Archive | August, 2009

SBE Approaching Decision on Voter Residency Rules

Thursday, August 6, 2009


SBE Approaching Decision on Voter Residency Rules

The State Board of Elections will meet in Richmond on Monday to hear the recommendations of the Voter Residency Task Force. The question is; What qualifies a person to vote in local elections, as opposed to voting in their so-called “hometowns?”

Hburg: Highest uninsured rate

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


WSVA is reporting on Census Bureau estimates showing Harrisonburg with the highest rate of uninsured residents, 28.5 percent, in the state. News reports attribute Harrisonburg’s high rate to the number of college students. Statewide, the figure is 15.5 percent, about 1,034,000 Virginians.

Public discourse under siege?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Dayton recently tightened its rules for speakers at council meetings, after loosening them up earlier this year. Meanwhile, tea-baggers are shouting down speakers they disagree with at health care discussions.

Largest Heroin Seizure

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


WSVA and TV3 report that the RUSH drug task force made the largest seizure of heroin in the history of the task force. They only seized four ounces, but the street value is reportedly over $45,000.

Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Festival

Monday, August 3, 2009


On July 25, Our Community Place hosted the 18th Annual Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Festival. Organizers say that about 260 people participated. The DNR reported that 68 people took part in the 100-mile ride, 96 in the 50-mile ride, 46 in the 25-mile ride and 22 in the 5-mile ride. All proceeds from the festival registrations […]

I-81: “Spectacular and Deadly”

Sunday, August 2, 2009


The Washington Post featured a story this weekend about some of the more nightmarish aspects of Interstate 81.

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  • 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.