Nick Pedley

03/03/2015 - 5:26pm
The Hampton City Council discussed a proposal at last Thursday’s meeting that would establish designated parking areas at three public lots when the emergency snow ordinance is in effect.      The proposal was only one on a list of changes included in a draft amendment to the city’s current snow ordinance. Certain questions were raised about the policy in January,...
02/17/2015 - 3:40pm
A bald eagle is recovering following a scare with lead poisoning that left the bird wounded and vulnerable near Latimer.      The 4-year-old female eagle was rescued earlier this month by Jason Gooder and Logan Van Dyke of Franklin County Conservation. She was lethargic and unable to fly when the two men arrived at the scene,...
02/17/2015 - 3:34pm
If it seemed like there were a few more empty seats at Hampton’s Windsor Theatre last year, you weren’t imagining things.      Attendance dropped 18 percent to 19,775 in 2014, according to a report released last month by Manager Jim Davies. The final tally was the third-lowest since 1999 and marked the second time...
02/10/2015 - 3:39pm
First it was Ebola, then it was influenza, and now it’s the measles. “If it’s not one thing, it’s something else,” said Christa Wiarda, Franklin County Public Health administrator. Wiarda’s department has been reviewing internal policies and updating procedures following a recent nationwide outbreak of the...
02/03/2015 - 5:02pm
Developers of a downtown housing project fielded tough questions from a skeptical crowd during a special Hampton Board of Adjustment meeting on Jan. 28.      Local residents packed City Hall for a public hearing regarding a conditional use permit for KL Holdings LLC. Business owners Landon Plagge and Kyle Pralle applied for the...
02/03/2015 - 5:00pm
One of Hampton’s most popular parks will receive a much needed upgrade this year if one local group accomplishes its goal.      The Kiwanis Club of Hampton recently launched a fundraising campaign for new playground equipment at Harriman Park. The group hopes to raise $85,000 in the next few months to pay for the upgrades...
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