Local News

Thursday, May 28, 2020
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Beginning Friday, Virginians will be required to wear a face covering in public indoor settings after Gov. Ralph Northam announced the mandate during Tuesday’s press conference, but local representatives in the Rockingham County area have mixed feelings regarding the measure.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
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TIMBERVILLE — Meeting for the first time since March, the Timberville Town Council held a work session Tuesday evening to take up a number of items that were put on the back burner, including how the council will conduct meetings moving forward.

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With the Rockingham County School Board expected to take action on its proposed budget on June 8, the delay has forced the fate of the Board of Supervisors proposed budget for fiscal 2020-21 to be at a standstill.

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Median sales prices for homes, by a variety of measures, continue to rise despite COVID-19's impact on activity in the real estate market, according to both local and statewide data and experts.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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Harrisonburg City Council unanimously approved keeping the real estate tax rate at 86 cents per $100 of assessed value for fiscal year 2020-21 during Tuesday’s meeting.

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Employees and volunteers with Harrisonburg City Public Schools have been busy the last few months making sure that families have access to meals while students are out of school due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Like most aspects of everyday life, COVID-19 has made its mark and the necessity for social distancing has canceled many important life events, such as traditional graduations.

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Massanutten Regional Library resumed accepting returns of borrowed materials, such as books and DVDs, at all MRL branches Tuesday. Returns should be made at the outside return drops and boxes.

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Town officials announced Tuesday morning that this year's Dayton Redbud Festival has been canceled due to public health and safety concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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City Council will hold a public hearing on keeping the Harrisonburg real estate tax rate at 86 cents per $100 of assessed value for fiscal year 2020-21 at tonight’s meeting, according to city documents.

Monday, May 25, 2020

The Virginia Department of Health and Rockingham County Fire and Rescue will be hosting a round of free COVID-19 testing on Wednesday at 140 Research Drive, according to a press release from Amy Snider, assistant to Harrisonburg City Manager Eric Campbell.

Wire News

Thursday, May 28, 2020
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Five retail chains flooded two Ohio counties with tens of millions of prescription painkillers through their pharmacies while taking few if any steps to stop drugs from being illegally diverted, according to updated lawsuits unsealed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland.

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PANAMA CITY (AP) — A regional human rights court has ordered Panama’s government to immediately provide medical care and more sanitary conditions for some 2,000 migrants detained near the Colombian border.

LEROY, N.Y. (AP) — The driver of a semitrailer truck took off during a traffic stop in upstate New York and led police on a circuitous chase in which he made U-turns, rammed cruisers and fired at officers, stopping only when they shot and killed him, authorities said.

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — In a forest clearing outside Flagstaff, Arizona, Sasha Krause was found cold and stiff, with a bullet wound to the back of her head. She was face down beneath brush, wearing a gray dress, white coat and hiking shoes. Her hair was pinned in a bun and her hands bound by…

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Washington Post's top editor told Harvard University graduates Thursday that facts and truth have become “matters of life and death,” yet he warned that some leaders continue to “undermine the very idea of objective fact, all in pursuit of political gain.”