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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Festival Celebrates Community Unity

Twenty-nine years ago, in the historic port city of Portsmouth, an idea was born – a concept was discussed and visualized, and after months of planning, a very special event was born – the Umoja African-American Heritage Festival.

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Personal Property Taxes Notice

The 2019 Personal Property Tax and License Fees are due by or before Wednesday, June 5. Penalty and interest will apply after the due date. If you have not received your personal property tax statement, please visit or call 757-393-8651.

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Umoja Festival Observes 29th Annual

Umoja is a Kiswahili word meaning unity – unity in the family, community and nation. In Portsmouth, Umoja is an annual festival and celebration of family and African-American heritage, culture, and customs. Join us May 24-26, in Festival Park downtown.

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Are You Flood Fluent?

It could have been Portsmouth. Last year’s hurricane season was one for the records, producing 15 named storms, eight of which were hurricanes. Hurricane Florence devastated Eastern North Carolina with catastrophic flooding that took weeks to subside.

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

Countdown Begins for Festival Season 2019

Spring has finally arrived and that means the beginning of festival season. Residents and visitors in Portsmouth have a variety of family-oriented functions to participate. Mark your calendars while perusing the list of upcoming events:

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