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Library Closing Branches, Reducing Hours

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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On Monday, Massanutten Regional Library announced they will be closing their Bergton and Stanley branches, and reducing hours at the downtown Harrisonburg library.

The Suburbanization of North Valley Pike

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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The North Valley Pike Strategic Corridor Plan, which recommends turning Route 11 north of Harrisonburg into a “two lane ‘main street,’ with a new parallel road serving through traffic,” was presented at a public meeting last week, and is scheduled to be finalized and presented to the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors in July.

Degner Leads Wilt in Fundraising, Spending

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

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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.

Emergency Declared In Harrisonburg

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

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City Manager Kurt Hodgen has officially declared a local emergency in Harrisonburg, due to the amount of snow we have already received, and additional accumulation expected today and tomorrow.

Harrisonburg Grows

Monday, February 1, 2010

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According to a recent study by UVa’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, the Harrisonburg population grew a total of 15.9 percent between 2001 and 2009. Estimates on the spreadsheet indicate that 5.8 percent of that growth (2,355 people) was due to a “natural increase,” and 10.1 percent (4,088) was due to migration. During the […]

“Green Burial” Site Permit Requested

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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Tomorrow evening, the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors will hear a request from Kenny Kyger for a special use permit to create Duck Run Natural Cemetery, a gravestone-free private park in Penn Laird where people would be buried the old-fashioned, biodegradable way.

Candidates on “Green” Policies

Sunday, November 1, 2009

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hburgnews.com reader Anne Nielsen surveyed all the House of Delegates candidates running in any part of Rockingham County (on behalf of the Climate Action Alliance of the Valley). See part one of this series here. Below are the results to the second question from her survey; What is your interest in policies designed to improve […]

What’s on Tuesday’s Ballot?

Friday, October 30, 2009

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If you haven’t been bombarded with the McDonnell – Deeds attack ads on TV, you might be surprised to learn there’s an election this coming Tuesday. All races are for state or local offices. Here’s what’s on the ballot in Harrisonburg:

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    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.