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Baxter, Fravel Compete For School Board Seat

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


On the ballot in Harrisonburg next Tuesday, there are several items in addition to the 6th District House of Representatives race and the six candidates running for two City Council seats. Sallie Strickler and Stephen Barranco, Jr. are running for two open seats on the Harrisonburg City School Board in the East District. In other […]

Locally-Produced ‘Beardo’ Premiering at VA Film Fest

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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“Beardo the Movie,” a documentary about the World Beard and Moustache Championships, has been accepted to screen at the 23rd Annual Virginia Film Festival. This screening will be the world premiere of “Beardo the Movie.”

Harrisonburg’s Most Important Issues

Friday, October 22, 2010


This is the fifth installment of the 2010 Q&A series with Harrisonburg City Council candidates. hburgnews.com reader hhsparent writes, “I would like to know what issue or position they feel most strongly about and how they would seek to advance that position as a councilperson. Is it jobs? Is it education? If they could advance […]

Questions For City Candidates?

Saturday, October 2, 2010


Election day is one month from today, and we want to know if you have any questions for the candidates running for Harrisonburg City Council or Harrisonburg City School Board. In 2008, hburgnews readers came up with some good questions for the council candidates. What issues are most pressing for Harrisonburg today?

Lewis Named New Assistant City Manager

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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Today the City of Harrisonburg named Anne Lewis the new Assistant City Manager. Former Assistant City Manager Evan Vass returned to his old position as town manager in New Market in July, after a 2-year stint in Harrisonburg. Since the news of Vass’ departure in May, more than 120 people applied for the position.

Council Recap: Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Approved

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


On Tuesday night, Harrisonburg City Council voted  to approve the Planning Commission’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. A vote on the plan had been postponed from the previous council meeting on July 13 for further review. Council also voted to enact Section 16-4-19 of the Harrisonburg City Code. The Commonwealth Attorney’s office had recommended that the […]

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 […]

Degner Leads Wilt in Fundraising, Spending

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


The financial reports for the candidates in the race for 26th district delegate are in, and it’s apparent that the Democratic Party of Virgina (DPVA) is taking this race in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County seriously. Democratic candidate Kai Degner leads his Republican opponent, Tony Wilt, in fundraising and spending.

Three Proposals For One Court Square

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


In February, we reported on Harrisonburg’s RFP for One Court Square. The building has been vacant for years, and the city wants to put it back to use. According to a story in today’s Daily News-Record, the city received three proposals on April 16. Jeff Mellott reports that no deadline has been set to make […]

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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.