Hopefuls Talk On City Schools
HARRISONBURG — Giving their last group appearance before Tuesday’s election, candidates for Harrisonburg City School Board agreed Thursday on issues of division growth, state testing and the severity of student poverty.
Child’s ‘Eyes And Ears’
HARRISONBURG — By joining Kappa Alpha Theta at James Madison University, Avery Starliper automatically became a supporter of CASA for Children, the national advocacy organization the sorority supports. Read More
JMU Student Charged With Making School Threat
HARRISONBURG — For the second time in a week, a local college student has been charged with making a threat of school violence. Read More
Rain Stalls Newman Lake Dam Upgrade
HARRISONBURG — Heavy summer rain pushed back the upgrade of James Madison University’s Newman Lake dam. Read More
Pipeline Protest Planned
HARRISONBURG — If not present in person on Saturday, several city and Rockingham County residents say they will offer their support in spirit at a Waynesboro rally against a proposed natural gas pipeline. Read More
Attempted Murder Alleged
HARRISONBURG — The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office charged a county man with two counts of attempted murder following a domestic incident Thursday afternoon on the 16000 block of North Valley Pike. Read More
Focus On Dyslexia
HARRISONBURG — Many businesspeople would gladly trade places with Bill Holtzman now. Read More
Byrd, Harned Have Most Funds Left As Election Day Nears
HARRISONBURG — The six candidates for City Council have turned in their final campaign finance reports before Election Day on Tuesday. Read More
NEW: Volunteers Sought To Plant Trees
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is seeking volunteers to help plant more than 200 native trees and shrubs along Smith Creek near Broadway on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Read More
BUSINESS JOURNAL: Changing Face Of Health Care
HARRISONBURG — For many in the business of making or keeping people healthy, 2014 has been a year of transformation. Read More
Election 2014 — Harrisonburg City Council
Editor’s note: On Nov. 4, Harrisonburg voters will go to the polls to choose from among six candidates to fill two City Council seats.
Of the candidates, only Ted Byrd, a Republican, is an incumbent, ensuring at least one new face on the five-member council. The other incumbent whose seat is up for election, Councilman Charles Chenault, chose not to seek another four-year term.
The remaining five candidates include one other Republican, D.D. Dawson; Democrats Alleyn Harned and Christopher Jones; Libertarian Helen Shibut; and independent Joshua Huffman.
As part of the Daily News-Record’s 2014 campaign coverage, political reporter Bryan Gilkerson asked each candidate to respond to the same questions in 75 to 100 words. Below are their responses; some have been edited for style considerations and length. Read More
Video: 14th Annual SWAT Competition
The competition, while friendly, serves as a means to develop and practice skills which may be employed during high-risk, life-and-death scenarios. Read More
What Are You Afraid Of? (WITH VIDEO)