Author: Eric Gorton
HHS students get head start on learning about solar energy
Students in the Governor’s STEM Academy at Harrisonburg High School got a sneak peek recently at how solar panels on Bluestone Elementary School will help them with future research projects.
HEC bills rise again as natural gas prices continue climb; SVEC also raises rates
For the second time in six months, rising natural gas prices have prompted the Harrisonburg Electric Commission to increase the fuel charges on each customer’s bill.
Energy-saving upgrades at Black Heritage Project to cut electric bills, promote cultural awareness
The Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project should see significantly reduced electricity bills once renovations to its building on Hill Street are complete sometime this summer.
Proposed development would address shortages for low-income home buyers, renters
The Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority (HRHA) is hoping to address a shortage of affordable housing for low-income and first-time homebuyers with a new development off Erickson Avenue and Garbers Church Road, across from Harrisonburg High School.
Veterinarian’s suspension cuts into already-short supply of pet doctors
When Harrisonburg veterinarian Ayman Salem had his medical license suspended on March 22, an already short supply of pet doctors grew even shorter.
HEC announces plan to sell solar energy from Acorn Drive plant
Energy from the sun will be available to residential customers of the Harrisonburg Electric Commission sometime this summer, albeit at a little higher cost than energy from the grid, according to details published on the HEC website.
Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance earns accolades for response during pandemic
Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance has received two state honors through the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development’s annual awards program, including an “MVP” award for its response to help small businesses through the pandemic.