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The Harrisonburg Barnes & Noble will be staying open instead of closing in January, according to an email from Alex Ortolani, the director of corporate communications for the book-seller chain.

China ended its ban on American poultry, effective immediately, according to a Thursday press release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and many in the industry see the newly reopened market as an opportunity.

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Despite being behind in a three-on-three tournament, one brother refuses to bench his younger sibling before basketball legend Ralph Sampson steps in to join their team.

The Harrisonburg Barnes & Noble is slated to close in January, according to a statement from Frank Morabito, vice president of stores for the bookstore chain.

Harrisonburg and Rockingham County are experiencing the nationwide housing shortage, but the local market is seeing different results compared to national trends, according to Mattias Clymer, the rising vice president of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Association of Realtors.

The American Tire Distributors warehouse in Harrisonburg is up for sale with an asking price of $7.2 million, according to B+E, an investment firm handling the sale.

McGAHEYSVILLE — It has been seven years since Virginia legislators passed a law allowing for breweries to sell full glasses of beer without a restaurant on-site, and the effects are being felt in Rockingham County.

Between March 2018 and March 2019, the average weekly wage rose by 2.1% across all industries in the commonwealth, according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

HARRISONBURG — Taylor Balac installed solar panels on his Harrisonburg home in March and immediately saw a lower electric bill — and by April that bill was gone.

HARRISONBURG — Harman Realty will be demolishing the strip mall off of Interstate 81 that used to house the Sears for the construction of a Longhorn Steakhouse, according to Sean Hesse, the executive director of real estate for Harman Realty.

HARRISONBURG — Earlier this year, purple machines with “QUEEN” written on the side started to appear in convenience stores in the Valley with no fanfare.

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.

HARRISONBURG — Amanda Dameron of Harrisonburg has seen close friends and family suffer from the high price of prescription drugs.

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.

HARRISONBURG — PBMares, an accounting and business-consulting firm, promoted Ashley Summers to senior tax manager at the Harrisonburg office, according to a press release from PBMares.

HARRISONBURG — Nearly a decade ago, Ben Trumbo was only a beginner brewer tinkering around with a recipe for a semi-sweet Irish red ale in St. Louis.

McGAHEYSVILLE — Kline’s Dairy Bar will open a new location in McGaheysville at the corner of Island Ford Road and U.S. 33 in 2020, said Melissa Summers, the general manager of the two Harrisonburg shops.

HARRISONBURG — With Interstate 81 improvements already underway, the Virginia Department of Transportation lead for the I-81 work, Dave Covington, joined Del. Tony Wilt, R-Broadway, a member of the Interstate 81 committee, for a Daily News-Record podcast Friday to discuss funding and what to…

HARRISONBURG — Kristie Proctor’s farm in Hanover County gets no broadband — yet the tower by her house tells her that she has multiple potential providers.

HARRISONBURG — As students young and old visit factories in the Valley to learn about work opportunities, an industry group released a report on Tuesday showing the nation’s manufacturing activity contracted in September.

WEYERS CAVE — Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport will be adding a new flight to Dulles International Airport and changing the departure time of the flight to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport starting on Dec. 4, according to Heather Ream, communications director of the Weyers Cave airport.

WEYERS CAVE — U.S. Rep. Ben Cline, R-Lexington, toured Cave View Farm in Weyers Cave along with others involved in the Virginia agriculture industry, where they spoke about how trade deals affect farmers and what can be done to help.

HARRISONBURG — Global ransomware damage costs are expected to reach $11.5 billion this year and almost double to $20 billion by 2021, according to Cybercrime Magazine — and the Shenandoah Valley’s workforce could be part of the solution.

HARRISONBURG — Maggie Ragon, the first woman member of Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport Commission, has been appointed to the Virginia Aviation Board, according to a press release from the Virginia Department of Aviation.

HARRISONBURG — Kemper Funkhouser, a Realtor with Funkhouser Real Estate Group in Harrisonburg, has been named the president of the Virginia Realtors for 2020, making him the 100th president of the group.

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HARRISONBURG — Horizons Edge, the forthcoming $12 million sportsplex located between U.S. 11 and Interstate 81 just south of Exit 251, is now slated for completion in January, according to Jeff Flammang, the general manager.

HARRISONBURG — Fried chicken, mac n’ cheese and iced tea made up only a small fraction of the different dishes Rockingham County 4-H and FFA members and families piled high on the tables at the annual county fair buyers appreciation dinner on the fairground Wednesday evening.

HARRISONBURG — In 2011, customers of Sheila Helmuth’s Harrisonburg business, Kitchen Kupboard, at the Shenandoah Heritage Market at 121 Carpenters Lane constantly spoke about the need for a toy shop.