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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Hampton's new branding campaign earns top national award for "unique visioning project"

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Sept. 16, 2021 - The City of Hampton earned top honors in the nation for a new branding campaign launched last year. Judges for the City-County Communications & Marketing Association praised the "beautifully unique visioning project that surpasse...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Rentable electric scooters coming to Hampton beginning Saturday in new pilot program

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Sept. 3, 2021 - Electric scooters will be available for rent in Hampton beginning Saturday, Sept. 4. Lime, which operates in 100 areas worldwide, including Norfolk and Roanoke, has an agreement with the City of Hampton for a pilot project.

Initially, scoot...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 31, 2021

Covid-19 surge: Coronavirus is spreading faster and causing more serious illness

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Aug. 31, 2021 - Hampton’s surge in Covid-19 cases – documented by the Virginia Department of Health this month – shows both characteristics of the Delta variant: Faster spread and more serious illnesses. There were 1,533 new cases in Hampton in August; th...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Hampton Parks & Rec after-school programs open for registration

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

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

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Masks required in Hampton City buildings, as Covid-19 cases escalate

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Aug. 27, 2021 — Masks are again required inside Hampton city buildings, including offices, libraries, community centers, and the Hampton History Museum, in the wake of rapidly spreading Covid-19 cases. 

City Manager Mary Bunting made the announcem...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 25, 2021

Hampton Fire & Rescue’s international accreditation renewed for 5 more years

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Aug. 25, 2021 — Hampton’s Division of Fire and Rescue has received international accreditation for another five years. The division was first accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International in 2016.

Hampton was the firs...

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Division of Fire & Rescue ... * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 23, 2021

Home sales continue boom in Hampton

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Aug. 23, 2021 — A record number of homes were sold in Hampton in July — 296. That’s the highest number since in at least seven years, according to numbers compiled by the Real Estate Information Network.

Sales prices continued...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Join the Mayors Forum for discussion on trauma caused by gun violence

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Aug. 20, 2021 - Mayor Donnie Tuck hosts an Aug. 26 virtual forum that will discuss ways to help individuals and neighborhoods heal from the lasting impact caused by gun violence.

Bullets can wound more than the flesh. A shooting affects not just the victim...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 12, 2021

Hampton, VDOT look to solutions for daily afternoon traffic jams leading to I-64

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Aug 13, 2021 - VDOT and Hampton city officials believe they have found at least a partial solution for daily traffic jams caused by drivers who try to avoid bridge-tunnel backups by getting off the interstate and cutting through downtown and Phoebus.

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FAQs about the project * Hampton City News
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Resilient Hampton projects for Newmarket Creek earn award in New Orleans

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Aug. 6, 2021 - The city's Resilient Hampton effort has been recognized with an Honor Award in Master Planning and Urban Design from the New Orleans chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The Honor Award is the highest designation a project can r...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Celebration of Hampton Aquaplex draws crowd, news of 1st national meet

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July 24, 2021 - Hampton business leaders, civic leaders, city leaders, and young swimmers turned out Wednesday morning to celebrate the city's aquatics center, which is slated to open late next summer. 

And they aren't the only g...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 23, 2021

"Covid Aftermath: Addressing Mental Health" topic of Facebook forum June 29

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June 23, 2021 - Covid cases have decreased dramatically, businesses have reopened, and vaccinated people aren't wearing masks. But for people struggling with depression, addiction or other mental health issues spurred by Covid, life isn't getting back to ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 21, 2021

6 Hampton Roads mayors to hold second forum to discuss plans for reducing violence

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June 21, 2021 - Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck will host fellow Hampton Roads mayors as they continue their discussion on public safety on Monday, June 28 at 7 p.m. on Facebook Live. The mayors of all seven major Hampton Roads participated in the first Mayors&...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 19, 2021

UPDATE: Hours at city facilities increase as more people are vaccinated

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June 28, 2021 – Hours for community centers and libraries are expanding, and in most cases, people who are vaccinated will not be required to wear masks. Also, facility rentals are becoming more available.

The CDC still recommends that all youth ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 21, 2021

It's hurricane season: Time for a checkup on flood insurance

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June 21, 2021 - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association predicts an active hurricane season -- 3-10 major hurricanes, 6-10 “regular” hurricanes and 13-20 named storms. Residents are advised to check to ensure they have flood i...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Hampton Coliseum clinic will offer Covid-19 vaccinations for ages 12-15 beginning Friday

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May 13, 2021 - The Centers for Disease Control this week added people aged 12-15 to the list of those who should get vaccinated against COVID-19. Beginning Friday, May 14, those age groups will be eligible for a free Pfizer vaccine at the Hampton Coliseum...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Budget set for next fiscal year; tax rates stable but 2 fee increases

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May 12, 2021 - City Council on Wednesday passed a budget for fiscal year 2022, which begins July 1, that keeps the property and car tax rates flat but increases the stormwater fee for flooding and pollution reduction and the wastewater fee for maintenance...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 12, 2021

City finalizing plans to move historic F-101F Voodoo to higher ground

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May 12, 2021 - The F-101F Voodoo long-range escort fighter on display at the city's Air Power Park will take off sometime in the next week, with a little help from a crane,  to a higher-elevation spot in the park that is farther from Newmarket Cr...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 13, 2021

General public can now register for vaccine; hold put on J&J vaccine pending study

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April 13, 2021 - People who live or work on the Peninsula can now schedule their Covid-19 vaccination directlyThe Virginia Department of Health’s Hampton and Peninsula Health Districts officially opened the door to anyone 16 and older...

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Schedule a vaccination * Hampton City News
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Hampton 5th-grader donates pet toys to Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter

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Feb. 5, 2021 - Ten-year-old Connor Shepherd, a Hampton fifth-grader, spent time acquiring toys -- but not for himself. He recently obtained a large amount of donations for the dogs, cats, hamsters and more at the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter.

Connor an...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Hampton ranks as one of the Top 15 most affordable beach towns

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Feb. 1, 2021 - Hampton has once again ranked as one of the most affordable beach towns in the country, according to SmartAsset.com. Hampton stands out as a value, especially in the mid-Atlantic region.

The 10 most affordable beach towns are all in Mississi...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Mayor Tuck, HU president team up to get COVID-19 vaccination to show vaccine's safety

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Dec. 23, 2020 — Mayor Donnie Tuck and Dr. William Harvey, president of Hampton University, received the COVID-19 vaccine today at Sentara CarePlex Hospital in Hampton to demonstrate the safety of the vaccine.

The two leaders stepped forward to sh...

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More about the COVID-19 vaccine ... * Hampton City News
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Water line replacement for Fort Monroe will also boost capacity in Phoebus

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Dec. 3, 2020 - The Fort Monroe Authority is planning to replace the 1940s-era water line to Fort Monroe. The line serves the former base exclusively but runs through other parts of Hampton.

This project will replace approximately 6,000 feet of existing 14-...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 3, 2020

Hampton fights flooding with Virginia’s first environmental impact bond

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Dec. 3, 2020 - Hampton has become the third municipality in the country to use an innovative form of financing to fund three major projects aimed at reducing flooding and pollution.

The city closed on Virginia’s first Environmental Impact Bond yesterday, a...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Mayor's State of the City focuses on pandemic challenges as well as successes this year

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Nov. 19, 2020 - Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck gave this year’s State of the City address virtually in a presentation by the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. There was a more somber but still optimistic tone, with the theme “One for ...

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Watch the presentation * Hampton City News
Posted on: October 2, 2020

State group honors Hampton for communications during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Oct. 2, 2020 - A state organization for local governments has named Hampton a 2020 "Local Champion" in the area of communications during the COVID-19 crisis. The award will be presented to Mayor Donnie Tuck, City Manager Mary Bunting, and the ci...

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Additional Info... * 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: August 2, 2021

Fort Monroe pool reopens for open and lap swimming after repairs

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Aug. 2, 2021 — The swimming pool at the Fort Monroe Community Center has reopened after being closed while a heater was being repaired.

Open swimming and lap swimming for residents is available again at the community center at 100 Stillwell Road ...

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