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Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday a slew of changes to the way the state is rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine, citing a need to take action as vaccination figures lag in the commonwealth.

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All 10 of the nurses working for Harrisonburg City Public Schools have received the first round of the COVID-19 vaccine, Superintendent Michael Richards said, and they will receive the second round soon.

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City staff is preparing to take another look at the reduced Harrisonburg budget as more information is now available about revenue impacts stemming from the pandemic, according to City Manager Eric Campbell.

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One month into the COVID-19 outbreak at Middle River Regional Jail has resulted in more than half of the jail’s population testing positive and hundreds of inmates exposed.

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Area food banks are facing supply issues as record amounts of people are seeking nutritional assistance during the pandemic and ensuing economic fallout, according to food bank workers.

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Friends Julie Moubray, 46, of Penn Laird, and Chris Parlette, 46, of Bridgewater, waited their turn in the parking lot of Hope Distributed’s food bank on Saturday morning in an idling blue Jeep.

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Sentara RMH Medical Center emergency room doctor Mark Nesbit got into work before dawn Thursday, and the 55-year-old Harrisonburg resident had an extra task to check off before seeing patients.

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While COVID-19 cases surge across the state, the number of cases in local classrooms are still relatively low. However, there are more active cases then there have been at any other time since school began.

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Free local COVID-19 testing will be conducted by Virginia Department of Health personnel in Verona and at James Madison University on Wednesday and at Rockingham Park at the Crossroads in Penn Laird on Friday.

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About 18 months ago, retired James Madison University associate professor Tom Syre set out to write a book to help those battling drug and alcohol addictions.

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The recent rise in COVID-19 patients entering Sentara RMH Medical Center is within the facility’s capacity for care, according to Anthony Bruno, vice president of medical affairs for the hospital.

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The first full semester of school for local colleges and universities since the pandemic began is drawing to a close, and students are going home for the holidays while officials make plans for another semester during COVID-19.

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In light of the rise in COVID-19 cases across the state and the Virginia Department of Health placing almost every school division in the highest risk category, officials are having to make tough calls about the remainder of the 2020 school year.

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While the majority of Eastern Mennonite School students sat in classrooms taking exams and counting down the hours until Thanksgiving break, a line of volunteers paced from the building to the parking lot Tuesday morning. Between the hands of seven National Honor Society students and school …

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Cases continued on a record upward trend in Rockingham County as the number of COVID-19-related deaths of county residents was on course to outpace COVID-19-related deaths in the city, according to data from the Virginia Department of Health.

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Dressed in a traditional black gown with hair neatly curled to her shoulders, senior soprano Kiara Kiah opened the annual Eastern Mennonite University orchestral gala with a delicate duet of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” with professor and baritone James Richardson. But Richardson was nowhere n…

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When the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors approved distributing more than $1.6 million of CARES Act funding to provide town assistance, the seven incorporated towns had until Dec. 30 to spend the funds.

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Halloween falling on a Saturday normally would be cause for much celebration, especially if you’re a parent taking your kids trick-or-treating.