Archive | November, 2008

analysis: after the party’s over

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Reporting election news is way more exciting than plugging numbers into a spreadsheet the morning after, but what’s all that information good for if there’s no analysis to give it context? In broad strokes: yesterday the city went blue (not purple) while the county turned a darker shade of red. I didn’t expect Rasoul to […]

Harrisonburg, VA, Nation for Obama

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


The City of Harrisonburg voted with the rest of the nation to elect Barack Obama the 44th President of the United States.

Dems Sweep Council

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


With the thousandth post on hburgnews, I’m predicting this one for Degner, Baugh and Wiens (pending the absentee votes). More videos below…

Results and Reaction

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Harrisonburg results are here. Rockingham County results are here. Statewide results are here. What are you thinking as the results roll in?

Live Video Updates

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I’ll be webcasting live video updates throughout the day from a cell phone via Qik (EVDO). It’s a little buggy — it processes the video as it’s recording, sometimes it cuts off prematurely, or doesn’t stop recording when it’s supposed to — but it’s a hell of a lot faster than YouTube. Keep checking this […]

at the polls…

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


The polls are now officially open. Help us track what’s happening in the area throughout the day by leaving comments, updating the Twitter hashtag feed, adding your pictures to the Flickr pool, or participating in our totally unscientific exit poll below:

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

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Get headlines on the go! You can now be alerted on your cell phone when a new story is posted on hburgnews by using Twitter. Just sign up for a free Twitter account and “Follow” the hburgnews tweets, then turn on the text message “Device Updates” to receive notifications. We set it up so […]

those “chick” signs

Monday, November 3, 2008


You may have seen these signs springing up all over the Shenandoah Valley in recent weeks. The signs, prominently displayed in the McCain HQ on Neff Avenue, were created by Tom Sheets, owner of Blue Ridge Lumber in Fishersville. Riley Murray thinks this may be “another small Macaca moment” for Virginia Republicans.

City Ballot

Monday, November 3, 2008


A reader requested that we post a sample ballot for the city. Here it is, front and back. As you can see, there are no party identifiers beside city candidates’ names. The only oddity I noticed is that the Constitution Party is listed as the Independent Green Party.

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Announcements & Press Releases
  • Friendly City Grand Opening Set for July 9

    Friendly City Food Co-Op, Harrisonburg’s consumer-owned grocery, invites the community to come see its new destination for natural, organic and locally-produced products at the store’s grand opening 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9 at 150 East Wolfe Street.

  • Friendly City Becomes Member of National Cooperative Grocers Association

    HARRISONBURG, VA — Friendly City Food Co-op, slated to open this month in Harrisonburg, Va., has become the newest member of the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), a business services cooperative serving 120 consumer-owned food co-ops nationwide.

  • Harrisonburg Recognized as a Bike Friendly Community

    May 2: Harrisonburg was honored when the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designations over the weekend to kick off May as National Bike Month.