Wednesday, October 23, 2019
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U.S. Marshals in Georgia captured a man wanted for an armed robbery near the Howard Johnson motel in Harrisonburg earlier this month.

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Virginia State Police arrested a Broadway man accused of causing an August crash that killed a Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office employee.

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McGAHEYSVILLE — Walter “Gator” Hopkins is just as excitable as he was when he first set out to start Cave Hill Farms Brewery in 2016 at 1001 Jacob Burner Drive in McGaheysville.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
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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 — Diane Lepkowski has been working for Rockingham County for the last 35 years, and she will be honored along with 60 other county employees this week.

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.

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 — 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.

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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.

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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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
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DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic had 34 points and nine rebounds and Kristaps Porzingis scored 23 points in the European pair's long-awaited first game together, leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 108-100 victory over the Washington Wizards in the season opener Wednesday night.