Referendums. Those pesky little surprises that blind side us at the ballot box on Election Day. Meals tax? What meals tax? On November 2nd voters in Harrisonburg and throughout the state will face three referendum items that if passed will modify the state’s constitution. These items have already been passed by the state House and […]
Republican incumbent Rep. Bob Goodlatte was noticeably absent from a debate between 6th Congressional District candidates Tuesday evening in Harrisonburg. Libertarian Party candidate Stuart Bain and Modern Whig Party candidate Jeff Vanke delivered their (sometimes enigmatic) remarks on a myriad of issues in front of an audience of about two hundred at Memorial Hall.
Last week we discussed the inner workings of Harrisonburg’s City Council. Today we look at the city’s school board, the job they do and what makes a good board member. According to Donald Ford, who served as superintendant of Harrisonburg City Schools for nearly thirteen years, the school board is “the policy making body for the […]
City voters head to the polls on November 2nd like employers walking into an interview with potential hires. The task is not an easy one. The people they select will be the citizen legislators who tax them, who decide what their city will become and who determine what type of environment their children will be […]
Anyone who has ever attended Harrisonburg’s International Festival knows that the annual event is six hours of non-stop music, food and dance. Visitors to this year’s festival will get plenty of the first two, along with an extra helping of the latter. Dance has always been an important part of the festival, from the crowd’s spontaneous movement […]
The DREAM Act is a piece of proposed federal immigration legislation currently stalled out U.S. Congress, but an immigrant from Harrisonburg pushed Virginia’s chief executive to take a public stance on the bill Thursday night.
Gov. Bob McDonnell visited Harrisonburg Thursday evening to promote his plan to get Virginia out of the liquor business. The governor told the audience of several hundred assembled in JMU’s Festival building that it’s high time that the state government sell off its ABC stores, and put money from liquor store licenses toward transportation needs.
Another Rockingham County summer comes to a crescendo in the week-long festivities of a county fair. The fair is a place where the idyllic pageantry of the cattle barn collides with the realities of the midway. Where home-canned pickles are awarded blue ribbons as trash cans fill with empty Coke bottles. Where blacksmiths form iron […]
Harris Corporation, a multi-billion dollar federal contractor, will soon be setting up an outpost in Harrisonburg.