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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 29, 2022

UPDATE: Weather cancellations and postponements in Hampton

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Oct. 3  – The forecast of severe weather related to Tropical Storm Ian has led to the cancellation or postponement of several events in Hampton this weekend.

  • All city of Hampton schools and offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 3, for s...
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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 28, 2022

2022 Hampton Voters' Guide

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2022 Hampton Voters’ Guide

The 2022 General Election will be held on Tuesday, Nov.  8, at locations throughout Hampton. Here is what you need to know.

Deadline to register is Oct. 17. This is also the deadline to update an existing registr...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 2, 2022

Hampton declares state of emergency

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Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting has declared a state of emergency for the City of Hampton as of 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2.

The National Weather Service is predicting significant multi-day coastal flood event with damaging winds and flooding in low-lying area...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 2, 2022

URGENT: Hampton preparing for severe flooding

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Oct. 2, 2022   A second — and more serious — round of flooding is predicted for Hampton from Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning. A nor’easter is forming off the coast that will create flooding conditions that could rival or surpas...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 30, 2022

City monitors weather as residents deal with storm, flooding

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Sept. 30, 2022 — The city’s Public Works and Emergency Management departments are monitoring weather reports related to Tropical Storm Ian and are working to keep residents safe during the storm.

The devastating tropical storm is not ex...

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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 30, 2022

Free tech training for Hampton residents with federal grant

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Aug. 30, 2022 — Hampton residents who have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can receive free training in several different fields at Virginia Technical Academy, funded by a CARES Community Development Block Grant.

The deadline to apply for...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Help chart the roadmap for Hampton's future in key strategic areas

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Aug 1, 2022 - Hampton’s 2040 Community Plan has already received broad input from residents and businesses, describing what they want for the future of our community. Now, it’s time to do a deeper dive into some identified strategic areas.

Join us as we br...

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* Hampton City News
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 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: 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 15, 2022

Hampton will get new emergency generators

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Friday, July 15 — Hampton will get new generators for three facilities used as emergency shelters during storms, thanks in large part of a state grant from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.

 VDEM will provide $416,771 from its Emerg...

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* 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: June 16, 2022

Assessors will conduct property inspections around Hampton

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July 29, 2022 — During the next several months, appraisers from the Office of the Assessor of Real Estate will conduct field reviews throughout the city. 

These reviews are in addition to reviews of specific property addresses with changes as a re...

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Click to see the full inspection details (PDF) Assessor of Real Estate
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Jump forward to 2040: Help set a course for Hampton's future

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May 10, 2022 - Jump ahead in time 20 years. What do you want Hampton to look like? What do we, as a community, need to get there? Help the city set a course for the future.

To help get people in the right time period, best-selling author and futurist Rebec...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

POSTPONED: New efforts to keep I-64 traffic from clogging city streets

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May 16, 2022 - Hampton’s test of restricting access to the Mallory Street Bridge during evening rush hour has reduced traffic in Phoebus significantly, Public Works Director Jason Mitchell said. Those restrictions will continue; however, a plan ...

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* 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: May 9, 2022

Hampton named one of the 15 most affordable beach towns in the nation

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May 6, 2022 - Home prices in the city may be climbing, but Hampton remains one of the nation’s most affordable beach towns, according to a study of more than 200 localities.

That assessment is courtesy of SmartAsset, an online destination for con...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Driveway grant applications open for those affected by new parking rule

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May 3, 2022 — Beginning July 1, 2022, Hampton residents will no longer be able to park on their front lawns if parking is allowed on their street. The law doesn't require anyone to build a driveway, but grant money is available for those affected by the c...

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Additional Info... * 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.

Hampton History Museum Executiv...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 22, 2022

With median home assessments up 16 percent, lower tax rate likely

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Feb. 22, 2022 - Assessment notices have gone out to homeowners, who may be surprised to see a large increase in the value of their homes. That doesn't mean that tax bills will increase by that percentage, as City Manager Mary Bunting has already said she ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 26, 2022

Assessments in Hampton continue to follow increases in the housing market

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Jan. 26, 2022 - The value of 99% of all properties in Hampton has increased this year, driven largely by the increase in housing values, according to figures presented to City Council on Wednesday by Assessor Libby Griebel. That means "Hampton has a ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 8, 2021

City Council backs NASA Deputy Director Michelle Ferebee for interim seat

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Dec. 8, 2021 – Hampton City Council members unanimously agree that Michelle Ferebee, former Economic Development Authority chair and a NASA deputy director, should fill the vacancy that will be created when Councilwoman Chris Snead takes office ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Hampton named as Top 10 Digital City in the U.S. for 19th time

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Nov. 16, 2021 - Hampton has been named a Top 10 Digital City in the nation for the 19th time by the Center for Digital Government. The annual awards recognize cities utilizing technology to tackle social challenges, enhance services, strengthen cybersecur...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Shell Road Boys & Girls Club to get $2.5 million renovation

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Nov. 5, 2021 A groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday will kick off a major, $2.5 million renovation to provide the Citizens Unit Boys & Girls Club, on Shell Road, with a new gymnasium, multipurpose room, commercial grade kitchen, and new program rooms...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Hampton wins Red Cross Mayor's Cup for 2nd consecutive year

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Oct. 28, 2021 - Mayor Donnie Tuck was awarded the Mayor's Cup on Wednesday for getting the most blood donations in a two-month challenge period. Donations totaled 101 units, which have benefited 303 people. Hampton also won the cup from the Red C...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 20, 2021

State grant will help boost entrepreneurship and support 'makers'

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Oct. 21, 2021 — Hampton will receive a $100,000 grant as part of $4.4 million in state grants for 33 investment projects that will create and support business development, economic recovery, and the redevelopment of industrial and commercial structures.

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Additional info on 757 Makerspace ... * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 25, 2021

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.

Hampton was the firs...

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Division of Fire & Rescue ... * Hampton City News