DAILY TOP 5 READ

  • #1 - My Chair Is Gone
  • #2 - Big Gift Boosts Nonprofit
  • #3 - Farming: A Hip New Industry
  • #4 - No One Should Decide Who Lives, Dies
  • #5 - Manufacturers Decry Absence Of ‘Soft Skills’

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  • Planning For The Future
  • Sole Focus
  • Farming: A Hip New Industry
  • My Chair Is Gone

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TOP STORIES

  • Facing A New Era Of Response

    HARRISONBURG — Last year, an unfavorable spotlight shone on several Virginia universities, including James Madison University, for their handling of sexual assault complaints. Read More

  • CA Garst To Seek 5th Term

    HARRISONBURG — The ballot for November’s general election is starting to fill up. Rockingham County Commonwealth’s Attorney Marsha Garst confirmed Friday she is seeking re-election to the post she has held since 1999. Read More

  • Big Gift Boosts Nonprofit

    HARRISONBURG — It’s been a record-breaking week for The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, which received $3.1 million from an anonymous donor — its single-largest donation to date. Read More

  • Expanding Horizons

    HARRISONBURG — Silas Huber had no idea his donation to the Explore More Discovery Museum would go toward a $2.5 million expansion project to include the second and third floors of the museum. Read More

  • Manufacturers Decry Absence Of ‘Soft Skills’

    WEYERS CAVE — Local factories are in need of well-trained heating, ventilation and air conditioning technicians, refrigeration technicians and maintenance mechanics. Read More

  • RCPS Eyes Budget Requests

    FULKS RUN — The initial departmental wish list calls for a nearly 3 percent increase in Rockingham County Public Schools’ budget above its current $121.5 million spending plan. Read More

  • Up For The Challenge

    HARRISONBURG — Pages were flying at Pleasant Valley Elementary School Friday, where teachers enlisted every student for a schoolwide reading marathon. For every page children read in their classes, a private donor pledged $1, up to $2,000, for a new playground. Read More

  • Solicitation Case Ends With Prison

    HARRISONBURG — A Maryland man has pleaded guilty in Rockingham County Circuit Court in an attempt to solicit sex online. Read More

  • JMU’s Greek Membership Shifts

    HARRISONBURG — After four years of flat recruitment rates, James Madison University’s Greeks dropped in their campus representation last semester. Read More

  • Page Transfers Parcels To Rockingham County

    HARRISONBURG — Rockingham County is gaining a few more acres of land — although it actually already had them. Read More

  • Songs, Scrapple At Groundhog Day Feast

    HARRISONBURG — The threat of six more weeks of winter will not stop the annual Groundhog Day Feast and Celebration Monday. Read More

  • YOUR HOMETOWN-ELKTON: Carving Therapy

    ELKTON — Although he’s 72 years old, Bill McDonald is still raising Cain, walking canes that is. Read More

  • BUSINESS JOURNAL: The ‘New Normal’

    HARRISONBURG — In the two decades that he’s been involved in local real estate development, Ted Budd has had a conversation or two with a local banker about money. Read More

SPORTS HEADLINES

  • JMU Contends

    HARRISONBURG – Having weathered early suspensions, multiple injuries, relative inexperience and the dismissal of its most talented player, James Madison’s basketball team is improbably just one game out of first place at the halfway point of the Colonial Athletic Association season. Read More

  • Dukes Again Breeze

    HARRISONBURG – Wearing a wide smile following another blowout victory by the James Madison women’s basketball team Friday night, junior guard Ashley Perez didn’t look the part of a player who had, in the words of her coach, Kenny Brooks, run into a wall about two hours earlier. Read More

  • A GRAND NIGHT

    PENN LAIRD – Over the past few years, as the Trailblazers racked up final four appearances, Spotswood High School basketball coach Chad Edwards plugged Khalil Davis as one of the most “underappreciated” players in the Valley. Read More

  • Lam Gets 1,000th

    ELKTON — Sitting on 998 career points, East Rockingham High School guard Logan Lam stepped to the line with 19 seconds left in Friday night’s game for one-and-one free throws and potentially two shots at history. Read More

  • Blazers Win 11th Straight Over HHS

    PENN LAIRD – Spotswood High School girls’ basketball coach Chris Dodson elected to not press Harrisonburg much in the second half, and the Blue Streaks made the game interesting. Read More

  • Area roundup

    BROADWAY – Junior guard Chrissy Delawder matched her career high with 26 points – a mark she first set Thursday against R.E. Lee – as Broadway High School beat Sherando 62-46 in a Valley District girls’ basketball game Friday. Read More

  • Arnold Strong At C-29

    Spotswood High School senior Jessie Arnold took first place in the 200- and 400-meter freestyle events at the Conference 29 swim meet Friday at Fork Union Military Academy in Chatham. Read More

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