A historic first year for Hampton mayor
Hampton made international news in November of 2008 when the city elected Paye Flomo as its new mayor.
Flomo is the first native Liberian to be elected to a government office in the U.S., and some have suggested he's the first African-born American to be elected, he said.
Flomo's election was hugely popular in his native country.
"People were rejoicing in Liberia," he said.