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. […]
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.
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
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 […]
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.
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.
A single-vehicle crash in Rockingham County early Wednesday morning resulted in the death of the passenger.
On Monday, Massanutten Regional Library announced they will be closing their Bergton and Stanley branches, and reducing hours at the downtown Harrisonburg library.
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. […]