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Last Glimpse of Food Co-op Before Official Opening

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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Last Glimpse of Food Co-op Before Official Opening

It was a strange scene for a Saturday morning at a grocery store. The shelves were bare and there were no aisles for the small crowd to mill through. No one was being rung up at a cash register. But the Friendly City Food Co-op, which opened its doors to showcase its progress to the […]

State Agencies Weighing Benefits Of Burning Poultry Litter To Generate Electricity

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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State Agencies Weighing Benefits Of Burning Poultry Litter To Generate Electricity

The practice of using poultry litter as fertilizer in the Valley has become the subject of increasing environmental scrutiny. Is burning chicken litter to make energy a good solution to our energy and waste problems?

A Year Later, The Prospect of Fracking Remains

Monday, March 21, 2011

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A Year Later, The Prospect of Fracking Remains

Turn west off of VA 259 onto Bergton Road and you drive into the far northwestern corner of Rockingham County. The narrow paved road winds you into a land of sheep pastures and chicken houses, hunting cabins and homes, rolling hills and wooded ridges that rise into the mountain that creates a skyline marking the border with West Virginia. Whether that skyline will someday feature a natural gas derrick is a question that remains unanswered.

Actors Sought For Health Videos

Monday, February 21, 2011

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James Madison University IIHHS and the Virginia Department of Health are seeking persons of all ages (babies through older adults) and all backgrounds to appear in short educational videos for our Health Bites Project. We need both English and Spanish speakers.

What Does The Hudson Ruling Mean For Health Care Reform?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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News of Judge Henry Hudson’s ruling that the key provision in the Obama health care law is unconstitutional spread quickly Monday afternoon.

Conservationists Warn Against Drilling in Bergton

Monday, August 30, 2010

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Three Rockingham County preservation groups are warning the Board of Supervisors of the potentially hazardous effects of unregulated drilling in Bergton. State mining officials will not require emergency management plans for a proposed Marcellus Shale natural gas well near Bergton

RMH To Affiliate With Sentara

Thursday, July 29, 2010

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Rockingham Memorial Hospital announced Thursday that they will “affiliate” with Norfolk-based Sentara, which operates eight hospitals, and more than 100 “care giving sites” in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. For RMH, this deal would end a nearly 100-year-run as an independent health organization in the Valley.

RMH Calls For Blood Donors

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

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Rockingham Memorial Hospital sent out a statement Tuesday morning announcing that blood donors are needed throughout the summer months.

Moving Day for RMH

Monday, June 21, 2010

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Moving Day for RMH

Tuesday, June 22 is the big day Rockingham Memorial Hospital doctors, patients, employees and administrators have been anticipating for years. RMH will be making the transition from the current location on Cantrell and Mason in the city to the new facility on Port Republic Road in the county.

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  • 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.