In September the Dow Jones News Fund selected Valerie Penton Kibler, Harrisonburg High School teacher and adviser to the HHS Newsstreak, to be the 2010 National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year. The Newsstreak student-staff produces a print newspaper in addition to the online news site previously featured on hburgnews.com. From the award announcement: [...]
It’s been two weeks since Janet Bonilla, a pregnant mother of three, was shot to death in the parking lot at the Harris Gardens apartment complex in Harrisonburg. Since then, the police have released several updates confirming that investigators are working on the case, but as of this week, no charges have been filed.
The sixth annual Block Party in the ‘Burg is set for Friday, October 1st in downtown Harrisonburg. The student-focused event aims to encourage students to venture beyond the boarders of campus. The event begins on Court Square at 4:00pm on Friday
As we gear up for one of the city’s coolest annual happenings, hburgnews invites you to interact with our community online and in person too. Your comments on the International Festival are welcome in this thread, along with your tweets (tagged #hburgnews so they automatically appear in the box on our main page) and your [...]
JMU’s new Forbes Center for the Performing Arts is hosting free open house tours and events for the Harrisonburg community on Sunday, Sept. 26, from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Looking for a way to share with the world your love for the best little news source in Harrisonburg? hburgnews.com will be debuting our new line of bumper stickers at the Harrisonburg International Festival on Saturday, September 25. At the hburgnews.com tent in the business networking section of the festival we’ll have 100 brand spanking new, [...]
Anyone who has ever attended Harrisonburg’s International Festival knows that the annual event is six hours of non-stop music, food and dance. Visitors to this year’s festival will get plenty of the first two, along with an extra helping of the latter. Dance has always been an important part of the festival, from the crowd’s spontaneous movement [...]
The final Harrisonburg First Fridays Downtown of the 2010 season will be October 1, 5pm – 7pm. The event schedule, provided by The Arts Council of the Valley, is listed below. Friday, October 1st is JMU Family Weekend as well as a host of other local events.
The DREAM Act, the bill that would grant a path to permanent residency for many children of unauthorized immigrants, was effectively killed in the Senate Tuesday. The Washington Post reports: Republicans used a procedural vote to block the bill. Immigration advocates accused Republicans of sacrificing the well-being of thousands of young people to cater to [...]