The Harrisonburg treasurer case has been a surprise and often a revelation in ways having nothing to do with the facts of the case. Two questions arise from the civics lessons involved. First, should we still be electing the treasurer and the commissioner of the revenue? Second, do we need a better structure for removing […]
To recap the latest developments in the Neal case in court this afternoon, technically City Treasurer Becky Neal is still in office, but the demurrer was overruled. Judge Lane ruled to delay Neal’s petition hearing by six weeks. However, on Friday, he will decide whether or not to temporarily suspend Neal. The petition hearing is […]
James Madison University’s East Campus Library, one of several construction projects occurring on campus, is nearing completion. The $31 million project, which broke ground in September 2006, was designed by architectural firm The Design Collective, of Baltimore, Md., and built by Nielsen Builders of Harrisonburg.
This was sent to me by a reader who was at the HRCC meeting this morning: Four area lawmakers spoke briefly this morning at the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce Legislative Wrap-Up Breakfast held at VMRC. State Senator Emmett Hanger, and Delegates Steve Landes, Chris Saxman and Matt Lohr each took the podium for a quick […]
It’s been almost eleven months since the last one. Any interest in doing one in May? Maybe on the rooftop of Cally’s? Or perhaps a cookout at one of the city parks on a weekend afternoon? This will be an informal gathering open to all local bloggers, commenters, and readers.
Between the investigation, the indictment, Cynthia Fitzwater’s demotion, the petitions, yesterday’s firing of Dianne Nardi, and Treasurer Becky Neal’s attorney’s actions this afternoon, it may seem as though the Harrisonburg Treasurer’s scandal has degenerated into some sort of never-ending legal soap opera. This afternoon, Neal’s attorney filed a demurrer, claiming that to the petition to […]
Tuesday afternoon James Madison University announced upcoming traffic changes related to the construction of the pedestrian tunnel under South Main Street to the Performing Arts Center.
Harrisonburg police are currently investigating a car accident involving a 2-year-old pedestrian. The accident occurred around 8:40 p.m. in the 1000 block of Waterman Drive. The child was transported to Rockingham Memorial Hospital.
Dave Briggman and Myron Rhodes have posted Fitzwater – Neal lawsuit documents on republitarian.com, which chronicle the series of events leading up to the investigation of the treasurer’s office, as well as Cynthia Fitzwater’s role as whistleblower, and her demotion by Becky Neal which followed.