The Daily News Record is reporting that “our” (former hburgnews blogger) Kai Degner has expressed interest in the mayorship, and that the now-democrat-majority City Council is expected to back him. DNR’s Jeff Mellott called the new Council members and found that Kai has enough votes to get it. The official vote is on Friday, so […]
As 2008 comes to a close, let’s spend New Year’s Eve looking back at our year of news. HburgNews had about 463 posts this year, which averages to about 9 per week. Though Brent took a break as lead poster and handed over the reigns in November, he still wrote over 70% of the articles […]
Now that Christmas is over, many of you with Christmas trees might be wondering what options you have for disposing of them.
UVA’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Development has just released a report projecting job growth statewide and the relevant educational requirements VA will need to provide to meet that growth. With both state and local unemployment rates steadily rising, it’s timely and useful; at just 2 pages the report is packed with info. Some takeaways […]
Sen. Mark Obenshain’s “noose bill” hasn’t even been introduced in the state Senate yet, but it’s already being supported and criticized by Virginians from across the political spectrum.
More bad news from the public broadcasting industry in a souring economy: stations across the country are laying off employees, and WMRA posted “a more urgent request than the usual public radio fundraising message.”
Tis the season for, among other things, renewing Freedom of Information requests for the coming year. If you want to be informed of meetings, you need to tell the public body once a year that you want to begin or continue receiving notice.
Rep. Bob Goodlatte has to step down from his long-held position as ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee because he has maxed out his term limit for that position. But he’s about to become the second most powerful Republican on the House Judiciary Committee. Among other things, that committee handles legislation relating to crime, […]
The Blue Ridge Permanculture Insitute will be hosting a 5 weekend, 72-hour course in permaculture this Spring: Sustainability Strategies for the Blue Ridge: Permaculture Trainings in Charlottesville, VA with Ted Butchart, Christine Gyovai, Dave Jacke, Dave O’Neill and Joel Salatin. Dates: Feb. 13-15, Feb. 28-Mar. 1, Mar. 14-15, Mar. 27-29, and Apr. 4-5, 2009.