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State Agencies Weighing Benefits Of Burning Poultry Litter To Generate Electricity

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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The practice of using poultry litter as fertilizer in the Valley has become the subject of increasing environmental scrutiny. Is burning chicken litter to make energy a good solution to our energy and waste problems?

Regional Kindergarten Registration Set for March

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

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Beginning kindergarten is an exciting time for many local families. Not only is it a significant transition for children and adults alike, it is a critical planning time for school systems as well. Registration begins the week of March 14, 2011, in Rockingham, Augusta, Page and Shenandoah counties, as well as in Harrisonburg, Staunton, and […]

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 […]

Arrested Development At Preston Lake?

Saturday, January 22, 2011

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Development of an expansive new urbanist subdivision east of Harrisonburg has slowed since the housing market crash in 2008. Doug Manners reported in Saturday’s Daily News-Record that The Hine Group, the developer behind Preston Lake has been “locked in a still-unsettled legal battle with its lender, Wachovia Bank,” and that the development may be headed […]

Hess, Boshart In Race For Sheriff

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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Following Rockingham County Sheriff Don Farley’s announcement of retirement after 2011, Kurt Boshart, a lieutenant with the Harrisonburg Police Department, announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination to run for sheriff. On Tuesday, C.M. Hess, a major in the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office, made his run for sheriff official. In a prepared statement, Hess […]

Rockingham Schools Collecting Phone Books

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

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Rockingham County Public Schools, in conjunction with Shentel, are collecting telephone directories.

Forest Service Hears Hydrofracking Concerns

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

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The U.S. Forest Service held a public meeting Tuesday in Verona to discuss possible revisions to their land management plan in George Washington National Forest over the next 15 years. The USFS is in the process of determining where companies may drill for natural gas using the controversial hydrofracturing, or hydrofracking method.

Carrizo Backs Out Of Bergton For Now

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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The energy company that had applied to drill for natural gas in Rockingham County says it’s moving on, reports Jeremy Hunt in today’s Daily News-Record. Representatives of Carrizo Oil and Gas Co. say the company is no longer “actively pursuing” a special-use permit to explore for natural gas in Bergton.

Conservationists Warn Against Drilling in Bergton

Monday, August 30, 2010

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Three Rockingham County preservation groups are warning the Board of Supervisors of the potentially hazardous effects of unregulated drilling in Bergton. State mining officials will not require emergency management plans for a proposed Marcellus Shale natural gas well near Bergton

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