Archive | About 2006 – 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

29 Comments 2006 – 2011

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).

hburgnews Seeking News Writers

Friday, February 11, 2011


hburgnews Seeking News Writers

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 […]

First Reader-Supported Story Almost Funded

Friday, January 28, 2011


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 […]

hburgnews To Publish Reader-Funded Stories

Friday, January 14, 2011


hburgnews To Publish Reader-Funded Stories

Since 2006, 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 has ever been paid for the work we do. Because we maintain the site on a volunteer basis, we haven’t been […]

Get Your hburgnews Bumper Stickers

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Get Your hburgnews Bumper Stickers

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 […]

Hburgnews Founder Wins Media Award

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Hburgnews Founder Wins Media Award

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  This award recognizes achievement in the gathering, reporting or editing of news.   Established in 1995, the PRC is committed […]

International Festival Open Thread

Saturday, September 25, 2010


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 […]

Hburgnews to Debut Bumper Stickers

Friday, September 24, 2010


Hburgnews to Debut Bumper Stickers

Looking for a way to share with the world your love for the best little news source in Harrisonburg? will be debuting our new line of bumper stickers at the Harrisonburg International Festival on Saturday, September 25. At the tent in the business networking section of the festival we’ll have 100 brand spanking new, […]

Four Years of Harrisonburg News

Friday, July 16, 2010


Four Years of Harrisonburg News

Saturday the 17th marks four years since 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.

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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.

  • 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.