Archive | November, 2006

they don’t like it

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Not surprisingly, the plan to close the Chimney Rock VDOT maintenance station didn’t go over well with the 200 county residents that showed up at the meeting yesterday evening. Unfortunately, I doubt any of this will amount to much back in Richmond, despite Cuevas’ efforts to get the community to oppose it. VDOT Commissioner David […]

privatization of VDOT

Monday, November 13, 2006


This year our General Assembly voted to outsource all public road maintenance services to privately-owned companies by July 2009. As a result, VDOT is closing, or “consolidating,” 91 maintenance sites by 2008. One of the first maintenance centers just happens to be at Chimney Rock near Fulks Run. This is, of course, another part of […]

sheriff cruiser hits taxi

Saturday, November 11, 2006


Friday was a bad day for traffic accidents in the city. I wouldn’t normally post about this sort of thing, but Friday night around 10:30 I witnessed a county sheriff’s cruiser flying southbound on South High, siren on, lights flashing. Seconds later I heard a loud crack one block away. When I walked up a […]

H’burg Happenings – Mid November

Friday, November 10, 2006


RECENTLY: Mike Harvey joined Independent Sarah Jones, and George Allen aide Chaz Evans-Haywood in announcing candidacy for the position of Clerk of Court for Rockingham County. That election will be held next year, along with General Assembly elections… Anyone care to explain why this is an elected position? The pit bulls that repeatedly attacked city […]

Allen concedes

Thursday, November 9, 2006


George Allen will concede the Senate race to Jim Webb this afternoon around 3. A Webb victory speech (the second one?) should follow. I can only assume this means no recount. I you get the chance, watch it and post your thoughts/comments here. I may be too busy at 3 to catch either. -finnegan

shady electioneering activities in H’burg

Thursday, November 9, 2006


I wish I had heard about this on Monday night (when it happened) but better late than never… A source in the local Democratic Committee tells me that late Monday night several Allen supporters were caught by Webb supporters at Keister Elementary tearing down a large Webb sign in the grass. When caught and confronted, […]

not as Republican as you’d think

Wednesday, November 8, 2006


So I was wrong about H’burg going for Webb, but the margin of victory was less than one percent (70 votes). I knew Allen would sweep the county, so his 69 – 29 victory was no surprise there. Today the DNR ran two closely related stories: Valley is a Stronghold for Allen, and Marriage Amendment […]

They Have Not Yet Begun to Count

Wednesday, November 8, 2006


Hey, thought you would wake up to find out who won the Senate race and who controls the Senate? Hahaha, silly reader: certainty is for wimps. As I write this (1:45 AM), Montana and Missouri are leaning Democratic. If this holds, that means that the Senate will be 49 Republicans, 48 Democrats, and 2 independents […]

Allen Voter Intimidation?

Tuesday, November 7, 2006


“The FBI is looking into possible voter intimidation in Virginia’s hard-fought U.S. Senate contest between Republican incumbent George Allen and Democrat Jim Webb.” from – Kai

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