About Us

hburgnews.com was founded in July 2006 to serve as an independent, alternative news source for the online community in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. This site stopped publishing on a regular basis in the summer of 2011.

From 2006 to 2011, we have broke stories, helped to educate voters, fostered discussions, and filled gaps in local news coverage. Our mission was to bring the residents of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County the most important and interesting local news stories of the week.

In 2010, we reorganized as an L.L.C. Although we had underwriters and a core editorial and management team, we were still a volunteer organization after becoming an L.L.C. Journalists who wrote special reports we published got paid by the hburgnews community through Spot.Us.

We did our best to make hburgnews.com Harrisonburg’s sustainable, community-driven news network. Unfortunately, our efforts could not be sustained past 2011.

The content on hburgnews.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Anyone may share or adapt the work, provided work is attributed to the creator of the original work, and a link back to the original post is included.

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Announcements & Press Releases
  • 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. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. with Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Matt Lohr, Harrisonburg Mayor […]

  • 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. NCGA helps unify food co-ops in order to optimize operational and marketing resources, strengthen purchasing power, and ultimately […]

  • 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. Out of the 45 new applicants that the program received, 21 communities received awards. Harrisonburg was given a bronze‐level Bicycle Friendly Community designation. […]