Category: Harrisonburg Politics
Harrisonburg City Councilman Chris Jones, who was arrested last May on the charge of driving while intoxicated, pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to a lesser charge of improper driving and agreed to pay a $250 fine.
Nick Swayne left Harrisonburg last summer to run a college. Instead, he walked into political and legal sagas that have engulfed a community.
Nick Swayne, the former Harrisonburg School Board chair and former director of JMU X-Labs, has been embroiled in a months-long fight to save a community college in Idaho from losing accreditation after a right-wing takeover of the college’s board of trustees.
After finding him asleep at the wheel of his car late May 2, police arrested Harrisonburg City Council member Chris Jones and charged him with driving while intoxicated, according to court documents.
Really early 2023 Election preview: To remain in Richmond, area lawmakers will be meeting new voters
Newly drawn districts mean that incumbent lawmakers who represent Harrisonburg in Richmond will have to get to know voters in new precincts during the months leading up to the Nov. 7 election.
After weekend death, HHS students stage walk-out to remember Calour Fields and call for end to gun violence
Following the death of 17-year-old Calour Fields over the weekend, students from Harrisonburg High School staged a walkout Monday afternoon to honor Fields’ memory and to call attention to the ever-growing crisis of gun violence in America.
Deanna Reed remains mayor and Laura Dent becomes vice mayor — making more history for a historic council
With its two new members officially sworn in, the Harrisonburg City Council on Tuesday morning appointed Deanna Reed to stay as mayor and Laura Dent to become vice mayor, marking the first time women will hold the top two positions.
After four years on the city council, Vice Mayor Sal Romero stood up from behind the dais upon the adjournment of Tuesday’s meeting for the last time as a council member — at least for now.