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Local Census Data Released; Redistricting Possibilities

Friday, February 4, 2011

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Census figures for Virginia are out, and so is the redistricting guessing game. The process kicks off when the gov calls a special session for the spring to redraw districts.  Virginia has 8M people, up from 7.1M ten years ago (13 percent growth). Rockingham County matched the state growth rate, at 12.7 percent, going from […]

Goodlatte’s Reading Of The Constitution

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


As control of the U.S. House of Representatives shifts from the Democratic to the Republican Party this week, Rep. Bob Goodlatte has received a splash of national media attention for his group recital of the U.S. Constitution scheduled for Thursday morning. The Shenandoah Valley representative will lead a reading of the founding document on the […]

TPM: Goodlatte Wants ‘Tax Code Termination’

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Talking Points Memo claims to have received a “dear colleague” letter that originated from Rep. Bob Goodlatte, calling for a page-one rewrite of the federal tax code.

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 […]

McDonnell Promotes ABC Store Privatization

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Gov. Bob McDonnell visited Harrisonburg Thursday evening to promote his plan to get Virginia out of the liquor business. The governor told the audience of several hundred assembled in JMU’s Festival building that it’s high time that the state government sell off its ABC stores, and put money from liquor store licenses toward transportation needs.

Wilt Wins Special Election, Degner Carries City

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


According to election results on SBE, Republican Tony Wilt swept the county vote 4,220 to 779, and will become the next delegate to represent the 26th House district. Democratic Party candidate Kai Degner carried the city by a narrow 42-vote margin. Wilt carried three of the five city precincts. District-wide, Wilt defeated Degner 65.79 to […]

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.

HRCC Forum Explores Candidates’ Agendas

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


All three candidates for 26th district delegate made their political pitches to members of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce Tuesday morning. Kai Degner, Carolyn Frank and Tony Wilt addressed the assembly of about 15 to 25 people at the Chamber-sponsored event at the Harrisonburg Holiday Inn. Moderator Bob Corso allowed each candidate five minutes to […]

Frank Enters Delegate Race

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Harrisonburg City Council member Carolyn Frank has declared her candidacy as an independent in the 26th district race for delegate. Frank joins Republican candidate Tony Wilt and Democratic Party candidate Kai Degner, making this a three-way race. In a statement released today, Frank touts her two terms on council, and her “service on numerous civic […]

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    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.

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    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.