Archive | March, 2007

seatbelt story

Monday, March 26, 2007


I’m not in the habit of posting about crashes I didn’t witness, but I caught this story from Culpeper about two Harrisonburg residents (students?) involved in a crash yesterday, and I haven’t seen anything about it locally yet. No one in the pickup was wearing a seat belt, and three of the four people in […]

fish kill follow-up

Monday, March 26, 2007


The DNR and TV3 are reporting that the fish kill task force is still trying to figure out what has been causing the bacterial lesions killing fish in our local waterways. This week they’ll start collecting fish near Strasburg. Some additional info: according to Riverkeeper Jeff Kelble’s blog, task force Co-Chair Don Kain says the […]


Sunday, March 25, 2007


Acme Stove and Video is NOT dropping their video store. I was misinformed. I apologize for jumping the gun on this one. It’s not really news that I am an idiot. It’s either a sign of the times (because of online pirating and Netflix, video rental stores are slowly going the way of video arcades) […]

a few more features

Saturday, March 24, 2007


A quick follow up to the community blogs post and the one Josh posted earlier this month: As you can see, newest comments and Flickr badge features have been added. This means it’s up to you (readers, commenters, contributors) to get on Flickr, click “join this group,” and add your pics of Harrisonburg to the […]

new Civil War campaign

Friday, March 23, 2007


You may have read in the DNR or the Breeze recently about the controversy surrounding JMU’s plans to turn 16 acres of the Turner Ashby battlefield into athletic fields. Sons of Confederate Veterans requested that Gov. Kaine preserve the land as a state park. JMU says that they are currently assessing the historical and archaeological […]

officer Latuga charged with reckless

Friday, March 23, 2007


TV3 is reporting that Brian Latuga, the HPD officer that ran his cruiser into a lady’s apartment about a year ago during a pursuit, has been charged with reckless driving. I wrote about a similar incident in November. A few weeks ago, Briggman was wondering when or if Latuga was going to be charged.

Blacks Run/ Downtown Clean Up Day, Sat April 14!

Friday, March 23, 2007


You’re invited to come celebrate the 10th Annual Blacks Run/ Downtown Clean Up Day! Saturday April 14, 2007 in downtown Harrisonburg on the Greenspace, across from the Daily News Record, next to the municipal building parking lot.

smells like H’burg

Thursday, March 22, 2007


The New Dominion is reporting that Ariake, the Japanese bouillon factory on the north end of town, is doubling the size of the plant. The expansion should create 25 new jobs. Speaking of factories, yesterday Tenneco Walker announced they laid off 40 workers.

Webb, Warner fight NCLB deadline

Thursday, March 22, 2007


Jim Webb, John Warner, Jim Moran, and Tom Davis have submitted bills on Capitol Hill that would extend the deadline for school districts to comply with the No Child Left Behind testing standards for reading. Harrisonburg is one of several school districts in the state that have passed resolutions not to give the NCLB test […]

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