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Posted on: February 8, 2023

City's home values increased again in 2022; tax rate decrease will be recommended

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Feb. 8, 2024 – The value of homes in Hampton increased again during 2022, according to a report by Assessor Libby Griebel. The median sale price rose to $253,000.

In fact, 96.6% of residential properties saw increases, with the mean or average va...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 7, 2023

Teens can be paid ambassadors for city anti-violence program

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Feb. 7, 2023 - The Hopeful Hampton Ambassador program is a 12-week initiative for local youth aged 16-19 to earn money and raise awareness about the impact of youth violence. 

The program runs from March 6 to June 8, two days a week, from 5–8:15 p...

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Posted on: February 7, 2023

$100 million development proposed for former Lincoln Park site

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Feb. 6, 2023 - Developer Axis Global Enterprises is requesting permission to redevelop the former site of the Lincoln Park housing development on LaSalle Avenue. Called Olde Hampton Village, it would contain about 500 housing units, divided among for-sale...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 30, 2023

Volunteers setting course for city's future want input on direction

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Jan. 30, 2023 - Community members working on the city's future plans have hit the halfway point. They need your input on whether they are going in the right direction or need a course correction.

Volunteers from all sectors of Hampton have drafted...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 31, 2023

UPDATE: Professional lacrosse league suspends season; Hammerheads games canceled

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Jan. 31, 2023 - The Professional Box Lacrosse Association announced that all remaining games across the league will be postponed as of January 31, 2023.  The local team, the Hampton Hammerheads, played at the Hampton Coliseum.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 13, 2023

Free city calendars now available at libraries, community centers

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Free Hampton calendars for 2023 are now available at all city libraries, community and neighborhood centers, and at the Hampton History Museum.

The calendars, featuring more than a dozen new original images inspired by the city of Hampton, are fil...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 13, 2023

City creates escalating penalty for violations of trash regulations

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Jan. 13, 2023 - In an effort to control increasing costs of trash collection, Hampton will begin issuing violations and fines for customers who fail to follow the regulations.

These measures will go into effect July 1 to give residents time to get better a...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 12, 2023

UPDATE: City Council approves red light cameras on roads near HRBT

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Jan. 26, 2023 - The City Council agreed to a proposal to add red light camera traffic enforcement at intersections on roads near the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, as part of a plan to deal with congestion caused by the HRBT Expansion Project.The City of Ha...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 10, 2023

City offices closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

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Here’s a look at how these city offices, departments, or services will be affected by the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan. 16.

 

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 10, 2023

Relief funds available for homeowners affected by pandemic

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January 10, 2023 - Homeowners who have been financially affected by the Covid-19 pandemic may be eligible for up to $50,000 in federal relief funds under new guidelines announced today by the Virginia Mortgage Relief Program.

To be eligible, homeowners mus...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 9, 2023

City Council will swear in new members Wednesday

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January  9,  2023 - The Hampton City Council  will hold a special  session on Wednesday, Jan. 11, to swear in two new members.

At 11 a.m. in council chambers on the eighth floor of CityHall, newly elected Hope Harper and...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 9, 2023

Property owners on Hampton waterfront could be eligible for aid

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January 9, 2023 - Property owners on Hampton’s waterfront may be eligible for financial aid in constructing a living shoreline that complies with state regulations regarding preparation for sea level rise.

The city has created a partnership with ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 16, 2022

New rules allow Airbnbs, VRBOs easier path to be licensed to operate in Hampton

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Dec. 16, 2022 - City Council created a pathway for people who own houses that they rent through such sites as Airbnb or VRBO to operate legally. Previously, short-term rentals were only allowed as an “accessory use” to a home that is a...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 13, 2022

Hampton offering to partially fund unique new city events

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Dec. 13, 2022 - The city is seeking proposals for new or expanded special events, and is offering up to $30,000 to help fund one or more events. In particular, organizations should consider Hampton’s abundant natural resources, unique cultural opportuniti...

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Additional information * Hampton City News
Posted on: December 2, 2022

Buckroe work complete; widened beach will reopen Monday

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Dec. 2, 2022 — The widening project at Buckroe Beach has been completed, and the newly enlarged beach will be fully opened to guests starting at noon on Monday, Dec. 5.

The project began in early November and was focused on the area between Point...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 1, 2022

Mayor's State of the City address focuses on development

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Dec. 1, 2022 — Mayor Donnie Tuck delivered his State of the City address today at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, spotlighting the new Hampton Aquaplex as an example of new thriving businesses and developments in the city over the past two ...

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* Hampton City News
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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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 17, 2022

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.

During this work, mot...

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* Hampton City News
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 ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 19, 2022

North King Street closed for repairs that could take 3-4 months

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Aug. 19, 2022 - North King Street just south of the Interstate 64 overpass is closed due to emergency road repairs expected to take three to four months. The closure is where the road crosses Bright's Creek, between the Vanguard Brewpub and Sprin...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 3, 2022

UPDATE: Winds shift, sparing Hampton from severe flooding; shelter closing

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Oct. 3 — A change the wind direction meant Hampton was spared the severe flooding that was predicted a day ago. Instead of seeing a high tide of 6.9 feet, Monday's high crested just above 5 feet. There was street flooding and minor damage, plus heavy wind...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 2, 2022

Reminders about Buckroe Beach for Labor Day weekend

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As we hit the Labor Day weekend and move into the “off season” at local beaches, here are a few reminders for visitors to Buckroe Beach:

  • After this holiday weekend, there will be no lifeguards on duty until next spring, when the season re-opens on Memorial...
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* Hampton City News
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 Str...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 30, 2022

Poll workers needed to staff precincts on Election Day

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Aug. 31, 2022 - The Hampton Voter Registrar’s Office is looking for dedicated people to serve the democratic process by serving as election officials on Election Day.  

The polls open on Election Day at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.; however, electio...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 1, 2022

Mary W. Jackson center opening set for Sept. 17

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Aug 31, 2022 - The Mary W. Jackson Neighborhood Center will open with a ribbon-cutting on Sept. 17. The special opening day activities include tours, food, and entertainment, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The center, at 231 Lincoln St., features a gym, locker roo...

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Parks & Recreation
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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* Hampton City News
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.

* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 18, 2022

Hampton named top community in Virginia for resilience efforts

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July 18, 2022 - Hampton has been named the Resilient Virginia Community of the Year by the Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association for its "outstanding example for how to undertake resiliency planning," according to the announcemen...

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Learn more about Resilient Hampton * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Hampton's new budget lowers real estate tax rate by 6 cents

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May 12, 2022 - City Council unanimously adopted a budget containing a combination of tax relief and targeted new spending for Fiscal Year 2023, which begins July 1.

The tax relief includes a 6-cent reduction in the tax rate for property (from $1.2...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Hampton History Museum names courtyard for Jimmy and Midge Eason

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March 29, 2022 - The Hampton History Museum honored two of its founders by naming the museum's garden courtyard for former Mayor Jimmy Eason and his wife, Midge, who helped raise funds build the museum, which opened in 2003.

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* Hampton City News