Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — Another first day of school is in the books for Harrisonburg City Public Schools and Rockingham County Public Schools’ students.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — As Senior Communicator Leslie Barb fielded calls in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Communications Center last month, she received a call that doesn't occur all that often: A woman was in labor.

HARRISONBURG — A New York woman accused of trying to cash fraudulent checks at three different city banks pleaded guilty Monday in Rockingham County Circuit Court.

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HARRISONBURG — When Engine 26 rolls out of the fire station on Lucy Drive in Harrisonburg, firefighter Luke Walker will be prepared to handle the worst of the worst medical calls.

Monday, August 19, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — Like many volunteers at the Rockingham County Fair, Bobby and Vicki Cook’s work for the annual festival begins months before thousands of guests flock through the gates to enjoy the rides, food, concerts and animals.

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HARRISONBURG — Leading up to two events Saturday, Huck Hawaz had high hopes that Harrisonburg-area residents would come out in droves to adopt animals.

Saturday, August 17, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — A New Market man accused of cashing stolen checks at a Timberville convenience store pleaded guilty Thursday in Rockingham County Circuit Court.

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HARRISONBURG — After a traffic study that took place from October 2015 to May 2019, the city will make changes Monday to improve the congestion on Port Republic Road.

Friday, August 16, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — An iconic Harrisonburg business, the Stonewall Jackson Inn Bed and Breakfast, is in the process of reopening, and behind the helm stands a young married couple — Becca and Joel Graham.

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HARRISONBURG — Kaitlynn Torkleson remembers watching Scotty McCreery when he was on “American Idol” many years ago. So it was exciting to see him live on Thursday night at the Rockingham County Fair.

HARRISONBURG — City police arrested a Harrisonburg man accused of a Monday night shooting in the Northeast Neighborhood.

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HARRISONBURG — For Rockingham County and Harrisonburg students, this weekend is the last before heading back to the classroom on Tuesday.

Thursday, August 15, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — As children rode carnival rides and adults munched down food at the Rockingham County Fair on Wednesday, Steven Brooks cut up boards with a circular saw.

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HARRISONBURG — In Tuesday’s meeting, City Council unanimously voted in favor of all eight special-use permits to allow for short-term rentals in the city, and approved a request by the Northeast Neighborhood Association for a special-use permit for a community building.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — The Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation has made changes to make transportation routes quicker and easier to understand for James Madison University staff and students.

HARRISONBURG — In a move that will spare him from the death penalty, one of two men accused of beating a Rockingham County woman to death with a hammer during a home-invasion robbery pleaded guilty Tuesday and plans to testify against his co-defendant.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — The Virginia Department of Education released data Tuesday on the performance of students on Standards of Learning assessments in reading, writing, mathematics, science and history during the 2018-2019 school year.

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HARRISONBURG — The history department at James Madison University has moved from the oldest building on campus to the most recently renovated.

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HARRISONBURG — The latest addition to the former Cassco Ice House building will be welcoming new residents as Ice House South opens its doors today.

Monday, August 12, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — City Council will hold a public hearing and consider approving a special-use permit requested by the Northeast Neighborhood Association for a community building as well as eight special-use permits for short-term rentals.

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HARRISONBURG — More than 3,000 people spent their Sunday morning and afternoon at the ninth annual Hispanic Festival celebrating Hispanic heritage, culture and diversity in the Shenandoah Valley.

Saturday, August 10, 2019
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Jeremiah Morris, 28, a Mount Crawford native and James Madison University graduate, opened Specto Art Space in downtown Harrisonburg at 91 N. Main St. on Friday.

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HARRISONBURG — The Harrisonburg Citizen Academy is approaching to give residents a chance to see the inside workings of each department’s day-to-day functions.

Wire News

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Wednesday steered clear of Donald Trump's comments questioning the loyalty of American Jews who support the Democratic Party, in sharp contrast to the tide of condemnation from Jewish critics who accused him of trafficking in anti-Semitic stereotypes.