Archive | November, 2010

Is Wal-Mart Serious About Local Produce?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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Is Wal-Mart Serious About Local Produce?

Last month Wal-Mart announced a new initiative to stock more locally-grown produce in their U.S. stores. The program is intended to put more locally grown food in Wal-Mart stores in the United States, invest in training and infrastructure for small and medium-size farmers, particularly in emerging markets, and begin to measure how efficiently large suppliers […]

HFD: Fire on South Main Accidental

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

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The Harrisonburg Fire Department has determined that the fire at 4060 S. Main Street in the early morning hours Tuesday was caused by an electrical malfunction.

Home Sales Slump, But Prices Haven’t

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

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Home Sales Slump, But Prices Haven’t

Local realtor Scott Rogers’ most recent report on home sales in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County indicates that local housing sales have been slow — down 21 percent in October, compared to October 2009. However, the home prices haven’t significantly dropped along with the pace of sales.

Cosmic Debris Rides Vinyl Revival

Thursday, November 4, 2010

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Cosmic Debris Rides Vinyl Revival

In last week’s HHS Newsstreak, Zach McDonnell wrote about Cosmic Debris, a relatively new independent record store in downtown Harrisonburg: “I said, ‘I need a college town,’” explains [Cosmic Debris owner Steve] Cape, “then a friend of mine did some research for me and said Harrisonburg was a much bigger town [than Staunton] with more […]

Elections Results: Byrd and Chenault Elected to City Council

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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Elections Results: Byrd and Chenault Elected to City Council

The unofficial results of today’s elections in Harrisonburg, with the State Board of Elections reporting 100 percent of the city precincts, show Ted Byrd and Charlie Chenault as the two winners of the City Council election. In the west school board district Polly Fravel defeated Scott Baxter. Voter turn-out in the city was 32 percent. At the time of this post, […]

Who gets your vote today?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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Who gets your vote today?

Today local voters choose our Congressman for the U.S. House of Representatives and consider three possible changes to the Virginia Constitution. City voters also select 2 of 6 candidates for City Council and vote in a contested School Board race. If you’re not totally clear on what City Council and the School Board do (and […]

Top Funding Priorities in Harrisonburg

Monday, November 1, 2010

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Top Funding Priorities in Harrisonburg

This is the final installment of the 2010 hburgnews.com reader-candidate Q&A series with candidates running for Harrisonburg City Council. Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 2. On Oct. 22, The Daily News-Record reported that the city budget will be amply supported by existing revenue streams. Do you believe that will be the case next year, or […]

Top Educational Priorities For Harrisonburg

Monday, November 1, 2010

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This is the final question in a Q&A series with Harrisonburg City School Board candidates running in the west district. If elected, what will be your top priorities?

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  • 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.