Archive | September, 2010

Early Morning Shooting on Kelly Street, Two Injured

Sunday, September 5, 2010

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According to an afternoon press release from HPD’s Mary-Hope Vass, the Harrisonburg Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened around 12:30 a.m. this morning, Saturday, September 5. Two men were shot in the 200 block of Kelley Street by an unknown suspect(s). Both males transported themselves to Rockingham Memorial Hospital. One male victim, 30, […]

This Week in Harrisonburg: September 4, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

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This Week in Harrisonburg:  September 4, 2010

A few additional local news items from this past week: According to Virginia Business.com, jobless rates are up statewide but down in the city. Harrisonburg records an unemployment rate 6.9% in July, down 0.2 points, while nationally, Virginia’s 7.1% is the 14th lowest among the states and the District of Columbia. For some national context,  […]

Substance Abuse Trending Younger?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

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Substance Abuse Trending Younger?

This week, the Breeze reports a more than 50% decease in criminal charges filed against JMU students in college housing areas August 27-28, as compared to 2009 levels over a similar period. JMU classes began on Monday, August 30. According to the story, 289 charges were filed the weekend before classes began in 2009.  This […]

First Fridays Downtown: September

Thursday, September 2, 2010

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The Arts Council of the Valley First Fridays Downtown for this month is Friday, September 3, 5 – 7pm.  Scheduled events are listed in the following press release:

Do Public Libraries Still Have Value?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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Do Public Libraries Still Have Value?

For a six-year-old starving for knowledge of what existed outside Rockingham County’s borders there was paradise behind the concrete steps that led to the glass doors surrounded by a brick facade that sat on Newman Avenue. Unless you’re older than thirty and grew up in the days before the Internet you may not understand how important […]

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    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.