Two companies have made "generous gifts" to the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Fund, according to an email from Revlan Hill, the executive director of The Community Foundation.
Thursday, June 04, 2020
A Black Lives Matter gathering was hosted on Thursday afternoon in Grottoes. The small group was the third protest hosted in the Harrisonburg area since the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.
The Virginia Department of Health, with help from the city of Harrisonburg, will provide free drive-thru testing for COVID-19 on Thursday, according to a press release from Michael Parks, the city spokesman.
Garth Knight has been named as the executive vice president and chief lending officer at F&M Bank, according to a Wednesday press release.
Next week is the start of summer for school divisions, although it can be hard to remember that considering students have been out of school since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Harrisonburg Republican Committee will run a candidate for City Council in November’s election — the first time the local party has sought a seat since 2014.
Additions to the capital improvements program plan will make their way to the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors after the Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of two projects.
Donnie Casey punched the air and did a quick kick in his cap and gown as he approached the stage on Wednesday to accept his diploma. The sounds of “Pomp and Circumstance” played in the background.
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Rockingham County is home to the top two safest cities in Virginia, and it became official May 27.
Sunnyside Communities was notified of five new cases of COVID-19 at its Pannill Health Care Center, according to a Wednesday afternoon press release.
RICHMOND (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday for the removal of an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond's prominent Monument Avenue, a senior administration official told The Associated Press.
The Harrisonburg City School Board approved funding transfers on Tuesday to cover costs related to COVID-19.
A Keezletown man shot and killed by New York police last week became radicalized over the years, had a deep hatred for government and police, and was likely planning a large-scale attack, according to several law enforcement sources.
Former Elkton Mayor Wayne Printz was the lone speaker during Monday’s public hearing on the town’s proposed fiscal 2020-21 budget, expressing concerns over the revitalization project for the Jennings House and its funding.
For Stan Maclin, the head of the Harriet Tubman Cultural Center in Harrisonburg, Monday’s 1,000-plus strong march reminded him of the NAACP’s silent march in New York City during July of 1917.
Friday, June 05, 2020
SYDNEY (AP) — Police challenged whether a Black Lives Matter protest planned for Saturday in Australia's largest city is too much of a virus risk, as demonstrators in the capital reminded the country that racial inequality is not a U.S. issue alone.
The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck:
ATLANTA (AP) — The tenor of the protests set off by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police has taken a turn from the explosive anger that has fueled the setting of fires, breaking of windows and other violence to a quiet, yet more forceful, grassroots call for more to be done to ad…
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An increasing number of cities are rethinking the presence of school resource officers as they respond to the concerns of thousands of demonstrators — many of them young — who have filled the streets night after night to protest the death of George Floyd.
NEW DELHI: India on Friday registered more than 9,800 new cases of the coronavirus in another biggest single-day spike.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A family of six, including four children between the ages of 11 months and 4 years old, was found dead in the back of an SUV parked in the garage of a San Antonio home, authorities there said Thursday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — America's workers likely suffered another devastating blow in May, with millions more jobs lost to the viral pandemic and an unemployment rate near or even above 20% for the first time since the Great Depression.
Thursday, June 04, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) — A man seen on video charging protesters in New York while wearing a glove with four long, serrated-edged blades surrendered to authorities, the Queens district attorney said Thursday night.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Thousands gathered in Australia’s capital on Friday to remind Australians that the racial inequality underscored by George Floyd’s death was not unique to the United States.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Virginia Lottery's "Pick 4 Night" game were: