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.
Scott Kizner will take over from Harrisonburg City Schools superintendent Don Ford on July 1.
Businessman Tony Wilt prevailed over Republican primary opponents Ted Byrd and John Elledge in Tuesday evening's "firehouse primary".
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.
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]