Friday, January 27, 2023

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Hampton City Council Approves Red Light Camera Proposal

HAMPTON—At its Wednesday, January 25 meeting, Hampton City Council voted on an ordinance to amend and re-enact city codes in order to authorize traffic light signal photo-monitoring systems, also known as red light cameras. Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting stated that the ordinance would...

Military Job Fair Coming To Hampton Roads Convention Center

HAMPTON—The RecruitMilitary Job Fair will be coming to the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton on Thursday, February 2 from 11am to 3pm. The job fair will take place in Hall A. The Hampton Roads Convention Center is located at 1610 Coliseum Dr. in...

New History Museum Exhibit Examines Hampton’s Role In Prohibition

HAMPTON—On November 1, 1916, just four months before the U.S. Senate voted to join the efforts overseas in World War I, Virginia breweries and distilleries closed their doors as the state began an experiment in Prohibition. From that date until 1933, state inspectors and...

Site Of Former Bank In Hampton To Become Apartment Complex

HAMPTON-A former bank building has been sold with the intent of developing a new apartment complex. Cushman & Wakefield/Thalhimer first announced the sale of the property, located at 2 East Queens Way, on January 19. According to a release, the building, which once housed a SunTrust...

Hampton Committee Searching For ‘Clean and Green’ Business Nominations

HAMPTON—The Hampton Clean & Green Workplaces Committee is looking to recognize local businesses that make an effort to promote sustainability. Awards are given to businesses that promote recycling, tree stewardship, conversation of water and energy, and other everyday practices that exhibit a “clean and...

Hampton Planning Commission Approves Plans For New Housing Development And Yacht Club

HAMPTON—The Hampton Planning Commission heard two separate proposals during a public hearing at its meeting on Thursday, January 19. The first was a rezoning application and use permit submitted by Olde Hampton Village Developers, LLC to rezone 16 properties totaling slightly more than 22 acres...

Hampton’s Future Has Direct Ties To Its Past

HAMPTON – To see what’s in store for Hampton in 2023, it’s best to look at what was happening in the city more than 15 years ago. Four or five years before current Mayor Donnie Tuck became a councilman, the city developed about six...

“The Three Musketeers” Set To Take Over The American Theatre January 27

HAMPTON—A French historical novel written by Alexander Dumas in 1844, the tale of the “Three Musketeers” has been adapted many times through the years for stage, television, and film. The story, which is about a young man named D’Artagnan who meets the formittable musketeers, Athos,...

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