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Saturday, July 11, 2020
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Downtown Harrisonburg’s Water Street is home to several food establishments that have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and social-distancing restrictions. With little to no outdoor dining options available, many businesses have relied on takeout orders to stay afloat.

Friday, July 10, 2020
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It’s been a long process to get to where James Madison University is now with the renaming of three buildings on campus that honored Confederate leaders.

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The Shenandoah County School Board on Thursday evening voted in favor of a resolution to retire the names of Stonewall Jackson High School and Ashby Lee Elementary School and the Rebel mascot at North Fork Middle School in a preliminary step to cut ties with the buildings’ references to the …

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Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., will meet with Harrisonburg Mayor Deanna Reed and City Councilman Sal Romero on Monday for a discussion on health care.

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In early March, a Rockingham County judge scheduled separate jury trials for three men charged in connection with a July 2019 shooting in Harrisonburg.

Thursday, July 09, 2020
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Small businesses located in Rockingham County and various incorporated towns will be able to apply for the COVID-19 small business grant program starting Monday, but funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Nominations for the third annual Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year contest are now being accepted, with the winner receiving a year’s worth of Purina dog food and $5,000.

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During his first court appearance in March, Joshua Ausberry told a Rockingham County General District Court judge that the rape allegations against him were “bogus.”

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Two days before the reopening of Agora Downtown Market, Allie Motyka was cleaning the exterior windows and removing four-months worth of cobwebs and dust inside.

Wednesday, July 08, 2020
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During a virtual meeting Tuesday, the Harrisonburg City School Board approved a plan for reopening schools in the fall, with the caveat that some aspects of the plan will be adjusted as more information is gathered from the public and health officials.

Tuesday, July 07, 2020
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A Harrisonburg man accused of possessing more than 400 lewd pictures of children pleaded guilty Monday in Rockingham County Circuit Court.

Wire News

Saturday, July 11, 2020
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SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (AP) — A fire early Saturday destroyed the rooftop and most of the interior of a California church that was undergoing renovation to mark its upcoming 250th anniversary celebration.

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BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — After months in which Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro downplayed COVID-19 by flouting social distancing recommendations and mostly shunning masks, both coronavirus precautions became part of his cloistered life this week at the official residence in capital Brasilia.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — These Virginia lotteries were drawn Saturday:

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Statues, street names, plazas and even the body of conquistador Juan Ponce de León himself: Spain left a nearly indelible legacy in Puerto Rico that attracts hordes of tourists every year, but some activists are trying to erase it as they join a U.S. movement to …

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DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania’s ruling party on Saturday nominated President John Magufuli to run for a second five-year term, while opposition parties and human rights groups demand an independent electoral body to oversee the October vote.