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Posted on: January 14, 2021

City offices, schools, most services will be closed Monday for MLK Day

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Jan. 14, 2021 - City schools and most city offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, 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. Tr...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Hampton to honor 16 local heroes on Martin Luther King Day

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Jan. 14, 2020 - Hampton will hold a virtual ceremony on Monday to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and 16 local people who have had an impact on Hampton through a commitment to peace, justice, and progress.

Mayor Donnie Tuck announced the names of...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Hampton city offices move to appointment-only for most transactions

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Jan. 12, 2020 - As COVID-19 rates continue to increase in Hampton and the region, Hampton city offices will require appointments for most residents and others who need to conduct business with the city as of Wednesday, Jan. 13. 

This will increase...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 12, 2021

City continues regular schedule of disinfecting buildings to help stop spread of COVID-19

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Jan. 12, 2021 -  Hampton maintains a regular schedule for "fogging" or spraying city facilities with a disinfectant in order to reduce the possible spread of the coronavirus. The fogging includes wiping down most common areas and then s...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Huntington Ingalls completes first of two buildings in Hampton for unmanned systems

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Jan. 11, 2021 - Huntington Ingalls Industries announced Monday that it has completed the first phase of a new Unmanned Systems Center of Excellence in Hampton. The 22,000 square-foot facility is the first of two planned buildings. It will be used to assem...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Mayor will host a Facebook Live Forum Tuesday evening on the COVID-19 pandemic

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Jan. 11, 2021 - In the face of continuing increases locally in COVID-19 cases, the city and Mayor Donnie Tuck will hold a Facebook Live Forum Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 6 p.m. Guests will include Nancy Lemis, epidemiologist for the local health departments, and...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Go online to find out when you will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine

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Jan. 11, 2021 - The Virginia Department of Health has developed a new, quick way for you to find out when you will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and how you can be notified when the vaccine is ready. Visit this website [hampton.us2.lis...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Find out what makes Hampton unique during a virtual Hampton 101 on Jan. 23

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Jan. 7, 2021 - Find out what makes Hampton unique, livable and a great place to call home during a virtual Hampton 101 on Jan. 23 from 9 a.m.-noon. Spend time with some of the city's top leaders - including City Manager Mary Bunting, Police Chief Terry Su...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 5, 2021

Take this survey and tell us what qualities the next Hampton police chief should have

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Jan. 5, 2021 - Hampton Police Chief Terry Sult has announced that he will retire this year, and the search for the next police chief is under way. Community stakeholders representing neighborhoods, businesses, the faith community and youth have been inter...

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* 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 18, 2020

Funds available for help with some utility bills for people economically hurt by coronavirus

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Dec. 18, 2020 - Hampton Roads residents and businesses struggling with past-due water and wastewater bills because of COVID-19 are eligible for some relief. Funds are limited, so people are advised to submit applications quickly.

People with overdue direct...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: December 16, 2020

DMV Select closing Dec. 24 until further notice due to rise in COVID-19

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Dec. 16, 2020 — Because of a recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the region, the Hampton DMV Select will be closing until further notice after 4 p.m. Dec. 23. Appointments already scheduled through Dec. 23 will be kept, but no further appointments will b...

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Virginia DMV services ... * Hampton City News
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Community colleges collaborate to create regional workforce development program

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Dec. 15, 2020 - Hampton’s Thomas Nelson Community College has been a strong partner in workforce development and training on the Peninsula for years. Now, it’s joining with two other community colleges to create a larger regional effort.
Thomas Nelson, Cam...
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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Masks offer protection from COVID ... unless you wear them like this

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Dec. 11, 2020 - Wearing a mask - the right way - helps protect you and others from COVID, and it’s mandatory in public areas.  Help mask shirkers see the error of their ways.  Download, print and share. You know who we&apos...

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Downloadable Graphic: How NOT to wear your mask * Hampton City News
Posted on: December 10, 2020

Health Department plans drive-through COVID testing as virus spread continues

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Dec. 10, 2020 - As COVID numbers rise in the Hampton Roads area, the Hampton and Peninsula Health Districts will hold two large drive-through testing events.  Both are free, and testing is open to all. Both also offer quicker-than-usual results.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 8, 2020

The rumor is confirmed: Amazon to build delivery center at site of old Kmart

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Dec. 8, 2020 - Amazon, the world’s largest internet-based retailer, has closed on the long-vacant Super Kmart property on Mercury Boulevard. Plans are to build a last mile delivery center that will add jobs and speed package delivery to customers.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 7, 2020

Hampton City Schools takes its libraries to students via the book bus

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Dec. 7, 2020 - Distance learning brings teachers and their lessons via the computer, but it doesn't let students visit their school libraries. So Hampton City Schools' librarians are taking books on the road. The next visit is Friday, Dec. 11.

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* 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: November 10, 2020

City of Hampton honored for continuing innovation and transformation

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Nov. 10, 2020 - The City of Hampton has been named a Top 10 Digital City in its size category. This is the 18th time out of 20 years that Hampton has been on the national Top 10 list for innovative strategies. 
"Digital transformation will be...
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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 14, 2020

James T. Wilson Fishing Pier reopens Saturday, Oct. 17, after being hit by barge in November

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Oct. 14, 2020 - Hampton’s James T. Wilson Fishing Pier - closed since November when it was hit by a drifting barge - will reopen Saturday at 8 a.m. Repairs have been completed and the pier will resume regular hours until Dec. 31, when it will close until ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Hampton Roads localities urge residents to do their part to stop the spread of COVID

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Oct. 5, 2020 - Hampton Roads’ localities together created a message for residents:  "It's in Our Hands," to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Hampton Roads.

The public service campaign reminds residents that if they do th...

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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: September 16, 2020

Now through May 14, 2021, your dog can join you as you enjoy city beaches

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Sept. 15, 2020 - Beginning today through May 14, 2021, dogs are once again allowed on city beaches. This includes Buckroe Beach, Outlook Coves, Salt Ponds, and Grandview Beach & Nature Preserve. Dogs must be on a leash at all times, and owners must co...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Numbers show Hampton Roads housing market hot; inventory is down

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Sept. 15, 2020 - The Hampton Roads housing market is hot, according to numbers released by the Real Estate Information Network Inc. August data shows year-over-year:

  • Pending sales rose 34.78%
  • Settled sales rose 15.37%
  • The median sales price was up 7.84%

What&...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 26, 2020

City revenues projected to grow 3.2%; Council reviews priorities for funding

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Feb. 26, 2020 - City Council got some good news about revenue growth, and then tackled a long list of projects that could use that money — and then some — for strategic priorities.

Karl Daughtrey, finance director, projected that revenu...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Hampton’s Sentara Careplex Hospital is listed in the top 5% of hospitals in the nation

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Feb. 14, 2020 - Hampton’s Sentara Careplex Hospital is among the top 250 of hospitals in the nation for overall clinical excellence, according to the healthgrades website.

Healthgrades’ list is based solely on clinical quality outcomes ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 12, 2020

Hampton ranked one of the most affordable beach towns for 4th year

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Feb. 10, 2020 — Hampton remains one of the most affordable beach towns in America, according to a recent study by the financial technology company SmartAsset.

Considering median home value, property taxes and housing cost, the city was ranked no....

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 4, 2020

Travel website offers reasons to visit Hampton, including food, fun and water

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Feb. 4, 2020 - Travel Awaits, a website featuring international travel destinations, has posted an article entitled “8 Reasons To Put Hampton, Virginia On Your Bucket List.” Hampton was noted for its lively waterfront downtown area, li...

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Read the full article * 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: January 3, 2020

Here's where you can get rid of unwanted households chemicals, computers and more

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Jan. 3, 2020 - The 2020 schedule for household chemical collections and computer recycling is now available. Hampton residents can safely dispose of computers, computer monitors, desktop printers, paint, stains, gasoline, insecticides and much more from 8...

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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