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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LINVILLE — Nestled in the rolling hills of Linville off a long gravel road resides the Showalter Guitars studio. The dusty shack has cooped chickens and guarded honeybee hives over the generations and now houses one-of-a-kind artisan guitars handcrafted by Stephen Showalter.

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 — Three area schools received grants from Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom — Mountain View Elementary School and Pleasant Valley Elementary School in Rockingham County, and Keister Elementary School in Harrisonburg.

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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.

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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DAYTON — Dayton Town Treasurer Tim Arrington will be stepping down on Oct. 25 after five months on the job, he said.

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FULKS RUN — Fulks Run Elementary School is the smallest school in Rockingham County in terms of enrollment, with just 167 students. It’s a community school, and as such, an important fixture for the town it’s located in.

Monday, October 14, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — The Rockingham County School Board will meet tonight for its regular twice-monthly meeting and will approve a timeline for developing and approving the fiscal 2020-21 budget.

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McGAHEYSVILLE — Even with his yellow lab Daisy in the shop, Scott Jones, owner of MassaVAPEn in McGaheysville, has been much lonelier in his shop over the past few weeks.

Friday, October 11, 2019
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Sgt. Matt Carter and his fellow Augusta County SWAT team members hurdled walls, climbed a makeshift building and dove through hanging tires during the 19th annual Harrisonburg Police Department SWAT Competition.

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DAYTON — More than a dozen Dayton business owners attended a meeting Thursday to talk about the future of the town’s businesses.

Thursday, October 10, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — Unemployment in the Harrisonburg metro area declined in August for the second month in a row, down to 2.7%, leaving about 1,804 people unemployed, according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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HARRISONBURG — The number of homes for sale in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County dropped by 22% in August compared to the same month last year, according to the most recent data from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Association of Realtors.

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HARRISONBURG — The Rockingham County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a request from Verizon to build a new cell tower during Wednesday’s meeting.

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HARRISONBURG — After more than a decade donning a Rockingham County sheriff’s deputy badge, Matt Cross — a popular school resource officer — traded it for his Bible.

Wednesday, October 09, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — When a dog gets loose or a stray is found in Rockingham County, only an animal control officer can take custody of it and deliver it to the local SPCA.

Tuesday, October 08, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — Not many days go by that Sandy Hottle and her co-workers at L&S Diner don’t think about what happened to Harrisonburg Police Sgt. Manuel Trenary.

Monday, October 07, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — Harrisonburg and Rockingham County representatives are in discussions to buy the Denton building on Court Square for increased court space, said Stephen King, Rockingham County administrator.

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ELKTON — There were 24 state forests located throughout Virginia, and on Monday, the headcount was officially raised to 25 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Virginia’s state forests.

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DAYTON — For one day a year, the streets of downtown Dayton are transformed into a stretch of arts and crafts exhibitors and food vendors, leaving the hands of the thousands of attendees filled with treats.

ELKTON — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to visit Elkton today to provide remarks during the Virginia State Forests 100-year anniversary celebration, as well as provide a dedication to the First Mountain State Forest.

Wire News

Saturday, October 19, 2019
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AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Syrian Kurdish-led forces and Turkey exchanged blame on Saturday for fighting that has rattled a U.S.-brokered cease-fire in northeastern Syria, as the Kurds appealed to Vice President Mike Pence to enforce the deal.

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KARBALA, Iraq (AP) — Millions of pilgrims made their way on foot to the Iraqi city of Karbala on Saturday for the Shiite pilgrimage of Arbaeen, regarded as the largest annual public gathering in the world.

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TOKYO (AP) — Before each match, Michael Leitch and his Japan squad have left the field in a battle-like formation after their warmup, each man in widening ranks behind the captain and with his right hand gripping the shoulder of the teammate in front.

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JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar returned to the country on Saturday to meet with President Salva Kiir less than a month before their deadline to form a unity government after a five-year civil war.