HARRISONBURG — Another first day of school is in the books for Harrisonburg City Public Schools and Rockingham County Public Schools’ students.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
HARRISONBURG — City staff will be hosting a public forum to discuss improving downtown parking in the future.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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.
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
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.
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
HARRISONBURG — A New Market man accused of cashing stolen checks at a Timberville convenience store pleaded guilty Thursday in Rockingham County Circuit Court.
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
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.
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.
HARRISONBURG — For Rockingham County and Harrisonburg students, this weekend is the last before heading back to the classroom on Tuesday.
HARRISONBURG — The Harrisonburg Community Health Center was awarded $167,000 in federal funding to support behavioral health services, including mental health and substance use disorder services.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
HARRISONBURG — Jay Veenis, the plant manager at Graham Packaging in Harrisonburg for five years, knew there was potential when the employees of the plant received a notice in June that the plant would be closing.
HARRISONBURG — Harrisonburg police continue to investigate a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a city man.
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.
HARRISONBURG — As thousands of people circulate throughout the Rockingham County Fairgrounds this week, dozens of deputies, firefighters and EMTs are working to keep them safe.
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
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
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.
HARRISONBURG — The four presidents of area colleges and universities met and spoke at the Spotswood Country Club on Monday during the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce meeting.
HARRISONBURG — The history department at James Madison University has moved from the oldest building on campus to the most recently renovated.
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
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.
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.
HARRISONBURG —Swimmers, runners and bicyclist at the ready.
Saturday, August 10, 2019
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.
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.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fed minutes: Panel widely divided on interest rates at July meeting, with two officials pushing for bigger cut.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a plane rescue off the Northern California coast (all times local):
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal safety officials are warning people who work on airplanes to avoid damaging the kind of sensors that misfired before crashes involving two Boeing 737 Max jets.
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.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on A lawsuit attempting to force West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice to live in the capital (all times local):
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The NATO Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan says two U.S. service members have been killed.
LONDON (AP) — Ryanair has lost a High Court bid in London to block strikes by its U.K. pilots but succeed in court action against Irish pilots.
HELSINKI (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says the test of a new U.S. missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty has raised new threats to Russia and will warrant a response.
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech president has agreed to appoint a newly proposed candidate for a Cabinet minister, defusing a dispute that could have caused the government to fall.
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggests Irish 'backstop' hurdle may be resolved before Brexit deadline.