Local News

Saturday, July 20, 2019

HARRISONBURG — A Harrisonburg man accused of holding up a payday loan company in August pleaded guilty Friday in Rockingham County Circuit Court.

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HARRISONBURG – Following recent conversations and concerns from events downtown regarding homelessness and panhandlers, Our Community Place will allow up to 25 people to sleep on its grounds through July 29.

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HARRISONBURG — The Church of the Incarnation, an Anglican church located in Harrisonburg, has purchased the old Carter Bank & Trust building at 75 North Mason St. in downtown Harrisonburg.

Lumber Liquidators, a hardwood flooring company, confirmed the company will be opening a location in Suite A 1866 East Market St. at the former location of Pier 1 Imports in Harrisonburg. The store is slated to have a soft opening Sept. 20. It will be Lumber Liquidators 17th store in Virginia.

Friday, July 19, 2019

HARRISONBURG — It has been nearly two years since an Elkton man was accused of stabbing a man with Parkinson’s disease.

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ELKTON — The Elkton Town Council voted in favor of increasing the cemetery space fee along with the opening and closing fee for the Elkton Cemetery and many residents voiced discontent.

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HARRISONBURG — Over the course of a week and a half, the United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County hosted 13 reading parties for area elementary school students, which were attended by close to 1,000 students.

Thursday, July 18, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — The Shenandoah Valley Partnership, a regional economic development program sponsored by James Madison University, presented its annual report on Wednesday at Blue Ridge Community College’s Robert E. Plecker Workforce Center in Weyers Cave.

Wire News

Saturday, July 20, 2019
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ATLANTA (AP) — Aníbal Sánchez outpitched Mike Soroka and scored the go-ahead run in the fifth inning, Matt Adams homered and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Saturday night.

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Seizures of oil tankers and other hostile Iranian measures in the Strait of Hormuz are already raising insurance rates for shipping companies and could eventually reduce tanker traffic in the vital waterway, with a spike in global oil prices a serious risk even without war, energy and mariti…