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Work on all 48 remaining I-81 improvement projects remain on schedule, with some even ahead of schedule, according to Virginia Department of Transportation staff.

State and elected officials discussed the increased need for broadband because of the COVID-19 pandemic during Wednesday’s Governor’s Summit on Rural Prosperity.

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Rep. Ben Cline, R-Lexington, is co-sponsoring a bill that would expand exemptions for local meat processors and producers from federal inspection requirements, according to government documents.

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Virginia restaurant chain Country Cookin announced Friday it will be closing all of its locations permanently after a last day of service on Sunday.

Harrisonburg Community Health Center will rebrand all of its locationd to HCHC on Monday — the same day the nonprofit is opening the HCHC Pharmacy off Port Republic Road in Harrisonburg, according to a press release from the group.

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Roland Thompson, of Singers Glen, sat in the drive-thru of Jess’ Lunch No. 2 in Harrisonburg on Tuesday afternoon, but no one came to the window.

Though an estimated 5.6 million American workers lost health insurance coverage due to layoffs in March and April from the economic recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Valley Health did not see a major difference between the number of insured and uninsured COVID-19 patients and non-vi…

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Virginia employers created 68,000 jobs in August as the economy attempted to rebuild itself, said Joe Mengedoth, an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, citing Virginia Employment Commission data.

When David Stuart Sr., 38, was a child visiting his grandmother in Harrisonburg, he would go to the laundromat. That’s where his grandmother’s friend would give him some change to play games or buy candy while they waited for the loads to finish.

Across the nation, students won’t just be out of classrooms, learning from home — they’ll also be out of the cafeterias, eating at home.

Del. Chris Runion, R-Bridgewater, submitted a bill Saturday that would provide entities with limited immunity from lawsuits based on exposure to or transmission of COVID-19, as well as to personal protective equipment manufacturers and distributors, according to Virginia’s Legislative Inform…

Brooke Zirk, vice president and commercial relationship manager at F&M Bank, has joined the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County commercial team of the Timberville-based institution, according to a Wednesday press release.

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Norfolk-based Sentara Healthcare signed a letter of intent to merge with Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health, according to a Wednesday press release.

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James Madison University’s announcement Aug. 10 that it would suspend all fall sports was typical of the bad news that 2020 continues to bring for Tim O’Neill, the founder and part owner of city sports bar and restaurant O’Neill’s Grill, and others in the hospitality industry.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused universities to shift graduations and other usual landmarks that would bring in students and families for stays at area hotels.

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Red Front Supermarket will be having a liquidation auction Saturday, with items such as the Golden Skillet sign that shined on Chicago Avenue, down to brooms and mop buckets the market’s employees and owners used to keep the floors gleaming, available for bid.

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Business partners Mark Lee, of Rockingham County, and Robbie Yeaman, of Madison, have bought the old Golden Corral property on East Market Street in Harrisonburg and plan to build a car wash on a portion of it.

Kodiak Properties LLC sold its shopping center to Elkton Plaza LLC for $5 million, according to a release from real estate and investment firm Colliers International.

Harrisonburg and Rockingham County are both slated to receive $10,000 as part of a $866,000 grant program originally announced in June, according to a Wednesday release from the office of Gov. Ralph Northam.

NEW MARKET — Kimberly Ashby, of Stafford, planned to face her fear of flying head on by jumping out of an airplane at New Market Airport a week after her 47th birthday back in May.

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The developers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline announced Sunday that they are canceling the multi-state natural gas project, citing delays and “increasing cost uncertainty.”

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The next meeting of the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board to discuss state emergency temporary standards for workplace safety during the pandemic will be on Tuesday at 9:15 a.m., according to an email from Princy Doss, the director of policy, planning and public information with the Vir…

After spiking in April, the unemployment rate for localities in the Valley recovered somewhat in May, according to the most recent data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, though regional jobless rates are still roughly three times higher than May 2019.

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The day before most of the state entered Phase 3 of its reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Ralph Northam said that restaurants would still not be allowed to serve guests at their bars in a reversal that changed local restaurant owners’ calculations.

Paul Hansbarger, the owner of Lineage, a Harrisonburg bag producer, borrowed money from the city through the Disaster Impact Loan Program during the COVID-19 pandemic to help keep himself and three of his part-time employees from falling off payroll.

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Matthew C. Sunderlin, a managing partner of the Harrisonburg law firm of Clark & Bradshaw, has been recognized as being a top Elder Law attorney by Super Lawyers magazine, according to a press release. This is the eighth consecutive year that Sunderlin has been recognized as a Super Lawy…