Archive | December, 2009

2009 in Harrisonburg

Thursday, December 31, 2009


In lieu of a best and worst of 2009 list, I wanted to recap some of the biggest stories of the year. Since I waited ’till the last possible day to do it, this is by no means comprehensive or definitive. We essentially started the year with a hit and run, and ended with a […]

New Year Brings Ambulance Billing to Hburg

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


As reported on WHSV and previously on hburgnews, both the city and county will begin billing for ambulance rides in the new year.  WHSV reports that the change is expected to bring in $700,000 for the city.  The measures allowing billing and setting the fees passed unanimously in August.

Pilgrim’s Pride Reemerges

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Pilgrim’s Pride, the poultry processing corporation that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy over a year ago, reorganized and reemerged from bankruptcy this week.

DNRonline Hacked Again?

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


It appears that the Daily News Record’s website has been compromised again. Two readers brought this to our attention this morning.

Live Christmas Tree Disposal

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

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The City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County will be offering the following options for disposing of LIVE CHRISTMAS TREES: 

Jones Sentenced

Monday, December 28, 2009


It’s been almost a year since Sherry Anderson was killed by a drunk driver while jogging on Main Street. Today WSVA reports that Bethany Jones, the driver, received a 12-year (suspended) prison sentence. The judge suepnded all but one year and seven months of that time. He also imposed four years of probation and ordered […]

Harrisonburg Rock Lotto is back!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

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Sign ups for the 2010 Rock Lotto are open and will remain open until January 19, 2010 at noon. Sign ups are limited to the first 70 people (although an overflow list is maintained in case one of the 70 drops out), so interested musicians should register soon at Like last year’s Rock Lotto, the shows will be held […]

Blockbuster To Close

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


The franchise company that owns the Harrisonburg Blockbuster has filed for bankruptcy, and the local video rental store will close January 3, according to today’s DNR (I first found out about the closure from Josh, who was using the hburgnews hashtag on Twitter). Whether you view it as a sign of a bad economy, or […]

Snowpocalypse ’09

Friday, December 18, 2009


The first flakes have already begun to fall on Harrisonburg in what may shape up to be our biggest snowstorm of the year.

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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.