Regular hburgnews readers have noticed by now that new stories have been published on this site less and less frequently this summer. As you may have suspected, we’re winding down operations. This site will essentially become an archive (with an occasional new reader-contributed post every now-and-then).
If you’re a regular hburgnews reader, you may have noticed that nothing new has been posted here this week. That is due in large part to the fact that we are a small group of volunteer writers who have day jobs — occasionally we get too busy to post anything. We need a few more [...]
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 [...]
Since 2006, hburgnews.com has broken stories, helped to educate voters, fostered discussions, and filled gaps in local news coverage. Although we offer underwriter spaces to help pay for operating costs, no writer for hburgnews.com has ever been paid for the work we do. Because we maintain the site on a volunteer basis, we haven’t been [...]
Here at hburgnews we’re doing some early spring cleaning and we came across the bumper stickers that we distributed at the International Festival in September 2010. We would like to put our few remaining stickers in the hands of our readers, so if you would like one, send a stamped and self-addressed business-sized return envelope to us with a note telling us [...]
The Public Relations Council of the Shenandoah Valley announced today that Hburgnews Founder Brent Finnegan has been selected by the membership to receive the 2010 Outstanding Professional Achievement in Media Award for his work with hburgnews.com. This award recognizes achievement in the gathering, reporting or editing of news. Established in 1995, the PRC is committed [...]
As we gear up for one of the city’s coolest annual happenings, hburgnews invites you to interact with our community online and in person too. Your comments on the International Festival are welcome in this thread, along with your tweets (tagged #hburgnews so they automatically appear in the box on our main page) and your [...]
Looking for a way to share with the world your love for the best little news source in Harrisonburg? hburgnews.com will be debuting our new line of bumper stickers at the Harrisonburg International Festival on Saturday, September 25. At the hburgnews.com tent in the business networking section of the festival we’ll have 100 brand spanking new, [...]
Saturday the 17th marks four years since hburgnews.com was first launched. Since we started tracking traffic (in the spring of 2007) we’ve had more than 114,000 visitors, 491,000 visits and 1.6 million pageviews.