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Posted on: March 4, 2019

Vote now for your favorite attraction in Hampton, including Buckroe Beach

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March 20, 2019 - Several City of Hampton attractions, including Buckroe Beach, The Woodlands golf course, Charles Taylor Visual Arts Center and Hampton Coliseum, have been nominated for Coastal Virginia Magazine's Best of Readers' Choice Awards. All they ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 5, 2019

Residents can apply for program providing matching home improvement grants

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March 19, 2019 - Applications are now being accepted for Curb Appeal, a matching grant program from the city's Community Development Department that helps residents make exterior improvements to their homes at half the cost. Curb Appeal provides up to $5,...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 19, 2019

Hampton to get 3rd YMCA across from Sentara Careplex on Coliseum Drive

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March 19, 2019 - Hampton is about to get healthier in spirit, mind, and body. This June the YMCA Health and Wellness Center will open its doors at 4001 Coliseum Drive. The modern facility includes an indoor lap pool, whirlpool, sauna, cardio and strength ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 18, 2019

Hampton's downtown carousel will open for 2019 season on April 2

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March 18, 2019 - Hampton's historic carousel, located in Carousel Park and operated by the Hampton History Museum, opens for the 2019 season on April 2.  The former Buckroe Beach carousel is one of the city's most treasured historic assets. Built...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Revenue projections point to growing Hampton economy, consumer confidence

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March 14, 2019 - Finance Director Karl Daughtrey delivered a fiscal 2020 budget revenue projection to City Council that reflects overall growth in Hampton's economy.

What is most notable about the 2.3 percent increase, Daughtrey said, is that it's broad. I...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 28, 2019

UPDATE: Solid waste fee & service levels, flooding funds topic of budget polling

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March 13, 2019 - The decreasing costs of energy, a worldwide glut of recyclables and the need for technology will drive up the solid waste fee next year. How much depends on whether residents are willing to reduce or stop some services.

Residents can give ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 8, 2018

Sign up for Citizen Police Academy and get to know officers and their jobs

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March 8, 2019 — Learn more about patrolling Hampton's streets and keeping residents safe in the Citizen Police Academy. Sign up by March 20 for the 12-week program, designed to teach residents about the mission, policies, and day-to-day operatio...

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More information on the academy * Hampton City News
Posted on: March 1, 2019

Community party will welcome new dock to Phoebus on Saturday, March 23

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March 1, 2019 - Partnership for a New Phoebus and the City of Hampton will have a dock party and sock burning on Saturday, March 23, from noon-5 p.m., to christen the new floating dock for dinghies. There will be live entertainment, children’s activities,...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 5, 2019

You can vote now for city attractions to win magazine's 'Best of Readers' award

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March 5, 2019 - Several City of Hampton attractions, including Buckroe Beach and The Woodlands golf course, have been nominated for Coastal Virginia Magazine's Best of Readers' Choice Awards. All they need now is your vote to win!

  • Bluebird Gap Far...
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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 5, 2019

There's still time to tell us what you think should be part of Hampton's Community Plan

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March 5, 2019 - There is still time to tell us what you think should be included in Hampton's updated Community Plan, which includes a five-year look at immediate strategic issues and a 20-year look at broader areas of growth and development. Ple...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Don't forget that time springs forward one hour this coming Sunday at 2 a.m.

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March 7, 2019 — It may still be a little chilly outside, but it's time for the clock to spring forward. Don't forget to move the time on your clocks and devices — at least those that don't make the change automatically — forw...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 28, 2019

Celebrate Hampton Restaurant Week March 3-9 with great meals at local restaurants

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Feb. 28, 2019 - Visit some of the city's top restaurants and get a great meal at a bargain price Sunday, March 3 through Saturday, March 9, during Hampton Restaurant Week. Participating restaurants will offer prix-fixe menus for lunch ($10 or $15) and din...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 26, 2019

Hampton schools first to fully take part in state's 2019 Commemoration program

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Feb. 26, 2019 - Hampton City Schools is the first district in the state to have 100 percent participation in Virginia's 2019 Commemoration Schools Program. The state program is meant to honor the legacy of 1619 – when the first enslaved Africans...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 15, 2019

National Gridiron League brings arena football, Destroyers to the Hampton Coliseum this spring

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Feb. 15, 2019 - Arena Football comes to Hampton this spring when the National Gridiron League and Virginia Destroyers make their debut at the Hampton Coliseum. “We are absolutely delighted the Virginia Destroyers have chosen Hampton and the Hamp...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 5, 2019

UPDATE: Repairs to I-64 bridge will close Armistead Avenue, highway on-ramp

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Feb. 8, 2019 - The Virginia Department of Transportation will make emergency repairs to a portion of the eastbound Interstate 64 bridge over Armistead Avenue near LaSalle Avenue. Closures could begin Feb. 27.

The major impacts to traffic are:

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 11, 2019

City schools and offices will be closed Monday for Presidents Day

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Feb. 11, 2019 - Most city offices and city schools will be closed Monday for Presidents Day. Trash collection scheduled for Monday will be made Wednesday. Go online for the full closing list.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Farmers market returning to Buckroe Beach this summer starting on May 4

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Feb. 5, 2019 - The farmers market is returning to Buckroe Beach this summer.

Starting May 4, you will find local produce, baked good, sausage, seafood, jarred food and much more on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the grassy area surrounding the Buckroe Bea...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Hampton is updating the Community Plan and wants your help preparing for the future

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Feb. 5, 2019 - Hampton is busy updating the city's Community Plan through the year 2040. The plan includes a 5-year look at immediate strategic issues in the city, and a 20-year look at broader areas of growth and development.

Because the update will guide...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 17, 2019

Sign up now for CERT training classes that start on Feb. 21 and end March 19

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Jan. 17, 2019 - Hampton's Emergency Management Office has new Community Emergency Response Team classes that start Feb. 21 and end March 19. Sign up now for training on everything from disaster preparedness to light search and rescue, and be ready to help...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Hampton only mid-Atlantic city on list of nation's most affordable beach towns

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Feb. 1, 2019 - For the third year in a row Hampton has been ranked one of the most affordable beach towns in America by the financial technology company SmartAsset.

The city was recently ranked no. 21 out of the top 25 communities on SmartAsset’s list, whi...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 28, 2019

Police being proactive after early-2019 homicides; 2018 saw decrease in violent crimes

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Jan. 28, 2019 - Police Chief Terry Sult told City Council on Wednesday that the Police Division had already taken steps to address safety concerns after an unusual four homicides in January. That followed a decrease in crime last year, with violent crime ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Event to focus on animal care, laws, Animal Control and wildlife

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Jan. 14, 2019 - All things related to animals — from the care of our pets to the behavior of wildlife — will be the focus at Paws, Claws & Tails. The free Jan. 30 event will feature talks, displays and and chance to speak to experts, sponsored by the ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 25, 2019

Citizen Fire Academy gives residents an inside look at Hampton's Fire Division

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Jan. 26, 2019 - Residents are invited to register today for the Hampton Fire Division's upcoming Citizen Fire Academy, March 21-May 9.

Meet the fire chief, learn what it takes to provide fire and emergency medical services to residents, and much more on Th...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 24, 2019

First Sunday bike cruise of new year will go through Elizabeth Lakes neighborhood

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Jan. 25, 2019 - There's still time to dust off your bicycle for the first Sunday Cruise of the new year - a ride Jan. 27 through the Elizabeth Lakes neighborhood. 

The cruise will leave Booker Elementary School, 160 Apollo Drive, at 4 p.m., so pla...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 23, 2019

Home values continue slow climb; gains seen across city

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Jan. 23, 2019 - A majority of Hampton homeowners – almost 60 percent – will find their homes have increased in value this year. That’s the biggest boost in home values in more than a decade and a sign of “slow, stea...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 9, 2019

Register now for Camp Fury, a unique summer camp for girls focused on firefighting

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Jan. 22, 2018 - Registration is now open for Camp Fury, the weeklong summer camp for girls that gives them an up-close look at the life of a firefighter. From July 21-26, girls in grades 6-12 can train alongside a team of firefighters and law enforcement ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 22, 2019

New Martin Luther King Jr. and Hampton Heroes Memorial Plaza dedicated Monday

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Jan. 22, 2019 - More than 300 people were at the Hampton Roads Convention Center Monday for the dedication of the new Martin Luther King Jr. and Hampton Heroes Memorial Plaza. 

Located in front of the convention center, the plaza includes the name...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 17, 2019

Sign up now for CERT training classes that start on Feb. 21 and end March 19

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Jan. 17, 2019 - Hampton's Emergency Management Office has new Community Emergency Response Team classes that start Feb. 21 and end March 19. Sign up now for training on everything from disaster preparedness to light search and rescue, and be ready to help...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Job seekers can connect with potential employers at Get Hired Job and Resource fair on Feb. 5

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Jan. 16, 2019 - Connect with businesses that are hiring and get valuable job-seeking tips during the Get Hired Hampton Job and Resource Fair on Feb. 5 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive. More than 100 employers are already registe...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 16, 2019

New Hampton law targets drivers distracted by cell-phone use

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Jan. 16, 2019 - A new Hampton law gives police the ability to add an extra penalty when bad driving is caused by drivers who are distracted by the cell phones in their hands.

Hampton City Council passed the law Jan. 9, which means that anyone driving on ci...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 15, 2019

City offices, schools will be closed and trash pickup day changes for MLK holiday

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Jan. 15, 2019 - City schools and most city offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, 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 Fri...

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Closing list * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Employees, employers sought now for Hampton's summer youth employment program

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Jan. 14, 2019 - The City of Hampton is looking for employees and employers to take part in the upcoming Summer Youth Employment Program.

Hampton residents who are 16-24 years of age can earn up to $1,500, gain valuable job skills, training and experience b...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 9, 2019

City Council allows off-track betting facility and approves several zoning changes

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Jan. 9, 2019 – Hampton’s City Council on Wednesday endorsed a permit for an indoor off-track betting horse racing facility in the Power Plant shopping center, as well as several zoning changes for small live entertainment venues and the Phoebus district.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Join 'Blue View' and help police protect your business and others in Hampton

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Jan. 8, 2019 - Your business can contribute to a safer and stronger community by becoming a part of Hampton's new Blue View program.

Blue View allows your business to share live security camera video with the Hampton Police Department's Real Time Informati...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 2, 2019

Grants are available for programs that address, prevent youth violence in Hampton

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Jan. 8, 2019 - Non-profits that offer programs that include positive activities and programs for youth and young adults in the city’s Safe and Clean areas are eligible to apply for mini-grants of up to $20,000.

The goal of the program is to support program...

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Information, grant applications * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 8, 2019

Join the upcoming discussion about water, resiliency and potential projects in city

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Jan. 8, 2019 - Join the Resilient Hampton team and meet with experts from New Orleans and the Netherlands to learn about and share opinions on potential projects along Newmarket Creek. Resilient Hampton is a city-wide initiative meant to improve Hampton's...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Learn about building codes and code enforcement at Community Development academy

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Jan. 8, 2019 - Starting Jan. 24, Hampton’s Community Development Department will offer a free, six-week education series designed to give citizens and community leaders a better understanding of the community development process and code enforce...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 8, 2019

Register now! Classes start Jan. 17 for the next Level I of Hampton Diversity College

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Jan. 8, 2019 - There is still time!

Attend Hampton Diversity College and learn more about diversity, unity, and inclusion. Sponsored by the Citizens' Unity Commission, Level I of Diversity College is a four-week interactive program that concentrates on inc...

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Register * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 4, 2019

HRHA seeking proposals for a provider of "qualified grant writing services"

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Jan. 4, 2019 - The Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority has issued a Request for Proposals, or RFP, for a grant writing service to work with the Authority's educational foundation. 

Originally created to redevelop the downtown area of Hampt...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Community Plan update: ask for a meeting or hold your own; take online survey

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Jan. 3, 2019 - Hampton is currently updating the city's Community Plan through the year 2040. The community plan includes a 5-year look at immediate strategic issues in the city and a 20-year plan that will look at broader areas of growth and development ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 28, 2018

Hampton's new WorkOne Center opens Jan. 7 to help unemployed, underemployed

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Jan. 3, 2019 - Hampton's new WorkOne Center at the Y.H. Thomas Complex officially opens on Jan. 7.

Located at 1300 Thomas St. on the public park side of the complex, the center will offer free educational services, occupational training and more, including...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 2, 2019

Grants available for programs that address, prevent youth violence in Hampton

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Jan. 3, 2019 - Non-profits that offer programs that include positive activities and programs for youth and young adults in the city’s Safe and Clean areas are eligible to apply for mini-grants of up to $20,000.

The goal of the program is to suppo...

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Information, grant applications * Hampton City News
Posted on: December 20, 2018

Free copies of vibrant new Hampton wall calendar are now available for a limited time

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Dec. 20, 2018 — Free copies of a 2019 wall calendar featuring key locations and events in Hampton are now available — while supplies last — at city libraries, community centers and in the lobby at City Hall.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 18, 2018

Most Hampton offices and schools will be closed for Christmas and New Year's

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Dec. 18, 2018 - Most Hampton offices, schools, and city services will be closed for Christmas and New Year's on Monday, Dec. 24, Tuesday, Dec. 25, Monday, Dec. 31 and Tuesday, Jan. 1. Schools will close on Thursday, Dec. 20 and reopen Wednesday, Jan. 2. T...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Museum releases new report on arrival of first Africans at Point Comfort in 1619

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Dec. 14, 2018 - The Hampton History Museum has prepared a new report detailing the arrival almost 400 years ago of a small group of Africans at Point Comfort in Hampton.  The report, "1619: Virginia's First Africans," tells how the Africans came...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 13, 2018

Mellen Street bridge to Fort Monroe faces closures for waterline construction

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Dec. 13, 2018 - A project to install a new main waterline to Fort Monroe will require periodic closures of the Mugler Bridge that leads from downtown Phoebus on East Mellen Street across to the former Army base.

The waterline runs along the bridge. The fir...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 10, 2018

Sign up now for CERT training classes that start on Jan. 3 and end Jan. 29

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Dec. 10, 2018 - Hampton's Emergency Management Office has new Community Emergency Response Team classes that start Jan. 3 and end Jan. 29. Sign up now for training on everything from disaster preparedness to light search and rescue. 

Classes will ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 10, 2018

Ralph Shelman, disabilities expert, receives Distinguished Citizen Medal from Council

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Dec. 11, 2018 - Ralph W. Shelman, founder and executive director of Insight Enterprises and an expert on disability issues, received the city’s Distinguished Citizen Medal Wednesday evening from Hampton City Council. Established in 1964, the med...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Several holiday events scheduled, with some streets closed for parade

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Dec. 4, 2018 - From the Kwanzaa Market at Hampton University on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8, to the Lighted Boat Parade on Friday and the Holly Days Parade Saturday, Hampton has plenty of holiday events coming up. You can go online to see a list of upco...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Police, Unity, LGBTQ committee sponsor discussion about domestic violence

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Nov. 20, 2018 - Join Hampton and Newport News police, the Citizens Unity Commission, and the LGBTQ Awareness Committee on Dec. 8 for a discussion of domestic partner violence. The "mix & mingle" will include thought-provoking conversations, ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 16, 2018

Pay by mail, online or in person: Taxes due to Treasurer's Office by Wednesday, Dec. 5

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Nov. 16, 2018 - Residents are reminded that real property, business property and personal property taxes, along with city license fees, are due by Dec. 5. You can pay by mail, online, in person, or in the Treasurer’s Office drop box, which is located at 1...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Hampton's new WorkOne Center opened Friday morning at Y.H. Thomas complex

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Nov. 30, 2018 - More than 50 people attended the grand opening Friday morning of Hampton's new WorkOne Center at the Y.H. Thomas complex, 1300 Thomas St.

The center is part of Workforce Hampton, a city initiative that makes resources and services more acce...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 29, 2018

The community is invited to enjoy Hampton City Schools' free winter concert series

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Nov. 29, 2018 - Starting Dec. 3 and ending Dec. 18, Hampton City Schools invites the community into the schools to enjoy the free winter concert series. Concert dates:

Dec. 3 at Bassette, Machen and Spratley elementary schools; Dec. 4 at Andrews and Spratl...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Popup Hampton business offers coworking, workshops, child care Dec. 4-7

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Nov. 28,  2018 - A popup business on Fort Monroe next week in Hampton aims to combine the idea of a coworking space where work-from-home parents can find community as well as child care.

The popup week also offers business workshops and topics to ...

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Information, registration * Hampton City News
Posted on: November 27, 2018

History Museum needs boxes for January's 'Build the City' at convention center

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Nov. 27, 2018 - The Hampton History Museum is looking for cardboard boxes for the upcoming “Build The City” event at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. The whole family is invited to join the fun on Saturday, Jan. 19. Come show your ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 16, 2018

Pay by mail, online or in person: Taxes due to Treasurer's Office by Dec. 5

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Nov. 16, 2018 - Residents are reminded that real property, business property and personal property taxes, along with city license fees, are due by Dec. 5. You can pay by mail, online, in person, or in the Treasurer’s Office drop box, which is located at 1...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Operation Winter Break, camps for kids when school is out, starts Dec. 20

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Nov. 27, 2018 – Operation Winter Break, a chance for students to go to camp when school is out for the Christmas holiday, begins Thursday, Dec. 20, and ends Monday, Dec. 31. The program is closed Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25. Camps are M...

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Operation Winter Break * Hampton City News
Posted on: November 19, 2018

With parades, markets and music, Hampton celebrates the holidays in style

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Nov. 19, 2018 - From “A Very Electric Christmas” with the Lightwire Theater on Friday, Nov. 30, to the Kwanzaa Market at Hampton University on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8, and the Lighted Boat Parade on Friday, Dec. 7, Hampton has more than a dozen holi...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Trash pickup days change, schools and city offices will be closed for Thanksgiving

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Nov. 20, 2018 - Trash pickup days will change and city schools will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Most city offices and services will be closed Thursday and Friday. Go online for the closing list.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Your group can hold its own meeting to talk about Community Plan 2040

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Nov. 19, 2018 - You can hold your own tabletop meeting that is facilitated by your community group or organization, or you can ask for a "roadshow" community meeting that will be facilitated by city staff. Go online to fill out a "roadshow&...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 16, 2018

Community meeting set for Tuesday, Nov. 27, to discuss Fox Hill Neighborhood Center

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Nov. 16, 2018 - Hampton’s Community Development Department will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Francis Asbury Elementary School, 140 Beach Road, to refine neighborhood priorities for the new Fox Hill Neighborhood Center....

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Fox Hill Neighborhood Center * Hampton City News
Posted on: November 15, 2018

City gets $1,112,423 grant for restoration, expansion of coastal marshes, wetlands

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Nov. 15, 2018 - The James River Association and City of Hampton have received a $1,112,423 grant for the restoration or expansion of coastal marshes, wetlands, and other natural features in Hampton’s Pochin Place/Indian River Creek Stormwater Basin.

The mo...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Public invited to opening of Mill Creek Pier behind Fort Monroe Community Center

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Nov. 14, 2018 - The public is invited to the opening of  the Mill Creek Pier Saturday behind the Fort Monroe Community Center, 100 Stillwell Road. The pier will be used as a paddleboat and kayak launch by Hampton’s Parks, Recreation & Leisure...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 13, 2018

Mayor, city manager, schools superintendent present 2018 State of the City

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Nov. 13, 2018 – Mayor Donnie Tuck addressed a sold-out Chamber of Commerce luncheon Tuesday, telling attendees that Hampton takes care of business “by being attuned to the needs of our businesses, our partners and our residents.” The Chamber sponsors the ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Watch the movie 'The Great Debaters,' then join a conversation about diversity

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Nov. 8, 2018 - Watch the movie 'The Great Debaters' on Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Main Library,  then join a conversation about diversity, unity and inclusion.

"The Great Debaters" is the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor who for...

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Watch the trailer * Hampton City News
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Hampton's housing authority rated top performer by HUD in 2 key areas

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Oct. 5, 2018 - The Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority has been rated a “High Performer” agency in both key measures used by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.

One set of standards grades public housing — fiscal management, ph...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Hampton named one of the nation's top digital cities for the 17th year

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Nov. 2, 2018 – For the 17th time, Hampton has been named one of the nation’s top cities when it comes to using technology to improve citizen services, enhance transparency and encourage citizen engagement.

The Center for Digital Government judges cities th...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Schools open but most city offices closed Monday, Nov. 12, for Veterans Day

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Oct. 31, 2018 - Schools will be open but most city offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day, which is Sunday, Nov. 11. You can see the full closing list online.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Voters go to the polls to consider candidates for Senate, House of Representatives

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Nov. 2, 2018 -  Voters go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 6,  to consider candidates for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2nd and 3rd districts, and two proposed constitutional amendments. Polls open at 6 a.m. and clo...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 4, 2018

Hampton 2040: Help kick off a major update to the city's Community Plan on Oct. 30

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Oct. 5, 2018 - Help kick off a major update to the city’s Community Plan. 

The new plan — Hampton 2040 — will be a road map for the city’s future, and we want your perspective to set the right course. What i...

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Hampton 2040 online * Hampton City News
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Don't forget to 'fall back' on Sunday, Nov. 4, as Daylight saving time ends

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Nov. 2, 2018 - Daylight saving time — the practice of setting clocks forward by one hour in the spring in order to make better use of daylight hours — ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. Don't forget to set your clocks and watches back one hour this weekend.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 25, 2018

The cost of recycling to increase as global market for materials falls

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Oct. 25, 2018 - Hampton has many reasons for recycling: It is better for the environment, it extends the life of the landfill, it is mandated by the state, and it saves money. Or at least, it used to save money.

For years, China recycled much of the world'...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 23, 2018

Hosts sought for the Adopt an Airman program serving Langley Air Force Base

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Oct. 23, 2018 - The holidays are approaching and Hampton's Adopt an Airman program is in urgent need of hosts and host families to provide a much-needed home away from home for young men and women in the Air Force.  Adopt an Airman provides them ...

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More information, guide * Hampton City News
Posted on: October 22, 2018

Business seminar will explore the role social media can play in your business

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 Oct. 22, 2018 - The next small, women, and minority owned business seminar,  themed "Social Media For Business: Choosing the Right Platform For Your Business", will be held Thursday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Peninsula Workfor...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

For the Record: Quality Inn purchase will further city development goals

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Oct. 22, 2018 - Is the City of Hampton buying the Quality Inn?

Hampton isn’t directly buying the older hotel on Coliseum Drive; it’s being bought by the Economic Development Authority. Governed by a citizen board, the EDA is charged wit...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Bluebird Gap Farm closed Friday to prepare for fun festival Saturday

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Oct. 18, 2018 - Bluebird Gap Farm will be closed Friday in preparation for the festival on Saturday, when hay rides, "punkin chunkin," straw mazes and more will be available from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Entry and activities are free. Food and pumpkins wi...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Widespread outages leave some areas without power after Michael tears through city, region

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Oct. 12, 2018 - Much of Hampton remains without power today after the remnants of Hurricane Michael brought overnight wind gusts of up to 62 mph across the city. 

City offices are generally open, including City Hall and the Ruppert Sargent buildin...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 12, 2018

City to delay opening until 10 AM for Friday, Oct. 12, 2018

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October 12, 2018 - City of Hampton will delay opening  until 10 AM on Friday 10-12-18

City of Hampton offices and facilities will delay opening until 10 am today. Much of the city is without power. Overnight crews cleared trees from roads, but the...

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Stay Informed * Hampton City News
Posted on: October 11, 2018

Tropical Storm Michael, tornado and flood watches prompt closings in Hampton

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Oct. 11, 2018 -Due to the threat of bad weather, a number of city offices or programs are closed this afternoon:

  • All community and neighborhood centers run by the Department of Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services will close at 6 p.m.
  • After-school progr...
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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 11, 2018

Tropical storm prompts tornado watch, flash flood watch across Hampton and the region

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Oct. 11, 2018 - Conditions created by Tropical Storm Michael have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a tornado watch for this area until 9 p.m. tonight. Residents are encouraged to review tornado safety rules and prepare to move to a place of ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Hurricane Michael to bring wind, rain, possible tidal flooding starting Thursday evening

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Oct. 10, 2018 - Hurricane Michael is expected to bring rain to Hampton Roads Thursday evening and into Friday, with the possibility of tropical-storm force winds and minor tidal flooding in Hampton.

Emergency Management staff and department heads are close...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Ask HRgreen.org sponsors environmentally-friendly, sidewalk messaging campaign

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Oct. 9, 2018 - "Write as Rain" is a sidewalk messaging campaign that shares environmentally-friendly messages at schools, libraries and other places across Hampton Roads, using custom-made stencils and rain-resistant spray. 

The goal is to encour...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Mayor, joined by city manager, schools superintendent, gives State of the City Nov. 13

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Oct. 9, 2018 - Mayor Donnie Tuck – joined by City Manager Mary Bunting and Hampton City Schools Superintendent Jeffery Smith – will present the 2018 State of the City address on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Hampton Roads Convention Center....

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 4, 2018

Governor announces city will get $100,000 state grant for school security equipment

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Oct. 4, 2018 - Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday that the state has awarded $6 million in school security equipment grants to protect students and teachers at the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind and 102 school divisions statewide. Hamp...

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State news release * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 26, 2018

Crawlin' Crab half marathon is coming Oct. 6 and 7, and some city streets will be closed

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Sept. 26, 2018 - the Neighborhood Harvest Crawlin' Crab Half Marathon returns to the Hampton Roads Convention Center Oct. 6-7. Presented by Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Orthopedics, the event is considered a "must run" half marathon by Runner's W...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Watch the movie 'Girls Rising,' then discuss diversity, unity and inclusion

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Oct. 1, 2018 — Watch the movie "Girls Rising" – about empowering young women – at 6 p.m. on Oct. 8 at Hampton's main library, then join a talk on diversity, unity and inclusion.

The Citizens' Unity Commission and the Hampton Public Library partne...

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More about Citizens' Unity Commission * Hampton City News
Posted on: October 4, 2018

For the Record: What are the rules for posting signs?

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Oct. 4, 2018 - Signs can be helpful guideposts, visual clutter or a distraction to drivers, depending on where they are and what they look like. Hampton has a series of guides on what kinds of signs are and aren’t allowed.

The rules are different...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 24, 2018

Mayor's forum scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 27 at St. Mary's Star of the Sea

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Sept. 24, 2018 - Join Mayor Donnie Tuck on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 6-8 p.m. for the next Mayor's Forum at St. Mary's Star of the Sea School, 14 North Willard Ave.  The forums are a chance for residents to share their concerns and help build the ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 17, 2018

New Economic Development director looks forward to 'tremendous opportunity'

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Sept. 19, 2018 — Charles E. “Chuck” Rigney Sr., former director and assistant director of Economic Development in Norfolk, has been named Hampton’s director of Economic Development, replacing Leonard Sledge.

Michelle Ferebee, chairwoman of Hampton's Econom...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Public Works will spray for mosquitoes in Wythe and Southampton tonight

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Sept. 18, 2018 - Weather permitting, Public Works will conduct ultra-low volume spraying for mosquitoes tonight in Wythe and Southampton. 

Areas are chosen for truck-mounted mosquito spraying based on surveillance of the adult and juvenile mosquit...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 18, 2018

Current, former mayors help celebrate 10 years of the Mayor's Book Club in Hampton

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Sept. 18, 2018 - The Mayor’s Book Club celebrated its 10th anniversary Tuesday morning with Mayor Donnie Tuck and former Mayor George Wallace reading the book of the month at the Moton Early Childhood Center in downtown Hampton.

The club was created in 200...

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Watch a video of the mayors reading to kids * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Evacuation order lifted; some minor flooding; return to normal operations Saturday

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Sept. 14, 2018 - Gov. Ralph Northam's evacuation order is lifted, now that the area is no longer under a tropical storm warning. Friday afternoon's high tide crested lower than expected, but still in the "minor" flooding range. 

Tides ar...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Hurricane Florence FAQ's

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We've compiled a list of frequently asked questions from our social and other media resources.

Where can I get sandbags?

  • The city is not providing sandbags. Try hardware stores (Home Depot, Lowe’s, Ace, True Value). 

What if I lose power?

  • C...
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Stay Informed * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Hampton begins to feel some effects of Florence: Thursday update and forecast

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Sept. 13, 2018 - Hampton began to feel the effects from Hurricane Florence on Thursday, as winds reached about 33 mph and tides crept up to flood a few roads.

Hampton is under both tropical storm and coastal flood warnings. That means winds could increase ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 10, 2018

Hampton has 2 shelters open, can accommodate medical needs, pets, families

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Gov. Ralph Northam ordered the evacuation of Zone A, the lowest-lying areas of Hampton Roads, as well as the Eastern Shore, beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

What does it mean for Hampton?

  • In Hampton, that area includes nearly 19,000 households. It is the area m...
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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Florence: Less intense but larger; Hampton under tropical storm warning

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UPDATE Sept. 13, 2018 - Hurricane Florence was downgraded to a Category 2 storm; however, it remains a very large storm whose effects will be felt for a 200-mile radius of the center.

Hampton is now under a tropical storm warning. That means we could feel ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Hampton, coast communities watch Florence closely as storm continues moving toward coast

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Sept. 8, 2018 - The National Weather Service said that Tropical Storm Florence is expected to intensify in coming days, become a major threat next week as it moves towards the U.S. coast.

Florence's path continues to be unpredictable, but Wakefield meteoro...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 4, 2018

City extends call for artists to design, build creative, interactive installations

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Sept. 13, 2018 - Hampton is looking for qualified artists to design and build interactive art "installations" that will enliven outdoor spaces in the city. Because of the disruption from Hurricane Florence, the city has extended the submission p...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Second annual Words on Wheels bicycle tour of downtown set for Sunday, Sept. 23

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Sept. 7, 2018 - The second annual Words on Wheels, sponsored by Sly Clyde Ciderworks, will be held Sunday, Sept. 23, from 2-4 p.m. The event was rained out earlier this year, and this month's bike ride will replace the usual Sunday bicycle cruise.&nbs...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 4, 2018

Police remind us about the law and hunting for migratory birds in the City of Hampton

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Sept. 4, 2018 - Canadian goose hunting season opened Sept. 1, causing questions from both hunters, boaters, and residents who live near the water and have heard shots nearby. As a reminder, it’s illegal to shoot a gun within the city of Hampton. However, ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 29, 2018

Swimming advisory lifted for Buckroe Beach after resampling completed Thursday

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Aug. 30, 2018 – The swimming advisory issued Wednesday for Buckroe Beach was lifted Thursday after new samplings showed that the bacteria levels in the water met state standards.

The Health Department regularly monitors recreational salt water for enteroco...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 28, 2018

National Weather Service issues Wednesday afternoon heat advisory for area

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Aug. 28, 2018 - The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a heat advisory for this area from noon-7 p.m. Wednesday. A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperature is expected, and the heat index is expected to reach about 105 degrees We...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 28, 2018

Crabtown Seafood Festival will be held downtown on Saturday, Sept 8, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

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Aug. 28, 2018 - Navigate your way through Downtown Hampton along the Hampton River and celebrate the local seafood industry at the Crabtown Seafood Festival on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.  Festivities will run from Mill Poi...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 23, 2018

Sly Clyde Ciderworks grand opening is set for Saturday, starting at 11 a.m.

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Aug. 23, 2018 - Sly Clyde Ciderworks in Phoebus, which promises  "delicious hard ciders, craftily crushed from 100% Virginia apples," will have a grand opening starting at 11 a.m. Saturday morning.

 Just over a year ago, brother...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 20, 2018

City schools and offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, for Labor Day

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Aug. 20, 2018 - City schools and most city offices and services will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, for Labor Day. There will also be no trash or yard waste collection. Monday's collection will be made Sept. 5. Go online for the complete closing list.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 20, 2018

Sentara CarePlex in Hampton named region's No. 6 hospital by U.S. News

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Aug. 20, 2018 - Sentara CarePlex Hospital was ranked No. 6 in Hampton Roads and No. 20 in Virginia, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” edition.This is the first time that the CarePlex has achieved a state and regional ranking, th...

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Watch Sentara's "Choose Hampton" profile * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 24, 2018

Mosquito spraying planned in Grist Mill, Michigan Drive, North Back River Road areas

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Aug. 24, 2018  -  The Environmental Services Division of Public Works plans to conduct ultra-low volume spraying this evening in the Grist Mill, Azalea Gardens, Michigan Drive, North Back River Road and Prince George/Prince James neighbo...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 22, 2018

Langley finds mosquito carrying West Nile virus; none in Hampton

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Aug. 22, 2018 - Langley Air Force Base officials announced they found West Nile Virus in a mosquito. Hampton's mosquito team reports that no infections have been found in the city, but they will continue to trap and test, paying special attention to areas...

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Information on West Nile virus * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 22, 2018

93% of Hampton schools to be accredited this year, school system projects

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Aug. 22, 2018 - Hampton City Schools officials are projecting that 93 percent of the division’s schools will be accredited this year, based on assessment results released by the Virginia Department of Education.

That would leave just two of the c...

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Read the full announcement * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 16, 2018

Commission approves zoning changes for medical cannabis oil facility

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Aug 16, 2018 - Hampton's Planning Commission Thursday unanimously approved adding the definition of "pharmaceutical processor" to the city's zoning ordinance. Minutes later, they approved changing the city's zoning ordinance to allow for the pro...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 15, 2018

Air Force plans aerial spraying for mosquitoes over Langley, Craney Island

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Aug. 15, 2018 - The Defense Department will conduct nighttime aerial mosquito spraying over Langley Air Force Base and Craney Island sometime between Aug. 28 and 30.  The spraying will not be over the City of Hampton.

The Air Force uses specially ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Upcoming Sunday bike cruise will take you on a tour of the Willow Oaks neighborhood

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Aug. 15, 2018 - The next Sunday bike cruise will be on Aug. 26 in the Willow Oaks neighborhood. Bring your family and take a casual ride through another great Hampton neighborhood. 

Riders will leave from Booker Elementary School, 160 Apollo Drive...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Next mayor's forum will be Thursday, Sept. 27 at St. Mary's Star of the Sea

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Aug. 15, 2018 - Join Mayor Donnie Tuck on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 6-8 p.m. for the next Mayor's Forum at St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church, 14 North Willard Ave.  The forums are a chance for residents to share their concerns and help build the c...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 13, 2018

Learn about changes to Affordable Care Act, enrollment for Medicaid expansion

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Aug. 14, 2018 - Learn more about the changing world of health care at a free informational session with state and local officials on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Boo Williams Sportsplex.

Speakers include Dr. Daniel Carey, Virginia secreta...

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Information * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 9, 2018

City Council recognizes opportunities offered by summer youth employment program

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Aug. 8, 2018 - Hampton City Council Wednesday afternoon recognized more than 80 students — and their employers — who took part in the city’s Summer Youth Employment Program this year. 

Marissa Fowle, 18, a recent graduate of Kecoughtan High School, has spe...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 7, 2018

For the Record: Top priority during a storm is protecting the lives of citizens

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Aug. 7, 2018 - When it comes to hurricanes or other natural disasters, the city’s top priority is protecting lives. City staff makes plans for a range of options, depending on the type of storm, from opening a day shelter to partnering with other localiti...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 6, 2018

Start planning for back-to-school immunizations now to avoid long lines

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Aug. 6, 2018 - All students starting kindergarten or pre-K classes must have proof of required immunizations, and rising sixth graders need a booster. The Hampton Health District offers all required immunizations for free; appointments are not necessary.

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What immunizations are required? * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Police, sheriff, others sponsoring 'get fit' family day at Y.H. Thomas Community Center

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Aug. 3, 2018 — Hampton police, the Sheriff's Office, Commonwealth's Attorney's Office and the local NAACP are sponsoring a back-to-school Healthy "get fit" Family Day on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Y.H. Thomas Community Center, 1300 Thom...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 2, 2018

City issues call for artists to design, build creative, interactive installations

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Aug 2, 2018 - Hampton is looking for qualified artists to design and build interactive art "installations" that will enliven outdoor spaces in the city. The project is part of the city's "placemaking" initiative, which is focused on cr...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 2, 2018

Visit 'Paws at the Beach' Saturday at the Buckroe Beach Farmers Market

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Aug. 2, 2018 - From cats to dogs and much, much more, the market at Buckroe Beach will take on a pet theme this Saturday, Aug. 4. More than 30 vendors and rescue organizations - from Bay Beagle Rescue to The Cat Corner Inc. and West Village Barkery - are ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 1, 2018

'Bike with the Birds' cruise through Wythe will take place Thursday evening

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Aug. 1, 2018 - The "Bike with the Birds," originally scheduled for last month will be held Thursday, Aug. 2.  Sponsored by the Peninsula Pilots baseball team, the after-work ride includes a cruise through the Wythe neighborhood before e...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 30, 2018

National Weather Service issues flood advisory for Hampton, surrounding communities

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July 30, 2018 - The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a flood advisory for Hampton and surrounding areas until 5:15 p.m. Monday. Rainfall of one to two inches, with locally higher levels of up to three inches possible. The advisory covers H...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 27, 2018

Air Force to spray for mosquitoes over Langley and Craney Island Tuesday

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July 27, 2018 - The Air Force will conduct aerial mosquito spraying over Langley Air Force Base and Craney Island on the night of July 31. In the event of inclement weather, the spraying will move to Aug. 1.

The Air Force uses specially modified C-130s wit...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 25, 2018

UPDATE: Swimming advisory for Buckroe Beach is lifted

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July 28, 2018 - The Hampton Health Department on Saturday lifted the swimming advisory for Buckroe Beach. Bacteria levels returned to normal. 

Recreational waters are routinely monitored during the summer swimming season. Four beaches in Newport N...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 20, 2018

"Know Your Zone" campaign identifying evacuation zones in Hampton begins this month

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July 20, 2018 – The Emergency Management Office wants to make sure residents are aware of their evacuation area through the “Know Your Zone” campaign. The campaign was adopted late last year after a new evacuation system for coastal areas was adopted.

In a...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Hampton Building Code Board of Appeals is looking to fill vacant seat

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July 17, 2018 – The Hampton Building Code Board of Appeals is looking for a builder or contractor to fill a seat – applicant must be a Hampton resident.

The board is made up of six members and there is a five-year term length. Board is made up three genera...

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Apply now * Hampton City News
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Langley Speedway's Hampton Heat 200 postponed to Aug. 18

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July 20, 2018 – The Hampton Heat 200 at Larry King Law’s Speedway, originally scheduled for July 21, has been rescheduled to Aug. 18 because of a forecast of heavy rain. 

The event will feature a meet-and-greet session with the...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Sheriff's Office warns residents about phone scam targeting citizens

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July 13, 2018 - Hampton's Sheriff's Office is warning residents about an "aggressive phone scam targeting Hampton and surrounding citizens."

According to the Sheriff's Office, "the caller falsely identifies himself as Sergeant Sullivan of th...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 11, 2018

End-of-year numbers show violent and property crimes in Hampton fell in 2017

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July 11, 2018 - Serious crimes in Hampton saw declines in 2017, according to end-of-the-year data. Both violent crimes and property crimes decreased. 

Prior to 2017, the city – like much of the nation – had seen two to three years of increases in ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 11, 2018

New council members sworn in before family and friends at Hampton City Hall

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July 11, 2018 - Eleanor Brown, Steven Brown and Jimmy Gray were officially sworn in as Hampton City Council members Wednesday afternoon during a special meeting in City Hall. All three were elected to council in May.

Gray, who was first elected to fill an ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

For The Record: Learn about weekly tests for bacteria at Hampton's public beaches

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July 11, 2018 - Weekly water tests are performed at Hampton’s public beaches to ensure that they meet the state water quality standards for swimming. 

For the record, the public will only know the results if there’s a problem. There were only thre...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 10, 2018

Virginia tax holiday lets you buy school, emergency supplies without paying sales tax

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July 9, 2018 - Starting Aug. 3 and ending Aug. 5, Virginia's sales tax holiday gives you the chance to buy school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items and Energy Star products without paying the sales tax.

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: July 10, 2018

Convention & Visitor Bureau offers free 'scuttle' bus service from hotels to shopping, more

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July 10, 2018 - Beginning July 13, a free shuttle bus will offer regularly schedule trips from several hotels – including the Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Courtyard by Marriott, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn, and Crown Plaza – to shopping, dining...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: July 3, 2018

Hampton, Virginia residents are encouraged to 'Know Your Zone' during hurricane season

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July 10, 2018 - Do you know your zone? 

Virginia has created a new tiered evacuation system to let residents know whether they should evacuate during a hurricane or other emergency. The new zones are designated A, B, C and D. 

When a storm...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: July 10, 2018

Help 'Paint Out Pollution in Hampton' by installing art on city storm drains

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June 10, 2018 - Volunteers are needed for "Paint out Pollution in Hampton" a unique opportunity to create awareness with art. Sponsored by the James River Association and Art on Wheels, the goal is to celebrate the native plants and animals that...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 10, 2018

Enrollment open for Hampton Leadership Academy - a chance to make city a better home

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July 10, 2018 - Enroll now in the Hampton Leadership Academy, a six-session program designed to foster leadership, communication and networking skills and to increase participation in neighborhood activities in the City of Hampton. 

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More information, registration * Hampton City News
Posted on: July 10, 2018

New shelter at Gosnold's Hope one of many changes, improvements planned by Parks

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Hampton's Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services Department continues to make changes and improvements designed to make your trip to city parks even more enjoyable:

  • Gosnold's Hope Park has a new 300-seat shelter available for rent. The River Birch Picnic S...
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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 6, 2018

National Weather Service issues urban, small stream flood advisory for Hampton

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June 6, 2018 - The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued an Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for areas in Hampton and surrounding communities until 6:15 p.m. 

Hampton's Emergency Management Office said radar indicates heavy rain du...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 3, 2018

Hampton Health Department lifts swimming advisory for Buckroe Beach South

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July 5, 2018 – The Hampton Health Department Friday lifted the swimming advisory for Buckroe Beach South. That part of Buckroe Beach has been closed since Tuesday because of an elevated bacteria count. A new sample that was taken from the area T...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 3, 2018

Dead fish found on Buckroe Beach were result of a commercial fish dump

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July 3, 2018 – State officials said Tuesday afternoon that dead fish found on Buckroe and Fort Monroe beaches Tuesday were the result of a commercial fishing boat dumping unwanted fish waste.

After the fish were found, state officials issued a sw...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 3, 2018

Fire officials urge you to stay safe and legal during the 4th of July holiday

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July 3, 2018 - Local fire officials want to remind residents that professional, licensed, public fireworks displays are the safest way to enjoy fireworks on the 4th of July. And only licensed, professional fireworks displays are legal in Hampton Roads. An...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 29, 2018

Hampton’s Carousel Park getting new features: Sandy urban “beach,” dog area, tables

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June 29, 2018 – Hampton’s Carousel Park is an appealing space near the downtown waterfront, public pier, and visitor attractions with plenty of grass and trees. What it doesn’t have enough of: People.That’s about to...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 2, 2018

Heat advisory issued, with temperatures expected to hit 95, index of 105

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July 2, 2018 - With temperatures expected to hit near 95, and heat index values as high as 105, Hampton residents are encouraged to stay cool and safe Monday. City libraries and community centers will be open for those who need an area to cool down and ge...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 25, 2018

Vote now to name the newest, four-legged additions to Bluebird Gap Farm

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June 25, 2018 -  Sherlock and Watson? Starsky and Hutch, or Zig and Zag? Go online and help us name the newest additions at Bluebird Gap Farm, a cute pair of pygmy goats. Open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., the 60-acre farm has around 150 domestic and...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 22, 2018

New food-handling rules will affect fundraising groups that cook, sell burgers, more

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June 22, 2018 - New food-handling rules will affect fundraising groups that cook and sell items such as hamburgers, chili, fried fish or roasted oysters.

To reduce foodborne illnesses, the state Health Department is requiring groups to have a certified foo...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Flash flood watch issued due to heavy rain and forecast for afternoon, evening

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June 22, 2018 - The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch from 4 p.m. this afternoon through the evening as more showers and thunderstorms develop in the area. Hampton's Office of Emergency Management said the coming rain will add to the...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 20, 2018

State: More than $17M will be invested to establish Element hotel at Peninsula Town Center

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June 20, 2018 - Gov. Ralph S. Northam announced today that more than $17 million will be invested in Hampton to establish the new Element Hotel at Peninsula Town Center, creating 22 jobs and spurring an economic impact of more than $2 million in annual tr...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 20, 2018

Performing Arts Center programs moving to Hampton Arts Commission

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June 20, 2018 - Hampton’s Performing & Creative Arts Center for young people, located at 300 Butler Farm Road, will officially close to the public on Monday, June 25.  Many of the current programs will be transferred to the Hampton Arts Commi...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 20, 2018

Unveiling of historical marker for Bay Shore beach resort to be held Saturday

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June 20, 2018 - Join members of the Buckroe Historical Society on Saturday morning as they unveil a historical marker to the Bay Shore Hotel, which served African-Americans as a top East Coast resort for 75 years. 

The venture, which opened in 189...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 19, 2018

Weather service issues heat advisory, residents encouraged to stay cool, stay safe

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June 19, 2018 - The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a heat advisory for today. The temperature in Hampton is forecast to be as high as 95 degrees, with a heat index value as high as 105 degrees.

Hampton's Emergency Management Office said t...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 18, 2018

Party, river cruise celebrate the history of Pride on the Peninsula

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June 18, 2018 - The Fourth Annual Pride Party on the Peninsula will be held Wednesday, June 27 from 6-8 p.m. at Carousel Park in downtown Hampton. The party celebrates the area's "LGBT and allied communities in support of inclusion, dignity and equal...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Hampton's newest K-9 dog was named in honor of Navy Seal who was killed in action in Iraq

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June 14, 2018 - The newest four-legged member of Hampton's K-9 unit is a German Shepherd named J-Louie who was donated to the city by a Connecticut non-profit in honor of a fallen Navy Seal.

Special Warfare Operator Jason D. Lewis of Virginia Beach was par...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Council approves selling properties as part of downtown development

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June 13, 2018 - Council unanimously approved selling several properties to developers WVS Cos. and Saunders + Crouse Architects, who proposed a $35 million "transformative" development downtown that will include retail, residents and a restauran...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 13, 2018

‘Hidden Figures’ author receives Distinguished Citizen Medal from City Council

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June 13, 2018 -Margot Lee Shetterly, author of “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Storyof the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race,” was presented with the city’s Distinguished Citizen Medal Wednesday. The best-selling ...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 11, 2018

Voters go to the polls to consider candidates for Senate, House of Representatives

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June 11, 2018 - Voters go to the polls Tuesday, June 12, to consider primary candidates for the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. As long as you are in line at 7 p.m. you will be allowed to cast your vote.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 11, 2018

Council set to vote on selling select properties as part of downtown development

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June 11, 2018 - A proposal for development downtown on several publicly-owned properties is expected to take a big step forward at the City Council meeting Wednesday, June 13.

The proposal isn’t new –  city entities have been w...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 4, 2018

For The Record: What is Hampton doing now that mosquitoes have returned?

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June 4, 2018 - Defending against mosquitoes takes a concerted effort by the city’s seven-member mosquito control team ­– and each city resident.  

For the record, Hampton focuses on the use of bio-larvicides, which are made of naturally occurring ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 31, 2018

New tall ship docked downtown expected to be floating, living history exhibit

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May 31, 2018 - The tall ship "Adventure," named after the flagship used by the pirate Blackbeard in the early 1700s, is now docked downtown and will serve as a living history exhibit during and after the Blackbeard Festival  on Saturday...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 30, 2018

Remember: Deadline to pay your real estate, personal property taxes is June 5

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May 30, 2018 - Tuesday, June 5, is the deadline for paying real estate and personal property (and business) taxes. 

Tax payments can be mailed, dropped off at 1 Franklin St., or paid online here.  

As the deadline approaches, the call volu...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 24, 2018

Free weekend shuttle service will be available at Buckroe Beach through Labor Day

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May 25, 2018 - Starting this weekend and continuing through Labor Day weekend, the city will offer free shuttle service for visitors to Buckroe Beach. While the park and nearby fishing pier offer more than 580 free parking spaces - which are sufficient fo...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 24, 2018

City honors high school valedictorians, salutatorians, dual enrollment graduates

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May 24, 2018 - Hampton City Council Wednesday  honored the 2017-2018 Hampton City School valedictorians and salutatorians, as well as the first graduates of the Dual Enrollment program. The program allows students to take college courses through ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 23, 2018

Protect yourself this weekend and this summer from Asian Tiger mosquito

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May 23, 2018 - They're baaaaack!

Public Works’ Environmental Services Division is asking residents to monitor their yards and dump any standing water to help reduce the Asian tiger mosquito population.

The most prolific nuisance mosquito in the region, the ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 23, 2018

Celebrated Blackbeard festival returning to downtown's Mill Point Park June 2, 3

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May 23, 2018 - The Blackbeard Festival is June 2 and 3, but the fun starts with the Grand Pirates Bash on Friday, June 1st. There will be games, fireworks and more on Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. downtown, and the fun continues Sunday from noon-...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Hampton Roads Transit bus line 118 will no longer enter Langley Air Force Base

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May 18, 2018 - Hampton Roads Transit bus line 118 will change its route, no longer entering Langley Air Force Base, beginning Sunday, May 20. The adjustments means that bus riders who do not have military clearance will no longer have to get off the bus, ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Pirates, Privateers and Buccaneers exhibit is now open at the Hampton History Museum

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May 17, 2018 - Commemorating the 300th anniversary the death of the notorious pirate Blackbeard  - and the 19th Annual Blackbeard Festival here in Hampton - the exhibit Pirates, Privateers and Buccaneers is now open at the Hampton History Museum....

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Help your child stay active and have fun by enrolling them in city camp this summer

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May 17, 2018 - Help your child have fun and stay active this summer by enrolling them in one of the many summer camps offered by the city's Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services Department. 

Kids 11-15 years of age can take part in swimming, ar...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Yes, you are required to cut the grass in your yard - except when it might hurt environment

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May 16, 2018 - The City of Hampton requires you to cut the grass in your yard, as well as in the adjacent city right-of-way. Except when we don’t want you to cut the grass. Sound confusing? 

For the record, here are the rules: Don’t let the grass ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Sign up now for the Mayor's Cup blood drive

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May 15, 2018 — Sign up for the Mayor's Cup Blood Drives, and help Hampton in a friendly competition for the most donations in the area, Thursday, June 7, at City Hall, 22 Lincoln St., 8 a.m.-2 p.m., and Wednesday, June 27, at the Ruppert Sargent...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 15, 2018

Services recognized fallen police officers, others for their service to Hampton

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May 15, 2018 - Hampton Police Monday held the 2018 Police Memorial and Honor Award Service in Honor Park, between City Hall and the P.G. Minetti Public Safety Building. The service paid tribute to Hampton police officers who died in the line of duty, and ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 11, 2018

Division of Fire & Rescue receives state 'Agency of Excellence' designation

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May 11, 2018 - Hampton’s Division of Fire and Rescue this month received the “Agency of Excellence” designation from the Virginia Department of Health – Office of Emergency Medical Services.

Hampton is the first agency on the Peninsula, the second in Hampt...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Famous 'Air Power Over Hampton Roads' will be held May 18-20 at Langley Air Force Base

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May 14, 2018 -  Air Power Over Hampton Roads, the free military airshow that has delighted viewers young and old for decades, will be held May 18-20 at Langley Air Force Base. A host of performers and exhibitions are scheduled, including the fame...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 8, 2018

Police memorial and awards ceremony will be held Monday, May 14 in Honor Park

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May 8, 2018 - Hampton Police will hold the 2018 Police Memorial and Honor Award Service ceremony on Monday, May 14 in Honor Park, which is between City Hall and the P.G. Minetti Public Safety Building on Lincoln Street. The ceremony pays tribute to Hampto...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 26, 2018

Ribbon-cutting, opening ceremony planned for Waterwalk at Central Park

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April 26, 2018 – Waterwalk at Central Park, a 2¼-mile linear park that will connect Air Power Park and the Power Plant shopping area, will have a grand opening and ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. on May 12.

The new park will provide an expan...

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More information, map * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Nominate a person or group that's making a difference in Hampton's diversity

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April 23, 2018 - If you know an individual, group or organization that has made a difference in Hampton's diversity, take the time to nominate them for a 2018 Unity Award from the Citizens' Unity Commission. 

Created in 2000, the awards recognize ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 20, 2018

Planning Commission endorses recommended 5-year capital spending plan

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April 20, 2018 – Hampton’s Planning Commission this week recommended approval of a five-year capital spending plan that would pump new investments into the city – mostly for economic growth and quality of life.The proposed pl...

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Read the full proposed annual and capital budget * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 18, 2018

For The Record: Proposed FY19 budget would fund police, education, employees

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 April 18, 2018 - Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2019 adds funding in three key areas: fighting crime, boosting education and supporting employees. It does that without a tax increase by using cost-saving meas...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Hampton named one of Virginia's 'greenest' cities by insurance shopping platform

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April 12, 2018 - Hampton was named one of the "greenest" cities in Virginia by Insurify, an online car insurance shopping platform. The award recognizes the contributions of residents "towards minimizing your city's carbon footprint through...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Buckroe Beach to get farmers market this summer, but not floating water park

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April 12, 2018 –  Buckroe Beach will get a new, weekly seasonal farmers market this summer. It will not, however, get the much-discussed floating water park this year.

Village Events will operate the Buckroe Beach Farmers Market from May 5 through...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Proposed budget boosts public safety, education, employee support without tax increase

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April 11, 2018 - Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting’s proposed budget for next year adds funding in three key areas: fighting crime, boosting education and supporting employees. It does that without a tax increase by using cost-saving measures totaling mor...

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View the recommended budget * Hampton City News
Posted on: March 26, 2018

Hampton 1 of 8 new cities chosen for Facebook's 'Community Boost' program

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March 26, 2018 - Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck and social media giant Facebook announced that Hampton is one of eight cities chosen today to be a Facebook Community Boost site. 

Facebook is  developing the community boost program to teach dig...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: March 22, 2018

International Children's Festival set for Saturday, April 21 at Mill Point Park

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March 22, 2018 - Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of more than 40 countries on Saturday, April 21, when the International Children's Festival is held at Mill Point Park in downtown Hampton. This year the city welcomes Colombia and Nepal to the fun...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 21, 2018

Leaders, professionals talk with youth about ways to change the culture of violence

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March 21, 2018 - Hampton's third Urgency of Now conference brought together elected officials, city staff, school administrators, pastors, non-profits, and dozens of high school students to talk about ways to change the culture of violence.

The goal, accor...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 26, 2018

Sign up now Community Emergency Response Team training in April

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March 21,  2018 - Hampton's Emergency Management Office has a new Community Emergency Response Team class starting April 5. Sign up now for four weeks of training on everything from disaster preparedness to light search and rescue. Classes will b...

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More information and to register * Hampton City News
Posted on: March 21, 2018

Read the latest 'For The Record' and learn why we have zoning laws in Hampton

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March 21, 2018 - For most of us, buying a home is our largest investment. Setting aside areas of the city for single-family homes and controlling what can be built there helps protect that investment.

For the record, zoning is required of all localities in...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 20, 2018

Rain, snow in forecast as storm moves into the area Tuesday, Wednesday

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March 20, 2018 - The National Weather Service at Wakefield  says rain will continue today and into Wednesday as another storm system moves into the area. The forecast calls for snow mixing with rain Wednesday, and temperatures starting to drop ab...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 15, 2018

City plans to put evacuation zone stickers on residential trash containers

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March 19, 2018 – Starting on Monday, April 2, Hampton’s Public Works Department and Office of Emergency Management will begin a campaign to put special “Know Your Zone” stickers on more than 45,000 residential trash containers throughout the city.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 15, 2018

Homes, volunteers sought for upcoming Home Repair Blitz in Northampton

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March 15, 2018 - Veterans, the elderly, disabled and low-income homeowners in the Northampton area near Headrow Terrace and Cynthia Drive are encouraged to sign up for the next Hampton Home Repair Blitz. Volunteers are also needed for the May 5 event.

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: March 13, 2018

City is developing ideas for resiliency to better live with the water around us

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March 13, 2018 - Studies of children have looked at their “resiliency” to determine what helps some kids thrive and grow in the face of major setbacks – and then used that knowledge to help others. Similarly, governments are looking at how to become more ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Nominate a person or group that's making a difference in Hampton's diversity

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March 7, 2018 - If you know an individual, group or organization that has made a difference in Hampton's diversity, take the time to nominate them for a 2018 Unity Award from the Citizens' Unity Commission. 

Created in 2000, the awards recognize p...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 16, 2018

Urgency of Now, addressing concerns about youth violence, set for March 20

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March 6,  2018 - Urgency of Now, also known as RuON, is an annual event that addresses concerns about increased violence among youth and young adults, with an emphasis on black males ages 15-24. It will be held this year at the Hampton Roads Conv...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 2, 2018

Heavy wind gusts and some flooding expected from nor'easter sitting offshore

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March 2, 2018 - The National Weather Service says wind gusts from an offshore nor'easter could get as high as 60 mph Friday afternoon, and aren't expected to fall below 50 mph until after 5-6 a.m. Saturday.

Flooding, meanwhile,  is expected to be ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 1, 2018

Moderate to major coastal flooding expected thanks to nor'easter moving into area

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March 1, 2018 - Thanks to a nor'easter that is moving into the area the National Weather Service at Wakefield has issued a coastal flood watch for Hampton Roads from Friday through Sunday afternoon. The flood watch means that conditions favorable for floo...

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Flooding, flood safety information * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 28, 2018

Hampton University President Dr. Harvey receives Distinguished Citizen Medal from city

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Feb. 28, 2018 – In recognition of his outstanding service and dedication to the city, Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey was given the Distinguished Citizen Medal Wednesday by Hampton City Council.

The approximate equivalent of a “key to th...

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Information about the Distinguished Citizens Medal * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 27, 2018

Unwanted residential propane tanks, smaller cannister can be left at collection site

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March 1, 2018 - Hampton residents who need to properly dispose of residential propane tanks, including five pound cylinders, one pound camping tanks and smaller, soldering-type cylinders, can now leave them at regular chemical collection events.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 27, 2018

Help Hampton shape the future of Air Power Park at public meeting on March 29

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Feb. 27, 2018 - Tell us what you think and help shape the future of a city landmark by coming to a "ReThink Air Power Park" meeting on Thursday, March 29, from 7-8 p.m. at the Hampton History Museum.

"As we explore the possibilities for Air ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Go online and tell the city which programs and services you value most for FY19

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Feb. 26, 2018 - Go online through March 8 and tell City Manager Mary Bunting about the programs and city services you value most for the next fiscal year.  The online poll will be open through March 8.

In most cities, developing a budget is an int...

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More information. * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 22, 2018

Bluebird Gap Farm, Buckroe Beach, in the running for 2018 'Best of..." awards

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Feb. 22, 2018 - Several city attractions are in the running this year for the Best of Readers' Choice Awards sponsored by Coastal Virginia Magazine. They include Bluebird Gap Farm and Buckroe Beach as best family friendly attractions; Buckroe Beach as bes...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Hampton's I Value budget process gives taxpayers a voice in city spending priorities

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Feb. 20, 2018 - In most cities, developing a city budget is an internal process, and residents can’t weigh in until formal public hearings are held before a city council.

For the record, Mary Bunting opened up the process when she became Hampton’s city man...

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More information. * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 19, 2018

Police: Social media threats for Bethel, Kecoughtan investigated, not credible

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Feb. 19, 2018 - Hampton Police said Monday that social media threats pertaining to Bethel and  Kecoughtan high schools have been investigated and there is no information available to substantiate the threats as credible.

Police said all school rel...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 13, 2018

Most city offices, services will be closed Monday because of Presidents Day

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Feb. 13, 2018 - Most city offices will be closed Monday because it's Presidents Day. Trash collection schedules will change and some services will be delayed. City schools will be open. Go online for a full closing list.

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Closing list * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 5, 2018

Hampton Health Department will give free flu shots Thursday from 10 a.m-4 p.m.

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Feb. 5, 2018 - The Hampton Health Department will provide free flu shots Thursday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. - or until the vaccine runs out - at 3130 Victoria Blvd.

In a news release Monday the Health Department said: "The Centers for Disease Control and Pr...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 18, 2018

Public Works crews to work through weekend to collect trash

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Jan. 19, 2018  - Public Works crews plan to work through the weekend to catch up on trash collection, which has seen delays caused by two snowstorms, and aggravated by holidays and increased mechanical issues.

Crews on Tuesday and Wednesday mornin...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 11, 2018

Former POMOCO chairman Rosser receives Distinguished Citizen Medal from Council

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Jan. 10, 2018 -  Dois I. Rosser Jr.  founder and chairman emeritus of International Cooperating Ministries and former chairman of the POMOCO Auto Group, was awarded the city’s Distinguished Citizen Medal Wednesday night for his extraordi...

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Hampton's distinguished citizens * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 18, 2018

Public Works continue to salt, brine city roads in wake of Wednesday snowfall

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Jan. 18, 2018  - Hampton's Public Works crews continued to apply brine and salt to city roads Thursday in the wake of Wednesday's snowfall. While main roads are in relatively good shape, some side roads remain icy and residents are encouraged to ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 16, 2018

Public Works treats roads with brine in preparation for 1-3 inches of snow in forecast

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Jan. 16, 2018 - Hampton's Public Works Department began pretreating roads Tuesday morning in preparation for the winter storm that's expected to hit the region Wednesday.

The National Weather Service said Hampton Roads could get 1-3 inches of snow. startin...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Public Works says trash collection is getting back on schedule following snowstorm

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Jan. 9, 2018 - The city's Public Works Department says trash collection is getting back on schedule after being disrupted by last week's snowfall. Crews hope to finish Monday and Tuesday routes by Wednesday night, putting Thursday collection back on Thurs...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Bridge dedication set for King Holiday on Monday; King-Hampton Heroes design approved

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Jan. 10, 2018 - The plaque marking the renaming a Hampton bridge in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be unveiled in a brief public ceremony Monday, Jan. 15, at 1 p.m.

The measure to rename the bridge on Mercury Boulevard that leads to Fort...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 10, 2018

For the Record: Rules on junk cars in neighborhoods tightened by City Council

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Jan. 9, 2018 - Residents who have been keeping broken-down cars on their property need to either get rid of them or get working on them.

In response to complaints from residents, City Council has mandated that cars parked on private property must be in ope...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 9, 2018

DMV Connect could make it more convenient to get your license, registration and more

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Jan. 9, 2018 - DMV Connect, an alternative to using a regular DMV customer service center, will be in the lobby of the Ruppert Sargent Building, 1 Franklin St., from 9 a.m .-4 p.m. on the following Mondays:  Jan. 29, March 19, May 14, July 16, Se...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Weather Service issues blizzard warning for Hampton roads starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday

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Jan. 3, 2017 - The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Hampton and much of Hampton Roads from 7 p.m. today through 1 p.m. Thursday. The predicted snowfall for Hampton is now in the 8-12 inch range. Travel is expected to be dangerous...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Snow predictions increase; libraries & parks to close at 5 p.m. Wednesday

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Jan. 3, 2018 - Hampton's snowfall total could hit 8 inches, the National Weather Service said overnight, with snow beginning between 4-6 p.m. Wednesday and falling steadily by 7 p.m. 

Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting said Wednesday morning that p...

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Watch for updates * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 2, 2018

Public Works plans to pretreat roads ahead of winter storm forecast for Wednesday

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Jan. 2, 2018 - Hampton's Public Works Department will begin pretreating roads today in preparation for a winter storm that could bring 3-5 inches of snow to the area.

The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a winter storm watch from 1 p.m. Wed...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 21, 2017

Bluebird Gap Farm's beautiful new quarter horse colt is named ... Hamilton

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Dec. 21, 2017 - The voting is over and one of the latest additions to Bluebird Gap Farm is named... Hamilton. The colt was born earlier this year and the farm chose the name after more than 900 votes were counted. The name was announced Thursday afternoon...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Parades by land and by sea highlight a long list of holiday events in Hampton

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Dec. 1, 2017 - From lift off to markets and mistletoe tours, Hampton has a number of upcoming events designed to keep you in the holiday mood.

Lift Off refers to the annual Holly Days parade, which will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, starting at 7 p.m. The the...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: November 30, 2017

Police officers talk about their experiences helping in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico

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Nov. 30, 2017 - Five Hampton police officers who spent two weeks serving as police officers in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico talk about their experiences in a police department video that's available online. "I'll always remember this experience and I th...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: November 29, 2017

For The Record: Hampton getting national attention for history, future

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Nov. 29, 2017 - Hampton was the setting for the nationally acclaimed book and movie “Hidden Figures,” the story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and other African-American female mathematicians who helped NASA get to the moon. And Hampt...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: November 16, 2017

Online presentation, survey available on new recreational vehicle storage ordinance

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Nov. 16, 2017 - An online presentation and survey is now available for Hampton residents who want to weigh in on proposed changes to city regulations regarding the storage of recreational vehicles. The current regulation allow recreational vehicles on res...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 15, 2017

Hampton Roads Center Parkway near Coliseum Central to be closed for parade

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Nov. 15, 2017 - Hampton police said Hampton Roads Center Parkway near Coliseum Central will be closed to all traffic from 6 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Nov. 18 for the 19th annual Coliseum Central Holiday Parade. Coliseum Drive between the Parkway and West Mer...

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Parade information * Hampton City News
Posted on: November 15, 2017

For The Record: Sought-after restaurants, businesses have blueprint for success

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Nov. 15, 2017 - A Sky Zone indoor trampoline entertainment center is headed to Peninsula Town Center, helping to meet demand for more family entertainment. Still, city officials hear frequent requests for specific, large, sought-after chain restaurants an...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: October 31, 2017

Mayor Tuck highlights recent successes, paints view of Hampton's bright future

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Oct. 31, 2017 - A record crowd of more than 500 people attended this year’s Hampton State of the City address, where city and school officials presented highlights of the past fiscal year. Because the event, sponsored by the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce,...

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View the State of the City video * Hampton City News
Posted on: October 30, 2017

Peninsula Town Center expands, bringing Sky Zone trampoline park, flooring store

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Oct. 30, 2017 – Family entertainment and more retail, as well as an apartment complex and Element Hotel, are headed to Peninsula Town Center.

At a Monday groundbreaking ceremony for a 97,000-square-foot retail building currently underway, officia...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 27, 2017

Council tightens rules on junk cars; residents have until Jan. 1 to comply

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Oct. 25, 2017 - Backyard mechanics have about two months to get inoperable cars fixed, screened or at least start working on them.

In response to public complaints, City Council tightened restrictions on junk cars in residential areas. The new rules, which...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Developer chooses Hampton for new high-tech E-Commerce Center on Todds Lane

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Oct. 26, 2017 - Peninsula businessman and entrepreneur Bobby Freeman unveiled a new high-tech  E-Commerce Center at 1708 Todds Lane Thursday. He called it  a  "$15 million investment" in the people and city of Hampton ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 25, 2017

Don't forget to 'fall back' on Sunday, Nov. 5, as Daylight saving time ends

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Oct. 25, 2017 - Daylight saving time — the practice of setting clocks forward by one hour in the spring in order to make better use of daylight hours — ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5. Don't forget to set your clocks and watches back one...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 9, 2017

For the Record: What are the rules for posting signs?

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Oct. 9, 2017 — Signs can be helpful guideposts, visual clutter or a distraction to drivers, depending on where they are and what they look like. Hampton has a series of guides on what kinds of signs are and aren’t allowed.

The rules are...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: October 5, 2017

Hampton computer and virtual reality company named top minority tech firm in U.S.

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Oct. 5, 2017 - A Hampton technology company, J&F Alliance Group, has been named the 2017 Minority Technology Firm of the Year by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency. Based in downtown Hampton, J&F is a software serv...

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Learn more about J&F * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 29, 2017

Become a better neighborhood leader with Hampton Leadership Academy

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Sept. 30, 2017 - Become a better leader in your neighborhood by attending the six-session Hampton Leadership Academy - formerly known as Hampton 201 - Oct. 19 - Nov. 4. 

Enrollment is limited to 30 participants who are willing to invest their tim...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 28, 2017

You're invited to NASA Langley Research Center open house on Saturday, Oct. 21

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Sept. 30, 2017 - The public is invited to an open house at NASA Langley Research Center on Saturday, Oct. 21 to celebrate the center's 100th anniversary. 

Go inside Langley's gates to tour unique research facilities,  including wind tunne...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 27, 2017

For the Record: Why is the City of Hampton buying the Boo Williams Sportsplex?

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Sept. 26, 2017 - The Boo Williams Sportsplex has generated tourism and tax revenue for Hampton for 10 years, as it brings in sports players and their families for weekend tournaments. However, the partners who paid for and own the building want to sell.

Th...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 26, 2017

Hurricane Maria predicted to stay offshore but cause wind, minor coastal flooding

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Sept. 26, 2017 - Hurricane Maria is expected to move north for another day before beginning to curve eastward into the Atlantic Ocean. Effects in Hampton are expected to be minor, with slightly higher winds and tides.

Boaters may see the greatest impacts, ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 7, 2017

Learn pet first-aid, CPR and shelter training at Northampton Community Center

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Sept. 20, 2017 - Learn pet first-aid, CPR and shelter training at the Northampton Community Center, 1435 Todds Lane, on  Saturday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Sponsored by Hampton's Community Animal Response Team, the class is free...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 20, 2017

For the Record: Top priority during a storm is protecting lives

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Sept. 19, 2017 - When it comes to hurricanes or other natural disasters, the city’s top priority is protecting lives. City staff makes plans for a range of options, depending on the type of storm, from opening a day shelter to partnering with other locali...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 14, 2017

Dozens attend official groundbreaking for new Hyatt Place Hotel in Hampton

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Sept. 14, 2017 - More than 50 people - including Mayor Donnie Tuck and City Manager Mary Bunting - were on hand Thursday morning at  the official groundbreaking for the new Hyatt Place Hotel at 1906 Coliseum Drive.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 14, 2017

Hampton gets $2.5 million in grants for flood mitigation, raising houses

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Sept. 14, 2017 - The City of Hampton has been awarded nearly half of $5.4 million in federal grant money that will be used to elevate or demolish residential properties in flood-prone areas of Virginia.

The flooding mitigation grants are from the Federal E...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 8, 2017

Governor declares state of emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Irma

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Sept. 8, 2017 - Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency Friday in anticipation of the possible impact of Hurricane Irma. The order allows the state to mobilize resources, including the Virginia National Guard, and to pre-position p...

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News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 5, 2017

Learn more about a number of important projects planned by Public Works

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Sept. 5, 2017 -  This month residents can learn more about a number of important road projects planned by Public Works. They can also request that a public hearing be held on three additional projects:

  • Monday, Sept. 18, is the last day for residen...
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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 7, 2017

For The Record: You're required to use a leash when walking your dog in Hampton

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Sept. 7, 2017 - When you take your dog for a walk, you are now required to use a leash. For the Record, City Council in August changed the law, and using voice commands to control your pet is no longer sufficient on public property. The city’s Animal Cont...

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Read "For The Record" * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 6, 2017

Irma forecast shifts to east, increasing potential threat to Hampton; check risk map

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Sept. 6, 2017 - The National Hurricane Center forecasts for Irma shifted the possible track eastward today, potentially threatening the East Coast.

Although many models still show the giant Category 5 storm moving through Florida, changing weather patterns...

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Larger view of map * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 5, 2017

Residents encouraged to review disaster plans, kits, as hurricane moves towards islands

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Sept. 5, 2017 - Hurricane Irma continues to gain strength - and remain unpredictable - as it moves through the Caribbean. Area residents are encouraged to keep monitoring the storm and to make sure they review their family disaster plan and disaster kits....

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More information on Know Your Zone program * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 25, 2017

City to consider purchasing Boo Williams Sportsplex to keep sports tourism activity

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Aug. 25, 2017 – The Boo Williams Sportsplex has always been a public-private venture. The Hampton Economic Development Authority owns the land the building sits on, and a group of investors contributed the $11 million to construct the building.

The city ge...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 23, 2017

For the Record: What's going on at Willow Oaks Shopping Center?

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Aug. 23, 2017 - Rumors have been swirling for months about Willow Oaks Shopping Center – that it’s losing tenants, that it appears rundown, and that it might be converted into apartments. What’s really going on? Hampton officials, who agree that this reta...

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Read more or watch video * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 22, 2017

Hosts sought for the Adopt an Airman program serving Langley Air Force Base

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Aug. 22, 2017 - Hampton's Adopt an Airman program is in urgent need of hostsand host families to provide a much-needed home away from home for young men and women in the Air Force.  Adopt an Airman provides them with an avenue to form new friends...

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More information, guide * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 21, 2017

CERT classes prepare you to help yourself, community, during an emergency

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Aug. 21, 2017 - Join the city's Community Emergency Response Team and learn about disaster preparedness, search and rescue and more. Most classes will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Sept. 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, and Oct. 10, 12 and 14. Using training learned in the...

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More information about CERT * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 29, 2017

Flooding reported; Northampton Community Center closed

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Aug. 29, 2017 - There are scattered reports of weather related problems in Hampton, with about 4 inches of rain having fallen by 3:30 p.m. The city's Parks and Recreation department closed Northampton Community Center for the rest of the day due to floodi...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 16, 2017

5-Alarm Fire Festival & Chili Cook-off is Saturday, Oct. 7 at Syms

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Oct. 7, 2017 - Do you have a great chili recipe? If you do, why not join the 5-Alarm Fire Festival & Chili Cook-off on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Syms Middle School. Teams are still needed for the annual event, which benefits the city's fire safety/preventio...

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Cook-off application * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 16, 2017

'For The Record' this week tackles the problem of mosquitoes in Hampton

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Aug. 16, 2017 - How do you get the city to spray for mosquitoes? That's just one of the questions answered this week in "For The Record." Defending against mosquitoes takes a concerted effort by the city's dedicated mosquito team, as well as eve...

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For The Record * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Settlers Landing Road, bridge closing Saturday noon-6 p.m.

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Aug. 4, 2017 -- Settlers Landing Road will close from Tyler Street at the Hampton University Campus to downtown at King Street from noon to 6 p.m. for the downtown Adult Soap Box Derby on Saturday, Aug. 5. Racers will be using the Booker T. Washington Bri...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 2, 2017

A few tips from Animal Control to help keep your pet safe this summer

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Aug. 2, 2017 - It's summer, and Hampton's Animal Control has a few safety tips for pet owners.

  • Never leave a pet in a parked car — even with the windows slightly open. A car that's 85 degrees inside can reach 102 degrees in just 10 minutes.
  • Hydrat...
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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 31, 2017

City Council meeting moves again; heads to Kecoughtan for Aug. 9 evening

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July 28, 2017 - First, City Council moved its summer meetings to Jones Magnet Middle School while the council chambers at City Hall undergoes renovations, including new seats and screens for visitors. Now, a broken air conditioner at Jones will cause Coun...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: July 28, 2017

Moderate to heavy rainfall expected in region through Saturday morning

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July 28, 2017 - The National Weather Service says a low pressure system crossing the mid-Atlantic region will cause moderate to heavy rain Friday afternoon through Saturday morning, with lingering showers possible through Saturday night. Some late afterno...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 26, 2017

Smith brothers plan to make, sell hard cider in Phoebus house with deep family ties

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July 26, 2017 - Brothers with deep family ties to Hampton plan to open the region’s first hard cider production facility in the historic neighborhood of Phoebus. Gov. Terry McAuliffe made it official Wednesday, noting in a news release ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 24, 2017

Registration deadline for soap box derby in downtown Hampton is Aug. 3, race is Aug. 5

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April 4, 2017 – The registration deadline for the upcoming soap box derby down the Booker T. Washington Memorial Bridge is now Aug. 3. The race will take place Saturday, Aug. 5.

The adults-only derby is the brainchild of restaurateur Carlyle Bland – who al...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 21, 2017

Weather service issues heat advisory, residents encouraged to stay cool, stay safe

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July 21, 2017  - The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a heat advisory for today, with temperatures expected to be in the upper 90s to 100 degrees. Additional heat advisories are expected through the weekend.

Hampton's Emergency Man...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 13, 2017

There's still time to take survey on bus rapid transit study, peninsula routes

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July 18, 2017 - A study looking at the feasibility of rapid transit on the Peninsula has narrowed 18 potential routes down to three options that could serve key Peninsula destinations and would be eligible for federal funding under the current guidelines....

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Learn more, take survey * Hampton City News
Posted on: July 10, 2017

City Council meeting moves to Jones; July 12 agenda includes Mallory St. development

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July 10, 2017 - Hampton City Council moves its July 12 meeting to Jones Magnet Middle School while its meeting room at City Hall undergoes renovations. Among the items on the July 12 1 p.m. work session agenda are briefings on:

  • The Safe and Clean initiativ...
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View full agenda * Hampton City News
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Hampton residents get discount on mid-week jet ski rental at Buckroe Beach

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July 10, 2017 -- Hampton Watersports, which offers recreational equipment for rent at the city's Buckroe Beach, is offering a deal for Hampton residents and city employees: 20% off jet-ski rentals Monday through Thursday (except holidays) through the rest...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 19, 2017

Council Chambers to get makeover; summer meetings move to Jones middle school

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June 15, 2017 – Hampton City Council’s meeting room will undergo a renovation this summer, designed to add technological upgrades and make it easier and more comfortable to citizens attending the meeting to see presentations.

City Council and Planning Comm...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 19, 2017

Hampton residents now can recycle more plastics

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June 19, 2017 – Hampton residents can now recycle most types of plastic containers, allowing families to put more into their recycling bin and less into the trash. Plastic bags and plastic wrap still cannot be recycled, but any type of rigid pla...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Weekend Buckroe Beach shuttle service moves to Jones Magnet Middle School

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June 16, 2017 - Additional amenities at Buckroe Beach are drawing more Hampton residents and visitors to the bay beach this summer, and the city has moved its free shuttle service to better accommodate crowds.

The overflow parking and shuttle stop has been...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 15, 2017

City Council approves roadmap for downtown, expands rental district

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June15, 2017 – City Council on Wednesday approved an updated Master Plan for the downtown area. The updates included recommendations from the downtown business group, Hampton First, other groups and residents and focused primarily on areas that weren’t de...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Bus Rapid Transit study narrows to 3 potential routes on the Peninsula

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June 13, 2017 - A study looking at the feasibility of rapid transit on the Peninsula has narrowed 18 potential routes down to three options that could serve key Peninsula destinations and would be eligible for federal funding under the current guidelines....

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 5, 2017

Donation allows Hampton, neighboring localities to offer police, citizen connection apps

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June 8, 2017 – A donation from Harry and Judy Wason via the Williamsburg Community Foundation allowed the development and launch of public safety and other apps for Hampton and several other localities and institutions in the region. Hampton Pol...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Governor comes to Hampton to announce new hurricane evacuation zone plan

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June 1, 2017 – Gov. Terry McAuliffe came to Hampton to unveil Virginia’s new hurricane preparedness website and tiered evacuation system at a news conference at Fort Monroe on Thursday, the official start of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season.

“It’s not a ...

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http://www.knowyourzoneva.org * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 15, 2017

Resident sought to serve on Planning Commission; reviews land use, zoning

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May 15, 2017 - City Council is looking for potential candidates to fill a vacancy on the city’s Planning Commission, the board that reviews the city’s long-range plans, as well as land use and zoning.

The commission, which generally mee...

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To apply * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 12, 2017

Hampton to open beach season with watercraft, food, fun and more parking for Buckroe Beach

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May 12, 2017 - Additional amenities at Buckroe Beach are expected to draw more Hampton residents and visitors to the bay beach this summer, and the city is opening an overflow parking lot and running a free weekend shuttle service.

Coming to Buckroe this s...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 10, 2017

City approves budget for FY18: Public safety, education get increases

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May 10, 2017 – Hampton City Council adopted a budget for Fiscal Year 2018 that represents a 1% increase over this year’s budget.

The $467.8 million budget includes $186.3 million for the city’s operating expenses; $203.7 milli...

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Recommended budget information * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 2, 2017

Hampton named finalist for Harvard Innovations In American Government Awards

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May 2, 2017 – Hampton’s “I Value” budget input program was announced as a finalist in this year’s Innovations in American Government Awards competition by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government,...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 28, 2017

At Home store officially opens as first new retailer in redeveloped Riverdale

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April 28, 2017 - City leaders - and happy shoppers - gathered to celebrate the official opening of the first At Home store on the Peninsula and the sixth in Virginia.

At Home says it stocks more than 50,000 home decor items ranging from furniture, rugs, ar...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 26, 2017

Volunteers contributed more than $467,000 worth of work to Hampton

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April 26, 2017 - Volunteers helped the city extend more services to residents and saved taxpayers nearly a half million dollars in the past year. That's roughly the equivalent of a half-cent on the real estate tax rate, if the city had paid for the cost o...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 20, 2017

Public hearing, meeting planned where FY 2018 budget will be discussed

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April 20, 2017 - City Council will hold two public meetings where residents can express their views on the proposed FY18 budget, which includes no general tax increases but an increase in the user fee for trash pickup, as well as a new tax on recreational...

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Recommended budget information * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 17, 2017

Screening of Epix series is designed to encourage diversity conversations

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April 17, 2017 - The Citizens’ Unity Commission is launching a series of screenings that are designed to encourage conversations about conflicts that separate us, the values that unite us, and our triumphs over adversity, no matter our race or c...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 17, 2017

City, university join to provide shuttle service downtown, elsewhere for students

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April 17, 2017 - Several local leaders were on hand Friday for the start of the Pirate Express,  a limited shuttle service for Hampton University students that will operate Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday between the campus and downtown, Walm...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 15, 2017

Planning Commission to consider capital spending, downtown update, new plan for Shelton site

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April 14, 2017 – The Planning Commission will consider the city’s five-year capital spending plan when it meets April 20. The Commission has moved its meeting time to the third Thursday of the month instead of the first.

The proposed ca...

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See the complete agenda and packet * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Manager's Recommended Budget for FY18: 'Austere' but no major tax increases

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April 12, 2017 – City Manager Mary Bunting previewed the highlights of her recommended budget for Fiscal Year 2018 at the afternoon City Council meeting today.

The FY18 Recommended Budget totals $467,844,000, a 1% increase from the FY17 budget. Of this amo...

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Recommended budget information * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Public can start reserving new pavilions at Gosnold's Hope Park starting in late May

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April 12, 2017 - Four new pavilions have been built at Gosnold's Hope Park, just in time for late spring and early summer reservations. 

The Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services Department staff has made sure that each pavilion is fully equipped with pic...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Police, others planning for a week-long summer camp focusing on state law and teens

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April, 12, 2017 - The Hampton Police Department, Hampton Roads Committee of 200 + Men, Inc., Hampton's Department of Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services and Hampton's Youth Violence Prevention office will host a week-long "VA Rul...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 4, 2017

City aids in funding 2 new events this summer: Adult soap box derby and kids' rock concert

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April 4, 2017 – Soap box derbies aren’t just for kids: Hampton will have its first Adult Soap Box Derby race this summer down the Booker T. Washington Memorial Bridge on Settlers Landing Road.

The race is the brainchild of restaurateur Carlyle Bland – who ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 23, 2017

Volunteer to serve on a city board; here are some with upcoming vacancies

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March 23, 2017 - The following boards and commissions in Hampton will have vacancies that are scheduled to be on City Council's June 14 agenda:

  • Athletic Hall of Fame, Board of Review of Real Estate Assessments, Building Code Board of Appeals, Citizens' Uni...
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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 22, 2017

Water sports rental operation approved for Buckroe, Mill Point Park, Bluebird Gap

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March 22, 2017 - Residents and visitors will be able to rent equipment such as kayaks, boats and jet skis this summer, as part of the city's efforts to expand recreational access to the water. The company will also sell concessions and beach items.

City Co...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 29, 2017

Students enliven vacant downtown building with colorful artwork

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March 29, 2017 - Students from Kecoughtan High School’s art academy have brightened up a building slated for demolition and turned a potential eyesore into a colorful art exhibit.

The former Dixie Diggs, on the corner of Pembroke Avenue and King Street, wa...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 31, 2017

National Weather Service issues tornado watch for area until 10 p.m. this evening

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March 31, 2017 - The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a tornado watch for Hampton until 10 p.m. tonight. There will be scattered showers and the potential of wind gusts up to 70 mph, according to the Office of Emergency Management. The mos...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 21, 2017

$12.5 million hotel planned for Peninsula Town Center at former Macy's site

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March 21, 2017 - Hampton’s Economic Development Authority agreed Tuesday to provide a number of economic incentives to the developer of a proposed $12.5 million hotel that would be built in Peninsula Town Center on the site of the former Macy’s Department...

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News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: March 10, 2017

Don't forget to change your clocks because time springs forward Sunday at 2 a.m.

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March 10, 2017 - Don't forget to reset your clocks  on Sunday, when time springs forward  at 2 a.m. The return to daylight saving time is also a good reminder to change the batteries on the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in your home.&...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 7, 2017

Take the budget poll and tell us how you think spending should be focused in FY 2018

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March 7, 2017 -  Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting wants to hear from residents as she and her team continue to develop budgets - both capital and operating - that will carry the city through the next fiscal year and beyond.

The final in-person fo...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 17, 2017

Racing at Langley Speedway will resume in April after operator buys property

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Feb. 17, 2017 - Bill Mullis, the operator of Langley Speedway in Hampton, used City Hall as a backdrop Friday to announce that he has purchased the speedway property and that racing will resume there in April.  Joined by Hampton Mayor Do...

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News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 23, 2017

Sign up for Community Emergency Response Team training

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Jan. 24, 2017 - Hampton's Emergency Management Office has a new CERT class starting Feb. 23. Sign up now for four weeks of training on everything from disaster preparedness to light search and rescue. 

Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays f...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 18, 2017

Schools, Police working together to add Law, Public Safety Academy for 2017-2018

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Jan. 18, 2017 - Hampton City Schools and Hampton Police are working together to add a Law and Public Safety Academy for the 2017-2018 school year at Bethel High School.

Veronica Hurd, director of academies for Schools,  said subjects from English ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 6, 2017

"Blizzard Warning": Residents encouraged to stay safe, stay home; many facilities to close

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Jan. 6, 2017 - With as much as a foot of snow possible this weekend, city officials encourage residents to stay safe and avoid unnecessary travel Saturday and Sunday. Most city recreation and leisure facilities will be closed as well.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 7, 2017

Plowing continues, residents urged to be careful as temperature drops

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Jan. 7, 2017 - The winter weather advisory for Hampton has been extended to 10 a.m. Sunday as work crews continued clearing major roads Saturday night. Residents are encouraged to avoid travel unless absolutely necessary.

By late  Saturday the sno...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 8, 2016

Arrival of first Africans in English America will be celebrated Aug 19, 20, 21

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Aug. 9, 2016 - Hampton's 2019 Commemorative Commission, the Virginia 2019 Commemoration, Fort Monroe Authority, National Park Service, Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau and Project 1619 are among the sponsors for a series of activities this year com...Read on...

Commission website * Hampton City News
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...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 30, 2016

City offices and schools will be closed for the Fourth of July, trash pickup rescheduled

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June 30, 2016 - City offices and Hampton City Schools will be closed Monday, July 4, for the holiday. There will be no regular recycling, bulk trash or yard waste collection. Go online for the closing list.

Closing list online * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 27, 2016

Hampton police hold a "Look, Listen, Call" event for residents in Aberdeen Gardens

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June 27, 2016 – Hampton Police Division held one of its first Look Listen Call events at Aberdeen Gardens on Wednesday, June 22.

Several residents gathered at Aberdeen elementary school, where Master Police Officer Colgan Wilson gave a 15-minute traini...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 14, 2016

Hillary Clinton to discuss national security at Air and Space Center in downtown Hampton

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June 14, 2016 - There will be an increased police presence downtown Wednesday when Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton make a campaign stop at the Air and Space Center to talk about national security. the event is closed to the public.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 27, 2016

Procedures set for families seeking roadside memorials

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June 13, 2016 – Hampton has developed a procedure to help grieving family members place a roadside memorial for a loved one killed in a traffic accident. The permit would allow a standard sign paid for with private funds to be on display for one year.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 10, 2016

New flood maps may require homeowners to get flood insurance

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June 10, 2016 - New maps that should more accurately assess the risk of flooding went into effect in Hampton last month. Homeowners whose property is now in a potential flood zone may be hearing from their insurance or mortgage company that they need to p...Read on...

More information on flooding and flood safety * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 8, 2016

Hampton honored as top supporter of engineering program at historically black colleges, universities

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June 8, 2016 - Hampton is the only municipality recently honored as a “top supporter” of engineering programs at one of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities. The nearly 100 organizations agencies honored includes NASA and IBM.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 7, 2016

Sign up now for the Mayor's Cup blood drive

June 7, 2016 - Sign up now for the Mayor's Cup Blood Drive that will be held Thursday June 9 at City Hall, 22 Lincoln St., from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., and June 29 at the Ruppert Sargent Building, 1 Franklin St., from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Join the friendly competition...Read on...

More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 7, 2016

City to begin truck-mounted mosquito spraying, encourages elimination of standing water

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June 6, 2016 - The Environmental Services Division will begin using truck-mounted, ultra-low voltage spraying for mosquitoes this week. Spraying will begin Monday evening in the Harris Creek and Hall Road/Beach Road areas, and in the Foxbridge area. It wi...Read on...

More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 31, 2016

No online chat today because of the Memorial Day holiday; go online to visit past chats

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May 31, 2016 - There will not be an online chat today, Tuesday, because of the holiday Monday. Visit past chats at www.hampton.gov/chat, and take part in the next chat on Tuesday, June 7.

* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 27, 2016

Pelican's Snoballs of Hampton holds ribbon cutting to celebrate grand opening on May 27

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May 27, 2016 – Pelican’s Snoballs of Hampton officially celebrated its grand opening Friday, May 27, with a ribbon cutting at 2 pm. More than 40 community members, including Councilman Donnie Tuck, (in green T-shirt, above) attended the ceremony.

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News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 6, 2016

Plan now to attend Unity Awards June 9 and recognize individuals, groups promoting diversity

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May 26, 2016 - The public is invited to the 2016 Unity Awards ceremony, recognizing individuals, groups and initiatives that have a positive impact on diversity in Hampton.

Winners include Freedom Life Church; Romy Singh, a regional franchise expert w...Read on...

More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 25, 2016

Sign up now for the Mayor's Cup blood drive

May 25, 2016 - Sign up now for the Mayor's Cup Blood Drive that will be held Thursday June 9 at City Hall, 22 Lincoln St., from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., and June 29 at the Ruppert Sargent Building, 1 Franklin St., from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Join the friendly competition...Read on...

More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 24, 2016

Astronauts enjoy a meal cooked up by Phoebus culinary students

May 24, 2016 - Astronauts aboard the International Space Station recently enjoyed a spicy recipe that was developed by culinary students from Phoebus High School. Read about it on the the NASA website.

NASA website * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 6, 2016

Community Pool Days

May 24, 2016 - Swim free at any of five neighborhood pools during Community Pool Days May 28-30, June 21-26: Briar-Queen Pool, Elizabeth Lake Estates Pool, Mallory Pool, Northampton Pool Recreation Association, Willow Oaks Pool Recreation Association.

Community pools * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 6, 2016

Memorial Day flag placement and ceremony

May 24, 2016 - A special Memorial Day ceremony will be held at Hampton National Cemetery at 10 a.m. on May 30. A joint military color guard will be on hand with a brass quintet from the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and representatives from each...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 6, 2016

Prepare now for hurricane season

May 24, 2016 - Hurricane season starts June 1, and May 22-28 is Hurricane and Flooding Preparedness Week in Virginia. Go online to Ready Virginia to learn about storm surge risks, pet preparedness, flooding insurance, preparing an emergency kit and more.

Ready Virginia * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 6, 2016

Warner sponsors Virginia Energy Policy Forum June 17

May 24, 2016 - Register now for the Virginia Energy Policy Forum and learn about major national and international energy regulations that will not only affect the state economy but the way Virginia diversifies its energy efforts moving forward.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 24, 2016

Volunteers needed for city's boards, commissions

May 24, 2016 - Hampton is looking for volunteers to fill vacancies on many of the more than two dozen board and commissions that provide community input and support to the city - including the Wetlands Board.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 6, 2016

Holiday closing list

May 23, 2016 - City offices, schools and most services will be closed Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day. Trash collection normally made on Monday will be made Wednesday. Parks and golf courses will be open. Go online for a complete closing list.

Closing list * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 6, 2016

Public invited to meeting today on public transit options

May 18, 2016 -- The public is invited to give input this week on the potential for expanded public transit options on the Peninsula. A study is considering high capacity transit, which could include such things as light rail, trolley or bus rapid transit....Read on...

Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 6, 2016

Hampton named 25th most diverse city in U.S., especially economically

May 15, 2016 – Hampton is one of the most diverse cities in the United States, according to a recent study that considered social class, ethno-racial, economic and household diversity. The study, conducted by personal and business financial website Wallet...Read on...

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 12, 2016

Plan now to attend Unity Awards June 9

May 12, 2016 - The 2016 Unity Awards, recognizing individuals, groups and initiatives that have a positive impact on diversity in Hampton, will be held Thursday, June 9, from 6-8 p.m. at Hampton’s Performing & Creative Arts Center, 300 Butler Farm Ro...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 12, 2016

Hampton City Council approves budget

May 11, 2016 - In a series of 17 unanimous votes, City Council approved a budget for next year that will not increase any tax rates or fees.
The overall budget totals about $463 million. Approximately 43% will go to schools operations, about 40% to city ...Read on...

See the budget details * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 6, 2016

VDOT: All lanes open on I-64 on-ramp from I-664

May 11, 2016 - Virginia's Department of Transportation said that as of today all lanes of the I-664 north on-ramp to I-64 west are open. One lane had been closed since November as part of a $4 million project to repair the bulkhead along Coliseum Lake.

* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 6, 2016

Study on expanded transit options seeks input

May 10, 2016 -- The public is invited to give input on the potential for expanded public transit options on the Peninsula. A study is considering high capacity transit, which could include such things as light rail, trolley or bus rapid transit.

The Ha...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 6, 2016

New Circuit Court building dedicated Friday afternoon

May 6, 2016 - Judicial leaders, City Council members and a host of others were among an estimated 150 people on hand Friday afternoon for the dedication of the new Circuit Court building at the corner of King Street and Pembroke Avenue.

The three-story...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 6, 2016

Circuit Court, clerk's office, closed May 9-17

May 6, 2016 - Hampton’s Circuit Court building, all court activities, and the clerk of court’s office will be closed May 9-17 while their offices are moved into the new courthouse at King Street and Pembroke Avenue. The new courthouse opens May 18.

Se...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 5, 2016

Coastal flood advisory issued by National Weather Service

May 5, 2016 - Hampton's Office of Emergency Management said the National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood advisory for Hampton until 2 a.m. Friday. Widespread minor flooding is expected with the high tide later this evening and early Friday.

...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 5, 2016

High tide expected to bring some flooding to Hampton

May 5, 2016 - Hampton's Office of Emergency Management said the National Weather Service is expected to issue a flood advisory later today because of a high tide that should reach 5.3 ft. at Sewells Point about 8:57 p.m.

The Weather Service is running ...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 6, 2016

Walk Hampton Clean was a big success

May 4, 2016 - Despite some rain, 741 volunteers walked 104,066 miles and collected 301 bags of litter April 22-23 as part of "Walk Hampton Clean." They also picked up 16,843 cigarette butts from 57 streets, keeping them from polluting area water...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 3, 2016

Circuit Court, clerk's office closed May 9-17 for move into new courthouse on King Street

Courthouse lobby

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - Hampton’s Circuit Court and Clerk of Courts offices will be closed May 9-17 while they move into their new home. A public dedication ceremony for the new courthouse is set for Friday, May 6 at 1 p.m.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 29, 2016

Turn in unwanted prescription drugs

April 29, 2016 - Turn in your unused or unwanted prescription drugs to the Hampton Sheriff's Office on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Carmel Center, 136 Kings Way. Call 728-2010 or 926-2540 for more information.

* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 27, 2016

Ex-NASA mathematician, men’s health advocate get Hampton medals

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April 27, 2016 – Two Hamptonians, Katherine G. Johnson and Charlie W. Hill, have been awarded the city’s Distinguished Citizen Medal for their extraordinary service. The award, established in 1964, is roughly Hampton’s version of a key to the city.

Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 27, 2016

Memorial Day ceremony honors fallen heroes

April 27, 2016 - On May 30th the community will gather for a Memorial Day ceremony to honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. The public is invited to join this one hour observance at Hampton National Cemetery.

News Release * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 25, 2016

Minority Business Program sponsors QuickBooks workshop

April 25, 2016 - Hampton's Minority Business Program is sponsoring a workshop for beginning to intermediate small business users of Quickbooks. Setting up payroll, accounts and deposits are among that will be discussed.

Learn about making informed fina...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 9, 2016

Flag retirement ceremony May 30 at Fort Monroe

April 26, 2016 - Boy Scout troops 99 and 29 will hold a flag retirement ceremony on Monday, May 30, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The ceremony will be at The Colonies RV and Travel Park, 4501 Fenwick Road, pavilion's 3 and 4.

The retirement ceremony is designed...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 25, 2016

Railroad crossings to be closed for repairs May 2-5

April 25, 2016 - The Old Aberdeen Road railroad crossing will be closed from 9 a.m. May 2 to 4 p.m. May 5 for CSX repairs. The Back River Road crossing will be closed 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 4 and the Plum Street crossing will be closed 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 5.

* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 25, 2016

New superintendent selected for Fort Monroe National Monument

April 25, 2016 - Terry E. Brown, a 24-year veteran of the National Park Service with a passion for history and community engagement, has been named the next superintendent of Fort Monroe National park. Brown takes office on Monday, June 13.

News Release * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 25, 2016

Neighborhood Award winners announced

April 25, 2016 - Hampton’s Neighborhood Commission recently announced the residents or groups who were honored this year in the “You Make A Difference” program for their work and dedication to creating vibrant, healthy neighborhoods in the city.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 22, 2016

City's ninth, largest Home Repair Blitz set for Saturday, April 30

April 22, 2016 – Hampton’s ninth and largest Home Repair Blitz will be held Saturday, April 30, when volunteers are expected to clean up, paint and make exterior repairs to 25 senior, disabled and low-income households in the Westwood Avenue neighborhood.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 20, 2016

Students invited to see new "Barbershop" movie

April 20, 2016 - Middle and high school students are invited to watch "Barbershop: The Next Cut" at a special viewing sponsored by the Citizens' Unity Commission. The price is $4 for students and $8 for adults at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 25 at Ci...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 13, 2016

City manager presents proposed FY17 budget to Council

April 13, 2016 - City Manager Mary Bunting previewed Hampton's proposed operating budget for fiscal year 2017 Wednesday. The full budget will be released Friday, April 15. Public hearings will be held April 27 and May 4. A Council vote is set for May 11.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 12, 2016

Students will celebrate Global Youth Service Day

April 12, 2016 - More than 400 middle school students from Hampton and Newport News are expected to learn about giving back and making a difference in their community by taking part in a Global Youth Service Day event on Friday, April 15.

From 4:30-8 p...Read on...

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 12, 2016

Pending residential sales, settled sales, listings up

April 12, 2016 - The latest report on Hampton from the Real Estate Information Network shows that residential active listings, pending sales and settled sales were all up in March 2016 when compared to 2015. REIN is the area's multiple listing service.

* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 12, 2016

Youth Commission to hold candidates' forums

April 12, 2016 - Hampton’s young people are invited to ask questions and meet the candidates when the Hampton Youth Commission holds a forum for City Council elections on Wednesday, April 20, and another forum for School Board elections Monday April 25.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 8, 2016

New owner plans Mexican restaurant at Power Plant Parkway location

April 11, 2016 - Tres Perez LLC has chosen Hampton for its newest restaurant, La Parilla Mexican Grill. Located at 2100 Power Plant Parkway, the property sold for $950,000.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 8, 2016

Planning Commission approves 2017-2021 CIP

April 7, 2016 - Hampton’s Planning Commission Thursday approved a proposed five-year capital improvement plan of $208.4 million - about 1 percent smaller than the previous five-year plan.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 6, 2016

City to take broader look at business incubation

April 4, 2016 – The Economic Development Authority of the City of Hampton has decided to conduct further study before it decides whether to award a contract for business incubator support.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 6, 2016

Back River closed to shellfish due to HRSD leak

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April 6, 2016 -- The state health department has ordered an emergency closure of harvesting shellfish from the Back River due to potential contamination from an HRSD sewer line leak in the Newmarket Creek area.
The emergency closure is effective April 5 ...Read on...

State press release * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 6, 2016

Planning Commission to consider proposed capital budget plan

April 6, 2016 -- The Hampton Planning Commission is scheduled to have a public hearing and vote on the proposed capital improvement plan at its meeting Thursday, April 7, at 3:30 p.m.
The proposed five-year budget for fiscal years 2017-2021 is about 1 pe...Read on...

Read the proposed capital budget * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 5, 2016

'Grandfathering' for elderly tax exemptions; details for new applicants

Hampton City Council voted March 9, 2016 to allow low-income elderly and disabled homeowners who were already in the city’s tax exemption program on or before July 2013 to continue to receive tax exemptions.

Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 5, 2016

Race may lead to downtown detours

April 5, 2016 - Some downtown streets may be closed and traffic affected early Saturday, April 9 because of the Great Chocolate Race 10 mile/5K. Motorists are encouraged to be aware of the races and possible detours downtown saturday morning.

* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 5, 2016

Volunteers needed for cemetery cleanups

April 5 2016 - Hampton's Clean City Commission wants community volunteers to provide a little tender loving care - and elbow grease - at two local cemeteries on Saturday, April 9.

Volunteers are needed at Tucker Cemetery, 1 Sharon Court, from 9 a.m. -...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 4, 2016

Mini-grants offered to help prevent youth violence

April 4, 2016 - The city’s Youth Violence Prevention Program is accepting applications for mini-grants of up to $10,000 to provide positive activities and services for young people. Eligible applicants include community and youth based groups.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: March 30, 2016

Voter deadlines, information for May election

March 31, 2016 – Hampton residents who want to vote in the May elections for mayor, City Council and School Board must be registered in their precinct by Monday, April 11, 2016. The last date to request an absentee ballot (in person) is April 30.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: March 24, 2016

Join the fun and walk Hampton clean

March 24 2016 - Bring your friends, church groups, scout groups and others to the "Walk Hampton Clean" event on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23. Go online to pick your walk date, starting time, streets you'll walk and how many people wil...Read on...

Register online * Hampton City News
Posted on: March 22, 2016

Nominees sought for 2016 Unity Awards

March 22, 2016 – If you know someone who has helped make Hampton a more diverse city, the Citizens’ Unity Commission - which promotes activities and events that bring diverse citizens together – wants you to nominate them for the 2016 Unity Awards.

The...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 17, 2016

13th annual Child Identification Festival

March 17, 2016 - Join the fun and protect your child during the 13th Annual Child Identification Fair Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Carousel Park downtown. All activities are free and open to the public. For more information, call 926-2540.

* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 17, 2016

Nominees sought for 2016 Unity Awards

March 17, 2016 – If you know someone who has helped make Hampton a more diverse city, the Citizens’ Unity Commission - which promotes activities and events that bring diverse citizens together – wants you to nominate them for the 2016 Unity Awards.

The...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 15, 2016

City to begin road work in Big Bethel Road area

March 15, 2016 - In the next few days, a contractor for the city will begin repaving work in the Big Bethel Road area. Streets will get "no parking" signs before work begins, and residents are asked to help by clearing posted streets of all cars...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 11, 2016

Celebrate the service, sacrifice of military children

March 14, 2016 - Dr. Seuss will be the theme on April 9 when Hampton's Military Affairs Committee joins other sponors of the annual Celebration of the Military Child - honoring local military children for their service, sacrifice and strength of character...Read on...

View flyer * Hampton City News
Posted on: March 9, 2016

City manager seeks input, ideas for 2017 budget

March 9, 2016 - Join City Manager Mary Bunting this month for two online chats designed to gather input from residents on the 2016-2017 budget. Go to hampton.gov/chat at 7 p. m. on Monday, March 14 - or at noon on Tuesday, March 22.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: March 11, 2016

Commission asks teens to take youth surveys

March 9, 2016 - If you’re a Hampton teenager in grades 9-12, the Hampton Youth Commission wants to know what you think about public transportation in Hampton - and how well city teenagers are prepared for the financial side of life as an adult.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: March 11, 2016

It's time for time to spring forward

March 11, 2016 - Don't forget to change your clocks Sunday morning, March 13, as time springs forward one hour and daylight savings time returns. Fire officials remind us that this is a good time to change batteries in your smoke detectors.

* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 10, 2016

Revised permit process for outdoor special events

March 10, 2016 - Are you planning an outdoor special event in Hampton? Will it require a permit from the city? How long will the process take? Answers to these questions and many more can be found online on the city’s Outdoor Special Events Permits page.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: March 10, 2016

Emergency drill today near Thomas Nelson Community College

March 10, 2016 - There will be loud explosions and a simulated plane crash near Thomas Nelson Community College this morning. They're part of a training event. You may see police, emergency crews and military personnel in the area.

* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 8, 2016

City awarded $389,400 for Lynnhaven Lake retrofit

March 8, 2016 - Hampton will receive $389,400 from Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality for the Lynnhaven lake retrofit, a project designed to help reduce pollution from stormwater runoff in the Lynnhaven Lake area near Peninsula Town Center.
...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 4, 2016

City takes first step towards transforming armory

March 4, 2016 – City officials have taken the first step towards transforming the 80-year-old Hampton Armory on North King Street into a craft brewery and entertainment venue called “The Vanguard.”

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: March 2, 2016

Public Works is always on pothole patrol

March 3, 2016 - You may not notice them until it's too late, but city crews are busy fixing potholes as soon as they show up.

Tyler Richardson, superintendent of bridge and street operations, said someone goes out every morning to check the roads and ...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 1, 2016

Input session for 2017 budget set for March 8

March 1, 2016 - What should be the city’s key spending priorities for the next fiscal year? The public is invited to an input session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8 - in City Council chambers - on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2016-2017.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 26, 2016

Join fight against violence Wednesday at Hampton High

Feb. 26, 2016 - Hampton police have joined with Newport News police and the Virginia Unity Project to present "A Call to Action: The Power of Unity," on Wednesday, March 2, at 7 p.m. at Hampton High School, 1491 West Queen St. 

Join the conve...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 26, 2016

Hampton pond is one of 8 urban fishing areas in Virginia

Feb. 26, 2016 - Armistead Pointe Pond near the Boo Williams sports complex at Armistead Pointe, has been stocked with hundreds of Steelhead and Rainbow trout and is now one of only eight “urban fishing areas” in Virginia.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 26, 2016

Grand opening Monday for new neighborhood center

Feb. 26, 2016 – The community is invited to the grand opening Monday of the new Neighborhood Network Center at 125 Franklin St. The center is designed to fill the gap created when the Old Hampton Community Center, 201 Lincoln St., was closed.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 24, 2016

Tornado watch issued until 9 p.m., school activities cancelled

Feb. 24, 2016 - The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for this area from now until 9 p.m. tonight. Hampton City Schools have cancelled all after-school activities and athletics as severe weather, including rain and high winds, moves into...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 18, 2016

Sign up for Community Emergency Response Team training

Feb. 18, 2016 - Hampton's Emergency Management Office has a new CERT class starting March 3. Sign up now for nine weeks of training on everything from disaster preparedness to light search and rescue. Get a certificate of completion when classes are over.

More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 18, 2016

Come talk about city's bike, pedestrian plans

Feb. 17, 2016 - What’s the best way to connect Hampton when it comes to biking and walking? That’s one of the questions that will be discussed on Feb. 23 when the Community Development Department, working with consultants Rhodeside & Harwell, holds a ...Read on...

More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 17, 2016

Classes start March 30 for Citizens Fire Academy

Feb. 17, 2016 - Classes for the next Citizens fire Academy begin Wednesday March 30 from 7-9 p.m. Classes will continue each Wednesday evening through May 18, covering everything from engine company operations to vehicle extrication and an EMS training ov...Read on...

More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 10, 2016

Hampton property values continue increasing

Feb. 10, 2016 - Hampton's properties increased in value last year, City Assessor Brian Gordineer told City Council Wednesday afternoon. He also said that home values overall stabilized after several years of decreases.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 10, 2016

Council gets briefing on streamlined permitting process

Feb. 10, 2016 - At a briefing Wednesday City Council was told that centralizing Hampton’s development permitting into one place - the Development Services Center - has streamlined the process for developers and improved the city's response.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 12, 2016

City prepares for snow Friday afternoon

Feb. 12, 2016 - Hampton’s Public Works Department continues to pretreat major roads and a liberal leave policy is in effect at City Hall as a winter storm prepares to drop 1-2 inches of snow on the area starting as early as noon.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 5, 2016

Reminder: Schools, city offices closed for Presidents Day

Feb. 12, 2016 - City schools and offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 15 for Presidents Day. Trash pickup normally scheduled for that Monday will be made Wednesday, Feb. 17. Go online for the complete closing list.

Closing list * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 11, 2016

Winter weather advisory issued for Friday

Feb. 11, 2016 - The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 7 a.m. Friday to 12 a.m Saturday. Hampton is expected to receive 1-2 inches of snow from a storm headed this way.

The advisory means that periods of snow will cause ...Read on...

* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 5, 2016

Langley credit union builds new Coliseum branch

Feb. 6, 2016 - Langley Federal Credit Union has begun construction on a new branch in Coliseum Central. Hampton Economic Development Director Leonard Sledge said the building maintains a premier branch in the city and opens up nearby land for development.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 3, 2016

Rain, wind forecast through the evening, morning

Feb. 3, 2016 - The National Weather Service in Wakefield says Hampton will see heavy rain by 6 p.m., turning to light rain by morning. Winds of 20-25 mph are forecast, with gusts of 40 mph. The city's Emergency Management Office is monitoring conditions.

* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 21, 2016

Hampton brings leaders together to improve outcomes for black males

Jan. 21, 2016 - Hampton, along with Cities United, will convene a regional symposium, “The Urgency of Now: Changing the Narrative for Black Males from Failure to Hope.” Teams from Hampton Roads’ seven core cities can hear first-hand from leaders from acro...Read on...

Full news release * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 21, 2016

Sign up to become 2016 Neighborhood of the Year

Jan. 21, 2016 - It's not too late to sign up for to win the title of 2016 Neighborhood of the Year. It's part of the Neighborhood Awards Program, created to honor the efforts and initiatives of neighborhoods and individuals.

There are three categories...Read on...

More information, applications * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 19, 2016

Health Insurance Enrollfest

Jan. 19, 2016 - Federal law requires people to have health insurance or they may face a penalty beginning this year. Learn about your options for insurance in the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace. Get more information at www.celebratehealthcare.net.
...Read on...

Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 14, 2016

Party City, Moe's coming to Coliseum Crossing

Jan 14, 2016 - Party City and Moe's Southwest Grill are coming to Coliseum Crossing this year. In addition, the shopping center will undergo renovations and an expansion, including a new facade, sidewalks, landscaping and lighting.

More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 14, 2016

You can still weigh in on Capital Improvement Plan

Jan. 15 2016 - If you missed the recent in-person meeting for residents to give input on the city’s future capital projects, you can still vote online. Go to www.hampton.gov/capitalsurvey to give city leaders your perspective.

Take the survey * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 20, 2016

City preparing for snow, rain

Jan. 20, 2016 - Hampton officials, including Public Works, Police, Fire and the Department of Emergency Management, continue monitoring the weather and two storm systems that are expected to bring rain and snow to the region in the next few days.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 11, 2016

City offices closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 11, 2016 - Schools and city offices are closed Monday, Jan. 18, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and there will be no regular trash pickup. Circuit and district court and state offices, will also be closed Friday, Jan. 15 for Lee-Jackson Day.

More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 13, 2016

City gets nearly $100,000 from Homeland Security

Jan. 13, 2016 - Hampton has received nearly $100,000 in grants from the Department of Homeland Security to improve emergency preparedness and security. The money is part of approximately $6.5 million awarded to 100 projects statewide.

More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 14, 2016

Party City, Moe's coming to Coliseum Crossing

Jan 14, 2016 - Party City and Moe's Southwest Grill are coming to Coliseum Crossing this year. In addition, the shopping center will undergo renovations and an expansion, including a new facade, sidewalks, landscaping and lighting.

More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 12, 2016

New artistic director named for Hampton Arts

Jan. 12, 2016 - After a nationwide search, Richard M. Parison Jr. has been named artistic director of Hampton Arts. He will oversee artistic, theatre and educational programming at The American Theatre and The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center.

News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 12, 2016

Support the American Red Cross blood drive Jan. 29

Jan. 12, 2016 - Support the American Red Cross and the city's blood drive by donating on Friday, Jan. 29 at from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at City Hall, 22 Lincoln St. Make an appointment at www.redcrossblood.org, using sponsor code "HamptonCity."

Parti...Read on...

More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 11, 2016

Provide feedback on Capital Improvement Plan

Jan. 11, 2016 - Hear about future capital projects and provide feedback on spending proposals at a public meeting on the next Capital Improvement Plan: Thursday, Jan. 14, from 6-8 p.m., at Kecoughtan High School.

More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 11, 2016

Applications being accepted for Citizen's Police Academy

Jan. 11, 2016 - The Hampton Police Division is accepting applications for the Citizen’s Police Academy, which begins February 8th and extends through May 2nd. Classes will be held each Monday from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., for thirteen weeks.

More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 6, 2016

Applications available for summer youth employment program

Jan. 6, 2016 - The city is accepting applications now for the Summer Youth Employment Program.

The program is open to young men and women who are residents of Hampton. Interested applicants must be 16 on or before June 1, 2016. The program is designed ...Read on...

More information, application * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 4, 2016

Get valuable tips at workshop set for Feb. 8

Jan. 5, 2016 - Learn how to use reports from eVA - the state’s online procurement website - to grow your business and secure more contracts during a small business workshop on Monday, Feb. 8. The workshop will be held 9-11 a.m. in the Ruppert Sargent Buil...Read on...

* Hampton City News

News Flash

Posted on: March 5, 2019

Beware of recent email phishing attempt

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March 5, 2019 — Beware of a phishing attempt to gain access to your account information, Hampton's Information Technology Department says. The email appears to be a message from Microsoft requiring an update to Office365. It looks like the one b...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: February 6, 2019

Hampton employees invited to educational fair on Thursday, March 7

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Feb. 6, 2019 - City employees are invited to learn more about tuition reimbursement at a free City Employee Educational Fair on Thursday, March 7, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the lobby of City Hall.

Local colleges and university representatives will be on hand ...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Support your favorite team by sending us a picture of you and your workmates in team regalia

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Feb. 1, 2019 - Did you come to work today wearing your favorite team's colors, jersey or cap? The Super Bowl is just days away and City Manager Mary Bunting has announced that today is "Show Your Team Spirit Day." Show everybody how you support ...

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Online photo gallery * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: January 31, 2019

City manager announces annual 'Show Your Team Spirit Day' is Friday, Feb. 1

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Jan. 31, 2019 - City manager's message: "It is hard to believe that it is nearly February already! I don’t know about you, but it feels like it was just December. The 53rd Super Bowl is right around the corner and so is our annual Show Your Team Spir...

Read on...

Complete message * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Hampton city employees & family offered free adult GED classes

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Jan. 4, 2019 - Hampton City Schools is offering a special free session of adult GED classes for employees of the City of Hampton, as well as their adult family members, a $170 savings. This is good for sessions beginning in January only.

Read on...

* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: November 7, 2018

City manager's message to employees on satisfaction survey, days off, bonus

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Nov. 7, 2018 - The end of daylight savings time and beginning of November signal that the holiday season is right around the corner. Each year at this time, we announce the results of the biennial citizen satisfaction survey and the resulting time off bon...

Read on...

Complete manager's message * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: November 6, 2018

Employees encouraged to attend briefing on dental, vision and flexible spending accounts

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Nov. 7, 2018 - Open enrollment for the 2019 dental, vision and flexible spending accounts started Monday, Nov. 5 and end at noon on Nov. 21.

 City employees are encouraged to attend one of several upcoming briefings to become more familiar with th...

Read on...

* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: October 12, 2018

City to delay opening until 10 AM for Friday, Oct. 12, 2018

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October 12, 2018 - City Manager's Message: Delayed opening  at 10 AM on Friday 10-12-18

Last night Hampton received strong winds that impacted power across the city. We had many downed trees and power lines. Our city crews worked all night to addr...

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Stay Informed * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: September 28, 2018

Hampton is offering free flu shots for all city employees on Tuesday, Oct. 16

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Sept. 27, 2018 - Hampton will offer free flu shots to all city employees on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the lobby of City Hall, 22 Lincoln St. Your employee ID is required.

Schedule an appointment at https://maxdimflu.bioiq.com/. Click "Si...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: September 26, 2018

City manager announces new department directors

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September 25, 2018 — A few weeks after announcing that Cheran Ivery has filled the position of city attorney, the city has filled the positions of economic development director and Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Services director, City Manager Mary Buntin...

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City Manager's Message * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Compensation During Inclement Weather Events

Storm Updates

September 14, 2019 - Message from Nicole Clark, Director of Human Resources 

As a follow up to the City Manager’s message yesterday, compensation during inclement weather is as follows: 

 

Non-Exempt Essential Employees w...

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View Hampton's top news * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Evacuation order lifted; but some flooding expected at high tides

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Sept. 14, 2018 - Gov. Ralph Northam's evacuation order is lifted, now that the area is no longer under a tropical storm warning. The highest predicted tide is still ahead, at 1:30 p.m., and residents are reminded to avoid driving on roads covered by water...

Read on...

* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Operational Status for Friday, Sept. 14, 2018

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September 13, 2018 - City Manager's Message: Hurricane Florence Update/Operational Status for Friday 9-14-18

I am writing to give you the promised update and plans for operations for Friday, September 14, 2018. The 1 pm track shows a turn that brings a lot...

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Stay Informed * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Operational Status for Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018

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September 12, 2018 - City Manager's Message: Hurricane Florence Update/Operational Status for Thursday 9-13-18

As promised, I am writing to provide you with our operational plans for tomorrow. The storm track has steadily improved for our community. Howeve...

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Stay Informed * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Operational Status for Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018

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September 11, 2018 - City Manager's Message: Hurricane Florence Update/Operational Status for Wednesday 9-12-18

I am writing to give you an update on Hurricane Florence as well as our plans for tomorrow. I am sorry for the late email, but I just finished w...

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Stay Informed * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: September 10, 2018

City manager implements liberal leave for non-essential employees

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September 10, 2018 - Earlier this evening, Gov. Northam issued a mandatory evacuation for Zone A starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11. This evacuation impacts approximately 18,000 households in Hampton as well as some city buildings. In light of this anno...

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Hampton Evacuation Zone Map * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: September 10, 2018

Governor orders evacuation of Zone A: What does that mean for you?

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Sept. 10, 2018 - Gov. Ralph Northam ordered the evacuation of Zone A, the lowest-lying areas of Hampton Roads, as well as the Eastern Shore, beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

What does it mean for Hampton?

In Hampton, that area includes nearly 19,000 households....

Read on...

* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: September 10, 2018

Florence strengthens to Category 4; effects will be felt across wide area

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Sept. 10, 2018 - Hurricane Florence is now a Category 4, with winds of 130 mph. It is expected to become a major threat to Virginia and North Carolina. Florence's path continues to be unpredictable, but the storm is large and effects will be felt well bey...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Hampton, coast communities watch Florence closely as storm continues moving east

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Sept. 8, 2018 - The National Weather Service said that Tropical Storm Florence is expected to intensify in coming days, become a major threat next week as it moves towards the U.S. coast.

Florence's path continues to be unpredictable, but Wakefield meteoro...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: August 29, 2018

Protect yourself from phishing emails with these tips

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Aug. 29, 2018 — Well-crafted phishing and fraud emails have become more common and sophisticated recently, Hampton's Information Technology Department says.

Phishing emails are attempts to gather sensitive information, such as passwords or credit card info...

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Contact Technical Support * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: August 22, 2018

Public Works sponsors City Hall blood drive on Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Aug. 22, 2018 - Hampton's Department of Public Works and the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in the lobby of City Hall on Wednesday,Aug. 29, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.,  collecting blood for those in need. All types of blood are desperately ne...

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More information * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Free Hampton Heat tickets available to Hampton employees

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July 17, 2018 – Larry King Law’s Speedway will host the Hampton Heat 200 this Saturday, July 21. The event will feature a meet-and-greet session with the drivers, Racing for the Super Streets, Pro-Six, Super Trucks and UCARS.

The speedway and Hampton Conve...

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Additional Info... * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Share employee event photos with city colleagues

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June 14, 2018 — Has your department had an event you'd like the rest of the city's employees to know about? Share your pictures so everyone can feel part of the action.

With departments spread from Buckroe Beach to City Hall to Sandy Bottom Natur...

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Employee photos * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: June 13, 2018

City Council honors James 'Pete' Peterson and Vanessa Valldejuli

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June 13, 2018 - City Council today honored retiring City Attorney Vanessa Valldejuli and Assistant City Manager James "Pete" Peterson and commended them for their commitment to Hampton and its citizens.

The resolutions noted:

  • Valldejuli has been c...
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More photos * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: June 12, 2018

Help Desk team earns recognition for customer service certifications

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June 12, 2018 — Hampton's Information Technology support team recently earned customer service accolades. 

Four city IT team members acquired individual certifications to qualify the Technical Support team for the HDI Certified Team recognition. A...

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More about HDI * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: June 4, 2018

Employees: Health insurance briefings available during open enrollment

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June 4, 2018 — Employees are encouraged to attend one of the briefings on the benefits of the health insurance available during open enrollment for 2018 health insurance coverage, which begins Monday, June 4, and ends Friday, June 22, at noon.&a...

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Health Insurance Forms * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: May 30, 2018

City manager reminds employees to leave parking spots for residents

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May 30, 2018 - City Manager Mary Bunting reminds employees about the importance of keeping customer parking spots available for our residents at the Ruppert Sargent Building. "We are here to serve our community, and we should be willing to leave the ...

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More information * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Sign up now for the Mayor's Cup blood drive

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May 15, 2018 — Sign up for the Mayor's Cup Blood Drives, and help Hampton in a friendly competition for the most donations in the area, Thursday, June 7, at City Hall, 22 Lincoln St., 8 a.m.-2 p.m., and Wednesday, June 27, at the Ruppert Sargent...

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More information * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: May 9, 2018

IT will begin sending computer users a reminder about expiring passwords

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May 11, 2018 - Starting today, Hampton's Information Technology Department will begin sending an email notice to city computer users whose network password is about to expire.

The notice will not ask users to click on any link, or include any attachment &a...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: May 7, 2018

Allergy symptom advice and treatment available at LiveHealth Online

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May 7, 2018 — The online service offering live doctor consultations, LiveHealth Online, begins offering allergy-specific help in May 2018. Use your smart phone, tablet, or computer to go to LiveHealth Online to see a doctor about common ailments without l...

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More about LiveHealth Online * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Malicious phishing email sent to city employees

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May 2, 2018 — A phishing email was recently delivered to a large number of city employees' Hampton email addresses and should be deleted without being opened, the IT Department warns. 

Anyone who did click on the link in the email and entered info...

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Contact Technical Support * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: April 22, 2018

Employees may have issues accessing city email

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City employees may experience issues accessing city email. IT is aware of the problem and is working to get this resolved. Users can still access email using Outlook Web Access (OWA) by visiting https://hampton.gov/2209/Office-365-Web-Access. Use your net...

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Access Outlook Web Access (OWA) * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: April 20, 2018

Clarification of information on city manager's FY19 budget preview

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April 20, 2018 - An employee reached out to ask City Manager Mary Bunting about the proposed 2 percent salary increase and whether it applies to part-time and WAE employes.  She answered the question in a new message to employees.

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More information * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: April 11, 2018

City manager gives Council a preview of the recommended budget for fiscal year 2019

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April 11, 2018 - Earlier today, I shared a preview of the FY 2019 Manager's Recommended Budget with Council. The full budget will be released on Sunday. Copies will be available on the internet and in the library. As I have always done, I would like to sh...

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Read the city manager's message * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: April 3, 2018

Stay Safe from Tax Scams

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April 3, 2018 - As people nationwide seek to file their tax returns, cybercriminals attempt to take advantage of this with a variety of scams. Hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens are targeted by tax scams each year, often only learning of the crime aft...

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Read full article... * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: April 2, 2018

City manager says changes being made in parking at Ruppert Sargent Building

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April 1, 2018 - City Manager Mary Bunting said Monday: "Changes are being made to the parking arrangements at the Ruppert Sargent Building this week. We have consistently had an issue with employee and city vehicles parking for extended periods in th...

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City manager's message * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: March 9, 2018

See a doctor online with LiveHealth without leaving home

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March 5, 2018 — Use your smart phone, tablet, or computer to go to LiveHealth Online to see a doctor about common ailments without leaving home. 

With LiveHealth Online, you can have a video visit with a board-certified doctor or therapi...

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Sign-up instructions * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: January 30, 2018

New federal tax withholding tables mean different take home pay for city employees

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Jan. 30, 2018 - The federal government has released new federal tax withholding tables, and that means take home pay for city employees will likely be different starting Feb. 2. Here's a message from Hampton's Finance Department:

As you are most likely awa...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Sign up for Employee Connection's Newsflash and get text, email messages

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Jan. 3, 2017 - Employees are reminded that they can confirm the city's status of operations (regular hours, liberal leave, delayed openings, etc.) by signing up for the Employee Connection newsflash and being notified by email and/or text message. Go to w...

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Sign up for Employee Connection newsflash * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: November 21, 2017

Stop by the angel trees and make holiday a little brighter for deserving children

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Nov. 21, 2017 - Help make the holiday season brighter for dozens of children this year by taking part in the annual Angel Tree program, now in its 10th  year at City Hall. 

 Ornaments with the names of deserving children written ...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: November 20, 2017

Information Technology reminds us to avoid cyber scams and malware during holidays

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Nov. 20, 2017 - The city’s Information Technology staff reminds employees to stay cyber safe this holiday season. This includes avoiding holiday scams and malware, and using city email and internet properly. Leslie Fuentes, director of Information Technol...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: November 6, 2017

Employees encouraged to attend briefing on dental, vision and flexible spending accounts

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Nov. 6, 2017 - Open enrollment for the 2018 medical/dental flexible spending account, the 2018 dependent care flexible spending account, and the Delta Dental Plans and EyeMed Vision Plan starts Monday, Nov. 6 and ends at noon Wednesday, Nov. 22. ...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Information Technology warns employees about new ransomware called 'Bad Rabbit'

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Oct. 26, 2017 - The Information Technology Department wants to warn employees about a dangerous new ransomware called "Bad Rabbit." IT is taking steps to increase security and threat awareness and asks that city computer users be on the alert fo...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: October 20, 2017

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

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Get informed about online security this month. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, an annual campaign to spotlight the importance of cybersecurity. 

As just about everyone is affected by the internet, National Cyber Security Awaren...

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Additional Info... * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: October 17, 2017

RSVP for free Employee Appreciation Lunch Oct. 27 at Bluebird Gap Farm

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Oct. 17, 2017 - City employees are reminded to RSVP for the free Employee Appreciation Lunch on Friday, Oct. 27, from noon- 2 p.m. at Bluebird Gap Farm. You can get a preview of Saturday's Fall Festival at the Farm and sample some festival activities. The...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: October 13, 2017

New boards in lobby to improve & organize citizen and employee information

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Oct. 13, 2017 - In an attempt to reduce clutter and increase the promotion/visibility of city events, new metal display boards have been installed in the lobby, replacing the older faded bulletin board.

One is marked for public notices, agendas, meetings, ...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: September 7, 2017

Preparing for the possibility of Hurricane Irma or other significant weather events

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Sept. 7, 2017 - The latest message from the city manager talks about how Hurricane Irma may disrupt the normal delivery of city services, and reminds everyone that "in the worst of circumstances, we all need to be prepared to help." 

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Latest message from city manager * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Open enrollment for health insurance began June 12

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June 13, 2017 - OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR HEALTH INSURANCE BEGAN JUNE 12!

It’s time for Open Enrollment for Health Insurance. Anthem BCBS has recommended a 5.4% increase in premiums this year. Both the city and employees will share in the cost of this ...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: April 21, 2017

Go online and become one of the first to try Hampton's new mobile app on your smartphone

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April 21, 2017 - Be among the first to try out Hampton’s new mobile city app on your smartphone or mobile device, then give us feedback before our upcoming public launch.

The app gives you quick access to valuable government information, lets you...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: March 28, 2017

New Delta Dental app lets you schedule all of your appointments online

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March 28, 2017 - The new mobile app from Delta Dental lets you schedule your dental appointments online.  You can also use the new app to access the dentist directory, get appointment confirmations and reminders online, and more. 

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Get the app * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: February 2, 2017

City manager names Friday, Feb. 3, 'Show Your Team Spirit Day' for employees

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Feb. 2, 2017 - City Manager Mary Bunting has made Friday, Feb. 3, Show Your Team Spirit Day. " While we cannot always dress down or be casual," Bunting said. "I am a firm believer that work should be both productive and fun! The Super Bowl ...

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Photo gallery * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: April 5, 2016

Customer Delight program rewards employees providing great service

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April 5, 2016 - 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 emplo...Read on...

* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: March 20, 2015

Share your Hampton photos!

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Do you have Hampton photos you think would be good for our social media sites? We’d love to see everything from behind-the-scenes work to scenic Hampton photos. Send them to marketinginc@hampton.gov with a brief description and you just might se...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: July 26, 2016

School supply drive

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Last year Healthy Families received enough donations from city employees and community partners to provide 155 Hampton children with backpacks full of necessary school items.

This year the demand is high and they are asking for specific items such as:...Read on...

* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: July 11, 2016

POSTPONED - Fire Extinguisher Training for City employees

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Training will be held at Station No. 9 located at 1590 Briarfield Road. Two classes will be offered per day at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and both sessions will last approximately two hours and encompass an in-class fire safety workshop and hands-on fire extinguis...Read on...

Additional Info... * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: June 14, 2016

Open enrollment for health insurance began June 13

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June 14, 20165 - It's time for Open Enrollment for Health Insurance. I have some great news to share about your health insurance premiums! Although Anthem BCBS has recommended a 7% increase in premiums this year, the City will be picking up 100% of the em...Read on...

* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: June 7, 2016

Sign up now for the Mayor's Cup blood drive

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June 7, 2016 - Sign up now for the Mayor's Cup Blood Drive that will be held Thursday June 9 at City Hall, 22 Lincoln St., from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., and June 29 at the Ruppert Sargent Building, 1 Franklin St., from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Join the friendly competition...Read on...

More information * Hampton Employee Connection

News Flash

Posted on: May 7, 2018

Allergy symptom advice and treatment available at LiveHealth Online

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May 7, 2018 — The online service offering live doctor consultations, LiveHealth Online, begins offering allergy-specific help in May 2018. Use your smart phone, tablet, or computer to go to LiveHealth Online to see a doctor about common ailments without l...

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More about LiveHealth Online _Employee Connection - Health & Wellness
Posted on: March 9, 2018

Use LiveHealth Online to see a doctor without leaving home

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March 5, 2018 — Use your smart phone, tablet, or computer to go to LiveHealth Online to see a doctor about common ailments without leaving home. 

With LiveHealth Online, you can have a video visit with a board-certified doctor or therapist, on you...

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Sign-up instructions _Employee Connection - Health & Wellness
Posted on: March 28, 2017

New Delta Dental app lets you schedule all of your appointments online

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March 28, 2017 - The new mobile app from Delta Dental lets you schedule your dental appointments online.  You can also use the new app to access the dentist directory, get appointment confirmations and reminders online, and more. 

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Get the app _Employee Connection - Health & Wellness

News Flash

Posted on: November 6, 2018

Employees encouraged to attend briefing on dental, vision and flexible spending accounts

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Nov. 7, 2018 - Open enrollment for the 2019 dental, vision and flexible spending accounts started Monday, Nov. 5 and end at noon on Nov. 21.

 City employees are encouraged to attend one of several upcoming briefings to become more familiar with th...

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_Employee Connection - Health Benefits
Posted on: June 4, 2018

Employees: Health insurance briefings available during open enrollment

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June 4, 2018 — Employees are encouraged to attend one of the briefings on the benefits of the health insurance available during open enrollment for 2018 health insurance coverage, which begins Monday, June 4, and ends Friday, June 22, at noon.&a...

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Health Insurance Forms _Employee Connection - Health Benefits
Posted on: May 7, 2018

Allergy symptom advice and treatment available at LiveHealth Online

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May 7, 2018 — The online service offering live doctor consultations, LiveHealth Online, begins offering allergy-specific help in May 2018. Use your smart phone, tablet, or computer to go to LiveHealth Online to see a doctor about common ailments...

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More about LiveHealth Online _Employee Connection - Health Benefits
Posted on: March 9, 2018

Use LiveHealth Online to see a doctor without leaving home

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March 5, 2018 — Use your smart phone, tablet, or computer to go to LiveHealth Online to see a doctor about common ailments without leaving home. 

With LiveHealth Online, you can have a video visit with a board-certified doctor or therapist, on you...

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Sign-up instructions _Employee Connection - Health Benefits
Posted on: November 6, 2017

Employees encouraged to attend briefing on dental, vision and flexible spending accounts

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Nov. 6, 2017 - Open enrollment for the 2018 medical/dental flexible spending account, the 2018 dependent care flexible spending account, and the Delta Dental Plans and EyeMed Vision Plan starts Monday, Nov. 6 and ends at noon Wednesday, Nov. 22. ...

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_Employee Connection - Health Benefits
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Open enrollment for health insurance began June 12

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June 13, 2017 - OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR HEALTH INSURANCE BEGAN JUNE 12!

It’s time for Open Enrollment for Health Insurance. Anthem BCBS has recommended a 5.4% increase in premiums this year. Both the city and employees will share in the cost of this increase.

T...

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_Employee Connection - Health Benefits

News Flash

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

Event to focus on animal care, laws, Animal Control and wildlife

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Jan. 14, 2019 - All things related to animals — from the care of our pets to the behavior of wildlife — will be the focus at Paws, Claws & Tails. The free Jan. 30 event will feature talks, displays and and chance to speak to expert...

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Animal Control
Posted on: January 24, 2018

Hampton Health Department looks for cat that bit someone Sunday, Jan. 21

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Jan. 24, 2018 - The Hampton Health Department wants help locating a cat that bit someone on Sunday, Jan. 21. The cat was last seen in the 2800 block of Victoria Boulevard. It is described as a Himalayan male with a blue collar. Unless the Health Departmen...

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Animal Control
Posted on: August 2, 2017

A few tips from Animal Control to help keep your pet safe this summer

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Aug. 2, 2017 - It's summer, and Hampton's Animal Control has a few safety tips for pet owners.

  • Never leave a pet in a parked car - even with the windows slightly open. A car that's 85 degrees inside can reach 102 degrees in just 10 minutes.
  • Hydrate your pet...
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Animal Control

News Flash

Posted on: January 23, 2019

Home values continue slow climb; gains seen across city

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Jan. 23, 2019 - A majority of Hampton homeowners – almost 60 percent – will find their homes have increased in value this year. That’s the biggest boost in home values in more than a decade and a sign of “slow, stea...

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Assessor of Real Estate
Posted on: August 1, 2016

Watch video to learn more about the real estate appraiser and the assessment process

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This video provides an overview of the role of the real estate appraiser and the assessment process.

Real Estate Appraiser Video Assessor of Real Estate

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News Flash

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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News Flash

Posted on: June 18, 2013

Game Cancellation Hotline: (757) 727-6251

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

Athletics - Adult

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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

Athletics - Youth

News Flash

Posted on: August 28, 2017

More on before and after school programs

To find out more about the City's before and after school programs, go to the Healthy Families page and the Parks and Recreation and Leisure Services' Community Centers page.

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Before and After School Programs

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Budget

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Solid waste fee projected to increase next year; budget input meetings scheduled

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Feb. 28, 2019 - Public Works managers told City Council on Wednesday that the worldwide glut of recyclables, the decreasing cost of energy, and the need to invest in technology will push up the cost of the solid waste fee next year. The fee covers the cos...

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Budget
Posted on: January 23, 2019

Home values continue slow climb; gains seen across city

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Jan. 23, 2019 - A majority of Hampton homeowners – almost 60 percent – will find their homes have increased in value this year. That’s the biggest boost in home values in more than a decade and a sign of “slow, steady growth,”  said City Assessor...

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Budget
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Attend I Value budget meeting Saturday morning, take online poll through March 8

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Feb. 23, 2018 - Attend the I Value budget meeting Saturday morning and tell City Manager Mary Bunting about the programs and city services you value most for the next fiscal year. You can also go online and take a short poll that looks at some of the serv...

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More information. Budget
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Hampton's I Value budget process gives taxpayers a voice in city spending priorities

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Feb. 20, 2018 - In most cities, developing a city budget is an internal process, and residents can’t weigh in until formal public hearings are held before a city council.

For the record, Mary Bunting opened up the process when she became Hampton&...

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More information. Budget
Posted on: April 20, 2017

Public hearing, meeting planned where FY 2018 budget will be discussed

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April 20, 2017 - City Council will hold two public meetings where residents can express their views on the proposed FY18 budget, which includes no general tax increases but an increase in the user fee for trash pickup, as well as a new tax on recreational...

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Recommended budget information Budget
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Manager's Recommended Budget for FY18: 'Austere' but no major tax increases

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April 12, 2017 – City Manager Mary Bunting previewed the highlights of her recommended budget for Fiscal Year 2018 at the afternoon City Council meeting today.

The FY18 Recommended Budget totals $467,844,000, a 1% increase from the FY17 budget. Of this amo...

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Recommended budget information Budget
Posted on: March 7, 2017

Take the online budget poll and tell us how you think spending should be focused in FY 2018

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March 7, 2017 -  Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting wants to hear from residents as she and her team continue to develop budgets - both capital and operating - that will carry the city through the next fiscal year and beyond.

The final in-person fo...

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Budget

News Flash

Posted on: February 20, 2019

History of the drum will be celebrated March 2 with program at Fort Monroe Community Center

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Feb. 20, 2019 - The Citizens' Unity Commission will host "Gimmie A Beat - The Universal Language of the Drums," on March 2 from 4-6 p.m. at the Fort Monroe Community Center. The event is free but an RSVP is required.

Supported by the Hampton, Va....

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Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: February 6, 2019

Middle, high school students invited to discussion about biases, labels, stereotypes

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Feb. 12, 2019 - Middle and high school students are invited to help reduce social biases, labels, and stereotypes when it comes to gender and sexual orientation by joining a community discussion on Saturday, March 30. The goal is to build an alliance betw...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Classes start March 14 for the next Level II session of Hampton Diversity College

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Feb. 4, 2019 - Attend the next Level II class of Hampton Diversity College and learn more about diversity, unity, and inclusion. Sponsored by the Citizens' Unity Commission, Level II is a six-week program that begins March 14 and explores how individual p...

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Register Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: January 8, 2019

Register now! Classes start Jan. 17 for the next Level I of Hampton Diversity College

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Jan. 8, 2019 - There is still time!

Attend Hampton Diversity College and learn more about diversity, unity, and inclusion. Sponsored by the Citizens' Unity Commission, Level I of Diversity College is a four-week interactive program that concentrates on inc...

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Register Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Police, Unity, LGBTQ committee sponsor discussion about domestic violence

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Nov. 20, 2018 - Join Hampton and Newport News police, the Citizens Unity Commission, and the LGBTQ Awareness Committee on Dec. 8 for a discussion of domestic partner violence. The "mix & mingle" will include thought-provoking conversations, ...

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Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Watch the movie 'The Great Debaters,' then join a conversation about diversity

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Nov. 8, 2018 - Watch the movie 'The Great Debaters' on Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Main Library,  then join a conversation about diversity, unity and inclusion.

"The Great Debaters" is the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor who for...

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Watch the trailer Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Watch the movie 'Girls Rising,' then discuss diversity, unity and inclusion

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Oct. 1, 2018 — Watch the movie "Girls Rising" – about empowering young women – at 6 p.m. on Oct. 8 at Hampton's main library, then join a talk on diversity, unity and inclusion.

The Citizens' Unity Commission and the Hampton Public Library partne...

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

Start with movie 'Miss Representation' then discuss diversity, unity and inclusion

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July 27, 2018 — Watch the movie 'Miss Representation,' about disempowering women, on Aug. 8 at the main Hampton library, then join a talk on diversity, unity and inclusion.

The Citizens' Unity Commission and the Hampton Public Library partner for Movie Tal...

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More about Citizens' Unity Commission Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: June 18, 2018

Party, river cruise celebrate the history of Pride on the Peninsula

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June 18, 2018 - The Fourth Annual Pride Party on the Peninsula will be held Wednesday, June 27 from 6-8 p.m. at Carousel Park in downtown Hampton. The party celebrates the area's "LGBT and allied communities in support of inclusion, dignity and equal...

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Additional Info... Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: June 14, 2018

You can register now for upcoming classes in Hampton Diversity College

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June 22,  2018 - Attend Hampton Diversity College and learn more about diversity, unity and inclusion. Sponsored by the Citizens' Unity Commission, Diversity College is a free, multi-level, interactive program that concentrates on increasing your...

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Register Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: June 11, 2018

Unity Commission honors citizens, organizations supporting diversity

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June 11, 2018 - The Citizens' Unity Commission held its annual Unity Awards ceremony Friday, honoring groups, individuals or initiatives that have made a positive impact supporting diversity in Hampton. Honorees were:

  • Elizabeth T. Lacroix. She was honored ...
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Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: May 17, 2018

Join us for Movie Talks series, watch a free movie and discuss diversity and unity

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May 17, 2018 - Come watch The Joy Luck Club on Tuesday, May 29, then join a discussion about diversity, unity and inclusion. It's part of the Movie Talks series sponsored by the Citizens' Unity Commission and Hampton Public Library. The goal is for reside...

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Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: May 15, 2018

Take the Citizens' Unity Commission Diversity Survey and help us help you

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May 21, 2018 - Do you have a disability? Are you an immigrant? Elderly? Have you ever been discriminated against in the city? Starting today and continuing through June 21, Hampton residents are invited to take a self-paced diversity survey from the Citiz...

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Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Nominate a person or group that's making a difference in Hampton's diversity

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Feb. 15, 2018 - If you know an individual, group or organization that has made a difference in Hampton's diversity, take the time to nominate them for a 2018 Unity Award from the Citizens' Unity Commission. 

Created in 2000, the awards recognize p...

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Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: March 26, 2018

Registration is open now for Level III of Hampton's Diversity College

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March 26, 2018 - Classes start on July 12, but registration is open now for Level III of Hampton Diversity College, a multi-level, interactive program that concentrates on increasing our knowledge about  the value of diversity, unity, and inclusi...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Screening of Epix series is designed to encourage diversity conversations

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April 17, 2017 - The Citizens’ Unity Commission is launching a series of screenings that are designed to encourage conversations about conflicts that separate us, the values that unite us, and our triumphs over adversity, no matter our race or c...

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Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: June 6, 2016

Hampton named 25th most diverse city in U.S., especially economically

May 15, 2016 – Hampton is one of the most diverse cities in the United States, according to a recent study that considered social class, ethno-racial, economic and household diversity. The study, conducted by personal and business financial website Wallet...Read on...

News release Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: June 6, 2016

Plan now to attend Unity Awards June 9 and recognize individuals, groups promoting diversity

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May 26, 2016 - The public is invited to the 2016 Unity Awards ceremony, recognizing individuals, groups and initiatives that have a positive impact on diversity in Hampton.

Winners include Freedom Life Church; Romy Singh, a regional franchise expert w...Read on...

More information Citizens Unity Commission

News Flash

Posted on: February 28, 2019

Solid waste fee projected to increase next year; budget input meetings scheduled

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Feb. 28, 2019 - Public Works managers told City Council on Wednesday that the worldwide glut of recyclables, the decreasing cost of energy, and the need to invest in technology will push up the cost of the solid waste fee next year. The fee covers the cos...

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City Council
Posted on: January 10, 2019

Hampton mayor announces memorial plaza to honor King, as well as "Hampton Heroes"

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Jan. 10, 2019 - Mayor Donnie Tuck announced Wednesday that the Martin Luther King Jr. and Hampton Heroes Memorial Plaza will be dedicated Jan. 21. He also announced the first people whose names will be listed on the monument.

The panels will honor those wh...

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City Council
Posted on: January 9, 2019

City Council allows off-track betting facility and approves several zoning changes

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Jan. 9, 2019 – Hampton’s City Council on Wednesday endorsed a permit for an indoor off-track betting horse racing facility in the Power Plant shopping center, as well as several zoning changes for small live entertainment venues and the Phoebus district.

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City Council
Posted on: January 16, 2019

New Hampton law targets drivers distracted by cell-phone use

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Jan. 16, 2019 - A new Hampton law gives police the ability to add an extra penalty when bad driving is caused by drivers who are distracted by the cell phones in their hands.

Hampton City Council passed the law Jan. 9, which means that anyone driving on ci...

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City Council
Posted on: August 2, 2018

Volunteers and sponsors sought for the Hampton Mayor's Book Club

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Aug. 2, 2018 - Healthy Families is looking for volunteer readers and sponsors for the Hampton Mayor's Book Club, which addresses early literacy and focuses on reading as a core value.

Supported through public and private partnerships, the book club is dedi...

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City Council
Posted on: June 13, 2018

‘Hidden Figures’ author receives Distinguished Citizen Medal from City Council

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June 13, 2018 -Margot Lee Shetterly, author of “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Storyof the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race,” was presented with the city’s Distinguished Citizen Medal Wednesday. The best-selling ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

City Council salutes outgoing members Will Moffett and Teresa Schmidt

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June 13, 2018 - City Council Wednesday honored its two outgoing members with resolutions commending them for their service to the citizens of Hampton.

Will Moffett, who served from 2010-2018, was noted for his involvement with Hampton's neighborhoods and o...

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Proposed budget boosts public safety, education, employee support without tax increase

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April 11, 2018 - Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting’s proposed budget for next year adds funding in three key areas: fighting crime, boosting education and supporting employees. It does that without a tax increase by using cost-saving measures totaling mor...

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City Council
Posted on: February 28, 2018

Hampton University President Dr. Harvey receives Distinguished Citizen Medal from city

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Feb. 28, 2018 – In recognition of his outstanding service and dedication to the city, Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey was given the Distinguished Citizen Medal Wednesday by Hampton City Council.

The approximate equivalent of a “key to th...

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Information about the Distinguished Citizens Medal City Council
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Go online and tell the city which programs and services you value most for FY19

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Feb. 26, 2018 - Go online through March 8 and tell City Manager Mary Bunting about the programs and city services you value most for the next fiscal year.  The online poll will be open through March 8.

In most cities, developing a budget is an int...

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

Council tightens rules on junk cars; residents have until Jan. 1 to comply

Oct. 25, 2017 - Backyard mechanics have about two months to get inoperable cars fixed, screened or at least start working on them.

In response to public complaints, City Council tightened restrictions on junk cars in residential areas. The new rules, which...

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City Council
Posted on: July 28, 2017

City Council meeting moves again; heads to Kecoughtan for Aug. 9 evening

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July 28, 2017 - First, City Council moved its summer meetings to Jones Magnet Middle School while the council chambers at City Hall undergoes renovations, including new seats and screens for visitors. Now, a broken air conditioner at Jones will cause Coun...

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

City Council meeting moves to Jones; July 12 agenda includes Mallory St. development

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July 10, 2017 - Hampton City Council moves its July 12 meeting to Jones Magnet Middle School while its meeting room at City Hall undergoes renovations. Among the items on the July 12 1 p.m. work session agenda are briefings on:

  • The Safe and Clean initiativ...
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Posted on: June 15, 2017

City Council approves roadmap for downtown, expands rental district

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June15, 2017 – City Council on Wednesday approved an updated Master Plan for the downtown area. The updates included recommendations from the downtown business group, Hampton First, other groups and residents and focused primarily on areas that ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Resident sought to serve on Planning Commission; reviews land use, zoning

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May 15, 2017 - City Council is looking for potential candidates to fill a vacancy on the city’s Planning Commission, the board that reviews the city’s long-range plans, as well as land use and zoning.

The commission, which generally meets on the third Thur...

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Posted on: April 5, 2016

'Grandfathering' for elderly tax exemptions; details for new applicants

Hampton City Council voted March 9, 2016 to allow low-income elderly and disabled homeowners who were already in the city’s tax exemption program on or before July 2013 to continue to receive tax exemptions.

Additional Info... City Council
Posted on: December 9, 2015

Council briefed on Hampton Roads crossing alternatives

Dec. 9, 2015 - Hampton City Council was briefed Wednesday morning on some Virginia Department of Transportation options for relieving congestion at crossings in the region, including the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel and the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge Tunnel. ...Read on...

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News Flash

Posted on: March 20, 2019

Tour de Trash, April 5, 9am - 3:30pm

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Tour de Trash is an educational opportunity not to be missed - how else could you visit the highest point on the Peninsula, see a 60-foot trash pile, visit rows of compost and mulch, wonder at a closed landfill, and see what happens to donated household i...

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Clean City
Posted on: March 19, 2019

Nettles Lane Community Cleanup, March 23, 10am - 12pm

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Join the Hampton Clean City Commission in the Nettles Lane Community Cleanup on Saturday, March 23, from 10am - 12pm. Nettles Lane is one of Hampton's prettiest roads, but sadly people trash it badly. Join us as we clean up the street, make it the beautif...

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

YARDS Judges Training, April 8, 9am – 1pm

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The Hampton Clean City Commission is kicking off its 2019 YARDS Contest season with YARDS Judges Training on April 8, 9am – 1pm, at the Hampton Clean City Commission Office, 1296 Thomas Street. The YARDS Judges are volunteers who evaluate yards ...

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YARDS Contest Information Clean City
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Six Things to Do From HCCC

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SIX THINGS TO DO

  • HCCC Meeting, March 12, 3:30pm, HCCC Office, more info at hccc@hampton.gov
  • Hampton Waterways Restoration Project Meeting, March 14, 6:30pm, Fort Monroe Community Center, more info at causink@hampton.gov
  • Community Cleanup, March 15, 3pm, Nett...
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Posted on: December 3, 2018

We Need Your Old Greeting Cards!

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The Hampton Clean City Commission conducts an activity that teaches people about the concept of reuse by showing them how to make small gift boxes out of greeting cards. It's a popular activity, and we use a lot of cards. 

  • We need donations of all...
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Clean City
Posted on: November 26, 2018

HCCC News, November 26, 2018: The Volunteer Recognition Awards Edition

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HCCC News: November 26, 2018

The Volunteer Recognition Edition!

 

Hampton is filled with citizens who step up and make a difference in so many different aspects of our community. We’re oh-so-thankful for those who help keep Hampto...

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HCCC News: Volunteer Recognition Award Edition Clean City
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Ask HRgreen.org sponsors environmentally-friendly, sidewalk messaging campaign

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Oct. 9, 2018 - "Write as Rain" is a sidewalk messaging campaign that shares environmentally-friendly messages at schools, libraries and other places across Hampton Roads, using custom-made stencils and rain-resistant spray. 

The goal is to encour...

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Clean City
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Help 'Catch the King' and join a regional effort to measure astronomical tide

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Oct. 5, 2018 - Your help is needed to "Catch the King" on Oct. 27.

For the second year in a row, hundreds of volunteers from across the region are wanted to monitor and measure the years highest astronomical tide - the king tide. 

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Clean City

News Flash

Posted on: September 24, 2015

Commissioner of the revenue receives award of excellence

Sept. 25, 2015 - Ross A. Mugler, Hampton's Commissioner of Revenue, received the Sam T. Barfield Award of Excellence this week at the annual conference of the Commissioners of the Revenue Association of Virginia.

Barfield was a longtime commissioner of...Read on...

Commissioner of the Revenue

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

Residents can apply for program providing matching home improvement grants

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March 5, 2019 - Applications are now being accepted for Curb Appeal, a matching grant program from the city's Community Development Department that helps residents make exterior improvements to their homes at half the cost. Curb Appeal provides up to $5,0...

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Community Development
Posted on: March 5, 2019

There's still time to tell us what you think should be part of Hampton's Community Plan

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March 5, 2019 - There is still time to tell us what you think should be included in Hampton's updated Community Plan, which includes a five-year look at immediate strategic issues and a 20-year look at broader areas of growth and development. Ple...

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Community Development
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Celebrate International Women's Day with bike ride on March 9

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Feb. 13, 2019 - Celebrate International Women's Day with a free bike ride on March 9 that starts in downtown Hampton. 

Riders of all ages and skill levels are invited to join a a trip of 5, 12 or 20 miles that begins at 9 a.m. Just grab your bike ...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

Hampton is updating the Community Plan and wants your help: Take the survey

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Feb. 5, 2019 - Hampton is busy updating the city's Community Plan through the year 2040. The plan includes a 5-year look at immediate strategic issues in the city, and a 20-year look at broader areas of growth and development.

Because the update will guide...

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Community Development
Posted on: January 8, 2019

Join the upcoming discussion about water, resiliency and potential projects in city

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Jan. 8, 2019 - Join the Resilient Hampton team and meet with experts from New Orleans and the Netherlands to learn about and share opinions on potential projects along Newmarket Creek. Resilient Hampton is a city-wide initiative meant to improve Hampton's...

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Community Development
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Learn about building codes and code enforcement at Community Development academy

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Jan. 4, 2019 - Starting Jan. 24, Hampton’s Community Development Department will offer a free, six-week education series designed to give citizens and community leaders a better understanding of the community development process and code enforce...

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Community Development
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Community Plan update: ask for a meeting or hold your own; take online survey

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Jan. 3, 2019 - Hampton is currently updating the city's Community Plan through the year 2040. The community plan includes a 5-year look at immediate strategic issues in the city and a 20-year plan that will look at broader areas of growth and development ...

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Community Development
Posted on: December 19, 2018

Hampton, Bay Foundation announce partnership for projects

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Dec. 19, 2018 - Hampton could be the first in Virginia to take on pioneering projects that reduce flooding and prevent pollution using environmental impact bonds, a funding tool leveraged through the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Quantified Ventures.

See joint press release Community Development
Posted on: November 16, 2018

Community meeting set for Tuesday, Nov. 27, to discuss Fox Hill Neighborhood Center

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Nov. 16, 2018 - Hampton’s Community Development Department will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Francis Asbury Elementary School, 140 Beach Road, to refine neighborhood priorities for the new Fox Hill Neighborhood Center. Once prio...

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Fox Hill Neighborhood Center Community Development
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Your group can hold its own meeting to talk about Community Plan 2040

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Nov. 19, 2018 - You can hold your own tabletop meeting that is facilitated by your community group or organization, or you can ask for a "roadshow" community meeting that will be facilitated by city staff. Go online to fill out a "roadshow&...

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Community Development
Posted on: October 4, 2018

Hampton 2040: Help kick off a major update to the city's Community Plan on Oct. 30

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Oct. 5, 2018 - Help kick off a major update to the city’s Community Plan. 

The new plan — Hampton 2040 — will be a road map for the city’s future, and we want your perspective to set the right course. What i...

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Hampton 2040 online Community Development
Posted on: September 28, 2018

Reminder: building, plumbing and other permit applications can be submitted by email

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Sept. 27, 2018 - Hampton's Community Development Department reminds us that we can save a tree - and cut down on paperwork - by submitting building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and zoning permit applications by email. Just download an application fro...

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Community Development
Posted on: August 28, 2018

Meet, and hear from the city's leaders during Hampton 101 on Nov. 17

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Sept. 18, 2018 - What makes Hampton such a unique and livable city? Spend a day with some of the city’s top leaders and learn valuable information about the community during Hampton 101 on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m-1 p.m. in the Ruppert Sarg...

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Registration form Community Development
Posted on: July 10, 2018

Enrollment open for Hampton Leadership Academy - a chance to make city a better home

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July 10, 2018 - Enroll now in the Hampton Leadership Academy, a six-session program designed to foster leadership, communication and networking skills and to increase participation in neighborhood activities in the City of Hampton. 

Enrollment is ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2018

Homes, volunteers sought for upcoming Home Repair Blitz in Northampton

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March 15, 2018 - Veterans, the elderly, disabled and low-income homeowners in the Northampton area near Headrow Terrace and Cynthia Drive are encouraged to sign up for the next Hampton Home Repair Blitz. Volunteers are also needed for the May 5 event.

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Posted on: January 17, 2018

Nominations being accepted now for the You Make A Difference Awards in Hampton

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Jan. 17, 2018 - Nominations are now being accepted for the You Make A Difference Awards, honoring people, organizations and projects that make a difference in Hampton. The awards program gives residents a chance to celebrate the hard work and dedication o...

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Community Development
Posted on: November 16, 2017

Online presentation, survey available for input on new recreational vehicle storage ordinance

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Nov. 16, 2017 - An online presentation and survey is now available for Hampton residents who want to weigh in on proposed changes to city regulations regarding the storage of recreational vehicles. The current regulation allow recreational vehicles on res...

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Community Development

News Flash

Posted on: December 21, 2018

Planning Commission endorses off-track betting facility and several zoning changes

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Dec. 21, 2018 – Hampton’s Planning Commission Thursday endorsed a permit for an indoor off-track betting horse racing facility in the Power Plant shopping center, as well as several zoning changes for live entertainment venues and the ...

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Community Development - Planning Commission
Posted on: August 16, 2018

Commission approves zoning changes for medical cannabis oil facility

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Aug 16, 2018 - Hampton's Planning Commission Thursday unanimously approved adding the definition of "pharmaceutical processor" to the city's zoning ordinance. Minutes later, they approved changing the city's zoning ordinance to allow for the pro...

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Community Development - Planning Commission
Posted on: October 13, 2017

Planning Commission to hold work session only; no public hearings for Oct. 19

Oct. 13, 2017 - The Hampton Planning commission meeting regularly scheduled for Oct. 19 has been canceled, as there are no public hearings or items on the agenda. Instead, the board will extend its 3:30 p.m. work session on that day to include training. T...

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Community Development - Planning Commission

News Flash

Posted on: March 4, 2019

SAVE THE DATE - Hampton's Business Appreciation Golf Classic

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March 4, 2019 - Mark your calendars for May 16th, when Hampton's Economic Development Department host the annual Business Appreciation Golf Classic. The event will be hosted at the Hamptons Golf Course with a start time of  8 a.m. Be on the look ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Business Exchange Hampton kicks off new speaker series with panel of successful women

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Feb. 5, 2019 - Business Exchange Hampton kicks off a new speaker series on March 7 by inviting a panel of successful women to talk about the challenges, opportunities, and lessons they have experienced in life. 

March is Women's History Month and ...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Job seekers can connect with potential employers at Get Hired Job and Resource fair on Feb. 5

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Jan. 16, 2019 - Connect with businesses that are hiring and get valuable job-seeking tips during the Get Hired Hampton Job and Resource Fair on Feb. 5 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive. More than 100 employers are already registe...

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Economic Development
Posted on: December 28, 2018

Hampton's new WorkOne Center opens Jan. 7 to help unemployed, underemployed

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Dec. 28, 2018 - Hampton's new WorkOne Center at the Y.H. Thomas Complex officially opens on Jan. 7.

Located at 1300 Thomas St. on the public park side of the complex, the center will offer free educational services, occupational training and more, includin...

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Join 'Blue View' and help police protect your business and others in Hampton

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Dec. 11, 2018 - Your business can contribute to a safer and stronger community by becoming a part of Hampton's new Blue View program.

Blue View allows your business to share live security camera video with the Hampton Police Department's Real Time Informat...

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Economic Development
Posted on: December 5, 2018

Virginia Enterprise Zone: How to Qualify Workshop

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The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will hold four in-depth, how-to-qualify workshops on how to apply for Virginia Enterprise Zone state incentives. These workshops will provide detailed instructions on the qualification pr...

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Hampton's new WorkOne Center opened Friday morning at Y.H. Thomas complex

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Nov. 30, 2018 - More than 50 people attended the grand opening Friday morning of Hampton's new WorkOne Center at the Y.H. Thomas complex, 1300 Thomas St.

The center is part of Workforce Hampton, a city initiative that makes resources and services more acce...

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Popup Hampton business offers coworking, workshops, child care Dec. 4-7

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Nov. 28,  2018 - A popup business on Fort Monroe next week in Hampton aims to combine the idea of a coworking space where work-from-home parents can find community as well as child care.

The popup week also offers business workshops and topics to ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Hampton's new WorkOne Center opens Friday, Nov. 30, at Y.H. Thomas

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Nov. 19, 2018 - Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck, City Manager Mary Bunting, City Council members and various city partners will be on hand Friday, Nov. 30, at 10 a.m. for the grand opening of the WorkOne Center at the Y.H. Thomas Complex, 1300 Thomas St.&nb...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 22, 2018

Business seminar will explore the role social media can play in your business

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 Oct. 22, 2018 - The next small, women, and minority owned business seminar,  themed "Social Media For Business: Choosing the Right Platform For Your Business", will be held Thursday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Peninsula Workfor...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 15, 2018

Transportation office, outreach commission sponsor HRBT expansion outreach

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Oct. 15, 2018 -  The Virginia Department of Transportation and Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission are sponsoring a special outreach meeting on Thursday, Oct. 25, for businesses who want to learn about opportunities for small, ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 12, 2018

City, partners sponsoring a job fair Oct. 25 highlighting jobs in Public Works

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Oct. 12, 2018 - Walk-ins are welcome and business attire is preferred when the city sponsors a job fair on Thursday, Oct. 25, that highlights employment opportunities in Hampton's Public Works Division.

The job fair will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Hampton Goo...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Governor, mayor help Hampton launch new workforce development initiatives

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Sept. 7, 2018 - Hampton officially launched its new workforce development initiatives - including the ACT Work Ready Communities program - on Thursday, Sept. 6 with support and praise from state and local officials.

In video remarks, Gov. Ralph Northam not...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 23, 2018

Sly Clyde Ciderworks grand opening is set for Saturday, starting at 11 a.m.

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Aug. 23, 2018 - Sly Clyde Ciderworks in Phoebus, which promises  "delicious hard ciders, craftily crushed from 100% Virginia apples," will have a grand opening starting at 11 a.m. Saturday morning.

 Just over a year ago, brother...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 20, 2018

Sentara CarePlex in Hampton named region's No. 6 hospital by U.S. News

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Aug. 20, 2018 - Sentara CarePlex Hospital was ranked No. 6 in Hampton Roads and No. 20 in Virginia, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” edition.This is the first time that the CarePlex has achieved a state and regional ranking, th...

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers opens a new, improved location in downtown Hampton

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July 23, 2018 - Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers is always looking for ways to better serve clients. Recently, the firm opened a new and improved Hampton location to do just that! 

The new office is in the heart of downtown Hampton  at 50 W. ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 20, 2018

State: More than $17M will be invested to establish Element hotel at Peninsula Town Center

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June 20, 2018 - Gov. Ralph S. Northam announced today that more than $17 million will be invested in Hampton to establish the new Element Hotel at Peninsula Town Center, creating 22 jobs and spurring an economic impact of more than $2 million in annual tr...

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

Council approves selling properties as part of 'transformative' downtown development

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June 13, 2018 - Council unanimously approved selling several properties to developers WVS Cos. and Saunders + Crouse Architects, who proposed a $35 million "transformative" development downtown that will include retail, residents and a restauran...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 12, 2018

Registration open for Facebook business workshops set for June 26-28

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June 12, 2018 - Registration is open for Facebook's Community Boost workshops, which will held at Hampton's American Theatre June 26-28. 

Workshops listed include: Getting started with Facebook, finding new customers, Facebook ads, standing out on...

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Register Economic Development
Posted on: March 26, 2018

Hampton 1 of 8 new cities chosen for Facebook's 'Community Boost' program

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March 26, 2018 - Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck and social media giant Facebook announced that Hampton is one of eight cities chosen today to be a Facebook Community Boost site. 

Facebook is  developing the community boost program to teach dig...

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More information Economic Development
Posted on: October 30, 2017

Peninsula Town Center expands, bringing Sky Zone trampoline park, flooring store

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Oct. 30, 2017 – Family entertainment and more retail, as well as an apartment complex and Element Hotel, are headed to Peninsula Town Center.

At a Monday groundbreaking ceremony for a 97,000-square-foot retail building currently underway, officials announc...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 9, 2017

Two Hampton businesses get top marks in hiring veterans in state program

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Oct. 9, 2017 - Two Hampton businesses were recently recognized by Gov. Terry McAuliffe for their ongoing commitment to creating employment opportunities for Virginia’s military veterans.

BlueForce Inc., a global professional services firm serving the feder...

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More information and nomination form Economic Development
Posted on: October 5, 2017

Hampton computer and virtual reality company named top minority tech firm in U.S.

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Oct. 5, 2017 - A Hampton technology company, J&F Alliance Group, has been named the 2017 Minority Technology Firm of the Year by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency. Based in downtown Hampton, J&F is a software serv...

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Learn more about J&F Economic Development
Posted on: September 14, 2017

Dozens attend official groundbreaking for new Hyatt Place Hotel in Hampton

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Sept. 14, 2017 - More than 50 people - including Mayor Donnie Tuck and City Manager Mary Bunting - were on hand Thursday morning at  the official groundbreaking for the new Hyatt Place Hotel at 1906 Coliseum Drive.

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 28, 2017

START Peninsula gets state grant to extend entrepreneurial education, training

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Aug. 28, 2017 – Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced that START Peninsula, a regional program to foster entrepreneurship, will receive $20,695 in state Building Entrepreneurial Economies grants.

START Peninsula began in 2012 as an informal entrepreneurial start­...

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Economic Development
Posted on: July 26, 2017

Smith brothers plan to make, sell hard cider in Phoebus house with deep family ties

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July 26, 2017 - Brothers with deep family ties to Hampton plan to open the region’s first hard cider production facility in the historic neighborhood of Phoebus. Governor Terry McAuliffe made it official Wednesday, noting in a news rele...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Virginia ranks 6th for economic development climate in Site Selection's Top 10 States

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May 31, 2017 – Virginia has been ranked No. 6 in the Top 10 States in Site Selection magazine’s 2017 Prosperity Cup, announced Gov. Terry McAuliffe. This represents a seven spot jump from No. 13 in 2016.

“Virginia continues to demonstrate its global compet...

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Economic Development
Posted on: April 28, 2017

At Home store officially opens as first new retailer in redeveloped Riverdale

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April 28, 2017 - City leaders - and happy shoppers - gathered to celebrate the official opening of the first At Home store on the Peninsula and the sixth in Virginia.

At Home says it stocks more than 50,000 home decor items ranging from furniture, rugs, ar...

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Economic Development
Posted on: April 25, 2017

Celebrate small businesses during National Small Business Week April 30-May 6

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April 25, 2017 - The U.S. Small Business Administration says more than half of all Americans either own or work for a small business. You can show your support for them by recognizing April 30-May 6 as National Small Business Week.

Celebrated sinc...

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Economic Development
Posted on: April 17, 2017

City, university join to provide shuttle service downtown, elsewhere for students

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April 17, 2017 - Several local leaders were on hand Friday for the start of the Pirate Express,  a limited shuttle service for Hampton University students that will operate Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday between the campus and downtown, Walm...

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Economic Development
Posted on: March 22, 2017

Water sports rental operation approved for Buckroe, Mill Point Park, Bluebird Gap

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March 22, 2017 - Residents and visitors will be able to rent equipment such as kayaks, boats and jet skis this summer, as part of the city's efforts to expand recreational access to the water. The company will also sell concessions and beach items.

City Co...

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Economic Development
Posted on: March 21, 2017

$12.5 million hotel planned for Peninsula Town Center at former Macy's site

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March 21, 2017 - Hampton’s Economic Development Authority agreed Tuesday to provide a number of economic incentives to the developer of a proposed $12.5 million hotel that would be built in Peninsula Town Center on the site of the former Macy’s Department...

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News Flash

Posted on: January 17, 2019

Sign up now for CERT training classes that start on Feb. 21 and end March 19

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Jan. 17, 2019 - Hampton's Emergency Management Office has new Community Emergency Response Team classes that start Feb. 21 and end March 19. Sign up now for training on everything from disaster preparedness to light search and rescue, and be ready to help...

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Emergency Management
Posted on: September 10, 2018

Florence strengthens to Category 4; effects will be felt across wide area

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Sept. 10, 2018 - Hurricane Florence is now a Category 4, with winds of 130 mph. It is expected to become a major threat to Virginia and North Carolina. Florence's path continues to be unpredictable, but the storm is large and effects will be felt well bey...

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Emergency Management
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Hampton, coast communities watch Florence closely as storm continues moving east

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Sept. 8, 2018 - The National Weather Service said that Tropical Storm Florence is expected to intensify in coming days, become a major threat next week as it moves towards the U.S. coast.

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Hampton, coast communities watch Florence closely as storm continues moving east

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Sept. 8, 2018 - The National Weather Service said that Tropical Storm Florence is expected to intensify in coming days, become a major threat next week as it moves towards the U.S. coast.

Florence's path continues to be unpredictable, but Wakefield meteoro...

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Posted on: August 28, 2018

National Weather Service issues heat advisory for area Wednesday afternoon

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Aug. 28, 2018 - The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a heat advisory for this area from noon-7 p.m. Wednesday. A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperature is expected, and the heat index is expected to reach about 105 degrees We...

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Posted on: August 27, 2018

Disasters happen, and September is National Preparedness Month

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Sept. 3, 2018 - September is National Preparedness Month, and Hampton's Emergency Management Office is encouraging you to consider how prepared you are for the next disaster or emergency that affects where you live, work or visit.

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

"Know Your Zone" campaign begins this month

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July 20, 2018 – The Emergency Management Office wants to make sure residents are aware of their evacuation area through the “Know Your Zone” campaign. The campaign was adopted late last year after a new evacuation system for coastal areas was adopted.

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

Hampton, Virginia residents are encouraged to 'Know Your Zone' during hurricane season

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July 5, 2018 - Do you know your zone? 

In 2017, Virginia introduced a new tiered evacuation system to let residents know whether they should evacuate during a hurricane or other emergency. The new zones are designated A, B, C and D. 

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Virginia sales tax holiday lets you buy school, emergency supplies without paying sales tax

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July 9, 2018 - Starting Aug. 3 and ending Aug. 5, Virginia's sales tax holiday gives you the chance to buy school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items and Energy Star products without paying the sales tax.

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

National Weather Service issues urban, small stream flood advisory for Hampton

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June 6, 2018 - The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued an Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for areas in Hampton and surrounding communities until 6:15 p.m. 

Hampton's Emergency Management Office said radar indicates heavy rain du...

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Posted on: July 2, 2018

Heat advisory issued, with temperatures expected to hit 95, index of 105

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July 2, 2018 - With temperatures expected to hit near 95, and heat index values as high as 105, Hampton residents are encouraged to stay cool and safe Monday. City libraries and community centers will be open for those who need an area to cool down and ge...

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Weather service issues heat advisory, residents encouraged to stay cool, stay safe

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June 19, 2018 - The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a heat advisory for today and temperatures in Hampton will be 95 degrees with heat index values as high as 105 degrees.

Hampton's Emergency Management Office said the combination of high ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

Heavy wind gusts and some flooding expected from nor'easter sitting offshore

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March 2, 2018 - The National Weather Service says wind gusts from an offshore nor'easter could get as high as 60 mph Friday afternoon, and aren't expected to fall below 50 mph until after 5-6 a.m. Saturday.

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Moderate to major coastal flooding expected thanks to nor'easter moving into area

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March 1, 2018 - Thanks to a nor'easter that is moving into the area the National Weather Service at Wakefield has issued a coastal flood watch for Hampton Roads from Friday through Sunday afternoon. The flood watch means that conditions favorable for floo...

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Posted on: February 26, 2018

Emergency response team 'rodeo' will be Saturday, March 3, at Thomas Nelson

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Feb. 26, 2018 - The cities of Hampton and Poquoson – partnering with Thomas Nelson Community College – will host the first Eastern Virginia CERT Rodeo on Saturday, March 3. CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Team, a program t...

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Posted on: February 26, 2018

Sign up now Community Emergency Response Team training in April

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Feb. 26,  2018 - Hampton's Emergency Management Office has a new Community Emergency Response Team class starting April 5. Sign up now for four weeks of training on everything from disaster preparedness to light search and rescue. Classes will be...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Weather Service issues blizzard warning for Hampton roads starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday

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Jan. 3, 2017 - The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Hampton and much of Hampton Roads from 7 p.m. today through 1 p.m. Thursday. The predicted snowfall for Hampton is now in the 8-12 inch range. Travel is expected to be dangerous...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Snow predictions increase; libraries & parks to close at 5 p.m. Wednesday

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Jan. 3, 2018 - Hampton's snowfall total could hit 8 inches, the National Weather Service said overnight, with snow beginning between 4-6 p.m. Wednesday and falling steadily by 7 p.m. 

Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting said Wednesday morning that p...

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Public Works plans to pretreat roads ahead of winter storm forecast for Wednesday

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Jan. 2, 2018 - Hampton's Public Works Department will begin pretreating roads today in preparation for a winter storm that could bring 3-5 inches of snow to the area.

The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a winter storm watch from 1 p.m. Wed...

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

It's not too early to sign up for Community Emergency Response Team training

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Nov. 3, 2017 - Hampton's Emergency Management Office has a new Community Emergency Response Team class starting Jan. 4. Sign up now for four weeks of training on everything from disaster preparedness to light search and rescue. Classes will be held Tuesda...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Learn pet first-aid, CPR and shelter training at Northampton Community Center

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Sept. 7, 2017 - Learn pet first-aid, CPR and shelter training at the Northampton Community Center, 1435 Todds Lane, on  Saturday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Sponsored by Hampton's Community Animal Response Team, the class is free ...

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Posted on: September 14, 2017

Hampton gets $2.5 million in grants for flood mitigation, raising houses

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Sept. 14, 2017 - The City of Hampton has been awarded nearly half of $5.4 million in federal grant money that will be used to elevate or demolish residential properties in flood-prone areas of Virginia.

The flooding mitigation grants are from the Federal E...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Governor declares state of emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Irma

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Sept. 8, 2017 - Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency Friday in anticipation of the possible impact of Hurricane Irma. The order allows the state to mobilize resources, including the Virginia National Guard, and to pre-position p...

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

Residents encouraged to review disaster plans, kits, as hurricane moves towards islands

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Sept. 5, 2017 - Hurricane Irma continues to gain strength - and remain unpredictable - as it moves through the Caribbean. Area residents are encouraged to keep monitoring the storm and to make sure they review their family disaster plan and disaster kits....

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

CERT classes prepare you to help yourself, community, during an emergency

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Aug. 21, 2017 - Join the city's Community Emergency Response Team and learn about disaster preparedness, search and rescue and more. Most classes will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Sept. 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, and Oct. 10, 12 and 14. Using training learned in the...

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Posted on: June 10, 2016

New flood maps may require homeowners to get flood insurance

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June 10, 2016 - New maps that should more accurately assess the risk of flooding went into effect in Hampton last month. Homeowners whose property is now in a potential flood zone may be hearing from their insurance or mortgage company that they need to p...Read on...

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Posted on: June 6, 2016

Prepare now for hurricane season

May 24, 2016 - Hurricane season starts June 1, and May 22-28 is Hurricane and Flooding Preparedness Week in Virginia. Go online to Ready Virginia to learn about storm surge risks, pet preparedness, flooding insurance, preparing an emergency kit and more.

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Posted on: February 18, 2016

Sign up for Community Emergency Response Team training

Feb. 18, 2016 - Hampton's Emergency Management Office has a new CERT class starting March 3. Sign up now for nine weeks of training on everything from disaster preparedness to light search and rescue. Get a certificate of completion when classes are over.

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Posted on: October 2, 2015

High tide, flooding are biggest weekend concerns

Oct. 2, 2015 - High tide about 1:15 p.m. Friday is expected to bring serious flooding, covering several roads in low-lying areas, including creeks and rivers. Early-morning high tide caused minor flooding to some roads about 12:45 a.m. Friday, Hampton pol...Read on...

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

City manager declares state of emergency in Hampton

Oct. 1, 2015 - Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting declared a state of emergency - effective at 8:30 a.m. today - due to the rain, wind and flooding caused by the "2015 nor'easter" and Hurricane Joaquin.

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Hampton Fire & Rescue will host the 11th Annual Women in Public Service Conference

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March 13, 2019 - Hampton Fire & Rescue will host the 11th Annual Women in Public Service Conference on September 19-20, 2019. This year’s conference theme is “People, Purpose & Passion: Partners in Progress.” The Women in Public Service (WIPS) Con...

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

Citizen Fire Academy gives residents an inside look at Hampton's Fire Division

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Jan. 26, 2019 - Residents are invited to register today for the Hampton Fire Division's upcoming Citizen Fire Academy, March 21-May 9.

Meet the fire chief, learn what it takes to provide fire and emergency medical services to residents, and much more on Th...

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

Register now for Camp Fury, a unique summer camp for girls focused on firefighting

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Jan. 14, 2018 - Registration is now open for Camp Fury, the weeklong summer camp for girls that gives them an up-close look at the life of a firefighter. From July 21-26, girls in grades 6-12 can train alongside a team of firefighters and law enforcement ...

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Five-Alarm Festival will include bounce house, face painting and more

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Sept. 10, 2018 - Hampton’s one and only Five-Alarm Festival (formerly the Five Alarm Chili Festival) will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, from noon-4 p.m. at Syms Middle School on Fox Hill Road.The family-friendly festival will include a bounce house, obstacle ...

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Posted on: July 18, 2018

Camp Prospect, Camp Fury participants learn hot Fire & Rescue skills

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July 18, 2018 — Participants in Hampton Fire & Rescue's Camp Prospect this week are getting a taste of what it takes to be a firefighter. The camp, co-sponsored by the Office of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities, gives at-risk young men ages 14-19 a...

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

Fire officials urge you to stay safe and legal during the 4th of July holiday

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July 3, 2018 - Local fire officials want to remind residents that professional, licensed, public fireworks displays are the safest way to enjoy fireworks on the 4th of July. And only licensed, professional fireworks displays are legal in Hampton Roads. An...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Public is invited to awards, retirement, promotional ceremony Thursday

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June 6, 2018 - Hampton's Division of Fire & Rescue will hold its annual Awards, Retirement and Promotional Ceremony Thursday, June 7,  at the Fort Monroe Theatre, 41 Tidball Road. Guest speaker will be Gregory B. Cade, former Hampton fire chi...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Division of Fire & Rescue receives state 'Agency of Excellence' designation

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May 11, 2018 - Hampton’s Division of Fire and Rescue this month received the “Agency of Excellence” designation from the Virginia Department of Health – Office of Emergency Medical Services.

Hampton is the first agen...

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Registration open for Fire's Camp Fury for young women, Prospect for young men

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March 1, 2018 - Registration is now open for Camp Fury for Girls and Camp Prospect For Boys.

  • Camp Fury, open July 8-13, is a hands-on resident camp that allows young women in grades 6 through 12 to participate in a variety of activities that build leadersh...
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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Fundraising calls are not coming from Hampton's Division of Fire & Rescue

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Jan. 24, 2018 - Residents are being warned about a rash of fake fundraising calls recently to citizens seeking donations on behalf of the Hampton Division of Fire & Rescue. 

While the number that appears on the caller ID are Hampton fire stati...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Classes for the next Citizens Fire Academy scheduled for Sept. 21-30 are postponed

July 18, 2017 -  Classes for the next Citizens Fire Academy scheduled for Sept. 21-30 on Thursdays and Saturdays have been postponed and will be rescheduled. Check back at hampton.gov/fire for rescheduled dates. Learn what it takes to provide fir...

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Posted on: April 4, 2016

Fire & Rescue gets top services rating

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April 4, 2016 - The Division of Fire & Rescue would like to proudly announce that our new Insurance Services Office "class 1" rating is in effect as of April 1. The Division thanks our members, city officials, and others who helped reach thi...Read on...

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

The Peninsula Foster Grandparent program received a "Promoter of Excellence" award

April 19, 2018 -The Peninsula Foster Grandparent program received a "Promoter of Excellence" award at the Hampton Title1 School's "Recognition Reception for Parents, Volunteers and Community Partners“. Our program was nominated by...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Senior advisory committee is accepting nominations for 2018 Senior Citizenship Award

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Oct. 5, 2018 - The Senior Citizen Advisory Committee, in partnership with Hampton's Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services Department, is accepting nominations for the 2018 Senior Citizenship Award through Nov. 1. 

Nominees must be between the a...

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Senior Corps names Hines Foster Grandparent of the Year for outstanding service

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June 21, 2018 – Foster Grandparent Mary Hines was recognized as the Senior Corps Foster Grandparent of the Year for her outstanding service and volunteerism with the program. Hines, currently the team leader at Carver Elementary School, voluntee...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Foster Grandparent Program volunteer honored for her work at Bassette Elementary

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June 5, 2018 - Foster Grandparent volunteer Cleo Byrd was recently honored by WTKR TV for her work at Hampton's Bassette Elementary School. Known throughout the school as Grandma Byrd, she is in the classrooms Monday through Friday helping kids with their...

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

Vice mayor will help recognize mayor, county recognition day for national service

April 3, 2017 - Vice Mayor Linda Curtis is scheduled to help recognize the 5th Annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service during a ceremony Tuesday at City Hall. Curtis  will present a proclamation and have brief remarks during ...

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Posted on: October 23, 2018

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Oct. 23, 2018 - The holidays are approaching and Hampton's Adopt an Airman program is in urgent need of hosts and host families to provide a much-needed home away from home for young men and women in the Air Force.  Adopt an Airman provides them ...

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Posted on: October 23, 2018

This Is A News Headline

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Oct. 23, 2018 - The holidays are approaching and Hampton's Adopt an Airman program is in urgent need of hosts and host families to provide a much-needed home away from home for young men and women in the Air Force.  Adopt an Airman provides them ...

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Posted on: October 23, 2018

This Is A News Headline

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Oct. 23, 2018 - The holidays are approaching and Hampton's Adopt an Airman program is in urgent need of hosts and host families to provide a much-needed home away from home for young men and women in the Air Force.  Adopt an Airman provides them ...

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Posted on: October 23, 2018

This Is A News Headline

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Oct. 23, 2018 - The holidays are approaching and Hampton's Adopt an Airman program is in urgent need of hosts and host families to provide a much-needed home away from home for young men and women in the Air Force.  Adopt an Airman provides them ...

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Posted on: October 23, 2018

This Is A News Headline

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Oct. 23, 2018 - The holidays are approaching and Hampton's Adopt an Airman program is in urgent need of hosts and host families to provide a much-needed home away from home for young men and women in the Air Force.  Adopt an Airman provides them ...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

History of the Hampton Yacht Club - Monday, April 1, 7-8 pm

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James H. Shoemaker, author of the recently released book, The History of the Hampton Yacht Club, will present an illustrated lecture about the venerable boating and racing institution at the Hampton History Museum as part of its Port Hampton Lecture serie...

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Hampton's downtown carousel will open for 2019 season on April 2

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March 18, 2019 - Hampton's historic carousel, located in Carousel Park and operated by the Hampton History Museum, opens for the 2019 season on April 2.  The former Buckroe Beach carousel is one of the city's most treasured historic assets. Built...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Black Language in America - Wednesday, April 17, noon-1 pm

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Often called bad grammar, improper English, and slang, African American English  (AAE), also known as Black English and Ebonics, has been the most studied dialect in the history of the United States. Celebration of Black History...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

7th Annual Hampton Heritage Day - Saturday, May 18

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Join in commemorating the Native American, European and African cultures, individually, as well as how they have come together to shape our community at Hampton Heritage Day.

The family friendly event provides focus on the history that shaped who we are to...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

"1619: Virginia’s First Africans" FAQs and Report Available online

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In preparation of statewide and national commemorations of the 400th anniversary of the 1619 arrival of the first Africans at Point Comfort in Hampton, VA, the Hampton History Museum has added a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and a report &a...

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Steampunk: Visions of Futures Past - June 1 & 2

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Save the date for the 7th Annual Steampunk: Visions of Futures Past exposition and celebration!Steampunk: Visions of Futures PastDuring Blackbeard Pirate Festival weekendExposition of Marvels: Saturday, June 1, 10 am-5 pm, Freeand Sunday, June 2,...

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Civil War Journey: The Maps and Sketches of Private Robert Sneden

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Get a glimpse of the American Civil War from the perspective of a soldier. “Civil War Journey: The Maps and Sketches of Private Robert Sneden,” a touring exhibition organized by the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, is on view ...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Hampton TRIAD sponsoring a fish fry on Friday to benefit city seniors

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Oct. 17, 2018 - The Hampton TRIAD is sponsoring a fish fry with all the trimming on Friday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Hampton Senior Center, 3501 Kecoughtan Road. The TRIAD is a partnership between the Sheriff's Office, Fire, Police, Parks, R...

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Posted on: June 4, 2018

Sheriff’s 14th Picnic Celebrates Older Americans

The Hampton Sheriff’s Office sponsored its 14th Annual Hampton Senior Picnic in May to celebrate Older Americans month. The event was initiated by Hampton Sheriff, B. J. Roberts to recognize and show his appreciation to the older population of Hampton. Du...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Sheriff's deputies participate in 2018 Polar Plunge

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Feb. 23, 2018 — Hampton sheriff's deputies jumped into frigid waters Feb. 3 to raise money for the Special Olympics of Virginia in the 2018 Polar Plunge. 

The deputies braved the sub-40-degree waters at the Virginia Beach oceanfront for the 26th A...

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

Recruits graduate from the Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy (HRCJTA)

The Hampton Sheriff's Office's latest recruits graduated from the Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy in Newport News. They are members of Class 17-2, which completed 13 weeks of training in July. 

The full class of 37 deputies represe...

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Posted on: May 15, 2012

Sheriff B.J. Roberts, 69th President of the National Sheriffs’ Association

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Hampton Sheriff B.J. Roberts was sworn in as the 69th president of the National Sheriff’s Association (NSA) on Wednesday, June 30 at the 70th Annual NSA Summer Conference in Anaheim, California. The NSA was chartered in 1940 and is involved in a number of...Read on...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Start planning for back-to-school immunizations now to avoid long lines

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Aug. 6, 2018 - All students starting kindergarten or pre-K classes must have proof of required immunizations, and rising sixth graders need a booster. The Hampton Health District offers all required immunizations for free; appointments are not necessary.

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

Celebrate breastfeeding, get parenting support at Aug. 2 event

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July 26, 2018 - Breastfeeding offers benefits for both mother and baby, and Hampton wants to join the World Health Organization in drawing attention to the benefits and support families during World Breastfeeding  Week, Aug. 1-7.

Join Hampton's WI...

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Posted on: July 25, 2018

Hampton Health Department issues new swimming advisory for Buckroe Beach

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July 25, 2018 - The Hampton Health Department has issued a swimming advisory for Buckroe Beach because of elevated bacteria levels that were found in water samples taken Tuesday. The department recommends beachgoers avoid swimming in the area during the a...

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

Hampton Health Department will give free flu shots Thursday from 10 a.m-4 p.m.

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Feb. 5, 2018 - The Hampton Health Department will provide free flu shots Thursday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. - or until the vaccine runs out - at 3130 Victoria Blvd.

In a news release Monday the Health Department said: "The Centers for Disease Control and Pr...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Hampton Health Department looks for cat that bit someone Sunday, Jan. 21

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Jan. 24, 2018 - The Hampton Health Department wants help locating a cat that bit someone on Sunday, Jan. 21. The cat was last seen in the 2800 block of Victoria Boulevard. It is described as a Himalayan male with a blue collar. Unless the Health Departmen...

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Posted on: September 2, 2015

WIC: Call for an appointment or stop by our offices

Sept. 2, 2015 - Call to set up an appointment if you are pregnant, postpartum (less than six months) breastfeeding or have a child under the age of five. You may be eligible to receive free fruits, vegetables and other foods.

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Posted on: March 8, 2019

Healthy Start staff speak to state legislators on Advocacy Day

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March 8, 2019 — Staff from the Healthy Start home-visiting program participated in the legislative Advocacy Day on Feb. 14 at the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Virginia. The representatives from Hampton's Healthy Families Department convey...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Healthy Families changes weekly payment due date for school age programs

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Jan. 18, 2019 - Healthy Families would like to thank all of the families who took the Hampton School Age Programs annual survey. Based on survey responses, weekly payments for the before- and after-school programs are now due on Friday instead of Thursday...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Healthy Families partners with Write Brain to help students develop literary skills

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Oct. 12, 2018 - Healthy Families' School Age Programs has partnered with Write Brain Books to help develop English literary skills in second through fifth grades. As part of the Young Authors enrichment program, participants will engage in creative writin...

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Call now to learn about the community resources available for parents of children under 3

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Sept. 25, 2018 -  If you live in Hampton and have a child under the age of 3, call now to learn more about the community resources and programs available for you at Hampton Healthy Families. Find out how we can best support you along your parenti...

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Are you expecting or did you just have a baby? call now for a resource visit

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Sept. 25, 2018 - Are you pregnant, or did you just have a baby? Call 757-727-2636 or email julie.brotz@hampton.gov to schedule your free visit with a specially trained family resource specialist. Identify community programs that meet your needs or just ta...

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Posted on: August 27, 2018

Childbirth: Let’s Get Ready. How do I do that?

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Aug. 27, 2018 - The baby is coming, whether you’re ready or not. Knowing what to expect can help things go more smoothly.Join us for discussion and tips on childbirth and new baby care, Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m., beginning Sept. 11, at Sentara Care...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Hampton's Healthy Start graduates, city staff celebrate achievement

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Aug. 10, 2018 — The 2018 Healthy Start graduates, pictured, celebrated with their family and the staff Thursday, Aug. 9, at the program graduation.

Attending the graduation were, from left, Healthy Families administrator Chenequa Hayden; Ann Cherry, chairw...

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Volunteers and sponsors sought for the Hampton Mayor's Book Club

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Aug. 2, 2018 - Healthy Families is looking for volunteer readers and sponsors for the Hampton Mayor's Book Club, which addresses early literacy and focuses on reading as a core value.

Supported through public and private partnerships, the book club is dedi...

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Posted on: July 30, 2018

21st class to graduate from Hampton's Healthy Start program Aug. 9

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July 26, 2018 – Healthy Start will host their 21st annual program completion graduation on Thursday, Aug. 9. Children who have completed the program by age 5 will join their families and staff to celebrate the occasion.

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

Open enrollment for before- & after-school care begins Aug. 1

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July 26, 2018 - Open enrollment begins for Hampton's before- and after-school care program on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. Healthy Families School Age Programs are offered at all Hampton city elementary and select middle schools.

The program's primary goal is ...

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

Celebrate breastfeeding, get parenting support topics at Aug. 2 event

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July 26, 2018 - Breastfeeding offers benefits for both mother and baby, and Hampton wants to join the World Health Organization in drawing attention to the benefits and support families during World Breastfeeding  Week, Aug. 1-7.

Join Hampton's WI...

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Healthy Families partners with Sentara Careplex to help new, expecting parents

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Feb. 14, 2018 - Hampton's Healthy Families program has partnered with Sentara Careplex to provide services for new and expecting parents at Sentara's new Family Maternity Center,  3000 Coliseum Drive.

To get things started, expecting parents and t...

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

Beware of recent email phishing attempt

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March 5, 2019 — Beware of a phishing attempt to gain access to your account information, Hampton's Information Technology Department says. The email appears to be a message from Microsoft requiring an update to Office365. It looks like the one below:&...

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

Protect yourself from phishing emails with these tips

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Aug. 29, 2018 — Well-crafted phishing and fraud emails have become more common and sophisticated recently, Hampton's Information Technology Department says.

Phishing emails are attempts to gather sensitive information, such as passwords or credit card info...

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Posted on: June 12, 2018

Help Desk team earns recognition for customer service certifications

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June 12, 2018 — Hampton's Information Technology support team recently earned customer service accolades. 

Four city IT team members acquired individual certifications to qualify the Technical Support team for the HDI Certified Team reco...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

IT will begin sending computer users a reminder about expiring passwords

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May 11, 2018 - Starting today, Hampton's Information Technology Department will begin sending an email notice to city computer users whose network password is about to expire.

The notice will not ask users to click on any link, or include any attachment &a...

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Information Technology - Change Management
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Malicious phishing email sent to city employees

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May 2, 2018 — A phishing email was recently delivered to a large number of city employees' Hampton email addresses and should be deleted without being opened, the IT Department warns. 

Anyone who did click on the link in the email and entered info...

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

Stay Safe from Tax Scams

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April 3, 2018 - As people nationwide seek to file their tax returns, cybercriminals attempt to take advantage of this with a variety of scams. Hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens are targeted by tax scams each year, often only learning of the crime aft...

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

Information Technology reminds employees to avoid cyber scams and malware during holiday season

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Nov. 20, 2017 - The city’s Information Technology staff reminds employees to stay cyber safe this holiday season. This includes avoiding holiday scams and malware, and using city email and internet properly. Leslie Fuentes, director of Information Technol...

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Information Technology - Change Management
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Information Technology warns employees about dangerous new ransomware called 'Bad Rabbit'

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Oct. 26, 2017 - The Information Technology Department wants to warn employees about a dangerous new ransomware called "Bad Rabbit." IT is taking steps to increase security and threat awareness and asks that city computer users be on the alert fo...

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Information Technology - Change Management
Posted on: October 20, 2017

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

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Get informed about online security this month. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, an annual campaign to spotlight the importance of cybersecurity. 

As just about everyone is affected by the internet, National Cyber Security Awaren...

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Posted on: October 1, 2014

There are no outages at this time.

If you need technical support, please email the IT Help desk at ithelp@hampton.gov.

Information Technology - Change Management

News Flash

Posted on: October 27, 2017

Borrow 'I Love Virginia State Parks' explorer backpacks at libraries

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Oct. 28, 2017 — Want to explore the parks, trails and nature centers in Virginia? The Hampton library now has “I Love Virginia State Parks” backpacks available to borrow.  The backpack includes a pass for free parkin...

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News Flash

Posted on: January 31, 2019

Be one of the first to join Veteran's Career Compass and help the military community

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Jan. 31, 2019 - Veteran's Career Compass is a new program for the military community that will streamline the recruitment experience for both employers and job seekers. 

Businesses that are early adopters will gain access to new talent for high-de...

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Military Affairs Committee
Posted on: November 29, 2018

Wreaths, volunteer wreath layers needed for Dec. 15 ceremony at Hampton cemetery

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Nov. 29, 2018 - Both wreaths and volunteer wreath layers are needed for the Dec. 15 Wreaths Day ceremony at Hampton National Cemetery on Cemetery Road.

Volunteers for laying wreaths on the graves of fallen heroes can arrive at the cemetery as early as 9 a....

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Military Affairs Committee
Posted on: October 23, 2018

Hosts sought for the Adopt an Airman program serving Langley Air Force Base

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Oct. 23, 2018 - The holidays are approaching and Hampton's Adopt an Airman program is in urgent need of hosts and host families to provide a much-needed home away from home for young men and women in the Air Force.  Adopt an Airman provides them ...

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Stand down to help homeless, at-risk veterans and their families set for Nov. 17

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Oct. 10, 2018 - A stand down for homeless and at-risk veterans and their family members will be held on Nov. 17 at the Y.H. Thomas Community Center, 1300 Thomas Street in Hampton. Services on-site will include medical screening, housing assistance, legal ...

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Military Affairs Committee
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Fort Monroe center will host the 'Get Set 4 All Adapted Sports Day' on Oct. 6

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Sept. 19, 2018 - Saturday, Oct. 6, is "Get Set 4 All Adapted Sports Day" at the Fort Monroe Community Center, 100 Stilwell Road. It's a unique opportunity for veterans, wounded warriors, the disabled and able-bodied to participate in a number of...

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Military Affairs Committee
Posted on: September 18, 2018

Veterans invited to free Veterans Health Fair on Saturday, Oct. 6 in Norfolk

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Sept. 18, 2018 - The Alliance for Veterans Health and VFW Post 4809 in Norfolk are sponsoring a free Veterans Health Fair on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the VFW post, 5728 Bartee St., Norfolk. Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided...

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Military Affairs Committee
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Hampton Roads Transit bus line 118 will no longer enter Langley Air Force Base

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May 18, 2018 - Hampton Roads Transit bus line 118 will change its route, no longer entering Langley Air Force Base, beginning Sunday, May 20. The adjustments means that bus riders who do not have military clearance will no longer have to get off the bus, ...

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Military Affairs Committee
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Public invited to help homeless vets, support healthy lifestyle at VA2K Walk & Roll

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May 9, 2018 - The 8th annual VA2K Walk & Roll, which helps homeless veterans and promotes a healthy lifestyle, will be held on May 16 starting at 11 a.m. at the Hampton VA Medical Center, 100 Emancipation Drive.

The two kilometer walk (about 1.24 miles...

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Military Affairs Committee
Posted on: February 15, 2018

'Celebration of the Military Child' takes place Saturday, April 7, at Convention Center

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Feb. 15, 2018 - Imagine. Invent. Inspire.

Those are the key words this year for "Little Heroes at Home, Celebration of the Military Child." The annual event honoring local military children for their service, sacrifice and strength of character w...

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Military Affairs Committee
Posted on: August 22, 2017

Hosts sought for the Adopt an Airman program serving Langley Air Force Base

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Aug. 22, 2017 - Hampton's Adopt an Airman program is in urgent need of hostsand host families to provide a much-needed home away from home for young men and women in the Air Force.  Adopt an Airman provides them with an avenue to form new friends...

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News Flash

Posted on: March 4, 2019

Vote now for your favorite attraction in Hampton, including Buckroe Beach

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March 20, 2019 - Several City of Hampton attractions, including Buckroe Beach, The Woodlands golf course, Charles Taylor Visual Arts Center and Hampton Coliseum, have been nominated for Coastal Virginia Magazine's Best of Readers' Choice Awards. All they ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 8, 2019

New Parks and Rec director brings organizational experience, vision

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Dec. 10, 2018 -- Hampton's new Parks and Recreation director, Dave McCauley, brings a strong background in organization and leadership to the role after his first career in the Army. Hear about his background and his view of the city’s park assets and nee...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

Farmers market returning to Buckroe Beach this summer starting on May 4

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Feb. 5, 2019 - The farmers market is returning to Buckroe Beach this summer.

Starting May 4, you will find local produce, baked good, sausage, seafood, jarred food and much more on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the grassy area surrounding the Buckroe Bea...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Hampton champions now qualify to play for youth football national championship

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Jan. 4, 2019 – Hampton’s youth football league is now associated with the United Youth Football League, and Hampton champions in each age division will now qualify to go to Tampa, Fla. to play for a United Youth Football League Nationa...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 27, 2018

History Museum needs boxes for January's 'Build the City' at convention center

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Nov. 27, 2018 - The Hampton History Museum is looking for cardboard boxes for the upcoming “Build The City” event at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. The whole family is invited to join the fun on Saturday, Jan. 19. Come show your crafting skills and ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Operation Winter Break, camps for kids when school is out, starts Dec. 20

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Nov. 20, 2018 – Operation Winter Break, a chance for students to go to camp when school is out for the Christmas holiday, begins Thursday, Dec. 20, and ends Monday, Dec. 31. The program is closed Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25. Camps are M...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

With parades, markets and music, Hampton celebrates the holidays in style

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Nov. 19, 2018 - From “A Very Electric Christmas” with the Lightwire Theater on Friday, Nov. 30, to the Kwanzaa Market at Hampton University on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8, and the Lighted Boat Parade on Friday, Dec. 7, Hampton has more than a dozen holi...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 16, 2018

Community meeting set for Tuesday, Nov. 27, to discuss Fox Hill Neighborhood Center

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Nov. 16, 2018 - Hampton’s Community Development Department will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Francis Asbury Elementary School, 140 Beach Road, to refine neighborhood priorities for the new Fox Hill Neighborhood Center....

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

Public invited to opening of Mill Creek Pier behind Fort Monroe Community Center

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Nov. 14, 2018 - The public is invited to the opening of  the Mill Creek Pier Saturday behind the Fort Monroe Community Center, 100 Stillwell Road. The pier will be used as a paddleboat and kayak launch by Hampton’s Parks, Recreation & Leisure...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 28, 2018

Hampton residents can now go online to sign up for some Parks programs, services

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Oct. 22, 2018 - Hampton residents can now go online to join a city community center or register for after-school programs like Beyond the Bell. Later, residents will be able to reserve park shelters, register for a host of other classes, and more - all fr...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Help 'Catch the King' and join a regional effort to measure astronomical tide

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Oct. 5, 2018 - Your help is needed to "Catch the King" on Oct. 27.

For the second year in a row, hundreds of volunteers from across the region are wanted to monitor and measure the years highest astronomical tide - the king tide. 

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Senior advisory committee is accepting nominations for 2018 Senior Citizenship Award

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Oct. 5, 2018 - The Senior Citizen Advisory Committee, in partnership with Hampton's Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services Department, is accepting nominations for the 2018 Senior Citizenship Award through Nov. 1. 

Nominees must be between the a...

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Nomination information Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Bluebird Gap Farm closed Friday to prepare for fun festival Saturday

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Oct. 18, 2018 - Bluebird Gap Farm will be closed Friday in preparation for the festival on Saturday, when hay rides, "punkin chunkin," straw mazes and more will be available from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Entry and activities at Bluebird will be free. Food...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 11, 2018

Tropical Storm Michael, tornado and flood watches prompt closings in Hampton

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Oct. 11, 2018 -Due to the threat of bad weather, a number of city offices or programs are closed this afternoon:

  • All community and neighborhood centers run by the Department of Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services will close at 6 p.m.
  • After-school progr...
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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 5, 2018

Health Department issues final swimming advisory for south Buckroe Beach

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Sept. 5, 2018 - The Hampton Health Department issued a swimming advisory Wednesday for the south end of Buckroe Beach (from the pier to Point Comfort Avenue). Tests showed there were higher than standard levels of Enterococci in the water, and studies sho...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 25, 2018

UPDATE: Swimming advisory for Buckroe Beach is lifted

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July 28, 2018 - The Hampton Health Department on Saturday lifted the swimming advisory for Buckroe Beach. Bacteria levels returned to normal. 

Recreational waters are routinely monitored during the summer swimming season. Four beaches in Newport N...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 12, 2018

You can sign up now to become a vendor at upcoming Crabtown Seafood Festival downtown

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July 12, 2018 - Sign up now to become a vendor at the upcoming Crabtown Seafood Festival. 

Honoring Hampton's history as a town built by seafood, the Sept. 8 festival will line the downtown waterfront  from Mill Point Park to Carousel Par...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Vendors encouraged to apply now for a space at the Bluebird Gap Farm Fall Festival

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July 12, 2018 - Vendor applications are now being accepted for the Bluebird Gap Farm Fall Festival, which will take place Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The festival is our way of embracing the fall season, with a variety of children’s activities...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 12, 2018

The votes are in and the new goats at Bluebird Gap Farm have been named

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July 12, 2018 -  Sherlock and Watson? Starsky and Hutch, or Zig and Zag? The people have spoken (it was actually an online vote) and the new pygmy goats at Bluebird Gap Farm have been named. Stop by the park and meet Zig and Zag! 

Open da...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 10, 2018

New shelter at Gosnold's Hope one of many changes, improvements planned by Parks

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Hampton's Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services Department continues to make changes and improvements designed to make your trip to city parks even more enjoyable:

  • Gosnold's Hope Park has a new 300-seat shelter available for rent. The River Birch Picnic S...
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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 20, 2018

Performing Arts Center programs moving to Hampton Arts Commission

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June 20, 2018 - Hampton’s Performing & Creative Arts Center for young people, located at 300 Butler Farm Road, will officially close to the public on Monday, June 25.  Many of the current programs will be transferred to the Hampton Arts Commi...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 20, 2018

Unveiling of historical marker for Bay Shore beach resort to be held Saturday

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June 20, 2018 - Join members of the Buckroe Historical Society on Saturday morning as they unveil a historical marker to the Bay Shore Hotel, which served African-Americans as a top East Coast resort for 75 years. 

The venture, which opened in 189...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 19, 2018

Weather service issues heat advisory, residents encouraged to stay cool, stay safe

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June 19, 2018 - The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a heat advisory for today and temperatures in Hampton will be 95 degrees with heat index values as high as 105 degrees.

Hampton's Emergency Management Office said the combination of high ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 24, 2018

Free weekend shuttle service will be available at Buckroe Beach through Labor Day

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May 25, 2018 - Starting this weekend and continuing through Labor Day weekend, the city will offer free shuttle service for visitors to Buckroe Beach. While the park and nearby fishing pier offer more than 580 free parking spaces - which are sufficient fo...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 23, 2018

Celebrated Blackbeard festival returning to downtown's Mill Point Park June 2, 3

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May 23, 2018 - The Blackbeard Festival is June 2 and 3, but the fun starts with the Grand Pirates Bash on Friday, June 1st. There will be games, fireworks and more on Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. downtown, and the fun continues Sunday from noon-...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Help your child stay active and have fun by enrolling them in city camp this summer

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May 14, 2018 - Help your child have fun and stay active this summer by enrolling them in one of the many summer camps offered by the city's Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services Department. 

Kids 11-15 years of age can take part in swimming, ar...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Pirates, Privateers and Buccaneers exhibit is now open at the Hampton History Museum

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May 17, 2018 - Commemorating the 300th anniversary the death of the notorious pirate Blackbeard  - and the 19th Annual Blackbeard Festival here in Hampton - the exhibit Pirates, Privateers and Buccaneers is now open at the Hampton History Museum....

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

TNCC has summer camps available for students interested in science, technology

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May 9, 2018 - Thomas Nelson Community College has several summer camps scheduled for area students:

  • Summer Science Camp: July 23-26, Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-noon, Hampton campus. It's free and open to middle school students. The camp is meant to unlock...
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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 8, 2018

Registration open for Hampton's therapeutic recreation summer camps

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May 8, 2018 - Registration continues for Hampton's therapeutic recreation summer camps. Spend nine weeks of your summer vacation with your peers. Sign up for adventure and fun! Take trips, make some new friends, and learn some new things. The program is d...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 26, 2018

Ribbon-cutting, opening ceremony planned for Waterwalk at Central Park

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April 26, 2018 – Waterwalk at Central Park, a 2¼-mile linear park that will connect Air Power Park and the Power Plant shopping area, will have a grand opening and ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. on May 12.

The new park will provide an expan...

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Posted on: March 22, 2018

International Children's Festival set for Saturday, April 21 at Mill Point Park

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March 26, 2018 - Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of more than 40 countries on Saturday, April 21, when the International Children's Festival is held at Mill Point Park in downtown Hampton. This year the city welcomes Colombia and Nepal to the fun...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 21, 2017

Bluebird Gap Farm's beautiful new quarter horse colt is named ... Hamilton

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Dec. 21, 2017 - The voting is over and one of the latest additions to Bluebird Gap Farm is named... Hamilton. The colt was born earlier this year and the farm chose the name after more than 900 votes were counted. The name was announced Thursday afternoon...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Parades by land and by sea highlight a long list of holiday events in Hampton

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Dec. 1, 2017 - From lift off to markets and mistletoe tours, Hampton has a number of upcoming events designed to keep you in the holiday mood.

Lift Off refers to the annual Holly Days parade, which will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, starting at 7 p.m. The the...

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More information Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Hampton residents get discount on mid-week jet ski rental at Buckroe Beach

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July 10, 2017 -- Hampton Watersports, which offers recreational equipment for rent at the city's Buckroe Beach, is offering a deal for Hampton residents and city employees: 20% off jet-ski rentals Monday through Thursday (except holidays) through the rest...

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Posted on: July 3, 2017

Camp Hampton Updates

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*Week 2 of CAMP HAMPTON is in full swing and the following locations are FULL for the week. 

 

- Fort Monroe Community Center

- Little England Community Center

- Y.H. Thomas Community Center

 

 Additional Updates:

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Weekend Buckroe Beach shuttle service moves to Jones Magnet Middle School

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June 16, 2017 - Additional amenities at Buckroe Beach are drawing more Hampton residents and visitors to the bay beach this summer, and the city has moved its free shuttle service to better accommodate crowds.

The overflow parking and shuttle stop has been...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 12, 2017

Hampton to open beach season with watercraft, food, fun and more parking for Buckroe Beach

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May 12, 2017 - Additional amenities at Buckroe Beach are expected to draw more Hampton residents and visitors to the bay beach this summer, and the city is opening an overflow parking lot and running a free weekend shuttle service.

Coming to Buckroe this s...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Public can start reserving new pavilions at Gosnold's Hope Park starting in late May

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April 12, 2017 - Four new pavilions have been built at Gosnold's Hope Park, just in time for late spring and early summer reservations. 

The Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services Department staff has made sure that each pavilion is fully equipped...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 4, 2017

City aids in funding 2 new events this summer: Adult soap box derby and kids' rock concert

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April 4, 2017 – Soap box derbies aren’t just for kids: Hampton will have its first Adult Soap Box Derby race this summer down the Booker T. Washington Memorial Bridge on Settlers Landing Road.

The race is the brainchild of restaurateur Carlyle Bland – who ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 22, 2017

Water sports rental operation approved for Buckroe, Mill Point Park, Bluebird Gap

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March 22, 2017 - Residents and visitors will be able to rent equipment such as kayaks, boats and jet skis this summer, as part of the city's efforts to expand recreational access to the water. The company will also sell concessions and beach items.

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 10, 2015

Buckroe Fishing Pier renamed in honor of retiring Parks director

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Dec. 10, 2015 - Hampton City Council Wednesday renamed the Buckroe Fishing Pier to the James T. Wilson Fishing Pier in honor of the city's Parks and Recreation director (shown above with his wife Elizabeth and Mayor George Wallace). Wilson is retiring Jan...Read on...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Don't miss hayride, straw maze and more at Oct. 20 Bluebird Gap Farm Festival

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Sept. 20, 2018 - Hay rides, "punkin chunkin", straw mazes and more are planned for the Bluebird Gap Farm Festival on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Entry and activities are free. Food and pumpkins will be available for purchase.

The 60-ac...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Vendors encouraged to apply now for a space at the Bluebird Gap Farm Fall Festival

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July 12, 2018 - Vendor applications are now being accepted for the Bluebird Gap Farm Fall Festival, which will take place Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The festival is our way of embracing the fall season, with a variety of children’s activities...

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Parks & Recreation - Bluebird Gap Farm
Posted on: September 15, 2017

More Parks & Recreation news

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For more Parks & Recreation news, go to the main page at http://hampton.gov/parks.

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Posted on: July 25, 2017

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

City aids in funding 2 new events this summer: Adult soap box derby and kids' rock concert

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April 4, 2017 – Soap box derbies aren’t just for kids: Hampton will have its first Adult Soap Box Derby race this summer down the Booker T. Washington Memorial Bridge on Settlers Landing Road.

The race is the brainchild of restaurateur Carlyle Bland – who ...

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Parks - Love your city grants
Posted on: February 7, 2017

Grants available now for one-day, community-building events in Hampton

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Feb. 7, 2017 – For the second year in a row, Hampton wants to help fund new, one-day events that build community and attract visitors to the city by offering grants of up to $10,000 to non-profits with creative ideas for quality public gatherings...

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More information Parks - Love your city grants

News Flash

Posted on: March 8, 2018

Sign up for Citizen Police Academy and get to know officers and their jobs

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March 8, 2019 — Learn more about patrolling Hampton's streets and keeping residents safe in the Citizen Police Academy. Sign up by March 20 for the 12-week program, designed to teach residents about the mission, policies, and day-to-day operatio...

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More information on the academy Police - PIO
Posted on: January 28, 2019

Police being proactive after early-2019 homicides; 2018 saw decrease in violent crimes

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Jan. 28, 2019 - Police Chief Terry Sult told City Council on Wednesday that the Police Division had already taken steps to address safety concerns after an unusual four homicides in January. That followed a decrease in crime last year, with violent crime ...

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Police - PIO
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Police, sheriff, others sponsoring 'get fit' family day at Y.H. Thomas

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Aug. 3, 2018 - Hampton police, the sheriff's office, commonwealth's attorneys office and the local NAACP are sponsoring a back to school "Healthy 'get fit' Family Day" on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Y.H. Thomas Community Center, 1300 Thomas St.

Fro...

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Police - PIO
Posted on: August 1, 2018

Hampton police to apply for federal grant funds to support technology upgrades

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Aug. 1, 2018 - The City of Hampton is eligible to apply for the 2018 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Local Solicitation.  The grant is an annual grant awarded by the federal government based upon a locality’s populati...

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Police - PIO
Posted on: June 12, 2018

Police looking for people to interview residents about new strategy

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June 12, 2018 - Hampton police, Newport News police, the National Institute of Justice and others, including the University of Chicago, are looking for people to interview randomly selected residents about a new community-based policing strategy. The stra...

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Police - PIO
Posted on: May 15, 2018

Services recognized fallen police officers, others for their service to Hampton

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May 15, 2018 - Hampton Police Monday held the 2018 Police Memorial and Honor Award Service in Honor Park, between City Hall and the P.G. Minetti Public Safety Building. The service paid tribute to Hampton police officers who died in the line of duty, and ...

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Police - PIO
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Police, others planning for a week-long summer camp focusing on state law and teens

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April, 12, 2017 - The Hampton Police Department, Hampton Roads Committee of 200 + Men, Inc., Hampton's Department of Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services and Hampton's Youth Violence Prevention office will host a week-long "VA Rules Camp" &...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

City offices, schools will be closed and trash pickup day changes for MLK holiday

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Jan. 15, 2019 - City schools and most city offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, 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 Fri...

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

Most Hampton offices and schools will be closed for Christmas and New Year's

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Dec. 18, 2018 - Most Hampton offices, schools, and city services will be closed for Christmas and New Year's on Monday, Dec. 24, Tuesday, Dec. 25, Monday, Dec. 31 and Tuesday, Jan. 1. Schools will close on Thursday, Dec. 20 and reopen Wednesday, Jan. 2. T...

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Public Works
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Trash pickup days change, schools and city offices will be closed for Thanksgiving

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Nov. 20, 2018 - Trash pickup days will change and city schools will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Most city offices and services will be closed Thursday and Friday. go online for the closing list.

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Public Works
Posted on: November 15, 2018

City gets $1,112,423 grant for restoration, expansion of coastal marshes, wetlands

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Nov. 15, 2018 - The James River Association and City of Hampton have received a $1,112,423 grant for the restoration or expansion of coastal marshes, wetlands, and other natural features in Hampton’s Pochin Place/Indian River Creek Stormwater Basin.

The mo...

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Public Works
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Michael to bring possible flooding; Thursday trash schedule unchanged

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Oct. 10, 2018 - Hurricane Michael is expected to bring rain to Hampton Roads Thursday evening and into Friday, with the possibility of tropical-storm force winds and minor tidal flooding in Hampton.

Emergency Management staff and department heads are close...

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Public Works
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Public Works will spray for mosquitoes in Wythe and Southampton tonight

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Sept. 18, 2018 - Weather permitting, Public Works will conduct ultra-low volume spraying for mosquitoes tonight in Wythe and Southampton. 

Areas are chosen for truck-mounted mosquito spraying based on surveillance of the adult and juvenile mosquit...

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Public Works
Posted on: August 29, 2018

Spraying set for Northampton, Southampton, Rip Rap, South Saunders, Buckroe Beach areas

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Aug. 29, 2018  -  Weather permitting, Public Works plans to conduct ultra-low volume spraying Thursday evening in the Northampton, Southampton, Rip Rap-Seldendfale, South Saunders Road and Buckroe Beach neighborhoods..

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Public Works
Posted on: August 22, 2018

Public Works sponsors City Hall blood drive on Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Aug. 22, 2018 - Hampton's Department of Public Works and the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in the lobby of City Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.,  collecting blood for those in need. All types of blood are desperately n...

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Protect yourself this weekend and this summer from Asian Tiger mosquito

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May 23, 2018 - They're baaaaack!

Public Works’ Environmental Services Division is asking residents to monitor their yards and dump any standing water to help reduce the Asian tiger mosquito population.

The most prolific nuisance mosquito in the region, the ...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 15, 2018

City plans to put evacuation zone stickers on residential trash containers

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March 19, 2018 – Starting on Monday, April 2, Hampton’s Public Works Department and Office of Emergency Management will begin a campaign to put special “Know Your Zone” stickers on more than 45,000 residential trash containers throughout the city.

On Monda...

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Public Works
Posted on: February 27, 2018

Unwanted residential propane tanks, smaller cannister can be left at collection site

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March 1, 2018 - Hampton residents who need to properly dispose of residential propane tanks, including five pound cylinders, one pound camping tanks and smaller, soldering-type cylinders, can now leave them at regular chemical collection events. (See date...

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Public Works
Posted on: January 22, 2018

Public meeting planned to discuss Chesapeake Bay, Back River "action" plans

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Feb. 15, 2018 - The City of Hampton will have a public meeting on Friday, March 2, to discuss a draft of the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load action plan and a draft of the Back River Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Load action plan.

These plans addres...

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Public Works
Posted on: September 5, 2017

Learn more about a number of important projects planned by Public Works

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Sept. 5, 2017 -  This month residents can learn more about a number of important road projects planned by Public Works. They can also request that a public hearing be held on three additional projects:

  • Monday, Sept. 18, is the last day for residen...
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Public Works
Posted on: August 23, 2017

Public Works seeks to hire equipment operators, plumbers and more

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Aug. 23, 2017 - Hampton's Public Works Department is looking for equipment operators, plumbers and more. To learn more about the job openings, and to put in your application, visit HIRE, the city's online employment system. With HIRE, you can see job oppo...

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Visit HIRE, the city's online employment system Public Works
Posted on: June 19, 2017

Hampton residents now can recycle more plastics

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June 19, 2017 – Hampton residents can now recycle most types of plastic containers, allowing families to put more into their recycling bin and less into the trash. Plastic bags and plastic wrap still cannot be recycled, but any type of rigid plastic can b...

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Public Works
Posted on: February 2, 2017

Public meeting scheduled on Poquoson, Back River water quality

Feb. 2, 2017 - Virginia's Department of Environmental Quality will host a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 16  to provide information and get public comment on water quality standards for the Poquoson River, Back River and severa...

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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...

Public Works
Posted on: October 22, 2015

Call before you dig

Oct. 23, 2015 - Hampton's Public Works Department reminds residents, contractors and others that they need to call va811.com, also known as Miss Utility, before they do any kind of excavation or digging.

Calling 811, or 1-800-552-7001, before work beg...Read on...

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Posted on: June 23, 2015

Check for standing rainwater to reduce mosquito population

June 22, 2015 – Hampton’s Environmental Services Division wants residents to police their yards for standing rainwater to help reduce the area’s Asian Tiger mosquito population.

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

Air Force to spray for mosquitoes over Langley and Craney Island Tuesday

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July 27, 2018 - The Air Force will conduct aerial mosquito spraying over Langley Air Force Base and Craney Island on the night of July 31, 2018. In the event of inclement weather, the spraying will move to Aug. 1.

The Air Force uses specially modified C-13...

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Public Works - Environmental Services

News Flash

Posted on: November 16, 2018

Pay by mail, online or in person: Taxes due to Treasurer's Office by Wednesday, Dec. 5

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Nov. 16, 2018 - Residents are reminded that real property, business property and personal property taxes, along with city license fees, are due by Dec. 5. You can pay by mail, online, in person, or in the Treasurer’s Office drop box, which is located at 1...

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Treasurer's Office

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Voters go to the polls to consider candidates for Senate, House of Representatives

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Sept. 21, 2018 -  Voters go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 6,  to consider candidates for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2nd and 3rd districts, and two proposed constitutional amendments. Polls open at 6 a.m. and c...

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News Flash

Posted on: January 14, 2019

Employees, employers sought now for Hampton's summer youth employment program

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Jan. 14, 2019 - The City of Hampton is looking for employees and employers to take part in the upcoming Summer Youth Employment Program.

Hampton residents who are 16-24 years of age can earn up to $1,500, gain valuable job skills, training and experience b...

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Posted on: January 2, 2019

Grants available for programs that address, prevent youth violence

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Jan. 2, 2019 - Non-profits that offer programs that include positive activities and programs for youth and young adults in the city’s Safe and Clean areas are eligible to apply for mini-grants of up to $20,000.

The goal of the program is to support program...

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Posted on: July 18, 2018

Camp Prospect, Camp Fury participants learn hot Fire & Rescue skills

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July 18, 2018 — Participants in Hampton Fire & Rescue's Camp Prospect this week are getting a taste of what it takes to be a firefighter. The camp, co-sponsored by the Office of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities, gives at-risk young men ag...

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More about the fire camps Youth & Young Adult Opportunities
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Youth office plans 'community conversations' on neighborhood safety

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July 13, 2018 - The Office of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities wants your input on creating a comprehensive safety plan for Hampton neighborhoods. The first "community conversation" will be held  from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26, a...

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Youth & Young Adult Opportunities
Posted on: May 9, 2018

TNCC has summer camps available for local students interested in science, technology

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May 9, 2018 - Thomas Nelson Community College has several summer camps scheduled for area students:

  • Summer Science Camp: July 23-26, Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-noon, Hampton campus. It's free and open to middle school students. The camp is meant to unlock...
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Youth & Young Adult Opportunities
Posted on: February 16, 2018

Urgency of Now, addressing concerns about youth violence, set for March 20

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Feb. 16, 2018 - Urgency of Now, or RuON, is an annual event that addresses concerns about increased violence among youth and young adults, with an emphasis on black males ages 15-24. It will be held this year at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 C...

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Youth & Young Adult Opportunities
Posted on: January 8, 2018

Apply now for mini-grants designed to prevent and reduce youth violence in city

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 Jan. 8, 2018 - Applications are available Jan. 9-Feb. 13 for special mini-grants from the Office of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities. Organizations and programs that support community-based efforts to stop youth violence can apply for as much...

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Youth & Young Adult Opportunities
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Police, others planning for a week-long summer camp focusing on state law and teens

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April, 12, 2017 - The Hampton Police Department, Hampton Roads Committee of 200 + Men, Inc., Hampton's Department of Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services and Hampton's Youth Violence Prevention office will host a week-long "VA Rules Camp" &...

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Youth & Young Adult Opportunities