Archive | January, 2011

HPD and HFD Conducting Death Investigation

Monday, January 31, 2011

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The Harrisonburg Police Department and the Harrisonburg Fire Department continue investigating the death of a male. At 2:20 p.m. today, police received a call requesting a welfare check of an individual in the 2100 block of Reservoir Street. A second call was received at 2:50 p.m. for the report of a fire at the same […]

Macado’s Coming To Harrisonburg

Sunday, January 30, 2011

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Macado’s Coming To Harrisonburg

A regional restaurant chain popular in southwestern Virginia is expected to open a location behind the Valley Mall sometime this fall. In Friday’s Daily News-Record, Doug Manners reported that Macado’s “will fill a vacancy left on Deyerle Avenue by The Pub.”

The Golf Course Study Committee Report: Fore?

Friday, January 28, 2011

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The Golf Course Study Committee Report: Fore?

The Harrisonburg Golf Study Committee presented their final report to City Council at the Tuesday, January 25 meeting.  As the DNR reported, committee member Davis Walsh presented the recommendations on behalf of the committee. The seven page report, a product of weekly committee meetings between October 11, 2010 and January 20, 2011, is organized around […]

First Reader-Supported Story Almost Funded

Friday, January 28, 2011

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Two weeks ago, we announced that we would begin publishing reader-funded stories using Spot.Us. This “crowd-funding” model enables the Harrisonburg community to have a direct impact on what gets reported, through their tax-deductible contributions. This will provide money for journalists to report on important local issues. Our first story, an examination of the prospects of […]

Group Organizing Against Va “Anti-Immigrant” Bills

Thursday, January 27, 2011

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Community Announcement from Virginia Organizing: Harrisonburg, VA- Virginia Organizing is hosting an immigration forum on Tuesday, February 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg. The forum will focus on preserving immigrants’ rights in the face of a slew of anti-immigrant and anti-democratic bills currently making their way through the 2011 Virginia […]

City Recycling Pick-Up Delay

Thursday, January 27, 2011

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Due to inclement weather and Harrisonburg city refuse staff assisting with snow removal, recycling will not be picked up today for Thursday refuse customers. Please hold recycling until the next regular collection day of February 3. Trash will be collected as usual.

Smith Creek Restoration Continues

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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Smith Creek Restoration Continues

Smith Creek, the North Fork tributary stream that runs through part of eastern Rockingham county, has been the focus of restoration efforts by several organizations working to reduce pollution in the waterway since summer 2010. Clean-up has been a joint effort between many organizations, including USFS, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and JMU, among several others. […]

Winter Weather Open Thread

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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Winter Weather Open Thread

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Rockingham County in effect until midnight tonight. The forecast calls for a mixed precipitation of snow, sleet, and freezing rain, with an accumulation of 5 to 10 inches. This open thread was originally posted January 18: There’s only a dusting of snow in Harrisonburg […]

Who are the Degree Holders? More Local Maps You Don’t Need to Refold

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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Who are the Degree Holders?  More Local Maps You Don’t Need to Refold

The Chronicle of Higher Education has published a study today that explores seven decades of  data on college completion from the census bureau.  The interactive mapping tool on the site allows the reader to drill down to the county and city level, and to watch the changes in educational achievement in the selected locality from […]

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