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Posted on: May 25, 2022

City offices will be closed for Memorial Day holiday

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All city offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, in recognition of Memorial Day. Trash collection scheduled for Monday will be done on Wednesday, June 1.

The Woodlands and The Hamptons public golf courses will be open regular hours on Monday, but guests ...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Hampton expands 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. City Council agreed to extend that restriction thr...

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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 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 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

Buckroe Beach Farmers Market opens for the season on May 7

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May 2, 2022 — The weekly Buckroe Beach Farmers Market will open for the season on Saturday, May 7, and will continue through the end of October.

 The market, located along South 1st Street near E. Pembroke Avenue, brings together local v...

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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: April 26, 2022

Bluebird Gap Farm named 'best family-friendly day trip' in Virginia

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April 26, 2022 — A website dedicated to living on a budget has identified Bluebird Gap Farm in Hampton as “the best family-friendly day trip” in Virginia.

In a blog post on the website cheapism.com, writer Mary Shustack picked...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

City manager proposes lower property tax rate, staff measures

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Hampton’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year contains a combination of tax relief and targeted new spending – with the greater share going to tax relief. City Manager Mary Bunting released her recommended budget Wednesday afternoon for Fiscal Year...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Hampton partners with non-profit to make solar power more affordable

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April 5, 2022 - The city of Hampton has partnered with Charlottesville nonprofit Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) to make adding solar panels more affordable for residents. 

LEAP's Solarize Virginia project began in 2014 and has helped 714 hou...

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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: March 28, 2022

Lane closure on bridge will affect rush hour traffic on I-64

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March 28, 2022 — The Mallory Street Bridge will be reduced to one-way traffic on weekdays from 3-6 p.m. starting on Friday, April 1. The lane closure, planned for two months, is designed to prevent motorists from using Phoebus as a detour to bypass rush h...

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Junior Commonwealth's Attorney Program accepting applications

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March 25 — The office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney in Hampton is accepting applications for a free summer program that will allow local students to learn about all aspects of criminal justice through interaction with professionals.

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Hampton's Regional Job Fair set for April 7

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March 24 — The City of Hampton will host a Regional Job Fair on Thursday, April 7, at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.

More than 100 companies and municipal departments will be meeting with prospective employees at the job fair, which will ru...

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

Share your views on the city budget: How much to cut taxes, how much to invest

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March 10, 2022 - What are your priorities for Hampton? City Manager Mary Bunting will recommend a tax rate cut for Fiscal Year 2023, balancing that reduction with priorities for new initiatives. Residents are being asked to give their views, with online p...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

'Open house' meetings on flooding plan near Langley AFB

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March 2, 2022 – The City of Hampton and Langley Air Force Base are hosting two open house, drop-in style public meetings this month to share findings from a recent study of flooding impacts on base access via LaSalle Avenue. This study was compl...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

Residents can give input on priorities for city budget beginning March 3

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Feb. 25, 2022 - The annual opportunity for people to get involved in setting the city's priorities on expenses and taxes begins March 3. City Manager Mary Bunting answers questions and listens to feedback before proposing her recommended budget t...

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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: February 16, 2022

Mayor to discuss Buckroe parking, I-64 traffic during virtual Town Hall

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Feb. 18, 2022 - Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck will hold a virtual town hall discussion at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 28. Planned topics include city traffic jams caused by interstate backups and parking issues around Buckroe Beach.

In both cases, some residents ha...

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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: January 24, 2022

Grants of up to $10,000 are available for youth and young adult programs

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Jan. 20, 2022 - Midyear grants of up to $10,000 are available to nonprofit groups working to better the lives of youth and young adults. The additional grants are part of the Youth Opportunities Mini-Grant Program, which began 2012.

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

UPDATE: Libraries, park, museum to reopen Sunday

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Jan. 22 - Hampton's libraries and parks will reopen on Sunday as the city and its roadways get back to normal following a snowstorm.

All public libraries will operate for normal business hours on Sunday. All parks,  including Bluebird Gap...

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Posted on: January 8, 2022

State to open Covid-19 testing site in Newport News beginning Monday

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Jan. 8, 2022 - The Virginia Department of Health will add a Covid-19 testing center to its vaccination clinic in Newport News, beginning Monday, Jan. 10. The testing center will be open by appointment from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

Free city calendars available with key dates, city landmarks

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Jan. 4, 2022 — Hampton city calendars for 2022 are available at city facilities while supplies last. The calendars feature original artwork of the landmarks that comprise the city's branding icons and have dates for key events in the city.

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Digital 2022 Hampton wall calendar (PDF) ... * Hampton City News
Posted on: December 27, 2021

Hampton to receive $9 million in grants from state’s flood preparedness program

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Dec. 27, 2021 - The City of Hampton will receive more than $9 million in grants to deal with sea level rise and extreme weather as part of an ongoing statewide effort by the Virginia Community Flood Prevention Fund.

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

City Council passes resolution to honor Chris Snead as she prepares to leave council

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Dec. 8, 2021 — City Council unanimously passed a resolution thanking Councilwoman Chris Snead for her service, as she prepares to begin her third career with the city.

Snead has won three elections to City Council since 2012. Prior to that, she w...

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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: December 7, 2021

Governor comes to Hampton to introduce state coastal resiliency plan

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Dec. 7, 2021 - Gov. Ralph Northam visited Hampton on Tuesday afternoon for a ceremony in which he introduced the inaugural Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Plan to address climate change and its effects on the commonwealth. 

Hampton was chosen f...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Installation of new bus stop shelters continues, with ribbon-cutting Friday

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Dec. 2, 2021 - Hampton Roads Transit has installed 16 new bus shelters in Hampton this year, and will mark those upgrades with a ceremonial ribbon cutting Friday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m.

The event will take place at 81st Street and Orcutt Avenue in Hampton wher...

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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: May 9, 2022

Join the employee Wellness Challenge and count your steps

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The city is launching a step challenge from May 23-July 3 for employees. Everyone who participates will get a gift, and there will be weekly prize drawings. The walkers with the top 20 step counts will earn rewards. Registration is open May 9-29. ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

City Manager's Message April 13: Manager's Recommended Budget and pay raises

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April 13, 2022 — In her latest post, the city manager updates employees on the Manager’s Recommended Budget and increasing employee compensation.

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Read the blog post ... ** Hampton Employee Connection
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: March 14, 2022

Be alert for cyberattacks that use current events to gain access

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March 14, 2022 — The Internet Technology team advises employees to be on alert for cyberattacks that may attempt to take advantage of public interest and global concerns related to the Russian military invasion of Ukraine. History has shown that...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

City Manager's Message March 2: Masks optional; regular Covid-19 testing ends

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March 2, 2022 — In her latest post, the city manager updates employees on the city's latest Covid-19 policies.

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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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** 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: December 7, 2021

The Mayor's Book Club is asking for volunteers and sponsors

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Dec. 7, 2021 — The Hampton Mayor's Book Club is asking for more volunteer readers and sponsors after a significant drop in funding and classroom readers from the impact of Covid-19. 

The Mayor's Book Club is a city literacy program funded...

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

City Manager's Message Nov. 23: Citizen Satisfaction Bonus

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Nov 23, 2021 — In her latest post, the city manager announced this years annual Citizen Satisfaction Bonus, for full time and part time employees. This announcement wraps up  the city's celebration of November as National Gratitude Month, and is ...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

UPDATE: City parks, libraries, community centers will be closed Saturday, Jan. 22

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UPDATE: All parks, museums, libraries and community centers will be closed on Saturday. Officials are warning people to stay off the roads, after a predicted overnight snowfall.

Jan. 20, 2022 - As I look out the window, the rain has changed to sleet and no...

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Posted on: January 3, 2022

City Manager's Message Jan. 3: Winter Weather Delayed Opening & COVID Updates

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Nov 23, 2021 — In her latest post, the city manager notifies employees of delayed opening due to inclement weather and the authorization of teleworking due to the rise in COVID cases. 

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

City Manager's Message Nov. 16: COVID Appreciation Bonus

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Nov 16, 2021 — In her latest post, the city manager announced a one-time COVID Appreciation Bonus, for full time and part time employees. This announcement, as well as last weeks surprise Wellness Administrative Day, is part of the city&apos...

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Posted on: November 8, 2021

City Manager's Message Nov. 8: Update on Mandatory Covid-19 testing progress

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Oct 8, 2021 — In her latest post, the city manager updates employees on the Covid-19 Mandatory Testing Program that began Oct. 11. As of Monday, Nov. 8, 2,264 employees have submitted their certification status. Of that number 1,915 or 85% emplo...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

City Manager's Message Oct. 8: Mandatory Covid-19 testing info

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Oct 8, 2021 — In her latest post, the city manager updates employees on the Covid-19 Mandatory Testing Program. First she congratulates employees on an 82% vaccination rate, based on employee responses. The Mandatory Testing Program will allow u...

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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: April 1, 2022

757 Makerspace opens new location at Fort Monroe

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April 1, 2022 - The Norfolk-based 757 Makerspace opened its new location this morning on the grounds of Fort Monroe with a ribbon-cutting ceremony  attended by owner Beau Turner and several Hampton city leaders.

The creative studio and workspace o...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

2022 Home-based Business Lunch & Learn Series

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Join us the 2nd Wednesday, April through September from Noon-1:00PM. Sessions will feature virtual networking, a keynote speaker and Q&A.

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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: May 13, 2022

Blackbeard Festival Pirate Lectures - Saturday, June 4, 2-4 pm

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While you are in Downtown Hampton enjoying all there is to do and see at the Blackbeard Pirate Festival, take some time visit historic St. John’s Church and hear our guests, historians and authors Dr. Jamie Goodall and Jeremy R. Moss, share thei...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Steampunk: Visions of Futures Past - June 4 & 5

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Steampunk: Visons of Futures Past Saturday, June 4, 10 am-5 pm; Sunday, June 5, 1-5 pm Free and open to the public Join Dave Lee of Hatton Cross Steampunk, and Mike Parodi of Master Creations Enterprises, Inc., for the return of the creative exposi...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

UNBURIED: Remembering the Tragedy of the Middle Passage - Monday, June 6, 7 pm

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“UNBURIED: Resurrecting Memory, Confronting Morality and Remembering the Africans & the Massacre on the Middle Passage”By Chadra Pittman, Founder & Executive Director of The Sankofa Projects 

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Sankofa's International Day of Remembrance Ceremony - June 11, 11 am-2 pm

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This day honors the millions of African men, women and children who perished during the Middle Passage. Join The Sankofa Projects as they educate and celebrate the richness and diversity of the African diaspora and bring awareness to this tragic chapter i...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Juneteenth: The Fight for Freedom and the Power of Words - Monday, June 13, 6-8 pm

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Join playwright Marie St. Clair for this Fragments of Freedom Cultural Arts  & Theatre Productions event showcasing spoken word, video and live music to honor the fragmented arc of freedom provided to African Americans through history. A host...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

The Hampton Carousel is Open for the 2022 Season!

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Over a century old, the historic Hampton Carousel is welcoming a new generation of riders to 2022 season.

Located in Carousel Park and operated by the Hampton History Museum, the former Buckroe Beach carousel is one of the City of Hampton’s most ...

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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: May 20, 2022

Blackbeard Pirate Festival returns to downtown Hampton June 4-5

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May 20, 2022 - Blackbeard's crew will once again invade downtown Hampton June 3-5, setting up an educational encampment in Mill Point Park, complete with costumed re-enactors, cannon battles, mermaids, music, vendors, lectures, and fireworks. The...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

18 or older and looking for a summer job? Visit Parks hiring fair Saturday

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May 11, 2022 - If you are 18 or older and looking for a summer job, the city's Parks and Rec department could make you an offer at their hiring event on Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to noon.

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Hampton Parks & Rec after-school programs open for registration

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Sept. 2, 2021 -- Now that school is set to start again, Hampton continues to offer valuable after-school programs, including:

Beyond the Bell: From 2-6 p.m., Monday-Friday, students can get homework help, play group games, and more at the Fort Monroe, West...

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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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