Archive | August, 2010

Fairfield Center’s Student-Citizen Summit: Tuesday Sept. 21

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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Fairfield Center’s Harrisonburg Summits series continues with a evening focusing on creating connections between local college students and the community at the Harrisonburg Student-Citizen Summit. The free event is scheduled from 3:30- 9:00 pm on Tuesday, September 21st, and will convene at Memorial Hall (Entrance B), the former Harrisonburg High school at James Madison University. […]

Carrizo Backs Out Of Bergton For Now

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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The energy company that had applied to drill for natural gas in Rockingham County says it’s moving on, reports Jeremy Hunt in today’s Daily News-Record. Representatives of Carrizo Oil and Gas Co. say the company is no longer “actively pursuing” a special-use permit to explore for natural gas in Bergton.

Conservationists Warn Against Drilling in Bergton

Monday, August 30, 2010

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Three Rockingham County preservation groups are warning the Board of Supervisors of the potentially hazardous effects of unregulated drilling in Bergton. State mining officials will not require emergency management plans for a proposed Marcellus Shale natural gas well near Bergton

This Week in Harrisonburg: August 29, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

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This Week in Harrisonburg: August  29, 2010

A few additional local news items from this past week: Harrisonburg City Council considers a golf course committee to examine ways to increase revenues, cut costs, and develop a Heritage Oaks Master plan. A Harrisonburg man is charged with DUI Manslaughter Population decreases in the 6th district (which includes Harrisonburg and Rockingham county) could affect […]

McDonnell: I Can’t Support DREAM Act

Friday, August 27, 2010

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McDonnell: I Can’t Support DREAM Act

The DREAM Act is a piece of proposed federal immigration legislation currently stalled out U.S. Congress, but an immigrant from Harrisonburg pushed Virginia’s chief executive to take a public stance on the bill Thursday night.

McDonnell Promotes ABC Store Privatization

Thursday, August 26, 2010

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McDonnell Promotes ABC Store Privatization

Gov. Bob McDonnell visited Harrisonburg Thursday evening to promote his plan to get Virginia out of the liquor business. The governor told the audience of several hundred assembled in JMU’s Festival building that it’s high time that the state government sell off its ABC stores, and put money from liquor store licenses toward transportation needs.

Crash Results In DUI Manslaughter Charge

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

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A single-vehicle crash in Rockingham County early Wednesday morning resulted in the death of the passenger.

Library Closing Branches, Reducing Hours

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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On Monday, Massanutten Regional Library announced they will be closing their Bergton and Stanley branches, and reducing hours at the downtown Harrisonburg library.

This week in Harrisonburg: August 22, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

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This week in Harrisonburg:  August 22, 2010

A few additional local news items from this past week: • Rep. Bob Goodlatte was in town, updating community leaders about key issues in the area.  Governor McDonnell is headed our way next week. • The Salvation Army handed out more than 600 backpacks full of school supplies on Friday, considerably more than last year. […]

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    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.

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  • 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.