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Introducing the new

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Introducing the new

The new layout you’re looking at has been a long time coming. We’ve been asking for your feedback since we began in 2006, and organizing into a more sustainable business. We did our best to incorporate your suggestions into the new To start, we’re adding “nested” or threaded comments, so you can comment on […]

Degner To Launch Harrisonburg Times

Sunday, February 28, 2010


Mayor Kai Degner is putting together a local news organization in reaction to what he and others deem deficiencies and biases in the local news media. The first post on Harrisonburg Times cites the Daily News-Record’s editorial bias, website paywall, and a lack of in-depth reporting on WHSV as reasons to start something new.

Reimagining hburgnews

Friday, February 26, 2010


Last month hburgnews reader Chris Gillis created a mock-up of a redesign of this blog. It’s conceptual (not in-the-works) but I like it and wanted to share it. We’re interested in hearing your ideas for improving the site.

2009 in Harrisonburg

Thursday, December 31, 2009


In lieu of a best and worst of 2009 list, I wanted to recap some of the biggest stories of the year. Since I waited ’till the last possible day to do it, this is by no means comprehensive or definitive. We essentially started the year with a hit and run, and ended with a […]

Fitzgerald Announces Run For Nomination

Monday, December 14, 2009


Joe Fitzgerald, a regular hburgnews contributor (and editor) since April 2007, announced today that he will be seeking the Democratic nomination to run for City Council next year. The Harrisonburg Dems are holding their biennial caucus tonight. I suspect he will continue to comment here, but in the interest of fairness and consistency, Joe and […]

Introducing: the guest bloggers

Monday, November 16, 2009

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This is an open invitation to hburgnews readers who would like to become more active on hburgnews with minimal obligation. If you’re a writer or a local “expert” on something, we invite you to join us a guest blogger for one week (an idea stolen from my favorite blog, Boing Boing).

Pick Our New Logo

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

21 Comments has always been community-driven, which is why it wouldn’t do to just pick our own logo unilaterally. Our friends at Estland Design have created a couple of logos for us, and we need you, our readers, to pick which one you think suits us best.

hburgnews Photography Project

Monday, July 27, 2009


Remember when I wrote that we had some projects in the works that we will need your help with? Well, this is one of them. We want to photograph everything in Harrisonburg for use in future hburgnews stories.

Is Twitter Mainstream?

Friday, July 24, 2009


How do you know when a trend has gone from a subculture secret to a widespread fad?

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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.