Local News

Friday, January 17, 2020
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City Council tabled a request by Rockingham Properties LLC to rezone and obtain a special-use permit for 231, 251 and 261 S. Liberty St. on Tuesday.

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On Wednesday afternoon, the lives of three drivers were claimed by a crash at mile marker 239.3 when a northbound tractor-trailer crossed the median to the southbound side of Interstate 81.

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Newly hired Deputy Police Chief Gabriel Camacho celebrated his one-month anniversary with the Harrisonburg Police Department doing something he plans to do regularly — meeting with his neighbors.

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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For the past few months, Emani Morse has had to keep it quiet that she was named one of the 2020 Next Generation Afterschool Leaders by the National Afterschool Association. 

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Despite the housing shortage, 2019 saw the most homes sold in the area since 2006 –– at the height of the housing bubble, according to data from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Association of Realtors.

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BRIDGEWATER — Some changes could be coming to Bridgewater relating to the use of golf carts on town streets in order to comply with state law.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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Three people were killed and at least four others injured in a crash that shut down Interstate 81 south of Harrisonburg for about seven hours on Wednesday.

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Maryland-based company Yim and Pifer LLC has sold the 2-acre shopping center at 291 University Blvd. to Fairfax County-based HDJR United LLC, according to Rockingham County real estate records.

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As David and Ann Gardner built the Valley Pike Farm Market in Weyers Cave three years ago, they dreamed the place would serve as a hub — a place where friends could meet up with friends and businesses could hold meetings with clients.

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EDOM — Just over 225 years ago, Rockingham County and Harrisonburg were both still in their infancy. And in Edom, both a baby girl and mother were saved by the actions of a surgeon who refused to let them die.

Wire News

Friday, January 17, 2020
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The most serious outbreak of desert locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and posing an unprecedented threat to food security in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries, authorities say. Unusual climate conditions are partly to blame.

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign policy chief on Friday blamed what he described as “aggressive” U.S. policies for growing global tensions, noting Washington's reluctance to extend a key nuclear arms pact.