News Flash

Posted on: November 15, 2019

Major coastal storm predicted to intensify, last through the weekend, cause flooding

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Nov. 15, 2019 - The major storm that brought rain today is expected intensify over the weekend along the Virginia coasts, affecting Hampton with continued rain, intensifying wind and coastal/tidal flooding, according to the National Weather Service. While...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Traveling mini park and colorful crosswalks create safe, fun spaces

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Nov. 8, 2019 - A movable mini park has been installed on Mellen Street in Phoebus to provide a place for recreation and relaxation. The mini park or “parklet” is currently outside Sly Clyde Ciderworks, but it could move soon.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 6, 2019

Downtown city parking lots will be closed for new parking stripes and updating of signs

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Nov. 6, 2019 - City-owned parking lots downtown will get a facelift this month when the Public Works Department begins restriping more than 20 lots and replacing or updating signs in and around those lots. Depending on the weather, the work will begin Nov...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Committee looking for two members to help with bicycle and pedestrian-related matters in Hampton

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Nov. 5, 2019 - The Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee is looking for two new members to help advise city staff on bicycle and pedestrian-related matters. The seven-member committee also assists in implementing the goals of Bike Walk Hampton as di...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Join Hampton Police for Coffee with a Cop on Friday, Nov. 8 at Foxhill McDonalds

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Nov. 5, 2019 - Join Hampton police on Friday, Nov. 8, for Coffee with a Cop – sponsored by Giamo Management – at the McDonald's restaurant, 217 FoxHill Road, from 8-10 a.m. Coffee with a Cop brings men and women in uniform together wit...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, so don't forget to set your clocks back an hour

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Nov. 1, 2019 - Don't forget to set your clock's back one hour by 2 a.m. Sunday, when Daylight Saving Time ends.  A common practice in several countries worldwide, Daylight Saving Time calls for advancing clocks forward one hour close to the start...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 31, 2019

City offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day, and some services will be rescheduled

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Nov. 1, 2019 - Most city offices will be closed for Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11. Trash pickups normally made Monday will be made Wednesday, and street sweeping that normally takes place Monday will take place Saturday, Nov. 16.

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Closing list * Hampton City News
Posted on: October 30, 2019

Take the survey and tell us what you think about the Buckroe Beach boardwalk renovation plans

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Oct. 30, 2019 - The city is in the process of preparing a design for the renovation of the Buckroe Beach Boardwalk. A number of renovation options are being considered – and we want your feedback. Please go online to view the proposed options and take the...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 29, 2019

City, Langley plan public meeting Nov. 6 to discuss Armistead gate, flooding issues

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Oct. 30, 2019 - The City of Hampton and Joint Base Langley-Eustis will hold a public meeting at the Hampton Roads Convention Center on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 7-8 p.m., to provide the public with information about the potential relocation of the West Gate...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Expert panel will talk about starting, expanding a business during November discussion

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Oct. 29, 2019 - Starting a business? Expanding your business? Looking for a roadmap and information to help you choose the best options to secure financing for your specific business needs? Hampton's Economic Development Department is sponsoring an expert...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 25, 2019

MSN list of Top 25 affordable waterfront communities ranks Hampton as #8 in the U.S.

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Oct. 25, 2019 - Hampton earned a spot on another national list of most affordable waterfront communities. The city was #8 on a list of homes in waterfront cities that “are a total steal,” published by MSN with statistics compiled by GOBankingRates.

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See the list * Hampton City News
Posted on: October 11, 2019

All General Assembly seats on ballot in Nov. 5 election

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Oct. 11, 2019 – All state House of Delegates and Senate seats will be on the ballot when Hampton voters go to the polls Nov. 5. Residents who plan to vote must be registered – under the correct address – by Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Although some of the current le...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Hampton lights up blue and yellow tonight to support afterschool programs

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Oct. 24, 2019 -- This afternoon and evening, Hampton will join as America celebrates Lights On Afterschool.  The national event supports the afterschool programs that keep kids safe and inspire them to learn.

To show community support, landmarks a...

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About Hampton's after-school programs * Hampton City News
Posted on: October 23, 2019

Treasurer's Office now offers walk-in passport services, including books, cards and photos

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Oct. 24, 2019 - Walk-in passport services are now available at the Hampton Treasurer's Office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The Treasurer's Office is an official passport acceptance agency with services that include passport books, passport ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 23, 2019

Ordinance says kids under the age of 12 can go trick-or-treating Oct. 31 from dusk to 8 p.m.

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Oct. 23, 2019 - Don't forget that Thursday, Oct. 31 is Halloween, and kids and their chaperones will out trick-or-treating Thursday evening. Children under the age of 12 can participate in the activity from dusk - about 6:36 p.m. - until 8 p.m., according...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 22, 2019

Join us for Movie Talks series, watch a free movie and discuss diversity and unity

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Oct. 22, 2019 - Come watch "The Hate U Give" at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, 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 Librar...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 17, 2019

Get rid of unused and unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Oct. 17, 2019 - Saturday, Oct. 26 is prescription drug take back day, and both the Hampton Sheriff's Office and Hampton Police  – working with the federal Drug Enforcement Agency - will have locations where you can turn in expired, unwanted or un...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Traffic measures to control I-64 backups on Settlers Landing adjusted; poles to be installed

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Oct. 18, 2019 — Public Works officials have adjusted the traffic lanes on Settlers Landing Road heading toward eastbound I-64 downtown, based on feedback from police and the public. 

Traffic cones still separate the right lane &mdash...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 17, 2019

Nominations open for seniors who should be honored for contributions to the community

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Oct. 17, 2019 - Do you know a senior citizen who should be recognized for their contributions to the community? On Dec. 3, the Hampton Senior Citizens Advisory Committee, along with Hampton Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services, Hampton Health Departme...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 17, 2019

Stand down to help homeless, at-risk veterans will be held on Nov. 16 at Y.H. Thomas center

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Oct. 17, 2019 - A stand down for homeless and at-risk veterans will be held on Nov. 16 at the Y.H. Thomas Community Center, 1300 Thomas St. Services on-site will include medical screening, housing assistance, legal and employment services, haircuts, showe...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 8, 2019

Bluebird Gap Farm will be closed Friday as staff prepares for weekend festival

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Oct. 15, 2019 - Bluebird Gap Farm will be closed to the public Friday so that staff can put the finishing touches on plans for the Bluebird Gap Farm Fall Festival on Saturday and Sunday. The festival offers a variety of children's activities, hayrides, a ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 8, 2019

Hampton schools post lowest dropout rate in the region; graduation rate also up

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Oct. 8, 2019 - Hampton City Schools has the lowest dropout rate of the 15 school divisions in the region, according to data released by the Virginia Department of Education. The division also posted improved graduation rates.

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Read the full details * Hampton City News
Posted on: October 8, 2019

Bull Island Brewing Co., Vanguard Brewpub earn top honors at Great American Beer Festival in Denver

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Oct. 8, 2019 - Hampton’s Bull Island Brewing Co. won a bronze medal for best “chili” beer and The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery won a bronze medal for best “extra special bitter” at the recent Great American Beer Festival in Denver. They were among 13...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 8, 2019

Usher in the fall season at the Bluebird Gap Farm Festival on Oct. 19, 20

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Oct. 8, 2019 - Usher in the fall season at the Bluebird Gap Farm Fall Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19 and 20, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The festival offers a variety of children's activities, hayrides, a giant straw slide, master gardening, punkin’ chu...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 3, 2019

Several streets downtown and in Coliseum area will be closed during weekend Crawlin' Crab events

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Oct. 3, 2019 - Several streets downtown and in the Coliseum area will be closed this weekend during the Neighborhood Harvest Crawlin' Crab Half Marathon & 5K. The largest running event on the Peninsula, the Crawlin' Crab includes a half marathon, a 5K...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Next mayor's town hall is Tuesday, Oct. 29 at Hampton Christian Church on East Mercury Boulevard

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Oct. 2, 2019 - Join Mayor Donnie Tuck on Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 6-8 p.m. at Hampton Christian Church, 151 East Mercury Blvd., for the next Mayor's Town Hall. Always open to the public, the town hall meetings are a chance for residents to share their conce...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Ready to be an entrepreneur? Get mentoring and compete for funding at Start Peninsula

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Oct. 2, 2019 - Ready to move your business idea from concept to launch? Start Peninsula allows you to pitch your idea, get some help refining it, and potentially earn one of three  $5,000 prizes.

This year's Start Peninsula competition will be hel...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: October 1, 2019

Youth mentoring program seeks volunteers to work with middle schoolers in Hampton

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Oct. 1, 2019 - Join Mayor Donnie Tuck and Hampton City Schools Superintendent Jeffery Smith on Oct. 17 when the Office of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities and Hampton City Schools host a community kickoff for the R.I.S.E. (Reach, Inspire, Support and E...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 30, 2019

For the first time in history, every city school accredited without conditions by state

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Sept. 30, 2019 - For the first time ever, all public schools in Hampton have been accredited – without conditions – by the State Department of Education. “Over the past four years, we have completely redesigned our instructional program and student progre...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 27, 2019

U.S. Chamber of Commerce says Hampton is one of the best cities in the U.S. for retirees

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Sept. 27, 2019 - Hampton is one of the best cities in the nation for retirees, according to data compiled by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The list was designed "to ensure that you make the most of your golden years and spend them in a place that you...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Spraying set for North King Street, Harris Creek and Gosnold's Hope Park areas

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Sept. 26, 2019 -  Weather permitting, Public Works plans to conduct ultra-low volume spraying Thursday evening, Sept. 26,  in the North King Street and Harris Creek areas, including Gosnold's Hope Park.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 25, 2019

Sign up now for CERT training classes that start on Oct. 22 and end Nov. 19

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Sept. 25, 2019 - Hampton's Emergency Management Office has new Community Emergency Response Team classes that start Oct. 22 and end Nov. 19. Sign up now for training on everything from disaster preparedness to light search and rescue. 

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 24, 2019

Governor announces series of town halls to educate Virginians about upcoming Census

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Sept. 24, 2019 - Gov. Ralph Northam said a series of regional town halls will be held across Virginia starting Wednesday, Sept. 25,  to educate residents about the upcoming 2020 Census and provide opportunities to meet with Census job recruiters....

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 24, 2019

Crawlin' Crab half marathon returns to Hampton Oct. 5-6; road closing list is available online

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Sept. 24, 2019 - Cheer on your favorite racer, enjoy craft beers and much more when the Neighborhood Harvest Crawlin' Crab Half Marathon returns to Hampton Oct. 5-6. The largest running event on the Peninsula, the Crawlin' Crab includes a half marathon, a...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 18, 2019

It's not too late to get your kids prepared for the next emergency or disaster

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Sept. 18, 2019 - September is National Preparedness Month, and each week has a special theme. This week the focus is on kids. FEMA's "Ready" campaign has launched updated web pages where you can find games, activities, disaster information and c...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Celebrate downtown waterfront park at after-work party Oct. 2

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Sept. 18, 2019 - Tucked under the interstate on the Hampton River in the heart of downtown is one of Hampton's least-known parks. The city's parks department wants to reacquaint nearby residents with the park in an after-work event Oct. 2.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 17, 2019

2020 Census is around the corner, and it's important for Hampton to be accurately counted

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Sept. 17, 2019 - Are you ready to be counted? 

Every 10 years, the United States conducts a massive count of the nation’s population, and the results impact all of us at the local, state and federal level. That’s why it’s important for every Hampt...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Hampton's Five Alarm Festival and Chili Cook-off is Saturday, Oct. 5, from noon-4 p.m.

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Sept. 12, 2019 - Don't miss the fun - or the food - when the Five Alarm Festival and Chili Cook-off returns to Syms Middle School on Saturday, Oct. 5, from noon-4 p.m. Free chili tasting is just part of the draw. There will also be a DJ, bounce house, fac...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 10, 2019

NASA Langley deputy director Clayton Turner will become center's director on Sept. 30

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Sept. 10, 2019 - Clayton Turner, deputy director at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton since 2015, will become the center's director on Sept. 30, when current director David Bowles retires. In a news release Monday, NASA said Turner will lead mor...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Hampton gets back to normal as Dorian moves out; trash collection resumes

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Sept. 6, 2019 - More than a dozen roads were reported flooded leading up to high tide this afternoon, but Hampton was spared the worst of Hurricane Dorian. Winds and rain died down well before the tide crested, helping to limit flooding.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Dorian expected to bring rain, flooding and winds to Hampton Roads today

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Sept. 6, 2019 – Hurricane Dorian is expected to bring flooding and rain to Hampton today as it continues moving northeast. The National Weather Service at Wakefield said winds of 39-57 mph are possible, with gusts up to 60 mph. Hampton remains under both ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 5, 2019

Closings in Hampton due to wind, rain, flooding forecast for Dorian

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Due to the forecast for tidal flooding, high winds and rain, the following closings have been announced:

  • All City of Hampton facilities and offices will be closed to the public on Friday, Sept. 6, and open only for essential emergency operations. Thursday ...
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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 5, 2019

Expect life-threatening storm surge, heavy rain, strong winds; shelters to open at 5 p.m.

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Sept. 5, 2019 – "Confidence has increased that life-threatening storm surge, flash flooding and strong winds will all be possible across portions of the region," the National Weather Service in Wakefield said in this morning's Dorian u...

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Watch for updates * Hampton City News
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Dorian expected to deliver major tidal flooding, high winds to Hampton; no trash pickup on Friday

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Sept. 4, 2019 – Hampton could begin to feel the effects from Hurricane Dorian as soon as Thursday afternoon, with more serious impact overnight and through Friday. National Weather Service forecasters urge people not to focus on the track of the...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 3, 2019

City continues to prepare as Hurricane Dorian quickly moves toward Carolinas, Virginia

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Sept. 2, 2019 - Hurricane Dorian is quickly moving north into the Carolinas and could reach Hampton Roads as a Category 2 storm as early as Thursday afternoon with sustained winds of 34-45 mph and gusts of 60 mph. The National Weather Service said moderat...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 2, 2019

Governor declares emergency to mobilize resources as officials monitor Hurricane Dorian

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Sept. 2, 2019 - Gov. Ralph Northam has declared a state of emergency in advance of Hurricane Dorian’s effects on southeastern Virginia, anticipated to begin Thursday.  City of Hampton officials are closely monitoring the storm and prepa...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 28, 2019

Health Department lifts swimming advisory for Fort Monroe, Buckroe middle beaches

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Aug. 28, 2019 - The Health Department has lifted a swimming advisory for Fort Monroe and Buckroe middle beaches due to levels of bacteria that exceeded the state water quality standards for swimming.

There are five locations in Hampton: Fort Monroe's Outlo...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Schools, most city offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, for Labor Day holiday

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Aug. 27, 2019 - Schools and most city offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, for Labor Day. Trash collection normally scheduled for Monday will be picked up on Wednesday, Sept. 4, and Monday street sweeping will take place Saturday, Sept. 7. Go online to...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 29, 2019

Hampton-based Registrar Corp. continues to grow; expands headquarters

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Aug. 29, 2019 - Hampton-based Registrar Corp. marked a company expansion with a ribbon-cutting on Wednesday, Aug. 28. The company is a leading provider of U.S. Food and Drug Administration compliance services to FDA-regulated facilities worldwide.

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 30, 2019

St. George Brewery's Golden Ale wins U.S. Beer Tasting Championship

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Aug. 27, 2019 - The St. George Brewery's Golden Ale was named Grand Chamption best golden ale or Kolsh in the United States Beer Tasting Championship for the second year in a row.

The brewery's Doppelbock was ranked best in the Southeast region as well.&am...

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Brewery's website * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 28, 2019

2 Hampton businesses recognized list among fastest-growing companies in U.S.

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Aug. 28, 2019 - Two Hampton-based businesses, Threat Tec and Applied Training Solutions,  were listed in the the Inc  5000 list of fastest growing companie. Threat Tec was included on the list for the first time, and Applied Training Sol...

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See the list * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Hampton Fire Division, local Red Cross sponsor a blood drive Wednesday at City Hall

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Aug. 27, 2019 -The Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue, the City of Hampton and the American Red Cross are sponsoring a blood drive Wednesday at City Hall, 22 Lincoln St. As incentives, Amazon is offering all donors a $5 Amazon.com gift card (via email), ...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Register now for level II Diversity College, a multi-level program that starts Sept. 5

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Aug. 27, 2019 - The next series of Level II classes for Hampton Diversity College will start on Thursday, Sept. 5. Diversity College is a multi-level, interactive educational program that concentrates on increasing knowledge about diversity, unity, and in...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

$100,000 grant will extend efforts to save more animal lives on the Virginia peninsula

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Aug. 27, 2019 - The Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Petco Foundation in support of its efforts to expand and enhance the shelter’s animal foster care program for Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and York County....

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Lifelong Hamptonian Jason Mitchell named director of city's Public Works Department

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Aug. 27, 2019 - Jason Mitchell, a lifelong resident of Hampton who grew up in Riverdale and went to Hampton High School, has been named director of the city’s Public Works Department. Mitchell, 47, had been serving as interim director since July of 2018, ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 20, 2019

Volunteers sought to join in reading of the names on Sept. 11 at Gosnold's Hope Park in Hampton

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Aug. 20, 2019 - Volunteers are encouraged to join in the "Reading of the Names” beginning at 8:30 AM, Wednesday, September 11th at Gosnold’s Hope Park, 901 E. Little Back River Road in Hampton. Local citizens will gather to read aloud the names of al...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 21, 2019

Swimming advisory for Salt Ponds beach lifted after bacteria levels in the water drop

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Aug. 23, 2019  – The Health Department has lifted a swimming advisory that had been issued or Salt Ponds beach due to levels of bacteria levels that exceed the state water quality standards.

There are five locations in Hampton that are regularly t...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 20, 2019

More than 450 mayors, community leaders in Hampton for Cities United Convening

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Aug. 20, 2019 - Starting Wednesday, more than 450 mayors, youth and community leaders will gather in Hampton for the 6th annual convening of the Cities United convening. The goal is to share effective strategies for reducing the homicide and shooting rate...

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News release * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 15, 2019

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

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Aug. 14, 2019 - The U.S. Air Force will conduct aerial mosquito spraying over Langley Air Force Base and Craney Island after sunset on Wednesday, Aug. 21. A C-130 Hercules aircraft will make multiple passes over the area. Although no insecticide will be a...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 13, 2019

Give input on the future of Parks, Recreation as it updates master plan for renovation, development

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Aug. 13, 2019 - Hampton’s Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Services Department is ready to update its master plan, and the public can give input at a kickoff meeting 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, Ballroom EF.  

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Additional info on the plan * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 13, 2019

West Hampton Community Center, Fort Monroe pools will be closed for maintenance

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Aug. 13, 2019 - West Hampton Community Center will be closed for maintenance Wednesday, Aug. 28 through Monday, Sept. 2. The Fort Monroe pool will be closed Aug. 26 through Sept. 2. Both will reopen Sept. 3.

* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 12, 2019

New traffic measures set to control I-64 backups downtown; part of test to relieve congestion

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Aug. 12, 2019 — Eastbound I-64 drivers who block traffic on both lanes of Settlers Landing Road downtown will find new traffic controls beginning Monday, Aug. 12. Public Works crews installed traffic cones as lane dividers, designed to keep eastbound I-64...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 15, 2019

African-American political pioneers to gather in Hampton, share stories of being 'first'

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July 15, 2019 - What was it like to be the first African-American to win a breakthrough election and serve as a political pioneer in a local, state or national office?

On Aug. 23, hear firsthand from:

  • Doug Wilder, who was the first African-American elected ...
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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 7, 2019

UPDATE: Water quality improves at Buckroe; swimming advisories lifted

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UPDATE Aug. 9, 2019 - Water quality at all areas of Buckroe Beach is again within state standards, and the Hampton Health Department has lifted swimming advisories issued earlier this week.

Aug. 7, 2019 – The Health Department has issued a swimmi...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 6, 2019

Volunteers sought for the 2019 Commemoration of the First African Landing

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Aug. 6, 2019 - The city is seeking volunteers to work various shifts Aug. 21-25 for the 2019 Commemoration of the First African Landing. Events will take place at Fort Monroe and other Hampton venues. Assistance is needed for the preparation and implement...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 5, 2019

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

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Aug. 5, 2019 - 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 1, 2019

Team leaders and other volunteers sought for upcoming housing blitz in Hampton and Newport News

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July 31, 2019 - The Housing and Neighborhood Services Division is looking for team leaders and other volunteers to help with the Extreme Home Repair Blitz scheduled for Sept. 28 in Wythe and surrounding areas.

A joint project with Newport News, the upcomin...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Adopt an Airman program is looking for community members to host local airmen

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July 31, 2019 - The Adopt an Airman program is looking for community members to host local airmen. Launched in 2015, the program is designed to provide airmen with an avenue to form new friendships and gather support beyond the formal work environment.&am...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Virginia's three-day sales tax holiday lets you buy school supplies, emergency equipment tax free

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July 31, 2019 - Virginia's three-day sales tax holiday - where everything from school supplies to portable generators can be purchased without paying a sales tax - starts Friday, Aug. 2, and ends Sunday, Aug. 4. This is your chance to prepare for school -...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 25, 2019

Common, Sounds of Blackness scheduled to appear at 1619 concert on Aug. 24 at Coliseum

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July 25, 2019 - Free tickets are available now for the First African Landing Commemorative Concert, featuring rapper/actor Common and musical group the Sounds of Blackness, at the Hampton Coliseum on Aug. 24.

The concert is part of a series of events highl...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Health Department issues swimming advisory for Buckroe Beach south because of bacteria levels

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July 24, 2019 – The Health Department issued a swimming advisory Wednesday for Buckroe Beach south due to levels of bacteria that exceed the state water quality standards for swimming.

There are five locations in Hampton: Fort Monroe's Outlook Beach; three...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Sprint triathlon event at Buckroe Beach on Saturday morning; will limit access to some areas

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July 19, 2019 - Buckroe beach-goers and residents should be aware that a sprint triathlon race at Buckroe Beach will limit access to some areas of the park, beach and surrounding streets on Saturday morning. 

The race, which begins at 7 a.m., incl...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: July 18, 2019

Ribbon-cutting Tuesday will mark grand opening of new police training academy in Hampton

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July 18, 2019 - The public is invited to attend a ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23, for Hampton's new Police Training Academy.  Located in the former Teen Center at 300 Butler Farm Road, the academy will help modernize and enhance Ha...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 9, 2019

UPDATE: Swimming advisory lifted for Buckroe Beach

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July 19, 2019 - A swimming advisory for the southern end of Buckroe Beach has been lifted, as water samples are within standards. 

July 17, 2019 – The Health Department said a swimming advisory has been issued for the southern part of Bu...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 16, 2019

City will provide water, cool place for homeless and others this week as temperatures soar

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July 16, 2019 - City employees and representatives from H.E.L.P. Inc. will be out today and throughout the week providing water and help for the homeless and those who are outside coping with the heat.

H.E.L.P, the non-profit that works with the city to ai...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 16, 2019

Hampton residents, city employees can get free tickets to Saturday's Hampton Heat racing event

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July 16, 2019 - Free Tickets to Saturday's Hampton Heat 200 – an annual racing event that draws several dozen racing teams and thousands of fans to Langley Speedway – are available to Hampton residents and city employees. Tickets are available 9 a.m.– 5 p...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 11, 2019

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing on July 20 at Air Power Park

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July 11, 2019 - Join the Hampton History Museum at Air Power Park on Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a day of family fun celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing. Air Power Park is at 4134 West Mercury Blvd.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 3, 2019

City Council seeks residents to serve on the Federal Area Development Authority

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July 3, 2019 - Hampton City Council is seeking Hampton residents to serve on the Hampton Federal Area Development Authority.  Created in 2007, the FADA promotes efficient cooperation with the federal government and increasing the value of federal...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Delegation from Sister City Anyang, South Korea, visiting Hampton

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June 30, 2019 - Sister Cities of Hampton and the Hampton City Council will host a delegation from Anyang, South Korea, this week. The visit is in celebration of a 30-year friendship and cultural exchange between the two cities.

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More details on Hampton’s Sister Cities program * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 27, 2019

Walk Buckroe Strong planned for Sunday to show support for recent victims

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Residents, businesses and friends of Buckroe Beach will unite Sunday in a walk to show strength and support for the victims of recent violence, as well as the Hampton Police Division and first responders. The Buckroe Improvement League encourages people t...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 27, 2019

Blackbeard's Crew will welcome the Tall Ship Providence to Hampton; tours available Friday

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June 27, 2019 - The Blackbeard Festival is over, but Blackbeard's Crew and the Downtown Hampton Public Piers will welcome the Tall Ship Providence at 4 p.m. Thursday after it docks downtown. A replica of the sloop that was captained by John Paul Jones in ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 26, 2019

Trauma resource team to be in Buckroe area Thursday to assist community, witnesses

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On Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 6 p.m., the City of Hampton’s Rapid Engagement of Support in the Event of Trauma (R.E.S.E.T.) Team will be deployed in the area of Buckroe Beach.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 25, 2019

Most Hampton city offices and services will be closed July 4 for the Fourth of July holiday

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June 25, 2019 - Most Hampton city offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, July 4th and 5th, for the Fourth of July holiday. Hampton City Schools remain closed for students. Garbage pickup usually made on Thursday will be made Wednesday, July 3 and the...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Improvements under way for Grandview Beach nature trail

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June 21, 2019 -- The nature trail access to Grandview Beach Nature Preserve is getting a facelift, but the work may cause some delays to the public on weekdays through July 3.

The trail is being resurfaced, and the gravel needs to be restored in several p...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 19, 2019

UPDATE: Swimming advisory no longer in effect for southern part of Buckroe Beach

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June 20, 2019 - The Health Department has lifted the swimming advisory for the southern end of Buckroe Beach now that bacteria levels meet standards.

The department had had issued a swimming advisory for the southern end of Buckroe Beach on Wednesday. New ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Interim Fire Chief Jason H. Monk named permanent head of division by Hampton city manager Bunting

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June 14, 2019 - Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting announced Friday that "after an extensive search process that netted a very competitive pool of candidates, I have appointed our own Jason H. Monk to be the permanent Fire Chief. It is especially grat...

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Fire Division news release * Hampton City News
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Celebrity chef Guy Fieri will open two new restaurants at Hampton's Power Plant on June 27

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June 13, 2019 - Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck and members of City Council — along with the rest of Hampton Roads — are invited to the Power Plant in Hampton on June 27 when two new restaurants from celebrity chef Guy Fieri open for busines...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Free Juneteenth Jazz Concert on June 22 commemorates 1865 announcement about the end of slavery

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Students, seniors among winners of 2019 Unity Award for diversity, positive impact in city

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June 13, 2019 - A high school student who focused on diversity and a program created to improve the safety of people with autism or cognitive disorders were among the individuals, organizations or initiatives that received 2019 Unity Awards from the Citiz...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 4, 2019

June is start of hurricane season, and residents are encouraged to start preparations now

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June 4, 2019 - June is the start of hurricane season, and residents are encouraged to start preparing now for a possible disaster. On Monday, Gov. Ralph Northam and his cabinet took part in a day-long exercise that focused on disaster preparedness.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 4, 2019

Already familiar with Diversity College? You can take diversity to the next level - III - in July

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 June 4, 2019 - Level III of Diversity College will start on July 11. Level III explores concepts related to equality versus equity, social justice, and linkages between diversity and inclusion as it relates to socioeconomic status, class, and bo...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 3, 2019

City Hall, Coliseum, illuminated in blue to express concern for Virginia Beach victims, survivors

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June 3, 2019 - The Hampton City Hall and Coliseum are illuminated in blue this week as the Hampton community joins our region in expressing our care and concern for the Virginia Beach victims and survivors of Friday’s deadly shooting. City emplo...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Pay by mail, online or in person: Business, property taxes due to Treasurer's Office by June 5

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May 31, 2019 - Residents are reminded that real property, business property and personal property taxes are due by June. 5. You can pay by mail, online, in person, or in the Treasurer’s Office drop box, which is located at 1 Franklin St. The office mailin...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 28, 2019

City Hall will be bathed in school colors for all 4 Hampton high school graduations this year

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May 24, 2019 - High school graduations are in June, and Hampton City Hall will be bathed in school colors when graduates get their diplomas:

  • Phoebus High School graduation is Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m., and City Hall will be lit that evening with Phoebus ...
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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 23, 2019

There's still time for young people to sign up for stem camp sponsored by HRHA

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May 27, 2019 - The Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority's 10-week Summer STEM Camp starts June 17 at the North Phoebus Community Center. Kids 6-12 who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math can still sign up for the camp. And, ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 22, 2019

City is looking into ways to reduce traffic backups in Phoebus and downtown

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May 22, 2019 - Phoebus and downtown residents and business owners can tell when the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel is backed up because cars hop off the interstate and clog local roads. Interim Public Works Director Jason Mitchell told City Council on Wednes...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 22, 2019

Contraband Historical Society remembers men, women, children who escaped during the Civil War

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May 22, 2019 - Join the Contraband Historical Society on Friday as the society memorializes Frank Baker, James Townsend and Sheppard Mallory, as well as thousands of other men, women and children who escaped slavery during the Civil War. The Annual Contra...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 22, 2019

Air Force wants residents to comment on a propsal to move F-22 fighter jet training unit to Hampton

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May 22, 2019 - The U.S. Air Force wants to hear from area residents about a recent plan to move an F-22 fighter jet training unit from Florida to Joint Base Langley-Eustis. Before the plan is finalized, the Air Force has asked residents to go online and c...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 22, 2019

Memorial Day marks the start of beach season and lots of summer fun at Buckroe Beach

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May 21, 2019 - Monday, May 27, is Memorial Day, the official beginning of beach season, and beach-goers will notice some returning favorites and some changes this summer. 

Buckroe Park and the iconic miniature lighthouse from the former amusement ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 20, 2019

Blackbeard Pirate Festival -- and all its fun -- returns to downtown Hampton for its 20th year

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May 20, 2019 - Hampton’s waterfront comes alive Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, when the annual Blackbeard Pirate Festival returns for its 20th year. Dozens of pirate re-enactors, costumed in historically accurate garb, will transform downtown Hampton ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 20, 2019

City schools, city offices and most city services will be closed Monday for Memorial Day

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May 20, 2019 - City schools and most city offices will be closed Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day. There will be no regular trash pickup on Monday. Also, circuit and district court, along with most state offices, will be closed Monday. Go online to see th...

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Closing list * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Update: Health Department retested water and lifts swimming advisory for part of Buckroe Beach

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May 16, 2019 – The Health Department said Thursday that a swimming advisory has been lifted for a portion of Buckroe Beach between Point Comfort and Tappan avenues The advisory was issued earlier this week due to levels of bacteria that exceeded...

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Read about the water testing program * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Police awards ceremony held Monday at Fort Monroe to honor fallen, distinguished officers

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May 13, 2019 - Hampton Police held their 2019 Honor Awards and Police Memorial Ceremony Monday morning at the Fort Monroe Theater. The ceremony, attended by an estimated 150 people, paid tribute to law enforcement officers who have made the supreme sacrif...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Hampton home sales, average price continue to climb in April

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May 13, 2019 - April was another good month for home sales in Hampton, according to sales data reported by the Real Estate Information Network. Sales and prices were both above 2018 levels.

Sales data from April 2019 show 203 settled sales, up 18 percent f...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Hampton Coliseum recently named one of 13 music halls that "raised the bar" in United States

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May 10, 2019 - The Hampton Coliseum was recently named one of 13 Music Halls that “raised the bar” in the United States. According to a list from the travel publication AFAR, the Coliseum, which opened in 1969, spurred an influx of hotels, shopping center...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 10, 2019

HRT meetings designed to find out what type of bus service you want to have in Hampton, region

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May 10, 2019 - Hampton Roads Transit, which provides public transportation across the region, is conducting a major review of its bus service and wants to know what you want to have in an area-wide transportation system. What features would you include in...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Hampton police will hold Honor Awards Ceremony Monday at 10 a.m. in Honor Park next to City Hall

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May 90, 2019 - Hampton police will have their 2019 Honor Awards and Police Memorial Ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, May 13, in Honor Park next to the P.G. Minetti Public Safety Building. The ceremony will pay tribute to law enforcement officers who have made ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 7, 2019

Hampton's One City One Book program discusses 'Simon Versus Homo Sapiens Agenda" in June

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May 7, 2019 - Hampton’s One City One Book program will begin discussing the book “Simon Versus the Homo Sapiens Agenda” starting Monday, June 10. The book is about the life of a young high school student named Simon who likes...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 7, 2019

Residents encouraged to 'tip and toss' to help reduce the area's mosquito population

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May 7, 2019 - Hampton’s Public Works division is encouraging residents to “tip and toss” to help combat mosquitoes this summer! Mosquitoes can breed in buckets, children’s toys, clogged gutters, corrugated pipes and just about anywhere else that can hold ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 7, 2019

Take time now to learn about the danger of hurricanes and what you can do to stay safe

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May 7, 2019 – May 5-11 is Hurricane Preparedness Week. Take some time to learn about the dangers of hurricanes, and some of the thing you can do - including having a plan and a go bag – to make sure you and your family are prepared for an emergency. Accor...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 6, 2019

Hampton's Smith named Virginia school superintendent of the year at Roanoke conference

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May 6, 2019 - Hampton City Schools said Superintendent Jeffery O. Smith was named the 2020 Virginia Superintendent of the Year Monday at the Virginia Association of School Superintendents spring conference in Roanoke. Smith was selected by the state super...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 6, 2019

Residents of 91st House District to vote in primary June 11 – in redrawn district

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May 6, 2019 - When Hampton residents go to the polls in November for state House of Delegate elections, almost a third of voters will be in a new district, based on a federal court ruling in January.

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Updated city website with more tools, videos will be online Thursday evening

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  May 2, 2019 - More vibrant. Easier to use on tablets and cell phones. Access to even more city services online. Dynamic videos highlighting news and events in Hampton. These are just some of the changes you’ll find on the city’s upgraded websit...

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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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May 1, 2019 - The farmers market is returning to Buckroe Beach this summer.

Starting Saturday, 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 Bu...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Public hearing planned for 2019-2020 Hampton budget; special meeting canceled

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April 29, 2019 - Hampton City Council will have a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, for a public hearing and first reading of the city manager's recommended budget for fiscal year 2019-2020. A council work session, tentatively set for noon We...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 26, 2019

UPDATE: Eastbound Armistead Avenue open but westbound lanes will close, VDOT announces

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April 23, 2019 - Eastbound Armistead Avenue under the I-64 overpass is again open to traffic, but VDOT will close westbound Armistead between YMCA Way and near Thomas Street beginning April 24. 

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 26, 2019

Official ribbon-cutting for new Hyatt hotel set for Tuesday at 5:15 p. m.

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April 22, 2019 - The official ribbon-cutting for Hampton's newest hotel, the Hyatt Place Hampton Convention Center, 1905 Coliseum Drive, will take place at 5:15 Tuesday. Just a short walk from the Convention Center, and Hampton Coliseum, the Hyatt Place r...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 26, 2019

Guy Fieri will open 2 restaurants in Hampton's Power Plant this June

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April 22, 2019 -  Chef, restaurateur, author and TV host Guy Fieri announced he will open two restaurants in Hampton's Power Plant: Guy Fieri’s Pizza Parlor and Guy Fieri’s Dive & Taco Joint.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 26, 2019

UPDATE: Wind, rain likely to batter Hampton; flash flood & tornado watches issued

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April 19, 2019 - The heavy rainfalls that will accompany a band of thunderstorms Friday afternoon and overnight could dump as much as 3 inches of rain on southeast Virginia, the National Weather Service said. A flash flood watch was issued for Friday afte...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 17, 2019

CANCELED: Child Identification Festival is Saturday at Carousel Park downtown

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April 12, 2019 - (CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST) The 16th annual Child Identification Festival, sponsored by the Hampton Sheriff's Office, will be held Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Carousel Park, 602 Settlers Landing Road. The free festiv...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 15, 2019

City manager's recommended budget for FY 2020 is now available online

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April 15, 2019 - The city manager's recommended budget for 2019-2020 is now available online. The proposed budget would fully fund the city schools’ budget, add police personnel, boost flood mitigation projects, increase workforce development an...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Hampton home sales and average price continued to increase in March

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April 12, 2019 - The number of home sold and they price they commanded continue to rise in Hampton, according to sales data reported by the Real Estate Information Network.

Sales data from March 2019 show 209 settled sales, up 31 percent from the same mont...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Proposed budget boosts schools, police, flood mitigation, development

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April 10, 2019 – City Manager Mary Bunting unveiled highlights of a proposed budget for next year that would fully fund the city schools’ budget, add police personnel, boost flood mitigation projects, increase workforce development, provide for 3 percent ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 16, 2019

New office dedicated to DMV Select officially opens in Ruppert Sargent Building

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April 10, 2019 - State officials, city leaders and members of the public were all on hand Wednesday morning when a new, dedicated office for DMV select officially opened on the first floor of Hampton's Ruppert Sargent building.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Hampton will provide dedicated area downtown for most DMV transactions

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April 5, 2019 - Hampton's DMV Select office has been so popular that it is expanding into its own space in the Treasurer's office. The public is invited to attend a ribbon-cutting  Wednesday, April 10, at 10 a.m.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Quilters nationwide invited to submit a square for Hampton's 400 Year Legacy Quilt

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April 4, 2019 - Hampton's 2019 Commemorative Commission invites quilters nationwide to take part in the Hampton 2019 400 Year Legacy Quilt, commemorating 400 years since the first African landing at Point Comfort in Fort Monroe. Quilters are invited to su...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Learn about fair housing law on April 11 at free workshop in Goodwill Service Center

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April 3, 2019 - Find out everything you need to know about fair housing laws at a special class on April 11 from 4-7 p.m. at the Goodwill Service Center, 1911 Kilgore Ave. Property managers, real estate agents, lenders, tenants, landlords, and housing adv...

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Register online * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 17, 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: April 17, 2019

Council gets update on FY20 budget polling, solid waste and Resilient Hampton

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March 28, 2019 - Hampton City Council received an update Wednesday on recent polling and public meetings held to discuss the city budget for fiscal year 2020.  They also heard from Community Development Director Terry O'Neil on the city's Resilie...

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More information on the budget process and I Value * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Langley is candidate to become new formal training site for F-22 Raptor fighter jet

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March 28, 2019 - The U.S. Air Force says Langley Air Force Base is the preferred home for the F-22 Raptor formal training unit, which could bring 700-800 new jobs to the area. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said Wednesday: "We are incredibly pleased the...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 17, 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: April 17, 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: April 17, 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: April 17, 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: April 16, 2019

City police will hold Honor Awards Ceremony Monday at 10 a.m. in Honor Park

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May 10, 2019 - Hampton Police will have their 2019 Honor Awards and Police Memorial Ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, May 13, in Honor Park next to the P.G. Minetti Public Safety Building. The ceremony will pay tribute to law enforcement officers who have made ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 17, 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: April 17, 2019

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: April 17, 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 a...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 17, 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. Please take ...

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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 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

VDOT repairs to I-64 bridge over Armistead Avenue to close one eastbound entrance 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. Work will begin next week and is scheduled to be completed by Memorial Day. ...

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More information * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 5, 2019

VDOT repairs to I-64 bridge over Armistead Avenue to close one eastbound entrance 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. Work will begin mid-February and is scheduled to be completed by Memorial Da...

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Additional Info... * 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 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 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: 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 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 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: 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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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: 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.

On Monda...

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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 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: 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 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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Posted on: November 8, 2019

City Hall lobby gets a makeover to be more welcoming and comfortable

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Nov. 8, 2019 - Brighter, more comfortable furniture has been added to the City Hall lobby, as part of a Council initiative to keep our buildings inviting for both citizens and employees. 

We are still awaiting a few items – such as chair...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: November 7, 2019

City manager announces results of citizen satisfaction survey and upcoming days off

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Nov. 7, 2019 - Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting Thursday announced information on holiday time off and the results of the latest citizen satisfaction survey. "The end of daylight savings time and beginning of November signal that the holiday season ...

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Manager's message * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: October 21, 2019

Hampton is offering free flu shots for all city employees on Nov. 8

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Oct. 21, 2019 — Hampton will offer free flu shots to all city employees on Friday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the lobby of City Hall, 22 Lincoln St. Your employee ID is required to receive a shot.

Schedule an appointment at https://maxdimflu.b...

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Sign up for a flu shot * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: September 5, 2019

City Manager's Message: City closed Friday except for emergency essential operations

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Sept. 5, 2019 - I am writing to give you an update on Hurricane Dorian and its expected impacts in our community. While we do not expect much impact today, we will gradually see increasing winds, rain and storm surge over the next 24+/- hours. Winds will ...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: September 4, 2019

City Manager's Message: Back to School & Hurricane Dorian

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Sept. 4, 2019 — Wow - it is hard to believe it is September already, and fall is right around the corner. Yesterday was the first day back to school for many of our kids. For those of you with students, I hope their first day was great! It is always great...

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Complete manager's message * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: August 28, 2019

UPDATE: City's HU pep rally canceled due to storm threat

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Sept. 3, 2019 - The threat of severe weather Thursday evening has prompted the cancellation of an outdoor "pep rally" for city employees to welcome Hampton University students.

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Library employee will reach milestone at blood drive Wednesday; time slots available

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Aug. 26, 2019 - Northampton Branch Library Assistant Isaac Needell will reach his six gallon blood donation milestone on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, when the Red Cross visits Hampton City Hall from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Isaac, who started donating blood as a teen...

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Additional Info... * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: August 1, 2019

City Manager's Message: Reminders about customer parking

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Aug. 1, 2019 — I am writing to remind everyone of the importance of keeping customer parking and timed parking available for our residents. We continue to have issues with employees parking in visitor spots Downtown around the Ruppert Sargent Building, Ha...

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Complete manager's message * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: July 16, 2019

Hampton residents, city employees can get free tickets to Saturday's Hampton Heat racing event

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July 16, 2019 - Free Tickets to Saturday's Hampton Heat 200 – an annual racing event that draws several dozen racing teams and thousands of fans to Langley Speedway – are available to Hampton residents and city employees. Tickets are a...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Jason H. Monk, acting fire chief, appointed permanent chief by city manager Mary Bunting

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June 14, 2019 - Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting announced Friday that "after an extensive search process that netted a very competitive pool of candidates, I have appointed our own Jason H. Monk to be the permanent Fire Chief. It is especially grat...

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Manager's message * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: June 2, 2019

City manager's message: Showing our support for Virginia Beach- WEAR BLUE MONDAY

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City manager Mary Bunting's message to employees Sunday:

Those of you with an active social media presence may have noted that there are plans across the region to wear BLUE to work and school on Monday as part of a regional show of support for our Virgini...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: May 31, 2019

City manager reflects on the Virginia Beach shooting and safety efforts in Hampton

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May 31, 2019 - Read City Manager Mary Bunting's reflections Friday on the Virginia Beach tragedy: "I want to assure you that our city has long taken the issue of workplace safety seriously," Bunting said.  "I am proud of o...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

City manager's message to employees on a July 5th administrative day

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May 24, 2019 - It's hard to believe that this weekend is Memorial Day, marking the unofficial start of the summer season. Before we know it, July will be here, which is the beginning of our new fiscal year. During that same week, the City will observe Ind...
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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Sign up to donate at the Mayor's Cup Red Cross blood drive June 6 and 27

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May 15, 2018 — Sign up for the Mayor's Cup Blood Drives, and help the Red Cross fill an urgent need for donations, Thursday, June 6, at City Hall, 22 Lincoln St., 8 a.m.-2 p.m., and Thursday, June 27, at the Ruppert Sargent Building, 1 Franklin St., 8 a.m...

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More information * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Updated city website with more tools, videos will be online Thursday evening

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  May 2, 2019 - More vibrant. Easier to use on tablets and cell phones. Access to even more city services online. Dynamic videos highlighting news and events in Hampton. These are just some of the changes you’ll find on the city&rsq...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: April 26, 2019

City manager answers questions about FY20 recommended budget

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April 23, 2019 — Since I announced the compensation proposals as part of the FY20 manager’s recommended budget last week, multiple people have asked some of the same questions about them. I am writing to provide those answers ...

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Read the city manager's full message * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: April 10, 2019

City manager gives preview of FY20 recommended budget to Council

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April 10, 2019 — Earlier today, I shared a preview of the FY 2020 Manager's Recommended Budget with City Council. The full budget will be released on Monday, April 15, and will be available on the Hampton website. As in years past, I would like ...

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Read the city manager's full message * 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...

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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.

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* 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...

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Complete manager's message * 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 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...

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* 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....

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* 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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

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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

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Public Notice - Board of Review of Real Estate Assessments Meetings

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May 17, 2019 - Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review of Real Estate Assessments of the City of Hampton will meet on the days hereafter listed for the purpose of hearing complaints of inequalities including errors in acreage. (...)

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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.

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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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Posted on: June 18, 2013

Game Cancellation Hotline: (757) 727-6251

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

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Posted on: June 18, 2013

Game Cancellation Hotline: (757) 727-6251

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

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Posted on: June 18, 2013

Game Cancellation Hotline: (757) 727-6251

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

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Posted on: August 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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Posted on: April 15, 2019

City manager's recommended budget for FY 2020 is now available online

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April 15, 2019 - The city manager's recommended budget for 2019-2020 is now available online. The proposed budget would fully fund the city schools’ budget, add police personnel, boost flood mitigation projects, increase workforce development an...

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Budget
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Proposed budget boosts schools, police, flood mitigation, economic development

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April 10, 2019 – City Manager Mary Bunting unveiled highlights of a proposed budget for next year that would fully fund the city schools’ budget, add police personnel, boost flood mitigation projects, increase workforce development, provide for 3 percent ...

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Posted on: April 26, 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: April 26, 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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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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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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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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Posted on: October 22, 2019

Join us for Movie Talks series, watch a free movie and discuss diversity and unity

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Oct. 22, 2019 - Come watch "The Hate U Give" at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, 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 Librar...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Learn more about the Baha'i faith on Oct. 21 during a prayer gathering at community center

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Oct. 2, 2019 - Learn more about the Baha'i faith on Monday, Oct. 21, from 6-8 p.m. during a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Bab, a key figure in Baha'i history. Established in 1863, the Baha'i faith teaches the essential worth of ...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Register now for level II Diversity College, a multi-level program that starts Sept. 5

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Aug. 27, 2019 - The next series of Level II classes for Hampton Diversity College will start on Thursday, Sept. 5. Diversity College is a multi-level, interactive educational program that concentrates on increasing knowledge about diversity, unity, and in...

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Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: July 1, 2019

Don't miss the Gen-Z experience and a chance to enjoy, music, and more on July 16

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July 1, 2019 - From 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, the Hampton 2019 Commemorative Commission and the Citizens’ Unity Commission will host Gen-Z Experience: The Evolution of 400 Years of Music, Art, Dance, and Culture. The free evening of ta...

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Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Students, seniors among winners of 2019 Unity Award for diversity, positive impact in city

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June 13, 2019 - A high school student who focused on diversity and a program created to improve the safety of people with autism or cognitive disorders were among the individuals, organizations or initiatives that received 2019 Unity Awards from the Citiz...

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Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: May 7, 2019

Hampton's One City One Book program discusses 'Simon Versus Homo Sapiens Agenda" in June

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May 7, 2019 - Hampton’s One City One Book program will begin discussing the book “Simon Versus the Homo Sapiens Agenda” starting Monday, June 10. The book is about the life of a young high school student named Simon who likes a young man named Blue. Simon...

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Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: May 7, 2019

Citizens Unity Commission will sponsor a special Iftar dinner on May 29

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May 7, 2019 - Hampton's Citizens Unity Commission and the Rumi Friendship Association of Norfolk will sponsor a special Iftar dinner – "Break Bread and Make a Friend" – on May 29. Iftar is the evening meal with which Muslims ...

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Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: April 26, 2019

Nominate someone for Unity Award, then attend the ceremony on June 7

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April 12, 2019 - Hampton’s Citizens’ Unity Commission is accepting applications for the 2019 Unity Awards, which will be presented on Friday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the American Theatre, 125 E. Mellen St.

The awards celebrate the accom...

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Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: April 26, 2019

Register now! Classes start in May for the next Level I of Hampton Diversity College

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March 30, 2019 - Start at the beginning and work your way through all three levels by signing up for the next Diversity College classes. 

Sponsored by the Citizens' Unity Commission, Level I of Diversity College is a four-week interactive program ...

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Posted on: April 26, 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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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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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: 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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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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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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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: 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...

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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...

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Posted on: April 30, 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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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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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.

T...

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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: 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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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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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: 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.

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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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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Things to Do & Know! November 8

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HCCC Planning Survey Responses Needed! Our planning retreat is November 12, from 10am – 4pm, at Sandy Bottom Nature Park. We need your opinion on a number of questions and discussions that we’ll be having that day, if you have...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Announcing the 2019 Yard of the Year!

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Annually the Yards Are Really Distinctive (YARDS) Contest judges choose one outstanding sustainably beautiful landscape from the Yard of the Month winners selected from May through September. This year the honor goes to Paul and Melanie Stern, Eastlawn Av...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Hampton Clean City Commission Annual Volunteer Recognition

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The Hampton Clean City Commission held its annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner on October 24 at the First United Methodist Church Fox Hill on October 24. More than 50 individuals and groups were recognized for their contributions to a Clean & Green Ha...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Announcing the 2019 Adopt-A-Spot Awards: Extra Mile Winners

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At the Volunteer Recognition Dinner on October 24, the Hampton Clean City Commission recognized Adopt-A-Spot groups that fulfilled their commitment and more!

Extra Mile Award winners cleaned their adopted spot between 10 and 19 times. Spratley Gifted Cente...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Announcing the 2019 Adopt-A-Spot Awards! The Golden Litter Stick Awards

Photos of Golden Litter Stick Award Winners who cleaned up 20 or more times throughout the year.

At the Volunteer Recognition Dinner on October 24, the Hampton Clean City Commission recognized Adopt-A-Spot groups that fulfilled their commitment and more!

Golden Litter Stick Award winners cleaned their adopted spots 20 or more times. In this photo are ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Five Hampton Schools Receive Kroger Zero Hunger Zero Waste Plastic Bag Recycling Awards

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The Kroger Company and the Hampton Clean City Commission are very pleased to announce that five Hampton schools have received the first inaugural Zero Hunger Zero Waste Plastic Bag Recycling Awards, instituted for the first time in the 2018-2019 school ye...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Congratulations to the 2019 Green School Award Winners!

Representatives of schools that received Green School Awards or Honorable Mention Awards

Seven schools were selected as Hampton Green School Award winners for 2019. The awards are based on participation in the Hampton Clean City Commission’s School Pride In Action Committee, litter prevention efforts, recycling and waste reduction programs, b...

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Posted on: October 2, 2019

Things to Do & Know! October 2

International Coast Cleanups, September 1 – October 31, various locations in Hampton. Need volunteers to be site captains and cleanup crew members for each site. Most cleanups will last no more than two hours. Land and water sit...

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Clean City
Posted on: September 25, 2019

Things to Do & Know! September 25

International Coast Cleanups, September 1 – October 31, various locations in Hampton. Need volunteers to be site captains and cleanup crew members for each site. Most cleanups will last no more than two hours. Land and water sit...

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Clean City
Posted on: August 5, 2019

Volunteers Make HCCC Go Round!

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Volunteers make the HCCC world go round, and this fall we need your help big time! Take a look at this list and see when you can lend a hand. So much to do to make Hampton cleaner and more beautiful!

INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP, September 1 – O...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

Check Out to Clean Up!

Just in time for spring cleanup efforts! Check Out & Clean Up! Hampton Public Libraries and Hampton Clean City Commission are joining forces to make cleaning up easy and convenient for you. You can visit your local library branch and check out a clean...

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Clean City
Posted on: April 30, 2019

Help take care of the environment and Walk Hampton Clean April 20-27

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April 8, 2019 - Walk Hampton Clean is a community celebration that coincides with Earth Day and is designed to make Hampton a cleaner city. Individuals, groups and businesses are encouraged to pick up litter and debris throughout the day. Because we are a...

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Clean City
Posted on: April 30, 2019

Nettles Lane Community Cleanup Completed!

March 23, 2019 - Nettles Lane Community Cleanup is DONE! 38 bags of trash, 391 cigarette butts, a hammer, sofa cushions, fuel containers, 5 cans of paint, a bed frame, 5 five-gallon drums, 7 tires, a hubcap, 5 cans of paint, 7 jugs of oil, 1 countertop, 9...

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Clean City
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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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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Posted on: April 16, 2019

New office dedicated to DMV Select officially opens in Ruppert Sargent Building

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April 10, 2019 - State officials, city leaders and members of the public were all on hand Wednesday morning when a new, dedicated office for DMV select officially opened on the first floor of Hampton's Ruppert Sargent building.

DMV Select offers most but n...

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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...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Committee looking for two members to help with bicycle and pedestrian-related matters in Hampton

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Nov. 5, 2019 - The Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee is looking for two new members to help advise city staff on bicycle and pedestrian-related matters. The seven-member committee also assists in implementing the goals of Bike Walk Hampton as di...

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Community Development
Posted on: September 24, 2019

Governor announces series of town halls to educate Virginians about upcoming Census

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Sept. 24, 2019 - Gov. Ralph Northam said a series of regional town halls will be held across Virginia starting Wednesday, Sept. 25,  to educate residents about the upcoming 2020 Census and provide opportunities to meet with Census job recruiters....

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Community Development
Posted on: September 17, 2019

2020 Census is around the corner, and it's important for Hampton to be accurately counted

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Sept. 17, 2019 - Are you ready to be counted? 

Every 10 years, the United States conducts a massive count of the nation’s population, and the results impact all of us at the local, state and federal level. That’s why it’s important for every Hampt...

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Community Development
Posted on: August 1, 2019

Team leaders and other volunteers sought for upcoming housing blitz in Hampton and Newport News

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July 31, 2019 - The Housing and Neighborhood Services Division is looking for team leaders and other volunteers to help with the Extreme Home Repair Blitz scheduled for Sept. 28 in Wythe and surrounding areas.

A joint project with Newport News, the upcomin...

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Community Development
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Learn about fair housing law on April 11 at free workshop in Goodwill Service Center

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April 3, 2019 - Find out everything you need to know about fair housing laws at a special class on April 11 from 4-7 p.m. at the Goodwill Service Center, 1911 Kilgore Ave. Property managers, real estate agents, lenders, tenants, landlords, and housing adv...

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Posted on: April 17, 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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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. Please take ...

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Community Development
Posted on: April 30, 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 trip of 5, 12 or 20 miles that begins at 9 a.m. Just grab your bike an...

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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.

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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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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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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: 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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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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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Five Hampton business owners accepted into Virginia development program

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Five Hampton business owners have been accepted into the New Virginia: Scaling4Growth small business development program.

The Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity, in partnership with Boston-based Interise, offers this innovative s...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Expert panel will talk about starting, expanding a business during November discussion

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Oct. 24, 2019 - Starting a business? Expanding your business? Looking for a roadmap and information to help you choose the best options to secure financing for your specific business needs? Hampton's Economic Development Department is sponsoring an expert...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 8, 2019

Bull Island Brewing Co., Vanguard Brewpub earn top honors at Great American Beer Festival in Denver

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Oct. 8, 2019 - Hampton’s Bull Island Brewing Co. won a bronze medal for best “chili” beer and The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery won a bronze medal for best “extra special bitter” at the recent Great American Beer Festival in Denver. They were among 13...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Ready to be an entrepreneur? Get mentoring and compete for funding at Start Peninsula

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Oct. 2, 2019 - Ready to move your business idea from concept to launch? Start Peninsula allows you to pitch your idea, get some help refining it, and potentially earn one of three  $5,000 prizes.

This year's Start Peninsula competition will be hel...

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Posted on: August 29, 2019

Hampton-based Registrar Corp. continues to grow; expands headquarters

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Aug. 29, 2019 - Hampton-based Registrar Corp. marked a company expansion with a ribbon-cutting on Wednesday, Aug. 28. The company is a leading provider of U.S. Food and Drug Administration compliance services to FDA-regulated facilities worldwide.

Registra...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

St. George Brewery's Golden Ale wins U.S. Beer Tasting Championship

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Aug. 27, 2019 - The St. George Brewery's Golden Ale was named Grand Chamption best golden ale or Kolsh in the United States Beer Tasting Championship for the second year in a row.

The brewery's Doppelbock was ranked best in the Southeast region as well.&am...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

2 Hampton Businesses Recognized as Fastest Growing

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Hampton would like to congratulate Threat Tec and Applied Training Solutions for their inclusions in the Inc 5000 list of fastest growing companies. This is ATS' second time on the list, they were on it in 2017. Threat Tec has been included on the list fo...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 13, 2019

Small Business Resource Fair

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Hosted by Hampton Economic Development—the day is structured to allow small business owners and their teams gain access to the specific tools that best match their unique needs.We will have representatives present from the top business resource ...

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

Virginia Reclaims “Top State for Business” Title in CNBC Ranking

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Governor Ralph Northam today announced that CNBC has named Virginia America’s “Top State for Business” in 2019. CNBC unveiled Virginia as the top state for business during a live broadcast from Shenandoah River State Park, an...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Calling All Startups! 757 Accelerate can help!

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757 Accelerate is a 3-month selective startup accelerator program providing founders with capital, connections, and customers.

They provide access to resources such as:

  •  90+ Mentors
  • Capital - $20,000 w/o taking equity
  • Customer Connections
  • Demo Days - ...
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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Join Economic Development for the 'Grow Your Sales' small business conference on June 5

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May 21, 2019 - Focus on the basic elements of government contracting, the procurement process (including how to do business with the city) and much more during a free half-day conference on growing your business sales. Small businesses can network and col...

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Economic Development
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Hampton home sales and average price continued to increase in March

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April 12, 2019 - The number of home sold and they price they commanded continue to rise in Hampton, according to sales data reported by the Real Estate Information Network.

Sales data from March 2019 show 209 settled sales, up 31 percent from the same mont...

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Economic Development
Posted on: April 30, 2019

Economic Development sponsors business seminar, professional headshots

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April 11, 2019 - Hampton's Economic Development Department will host a special business seminar – including free professional "headshot" photos for Small Business Picture Day  – from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 20...

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Economic Development
Posted on: April 30, 2019

Retail Revival Workshop

Free Business Seminars

The Hampton Department of Economic Development is partnering with the Hampton Roads SBDC to offer a workshop featuring retail expert Marc Willson. “Retail Revival” will address how independent retailers and restaurants can compete with...

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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. 

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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: 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: 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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Posted on: September 25, 2019

Sign up now for CERT training classes that start on Oct. 22 and end Nov. 19

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Sept. 25, 2019 - Hampton's Emergency Management Office has new Community Emergency Response Team classes that start Oct. 22 and end Nov. 19. Sign up now for training on everything from disaster preparedness to light search and rescue. 

Classes wil...

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Emergency Management
Posted on: September 18, 2019

It's not too late to get your kids prepared for the next emergency or disaster

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Sept. 18, 2019 - September is National Preparedness Month, and each week has a special theme. This week the focus is on kids. FEMA's "Ready" campaign has launched updated web pages where you can find games, activities, disaster information and c...

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Emergency Management
Posted on: August 31, 2019

Emergency officials want residents to "be prepared, not scared' during hurricane season

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Sept. 1, 2019 – Be prepared, not scared. That’s the message for the month of September, National Preparedness Month,  from FEMA, Ready.gov, and Hampton’s Emergency Management Office. The goal is to promote disaster a...

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Emergency Management
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Three-day sales tax holiday lets you buy school supplies, emergency equipment tax free

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July 31, 2019 - Virginia's three-day sales tax holiday - where everything from school supplies to portable generators can be purchased without paying a sales tax - starts Friday, Aug. 2, and ends Sunday, Aug. 4. This is your chance to prepare for school -...

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Emergency Management
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Sign up for Community Emergency Response Team training and learn how to help your friends, neighbors

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July 26, 2019 - Hampton's Emergency Management Office has a new CERT class starting Sept. 12. Sign up now for four weeks of training on everything from disaster preparedness to light search and rescue.

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

June is start of hurricane season, and residents are encouraged to start preparations now

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June 4, 2019 - June is the start of hurricane season, and residents are encouraged to start preparing now for a possible disaster. On Monday, Gov. Ralph Northam and his cabinet took part in a day-long exercise that focused on disaster preparedness.

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Take time now to learn about the danger of hurricanes and what you can do to stay safe

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May 7, 2019 – May 5-11 is Hurricane Preparedness Week. Take some time to learn about the dangers of hurricanes, and some of the thing you can do - including having a plan and a go bag – to make sure you and your family are prepared for an emergency. Accor...

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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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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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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: 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 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 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.

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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

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: 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: September 12, 2019

Hampton's Five-alarm Festival and Chili cook-off is Saturday, Oct. 5, from noon-4 p.m.

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Sept. 12, 2019 - Don't miss the fun - or the food - when the Five Alarm Festival and Chili Cook-off returns to Syms Middle School on Saturday, Oct. 5, from noon-4 p.m. Free chili tasting is just part of the draw. There will also be a DJ, bounce house, fac...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Fire Division, Red Cross sponsor a blood drive at City Hall

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Aug. 27, 2019 -The Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue, the City of Hampton and the American Red Cross are sponsoring a blood drive Wednesday at City Hall, 22 Lincoln St. As incentives, Amazon is offering all donors a $5 Amazon.com gift card (via email), ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Interim Fire Chief Jason H. Monk named permanent head of division by Hampton city manager Bunting

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June 14, 2019 - Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting announced Friday that "after an extensive search process that netted a very competitive pool of candidates, I have appointed our own Jason H. Monk to be the permanent Fire Chief. It is especially grat...

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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 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: 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.

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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: 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 18, 2019

Winter Whimsy at the Hampton Carousel - now through December 29!

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Make new holiday memories while enjoying festively adorned horses and the historic Hampton Carousel decked out for the season, along with special carousel organ-type Christmas music. Free Candy Canes! Get your carousel fix before we close for the season!

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

Bill Jenkins & The Virginia Mountain Boys - November 20, 6-8 pm!

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The roots of bluegrass and old-time country can be heard in the traditional sound of Bill Jenkins and the Virginia Mountain Boys, performing their award-winning music as part of the Hampton History Museum’s music series on Wednesday, November 20, 6:00 p.m...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Frances Benjamin Johnston: The Hampton Album - Monday, December 2, 7-8 pm

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Join Sarah Hermanson Meister, photography curator at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, for her illustrated talk “Frances Benjamin Johnston: The Hampton Album,” as part of the Hampton History Museum’s Port Hampton Lecture Se...

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

Holly Days Open House - Saturday, December 14, 10 am - 4 pm

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Enjoy heirloom ornament making, live holiday music, train displays, face painting and more family fun to get you in the spirit of the season. 

Hear festive classic and contemporary Christmas favorites from New Sound Alliance from 10 am to noon, Ch...

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

Selfies With Santa - Saturday, December 14, 1-6 pm!

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Enjoy Free carousel rides, face painting and candy canes!As part of Hampton Holly Days weekend, the historic Hampton Carousel welcomes youngsters of all ages to share holiday wishes and snap “Selfies with Santa” from 1-6 pm, Saturday, ...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Country Christmas Spectacular - Wednesday, December 18, 6-8 pm

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Take part in our Holiday Ho-ho-hoedown! Celebrate in hip Hee-Haw style with some of the region’s most innovative Americana musicians: swamp blues duo Roebuck; honky-tonk angel Gina Dalmas of the Heartstompers; classic country singer/songwriter J...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

"Hampton One: Working, Building, and Racing on the Water," on view now!

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This artifact-rich exhibition explores Hampton's integral ties to, and love of, the water that surrounds the city, its seafood and maritime heritage, and passion for sailing as embodied in the locally developed Hampton One-Design sailboat, and the competi...

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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: April 30, 2019

Repairs finished; historic carousel to reopen Oct. 23

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Take a Spin Back in Time!

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

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Child Identification Festival is Saturday, April 20 at Carousel Park downtown

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April 12, 2019 - The 16th annual Child Identification Festival, sponsored by the Hampton Sheriff's Office, will be held Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Carousel Park, 602 Settlers Landing Road. The free festival will include cotton candy, popco...

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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: 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 5, 2019

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

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Aug. 5, 2019 - 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 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: 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 9, 2019

S.T.E.M. Into Space helps kids learn about space using science, technology, enginnering, math

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Sept. 9, 2019 - Have fun and learn together with your pre-K through second-grade student at S.T.E.M. Into Space, a workshop series where kids can learn about space while using science, technology, engineering, and math skills. The free, four-week program ...

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

Hampton School Age Programs are open Thursday after school

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Sept. 5, 2019 — Hampton City Schools has canceled after-school activities on Thursday, but the City of Hampton School Age Programs will maintain normal operation hours and will close at 6 p.m. We encourage parents to pick up students as soon as practical....

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

Healthy Families sponsors program on positive discipline for children

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April 29, 2019 - Get practical tips and tools for disciplining children ages 2-6 at a six-week program sponsored by Hampton's Healthy Families division. Classes will be every Tuesday May 21-June 25 at the Healthy Families building, 100 Old Hampton Lane. I...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

Former Mallory Elementary School is home to new playgroup for kids age 1-4

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April 3, 2019 - Parents of children between the ages of 1 and 4 are encouraged to take advantage of the Mallory Walkers & Shakers Playgroup on Tuesdays from 10-noon starting April 16 at the former Mallory Elementary School, 331 Big Bethel Road. Come c...

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Posted on: April 30, 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 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: 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: August 2, 2019

Hampton library replaces Overdrive e-book service with Hoopla

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Aug. 2, 2019 — The Hampton Public Library is replacing e-book provider Overdrive with Hoopla beginning Sept. 1, 2019. Hampton online users won't have to worry about not having as many digital reading choices, though. With Hoopla, the library's e-book coll...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

Check Out to Clean Up! Kits to clean the streets are available at your library

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Hampton Public Libraries and Hampton Clean City Commission are joining forces to make cleaning up easy and convenient for you. You can visit your local library branch and check out a cleanup kit for four people, clean up, and check the equipment back into...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

City, Langley plan public meeting Nov. 6 to discuss Armistead gate, flooding issues

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Oct. 30, 2019 - The City of Hampton and Joint Base Langley-Eustis will hold a public meeting at the Hampton Roads Convention Center on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 7-8 p.m., to provide the public with information about the potential relocation of the West Gate...

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

Volunteers sought to join in reading of the names on Sept. 11 at Gosnold's Hope Park in Hampton

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Aug. 20, 2019 - Volunteers are encouraged to join in the "Reading of the Names” beginning at 8:30 AM, Wednesday, September 11th at Gosnold’s Hope Park, 901 E. Little Back River Road in Hampton. Local citizens will gather to read aloud the names of al...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Stand down to help homeless, at-risk veterans will be held on Nov. 16 at Y.H. Thomas center

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Oct. 17, 2019 - A stand down for homeless and at-risk veterans will be held on Nov. 16 at the Y.H. Thomas Community Center, 1300 Thomas St. Services on-site will include medical screening, housing assistance, legal and employment services, haircuts, showe...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

Veterans invited to free health fair at Fort Monroe Community Center on Oct. 5

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Sept. 23, 2019 - The Alliance for Veterans Health and Hampton's Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services Department will present a free Veterans Health Fair and Adapted Sports Day on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hampton's Fort Monroe Community Ce...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Volunteers sought for Day of Remembrance 'reading of the names' at Gosnold's Hope Park

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Aug. 27, 2019 - Volunteers are encouraged to join in the "Reading of the Names” beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Wednesday, Sept. 11 at Gosnold’s Hope Park, 901 E. Little Back River Road in Hampton. Volunteers will gather to read ...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Adopt an Airman program is looking for community members to host local airmen

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July 31, 2019 - The Adopt an Airman program is looking for community members to host local airmen. Launched in 2015, the program is designed to provide airmen with an avenue to form new friendships and gather support beyond the formal work environment.&am...

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Posted on: July 3, 2019

City Council seeks residents to serve on the Federal Area Development Authority

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July 3, 2019 - Hampton City Council is seeking Hampton residents to serve on the Hampton Federal Area Development Authority.  Created in 2007, the FADA promotes efficient cooperation with the federal government and increasing the value of federal...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Air Force wants residents to comment on a propsal to move F-22 training unit to Hampton

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May 22, 2019 - The U.S. Air Force wants to hear from area residents about a recent plan to move an F-22 fighter jet training unit from Florida to Joint Base Langley-Eustis. Before the plan is finalized, the Air Force has asked residents to go online and c...

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

Loose barge that hit Buckroe fishing pier over the weekend to be moved; damage assessment next

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Nov. 18, 2019  – Structural engineers are reviewing damage to the James T. Wilson Fishing Pier after it was hit over the weekend by a barge that broke loose in high winds. They will also check to see if there was any damage from the sto...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Forecast of weekend coastal storm forces cancellation of the last Buckroe Farmers Market of 2019

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Nov. 14, 2019 — A coastal storm with high winds and flooding is predicted for this weekend. That has forced an early end to this season's Buckroe Beach Farmers Market. The Nov. 16 market, scheduled to be the final one this season, will not be he...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 30, 2019

Take the survey and tell us what you think about the Buckroe Beach boardwalk renovation plans

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Oct. 30, 2019 - The city is in the process of preparing a design for the renovation of the Buckroe Beach Boardwalk. A number of renovation options are being considered – and we want your feedback. Please go online to view the proposed options and take the...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 17, 2019

Nominations open for seniors who should be honored for contributions to the community

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Oct. 17, 2019 - Do you know a senior citizen who should be recognized for their contributions to the community? On Dec. 3, the Hampton Senior Citizens Advisory Committee, along with Hampton Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services, Hampton Health Departme...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

Give input on the future of Parks, Recreation as it updates master plan for renovation, development

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Aug. 13, 2019 - Hampton’s Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Services Department is ready to update its master plan, and the public can give input at a kickoff meeting 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, Ballroom EF.  ...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

Bluebird Gap Farm will be closed Friday as staff prepares for weekend festival

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Oct. 15, 2019 - Bluebird Gap Farm will be closed to the public Friday so that staff can put the finishing touches on plans for the Bluebird Gap Farm Fall Festival on Saturday and Sunday. The festival offers a variety of children's activities, hayrides, a ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 8, 2019

Usher in the fall season at the Bluebird Gap Farm Festival on Oct. 19, 20

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Oct. 8, 2019 - Usher in the fall season at the Bluebird Gap Farm Fall Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19 and 20, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The festival offers a variety of children's activities, hayrides, a giant straw slide, master gardening, punkin’ chu...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Celebrate downtown waterfront park at after-work party Oct. 2

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Sept. 18, 2019 - Tucked under the interstate on the Hampton River in the heart of downtown is one of Hampton's least-known parks. The city's parks department wants to reacquaint nearby residents with the park in an after-work event Oct. 2.

River Street Par...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

North Phoebus Community Center gym and fitness room will be closed for maintenance

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Aug. 23, 2019 — The North Phoebus Community Center gym and fitness room will be closed for maintenance from Monday, Aug. 26, through Saturday, Sept. 14. New flooring is being installed in the gym, and the fitness room not be accessible.

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

West Hampton Community Center, Fort Monroe pools will be closed for maintenance

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Aug. 13, 2019 - West Hampton Community Center will be closed for maintenance Wednesday, Aug. 28 through Monday, Sept. 2. The Fort Monroe pool will be closed Aug. 26 through Sept. 2. Both will reopen Sept. 3.

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

UPDATE: Water quality improves at Buckroe; swimming advisories lifted

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UPDATE Aug. 9, 2019 - Water quality at all areas of Buckroe Beach is again within state standards, and the Hampton Health Department has lifted swimming advisories issued earlier this week.

Aug. 7, 2019 – The Health Department has issued a swimming advisor...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Enjoy nautical-themed food, games and more during downtown Crabtown Seafood Festival Aug. 17

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July 31, 2019 - Celebrate the local seafood industry by coming downtown to the Crabtown Seafood Festival on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Enjoy the beautiful view from Mill Point Park to Carousel Park while eating seafood and visiting nautical ar...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Welcome to summer in Hampton

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Welcome to the first official day of summer, Hampton visitors and residents! This is one of our favorite seasons because it’s our job to create fun opportunities for your entire family. Choose from beaches, golf courses, clean city initiatives, ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Blackbeard Pirate Festival -- and all its fun -- returns to downtown Hampton for its 20th year

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May 20, 2019 - Hampton’s waterfront comes alive Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, when the annual Blackbeard Pirate Festival returns for its 20th year. Dozens of pirate re-enactors, costumed in historically accurate garb, will transform downtown Hampton ...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Memorial Day marks the start of beach season and lots of summer fun at Buckroe Beach

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May 21, 2019 - Monday, May 27, is Memorial Day, the official beginning of beach season, and beach-goers will notice some returning favorites and some changes this summer. 

Buckroe Park and the iconic miniature lighthouse from the former amusement ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 30, 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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Operation Winter Break Parks & Recreation
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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Fox Hill Neighborhood Center Parks & Recreation
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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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! 

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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

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: 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 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: July 25, 2017

More Parks & Recreation news

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For more Parks & Recreation news, go to the main page at hampton.gov/parks.

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Blackbeard Pirate Festival -- and all its fun -- returns to downtown Hampton for its 20th year

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May 20, 2019 - Hampton’s waterfront comes alive Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, when the annual Blackbeard Pirate Festival returns for its 20th year. Dozens of pirate re-enactors, costumed in historically accurate garb, will transform downtown Hampton ...

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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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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Police would use federal grant to pay for power source that can be used during emergencies

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Aug. 22, 2019 - The city of Hampton's Police Division is applying for a 2019 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant that would be used to support emergency communications and the department's "real time" information center. The annual gr...

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

Ribbon-cutting Tuesday will mark grand opening of new police training academy in Hampton

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July 18, 2019 - The public is invited to attend a ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23, for Hampton's new Police Training Academy.  Located in the former Teen Center at 300 Butler Farm Road, the academy will help modernize and enhance Ha...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

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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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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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.

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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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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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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: November 6, 2019

Downtown city parking lots will be closed for new parking stripes and updating of signs

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Nov. 6, 2019 - City-owned parking lots downtown will get a facelift this month when the Public Works Department begins restriping more than 20 lots and replacing or updating signs in and around those lots. Depending on the weather, the work will begin Nov...

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Public Works
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Spraying set for North King Street, Harris Creek and Gosnold's Hope Park areas

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Sept. 26, 2019 -  Weather permitting, Public Works plans to conduct ultra-low volume spraying Thursday evening, Sept. 26,  in the North King Street and Harris Creek areas, including Gosnold's Hope Park.

Areas are chosen for truck-mounted ...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Lifelong Hamptonian Jason Mitchell named director of city's Public Works Department

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Aug. 27, 2019 - Jason Mitchell, a lifelong resident of Hampton who grew up in Riverdale and went to Hampton High School, has been named director of the city’s Public Works Department. Mitchell, 47, had been serving as interim director since July...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

Pet waste and landscaping practices are just a few reasons local waterways can be contaminated

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Aug. 13, 2019 - Pet waste and certain landscaping practices are just a few of the reasons local waterways can be contaminated and swimming advisories are issued for local beaches. But you can do your part to help things stay clean. 

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

New repaving schedule for fiscal year 2020 has been released by Public Works Department

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May 17, 2019 - Hampton's Public Works Department has released the repaving schedule for FY 2020, which begins July 1. The schedule for resurfacing or repaving streets is based on cracking and other roadway problems related to traffic loads and the environ...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 7, 2019

Residents encouraged to 'tip and toss' to help reduce the area's mosquito population

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May 7, 2019 - Hampton’s Public Works division is encouraging residents to “tip and toss” to help combat mosquitoes this summer! Mosquitoes can breed in buckets, children’s toys, clogged gutters, corrugated pipes and...

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Public Works
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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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..

Areas are chosen fo...

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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.

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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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Posted on: July 27, 2016

Drainage project under way to relieve flooding in Merrimac Shores neighborhood

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July 27, 2016 - Work continues on a new Public Works drainage project in the Merrimac Shores neighborhood. The project is designed to divert stormwater under the roadway instead of across it, helping to reduce flooding that frequently blocks Catesby Jones...Read on...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Residents encouraged to 'tip and toss' to help reduce the area's mosquito population

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May 7, 2019 - Hampton’s Public Works division is encouraging residents to “tip and toss” to help combat mosquitoes this summer! Mosquitoes can breed in buckets, children’s toys, clogged gutters, corrugated pipes and just about anywhere else that can hold ...

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Public Works - Environmental Services

News Flash

Posted on: October 23, 2019

Treasurer's Office now offers walk-in passport services, including books, cards and photos

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Oct. 24, 2019 - Walk-in passport services are now available at the Hampton Treasurer's Office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The Treasurer's Office is an official passport acceptance agency with services that include passport books, passport ...

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Treasurer's Office
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Pay by mail, online or in person: Business, property taxes due to Treasurer's Office by June 5

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May 31, 2019 - Residents are reminded that real property, business property and personal property taxes are due by June. 5. You can pay by mail, online, in person, or in the Treasurer’s Office drop box, which is located at 1 Franklin St. The office mailin...

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Treasurer's Office
Posted on: April 16, 2019

New office dedicated to DMV Select officially opens in Ruppert Sargent Building

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April 10, 2019 - State officials, city leaders and members of the public were all on hand Wednesday morning when a new, dedicated office for DMV select officially opened on the first floor of Hampton's Ruppert Sargent building.

DMV Select offers most but n...

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Treasurer's Office
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

News Flash

Posted on: September 9, 2019

Cooperative Extension providing arboretum tours, tips on having a healthy lawn

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Sept. 9, 2019 - Both new and longtime residents of Hampton Roads can find out what to plant or the best way to add to their landscape during the upcoming Arboretum Tours at Bluebird Gap Farm. Once a month – on Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. ...

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Virginia Cooperative Extension

News Flash

Posted on: October 11, 2019

All General Assembly seats on ballot in Nov. 5 election; last day to register is Tuesday

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Oct. 11, 2019 – All state House of Delegates and Senate seats will be on the ballot when Hampton voters go to the polls Nov. 5. Residents who plan to vote must be registered – under the correct address – by Tuesday, Oct. 15.

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Voter Registrar
Posted on: May 6, 2019

Residents of 91st House District to vote in primary June 11 – in redrawn district

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May 6, 2019 - When Hampton residents go to the polls in November for state House of Delegate elections, almost a third of voters will be in a new district, based on a federal court ruling in January.

Some of those residents will be voting in their new dist...

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Additional Info... Voter Registrar

News Flash

Posted on: October 1, 2019

Youth mentoring program seeks volunteers to work with middle schoolers in Hampton

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Oct. 1, 2019 - Join Mayor Donnie Tuck and Hampton City Schools Superintendent Jeffery Smith on Oct. 17 when the Office of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities and Hampton City Schools host a community kickoff for the R.I.S.E. (Reach, Inspire, Support and E...

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Youth & Young Adult Opportunities
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Cities United summer meeting theme focuses on arrival of first Africans in 1619

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May 30, 2019 - Cities United, the national organization of mayors and others dedicated to reducing violence among young black men and boys, has chosen “The Journey Continues” as the theme for its 6th Annual Convening Aug. 21-23 in Hamp...

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Youth & Young Adult Opportunities
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Young people can sign up now to play in the Hampton Hoops summer basketball league

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May 21, 2019 - Kids, teens and young adults are invited by city and community leaders to join the Hampton Hoops summer basketball league. The program aims to improve social interaction, build character, and provide leadership opportunities for the city's ...

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Youth & Young Adult Opportunities
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 Youth & Young Adult Opportunities
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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Information, grant applications 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