JMU had about 24,000 applications this year for freshman and transfer slots for 2009-1010, according to a story in the DNR. These numbers are tracked in the university’s statistical summaries. That looks like about 3,000 more applications than last year.
Today, the Department of Homeland Security identified swine flu as a public health emergency for the United States. Between breaking news reports and news segments with medical information, attention is also turning to a forgotten chapter in American (and local) history: the 1918 “Spanish flu” which sickened half of the world’s population at the time and […]
On Saturday April 18th, about 125 people participated in an event called “Green Faith: Communities Linking Faith & Sustainability” at the Harrisonburg First Church of the Bretheren. This event was sponsored and organized by at least 10 local Mennonite USA and Church of the Bretheren congregations as well as local colleges (Eastern Mennonite University, Bridgewater College) and […]
Opponents of a para-military training center near New Market seem to be making headway in organizing, although the Shenandoah supervisors will have the final word. (Technically, it’s called a “Corporate Training Center.” The “para-military” designation comes from residents’ suspicions about the demolition range.)
From the most recent chapter of the college student voter registration story, which gained attention last September: The State Board of Elections is forming a task force to examine the residency requirements of voters in Virginia.
The Forest Service recently rejected a wind farm in the George Washington National Forest, citing the need for new roads, availability of other locations, and failure to blend into the landscape. Is it a triumph for preserving green space, or a failure for creating green energy?
The first Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day for the year in Harrisonburg was held last weekend on April 18th. The good news is that the second HHW Collection Day will be on Saturday May 16, 2009. This event will continue to be held once a month through October on every third Saturday of the month between 8am-12noon at 2055 Berry Rd. Items brought there […]
A man’s body was found near the WV state line on Rt. 33 on April 10. The police are investigating it as a homicide and need help identifying the body. It is believed the body had been dumped there within a month of that date. He was a young man, likely between 18 and 30 […]
Last year, I wrote that we were “Still waiting on WSVA’s website to join the 21st century.” Now it appears they have (using Joomla). VerStandig Broadcasting added an RSS feed to WSVA’s website, with individual URLs (permalinks) for stories, and they have enabled commenting. Streaming audio may be added next month.