Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — City Council approved a request Tuesday to build a six-story mixed-use building with residential and commercial space on Reservoir Street and Foley Road after discussing whether there is a need for more student housing in the city.

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HARRISONBURG — Work is underway on the more than $11.5 million project for the new Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board building at 1241 N. Main St. in Harrisonburg.

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HARRISONBURG — A Rockingham County grand jury indicted a former third grade teacher at John Wayland Elementary School on Monday.

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HARRISONBURG — More than 30 people gathered with the Harrisonburg parks and recreation advisory commission Monday to discuss plans to convert the two tennis courts at Morrison Park to pickleball courts.

Monday, October 21, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — Harrisonburg police continue to investigate a shooting they believe happened in the city Sunday night, according to a Monday press release.

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HARRISONBURG — Taylor Balac installed solar panels on his Harrisonburg home in March and immediately saw a lower electric bill — and by April that bill was gone.

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HARRISONBURG — City Council will revisit a proposal at its Tuesday meeting for a six-story mixed-use building with residential and commercial space on Reservoir Street and Foley Road.

Sunday, October 20, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — On Saturday morning, Retha Reed, 85, of Harrisonburg, got up at the same time she always does — but that morning she was getting ready to walk over 3 miles to raise funds for breast cancer care and treatment.

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HARRISONBURG — Rithika Ganesha Babu, 2, of Harrisonburg celebrated her second Halloween event at the fourth annual Skeleton Festival in downtown Harrisonburg on Saturday.

Friday, October 18, 2019
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FUEGO (Friends United for Equity and Grassroots Organizing) Coalition continued its call for the Rockingham County Jail to end its collaboration with U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement.

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HARRISONBURG — Harman Realty will be demolishing the strip mall off of Interstate 81 that used to house the Sears for the construction of a Longhorn Steakhouse, according to Sean Hesse, the executive director of real estate for Harman Realty.

Thursday, October 17, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — Expressing frustration with a convicted sex offender’s repeated drug use, a Rockingham County judge revoked the man’s entire suspended sentence Wednesday during a hearing in circuit court.

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HARRISONBURG — Impact Ministries of Elkton will be bringing its substance abuse rehab program to Harrisonburg in the near future, said Brad Lewis, the pastor of Impact Ministries.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — Earlier this year, purple machines with “QUEEN” written on the side started to appear in convenience stores in the Valley with no fanfare.

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HARRISONBURG — Anish Aradhey spent a long time brainstorming concepts he wanted to convey before putting pencil to paper for his submission to the student Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign art contest.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — A Fulks Run man charged with shooting two people over a trespassing dispute appeared in Rockingham County General District Court Tuesday.

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HARRISONBURG — A former Virginia State Dairymen’s Association president and his daughter became the third and fourth person from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham area to be inducted into the Virginia Livestock Hall of Fame, with one possibly being the youngest inductee to date.

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HARRISONBURG — After city residents, officials and staff gathered last month to celebrate the opening of a portion of the Northend Greenway, city staff have seen a large amount of people using the trail.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's largest utility said it will go ahead with widespread blackouts affecting nearly half a million people starting Wednesday as dangerous fire weather returns to California.