Archive | April, 2010

Cuccinelli supports seizure of Breeze photographs

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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Cuccinelli supports seizure of Breeze photographs

The state attorney general told the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce that he didn’t believe the seizure of more than 900 photographs from the campus newspaper was a first amendment issue, the Daily News-Record reports.

Wilt Secures GOP Nomination

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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Wilt Secures GOP Nomination

Businessman Tony Wilt prevailed over Republican primary opponents Ted Byrd and John Elledge in Tuesday evening's "firehouse primary".

McDonnell: Special Election June 15

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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Gov. Bob McDonnell has announced the date of the special election to replace Del. Matt Lohr in the 26th district of Virginia’s House of Delegates. [PDF] The election will be held Tuesday, June 15. This will be a fast campaign cycle.

Why Wilt Will Win: A Primary Analysis

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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Why Wilt Will Win: A Primary Analysis

Guest blogger Adam Sharp’s analysis and prediction for today’s Republican primary contest. Disclosure: Sharp consulted on Kai Degner’s 2008 City Council campaign. The author also attended Cornerstone Church with the Wilt family for 10 years. The first thank-you note Tony Wilt should write is to Ted Byrd. Wilt could have won the Republican nomination for […]

Question of the Week: Urban Agriculture

Monday, April 19, 2010

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Question of the Week:  Urban Agriculture

With increased popularity of the national Slow Food movement and Virginia’s Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign, many Harrisonburg and area residents are actively finding ways to decrease their own food miles and be more connected to the food they eat.  Signs that this movement

GOP Loyalty Pledge Back On

Monday, April 19, 2010

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Today 26th District Republican leaders reversed a decision to nix the loyalty pledge. At a meeting on Friday, the 26th House District Committee of the Republican Party (composed of city GOP head Tracy Evans, county GOP representative David Lee, and chairman Joel Hensley) had decided not to require voters to declare their intention to vote […]

Loyalty Pledge Nixed for Firehouse Primary

Friday, April 16, 2010

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Loyalty Pledge Nixed for Firehouse Primary

Local Republican officials have canceled plans to require voters at next Tuesday’s canvass to promise they would vote for all Republican candidates in the coming election.  Tuesday’s event, which will elect the Republican candidate for the yet-to-be-specified special election to fill Matt Lohr’s seat in the House of Delegates, will be held from 4:00-8:00 PM […]

Harrisonburg Crossing in Foreclosure

Friday, April 16, 2010

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Harrisonburg Crossing in Foreclosure

On April 12, a notice ran in the Daily News Record that parts of the Harrisonburg Crossing shopping center are in foreclosure. Chris Rooker recently posted about the notice on Harrisonblog: It appears from city tax records that the parcels housing Wal-Mart and Home Depot are not part of the foreclosure. The tax records indicate […]

Degner Secures Dem Nomination

Friday, April 16, 2010

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It came as no surprise last night when Mayor Kai Degner secured the official Democratic Party nomination to run for 26th district delegate in the impending special election. From the official campaign release: Gathered with a group of Democrats from Harrisonburg and Rockingham County [Degner] was officially nominated by the 26th District Caucus. Mayor Degner […]

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