Local News

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.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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City Council has welcomed the opportunity for more businesses in the city after approving two requests, one to rezone a property and another to have a special-use permit on a property to have business and professional offices.

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A former Elkton Rescue Squad treasurer accused of stealing thousands of dollars over a 12-year span retired from the City of Harrisonburg on Tuesday, according to a city spokesman.

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The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality works to protect and enhance the state’s environment, and it recently received federal funding to help with those efforts.

Wire News

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader will deliver a Friday sermon in Tehran for the first time since 2012, as the Islamic Republic grapples with the fallout from the targeted killing of its top general in a U.S. airstrike and popular anger at its accidental shootdown of a passenger plane.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — When Alex Ovechkin took an errant stick to the face that made him bleed, his Washington Capitals teammates knew it wouldn't be good for the New Jersey Devils.

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TAGAYTAY, Philippines (AP) — An erupting Philippine volcano remains life-threatening despite weaker emissions and fewer tremors, an official said Friday and advised thousands of displaced villagers not to return to the danger zone.