Author: Bridget Manley

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Accusation of ‘bullying remarks’ at center of exchange between city council and city schools leaders

A letter between elected officials in Harrisonburg has laid bare the nuanced difficulties of city power dynamics, as well as an issue of parental privacy rights and ethical questions regarding the conduct of elected officials.

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At least the NCAA can’t be a wet blanket about College GameDay

Buy your groceries early, make your dinner reservations now, and batten down your hatches, because GameDay is coming back to town.

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Sen. Obenshain, Del. Wilt reelected to General Assembly, and Republicans roll in Rockingham County

Sen. Mark Obenshain and Del. Tony Wilt, both Republican incumbents, won return trips to the state legislature on Tuesday night in newly redrawn districts. Obenshain — running in the new 2nd Senate District that includes Harrisonburg, and precincts in Rockingham, Augusta, Page, Highland and Bath counties —  defeated Democrat Kathy Beery and Joshua Huffman, a libertarian candidate.

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Employees at city vinyl pressing shop unanimously vote to unionize

The employees at Blue Sprocket Pressing, a vinyl pressing plant located in Harrisonburg, have voted to unionize, joining Teamsters Local Union No. 29 based in Verona.

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A map of the counties that make up the 2nd Senate District and faces of three people. The text outlines that the district is newly redrawn.

Two state Senate candidates join together for ‘paper debate’ after Sen. Obenshain misses forums

Two candidates vying for the newly re-districted Virginia 2nd Senate seat have joined together to send newspaper subscribers a “paper debate” in response to their other opponent, Sen. Mark Obenshain, not attending forums and debates in the weeks leading up to the Nov. 7 election. 

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Two school board members announce that next year will be their last

School Board Chair Deb Fitzgerald has told The Citizen that she will not seek another term on the school board in 2024, ending over a decade of service to the Harrisonburg community. And Tom Domonoske, who was appointed to fill the school board seat vacated by Nick Swayne and is currently running unopposed to finish the remainder of that term, also told The Citizen that he will not seek reelection once his term is over in 2024.

Event seeks to help local businesses grow

Valley entrepreneurs and business owners are gearing up to sharpen their skills, network and get support from fellow business leaders at the second annual Shenandoah Valley Entrepreneurship Summit on Oct. 23 and 24 in Harrisonburg.

HCPS collective bargaining back on the bargaining table

Almost a month after the Harrisonburg School Board voted to allow collective bargaining for teachers and staff in city schools, the initiative now hangs in limbo as union representatives have raised concerns with several issues in the language of the resolution.

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