Tag Archive | "Virginia"

Republican HoD Candidates Make Pitch

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Republican candidates John Elledge, Tony Wilt, and Ted Byrd tell us why you should consider voting for them in next Tuesday's "firehouse primary".

Lohr Appointed New Ag Commish

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Del. Matt Lohr announced today that he will vacate his seat as the delegate representing the 26th House district to become the new commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS). Lohr, 38, was elected to his third term last November. McDonnell will set a special election to fill his seat in […]

Bill would allow concealed guns in restaurants

Saturday, March 6, 2010


The Virginia Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would remove the restrictions prohibiting gun owners with concealed carry licenses from carrying in restaurants and would allow police officers to drink while carrying.

The Triggerman & The Death Penalty

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Yesterday news broke that the Virginia Senate Courts of Justice Committee had voted down Sen. Mark Obenshain’s proposed repeal of the so-called “triggerman” law. Obenshain’s bill would have made accomplices to murder eligible for the death penalty in Virginia. But lots of people, including Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney, said it was flawed, and spoke out against […]

Obenshain Shelves ABC Bill

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Sen. Mark Obenshain has asked the Senate Finance Committee to forget about his bill that would privatize ABC stores in Virginia.

Obenshain, Hanger Co-sponsor “Umbilical Bill”

Thursday, January 21, 2010


State Senators Mark Obenshain and Emmett Hanger have co-sponsored a bill in Richmond that defines “independent and separate existence” of an infant regardless of whether the umbilical cord has been cut.

General Assembly In Session

Thursday, January 14, 2010


General Assembly is back in session in Richmond, and Sen. Mark Obenshain and Del. Matt Lohr have introduced some familiar-looking bills. For Lohr, his HB393 abortion clinic bill looks an awful lot like 2008’s HB894. Obenshain is still working to redefine the triggerman rule, which Kaine vetoed more than once, but McDonnell will likely sign […]

Pilgrim’s Pride Reemerges

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Pilgrim’s Pride, the poultry processing corporation that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy over a year ago, reorganized and reemerged from bankruptcy this week.

Richest Counties in the U.S.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Virgina has some of the richest counties in the U.S. The Huffington Post reports that, “among the fifteen most affluent communities, nearly half were located in Virginia and Maryland and were located in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area.” While not among the top in the country, Rockingham County came out ahead of Harrisonburg. WSVA reports: […]

Reader Tweets

Latest Flickr photos in the hburgnews Flickr pool
Announcements & Press Releases
  • 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.