Local News

Thursday, April 22, 2021

The Harrisonburg Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will provide the opportunity for residents to safely dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at two city locations Saturday.

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A Harrisonburg man who exposed a Rockingham County sheriff’s deputy to fentanyl during a 2019 traffic stop and dealt 1½ kilograms of methamphetamine in the Shenandoah Valley will spend more than a decade behind bars.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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With three months of fundraising into the 2021 election year, finance reports show two local Democrats received more small-donor donations than their Republican opponents.

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ELKTON — It’s been nearly a month since Elkton was named the newest Appalachian Trail Conservancy community, and Appalachian Trail hikers have made their fair share of visits to the town.

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Prosecutors dismissed an embezzlement charge against the former owner of Jess’ Lunch No. 2 during a hearing in Rockingham County General District Court on Monday.

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When Pamela Northam, first lady of the commonwealth and wife of Gov. Ralph Northam, walked into Mountain View Elementary School on Tuesday, she was greeted by the masked faces of students holding signs welcoming her to their school and telling her how much they were glad to be back.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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If the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic proved anything, it’s that the Harrisonburg-Rockingham County community showed up during local nonprofits’ time of need.

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DAYTON — Dayton Town Council met Monday for a work session where Town Manager Angela Lawrence walked members through the draft budget for fiscal year 2021-22.

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GROTTOES — Stefanie McAlister, a native of Augusta County and former Rockingham County employee, has been hired by the town of Grottoes to serve as its newest town manager following a special meeting Monday.

Wire News

Thursday, April 22, 2021
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just a few months ago, California was the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. Hospitals in Los Angeles were drowning in patients, and ambulances were idling outside with people struggling to breathe, waiting for beds to open.

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Joe Biden has nominated a longtime environmental advocate and Democratic aide to oversee the vast expanses of federally-owned land in western states — the latest political appointment raising concerns among Republicans as Biden moves to curtail energy product…

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The numbers used for deciding how many congressional seats each state gets can’t be released until next Monday at the earliest, according to an agreement that settles litigation between the U.S. Census Bureau and a coalition of local governments and civil rights groups.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two of the nation's largest university systems say they intend to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, faculty and staff on University of California and California State University campuses this fall once the Food and Drug Administration gives formal approval.