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Car Crashes Into Gitchell’s Photography

Saturday, May 1, 2010


Around 1:00 a.m. this morning, a car crashed into the storefront of Gitchell’s Photography in downtown Harrisonburg. According to Christa Gitchell, owner of the property, a car traveling westbound on E. Market Street was struck by another vehicle failing to yield at a stop sign at the intersection of E. Market and Federal.

Kizner Appointed New School Superintendent

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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Scott Kizner will take over from Harrisonburg City Schools superintendent Don Ford on July 1.

Wilt Secures GOP Nomination

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Businessman Tony Wilt prevailed over Republican primary opponents Ted Byrd and John Elledge in Tuesday evening's "firehouse primary".

McDonnell: Special Election June 15

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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Gov. Bob McDonnell has announced the date of the special election to replace Del. Matt Lohr in the 26th district of Virginia’s House of Delegates. [PDF] The election will be held Tuesday, June 15. This will be a fast campaign cycle.

Police use tear gas and pepper spray to disperse block party

Saturday, April 10, 2010


4/12 Press conference updates The “Springfest” block party was broken up Saturday evening by police using tear gas and pepper spray after party-goers threw beer bottles and rocks at police officers. The confrontation occurred in the Village Lane area of Harrisonburg during an annual block party that police estimate drew 8,000 revelers. Criminal Investigation Division […]

Water Damage at Ragtime Fabrics

Thursday, March 18, 2010


An upstairs water pipe broke this morning at Ragtime Fabrics in downtown Harrisonburg, causing major damage. The staff have had a hectic day of helping to clean up the mess and move much of the inventory out of harm’s way.  Even so, the shop is still open.  (Although customers should understandably pardon the mess.) Belle, […]

Lohr Appointed New Ag Commish

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Del. Matt Lohr announced today that he will vacate his seat as the delegate representing the 26th House district to become the new commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS). Lohr, 38, was elected to his third term last November. McDonnell will set a special election to fill his seat in […]

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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.