Archive | September, 2007

International Festival Today

Saturday, September 29, 2007


The 10th Annual International Festival started at noon today at Hillendale Park. Today’s weather forecast looks good. I hope to see some fest pics in the Flickr pool…

Candidates’ Public Forum on Water Quality

Thursday, September 27, 2007


There will be a Candidates’ Public Forum at the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors meeting room on October 9, 2007 from 7:00 to 8:30pm where citizens will have an opportunity to hear viewpoints on water issues related to: the ongoing fish kills in the Shenandoah Valley, reduction of non-point source pollution, growth and water resources The […]

remember the rail?

Thursday, September 27, 2007


Remember all that talk a few years back about the “rail solution” to the I-81 truck problem? Apparently, that’s been wiped off the drawing board. WSVA is reporting that the Commonwealth Transportation Board has ommited the rail component of the upgrade plans for 81: The omission of rail is part of the latest phase of […]

when animals attack

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Over the last couple of days, there have been several stories in the local media about the Duke Dog scuffle with the Costal Carolina mascot, “Chaucey.” After seeing this video, I have to wonder if there isn’t more to it, because the blows look a little uneven to me.

payday loan cap resolution

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


During the last session, efforts in General Assembly to put a 36 percent interest rate cap on payday loans failed. This time, the push for an interest rate cap is coming from Virginia’s municipalities. The Staunton City Council, at the behest of council member Bruce Elder, recently passed a resolution that will ask the General […]

Valley Perspectives interviews

Monday, September 24, 2007


WBOP/WSIG has set up a blogger account with all the downloadable mp3s interviews Cliff Davis has done/will be conducting for the local races this political season. So far, it looks like he’s interviewed eight Clerk of Court candidates, as well as state senate candidates Maxine Roles and Mark Obenshain. UPDATE: WBOP doesn’t actually blog at […]

Elections Nov 7: Clerk of Court, Senate, Delegates…

Sunday, September 23, 2007


There appears to be interest from several hburgnews readers to discuss the upcoming elections. Of particular interest to many is the Clerk of Court race. I must be honest and admit that I am not very familiar with the race, so I am posting here to open up discussion, as an opportunity for me and […]

Green Building in the Valley

Friday, September 21, 2007


A week or so ago there was an article in the Daily-News Record titled, “Interest in ‘Green Building’ in the Valley a Growing Trend.” I saw this the day after one of my colleagues came and told me about this wonderfully interesting seminar that he went to – “Design-Build” hosted by Lantz Construction. My colleague who […]

Tutu’s in town

Friday, September 21, 2007


Nobel Peace Price recipient and primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa Desmond Tutu is speaking at the JMU Convocation Center this evening to accept yet another award for his life’s work. Unfortunately, I’m going to miss it. He has unique and relevant insight on many of the major issues of the day.

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