Archive | June, 2010

Is the 26th Winnable For Dems?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

18 Comments

Is the 26th Winnable For Dems?

During the special election cycle that ended yesterday in Virginia’s 26th House of Delegates district, The Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) pumped nearly $59,000 into Harrisonburg Mayor Kai Degner’s campaign. By most accounts, the Degner campaign’s ground game was impressive (they knocked on my door three separate times, and left a door hanger early Tuesday […]

Wilt Wins Special Election, Degner Carries City

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

39 Comments

Wilt Wins Special Election, Degner Carries City

According to election results on SBE, Republican Tony Wilt swept the county vote 4,220 to 779, and will become the next delegate to represent the 26th House district. Democratic Party candidate Kai Degner carried the city by a narrow 42-vote margin. Wilt carried three of the five city precincts. District-wide, Wilt defeated Degner 65.79 to […]

Early Morning Voting Snafus Fixed

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

44 Comments

Early Morning Voting Snafus Fixed

Human error caused this morning’s problems with voting in all five Harrisonburg precincts, according to city election officials. Precinct officers were unable to use city-issued laptops to check the status of incoming voters for more than an hour, but things are now back to normal.

Special Election Tuesday: At The Polls

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

71 Comments

Special Election Tuesday: At The Polls

Polls are open in the 26th district for the House of Delegates special election. Voters will select a delegate for the seat previously held by Republican Matt Lohr. But several voters have reported problems at the polls in the city early Tuesday morning. According to unconfirmed reports, the software the poll workers were using crashed […]

Soldier from Broadway Killed in Afghanistan

Sunday, June 13, 2010

8 Comments

dnronline is reporting that Broadway High School graduate Brian “Bucky” Anderson “was killed by a roadside bomb while on patrol in Afghanistan early Saturday morning.” (read more)

Hopefuls for 26th report latest big donations

Friday, June 11, 2010

16 Comments

As of 5PM  Friday, June 11 from VPAP: candidates in the 26th House District special election report large, pre-election contributions since the last finance reporting totals. Click for details on who/how much: Wilt = $23,705 Degner = $30,845

Degner campaign mailer attacks Wilt

Friday, June 11, 2010

75 Comments

Degner campaign mailer attacks Wilt

A mailer received by district residents this week questions Republican candidate for delegate in the 26th district Tony WIlt’s campaign points, calling his ideas “bad for the Valley” and the “Worst idea ever.”

Hundreds March for DREAM Act

Thursday, June 10, 2010

87 Comments

Hundreds March for DREAM Act

Hundreds of area immigrants and residents marched and rallied in support of the DREAM Act Wednesday evening in downtown Harrisonburg. Organizers urged Sen. Mark Warner to co-sponsor the bill that would grant children of unauthorized immigrants who arrived with their parents as minors “the opportunity to earn conditional permanent residency.” Rebecca Martinez reports in today’s […]

Council Recap: ‘Old town’ asks for traffic controls

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

25 Comments

Council Recap: ‘Old town’ asks for traffic controls

Representatives called for traffic calming measures on streets in the residential neighborhoods southeast of downtown Harrisonburg Tuesday, days after an accident that sent a woman to the hospital with serious injuries.

Reader Tweets

Latest Flickr photos in the hburgnews Flickr pool
Announcements & Press Releases
  • 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.