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JMU to Host Virtual Fashion Show

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


JMU’s recently publicized virtual campus, launched in the online virtual world of Second Life, is hosting a virtual fashion show and open house “in an effort to introduce local and global community members to JMU’s virtual campus.”  The show will start at 4:00pm on Friday, December 4th Thursday, December 3rd, in Second Life.

AT&T rolls out 3G in Harrisonburg

Thursday, November 12, 2009


iPhone users can rejoice. As of today, AT&T has 3G network coverage in the city and parts of Rockingham County. There has already been some buzz about it on Twitter this morning. From the official release: AT&T today announced the availability of its third generation (3G) mobile broadband network in Harrisonburg, opening the door to […]

How do city traffic signals work?

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Last year, the City of Harrisonburg formed the Transportation Demand Management Program within the Department of Public Works. The program is comprised of a team dedicated to signal timing, signal coordination, and transportation planning. Earlier this year, the Transportation Demand Management Program released a set of webpages that details their program and provides insight into the complexity of traffic […]

Impact of the Rosetta Stone deal

Friday, January 16, 2009


Earlier this week, the Harrisonburg City Council voted unanimously to approve the sale of the old HPD headquarters to Rosetta Stone.  What will be the effects on the city’s bottom line, and what are the potential scenarios for the future?

The New Sideblog & Hashtag Test Day

Friday, January 16, 2009


You may have noticed the new combined feeds, in the right sidebar of the hburgnews homepage, called the “sideblog”. I wanted to give a quick run-down of what our intentions are with the sideblog and get some feedback from you all.

An Offer They Can’t Refuse?

Thursday, January 8, 2009


According to the DNR, Rosetta Stone is asking the city government for a bargain-priced building, a significant traffic change and precious upper-deck parking spaces at the Water Street deck.  In return, they are dangling the tantalizing offer of 100 new well-paying jobs.

Server Farm Finds Rich Soil in Harrisonburg

Friday, December 5, 2008


As Harrisonburg continues to draw more technology ventures, one is the growth of the thirteen-acre Blue Ridge Data Center (BRDC) located next to the Technology Park, as reported previously by WHSV and the DNR. An excerpt from the announcement posted to the Harrisonburg Economic Development website back in June states:

Q&A: Harrisonburg’s online services

Thursday, October 30, 2008


We’re almost done with the Q&A series with City Council candidates. One more to go. Can citizens expect to have access online to services commonly found in other cities of our size (i.e. pay water or electric bills, register for new water service, etc.)?

the future of IPv6 in Harrisonburg

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Another Q&A with City Council candidates: The project to bring IPv6 to Harrisonburg failed. Is having IPv6 connectivity in the city something worth pursuing? If so, what should Council do about it?

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