Kaylee Grace Whetzel should have attended East Hardy High School’s homecoming last weekend.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
LINVILLE — For the last three years, students at Linville-Edom Elementary School have spent the month of October participating in inclusion activities to promote diversity.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
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.
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.
HARRISONBURG — A Rockingham County grand jury indicted three former 7-Eleven employees accused of embezzling roughly $7,000 on Monday.
HARRISONBURG — A Rockingham County grand jury indicted a former third grade teacher at John Wayland Elementary School on Monday.
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.
HARRISONBURG — After three eight-hour days of discussion, Harrisonburg City Public Schools will soon have a draft of the plan that will guide the school division for the next five years.
Monday, October 21, 2019
HARRISONBURG — Harrisonburg police continue to investigate a shooting they believe happened in the city Sunday night, according to a Monday press release.
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.
HARRISONBURG — Harrisonburg's parks and recreation advisory commission will meet tonight to discuss replacing the tennis courts at Morrison Park with pickleball courts.
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.
HARRISONBURG — Efrem Gebremikael, a Harrisonburg High School sophomore and Ethiopian immigrant, stepped to the podium.
Sunday, October 20, 2019
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.
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
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.
Five years after deputies found Ricky Charlton’s body on his family’s property on Layman Trestle Road, investigators are still searching for answers in his killer.
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.
HARRISONBURG — Due to new technology systems, all city residents should expect notices of new public utilities due dates on their bills on Nov. 1, which will be due in December.
HARRISONBURG — What would you do with $500,000?
Thursday, October 17, 2019
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.
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.
HARRISONBURG — The railroad on Maryland Avenue will be closed today starting at 7 a.m. and will be closed into the early afternoon due to railroad work.
HARRISONBURG — Richard Baugh is no stranger to Harrisonburg or to the state.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
HARRISONBURG — Earlier this year, purple machines with “QUEEN” written on the side started to appear in convenience stores in the Valley with no fanfare.
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
HARRISONBURG — A Fulks Run man charged with shooting two people over a trespassing dispute appeared in Rockingham County General District Court Tuesday.
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.
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.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Rapper Chuck D is this year's winner of the Woody Guthrie Prize, an award that recognizes artists who speak out for the less fortunate.
RICMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school board is seeking to convince an appeals court that its transgender bathroom ban didn't discriminate against former student Gavin Grimm.
DUBLIN, Va. (AP) — A Volvo plant in Virginia has temporarily laid off about 3,000 workers because thousands of Mack Truck workers are on strike.
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.
Chile is one of the richest countries in the region. Haiti is the poorest. Ecuador has a centrist government. Bolivia's is socialist.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The military assistance for Ukraine that's at the center of President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry started as a mere line item in a massive spending bill.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on planned power shutoffs to prevent wildfires (all times local):
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israeli efforts to form a government after last month's elections (all times local):
BEIT SHEMESH, Israel (AP) — Israeli archaeologists have revealed an elaborately decorated Byzantine church dedicated to an anonymous martyr that was recently uncovered near Jerusalem.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Utility says it plans power shutoffs affecting about 450,000 people in parts of Northern California. .