The sound of English rock band The Police’s song “Every Breath You Take” wafted through the air in James Madison University’s Convocation Center Monday around noon as health officials packed up.
When it came to continuing community service work, the ladies of the Wayland Woman’s Club weren't going to let the COVID-19 pandemic get in the way.
Harrisonburg City Council heard staff’s $293 million proposed budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year, which does not include any funding for restarting the HHS2 project or expansion or renovation of Middle River Regional Jail, according to presentation documents.
Jeremy Holloway, director of COVID-19 response in Rockingham County, was driving to help run a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine clinic at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday when he first heard the news. Distribution of the vaccine had been recommended to be paused by the Food and Drug Administration.
As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to decline in the Shenandoah Valley, so too have cases of the virus on college campuses.
There were a few things working against Massanutten Technical Center this year as a direct result of the pandemic.
At first, he doesn’t want to give his name.
Standing outside the Capital Ale House in Court Square, Paul Somers put it all on the line.
Within the first weeks of April, all three regional jails located in the Central Shenandoah Health District will have administered or received COVID-19 vaccinations for its inmates, but the process behind vaccine distribution is complex.
Central Shenandoah Health District officials announced Thursday it will expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include those qualified under phase 1c.
Kimberly Varner spent 15 years on and off cutting hair at the Downtown Barber Shop in Harrisonburg before she started her own business.
When whisperings of the novel coronavirus heightened into tangible fear, Nevin Yoder made a commitment to himself that he would continue his work as a nurse practitioner, come hell or high water. And Yoder stayed true to his word, even when it meant sitting in a summery downpour outside his …
When the Virginia Department of Health announced inmates in state prisons and local jails qualified for COVID-19 vaccinations under phase 1b, it opened the door for Harrisonburg-Rockingham Regional Jail and Middle River Regional Jail to vaccinate inmates who were still on lockdown after outbreaks.
Lisa Shifflett got a call from her sister, Kathy Cubbage, who lives across the road in Timberville, with a startling message on the night of Dec. 5.
Harrisonburg City Public Schools opened up to about 2,000 more students on Monday, bringing its total in-person student population to 50%.
Maggie Hagy had not seen her students in over a year. The Keister Elementary School teacher, unlike many other Harrisonburg City Public School teachers, has been teaching virtually exclusively since the pandemic hit in March of last year.
A survey was sent to thousands of Rockingham County parents and school staff members ahead of the decision to reopen school to more students four days a week.
The years that mark the COVID-19 pandemic will be some of the most documented, at the local, state, national and world level.
Shenandoah National Park has experienced many things, but a pandemic wasn’t one of them until 2020.
In less than a week, Harrisonburg City Public Schools will welcome even more students into school buildings as part of the school division’s next stage of reopening.
School divisions across the state and country have come up with their own plans for reopening school to students that fit the circumstances unique to their area — whether it be timing, number of students, age of students or any number of criteria.
The only movement inside the Rockingham County Jail lobby comes from the nearly 170 employees entering and exiting the downtown Harrisonburg facility.
The challenges at the Rockingham County Jail started weeks before an outbreak of COVID-19 cases forced a shutdown inside the facility, with many obstacles directly related to the COVID-19 outbreak at Middle River Regional Jail.
Misty Morris’ son turned 5 years old in July. Normally, the turning of 5 signifies enrolling in kindergarten, a huge milestone for any family.
It’s doubtful that many people will ever forget living through the COVID-19 pandemic, but there is a desire to document the isolation, the fear, the hope, the struggles and the loss that have come from it.
At a School Board meeting Monday, Rockingham County Public Schools Superintendent Oskar Scheikl proposed that more students head back to the classroom for in-person learning beginning in mid-April.
Monday marked one year and one day from when the Florys of Waynesboro last attended a Church of the Brethren service.
When worsening news of the novel coronavirus began shattering illusions of maintaining normalcy, swarms of shoppers raided stores, and supplies of disinfectant, toilet paper and N-95 masks vanished from shelves.
A year ago, construction on the city’s second high school, commonly referred to as HHS2, was underway.
The decline in the number of dairy farms has slowed, but the losses are not likely to be made up soon, according to Eric Paulson, vice president and treasurer of the Virginia State Dairymen’s Association.
In roughly the next week, sheriff deputies plan to hand-deliver up to 120 jury summonses to Harrisonburg and Rockingham County residents in anticipation of the resumption of jury trials next month.