Saturday, July 20, 2019

HARRISONBURG — A Harrisonburg man accused of holding up a payday loan company in August pleaded guilty Friday in Rockingham County Circuit Court.

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HARRISONBURG – Following recent conversations and concerns from events downtown regarding homelessness and panhandlers, Our Community Place will allow up to 25 people to sleep on its grounds through July 29.

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HARRISONBURG — The Church of the Incarnation, an Anglican church located in Harrisonburg, has purchased the old Carter Bank & Trust building at 75 North Mason St. in downtown Harrisonburg.

Lumber Liquidators, a hardwood flooring company, confirmed the company will be opening a location in Suite A 1866 East Market St. at the former location of Pier 1 Imports in Harrisonburg. The store is slated to have a soft opening Sept. 20. It will be Lumber Liquidators 17th store in Virginia.

Friday, July 19, 2019
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ELKTON — The Elkton Town Council voted in favor of increasing the cemetery space fee along with the opening and closing fee for the Elkton Cemetery and many residents voiced discontent.

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HARRISONBURG — Over the course of a week and a half, the United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County hosted 13 reading parties for area elementary school students, which were attended by close to 1,000 students.

Thursday, July 18, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — The Shenandoah Valley Partnership, a regional economic development program sponsored by James Madison University, presented its annual report on Wednesday at Blue Ridge Community College’s Robert E. Plecker Workforce Center in Weyers Cave.

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HARRISONBURG — Harrisonburg City Public Schools’ popular summer enrichment program has a new and expanded offshoot called the Art Institute.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

HARRISONBURG — The Harrisonburg Police Department needs the public's help identifying two suspects of a recent credit card fraud that occurred at Lowe's Home Improvement store on July 8, according to a press release.

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HARRISONBURG — With a second scooter company soon on the way to the Friendly City, James Madison University plans to continue enforcing its rules to keep the campus safe and efficient to get around.

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HARRISONBURG — As a toddler with cerebral palsy, Joanie Hanshaw spent her childhood at the Central Virginia Training Center in Lynchburg.

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HARRISONBURG — As the Virginia Department of Emergency Management warns of extreme heat in the coming days, various Harrisonburg and Rockingham County groups are working to keep populations cool.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

In an front-page photograph caption published July 16 (“Puppy Love”), the dog Simone do Beauvdog was incorrectly stated to be up for adoption. Simone was adopted three years ago.

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PAGE COUNTY — Some farmers and producers in Page County have spent roughly three months dealing with loose cows roaming their property. On Thursday, a man was charged for the act.

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HARRISONBURG — Nearly two years since the crime, a Rockingham County grand jury indicted an Elkton man accused of stabbing a man with Parkinson’s disease.

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ELKTON — After reviewing five applications and holding a closed session Friday to discuss candidates, Town Council unanimously approved Louis Heidel at Monday’s meeting to fill the council seat of Jeff Jones.

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HARRISONBURG — To some, poultry processing is business. To Corwin Heatwole, CEO of Shenandoah Valley Organics and a sixth-generation farmer from Bath County, it’s personal.

Monday, July 15, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — Police charged two Harrisonburg men accused of shooting two other men Sunday night.

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HARRISONBURG — Costs associated with health care continue to rise across the country, and to find out the local impact, the Daily News-Record spoke with area experts Summer Sage and Timothy Jost.

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HARRISONBURG — Three-year-old James McAvoy jumped up and down, danced and sang at Massanutten Regional Library’s Central Branch during storytime Saturday afternoon.

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HARRISONBURG — With the recent retirement of two of the three captains, there was bound to be some change within the ranks of the Harrisonburg Police Department.

Sunday, July 14, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — City police continue to investigate a Sunday evening shooting in Harrisonburg that left two men wounded.

Saturday, July 13, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — Michael King didn’t expect to get a teaching job right out of college. After graduating from James Madison University, continued commitment to ROTC took him across the country and into the 1982-83 school year.

Friday, July 12, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — After a successful showing at the state level, a record-setting 22 students from Massanutten Technical Center traveled to Louisville, Kentucky, at the end of June to compete in the National SkillsUSA competition.

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LURAY — At a recent meeting, four Page County School Board members voted not to pursue the opportunity to provide two elementary schools free breakfast and lunches, despite the school division's growing problem with meal debt.

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HARRISONBURG — The newly required special-use permits for short-term rentals can be a source of extra income for young families who want to save up for a bigger house, or can be a way for someone to not lose their dream home.

Thursday, July 11, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — Missy Hensley comes to Harrisonburg High School from Central High School in Woodstock and said she is excited to accept the opportunity and challenge of serving as the principal.

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HARRISONBURG — City Council was approached at Tuesday’s meeting during public comment by a number of businesses regarding continuous frustrations with a group of people that has allegedly been panhandling and causing disturbances to the downtown community.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — Following a public hearing, City Council without hesitation unanimously approved removing registration requirements for short-term rentals, which will save property owners a $50 annual fee to operate within the city.

RICHMOND (AP) — Less than two hours after beginning a special session called in response to a mass shooting, Virginia lawmakers abruptly adjourned Tuesday and postponed any movement on gun laws until after the November election.

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DAYTON — Dayton Town Council met an hour earlier than usual, following a short special meeting, during which council unanimously voted to pass a resolution to move its monthly meetings from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday.

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HARRISONBURG — As Peyton Deputy stood along Maryland Avenue Monday afternoon, the 12-year-old Harrisonburg resident used a radar gun to monitor the speed of passing vehicles.

HARRISONBURG — The off-ramp from southbound Interstate 81 to U.S. 11 (North Valley Pike) at Exit 251 in Rockingham County will be closed for repaving from 10 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday, according to a press release from the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Tuesday, July 09, 2019
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DAYTON — After a job interview in May, Angela Lawrence went for a hike, one of her favorite activities, before heading back to Chase City to continue her work as a town manager.

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Monday, July 08, 2019

HARRISONBURG — For the second time in roughly two weeks, police officers shot and killed a man in northern Rockingham County.