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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 - 3:41pm
The sight of a law enforcement officer always raises curiosity. When you see one driving around, generally two thoughts will cross your mind. First, “Am I speeding?” Second, “I wonder where they’re going? They must be on their way to something exciting!” In reality, the opposite is probably true. That law enforcement...
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...
02/10/2015 - 3:37pm
A recent flood of citations has local officials reminding Hampton residents about the city’s sidewalk snow removal ordinance. Numerous citizens expressed frustration following a snowstorm that created widespread headaches in early January. Blowing conditions repeatedly covered sidewalks after snow stopped falling on Jan. 7, and some...
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