

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

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

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

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Mayor Tuck, HU president team up to get COVID-19 vaccination to show vaccine's safety

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Dec. 23, 2020 — Mayor Donnie Tuck and Dr. William Harvey, president of Hampton University, received the COVID-19 vaccine today at Sentara CarePlex Hospital in Hampton to demonstrate the safety of the vaccine.

The two leaders stepped forward to sh...

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More about the COVID-19 vaccine ... * Hampton City News
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Water line replacement for Fort Monroe will also boost capacity in Phoebus

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Dec. 3, 2020 - The Fort Monroe Authority is planning to replace the 1940s-era water line to Fort Monroe. The line serves the former base exclusively but runs through other parts of Hampton.

This project will replace approximately 6,000 feet of existing 14-...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 3, 2020

Hampton fights flooding with Virginia’s first environmental impact bond

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Dec. 3, 2020 - Hampton has become the third municipality in the country to use an innovative form of financing to fund three major projects aimed at reducing flooding and pollution.

The city closed on Virginia’s first Environmental Impact Bond yesterday, a...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Mayor's State of the City focuses on pandemic challenges as well as successes this year

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Nov. 19, 2020 - Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck gave this year’s State of the City address virtually in a presentation by the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. There was a more somber but still optimistic tone, with the theme “One for ...

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Watch the presentation * Hampton City News
Posted on: November 18, 2020

UPDATE: Virtual open house about plans for sewer pump upgrade in Phoebus

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Nov 18, 2020 - The Hampton Roads Sanitation District is planning upgrades for Phoebus, including a new pump station.  The customary "open house" to acquaint residents of the area with the project will be held virtually this year due to ...

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View the presentation * Hampton City News
Posted on: October 2, 2020

State group honors Hampton for communications during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Oct. 2, 2020 - A state organization for local governments has named Hampton a 2020 "Local Champion" in the area of communications during the COVID-19 crisis. The award will be presented to Mayor Donnie Tuck, City Manager Mary Bunting, and the ci...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Majority of Hampton homeowners will find their homes increased in value this year

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Jan. 23, 2020 - For homeowners who saw their value dip after the housing bubble burst, City Assessor Gary James has some good news: The vast majority of Hampton homeowners  – 89% – will find their homes increased in value this...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 29, 2019

Hampton-based Registrar Corp. continues to grow; expands headquarters

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Aug. 29, 2019 - Hampton-based Registrar Corp. marked a company expansion with a ribbon-cutting on Wednesday, Aug. 28. The company is a leading provider of U.S. Food and Drug Administration compliance services to FDA-regulated facilities worldwide.

Registra...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 30, 2019

St. George Brewery's Golden Ale wins U.S. Beer Tasting Championship

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Aug. 27, 2019 - The St. George Brewery's Golden Ale was named Grand Chamption best golden ale or Kolsh in the United States Beer Tasting Championship for the second year in a row.

The brewery's Doppelbock was ranked best in the Southeast region as well.&am...

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Brewery's website * Hampton City News
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Parks offering weekend kayak and pedal boat rental from pier at Fort Monroe

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July 6, 2021 - As part of a continuing effort to promote the benefits of living with water, the Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services Department has begun offering weekend kayak and pedal boat rentals on the pier behind the Fort Monroe Community Center...

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