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Posted on: December 2, 2022

Buckroe work complete; widened beach will reopen Monday

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Dec. 2, 2022 — The widening project at Buckroe Beach has been completed, and the newly enlarged beach will be fully opened to guests starting at noon on Monday, Dec. 5.

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Mayor's State of the City address focuses on development

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Dec. 1, 2022 — Mayor Donnie Tuck delivered his State of the City address today at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, spotlighting the new Hampton Aquaplex as an example of new thriving businesses and developments in the city over the past two ...

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Closures and schedules for Thanksgiving holiday

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Monday, Nov. 21, 2022 — Here’s a look at how these city offices, departments, or services will be affected by the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Air Power Park will close for revitalization work

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Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022 — Air Power Park, the roadside museum that celebrates Hampton's history in aviation and space exploration, will close its grounds to the public on Monday, Nov. 21, to accommodate work on a revitalization project. The park is expect...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Hampton named Top 10 Digital City for 20th time

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Nov. 10, 2022 - Hampton was once again named a Top 10 Digital City. This is the 20th time the city has been recognized for its innovative use of technology and citizen engagement. 

The rankings are done by the Center for Digital Government, a nati...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 17, 2022

Sewer replacement work will create detours on Old Buckroe Road

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Oct. 17, 2022 - HRSD crews will be installing sanitary sewer pipelines on Old Buckroe Road, forcing a road closure for through traffic that is expected to last for a year. Work is expected to begin this week near Colonial Acres Drive.

During this work, mot...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: October 14, 2022

Public Works seeks stricter enforcement on trash collection

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Oct. 14, 2022 — To combat increasing costs of trash and recycling collection, Public Works Director Jason Mitchell proposed to City Council that Hampton adopt a series of measures focused on residents who repeatedly violate the rules.

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

Free grand opening events for Aquaplex swim center on Oct. 29

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Oct. 12, 2022 — The city's new two-pool swimming center will hold a free celebration Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with demonstrations, refreshments, games, and entertainment. 

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

North King Street closed for repairs that could take 3-4 months

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Aug. 19, 2022 - North King Street just south of the Interstate 64 overpass is closed due to emergency road repairs expected to take three to four months. The closure is where the road crosses Bright's Creek, between the Vanguard Brewpub and Sprin...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

UPDATE: Winds shift, sparing Hampton from severe flooding; shelter closing

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Oct. 3 — A change the wind direction meant Hampton was spared the severe flooding that was predicted a day ago. Instead of seeing a high tide of 6.9 feet, Monday's high crested just above 5 feet. There was street flooding and minor damage, plus heavy wind...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Reminders about Buckroe Beach for Labor Day weekend

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As we hit the Labor Day weekend and move into the “off season” at local beaches, here are a few reminders for visitors to Buckroe Beach:

  • After this holiday weekend, there will be no lifeguards on duty until next spring, when the season re-opens on Memorial...
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Posted on: August 30, 2022

Poll workers needed to staff precincts on Election Day

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Aug. 31, 2022 - The Hampton Voter Registrar’s Office is looking for dedicated people to serve the democratic process by serving as election officials on Election Day.  

The polls open on Election Day at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.; however, electio...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

UPDATE: Swimming advisory lifted for Buckroe Beach

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Aug. 24, 2022 – The Health Department has issued a swimming advisory for the central part of beach due to levels of bacteria levels that exceed the state water quality standards for swimming.

Buckroe is segmented, so bacteria levels could affect the entire...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: August 23, 2022

REPAIRED: Gas leak closes Hardy Cash-Executive intersection

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Aug. 23 - UPDATE: Repairs have been made. The intersection of Hardy Cash and Executive drives is now open after a gas line was repaired.

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

Hampton named top community in Virginia for resilience efforts

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July 18, 2022 - Hampton has been named the Resilient Virginia Community of the Year by the Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association for its "outstanding example for how to undertake resiliency planning," according to the announcemen...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Jump forward to 2040: Help set a course for Hampton's future

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May 10, 2022 - Jump ahead in time 20 years. What do you want Hampton to look like? What do we, as a community, need to get there? Help the city set a course for the future.

To help get people in the right time period, best-selling author and futurist Rebec...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

POSTPONED: New efforts to keep I-64 traffic from clogging city streets

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May 16, 2022 - Hampton’s test of restricting access to the Mallory Street Bridge during evening rush hour has reduced traffic in Phoebus significantly, Public Works Director Jason Mitchell said. Those restrictions will continue; however, a plan ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Hampton's new budget lowers real estate tax rate by 6 cents

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May 12, 2022 - City Council unanimously adopted a budget containing a combination of tax relief and targeted new spending for Fiscal Year 2023, which begins July 1.

The tax relief includes a 6-cent reduction in the tax rate for property (from $1.2...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Hampton named one of the 15 most affordable beach towns in the nation

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May 6, 2022 - Home prices in the city may be climbing, but Hampton remains one of the nation’s most affordable beach towns, according to a study of more than 200 localities.

That assessment is courtesy of SmartAsset, an online destination for con...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Driveway grant applications open for those affected by new parking rule

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May 3, 2022 — Beginning July 1, 2022, Hampton residents will no longer be able to park on their front lawns if parking is allowed on their street. The law doesn't require anyone to build a driveway, but grant money is available for those affected by the c...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Hampton History Museum names courtyard for Jimmy and Midge Eason

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March 29, 2022 - The Hampton History Museum honored two of its founders by naming the museum's garden courtyard for former Mayor Jimmy Eason and his wife, Midge, who helped raise funds build the museum, which opened in 2003.

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

With median home assessments up 16 percent, lower tax rate likely

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Feb. 22, 2022 - Assessment notices have gone out to homeowners, who may be surprised to see a large increase in the value of their homes. That doesn't mean that tax bills will increase by that percentage, as City Manager Mary Bunting has already said she ...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

Assessments in Hampton continue to follow increases in the housing market

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Jan. 26, 2022 - The value of 99% of all properties in Hampton has increased this year, driven largely by the increase in housing values, according to figures presented to City Council on Wednesday by Assessor Libby Griebel. That means "Hampton has a ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: December 8, 2021

City Council backs NASA Deputy Director Michelle Ferebee for interim seat

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Dec. 8, 2021 – Hampton City Council members unanimously agree that Michelle Ferebee, former Economic Development Authority chair and a NASA deputy director, should fill the vacancy that will be created when Councilwoman Chris Snead takes office ...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Shell Road Boys & Girls Club to get $2.5 million renovation

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Nov. 5, 2021 A groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday will kick off a major, $2.5 million renovation to provide the Citizens Unit Boys & Girls Club, on Shell Road, with a new gymnasium, multipurpose room, commercial grade kitchen, and new program rooms...

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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.

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Posted on: December 2, 2022

Food Truck Friday!

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December 2, 2023 — Please join us for Food Truck Fridays today at Honor Park (between City Hall and Police HQ) between 11am and 3pm with Munchies n’ Such, serving bacon cheeseburger egg rolls, taco eggrolls, nacho fries, chicken Philly...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

City Manager's Message Nov. 22: Administrative days off

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Nov. 22, 2022 — I can hardly believe it is already time for Thanksgiving! I hope each of you has the opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends during this holiday season. Several of you have inquired about the status of the administrative days off...

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Posted on: November 2, 2022

HU offers discount to city employees for Saturday's football game vs. W&M

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Nov. 2, 2022 - Hampton University is offering city employees tickets to Saturday's football game for $15. The Pirates play William & Mary, with kickoff at 1 p.m. Don't forget your ID. To purchase in advance, go to https://hucc.universitytickets.com/

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Posted on: October 28, 2022

Finance Celebrates Pretty in Pink Day

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October 27, 2022 — On Thursday, October 27 the Finance department held a Pretty in Pink Day in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to honor breast cancer survivors and those currently fighting the disease.

To celebrate the entire of...

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

The Hampton Mayor's Book Club is asking for volunteers

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October 27, 2022 — The Hampton Mayor's Book Club is asking for additional volunteer readers for the 2022/2023 school year.

The Mayor's Book Club is a city literacy program funded primarily through public donations and grants and...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

City Manager's Message Oct. 3: Thank you to city staff after flooding close call

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Oct. 3, 2022 —We have just passed high tide, without much incident, despite potentially major flooding originally forecast. Accordingly, we will have regular operations tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 4. I want to thank all of our personnel who assisted with stor...

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Posted on: October 2, 2022

City Manager's Message Oct. 2: Nor’Easter Safety Warnings & Operations Plans

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Oct. 2, 2022 - By the time you read this message, you will hopefully be aware that we are expecting significant flooding in our region over the next couple of days. The National Weather Service is predicting high tides in the 6.9 above mean low water rang...

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week celebrated

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July 22, 2022 - This is National Pretrial, Probation, Parole Supervision Week, which honors community corrections professionals who help keep our communities safe. The Hampton Newport News Criminal Justice Agency celebrated their work at EVO in Hampton.

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

City Council honors retiring directors Wanda Rogers and Valerie Gardner for their service

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Dec. 8, 2021 — City Council honored 2 department heads retiring after long careers with Hampton. Together, they represent 89 years of service to the residents of Hampton.

Wanda Rogers has working in Hampton’s social services department since 1976, becoming...

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** Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Use Customer Delight program to reward co-workers for great service

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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 employees!

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Posted on: June 18, 2013

Game Cancellation Hotline: (757) 727-6251

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

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Warehouse development will create estimated 250 jobs

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 A newly approved manufacturing development on Shell Road is expected to generate 250 new jobs, with Hampton residents getting the first shot at applying for them.

 At the City Council meeting on Wednesday night, national industrial devel...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

The Vanguard is OPEN for Business

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The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery remains open during the ongoing roadwork on King Street.  Though much of the road in front of The Vanguard is under repair, the street is still open to traffic in both directions, and The Vanguard is still ac...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Hampton's Threat Tec on list of fastest growing private US companies

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Aug. 17, 2022 - Hampton-based ThreatTec made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies. With 216% growth since last year, the company was at about the midpoint on the list at 2,639. 

The veteran-owned small business provides operational envi...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Hampton-based VersAbility Resources wins its largest federal contract

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Nov. 5, 2021 — Hampton-based VersAbility Resources Inc. has been awarded its largest contract, which could potentially total $126 million.

VersAbility is already the prime contractor for leading food on ships for the U.S. Navy at seven locations ...

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Posted on: November 9, 2022

Resilience, Recovery, and Rebirth: Sustaining Hope in Trying Times - POSTPONED

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Regrettably, the Meet the Director event, and showing of the documentary "Resilience, Recovery, and Rebirth: Sustaining Hope in Trying Times," has to be postponed due to an emergency.
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Posted on: November 23, 2022

"Hampton for the Holidays: The Legend of the Christmas Spider" - December 21, 6-8 pm

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Front Porch Music Series “Hampton for the Holidays: The Legend of the Christmas Spider” Wednesday, December 21, 6-8 pm Museum members free, non-members $5 Join bands Tornado Bait, Coyote Beach, and The Lonely Teardrops, along wit...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

Benjamin Blundercheck's Rock n Roll Chess Riot - January 14

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A CELEBRATION OF CHESS THROUGH MUSIC, TOURNAMENT, TWISTS, AND FUN!

Location: HAMPTON HISTORY MUSEUM

120 Old Hampton Ln, Hampton, VA

Event Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Hampton Carousel Closed

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The Hampton Carousel needs repair and is not operational. The building will be closed until further notice. However, special viewings of the stationary carousel can be made by appointment, in advance, by calling the Hampton History Museum at 757-727-6806....

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Community Center will have no water for an hour today

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Monday, Nov. 21, 2022 — The Fort Monroe Community Center will be without water for about an hour today as the renovation project begins in the men's locker room.

The water is expected to be turned off throughout the center between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m....

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Fort Monroe Community Center will renovate locker rooms

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Nov. 14, 2022 — The Fort Monroe Community Center will undergo a renovation to its locker rooms beginning Monday, Nov. 21. The men’s locker room will close from Nov. 21 through the end of December, and the women’s locker room will be closed throughout Janu...

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

City to keep Fort Monroe Community Center pool open, expand hours

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OCt. 12, 2022 - When the new Aquaplex facility opens, Hampton will continue to operate its indoor pool at the Fort Monroe Community Center, which may be more cost-effective for some residents, depending on usage. The current Aquatic Center – less than 3 m...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

River Street Park closes Tuesday, as part of I-64 widening project

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Aug. 31, 2022 - Downtown's River Street Park will be closed beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, as part of the widening of Interstate 64, which will connect to the expanded Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. The park is located at the intersection of River Str...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Mary W. Jackson center opening set for Sept. 17

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Aug 31, 2022 - The Mary W. Jackson Neighborhood Center will open with a ribbon-cutting on Sept. 17. The special opening day activities include tours, food, and entertainment, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The center, at 231 Lincoln St., features a gym, locker roo...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Water quality updates for Hampton's beaches: Know before you go

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July 8, 2021 - Beach water samples for all of Hampton's public beaches have met the state's water quality standards.

The Hampton Health Department tests samples of water at several public beach locations throughout the summer season. A sw...

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Posted on: July 27, 2016

Drainage project under way to relieve flooding in Merrimac Shores neighborhood

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

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

Voter Registrar's office has moved to downtown

The Voter Registrar's office has moved from its previous location on Commerce Drive in the Coliseum Central area to downtown. It's in the old courthouse at 101 Kings Way 23669.

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