Archive | March, 2010

Mills Named Exec Director of DPVA

Monday, March 15, 2010

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Last week Dave Mills was selected to be the new executive director of the Democratic Party of Virginia. In 2003, Lowell Fulk defeated Mills, an ‘02 JMU alum, in a bid for the 26th district Democratic nomination for House of Delegates. Another Dave, also a JMU alum with ties to the Valley, is heading the […]

Bull rages through Purcell Park

Friday, March 12, 2010


A Black Angus bull escaped from Rockingham Livestock Sales on Dealton Avenue Thursday and ran around Purcell Park and a nearby residential neighborhood. The bull was loose for about an hour and acted aggressively to officers and bystanders, said Public Information officer Mary-Hope Vass of the Harrisonburg Police Department. Officers shot the animal after instruction […]

Assembly Passes Car Title Loan Reform

Friday, March 12, 2010


Car title lenders, like the brightly colored LoanMax on South Main Street, may soon be be restricted in terms of how much they can charge or lend to people desperate enough for cash to put their vehicle on the line.

Midtowne Market To Reopen

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


When Midtowne Market closed their doors in January, you could almost hear a collective “nooo” issuing from downtown Harrisonburg. But the convenience store has been sold, and will soon be reopening under new management.

Obama: “Healthcare Now,” Goodlatte: “Reset”

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


While President Obama is making his big push to pass his version of health care reform in Washington, Rep. Bob Goodlatte has been in the Shenandoah Valley, urging to put the brakes on current negotiations and start over.

Bill would allow concealed guns in restaurants

Saturday, March 6, 2010


The Virginia Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would remove the restrictions prohibiting gun owners with concealed carry licenses from carrying in restaurants and would allow police officers to drink while carrying.

Taste Downtown – For a Week!

Saturday, March 6, 2010


The annual “Taste of Downtown” event starts tomorrow, March 7, 2010, and goes on for a whole week this year (instead of just 3 days as it did in previous years), and includes sixteen participating downtown restaurants according to Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance.

Going 70+ On 81

Friday, March 5, 2010


Gov. Bob McDonnell recently signed a bill allowing VDOT to raise the speed limit on I-81 from 65 to 70 miles per hour. But according to a story in today’s Roanoke Times, the 60 mph limit through Harrisonburg may not change soon, if ever. . . . it’s the Virginia Department of Transportation that decides […]

Before The Jail: Mystic Den

Thursday, March 4, 2010


I came across this photo uploaded by Melissa, in the hburgnews Flickr pool. It’s a shot of the buildings and businesses that used to be where the Rockingham County Jail is now. For those of us too young to remember it, there are only faint traces of Mystic Den on the web; a hardcore band […]

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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.