Local News

Thursday, July 02, 2020
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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.

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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.

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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
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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.

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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
Monday, June 29, 2020

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.

Sunday, June 28, 2020
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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.

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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.

Wire News

Thursday, July 02, 2020
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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…

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.

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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.