Author: Eric Gorton

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Area Red Cross needs blood – and people

While the Central Virginia Chapter of the American Red Cross needs blood to address a shortage in the area that includes Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, it’s also in need of people who are willing to lend a hand at blood drives without rolling up their sleeves to donate.

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Harrisonburg nonprofit looking to expand solar’s reach across Virginia

A Harrisonburg nonprofit wants to expand its efforts to make rooftop solar systems affordable to low-income homebuyers across Virginia.

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Tiller Strings: sales, rentals, repair, sheet music, accessories.

Snow goose, Ross’s goose make Rockingham debuts for annual bird census

The Central Shenandoah Valley won’t be having snow for Christmas, but it might be hosting a pair of snow geese and a Ross’s goose, natives of the arctic.

Business advocates eyeing better days as Republicans gain power in Richmond

Democrats and Republicans will continue to clash in Richmond when the next session of the General Assembly convenes in January, but with a Republican governor at the helm and a Republican majority re-established in the House, representatives of two statewide business groups see cause for optimism.

HEC among utilities accusing Dominion Energy of improper accounting, overbilling

The Harrisonburg Electric Commission is among a group of municipal power utilities that is asking federal regulators to review Dominion Energy’s accounting procedures before Dominion passes on millions of dollars of extra costs to the utilities and their customers.

With public’s input, first master plan for downtown begins taking shape

The closed gas station on the southeast corner of West Market and South Mason streets should be turned into a pocket park. Something needs to be done to attract pedestrians north of Court Square. And murals should be added to the abundance of blank wall space on buildings. Those are some of the comments city officials and consultants have received since March, when they asked for the public’s input on how downtown Harrisonburg should develop over the next two decades.

COVID shots for children ages 5 to 11 begin at city schools

Nearly 100 middle school students aged 5 to 11 received COVID vaccines Thursday at Thomas Harrison and Skyline middle schools in Harrisonburg, the first day the shots were offered in city schools for young children.

Rising cost of natural gas being passed on to HEC customers

Customers of Harrisonburg Electric Commission can expect to see an increase in their monthly bills due to the rising cost of natural gas that is used to generate electricity.

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