News Flash

Posted on: April 1, 2020

City Council plans electronic meeting on April 8 because of coronavirus concerns

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April 1, 2020 - Hampton City Council’s public meetings scheduled for next week at City Hall have been canceled due to coronavirus concerns. Instead, City Council will hold a meeting electronically - in accordance with the Virginia Code - at 6:30...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 23, 2020

April 2: Trump declaration will aid Va., some access restricted at Fort Monroe

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April 2, 2020 – President Trump declared Thursday that a major disaster exists in Virginia and ordered federal assistance to help the state, local governments and certain private nonprofits recover in areas affected by the coronavirus. ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Food and other help available in Hampton for seniors, homeless, those in need

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April 1, 2020 - Although city buildings may be closed to the public because of concerns about the coronavirus, the city and its partners continue to provide services to those in need. The Citizens’ Unity Commission recently finished a week-long ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Public Works urges residents to put used gloves, wipes, masks in bags for proper disposal

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March 31, 2020 - The Public Works Department is seeing an increase in non-flushable items in wastewater lines and pump stations. All personal protective equipment related toCOVID-19, including rubber gloves, masks and wipes should not be flushed down toil...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Weather Service says coastal flooding possible late tonight and into Wednesday

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March 31, 2020 - The National Weather Service in Wakefield says coastal flooding is possible for low-lying areas, shorelines, tidal rivers and tributaries in Hampton from late tonight into Wednesday.  Nuisance level flooding could occur into Thur...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

3/27 Update: Cases of COVID-19 rise in region, city closes playgrounds, businesses get creative

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March 27, 2020 — The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19  in the state rose to 604, the Virginia Department of Health reported, as more test results come in. Of those, 82 are in the Peninsula Health District and five are in the Hampto...

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Guide to city services during the closure * Hampton City News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Hampton extends closure of public buildings; city & schools schedule Facebook Live Q&A

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March 24, 2020 – The closure of Hampton city buildings to the public will continue until further notice, announced City Manager Mary Bunting today.

The announcement was in the wake of Gov. Ralph Northam’s declaration that his order bann...

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Guide to city services during the closure * Hampton City News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

City sponsoring 'Fill That Bus' event to help seniors, those in need during crisis

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March 26, 2020 - It’s not too late to help. Working with the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank and the United Way, the City of Hampton is sponsoring “Fill That Bus, Hampton!” a community-wide drive to collect non-perishable food i...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Governor orders schools closed through end of school year, carryout only in restaurants

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March 23, 2020 - Gov. Ralph Northam said Monday that all public schools will be closed through the end of the school year, and restaurants and breweries throughout Virginia must be carryout only. He also ordered the closing all non-essential retail outlet...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 23, 2020

VDOT plans brief stoppages on I-64 westbound at HRBT for trucks carrying trailers

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March 23, 2020 - The Virginia Department of Transportation will have at least three brief traffic stoppages at the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel March 24-27 to accommodate oversized trucks carrying modular trailers to the south side of the tunnel for the HR...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

March 20: Latest news and updates on the coronavirus from state and city officials

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March 20, 2020 -Sentara Careplex Hospital in Hampton, 3000 Coliseum Drive, will be a mobile testing site for COVID-19 Friday through Sunday. The hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. daily. Residents are encouraged to continue following recommended safety 

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Hampton residents can now pay taxes by phone, go online or put payments in the mail

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March 18, 2020 - Hampton is waiving the $1 fee for online transactions while the Treasurer’s Office is closed to the public because of the coronavirus, and has added the ability to pay by phone.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Governor announced new steps to help residents impacted by the coronavirus

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March 17, 2020 - Gov. Ralph Northam Tuesday announced a number of new steps to help Virginia residents impacted by the coronavirus, including:

  • No waiting for unemployment benefits
  • Enhanced eligibility for unemployment
  • Few restrictions for individuals receivi...
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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

City facilities will be closed to public to help slow spread of the coronavirus

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March 16, 2020 - Starting Monday and continuing at least through March 29, all city facilities will be closed to the public to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The closure includes City Hall at 22 Lincoln St., the Ruppert Sargent Building at 1 Fran...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 14, 2020

Peninsula city, county leaders urge residents to limit gatherings of more than 50 people

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March 14, 2020 - The city managers and county administrators from the Peninsula issued a joint release today, asking residents to avoid gatherings of more than 50 people, including "church services, civic/social organization meetings, and public even...

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Read the full statement * Hampton City News
Posted on: March 13, 2020

A number of activities and events have been canceled in Hampton because of the Coronavirus

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March 16, 2020 -Beginning Monday, March 16, all city facilities will be closed to the general public. Employees will report to work, but city business will largely be conducted online, via email and phone calls. This includes City Hall at 22 Lincoln St., ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 13, 2020

City of Hampton to close all public facilities to general public beginning Monday, March 16

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March 13, 2020 - The City of Hampton will close its facilities to the public beginning Monday, March 16, to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Libraries and community centers will be open for scheduled hours this weekend. 

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 3, 2020

City forms special team to make sure Hampton is prepared for coronavirus

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March 3, 2020 - The city has formed a special task group to ensure that Hampton makes preparations in the event the new coronavirus spreads.  

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can infect humans or animals. Most people become infect...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 12, 2020

POSTPONED - Register now for the Citizen Police Academy and learn about mission, policies

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March 12, 2020 - Registration is now open for the Citizen Police Academy, a 12-week program that teaches residents about the mission, policies, and day-to-day operations of the Police Division. The academy curr...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 11, 2020

City police have new program to improve communications with the Hispanic community

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March 12, 2020 - Nuestra Communidad Hispaña (Our Spanish Community) is the name of a new program designed to improve communications and trust between the Hampton Police Division and the city’s Hispanic community.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 2, 2020

What are YOUR priorities in the city budget? There may be room to add to services

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March 2, 2020 - After several years of tight budgets, city revenues for next year could allow room for some new spending. City Manager Mary Bunting wants to know citizens’ top priorities. 

She plans a range of gatherings to hear citizens...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Seminar will give tenants, landlords and others the latest news on fair housing laws

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March 10, 2020 - Hampton’s Community Development Department will sponsor a free three-hour seminar next month on the Fair Housing Law. Property managers, real estate agents, lenders, tenants, landlords, and others can all learn about the rules t...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Hampton Fire Division plans silent 'touch-a-truck' event, special T-shirts sale

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March 9, 2020 - The Hampton Fire Division, working with Police, Public Works and other partners, will hold a silent Touch-a-Truck event on Sunday, April 19, specifically for children and adults with autism.  

And because April is National Autism A...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Some lanes at Big Bethel Road and Mercury Boulevard will be closed this month for sewer work

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March 6, 2020 - Starting Monday, March 9, and continuing to the end of the month, the Hampton Roads Sewer District will be doing sanitary sewer work that will require temporarily closing some lanes at the intersection of Big Bethel Road and West Mercury B...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Hampton will have special 2020 Census kick-off event on March 14 at Peninsula Town Center

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March 4, 2020 - Count me in, Hampton! That’s the theme for a special Census kick-off on Saturday, March 14  from 1 - 3 p.m., at the Town Square in Peninsula Town Center, 1620 Merchant Lane.

Starting on April 1 (Census Awareness Day) The ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Public meeting for Parks master plan discussion will be Tuesday, March 31

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March 4, 2020 - Help create great places in Hampton. The Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services Department meeting to update the public on proposed changes to Parks’ master plan will be held on Tuesday, March 31, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Hampto...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 3, 2020

POSTPONED - March 30-April 3 will be Youth Violence Prevention Week in Hampton

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March 4, 2020 - Community building, employment, alternatives to incarceration, and family support are just some of the topics that will be discussed March 30-April 3 during the 2020 Hampton Youth Violence Preve...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Don't forget to set your clocks forward by one hour on Sunday when Daylight Saving Time begins

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March 5, 2020 - Don’t forget that time moves forward on Sunday at 2 a.m. That’s when Daylight Saving Time begins and clocks should be set forward one hour.  the U.S. Department of Transportation, which is in charge of Daylight...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Repairs to the James T. Wilson Fishing Pier at Buckroe Beach will begin soon

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Feb. 28, 2020 - Repairs to the  James T. Wilson Fishing Pier at Buckroe Beach will begin soon and are expected to be completed by early August. The pier was damaged when a barge broke free during a storm in late November.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 26, 2020

City revenues projected to grow 3.2%; Council reviews priorities for funding

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Feb. 26, 2020 - City Council got some good news about revenue growth, and then tackled a long list of projects that could use that money — and then some — for strategic priorities.

Karl Daughtrey, finance director, projected that revenu...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 26, 2020

Work continues on Route 134 bridge replacement over Brick Kiln Creek in Hampton

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Feb. 26, 2020 - After rush hour Thursday morning, the Virginia Department of Transportation is expected to start a new traffic pattern on Route 134 as work continues on replacing the northbound bridge over Brick Kiln Creek.

Weather permitting, there will b...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 19, 2020

WEATHER CANCELLATION: Feb. 20 Parks master plan meeting moves to March 31

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UPDATE: Feb. 19, 2020 - The meeting to update the public on proposed changes to the Parks’ master plan will not be held Feb. 20 due to the forecast of snow. It will be rescheduled for March 31; watch updates for location and time. 

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Hampton’s Sentara Careplex Hospital is listed in the top 5% of hospitals in the nation

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Feb. 14, 2020 - Hampton’s Sentara Careplex Hospital is among the top 250 of hospitals in the nation for overall clinical excellence, according to the healthgrades website.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 12, 2020

Hampton ranked one of the most affordable beach towns for 4th year

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Feb. 10, 2020 — Hampton remains one of the most affordable beach towns in America, according to a recent study by the financial technology company SmartAsset.

Considering median home value, property taxes and housing cost, the city was ranked no....

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 3, 2020

Hampton begins 'Digital City Transformation' with smart light poles at Y.H. Thomas

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Feb. 3, 2020 - Solar-powered smart light poles, the first project in Hampton’s “Digital City Transformation” initiative, will debut this month at the Y.H. Thomas Neighborhood Park, 1300 Thomas St. The new poles use green tech...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: March 2, 2020

City ordinance changed to limit grass height near buildings to 8 inches

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March 2, 2020 - Spring is just around the corner, and Hampton’s city ordinance has been changed to limit the growth of grass or weeds near residential or commercial buildings to a height of 8 inches. The previous limit was 10 inches. 

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: February 4, 2020

Travel website offers reasons to visit Hampton, including food, fun and water

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Feb. 4, 2020 - Travel Awaits, a website featuring international travel destinations, has posted an article entitled “8 Reasons To Put Hampton, Virginia On Your Bucket List.” Hampton was noted for its lively waterfront downtown area, li...

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Read the full article * Hampton City News
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Majority of Hampton homeowners will find their homes increased in value this year

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Jan. 23, 2020 - For homeowners who saw their value dip after the housing bubble burst, City Assessor Gary James has some good news: The vast majority of Hampton homeowners  – 89% – will find their homes increased in value this...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Applications available Jan. 27-March 2 for youth violence prevention mini-grants program

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Jan. 22, 2020 - Applications are available Jan. 27 for Hampton’s Youth Violence Prevention Mini-Grants program, which helps pay for projects that support positive activities, services and programs addressing youth violence. Eligible applicants i...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 21, 2020

Hampton Heroes honored in ceremony at Hampton Roads Convention Center

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Jan. 20, 2020 - Local advocates for mental health and modern-era trailblazers in public service were honored on Monday, Jan. 20, at the Hampton Heroes Memorial Plaza. First dedicated in 2019, the Martin Luther King Jr. and Hampton Heroes Memorial Plaza is...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Fill out an interest form to join Hampton Hoops, the city's summer basketball league

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Jan. 14, 2020 - Interest forms for Hampton Hoops, the city’s free summer basketball league for males and females ages 8-24, are now being accepted. The league will begin playing on July 13 and run to Aug. 10. The goal is to improve social intera...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 10, 2020

City Council releases statement on gun issue and Second Amendment concerns

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Jan. 10, 2020 - Hampton City Council issued the following statement on gun issues at its meeting Wednesday:

"We want to acknowledge the many people who came to our last Council meeting and this evening's meeting to address pending gun legisla...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Mural created by ODU professor, others, chosen to highlight public art at new Kroger

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Jan. 8, 2020 - “From Sea to Sky” is the title of a mural created by Old Dominion University art professor Richard Nickel, University students and alumni that highlights Hampton's history and present-day achievements. The mural was chos...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 7, 2020

City adds dredged sand from Indian Creek to Buckroe Beach and saves taxpayers more than $100,000

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Jan. 7, 2020 - Hampton’s Public Works Department has devised a way to add sand to Buckroe Beach and save taxpayers more than $100,000 at the same time. 

The stormwater team has been working on a project to retain more water and reduce fl...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: January 3, 2020

Here's where you can get rid of unwanted households chemicals, computers and more

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Jan. 3, 2020 - The 2020 schedule for household chemical collections and computer recycling is now available. Hampton residents can safely dispose of computers, computer monitors, desktop printers, paint, stains, gasoline, insecticides and much more from 8...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 30, 2019

Job seekers can connect with potential employers at upcoming job and resource fair

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Dec. 30, 2019 - Connect with businesses that are hiring and get valuable job-seeking tips during the Get Hired Hampton Job and Resource Fair on Feb. 4 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: December 26, 2019

Governor renews Hampton Enterprise Zone, which includes grants for new or expanding businesses

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Dec. 26, 2019 - Hampton’s Urban area Enterprise Zone has been renewed for five more years, Gov. Ralph Northam announced this week. Enterprise Zones allow businesses that are located in key areas and added qualifying jobs or property investments to receive...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 18, 2019

Hampton city offices, schools, most services will be closed for New Year's

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Dec. 18, 2019 - Most Hampton city offices and services will be closed for New Year's on Wednesday, Jan. 1. They were also closed for Christmas on Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25.  Hampton City Schools closed for the holidays on Friday, De...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 20, 2019

City is updating the Parks Master Plan and wants to know what you think about plans for the future

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Dec. 19, 2019 - Hampton's Parks, Recreation & Leisures Services Department is updating the Parks Master Plan and would like to know what you think about the future of city parks and services. Please take a few minutes to complete the online survey at ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 12, 2019

Take a tour of your neighbors' beautiful outdoor holiday decorations

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Dec. 17, 2019 — Does it warm your heart to see homes lovingly decorated for the holidays? Festive Hampton residents have decked out their homes and included their locations on Hampton's first Holiday Lights Map to guide you on a tour of many mer...

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2019 Hampton Holiday Lights Map * Hampton City News
Posted on: December 17, 2019

Hampton school superintendent one of four finalists for National Superintendent of the Year

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Dec. 17, 2019 - Superintendent Dr. Jeffery Smith has been named one of four finalists for 2020 National Superintendent of the Year by AASA, the School Superintendents Association. The award honors school system leaders throughout the country who are "...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: December 12, 2019

Share your beautiful outdoor holiday decorations with all of your neighbors

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Dec. 12, 2019 - Have you decorated your home for the holidays and want others to enjoy your creation? Complete the online registration form to have your street address added to the 2019 Hampton Holiday Lights Map. Drivers will be provided with a link to a...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 11, 2019

Hampton earns 'StormReady Community' designation from National Weather Service

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Dec. 11, 2019 - Last month, Hampton earned its renewal as a StormReady Community from the National Weather Service by demonstrating multiple components of severe weather readiness.  StormReady is a voluntary program. To be officially certified, a...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Unity hosts a special mix and mingle to foster talk about violence, domestic partnership

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Dec. 3, 2019 - Hampton's Citizens' Unity Commission and the LGBTQ Awareness Committee will host a special mix and mingle event on Saturday, Dec, 21, that's designed to foster conversations about violence as it pertains to domestic partnership. The first i...

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Register online * Hampton City News
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Faith-based leaders invited to learn more about police at special police academy starting Jan. 9

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Dec. 3, 2019 - The leaders of Hampton's faith-based community – including ministers, pastors, and worship leaders – can learn about the Police Division's mission, policies and day-to-day operations at a 12-week Minister's Citizen Polic...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Hampton recently certified as 101st Bee City USA affiliate, and only the 4th in Virginia

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Dec. 3, 2019 - Here's some great news for bee lovers! Hampton has been certified as the 101st Bee City USA affiliate in the nation – and the fourth in Virginia. The certification required having a local government-sanctioned committee that provi...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 26, 2019

Parking lot sweeping and restriping that began in November continues the 1st week of December

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Nov. 26, 2019 - Restriping work on city-owned parking lots will continue in December. Because of weather or other problems, sweeping and restriping on seven lots scheduled for November was rescheduled and will now take place on Dec. 3, 5 and 6. An electro...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 26, 2019

Buckroe fishing pier and adjacent ramp remain closed after being hit by barge

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Nov. 26, 2019 - The James T. Wilson Fishing Pier and property, including the adjacent pier ramp, remain closed to the public after a loose barge crashed into the 709-foot pier earlier this month, causing heavy damage to the structure. Yellow and red cauti...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Mayor's "State of the City" speech highlighted positive changes in Hampton

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Nov 25, 2019 - "Waves of Change" was the theme last week when Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck gave the annual state of the city address. The mayor highlighted some of the many changes in the city over the years, from an indoor mall to Peninsula Town C...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 25, 2019

New 2020 Hampton wall calendar is now available at limited locations across the city

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Nov. 25, 2019 - The 2020 Hampton wall calendar – vibrant, colorful and full of information about the great things you can see and do in the city – is now available at various locations across Hampton. The Marketing graphic artist Illus...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 20, 2019

Hampton offices, most services will be closed for Thanksgiving Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28, 29

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Nov. 20, 2019 - Most city offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29. Schools will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 27, Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29. There will be no regular trash collection on Thursda...

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Closing list * Hampton City News
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.

The MSN...

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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 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.

Graduation rates are counted ...

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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 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 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 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&rsq...

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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.

Registra...

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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 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

$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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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

News Flash

Posted on: August 1, 2016

Watch video to learn more about the real estate appraiser and the assessment process

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This video provides an overview of the role of the real estate appraiser and the assessment process.

Real Estate Appraiser Video Assessor of Real Estate

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News Flash

Posted on: June 18, 2013

Game Cancellation Hotline: (757) 727-6251

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

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News Flash

Posted on: June 18, 2013

Game Cancellation Hotline: (757) 727-6251

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

Athletics - Adult

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Posted on: June 18, 2013

Game Cancellation Hotline: (757) 727-6251

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

Athletics - Youth

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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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Budget

5 Stories
Posted on: March 2, 2020

What are YOUR priorities in the city budget? There may be room to add to services

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March 2, 2020 - After several years of tight budgets, city revenues for next year could allow room for some new spending. City Manager Mary Bunting wants to know citizens’ top priorities. 

She plans a range of gatherings to hear citizens...

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Budget
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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Budget
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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Budget

News Flash

Posted on: March 20, 2020

City sponsoring 'Fill That Bus' event to help those in need during crisis

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March 20, 2020 - Working with the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank and the United Way, the City of Hampton is sponsoring “Fill That Bus, Hampton!” a community-wide drive to collect non-perishable food items, diapers, infant formula and cle...

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Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Hampton will have special 2020 Census kick-off event on March 14 at Peninsula Town Center

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March 4, 2020 - Count me in, Hampton! That’s the theme for a special Census kick-off on Saturday, March 14 from 1 - 3 p.m., at the Town Square in Peninsula Town Center, 1620 Merchant Lane.

Starting on April 1 (Census Awareness Day) The U.S. Censu...

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Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Discuss race and privilege in America at the Unity Commission's next 'Marketplace Talks'

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Jan. 31, 2020 - Discuss the origin of privilege and race in America during the next Marketplace Talks at noon on Feb. 7 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 100 Queens Way.  Marketplace Talks is a new conversation series that encourages peop...

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Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Discuss current events impacting local, national, international communities at Marketplace Talks

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Jan. 15, 2020 - Marketplace Talks is a new conversation series that encourages people to discuss current events impacting local, national and international communities. Broad topics include privilege, mental health, and violence. The conversations will in...

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Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Unity hosts a special mix and mingle to foster talk about violence, domestic partnership

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Dec. 3, 2019 - Hampton's Citizens' Unity Commission and the LGBTQ Awareness Committee will host a special mix and mingle event on Saturday, Dec, 21, that's designed to foster conversations about violence as it pertains to domestic partnership. The first i...

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Citizens Unity Commission
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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Citizens Unity Commission
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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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: 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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Register Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: February 4, 2019

Classes start March 14 for the next Level II session of Hampton Diversity College

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Feb. 4, 2019 - Attend the next Level II class of Hampton Diversity College and learn more about diversity, unity, and inclusion. Sponsored by the Citizens' Unity Commission, Level II is a six-week program that begins March 14 and explores how individual p...

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Register Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: January 8, 2019

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

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Jan. 8, 2019 - There is still time!

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

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Register Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Police, Unity, LGBTQ committee sponsor discussion about domestic violence

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

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Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: June 14, 2018

You can register now for upcoming classes in Hampton Diversity College

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June 22,  2018 - Attend Hampton Diversity College and learn more about diversity, unity and inclusion. Sponsored by the Citizens' Unity Commission, Diversity College is a free, multi-level, interactive program that concentrates on increasing your...

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Register Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: 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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Diversity College Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: June 6, 2016

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

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

News release Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: June 6, 2016

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

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

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

More information Citizens Unity Commission

News Flash

Posted on: April 1, 2020

City Council plans electronic meeting on April 8 because of coronavirus concerns

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April 1, 2020 - Hampton City Council’s public meetings scheduled for next week at City Hall have been canceled due to coronavirus concerns. Instead, City Council will hold a meeting electronically - in accordance with the Virginia Code - at 6:30...

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City Council
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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City Council
Posted on: January 10, 2019

Hampton mayor announces memorial plaza to honor King, as well as "Hampton Heroes"

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Jan. 10, 2019 - Mayor Donnie Tuck announced Wednesday that the Martin Luther King Jr. and Hampton Heroes Memorial Plaza will be dedicated Jan. 21. He also announced the first people whose names will be listed on the monument.

The panels will honor those wh...

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City Council
Posted on: January 9, 2019

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

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

T...

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City Council
Posted on: January 16, 2019

New Hampton law targets drivers distracted by cell-phone use

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

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

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City Council
Posted on: 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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City Council

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Clean City

10 Stories
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Things to Know!

This is the information we have at this point in time. We will keep you updated.

 

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The HCCC Office is closed to the public, and all cleanups are discontinued until further notice. We’ll be sure to let you know when we reopen!

We receive...

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Clean City
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Things to Know & Do!

Great American Cleanup, March through June: Spring is the time to clean up our city well. We have a number of upcoming cleanups for you to participate in, but you are also welcome to organize your own cleanup, borrow equipment from us, and do som...

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Clean City
Posted on: February 26, 2020

Things to Know & Do!

Virginia Peninsula Clean Business Forum, February 26: Many thanks to the participants in the First Quarter Virginia Peninsula Clean Business Forum this morning at Sentara Careplex. The breakfast was prepared by Morrison’s. An educationa...

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Clean City
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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Additional Info... Clean City
Posted on: October 30, 2019

Hampton Clean City Commission Annual Volunteer Recognition

Hampton Clean City Commission Volunteer Recognition Dinner Speaker Jaylen Wilson

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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Additional Info About Volunteer Awards... Clean City
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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Additional Info... Clean City
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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Additional Info... Clean City
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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Clean City
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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Information About Youth Programs 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

News Flash

Posted on: March 19, 2020

Commissioner of the Revenue office is closed but fully operational, ready to help

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March 19, 2020 - The office of the Commissioner of the Revenue is closed to the public because of the coronavirus, but remains fully operational and ready to help residents. Excise and business license tax payments can now be processed:

  • By phone at 757-727...
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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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Commissioner of the Revenue
Posted on: September 24, 2015

Commissioner of the revenue receives award of excellence

Sept. 25, 2015 - Ross A. Mugler, Hampton's Commissioner of Revenue, received the Sam T. Barfield Award of Excellence this week at the annual conference of the Commissioners of the Revenue Association of Virginia.

Barfield was a longtime commissioner of...Read on...

Commissioner of the Revenue

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News Flash

Posted on: December 4, 2019

Hampton University Choir will celebrate 150 years with concert, weekend events April 17-19

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The Hampton University Choir will celebrate 150 years of excellence through a weekend of events April 17-19 culminating in a public concert. All are welcome to sign up to sing in the concert or simply attend and enjoy the music.

The first group of Hampton ...

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Additional info and to buy tickets ... Community

News Flash

Posted on: March 10, 2020

Seminar will give tenants, landlords and others the latest news on fair housing laws

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March 10, 2020 - Hampton’s Community Development Department will sponsor a free three-hour seminar next month on the Fair Housing Law. Property managers, real estate agents, lenders, tenants, landlords, and others can all learn about the rules t...

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Community Development
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Hampton will have special 2020 Census kick-off event on March 14 at Peninsula Town Center

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March 4, 2020 - Count me in, Hampton! That’s the theme for a special Census kick-off on Saturday, March 14, at the Town Square in Peninsula Town Center, 1620 Merchant Lane.

Starting on April 1 (Census Awareness Day) The U.S. Census Bureau will be...

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Community Development
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Applications for neighborhood revitalization grants are being accepted

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Feb. 14, 2020 — The City of Hampton has begun accepting Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Program proposals for the fiscal year 2021 (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021).  Due to the limited amount of funds ava...

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Additional Info... Community Development
Posted on: February 3, 2020

Upcoming workshops will focus on Hampton's 5-year consolidated housing plan

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Feb. 3, 2020 - Hampton’s Community Development Department is working on its five-year Consolidated Housing Plan, and the public is invited to one of three workshops where you can share your thoughts on affordable housing, housing assistance for ...

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Community Development
Posted on: January 7, 2020

Join city, design teams to discuss pilot project on managing water, improving quality of life

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Jan. 7, 2020 - Join the City of Hampton and a professional design team, including experts from flood-prone New Orleans, to discuss pilot projects designed to improve Hampton's water resilience. Our innovative pilot projects are intended to manage water an...

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Community Development
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: 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 Community Development
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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Register Community Development
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Hampton is updating the Community Plan and wants your help: Take the survey

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

Because the update will guide...

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Community Development
Posted on: January 8, 2019

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

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

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Community Development
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Learn about building codes and code enforcement at Community Development academy

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Jan. 4, 2019 - Starting Jan. 24, Hampton’s Community Development Department will offer a free, six-week education series designed to give citizens and community leaders a better understanding of the community development process and code enforce...

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Community Development
Posted on: January 3, 2019

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

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

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Community Development
Posted on: December 19, 2018

Hampton, Bay Foundation announce partnership for projects

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Dec. 19, 2018 - Hampton could be the first in Virginia to take on pioneering projects that reduce flooding and prevent pollution using environmental impact bonds, a funding tool leveraged through the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Quantified Ventures.

See joint press release Community Development
Posted on: November 16, 2018

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

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

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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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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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Posted on: August 28, 2018

Meet, and hear from the city's leaders during Hampton 101 on Nov. 17

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Sept. 18, 2018 - What makes Hampton such a unique and livable city? Spend a day with some of the city’s top leaders and learn valuable information about the community during Hampton 101 on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m-1 p.m. in the Ruppert Sarg...

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Registration form Community Development

News Flash

Posted on: December 21, 2018

Planning Commission endorses off-track betting facility and several zoning changes

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Dec. 21, 2018 – Hampton’s Planning Commission Thursday endorsed a permit for an indoor off-track betting horse racing facility in the Power Plant shopping center, as well as several zoning changes for live entertainment venues and the ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Let your customers know your business status during this changing environment

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April 7, 2020 - Hampton businesses are making changes to adapt to the coronavirus. Here’s a quick way to let your customers know about such things as modified hours, online only, takeout, special hours for seniors, etc. 

Go here and clic...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Governor issues FAQ for businesses about what's essential, closures, 10-person limit

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March 25, 2020 - Gov. Ralph Northam issues detailed Q&A for businesses wondering if they are affected by his orders.

Q&A for businesses Economic Development
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Small Business Administration offers disaster assistance loans to those who qualify

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March 20, 2020 - The Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal loans for working capital to small businesses in Virginia suffering substantial economic injury because of the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The loans are available for smal...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Quality Inn Development RFP Delivery Instructions

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March 31, 2020- Due date for Quality Inn Development RFP extended to April 30, 2020 by 4:30 P.M.

March 19, 2020 - Please see the attached document below for information regarding proposal delivery 

Quality Inn RFP - Addendum No. 4

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Special message from Economic Development Director Chuck Rigney

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March 20, 2020 - These are challenging days, and the Department of Economic Development is here to help you navigate successfully through them. In addition to the City of Hampton’s official releases we intend to post on this site, we will be pro...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Hampton’s Sentara Careplex Hospital is listed in the top 5% of hospitals in the nation

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Feb. 14, 2020 - Hampton’s Sentara Careplex Hospital is among the top 250 of hospitals in the nation for overall clinical excellence, according to the healthgrades website.

Healthgrades’ list is based solely on clinical quality outcomes ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: February 5, 2020

Free small business seminar on marketing to government will be held on Feb. 21

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Jan. 5, 2020 - A free small business seminar on marketing to the government will be held on Feb. 21 from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Veterans Conference Room at the Ruppert Sargent Building, 1 Franklin St.  Sponsored by the city’s Economic Deve...

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Economic Development
Posted on: February 4, 2020

Boots to Business entrepreneurship training targets transitioning military

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Feb. 4, 2020 - Active-duty military and Reserves, as well as their spouses, are eligible to take a two-day course designed to teach essentials of entrepreneurship and fundamentals of business ownership. It will be held Feb. 18-19.

The workshop, which will ...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

5th Annual Home Based Business Conference is Postponed until further notice

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Mar. 17, 2020- The 5th Annual Home-Based Business Conference is postponed until further notice. 

Jan. 29, 2020 - Don’t miss your chance to attend the 5th Annual Home-Based Business Conference at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center...

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Economic Development
Posted on: January 10, 2020

City, HRT join forces to offer training program to help residents get commercial driver's license

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Jan. 10 2020 - Hampton’s WorkOne Center and Hampton Roads Transit have joined forces to offer HRT DriveNOW, a training program for eligible Hampton residents that will let them earn a learner’s commercial driver’s license, a Career Readiness Certificate a...

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Economic Development
Posted on: December 30, 2019

Job seekers can connect with potential employers at upcoming job and resource fair

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Dec. 30, 2019 - Connect with businesses that are hiring and get valuable job-seeking tips during the Get Hired Hampton Job and Resource Fair on Feb. 4 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 26, 2019

Governor renews Hampton Enterprise Zone, which includes grants for new or expanding businesses

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Dec. 26, 2019 - Hampton’s Urban area Enterprise Zone has been renewed for five more years, Gov. Ralph Northam announced this week. Enterprise Zones allow businesses that are located in key areas and added qualifying jobs or property investments to receive...

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Economic Development
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Magazine names Economic Development's Charles Rigney 'one of 100 people to meet in 2020'

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Dec. 3, 2019 - Hampton Economic Development Director Charles Rigney was recently named one of Virginia Business Magazine's "100 people to meet in 2020." Chosen by the magazine editors, the 100 are described as "interesting, innovative and v...

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Economic Development
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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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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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 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: February 5, 2019

Business Exchange Hampton kicks off new speaker series with panel of successful women

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Feb. 5, 2019 - Business Exchange Hampton kicks off a new speaker series on March 7 by inviting a panel of successful women to talk about the challenges, opportunities, and lessons they have experienced in life. 

March is Women's History Month and ...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

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

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

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Economic Development
Posted on: 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 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: 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: March 31, 2020

Weather Service says coastal flooding possible late tonight and into Wednesday

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March 31, 2020 - The National Weather Service in Wakefield says coastal flooding is possible for low-lying areas, shorelines, tidal rivers and tributaries in Hampton from late tonight into Wednesday.  Nuisance level flooding could occur into Thur...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

3/27 Update: Cases of COVID-19 rise in region, Dominion suspends shutoffs, businesses get creative

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March 27, 2020 — The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19  in the state rose to 604, the Virginia Department of Health reported, as more test results come in. Of those, 82 are in the Peninsula Health District and five are in the Hampto...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

While Hampton's public buildings remain closed, city workers will continue key services

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March 24, 2020 -While all of Hampton’s public buildings remain closed until further notice,  city residents can still make tax payments and conduct other business with Hampton online or by telephone. Police officers, firefighters and ot...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Mayor, members of Hampton task force go on Facebook Live to talk about the coronavirus

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March 17, 2020 - Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck, City Manager Mary Bunting and members of the city’s coronavirus task force went on Facebook Live Tuesday to answer questions about COVID-19  and the city’s continuing response. Tuck ...

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Posted on: March 14, 2020

Peninsula city, county leaders urge residents to limit gatherings of more than 50 people

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March 14, 2020 - The city managers and county administrators from the Peninsula issued a joint release today, asking residents to avoid gatherings of more than 50 people, including "church services, civic/social organization meetings, and public even...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

A number of activities and events have been canceled in Hampton because of the Coronavirus

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March 13, 2020 - A number of city activities and events have been canceled or postponed because of ongoing concerns about the Coronavirus:

  • Sturgill Simpson, A Good Look’n Tour, at the Hampton Coliseum on Friday, March 13, was canceled.
  • All March e...
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Posted on: March 3, 2020

City forms special team to make sure Hampton is prepared for coronavirus

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March 3, 2020 - The city has formed a special task group to ensure that Hampton makes preparations in the event the new coronavirus spreads to this area. There are no documented cases in Virginia or nearby states at this time.

Coronaviruses are a large fam...

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Emergency Management
Posted on: December 11, 2019

Hampton earns 'StormReady Community' designation from National Weather Service

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Dec. 11, 2019 - Last month, Hampton earned its renewal as a StormReady Community from the National Weather Service by demonstrating multiple components of severe weather readiness.  StormReady is a voluntary program. To be officially certified, a...

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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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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.

Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m...

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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.

"H...

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Emergency Management
Posted on: June 19, 2018

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

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June 19, 2018 - The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a heat advisory for today and temperatures in Hampton will be 95 degrees with heat index values as high as 105 degrees.

Hampton's Emergency Management Office said the combination of high ...

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Posted on: 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: 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: March 5, 2020

Hampton Fire Division plans silent 'touch-a-truck' event, special T-shirts sale

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March 9, 2020 - The Hampton Fire Division, working with Police, Public Works and other partners, will hold a silent Touch-a-Truck event on Sunday, April 19, specifically for children and adults with autism.  

And because April is National Autism A...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Girls can learn about firefighting and more this summer at Camp Fury Hampton

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Jan. 29, 2020 - Girls in grades 6-12 are encouraged to sign up now for Camp Fury Hampton, a hands-on resident camp where they can learn what it takes to be a firefighter or law enforcement officer and meet women who are breaking barriers and stereotypes. ...

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Fire Division
Posted on: January 13, 2020

Fire station 7 temporarily closed; firefighters will work out of neighboring stations

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Jan. 13, 2020 - While preparing Fire Station 7 for new carpet last Thursday the city discovered that old floor tiles in the station might contain asbestos. All work in the station was halted and fire officials took firefighters out of the station while th...

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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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Fire Division
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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Fire Division
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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Fire Division
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: March 30, 2020

Stuck at home? Check out the Hampton History Museum online!

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Climb on board! Discover new ways to enjoy the museum!

The museum may be temporarily closed, but that does not mean you can’t experience our history!

As we all hunker down for the weeks ahead, the museum staff is planning ways for you to discover ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Hampton History Museum Association Cancels Museum Events through June

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The Hampton History Museum Association, the non-profit affiliated with the Hampton History Museum that underwrites all museum programming through fundraised dollars, has elected to cancel all museum events, including Hampton Heritage Day, and monthly lect...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

Cancelled - Gaye Adegbalola: Songs from the Griot - Monday, April 6, 7-8 pm

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This event has been cancelled. It is our hope to reschedule Gaye Adegbalola in the future.

Join us for a special presentation: "Gaye Adegbalola - Songs from the Griot: Using Traditional Blues to Tell Contemporary Stories."

A griot is a member of a...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Cancelled - Hampton Heritage Day - Saturday, May 9, 10 am-6 pm

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We regret that Hampton Heritage Day has been cancelled for 2020. Please look forward to joining us for Hampton Heritage Day 2021.

Overview of EventJoin in commemorating the Native American, European and African cultures, individually, as well as how they h...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

ReLaunching Air Power Park! See what's restored, renewed, refreshed!

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ReLaunching Air Power ParkAir Power Park | 413 W. Mercury Boulevard | Hampton, VA 23669 | 757-726-0650What exactly is ReLaunching Air Power Park? ReLaunching Air Power Park is not an event, but rather a refreshed and reinvigorated way experiencin...

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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: November 5, 2019

Hampton Sheriff’s deputies welcome students on first day of school

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Nov. 5, 2019 — On Sept. 3, deputies from the Hampton Sheriff's Office welcomed students on their first day of school. The Sheriff’s Office continues to partner with Hampton City Schools in an effort to advance our student’s a...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Sheriff's Office, Bethel Law Enforcement Academy partner to prepare students

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Nov. 5, 2019 — The Hampton Sheriff’s Office and Bethel High School Academy of Law and Public Safety partnered for 2 weeks this summer to challenge students to create a curriculum for students planning for a career in law enforcement. S...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

100% of all Hampton Schools Accredited

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The Hampton Sheriff’s Office congratulates Hampton City Schools on its amazing accomplishment: 100% of all schools accredited. 

We are so proud to be a community partner and look forward to helping Hampton City Schools continue to do gre...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Hampton deputies partner with YMCA for school shopping

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Sept. 6, 2019 — Deputies from the Hampton Sheriff’s Office recently volunteered their morning to support the Bright Beginnings program coordinated by the Hampton Family YMCA.

For the 12th consecutive year, Hampton deputies joined volunt...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Sheriff's Office coordinates child ID program at Victorious Community Day

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Aug. 17, 2019 — The Hampton Police, Hampton Sheriff’s Office,  Hampton Commonwealth Attorney’s Office Victim Service Unit and Coliseum Central sponsored Victorious Day, the community event to recognize young people w...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Hampton Sheriff's Office and Hampton Police partner in active shooter training

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Nov. 4, 2019 — On July 26, the Portsmouth Sheriffs Office’s Emergency Response Team facilitated an extensive eight-hour active shooter training session to nearly 40 Hampton sheriff's deputies and police officers.

The exercises left noth...

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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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What immunizations are required? Health Department

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

New parents and caregivers can get one-on-one support at home to help baby grow, thrive

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Feb. 19, 2020 - Are you a new or expectant mother? Are you the parent of a child under 3 years of age?  Hampton Healthy Families offers free one-on-one support that provides you with helpful parenting information and tips in the comfort of your o...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

New convenient online birthing classes offered for expecting parents

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Feb. 13, 2020 — Healthy Families offers new online childbirth classes for expectant mothers and their families who want the option to stay at home while they learn what to expect. 

Parents expecting a new child can get the same quality i...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Healthy Families staff meet with legislator, Va. first lady on Advocacy Day

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Feb. 14, 2020 — Healthy Families staff members spoke to a legislator and the state’s first lady on Home Visiting Advocacy Day on Jan. 22 in Richmond.  

Advocacy Day is an opportunity to meet with Virginia lawmakers on a particu...

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Healthy Families
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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Healthy Families
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: 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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Healthy Families

News Flash

Posted on: February 3, 2020

Hampton begins 'Digital City Transformation' with smart light poles at Y.H. Thomas

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Feb. 3, 2020 - Solar-powered smart light poles, the first project in Hampton’s “Digital City Transformation” initiative, will debut this month at the Y.H. Thomas Neighborhood Park, 1300 Thomas St. The new poles use green tech...

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Information Technology - Change Management
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: January 30, 2020

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

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Jan. 30, 2020 — 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 i...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Hampton library adds free streaming movie service Kanopy to offerings

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Dec. 20, 2019 — The Hampton Public Library has added free online streaming movie provider Kanopy to its catalog of online services

Kanopy is a video streaming service for curated independent, award-winning and popular films for all ages...

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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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News Flash

Posted on: February 4, 2020

Boots to Business entrepreneurship training targets transitioning military

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Feb. 4, 2020 - Active-duty military and Reserves, as well as their spouses, are eligible to take a two-day course designed to teach essentials of entrepreneurship and fundamentals of business ownership. It will be held Feb. 18-19.

The workshop, which will ...

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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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Military Affairs Committee
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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Military Affairs Committee
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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Military Affairs Committee
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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Military Affairs Committee
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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Military Affairs Committee
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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Military Affairs Committee
Posted on: January 31, 2019

Be one of the first to join Veteran's Career Compass and help the military community

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Jan. 31, 2019 - Veteran's Career Compass is a new program for the military community that will streamline the recruitment experience for both employers and job seekers. 

Businesses that are early adopters will gain access to new talent for high-de...

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Military Affairs Committee
Posted on: November 29, 2018

Wreaths, volunteer wreath layers needed for Dec. 15 ceremony at Hampton cemetery

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Nov. 29, 2018 - Both wreaths and volunteer wreath layers are needed for the Dec. 15 Wreaths Day ceremony at Hampton National Cemetery on Cemetery Road.

Volunteers for laying wreaths on the graves of fallen heroes can arrive at the cemetery as early as 9 a....

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Military Affairs Committee

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Work begins March 23 on Buckroe Boardwalk Renovations, including regrading, rebuilding bike lanes

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March 5, 2020 - Hampton is getting ready for beach season. New sand was recently added to Buckroe Beach from a dredging project, and it has now been spread and combed to remove any remaining rocks and debris. Also, work begins March 23 on Buckroe Boardwal...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Public meeting for Parks master plan discussion will be Tuesday, March 31

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March 4, 2020 - Help create great places in Hampton. The Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services Department meeting to update the public on proposed changes to Parks’ master plan will be held on Tuesday, March 31, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Hampto...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 30, 2019

Winners of 2019 Holly Days Parade announced

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More than 800 people participated in Hampton's Holly Days nighttime parade on Dec. 14, 2019, and more than 6,500 came to watch the displays and performances. Winners in the parade competition were:

  • Best Float: Northampton Christian Church
  • Best Truck/SUV/Car...
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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 20, 2019

City is updating the Parks Master Plan and wants to know what you think about plans for the future

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Dec. 19, 2019 - Hampton's Parks, Recreation & Leisures Services Department is updating the Parks Master Plan and would like to know what you think about the future of city parks and services. Please take a few minutes to complete the online survey at ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 26, 2019

Buckroe fishing pier and adjacent ramp remain closed after being hit by barge

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Nov. 26, 2019 - The James T. Wilson Fishing Pier and property, including the adjacent pier ramp, remain closed to the public after a loose barge crashed into the 709-foot pier earlier this month, causing heavy damage to the structure. Yellow and red cauti...

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Parks & Recreation
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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Parks & Recreation
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... Parks & Recreation
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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Parks & Recreation
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.

Parks & Recreation
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: 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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Additional Info... Parks & Recreation
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 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: 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: 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: 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

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Posted on: July 25, 2017

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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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Additional Info... Parks & Recreation - Special Events - Blackbeard

News Flash

Posted on: December 30, 2019

Winners of 2019 Holly Days Parade announced

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More than 800 people participated in Hampton's Holly Days nighttime parade on Dec. 14, 2019, and more than 6,500 came to watch the displays and performances. Winners in the parade competition were:

  • Best Float: Northampton Christian Church
  • Best Truck/SUV/Car...
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Parks & Recreation - Special Events - Holiday Series
Posted on: July 25, 2017

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

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

City police have new program to improve communications with the Hispanic community

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March 12, 2020 - Nuestra Communidad Hispaña (Our Spanish Community) is the name of a new program designed to improve communications and trust between the Hampton Police Division and the city’s Hispanic community.

Residents are invited ...

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Police - PIO
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Faith-based leaders invited to learn more about police at special police academy starting Jan. 9

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Dec. 3, 2019 - The leaders of Hampton's faith-based community – including ministers, pastors, and worship leaders – can learn about the Police Division's mission, policies and day-to-day operations at a 12-week Minister's Citizen Police Academy that start...

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Police - PIO
Posted on: January 28, 2019

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

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

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Police - PIO

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Public Works urges residents to put used gloves, wipes, masks in bags for proper disposal

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March 31 2020 - The Public Works Department is seeing an increase in non-flushable items in wastewater lines and pump stations. All personal protective equipment related toCOVID-19, including rubber gloves, masks and wipes should not be flushed down toile...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Some lanes at Big Bethel Road and Mercury Boulevard will be closed this month for sewer work

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March 6, 2020 - Starting Monday, March 9, and continuing to the end of the month, the Hampton Roads Sewer District will be doing sanitary sewer work that will require temporarily closing some lanes at the intersection of Big Bethel Road and West Mercury B...

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Public Works
Posted on: February 19, 2020

Public Works, emergency officials monitoring the weather amid snow forecast

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Feb. 19, 2020 - Hampton officials - including police, firefighters and emergency management staff - are closely monitoring weather conditions amid reports that 2-3 inches of snow could accumulate in the area starting Thursday afternoon.

The city’...

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Public Works
Posted on: January 7, 2020

City adds dredged sand from Indian Creek to Buckroe Beach and saves taxpayers more than $100,000

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Jan. 7, 2020 - Hampton’s Public Works Department has devised a way to add sand to Buckroe Beach and save taxpayers more than $100,000 at the same time. 

The stormwater team has been working on a project to retain more water and reduce fl...

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Public Works
Posted on: January 3, 2020

Here's where you can get rid of unwanted households chemicals, computers and more

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Jan. 3, 2020 - The 2020 schedule for household chemical collections and computer recycling is now available. Hampton residents can safely dispose of computers, computer monitors, desktop printers, paint, stains, gasoline, insecticides and much more from 8...

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Public Works
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.

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Public Works
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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Public Works
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. 

The Chesapeake...

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Public Works
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: 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: November 20, 2018

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

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

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Public Works
Posted on: November 15, 2018

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

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

The mo...

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Public Works
Posted on: 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: March 18, 2020

Hampton residents can now pay taxes by phone, go online or put payments in the mail

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March 18, 2020 - Hampton is waiving the $1 fee for online transactions while the Treasurer’s Office is closed to the public because of the coronavirus, and has added the ability to pay by phone.

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Treasurer's Office
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

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Anyone can vote absentee for May election; links, details, timing information

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March 16, 2020 - The Voter Registrar’s office is among those closed to the public to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Residents can continue to register to vote online or by mail.The registration deadline for the May 5 local election for May...

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Voter Registrar
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Monday, Feb. 10, is the deadline to register to vote in the Democratic presidential primary

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Feb. 7, 2020 - Monday, Feb. 10, is the last day to register or update your voter registration for the March 3 Virginia Democratic presidential primary. Here’s how:

  • By mail: Applications must be postmarked by Feb. 10.
  • In-person: Applications must b...
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Voter Registrar
Posted on: November 22, 2019

Republican Party will not hold primary on March 3, 2020; Democratic party will hold primary

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Nov. 25, 2019 - The Republican Party of Virginia has formally notified the State Board of Elections that they will select delegates to the 2020 Republican National Convention through district and state conventions. They will not hold a primary on March 3,...

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Voter Registrar
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.

A...

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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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Posted on: March 3, 2020

POSTPONED - March 30-April 3 will be Youth Violence Prevention Week in Hampton

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March 4, 2020 - Community building, employment, alternatives to incarceration, and family support are just some of the topics that will be discussed March 30-April 3 during the 2020 Hampton Youth Viol...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Fill out an interest form to join Hampton Hoops, the city's summer basketball league

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Jan. 14, 2020 - Interest forms for Hampton Hoops, the city’s free summer basketball league for males and females ages 8-24, are now being accepted. The league will begin playing on July 13 and run to Aug. 10. The goal is to improve social intera...

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Youth & Young Adult Opportunities
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Summer Youth Employment Program begins accepting applications on Monday, Jan. 27

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Jan. 14, 2020 - Hampton’s Summer Youth Employment Program, which gives young adults ages 16-24 summer work experience designed to cultivate their professional and personal goals, will begin accepting applications on Monday, Jan. 27. The applicat...

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Youth & Young Adult Opportunities
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Applications available Jan. 27-March 2 for youth violence prevention mini-grants program

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Jan. 14, 2020 - Applications are available Jan. 27 for Hampton’s Youth Violence Prevention Mini-Grants program, which helps pay for projects that support positive activities, services and programs addressing youth violence. Eligible applicants i...

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Youth & Young Adult Opportunities
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Youth, Young Adult Opportunities will host grant, branding, collaboration workshops

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Jan. 14, 2020 - The Office of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities will host three workshops next week to help small organizations with grant writing and furthering their mission through partnership and collaboration. Grants 101 will be held at 5:30 p.m. T...

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Youth & Young Adult Opportunities
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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Posted on: April 1, 2020

City Manager's Message 4-1-2020: Coronavirus updates & new federal leave benefits

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April 1, 2020 — The city manager gives important updates on the coronavirus pandemic; federal and state actions; and our local response.

Read the full message.

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New COVID-19 procedures and leave benefits zz Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Employee digest: Remote communication and health resources while teleworking

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March 30, 2020 — City employees have a number of resources while Hampton continues to allow them to telework where possible to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus and maintain their well-being. Additionally, Hampton’s buildi...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

3/27 Update: Cases of COVID-19 rise in region, city closes playgrounds, businesses get creative

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March 27, 2020 — The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19  in the state rose to 604, the Virginia Department of Health reported, as more test results come in. Of those, 82 are in the Peninsula Health District and five are in the Hampto...

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Guide to city services during the closure zz Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: March 23, 2020

While Hampton's public buildings remain closed, city workers will continue key services

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March 24, 2020 — While all of Hampton’s public buildings remain closed until further notice,  city residents can still make tax payments and conduct other business with Hampton online or by telephone. Police officers, firefigh...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

City Manager's Message 3-24-2020: Governor's new orders

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March 24, 2020 — Last night, the governor issued additional guidance for Virginians relative to Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. I am attaching the news release and an excellent piece that covers frequently asked questions relating to his order th...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

City manager's message 3-20-2020: Update on the pandemic response

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March 20, 2020 — As we close out our first week of public facility closure, I want to take a moment to thank you all for the outstanding professionalism in the face of adversity that you have shown during this pandemic crisis. While not surprisi...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Resources and information available for employees who may work remotely

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March 18, 2020 — As most of us prepare for the possibility of working remotely, we wanted to provide you some information to help this transition go a little more smoothly. We have modified the Employee Connection homepage so that our workforce ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

City manager's message 3-17-2020: Coronavirus Updates

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March 17, 2020 — I am writing to provide an update on our efforts and workforce considerations relative to the coronavirus impact on our community. 

First, and foremost, I want to stress that we are committed to taking care of our workfo...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

City manager's message: COVID-19 Updates HIGH PRIORITY

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March 13, 2020 — A lot can change in 24 hours, as we all know... This afternoon the president declared a national emergency, and Gov. Northam ordered a mandatory closure of all state public schools. These announcements likely heighten anxiety am...

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More coronavirus information zz Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: February 28, 2020

City manager gives information on coronavirus and city planning efforts

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Feb. 28, 2020 — Through extensive media coverage, I am sure you are aware that outbreaks of a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus are occurring internationally, including cases in the United States. 

Read the full pos...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

City manager delays opening until 9 a.m.; offers liberal leave to employees

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Feb. 20, 2020 — City manager’s message: As you are aware, Hampton and the region have been experiencing snowfall this evening. Although our road conditions are generally fairly good as I write this email, our overriding goal when asses...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Snow and potential ice will delay opening of Hampton offices until 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21

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Feb. 20, 2020 - Hampton will delay opening city offices until 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 21. Hampton’s streets are largely clear of snow and ice as of 11 p.m., but there are some minor issues on overpasses and bridges, Public Works reported.

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Healthy Families staff meet with legislator, Va. first lady on Advocacy Day

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Feb. 14, 2020 — Healthy Families staff members spoke to a legislator and the state’s first lady on Home Visiting Advocacy Day on Jan. 22 in Richmond.  

Advocacy Day is an opportunity to meet with Virginia lawmakers on a particu...

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Healthy Families zz Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Save time, hassle: Get your gifts wrapped for free by city's executive management team

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Dec. 12, 2019 — While you're shopping at Santa's Attic in City Hall on Friday, why not let the city's executive management team save you time and stress by letting them wrap your holiday gifts?

You can admit it: Wrapping up your presents isn't the best par...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

City Hall lobby furniture moved temporarily for Santa's Attic, gift wrapping

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Dec. 9, 2019 — The new furniture placed around the City Hall lobby has been temporarily removed to make space for the Santa's Attic Arts and Crafts Show and the free gift-wrapping by the City Manager's Office on Friday, Dec. 13. 

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

City manager reminds employees of bonus pay, invites all to view State of the City

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Dec. 6, 2019 — City manager's message: Today all qualified individuals received the annual citizen satisfaction survey bonus in their accounts. This bonus is an additional thank you for helping to achieve such high marks in our biennial survey. ...

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

City manager wishes all a happy Thanksgiving, talks about new mentorship program

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Nov. 27, 2019 - City manager's message the day before Thanksgiving: "It is hard to believe that tomorrow is Thanksgiving! As we all prepare to celebrate with family and friends, I want to wish you a wonderful holiday. One of my greatest blessings is ...

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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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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 zz 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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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 zz 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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Aug. 27, 2019 - The City of Hampton and Hampton University ar...

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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... zz 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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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 zz 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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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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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 zz 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 zz 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 zz 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 zz 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 zz 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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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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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 zz 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 zz 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 zz 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 zz 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 zz 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...

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