The Denton building lies on two parcels in the city of Harrisonburg with three addresses — 50 S. Liberty St., 58 S. Liberty St. and 61 Court Square — with a combined assessed value of nearly $3.9 million, according to 2019 data from the Harrisonburg City Real Estate Information System. ... See MoreSee Less
Denton’s is an important landmark in our city’s history and architectural landscape, not to mention the blow the judiciary would be striking to Larkin Arts’ mission and to the heart of the arts community could be seriously detrimental to the downtown Harrisonburg culture and environment.
Commercial real estate for small businesses downtown AND residential real estate downtown is a tough enough market to navigate as it is... this isn’t going to help either of those situations at all. There has to be another option for the judiciary somewhere nearby that doesn’t put a downtown residential and business hub in jeopardy.
No!!! This is yet another historic building that will fall victim to poor planning and disregard for our city. This is darn near like saying the court house will be demolished for a modern high rise. What has been done with this property is aesthetically pleasing and serves a critical housing need.
If the city or county purchase this property it will no longer be on the property tax rolls, thus it will be up to the citizens of our city to make up this loss of income to the city. It's bad enough with JMU purchasing so much of our land within the city and thus removes it from our tax rolls.
I heard this but didn’t believe it! This cannot go through!
What, was JMU taking too long to buy it up and demolish it?
The most recent cost estimate for the new school was $85.6 million, though the final price tag depends on what the board — and City Council — ultimately decides to build and other factors to be determined over the next month. ... See MoreSee Less
Police found the weapon off Cecil Wampler Road based on information in a jailhouse letter written by a co-defendant in the case, Keane Latrae Alestock, who drove Cruz from the scene of the crime. ... See MoreSee Less
Following the vote, Nielsen Builders Inc. and Grim and Parker Architects will put the final touches on the design, and the School Board will vote at its Nov. 5 meeting on the final design and guaranteed maximum price for the school to be opened in 2022. ... See MoreSee Less
Cruz, 29, is charged with first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in the death of Ramirez. Cruz’s trial began today in Rockingham County Circuit Court. ... See MoreSee Less
To kick off the nine-week program, students from the Elkton area worked with their mentors in stations, to get them acquainted to the different activities, which included basketball, soccer, volleyball, scooters, bowling and more. ... See MoreSee Less
“Our Valley has a unique economy and unique skills that we would love an opportunity to produce any product that you might find your customers might be interested in,” David Lee, owner of Zion’s Farm in Linville, told four visiting Vietnamese business leaders. ... See MoreSee Less
Yvonne Frazier recently received the Enhancing the Prosperity and Quality of Life in Rural Virginia award, which is one of the 12 Governor’s Honor Awards given to Virginians across the Commonwealth for achievements such as public service or heroism. ... See MoreSee Less
Bell scary on civil liberties proposing as his solution involuntarily committing people if someone suspects they might use a gun they own. Good example of how the dogma of "personal responsibility" is inimical to the purported Republican position of "personal liberty."
Evidently it is not "liberty for all."
Why no free tuition if we are willing to bargain with the federal level? What can we do about federal student loans? If Alcorn is proposing moving them to the state level where they are not as easy to cancel, that isn't the best path. Need to understand Bernie's unconditional student debt cancellation. We _can_ help people qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness by making it easier for people get past 29 hours of qualifying employment. It would bring net federal funds into the state like Medicaid expansion did.
Alcorn: if we are counting on a 7 year horizon, to the point of being willing to keep nuclear, we are down to 3 years on the clock we are running down for going without changes.
Again, good on Alcorn to talk about pressure on the national level, but cost would be a non-issue if we push for Medicare for all. Local candidates do best if they use their platform to educate constituents on the nature of the problems, and possible solutions so not only their campaign benefits. If they care about their constituents, the'll help them make the best choices at all levels.
Repeal the enabling legislation pushed by NOVA HOAs to enforce lawn ordinances on occupied property.
This is bipartisan because all Republican reps in the Valley voted against this legislation, correctly arguing government overreach.
Break up the segregating, anti-environmental power of the HOAs. Deregulate so all who want them can have Bernie's Victory Lawns.
We need to encourage people to vote for student debt cancellation at the federal level. Bernie has a plan, and can do much toward it through executive power such as his Dept of Education appointee.
Bell counting on being a pro-business state is even worse. Implicitly denies we are in a crisis that will necessarily lead to massive federal funding, built around a federally funded, locally administrated job guarantee, aka Green New deal, if we are to avert it.
Talk to us about the pay of adjuncts versus administrators and sports stadiums if you want to be honest with this question of where endowment money and tuition money could be going.
Dr. Alcorn has the grit and skills to tilt the scales towards environmental stewardship and criminal justice here in the Valley! Your vote - counts - in this election.
The rhetoric of bringing "green" jobs at the state levels is hollow. It is like bringing Amazon-- by a race to the bottom. The way you bring energy jobs is by bidding lower to get them from the states unless you bring them through federal projects. Land practices is another matter. That is an appropriate path for the state level.
Bell illustrates well why swapping fuels is a problem: it leaves the social order undisrupted to the extent of being palatable to a right wing Republican. That isn't a selling point. It is a red flag. The right path is moving away from an extractive economy. This first benefits people who are being squeezed, and at the state level we have room to remove barriers.
Alcorn removing laws restricting distributed energy is a good example of what can be done at the state level. Remove laws that impede better practices. Costs nothing to the state.
This question about Climate Strike and people being reluctant to admit their concern to their neighbors is to advocate the Green New Deal and be clear we mean Bernie's Green New Deal which aspires to the full federal level like AOC's resolution.
Del Bell is against prison and criminal justice reform in VA
Let's talk about Juvenile Justice and Virginia Juvenile Lifers who are serving UNCONSTITUTIONAL SENTENCES in VA!!!
Del Bell plays a large roll in school to prison pipeline. He has been against reforming Virginia for years.
Del Bell wants to charge 14 year old children as adults.
I know but still the public should be aware of the topic
To raise autism awareness, Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation partnered with the Shenandoah Valley Autism Partnership for its first Zumbathon for a Cause where donations benefited the partnership’s scholarship program. ... See MoreSee Less
For the last five years, the Shenandoah Valley Pride Alliance has been hosting a Pride Festival in Harrisonburg to celebrate the community through diversity. With this year’s festival the first to be held in September, downtown Harrisonburg saw its largest crowd yet. ... See MoreSee Less
What a beautiful day for our community. Too bad for the haters, but then, they choose to hate, which is a sad way to live.
So proud of our community. 🌈
So sad for our community
My impression is that a lot of these people just truck themselves in, from other communities.
Well, when your minority sports a 100-times-the-average new HIV infection rate, then you NEED affirmation, just to squelch any natural reaction of public HORROR. www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/statistics.html
Sad to see abominations celebrated in Harrisonburg, but these folks have suppressed the truth of God in unrighteousness. Romans 1:18. For all folks who
like this kind of perverted behavior, repent of your ungodliness, and turn to Jesus Christ for salvation of your sins. “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,”
Acts 3:19 NKJV
Those of you pro lgbt folks that were at this event, you should have listened to the preachers that were there presenting the gospel of Christ. They were proclaiming the words of eternal life. John 6:68
ICYMI: Community members came together on Friday afternoon to take part in the Global Climate Strike, which was an effort to bring attention to and advocate for action on climate change. ... See MoreSee Less
Hope you all took your trash home with you rather than the recent group who rallied in another city who left their trash "ALL" over the place.
So much misguided activism in the world today.
I used to co- own and manage Floridas largest enviromental analysis company in the 1990s...... I have helped write methods and rules for EPA, Florida DEP, etc....
Here is the harsh truth and reality..
If you truly believe in MANMADE climate change, then there is only one true way to improve it ...and that is we need to stop the relentless population growth of humans on the planet.
Few people seem aware of the fact that we have DOUBLED the number of humans on the planet since just 1976.
And we are on target to add 4 billion more people in the next 20 years alone.
Now it is noble to do things like recycling, share Uber rides, urge companies to trap emissions, etc..etc..
But the harsh truth is all these gestures combined will NOT neutralize, compensate or negate the effects billions of more people have on water and food consumption needs, waste generation, resource depletion.
The relentless overpopulation of the planet by humans is not only an environmental issue....it is also a root cause behind problems like ever increasing illegal immigration, the need for GMO food modifications in order to keep up with food supply demands, social unrest and violence, psychiatric depression growing more widespread among the masses, increase in diseases like Idioopathic pulmonary fibrosis, diabetes, etc...
However, it seems for religious, emotional , monetary greed, or personal selfish reasons....nobody wants to discuss the logic and benefits of leveling off human population growth.
Thus the number of humans keeps growing, we need more food, more water, more resource materials to build homes, smartphones, clothes, other consumer goods, more ...more....more....more....
Likewise we generate more waste in multiple forms due to billions more people.
And all the misguided activists who might not be aware of the science, but only feel emotionally compelled to do something...talk about spending money, raising taxes, recycling , ride sharing, etc..etc..
Yes some of these things will help a little , but they are little more than a band aid on a gunshot wound.
And the extra money will only be wasted by politicians instead of actually doing anything to truly address the issue.
Bottom line... if we dont stop adding billions and billions of more people to the planet , then we are not going to be able to eliminate the various affects those billions of people have on resource depletion, waste generation , water and food demands, and potential climate impacts.
Anything less than this will only be politics, lip service, and wasted time and breath.
Talking about a problem without being willling to do what must be done to truly address the problem.
The statement made that climate change movement is a religion is true. And it is a false religion too!
“Do not go after other gods to serve them and worship them, and do not provoke Me to anger with the works of your hands”
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. “For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.””
Romans 10:13 NKJV
As of Friday, Rockingham County has 50,676 registered voters, according to Jennifer Frederick, deputy director of elections with the county. That number has grown by nearly 10,000 voters since the June Primary. ... See MoreSee Less
United States Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, both D-Va., announced on Wednesday that 11 airports will receive federal funding from the United States Department of Transportation, including Luray Caverns Airport and Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport. ... See MoreSee Less
Gov. Ralph Northam and Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Bettina Ring joined state Sens. Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, and Mark Obenshain, R-Rockingham, InterChange leaders and Rockingham County Supervisor Bill Kyger for speeches before the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday. ... See MoreSee Less
An alert Uber driver dropping a passenger off in Lori Clouse's neighborhood spotted her home in the 700 block of Woodland Drive in Harrisonburg on fire at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday. ... See MoreSee Less
“We sincerely applaud the actions of the driver who stopped and warned the residents,” said Fire Chief Ian Bennett, in a statement. “A further delay in awakening the residents could have been disastrous for both.” ... See MoreSee Less
At this week's Elkton Town Council meeting, officials voted in favor of purchasing tasers and body cameras for the police department along with a security camera upgrade for the Elkton Area Community Center. ... See MoreSee Less
The General Election is less than 50 days away and with the countdown running, our very own Valley Polity Podcast will begin to feature candidates who will be on the November ballot. The first round of candidates to be featured will be Chris Runion, Jennifer Kitchen and Janice Allen who are running for the House of Delegates 25th District. If you would like to submit questions, please comment down below or message us. ... See MoreSee Less
“We firmly believe that business can, particularly small business, can change the world and can be an instrument of healing and hope for our community,” said Amanda Miller Garber, founding pastor of RISE United Methodist Faith Community. ... See MoreSee Less
James Madison University hosted the first working group dialogue on Harrisonburg’s past of lynching, paving the way for future meetings set in Charlottesville, Alexandria and Culpeper, among others. ... See MoreSee Less
It's sad that "today" we have our youth dying from buying or selling drugs and yet instead of trying to help today's youth make a better life for themselves away from the drugs you are stuck in the past. How about sitting up a recovery center for the youth who are involved with drugs? Drugs are killing our youth today and no one see's an answer to the problem but to lock them up.
Who gives a sh@t......move on you are not a victim. Democrats want you believe that you are so they can own you. 💯
ICYMI: More than 100 farmers and producers gathered at Turner Ashby High School to attend the 68th annual Rockingham County Farm Bureau membership meeting Thursday where they listened to live music, ate local barbecue and learned how to prevent agriculture-related injuries. ... See MoreSee Less