Friday, August 23, 2019
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BRIDGEWATER — The United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service held a public meeting on Thursday to answer questions regarding the North Shenandoah Mountain Restoration and Management Project.

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — A month after the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing regarding the creation of the Lake Shenandoah Stormwater Control Authority, the board held a work session Wednesday to provide the public another opportunity to discuss the issues.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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ELKTON — As of October, the Elkton Town Council will begin holding its work session meetings at the first Monday of the month instead of the third Monday, while working toward having two regular council meetings instead of one per month.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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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.

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BRIDGEWATER — The United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service will hold a public meeting on Thursday to answer questions regarding the North Shenandoah Mountain Restoration and Management Project.

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.

Monday, August 19, 2019
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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.

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HARRISONBURG — It has been nearly a month since the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing regarding the creation of the Lake Shenandoah Stormwater Control Authority, and with the resolution tabled, supervisors are holding a work session to address the issues.

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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
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HARRISONBURG — A New Market man accused of cashing stolen checks at a Timberville convenience store pleaded guilty Thursday in Rockingham County Circuit Court.

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HARRISONBURG — Bluegrass music is a Shenandoah Valley tradition and is full of string instruments such as the fiddle, banjo, upright bass, guitars and features vocal styles passed down for decades — and the tunes are a staple of county fairs.

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HARRISONBURG — There are several motivations for demolition derby drivers to spend days ripping and welding to purposely bash their cars around a muddy ring — as they did Friday at the Rockingham County Fair.

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HARRISONBURG — Three times a day, LaVaun Janney, the instructor for Southland Dairy Farms, teaches a crowd about the dairy milking process at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds.

Friday, August 16, 2019
Thursday, August 15, 2019
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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.

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HARRISONBURG — The Rockingham County Board of Supervisors got a first-hand look at the work being done at the new InterChange cold storage facility near Mount Crawford on Wednesday, touring the $41.6 million facility.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — From a bird’s-eye-view, those viewing the Market Lamb Show at the Rockingham County Fair can witness an individual walk in and out within a few minutes.

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DAYTON — The Dayton Police Department will start enforcing state law and town code barring cars from being parked facing oncoming traffic due to concerns about safety, Chief Justin Trout announced at the Dayton Town Council meeting on Monday.

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HARRISONBURG — Matthew Jones has watched the Bobcat Rodeo for two years now, taking mental notes for when he gives it a try himself.

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
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HARRISONBURG — A year after the InterChange Group announced it would be spending $41.6 million to construct a cold storage facility near Mount Crawford, the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors will tour the facility on Wednesday.

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HARRISONBURG — Starting in England and Ireland — seven generations later, Georgina Pompom is keeping close encounters with the exotic kind.

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DAYTON — Dayton Town Council tabled a motion to approve funding to purchase a plot of land owned by BB&T Bank between Dingledine Lane and John Wayland Highway during Monday’s meeting, marking a pause in a deal which began during March.

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HARRISONBURG — Marc Etchebarne put on his cowboy hat and red flannel shirt and stared at the bulls, ready to take on whichever one was thrown at him during the rodeo.

Saturday, August 10, 2019
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BROADWAY — David Cash was 2 years old when his brother, Marshall “Steve” Cash, was sent to the Central Virginia Training Center.

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Friday, August 23, 2019

PARIS (AP) — Rarely have French President Emmanuel Macron and superstar soccer players including Cristiano Ronaldo been on the same page, but when it comes to the fires that are devastating the Amazon, they're uniting in sounding the alarm.

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — He is a feared former defense official accused of condoning rape, torture and shadowy disappearances of critics, but to many Sri Lankans, the opposition's presidential candidate is the best choice to protect the South Asian island nation after attacks that killed ov…