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Chenault Running for Council as Independent

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Former Republican Harrisonburg City Council member Charlie Chenault announced Tuesday that he will run as an independent candidate for Council this November. “I’m running as an independent because it best suits my philosophy of local government, which is essentially, ‘local government is where the rubber meets the road,'” Chenault told a small gathering of friends […]

Byrd Joins Coffman In GOP City Council Bid

Friday, May 14, 2010

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There are two seats on City Council up for election this November, currently held by Republican Ted Byrd and Independent Carolyn Frank. In today’s Daily News-Record, Byrd said he is seeking the Republican nomination to keep his seat. Harrisonburg Republicans are expected to officially nominate their candidates Monday evening. In early January, Harrisonburg City School […]

Fitzgerald, Romero Dem Nominees for City Council

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Former Mayor Joe Fitzgerald and local teacher Sal Romero are now the official Democratic Party nominees for City Council. Monday evening, Harrisonburg Democrats held an assembled caucus at the Massanutten Public Library to elect their nominees. Fitzgerald and Romero were the only two to officially announce their intentions to run as Democrats for the two […]

Council Recap: EMU solar plan moves forward

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Harrisonburg City Council approved rezoning that would allow Eastern Mennonite University to go forward with plans to install solar power cells that could provide up to 20 percent of EMU’s power among other actions Tuesday night.

Romero Announces Run For Council

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Friday, at the Summit for Youth and Families in Crisis, local schoolteacher Sal Romero announced he is seeking the Democratic Party nomination to run for Harrisonburg City Council. [Romero is] the center director for Second Home, a highly regarded after-school program that serves students from Spotswood and Thomas Harrison Schools.

Coffman Intends Run For City Council

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Greg Coffman, a longtime member of the Harrisonburg City School Board, has announced he intends to run for one of the two City Council seats as a Republican this fall. There can only be two official Republican candidates, and neither Ted Byrd (currently the only Repub on Council) nor Charlie Chenault (the Repub who was voted out of office in 2008) have officially announced their intentions for office this year.

Fitzgerald Announces Run For Nomination

Monday, December 14, 2009


Joe Fitzgerald, a regular hburgnews contributor (and editor) since April 2007, announced today that he will be seeking the Democratic nomination to run for City Council next year. The Harrisonburg Dems are holding their biennial caucus tonight. I suspect he will continue to comment here, but in the interest of fairness and consistency, Joe and […]

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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.