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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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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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Posted on: January 12, 2023

City Council considers red light cameras on roads near HRBT

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The City of Hampton is considering a new tactic in the ongoing effort to keep Interstate 64 backups from clogging city streets: red light cameras.

Public Works Director Jason Mitchell explained the concept to City Council at the Jan. 11 work session. Traff...

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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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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.

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Posted on: December 29, 2022

Hampton professional lacrosse team will play at Coliseum

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Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022 — The Hampton Hammerheads, a box lacrosse team that will play in the Hampton Coliseum, starts its inaugural season on Friday, Dec. 30, with a road game in Salem. The team’s first home game is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 6.

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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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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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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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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. 

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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 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: 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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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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Posted on: January 27, 2023

Today's Food Truck Friday CANCELLED

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Jan. 13, 2023 — Unfortunately, today’s “Food Truck Fridays” vendor had to cancel due to illness.  Please join us on February 10 in Honor Park for the next "Food Truck Friday"!

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Posted on: December 19, 2022

Finance Department announces winners of holiday office decorating contest

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December 15, 2022 — Finance wrapped up its department's internal multi-week, holiday-themed door and cubicle decorating contest on Thursday, Dec. 15. 

Employees of the department had Nov. 30 to Dec. 9 to decorate their office door or cubicle.&...

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** Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: November 22, 2022

City Manager's Message Nov. 22: Administrative days off

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Nov. 22, 2022 — I can hardly believe it is already time for Thanksgiving! I hope each of you has the opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends during this holiday season. Several of you have inquired about the status of the administrative days off...

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Posted on: November 2, 2022

HU offers discount to city employees for Saturday's football game vs. W&M

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Nov. 2, 2022 - Hampton University is offering city employees tickets to Saturday's football game for $15. The Pirates play William & Mary, with kickoff at 1 p.m. Don't forget your ID. To purchase in advance, go to https://hucc.universitytickets.com/

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** Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: October 28, 2022

Finance Celebrates Pretty in Pink Day

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October 27, 2022 — On Thursday, October 27 the Finance department held a Pretty in Pink Day in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to honor breast cancer survivors and those currently fighting the disease.

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** Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: October 27, 2022

The Hampton Mayor's Book Club is asking for volunteers

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October 27, 2022 — The Hampton Mayor's Book Club is asking for additional volunteer readers for the 2022/2023 school year.

The Mayor's Book Club is a city literacy program funded primarily through public donations and grants and...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

City Manager's Message Oct. 3: Thank you to city staff after flooding close call

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Oct. 3, 2022 —We have just passed high tide, without much incident, despite potentially major flooding originally forecast. Accordingly, we will have regular operations tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 4. I want to thank all of our personnel who assisted with stor...

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Posted on: October 2, 2022

City Manager's Message Oct. 2: Nor’Easter Safety Warnings & Operations Plans

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Oct. 2, 2022 - By the time you read this message, you will hopefully be aware that we are expecting significant flooding in our region over the next couple of days. The National Weather Service is predicting high tides in the 6.9 above mean low water rang...

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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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** Hampton Employee Connection
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 18, 2013

Game Cancellation Hotline: (757) 727-6251

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

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Posted on: January 24, 2023

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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: January 13, 2023

“Teetotalers and Moonshiners, and Hampton’s Prohibition Story” opens February 4!

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The exhibit combines content from the Virginia Library’s 2017 exhibit “Teetotalers and Moonshiners: Virginia’s Prohibition Experiment&r...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

“Goodbye Booze”: The Music of Prohibition - Monday, February 6, 7 pm

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Gospel songwriters, Tin Pan Alley tunesmiths, and even moonshiners and bootleggers produced a torrent of commentary on alcohol in song. The mass marketing of sound recordings corresponded closely with the rise of the Prohibition movement, leaving us with ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Akeylah Simone - Wednesday, February 15, 6-8 pm

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Akeylah Simone, from Hampton Roads, VA is just getting her feet wet as a singer, songwriter, and now recording artist. In just her first two years of releasing original music, she’s landed 4 songs on the Grammy Ballot and voted Encore’...

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Posted on: January 12, 2023

Essential African Threads - Saturday, February 18, 11 am

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From “Anansi the Spider” to “Brer Rabbit,” traditional stories from enslaved Africans contain hidden meanings and serve to document and celebrate early African American history. Storyteller Dylan Pritchett brings to...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Mosaic Festival - New City Festival Coming April 22, 2023!

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Hampton Mosaic Festival coming Saturday, April 22, 2023!Mill Point Park, 100 Eaton St, Hampton, Downtown Hampton

The City’s first festival of the season in 2023 will be the new “Hampton Mosaic Festival: A Celebration of Culture...

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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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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Fort Monroe Community Center will renovate locker rooms

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Nov. 14, 2022 — The Fort Monroe Community Center will undergo a renovation to its locker rooms beginning Monday, Nov. 21. The men’s locker room will close from Nov. 21 through the end of December, and the women’s locker room will be closed throughout Janu...

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

City to keep Fort Monroe Community Center pool open, expand hours

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OCt. 12, 2022 - When the new Aquaplex facility opens, Hampton will continue to operate its indoor pool at the Fort Monroe Community Center, which may be more cost-effective for some residents, depending on usage. The current Aquatic Center – less than 3 m...

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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 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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