Archive | March, 2011

Abid On The Lam

Friday, March 11, 2011

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Abid On The Lam

Harrisonburg police are searching for Ali Abid, a suspect wanted for the murder of private investigator Greg Brown. Abid is believed to have fled the country shortly after Brown was killed. HPD released a statement Thursday, a week after Brown was originally reported missing. Brown was discovered in the trunk of his car in the […]

City Council Approves 100% Solar Exemption and Northend Greenway

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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City Council Approves 100% Solar Exemption and Northend Greenway

Dull? Not last night’s Harrisonburg City Council meeting. Thirty people turned out and stayed two hours to support various initiatives, including an exemption from a solar tax, and the addition of the Northend Greenway to the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. In addressing the issue of tax exemptions for certified solar energy equipment, Harrisonburg City […]

The Storm’s Wake: The Legal Aftermath of Springfest 2010

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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The Storm’s Wake: The Legal Aftermath of Springfest 2010

Infamous events tend to produce iconic images and the Springfest celebration held in Harrisonburg on April 10, 2010 was no exception. The resulting disturbance involved an estimated 8,000 people, flying bottles and burning dumpsters and ended up with police officers in riot gear firing tear gas to disperse the crowd. The following Tuesday’s publication of The Breeze, […]

Missing Harrisonburg Man Found Shot To Death

Sunday, March 6, 2011

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Missing Harrisonburg Man Found Shot To Death

A man who was reported missing Thursday evening was discovered dead in his car in the parking lot of the Valley Mall Sunday morning. UPDATE: The DNR reported Monday that Brown, a private investigator, was shot to death. Harrisonburg police released a statement Saturday morning, seeking information about the whereabouts of A. Greg Brown. At […]

City Council To Consider Solar Panel Tax Exemption

Saturday, March 5, 2011

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City Council To Consider Solar Panel Tax Exemption

UPDATE: The issue of a solar panel tax exemption in Harrisonburg arose because EMU requested an exemption, and City Council is trying to find a way to manage that request while simultaneously preventing a tax on residential solar additions. — In an email to a local environmental list-serve, Harrisonburg attorney and solar advocate Tom Domonoske […]

HPD Search For Missing Harrisonburg Man

Saturday, March 5, 2011

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The Harrisonburg Police Department is asking for help from the community. Police are currently looking for a man, whose family has not heard from him since Thursday morning.

Harrisonburg Gardening 101: Preparing the Plot

Friday, March 4, 2011

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Harrisonburg Gardening 101: Preparing the Plot

Let me start out this series by making a disclaimer: I’m no gardening expert! I used to garden with my dad as a kid, and started my own small backyard veggie garden for the first time last year. I found gardening to be relaxing and rewarding and I’m really looking forward to growing my own […]

Harrisonburg Live Music in March

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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Harrisonburg Live Music in March

As always, If you notice that a show is not included in the listing, leave a comment with the relevant information. 3.2.11 Clementine Main Stage: Students Helping Honduras Benefit w/ JMU Acapellas 9PM 3.3.11 Blue Nile: Binary Marketing Show, Hooking Up, Bip Bip 9PM $4 3.4.11 Adona Music: OK Sweatheart The Basement Lounge: Shaq Rock […]

Function 4’s Brush With Satirist David Thorne

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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Function 4’s Brush With Satirist David Thorne

When David Thorne first walked into Function 4 Sports in January, store employees had no idea who he was. But if you so much as mention his name in the store today, employees immediately roll their eyes. Thorne is the Australian “fratirist” behind the website 27b/6, an archive of satirical email exchanges he’s had with […]

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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.