News Flash

Posted on: July 3, 2020

Reminder: Use of fireworks illegal in Hampton; better to celebrate virtually

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July 3, 2020 - The use and possession of all fireworks, with the exception of sparklers are banned in Hampton. Permits are required for public or private display of fireworks or pyrotechnics, which can only be obtained by professionals.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Most city offices and services closed Friday; trash collection day moved

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July 2, 2020 - Schools and most city offices will be closed Friday, July 3, for the Fourth of July holiday. There will be no trash recycling or bulk waste collection Friday. Instead, Friday’s collection was made Wednesday, July 1.  Go o...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Facing eviction? Program offers help with past-due rent or mortgage payments due to Covid

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July 2, 2020 - Hampton residents are eligible to apply for state funds to cover past-due rent and/or mortgage payments.

The Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program is designed to support and ensure housing stability during the pandemic. Depending on the ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Hampton seeing more COVID cases, though numbers still small; moving into Phase 3

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July 1, 2020 - Hampton has seen an uptick in the number of COVID cases. In the past seven days, 60 cases have been reported in the city. The average of the previous four weeks was 23 cases — less than half of what the city has seen this week, ac...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Don't help mosquitoes crash your party; dump standing water at your home

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June 29, 2020 - Because of recent rains and rising temperatures, the city’s Environmental Services Division reminds residents to dump all standing water around their homes to reduce any potential increase in mosquitoes - especially with the 4th ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Join in the city's conversation Tuesday evening about kids, diversity and civic engagement

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June 29, 2020 - The mayor’s Facebook Live forum Tuesday will explore how the city and its support agencies engage young people in conversations about race, diversity, and civic engagement. Hosted by Mayor Donnie Tuck and the Rev. Jerome Barber o...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 25, 2020

NASA names Washington, D.C. headquarters after Hampton’s Mary Jackson

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June 25, 2020 - The Washington, D.C., headquarters of NASA will bear the name of Mary Jackson, according to a NASA announcement this week. The building sits on Hidden Figures Way, a street named for Jackson, Katherine Johnson and many other Black &ldq...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 17, 2020

New Flood Risk Calculator helps you do the math on the cost of insurance

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June 24, 2020 - If questions about flood insurance costs are keeping you from signing up, a new online tool can help you do the math. Hampton Roads planners and emergency managers, working with the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, have develope...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Realty analysis shows Hampton leads the country in home affordability

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June 23, 2020 - Hampton is one of the top 10 cities in the country for home affordability, according to Realtor.com’s analysis. Across the country, buying the median priced home accounts for 29 percent of the national median income, while rentin...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Hampton City Schools looking for part-time school bus drivers

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June 22, 2020 - Are you a positive and nurturing person? Consider joining our team. Hampton City Schools is looking for part-time bus drivers. The hourly rate ranges from $13.46-$14.81, and a high school diploma or equivalent is preferred. The position re...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Hampton has long taken proactive steps toward cultural understanding, police transparency

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June 18, 2020  – Hampton has been open about having conversations, workshops and policies that
address longstanding bias against African Americans. That tradition continues during thecurrent social unrest.  Most recently, Ma...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 17, 2020

City Hall, buildings will be closed Friday for Juneteenth; trash will be collected

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June 18, 2020 - Hampton City Hall and most city services and buildings will be closed Friday for Juneteenth, a commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. Trash will be recollected as usual. The treasurer’s office and commissioner ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 17, 2020

City contractor will begin repaving more than a dozen streets next week

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June 17, 2020 - Beginning June 22 a city contractor will begin milling and paving on more than a dozen streets in the city. The project will last about seven weeks, barring bad weather or other delays, and should finish the week of Aug. 1. Most work will ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 16, 2020

House "flippers" count for a quarter of Hampton's home sales, report shows

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June 16, 2020 - More than a a quarter of home sales in Hampton in the first quarter of the year were by house flippers — people who buy and renovate homes for a profit, according to a report compiled by ATTOM Data Solutions. That’s muc...

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Additional Information * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 28, 2020

June 30, 2020: City continues phased opening of buildings to the public

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June 30, 2020 — The City of Hampton continues a phased opening of buildings to the public — with measures in place to stay within the governor’s guidelines. Some areas will be open with social distancing limits and others may...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Bluewater Yacht Sales proposes $2 million investment and expansion

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June 8, 2020 - Bluewater Yacht Sales, a high-end yachting brokerage, service and marina, has proposed a $2 million investment and expansion that would allow the company to handle larger yachts for sale and repair. The additional line of work is expected t...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Buckroe Beach passes Health Department check except near pier construction

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June 5, 2020 – The main part of Buckroe Beach passed the Health Department bacteria checks this week. However, the southern area near the pier has higher than recommended levels of bacteria.

Almost all of that portion is already closed to swimmer...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Tuck, Price join forces in Census Challenge encouraging residents to fill out form

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June 1, 2020 - Hampton, 63.1%, Newport News, 61%. Those are the results so far in the first days of the Mayor’s Census Challenge. Donnie Tuck of Hampton and McKinley L. Price of Newport News have joined forces to encourage people to respond to t...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Hampton's beaches to open to swimmers, sunbathers Friday; golf and tennis open also

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May 28, 2020 – The City of Hampton announced that, now that Gov. Ralph Northam has given the green light, beaches at Buckroe, Fort Monroe, Salt Ponds and Grandview will open for swimming, sunbathing and playing in the sand beginning Friday.

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Mayors hold competition to encourage residents to respond to the 2020 Census

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May 29, 2020 - The cities of Hampton and Newport News are joining forces to encourage people to respond to the 2020 Census. Mayor Donnie Tuck of Hampton challenged Mayor McKinley L. Price of Newport News to a friendly competition to see which city has the...

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Additional Info... * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Hampton answers questions about plans, stages for future beach openings

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May 22, 2020 - Hampton’s public beaches remain closed to all activities except walking and jogging on the order of Gov. Ralph Northam. The state had originally planned not to allow any beaches to open during Phase I. However, the tourism industr...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Hampton libraries to begin online ordering with curbside pickup of books, DVDs and other materials

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May 20, 2020 — Hampton’s four libraries will begin online and phone ordering of materials for curbside pickup next week. 

Beginning today, library customers can go online  to browse items and request books or other mat...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 27, 2020

UPDATE: Confirmed case of rabies in Hampton cat; make sure your pet is vaccinated

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May 15, 2020 - The Health Department announced a confirmed case of rabies in a stray cat that was found on Glascow Way in Scotland Square area of the city.  The cat was described as a domestic short hair dilute calico that bit at least one person...

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Facts about rabies * Hampton City News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Hampton to close block of Queens Way to make space for outdoor dining

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May 15, 2020 - Beginning today, restaurants with outdoor seating are allowed to seat customers there, at least at half capacity. However, those outdoor seating areas in Hampton are pretty limited.

To allow more people to dine outdoors with social distancin...

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Applications * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Pet owners: Be alert for rabid raccoons and other wild animals

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April 27, 2020 - Within the last two weeks, the Hampton Health Department has received several reports of household pets encountering wildlife that are high risk for having rabies. Additionally, since April 1, two raccoons in Hampton tested positive for r...

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Facts about rabies * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 23, 2020

City Council adopts capital spending plan; looks at pre-COVID budget for fiscal 2021

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April 22, 2020 - City Council adopted a five-year spending plan for major capital improvements at its meeting Wednesday, April 22, and began discussing next year’s operating budget for the first time.

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View or download the full budget * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 15, 2020

City Manager recommends pre-COVID budget for 2021 - but most new spending on hold

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April 15, 2020 - City Manager Mary Bunting unveiled her recommended budget for fiscal year 2021, knowing that it will change.

"When we started the process of developing our Fiscal Year 2021 Budget, we were on track to experience the best revenue growt...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Hampton offers forgivable loans to small businesses affected by COVID-19

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April 10, 2020 - Hampton City Council has authorized a forgivable loan assistance program  for small Hampton-based businesses. The program is designed to help small businesses adversely impacted by Gov. Ralph Northam’s order to close or...

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COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Program * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 9, 2020

HRT will suspend fares during COVID social distancing through June 10

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April 9, 2020 - The governing board of Hampton Roads Transit on Thursday agreed to suspend temporarily all transit fares for HRT services effective Friday, April 10, through June 10, unless modified or rescinded by the board.

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Essential service plan * Hampton City News
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Taxpayers suffering losses from COVID crisis may qualify for extension on home and car taxes

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April 8, 2020 - Residents and businesses who suffered financial losses due to the COVID crisis can apply for an extension of the June 5 tax deadline, Hampton City Council unanimously agreed.

Those who apply and are accepted will have until Aug. 1, 2020, to...

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Additional Info... * 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: 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 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 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 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 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: 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.

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

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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 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