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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.


Harrisonburg beats Chicago for Iceland-based cycling company

The Shenandoah Valley’s ample biking opportunities – and a nudge from an insider with Harrisonburg ties – landed the city the first U.S. operation for Iceland-based bike maker, Lauf Cycling. 


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

Council to consider 3-cent real estate tax increase. Plus, could North Main get a new retail development?

By Ryan Alessi, publisher The Harrisonburg City Council will consider raising real estate taxes for the second straight year to help cover the cost of the new high school.  The proposed first draft of the city’s budget for the next fiscal year, which starts July 1, includes a 3-cent increase to 93 cents per $100 …

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.

Fight and flight: Witnessing the ugly side of birding

At first, I did a double-take. My wife and I had just turned the corner from Rawley Pike south onto Erickson Avenue, just west of Harrisonburg on Sunday. As we passed the Word Ministries Christian Church entrance, I noticed two large birds to my left, south of the church.Both birds furiously flapped their wings. But there was something extraordinary about what we were seeing.

Group recommends ‘South Ridge’ as HHS2’s name and suggests the school board consider renaming the existing Harrisonburg High School

As the new high school takes shape on its southern Harrisonburg site, the committee tasked with suggesting its name recommended calling it “South Ridge High School” with black and red as its two main colors. 

Public safety agencies seek to attract needed reinforcements

With about 20 open positions in Harrisonburg Police Department and the fire department preparing to add a new station, the city is trying a host of strategies to attract new applicants for first responder jobs.

Statewide environmental news roundup – March 2022

The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) continues to make the news.

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