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Missing Harrisonburg Man Found Shot To Death

Sunday, March 6, 2011


A man who was reported missing Thursday evening was discovered dead in his car in the parking lot of the Valley Mall Sunday morning. UPDATE: The DNR reported Monday that Brown, a private investigator, was shot to death. Harrisonburg police released a statement Saturday morning, seeking information about the whereabouts of A. Greg Brown. At […]

HPD Search For Missing Harrisonburg Man

Saturday, March 5, 2011


The Harrisonburg Police Department is asking for help from the community. Police are currently looking for a man, whose family has not heard from him since Thursday morning.

Function 4’s Brush With Satirist David Thorne

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


When David Thorne first walked into Function 4 Sports in January, store employees had no idea who he was. But if you so much as mention his name in the store today, employees immediately roll their eyes. Thorne is the Australian “fratirist” behind the website 27b/6, an archive of satirical email exchanges he’s had with […]

What’s The Downtown Retail ‘Tipping Point?’

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


The idea of mixed-use, high density living, where people reside in apartments over restaurants and retail shops, is appealing to many residents of downtown Harrisonburg. But while the apartments are occupied, many of the commercial spaces on the street level remain vacant. Last week Doug Manners reported in the Daily News-Record on the empty retail […]

HPD and HFD Conducting Death Investigation

Monday, January 31, 2011

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The Harrisonburg Police Department and the Harrisonburg Fire Department continue investigating the death of a male. At 2:20 p.m. today, police received a call requesting a welfare check of an individual in the 2100 block of Reservoir Street. A second call was received at 2:50 p.m. for the report of a fire at the same […]

No ‘First Night Harrisonburg’ 2011

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


For the first time in 18 years, there will be no First Night celebration in downtown Harrisonburg on New Year’s Eve. TV3 and the Daily News-Record reported in November that plans for First Night had been dropped by organizers, who cited “a lack of volunteers and financial support” for the event. Doug Manners reported on […]

Parking Price Gouging Downtown?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Owners of the parking lot in downtown Harrisonburg between Jack Brown’s and Adona Music did away with metered parking in October and leased the lot to Potomac Parking. In a neighborhood where city-owned parking is free, parking fees in Gus Floros’ privately-owned lot jumped from quarters to dollars: $1 for two hours, $20 for a […]

Composing Meaning From The Mundane

Friday, December 3, 2010


Harrisonburg photographer Jeff James got his first camera in the mid 1980’s, and realized almost immediately that he could express his ideas more fully through image making than he ever could with words. Jeff’s photo blog, The Friendly City, caught my attention several months ago.

College Republican Arrested, Claims Setup

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Andrew Jones, a local Republican activist, was arrested yesterday for allegedly stealing credit cards from several JMU students and using them at Harrisonburg area stores, but he insists that he is innocent and that he was “setup” by the alleged victims because of his sexual orientation. According to The Breeze, Andrew Lewis Jones was arrested […]

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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.