Category: Harrisonburg Issues
Business leaders, nonprofit leaders and other community leaders from Harrisonburg and Rockingham County are already talking about ways to address transportation, affordable housing and childcare hurdles in the central Shenandoah Valley.
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has almost returned to pre-pandemic levels, according to the organization’s CEO.
Jeremy Aldrich is no stranger to working as a teacher, but it has been a few years since he made the move to the central office where he now serves as Harrisonburg’s director of teaching and learning.
Harrisonburg’s greenhouse gas emissions dropped nearly 9% over a three-year period, according to a new city report, and now the council wants its environmental committee to review ways to reduce pollutants — such as with more trees — and set targets to further cut those emissions.
A long-awaited trail system connecting multiple schools and parks in Harrisonburg is finally under construction – the end result of a campaign that began in 2015.
Nearly three years after archeologists discovered the Thomas Harrison House wasn’t actually the city founder’s home, officials still don’t know what to do with Harrisonburg’s oldest structure.
Harrisonburg-area farmers told U.S. Rep. Ben Cline, along with the U.S. House Agriculture Committee’s top Republican, that one of the biggest challenges they face is a worker shortage — and one way to address it could be changes to the temporary and migrant worker visa programs.
Harrisonburg City Public Schools will enter contract negotiations with a Madison Heights-based solar company to construct new solar panels on the roof and campus of Bluestone Elementary, which the school board decided at Tuesday’s meeting.