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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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Posted on: August 31, 2022

Crabtown Seafood Festival returns to downtown

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Sept. 1, 2022 — The Crabtown Seafood Festival returns to the Downtown Hampton waterfront on Saturday, offering not only food and drinks, but lots of educational exhibits about the Chesapeake Bay’s role in Hampton.

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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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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.

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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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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 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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Today's Food Truck Friday Vendor is America Best Food

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September 23, 2022 — Join us again for Food Truck Fridays today from 11 AM-2 PM in Honor Park, between City Hall and Police HQ, featuring America Best Food. A full-service truck with Philly’s, Burgers, Seafood and more!

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week celebrated

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July 22, 2022 - This is National Pretrial, Probation, Parole Supervision Week, which honors community corrections professionals who help keep our communities safe. The Hampton Newport News Criminal Justice Agency celebrated their work at EVO in Hampton.

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

City Manager's Message June 30: New salary implementation

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June 30, 2022 — In her latest post, the city manager updates employees on the salary changes, which will be reflected in the July 6 pay.

Read the city manager's full message.

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

City Manager's Message June 2: Surprise Fun!

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June 2, 2022 — In her latest post, the city manager updates employees on how to pick up Peninsula Pilots tickets and Food Truck Fridays!

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Wear blue in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month

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March 29, 2022 – In support of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Hampton’s Healthy Families staff invites city employees to join them in wearing blue Friday, April 1, and to join them at noon in Mill Point Park, where pinwheels wi...

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

City Council honors retiring directors Wanda Rogers and Valerie Gardner for their service

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Dec. 8, 2021 — City Council honored 2 department heads retiring after long careers with Hampton. Together, they represent 89 years of service to the residents of Hampton.

Wanda Rogers has working in Hampton’s social services department since 1976, becoming...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Use Customer Delight program to reward co-workers for great service

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Have you seen a co-worker do a great job? Do you know someone in the city who goes out of their way — every day  to make customers happy? Don’t keep it to yourself. Say something about it and help us recognize the great work of city employees!

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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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Posted on: June 18, 2013

Game Cancellation Hotline: (757) 727-6251

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

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

CALLING ALL HOME-BASED BUSINESS OWNERS AND ENTREPRENEURS

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This unique event features conference sessions and specialty breakout tracks focused on topics relevant to all stages and types of home-based businesses, including tradi­tional, franchise, and direct and network marketing. Whether you are thinking of star...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Hampton's Threat Tec on list of fastest growing private US companies

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Aug. 17, 2022 - Hampton-based ThreatTec made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies. With 216% growth since last year, the company was at about the midpoint on the list at 2,639. 

The veteran-owned small business provides operational envi...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Hampton-based VersAbility Resources wins its largest federal contract

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Nov. 5, 2021 — Hampton-based VersAbility Resources Inc. has been awarded its largest contract, which could potentially total $126 million.

VersAbility is already the prime contractor for leading food on ships for the U.S. Navy at seven locations ...

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Posted on: August 8, 2022

Learn about fire engines, emergency services in Citizen Fire Academy

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July 15, 2022 — Enroll now in this fall's Citizen Fire Academy, offered by the Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue. The eight-week course, which gives participants an idea of the many duties and skills of professional firefighters, will...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio - Wednesday, October 19, 6-8 pm

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Join us for the M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio in concert! M.S.G. performs acoustic blues, roots, and spiritual music in the Piedmont style and writes original songs steeped in their honored traditional influences.

This trio can raise the roof with old-fashion...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

The Witching of the Virginia Midwife - Monday, October 3, 7 pm

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Join Historian D'Anne Graham for this fascinating exploration about the changing status of the Virginia midwife. Was she a witch? Pillar of the community? Agent of the state? Wise woman or uneducated killer of mothers and babies?

D'Anne G...

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Hampton Horror Tours - Get Your Tickets Now!

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Hampton Horror Tours - A Frightfully Fun Way to Raise Funds for the Museum!Reserve Your Tickets For These Fundraising Tours Now! Tuesday, October 25-Sunday, October 30Two tours a night, leaving the museum at 6:30 pm & 8:00 pmWith no sightings...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Hampton Carousel Closed

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The Hampton Carousel needs repair and is not operational. The building will be closed until further notice. However, special viewings of the stationary carousel can be made by appointment, in advance, by calling the Hampton History Museum at 757-727-6806....

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Join us in observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month

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March 29, 2022 – In support of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Hampton’s Healthy Families staff invites you to join them on Friday, April 1 at noon in Mill Point Park where pinwheels will be planted in observance. 

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Neva White is new director of library services

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Sept. 23, 2022  — Neva White, a Virginia Beach native and Old Dominion University graduate, was hired in August as Hampton’s director of library services.

 From 1996-2002, she worked at libraries in San Antonio and For...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Tour de Fort bicycle ride set for Sept. 25 at Fort Monroe

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Sept. 8, 2022 — Bicyclists of all ages and skill levels will pedal their way around the historic grounds of Fort Monroe on Sunday, Sept. 25, as Bike Walk Hampton hosts its annual Tour de Fort ride.

The free event, started in 2017, has become popu...

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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 Str...

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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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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Supply delays slow construction of Mary W. Jackson center

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June 6, 2022 - Shortages of construction materials and supply-chain delays have caused the opening of the Mary W. Jackson Neighborhood Center in Olde Hampton to be postponed. Other city construction projects have been affected as well.

The center is named ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

2022 Summer Camp Registration is Full

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June 8, 2022 - Registration for Hampton Parks and Recreation Summer Camp is full at all community center locations. Interested parents can put their name on a waitlist, and in the event a spot opens up, the parent will be contacted. To put your name on th...

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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 sw...

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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...Read on...

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

Voter Registrar's office has moved to downtown

The Voter Registrar's office has moved from its previous location on Commerce Drive in the Coliseum Central area to downtown. It's in the old courthouse at 101 Kings Way 23669.

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