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Saturday, December 15, 2018
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PENN LAIRD — Over the 11 years that Cub Run Elementary School has been open, hundreds of students have come through and gone on to attend Spotswood High School and graduate.

Friday, December 14, 2018
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he Dukes hired Curt Cignetti to be the eighth coach in program history, the school announced on Friday. A source told the Daily News-Record that Cignetti signed a six-year, $425,000 per year deal with Madison.

Thursday, December 13, 2018
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HARRISONBURG — Vic Bradshaw, a former awarding-winning reporter for the Daily News-Record and The Winchester Star, died unexpectedly this week at age 57.

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HARRISONBURG — City Council postponed voting on appointments to four boards and commissions at Tuesday night’s meeting.

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HARRISONBURG — It may have “mock” in the title, but the mock trial put on Wednesday by students from city middle and high schools had many elements of the real thing.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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HARRISONBURG — More than 20 applications have been received for the position of Harrisonburg City Public Schools superintendent with a month to go before the application period ends, said Deb Fitzgerald, School Board chairwoman.

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HARRISONBURG — It would be “a nice Christmas present” if the scooters started disappearing off city sidewalks, according to Chris Jones.

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HARRISONBURG — Del. Tony Wilt, R-Broadway, formally announced Tuesday his intention to seek re-election next year for the 26th District in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Monday, December 10, 2018
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HARRISONBURG — At this time last year, influenza was widespread in the Valley as it was statewide.

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HARRISONBURG — Like the children’s game telephone, in which a message typically is warped as it gets passed from one person to the next, 34 visual and literary artists played their own version at Larkin Arts.

Sunday, December 09, 2018
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HARRISONBURG — With the midterm elections in the books, the focus among local political parties has shifted to next year’s city and county races, including those for constitutional offices.

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HARRISONBURG — Rockingham County General District Court building will likely see some changes in 2019 in an attempt to alleviate overcrowding.

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HARRISONBURG — While the first major storm of the season blanketed the central Shenandoah Valley with several inches of snow, it pummeled the Southeast throughout the day Sunday.

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HARRISONBURG — The Virginia Council on Economic Education and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond recognized 16 educators on Friday for financial and economic education, including four area teachers.

Saturday, December 08, 2018
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HARRISONBURG — A Rockingham County judge sent a Bridgewater man to prison for having thousands of lewd photographs and videos of prepubescent girls on his computer.

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BRIDGEWATER — It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? While many would likely agree with that sentiment, the holidays can be a difficult time or even a stressful one, for adults and children alike.

Friday, December 07, 2018
Thursday, December 06, 2018
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HARRISONBURG — Rockingham County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man, who is known to have an obsession with Commonwealth’s Attorney Marsha Garst, after an outburst Thursday in Rockingham County Circuit Court.

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HARRISONBURG — A Harrisonburg man was convicted of murder Thursday in the October 2017 shooting of 18-year-old Kamau Imani.

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

HARRISONBURG — Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Rockingham, announced the addition of a legislative district office in Woodstock. The office, which will serve constituents in the northern part of the 26th Senatorial District, opened Wednesday.

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HARRISONBURG — The Rockingham County School Board will consider an update to its therapy dog policy that would open the door for allowing students to bring therapy dogs to school, said Assistant Superintendent Doug Alderfer.

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HARRISONBURG — A day after a jury heard testimony from eyewitnesses to Kamau Iman’s slaying, prosecutors on Wednesday turned to social media posts, cellphone evidence and jailhouse informants in their case against Olmedo Pena Pinedo.

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HARRISONBURG — Three state lawmakers representing parts of the Shenandoah Valley discussed a wide range of issues they hope to tackle in the upcoming General Assembly session with local business leaders on Wednesday.

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KEEZLETOWN — Bartholomew Johnson, who grew up on a Keelzetown farm, wants to help preserve the scenic beauty of his hometown. To protect it from development, he donated a chunk of his farmland as an open-space conservation easement to the Virginia Outdoors Foundation.

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HARRISONBURG — For the past few months Myron Blosser and his STEM Academy students at Harrisonburg High School have been asking for deer hearts and lungs to test for lead fragments.

Tuesday, December 04, 2018
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HARRISONBURG — Alberto Pinedo Lafferty Jr. was angry a 17-year-old girl stole $5,600 from him minutes after they had sex, Commonwealth’s Attorney Marsha Garst told jurors Tuesday during opening arguments of his cousin's murder trial.

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HARRISONBURG — Another Democrat is throwing her hat into the ring in next year’s election to challenge incumbent Del. Tony Wilt, R-Broadway.

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HARRISONBURG — A group of more than 20 stakeholders in the discussion of parole and parole reform met at James Madison University’s Festival and Conference Center on Tuesday, including Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran and Virginia Parole Board Chair Adrianne Bennett.

Wire News

Sunday, December 16, 2018
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KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — At least two Rwandan civilians were killed and eight injured when attackers set fire to three passenger vehicles in the southern Nyamagabe district, which borders Burundi, said a Rwandan army official.

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KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Nearly 200 countries at the U.N. climate talks have agreed upon universal, transparent rules on how nations can cut greenhouse gas emissions and curb global warming, putting the principles of the 2015 Paris climate accord into action.

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A security clampdown and a strike sponsored by separatists fighting against Indian rule has shut most of Indian-administered Kashmir a day after chaotic protests and fighting killed seven civilians and four combatants.

Saturday, December 15, 2018
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CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — With his star player out indefinitely with a sprained knee and losses in three of its last four, without playing what he thought was a bad game, Clemson coach Brad Brownell felt his team needed a win Saturday to keep this season from spiraling down quickly.

SAN ANTONIO SECORTEZ, Guatemala (AP) — Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin received her first pair of shoes several weeks ago, when her father said they would set out together for the United States, thousands of miles from the small indigenous community in Guatemala where she spent her days plo…

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The spray-painting of a swastika outside a suburban Indianapolis synagogue this summer was the final straw for Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb, who quickly called for Indiana to join the 45 states that have hate crime laws.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rep. Beto O'Rourke and four other Democratic members of Congress have toured a remote tent city in West Texas where they say 2,700 immigrant teens are being held at a cost of roughly $1 million per day.

WHITNEY POINT, N.Y. (AP) — A pair of beagle mixes are on the mend after authorities say someone threw them out of a moving vehicle on a snowy New York highway. The dogs were rescued by a passing trucker, but one was so badly mangled that a front leg had to be amputated.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — These Virginia lotteries were drawn Saturday: