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Rockingham edges local counties in overall health

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Guest blogger Alex sifts through a new report on health rankings in Virginia. Rockingham County ranks 18 in overall health statewide out of 132 ranked counties and incorporated cities, according to the County Health Rankings project, based at the University of Wisconsin, with Shenandoah County coming in at 24, Harrisonburg at 33, Augusta County at […]

Homelessness On The Rise?

Friday, January 29, 2010


Across the nation, localities are taking count of their homeless populations, and some officials are finding major increases in the number of people without homes. HRHA is currently conducting a similar study in Harrisonburg, and they expect the numbers to be up here also.

New Year Brings Ambulance Billing to Hburg

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


As reported on WHSV and previously on hburgnews, both the city and county will begin billing for ambulance rides in the new year.  WHSV reports that the change is expected to bring in $700,000 for the city.  The measures allowing billing and setting the fees passed unanimously in August.

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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.