Twinkling lights and tapestries, sparkling wine and a lifetime’s worth of memories. Formal is just one of several events canceled this year for university Greek life members, but for graduating seniors, the party is an unforgettable mirage of laughter, dancing and joy, lost forever by the pandemic.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Every year school divisions have to plan for the inevitability of snow days. Some years these built-in days get used before winter break, and some years they don’t get used at all. But the idea is to plan for them so that makeup days don’t have to be tacked on to the end of the year.
In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, a plethora of problems created delays for health care providers trying to obtain personal protective equipment such as medical gowns, masks and gloves.
Laura Henry had big plans for this school year. After starting a recycling program years ago at Lacey Spring Elementary School, where she teaches kindergarten, the program has grown each year and this was supposed to be no exception.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Democratic City Council candidates, incumbent Mayor Deanna Reed, Laura Dent and Charles Hendricks, all participated in a forum broadcast on Facebook Live Tuesday organized by the Harrisonburg Democratic Committee and Hendrick’s campaign.
A Grottoes man died Monday night in two-vehicle crash involving a farm tractor, according to a Tuesday press release from the Virginia State Police.
Cecee Hawkins, 57, of Broadway, said she was like many Americans when the COVID-19 pandemic began.
With $150,000 remaining from Rockingham County’s CARES Act funds, the county’s small business grant program received 32 applications during its third round of the program, bringing the total number of applications accumulated since early August to 126.
Monday, September 28, 2020
For the past two and a half weeks, Rockingham County Public Schools students have, for the most part, been learning virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Only the school division’s youngest and most academically vulnerable students have been in the classroom.
It wouldn’t be the fall season without neighboring towns hosting festivals throughout the month of October. And if the COVID-19 pandemic has proven anything, it’s that there is no shortage of creativity to make something work.
The Harrisonburg Electoral Board voted at its regular Monday meeting to rent an extra voting machine to avoid potential delays in the city’s results during November’s election, according to Bill Ney, the spokesman and vice chair of the board.
Southbound Interstate 81, between mile marker 255 and 251, will have alternating lane closures Sunday through Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. for paving operations until Oct. 10, according to a press release from the Virginia Department of Transportation.
The counties of Page and Shenandoah will receive about $1.27M Community Development Block Grants as part of Gov. Ralph Northam's COVID-19 recovery and response efforts in rural commonwealth communities, according to a Monday press release from Northam’s office.
A Harrisonburg man awaiting retrial in an August 2018 hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a James Madison University student continues to wait for his day in court.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A court on Wednesday approved a total of $800 million in payouts from casino company MGM Resorts International and its insurers to more than 4,400 relatives and victims of the Las Vegas Strip shooting that was the deadliest in recent U.S. history.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Rookie edge rusher Chase Young could miss Washington's game Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, and perhaps more, after suffering a groin injury in a Week 3 loss at Cleveland.
A Louisiana man and a Florida man allegedly gained access to professional athletes’ social media accounts and either sold the information or used it to extort payments, according to federal criminal complaints released Wednesday.
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A federal court said it would uphold a Federal Trade Commission decision to block a proposed merger between two leading Wyoming coal companies.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A conservative legal group has filed lawsuits challenging a new Virginia law that bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of lawsuits about voting have been filed ahead of the November election. The cases concern the fundamentals of the American balloting process, including how ballots are cast and counted. Here's a look at some of the top lawsuits in battleground states:
WASHINGTON (AP) — They've been fighting in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania over the cutoff date for counting mailed ballots, and in North Carolina over witness requirements. Ohio is grappling with drop boxes for ballots as Texas faces a court challenge over extra days of early voting.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — These Virginia lotteries were drawn Wednesday:
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday afternoon's drawing of the Virginia Lottery's "Pick 4 Day" game were:
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday afternoon's drawing of the Virginia Lottery's "Pick 3 Day" game were: