Category: Harrisonburg Issues

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Residents weigh in on major mixed use complex and a need for a homeless shelter

Housing issues dominated Tuesday’s Harrisonburg City Council meeting, with local residents delivering two petitions to the council – one against a proposed high-density housing complex and one asking the city to build a shelter for people experiencing homelessness.

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Untapped Talent: Soccer star tries to balance love and life between two countries

When he showed up for the interview over evening tea, “Carlos” confidently walked into the room, his t-shirt and brown pants splattered with paint. He had just left his job.

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‘So that we remember who we are.’ Poetry stars celebrate Furious Flower’s legacy

WASHINGTON — Beginning with gospel baritone, then transitioning into spoken word then back to song, poet Avery R. Young paced back and forth across the stage. He held onto the podium as if it were his only support, then leapt back up with vigor, as he performed one of his poems for the audience of nearly 200 gathered before him in the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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The Rocktown Rollers take on SuperNOVA

Things got serious at Funky’s Skate Center recently, with two roller derby teams facing off in fierce competition. Armed with roller skates, pads and mouth guards, Harrisonburg’s Rocktown Rollers battled the SuperNOVAs from Northern Virginia on Sept. 14 in a Women’s Flat Track Derby Association-sanctioned bout.

As new high school’s design takes shape, board keeps stadium but cuts covered walkway

The Harrisonburg School Board voted unanimously to approve the recommendations of the design committee that were presented in last month’s work session, cutting only a nearly quarter-million-dollar walkway canopy but keeping the nearly $5 million sports stadium complex after a split vote.

Harrisonburg schools and HEC in talks for a solar project partnership

The Harrisonburg City Public Schools and the Harrisonburg Electric Commission are in the early stages of teaming up on a solar project that would allow students to learn about renewable energy up close.

Untapped Talents: A long to-do list won’t deter Congolese doctor from practicing medicine again

Papy Sabiti won the Green Card lottery and left the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he worked as a doctor. But after arriving in the United States, he discovered he would face a number of hurdles in order to once again practice medicine in his new home.

Local company and volunteers’ elbow grease spruce up key walkway

A pattern of black diamonds grew slowly in the alley outside Finnigan’s Cove Seafood Bar & Grill, thanks to the helping hands of volunteers partnering with Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance this week.

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