City Council tabled a request by Rockingham Properties LLC to rezone and obtain a special-use permit for 231, 251 and 261 S. Liberty St. on Tuesday.
Friday, January 17, 2020
On Wednesday afternoon, the lives of three drivers were claimed by a crash at mile marker 239.3 when a northbound tractor-trailer crossed the median to the southbound side of Interstate 81.
Newly hired Deputy Police Chief Gabriel Camacho celebrated his one-month anniversary with the Harrisonburg Police Department doing something he plans to do regularly — meeting with his neighbors.
More than five years after her death, Rockingham County native Ben Barlow continues work to shine light on the issues his wife, Monica Pence Barlow, championed in life.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
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.
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.
When Siamen Abdulqadr first came to Harrisonburg 11 years ago as a refugee from Iraq, he didn’t speak any English and didn’t know how to navigate the area.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
A yearlong process to create a strategic plan for Harrisonburg City Public Schools entered a new phase this week with the formation of six action committees.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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.
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.
McGaheysville poet J. Scott Price dedicated his youth to pursuing a lifetime of military service, saw that dream go down the drain from a back injury and turned to writing after his discharge.
Monday, January 13, 2020
City Council will hold nine public hearings at Tuesday’s meeting, including potential funding priorities for the Community Development Block Grant, a short-term rental request and an appropriation of $6 million for the new high school.
Sunday, January 12, 2020
For Rockingham County firefighter Dustin Lucas, playing in the second annual Volley in the Valley at East Rockingham High School on Sunday was more than a competition among first responders.
Saturday, January 11, 2020
For roughly the first seven minutes of the FCS championship game, quarterback Ben DiNucci methodically led the James Madison University football team down the field.
Since brothers Tommy and Steven Urglavitch opened Urgie’s Cheesesteaks brick-and-mortar restaurant and bar last year, sports fans have packed the cozy former carriage house on East Water Street to watch games.
Friday, January 10, 2020
A Rockingham County judge upheld jury recommendations that Wesley Cruz should spend roughly half-century behind bars for killing a city man at a hookah lounge in 2017.
Cecil Gilkerson’s impact on the Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Department can be seen in every smile at every city park.
Thursday, January 09, 2020
On Jan. 22, volunteers will attempt to count all of the homeless residents of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, according to Michael Wong, executive director of the Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
The Harrisonburg Planning Commission voted Wednesday to continue a public hearing to its next meeting regarding a request to rezone a parcel on Keezletown Road to have a number of different residential units.
When the media production company Beau Baker, Jon Hollif and Andy Vanhook worked for closed in 2011, they decided to found Appeal Production.
Harrisonburg police arrested a city man accused of stabbing another man 17 times during a robbery in a trailer park late Tuesday night.
Wednesday, January 08, 2020
A Harrisonburg man who admitted his role in connection with the December 2017 overdose death of the son of a former RUSH Drug Task Force commander will spend nearly a decade behind bars, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Tuesday, January 07, 2020
A Rockingham County judge scheduled a trial on Tuesday for a Fulks Run man accused of shooting two people over a trespassing dispute.
Proposed legislation could keep school bus drivers driving longer, by offering them a new incentive.
The case against the former Elkton Rescue Squad treasurer accused of stealing thousands of dollars over a 12-year span will head to a grand jury.
The Harrisonburg Planning Commission will hold its first meeting of the new year to determine who will serve as commission chair along with holding three public hearings on Wednesday.
Getting a break from your job or school can be just what the doctor ordered, but it also presents challenges.
Monday, January 06, 2020
Tensions ran high during Monday’s town hall with U.S. Rep. Ben Cline as comments were thrown back and forth regarding recent developments involving Iran.
Every year, more than 100 essays flood Massaunutten Regional Library singing the praises of teachers who made a difference in the lives of students.
Friday, January 17, 2020
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Three Detroit-area high school students who were suspended during an investigation of hazing by football players are back in class, a lawyer said.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced the latest in a series of desperate ideas Friday to sell off his predecessor's official jet, which he says is too luxurious for a country where half the people live in poverty.
LAS TUNAS, Cuba (AP) — Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel said he does not believe the Trump administration would drop sanctions on the island in exchange for concessions from his government.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A gun-rights group has filed an emergency appeal of a judge's ruling upholding the Virginia governor's ban on firearms at a pro-gun rally that's expected to draw thousands of gun activists to the state Capitol on Monday.
Stocks are opening slightly higher on Wall Street, building on the big gains from a day earlier that sent major indexes to their latest record highs. Technology companies and banks led the way higher Friday. Google parent company Alphabet rose again, a day after becoming the latest tech gian…
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' soccer federation has suspended all matches after a referee walkout over a bombing attack against a colleague's car.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production fell 0.3% in December, as unseasonably warm weather reduced demand for heating from utilities.
WASHINGTON (AP) — US industrial production fell 0.3% in December, as unseasonably warm month limited the need for heating from utilities.
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's auto safety agency is looking into allegations that all three of Tesla's electric vehicles can suddenly accelerate on their own.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction of new homes surged in December to the highest level in 13 years, capping a year in which falling mortgage rates and a strong labor market helped lift the prospects of the housing industry.