At its May 26 meeting, Harrisonburg City Council voted to delay the usual July 4 fireworks display it puts on in partnership with Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thursday, July 02, 2020
When Missy Hensley was informed in January that 51 Harrisonburg High School seniors were not on track to graduate, she and associate principal Lisa Warren jumped into problem-solving mode.
At a work session on Tuesday evening, members of central office and Harrisonburg City Public Schools Superintendent Michael Richards went over a thorough proposed plan for reopening school in the fall.
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
During the early parts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Harrisonburg was seeing cases spike at an alarming rate.
For about a year and a half, Jeremy Daubert and Cynthia Martel of the Virginia Cooperative Extension have been hosting sessions across the state to help farmers cope with stress in addition to their other duties.
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.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
The Hershey plant in Starts Draft will receive a $135 million investment for another expansion to add 90,000 square feet and 110 jobs to the facility, according to a Tuesday morning press release from the office of Gov. Ralph Northam.
The Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board met on Monday for the second time to discuss an Emergency Temporary Standard to further protect Virginia workers from possibly contracting COVID-19.
The Virginia Department of Health will be conducting free testing for COVID-19 at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds today, between 3 and 6 p.m. at 4808 S. Valley Pike in Harrisonburg.
Monday, June 29, 2020
A proposed reopening plan for Harrisonburg City Public Schools for the 2020-21 school year includes blended learning, with one day a week being online learning only for all students.
City residents will be able to get free masks at the Waterman Square Shopping Center today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the development at the intersection of West Market Street and Waterman Drive, according to a city media release.
The Harrisonburg School Board will review and vote on a plan for reopening school in the fall at a work session on Tuesday.
Like most things affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, applying for a statewide position with the FFA looked a lot different for Austin Funk this year than it has in years past.
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Standing a few feet behind the home dugout at Buck Bowman Park, there were moments where a smile came across Whitney Cofer’s face as she was greeted by fans, players and coaches from the Clover Hill community continuously.
U.S. Rep. Ben Cline, R-Lexington, opened his Harrisonburg headquarters on Saturday in part to kick off his re-election bid, drawing a crowd of about 100 people.
Thursday, July 02, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Zen Buddhist priest, who is a spiritual adviser to one of three federal death row inmates scheduled to be executed this month, filed a lawsuit Thursday arguing the Bureau of Prisons is putting him at risk for the coronavirus by moving forward with executions during a nati…
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Work crews have removed a second Confederate statue in Richmond, a monument to Navy officer and scientist Matthew Fontaine Maury.
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week with the benchmark 30-year home loan hitting its lowest level ever.
LONDON (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, felt “unprotected by the institution” of Britain’s monarchy and was “prohibited from defending herself” against negative media coverage when she was pregnant, U.K. news outlets agency reported Thursday, citing court documents.
BERLIN (AP) — The world's mountain of discarded flat-screen TVs, cellphones and other electronic goods grew to a record high last year, according to an annual report released Thursday.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — US-based analysts tell the AP they believe fire at Iran nuclear site struck new centrifuge production facility.
Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite who was accused by many women of helping procure underage sex partners for Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested Thursday in New Hampshire, the FBI said.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Foreign Ministry said Thursday that Moscow has never delivered weapons to the Taliban movement in Afghanistan, countering U.S. allegations.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that employers can't use past salary history to justify a pay disparity between male and female employees.
NEW YORK (AP) — FBI says British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested in New Hampshire on charges related to Jeffrey Epstein scandal.