Local News

Monday, September 23, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — Blue Ridge Christian School announced Friday that Joseph Lopez-Cotaina has been named a Commended Student in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

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HARRISONBURG — At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, officials will consider renaming a portion of Hillcrest Drive and a supplemental appropriation of $153,000 to purchase additional land for the new high school.

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HARRISONBURG — Jim Sacco has held the sports editor reins since April 2016 and, starting this week, will be taking on a new position — managing editor of the Daily News-Record.

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HARRISONBURG — For the thousands of people attending the fifth annual Shenandoah Valley Pride Festival, it wasn’t only about having fun — it was also about being accepted in a safe environment.

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KEEZLETOWN — For Keezletown and Rockingham County locals, Every Soul Acres is a often a winter holiday stop for Christmas trees of many varieties, but people were driving up the hill Saturday for a different seasonal attraction.

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HARRISONBURG — When Margaret Perry’s daughter, Elyssa, was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2, both of their worlds changed. A new normal routine had to be made and for Margaret Perry, she found a sense of relief through Zumba.

Saturday, September 21, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — Harrisonburg police continues to investigate a report of a shooting on Devon Lane early Saturday morning.

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HARRISONBURG — As the architects and designers get closer to a plan for the new high school, commonly referred to as HHS2, the school board is weighing options on how to save money should it come to that.

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HARRISONBURG — A Harrisonburg woman awaiting sentencing for preparing fraudulent tax returns asked a judge Thursday to allow her to travel to Cuba to assist her ailing mother.

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MOUNT CRAWFORD — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Congressman Ben Cline, R-Lexington, toured Mt. Crawford Creamery in Mount Crawford and then heard farmers’ concerns about markets, labor and legislation on Friday afternoon.

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HARRISONBURG — The last time Rockingham County saw an election, voter turnout hit a one-digit percentage. With less than 50 days to go until the election in November where voters will select their next General Assembly representatives, voter registration is increasing.

Friday, September 20, 2019
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FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Supporting “Mountains of Opportunity,” homefolk will share fun, food, toe-tapping music and historic displays with family and friends for the 51st Annual Treasure Mountain Festival in Franklin this weekend.

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BRIDGEWATER — For the 20th year, John Wayland Elementary School has been recognized as one of the best in the state for environmentally friendly practices by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

HARRISONBURG — A Manassas man accused of soliciting what he thought was a 13-year-old girl pleaded guilty Wednesday in Rockingham County Circuit Court.

Wire News

Monday, September 23, 2019

PARIS (AP) — A massive trial with more than 4,000 plaintiffs is opening for French pharmaceutical giant Servier Laboratoires and France's medicines watchdog, accused of involuntary manslaughter, fraud and other charges in a scandal over a diabetes medication suspected of causing hundreds of deaths.

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NEW YORK (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he'll tell U.S. President Donald Trump that the U.K.'s state-funded health service will be off the table in any future trade negotiations, and that the U.S. will have to open its markets to British goods if it wants to make a deal.