James Madison University will begin having in-person classes again on Oct. 5, according to a Friday press release.
Friday, September 18, 2020
Virginia employers created 68,000 jobs in August as the economy attempted to rebuild itself, said Joe Mengedoth, an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, citing Virginia Employment Commission data.
Rockingham County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Timberville man accused of shooting his girlfriend Thursday afternoon.
Unhappy with his roughly 30-year sentence, a Rockingham County man who admitted to shooting two men — one fatally — in downtown Harrisonburg plans to appeal his sentence, he told a judge Friday.
It is often said children are the future, but 9-year-old Emme Davis is not satisfied with simply being the future — she wants to have an immediate impact.
Voting for the November elections begins today with two new changes, according to Bill Ney, the spokesman and vice chair of the Harrisonburg Electoral Board.
Money may not grow on trees, but it can be harvested from the sky.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
The CVS Pharmacy at 1151 Port Republic Road in Harrisonburg will begin offering COVID-19 tests today, according to a Thursday press release from the health chain.
Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority is one of 33 agencies nationwide selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Moving to Work expansion.
The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Communications Center launched its text-to-911 program Thursday, according to a press release.
Just before daylight on May 26, Harrisonburg firefighters Capt. Curtis Chandler, Eric Higgs and Matthew McCray rolled out of the Rock Street fire station headed to a medical call.
Harrisonburg approved 78 businesses for grant money from CARES Act funding the city has received, according to a Tuesday press release from city staff.
Harrisonburg police continue to search for two men accused of putting credit card skimming devices on gas pumps at an East Market Street gas station.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the apparent suicide of a 19-year-old man Tuesday at Middle River Regional Jail.
Harrisonburg City Public Schools confirmed its first case of COVID-19 since school began at the end of August, according to Superintendent Michael Richards.
When Harrisonburg police officers arrived at the home on Greendale Road, they found a man sitting inside a screen-in porch holding a pipe and drinking a beer.
An audit of the funds raised by schools for things such as clubs, sports and events has come back pretty clean, with only a few suggestions for Harrisonburg City Public Schools.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Eastern Mennonite University delayed move-in for students until the first weekend of September, while continuing with online classes for the last four weeks.
Agriculture, social justice and the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic were all topics of discussion during Monday’s virtual forum with congressional candidates vying to represent the 6th District in the House of Representatives.
Somewhere in a phone conversation with Kevin Long that bounces all over the place — and he apologizes three times for that — he catches his breath and laughs.
The Virginia Department of Health is offering free COVID-19 tests today from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds.
Monday, September 14, 2020
Harrisonburg City Public Schools has closed one school for a week after an employee who was feeling sick visited the doctor and was told to get tested as he or she had a probable case of COVID-19, said Superintendent Michael Richards on Monday.
The need for quality child care that also adds an element of instruction is at all-time premium for area parents, as many are working while their children are learning virtually.
Although Harrisonburg City Public Schools students returned to the classroom on Aug. 31, whether the actual classroom or the virtual one, the discussion continues about how to best deliver content.
Sunday, September 13, 2020
School is back in session for Harrisonburg City Public Schools students — for a few that means back in the classroom full time. For most it means virtual learning in an online setting.
Saturday, September 12, 2020
A very unusual school year is underway for area students and the COVID-19 pandemic could also impact enrollment.
Friday, September 11, 2020
Just days after being named Harrisonburg’s deputy police chief in December, Gabriel Camacho attended the Northeast Neighborhood Association meeting to introduce himself to the community.
Two Eastern Mennonite School students have been chosen as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists and are among 16,000 nationwide to receive the distinction based on PSAT scores.
Harrisonburg police charged a Rockingham County man accused of crashing into multiple police vehicles parked at the department's training facility on Greendale Road on Thursday.
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Walmart, Amazon and other corporate giants donated money to a Tennessee state lawmaker's reelection campaign after she used social media to amplify and promote the QAnon conspiracy theory, according to an Associated Press review of campaign finance records and the candidate's posts.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's most prominent opposition figure, Jawar Mohammed, and 23 other people have been charged with terrorism-related offenses, telecom fraud and other criminal activities, the attorney general’s office announced Saturday.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said he is recovering his verbal and physical abilities at the German hospital where he is being treated for suspected nerve agent poisoning but that he at first felt despair over his condition.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters returned to the streets of Portland, Oregon, following a dayslong pause largely due to poor air quality from wildfires on the West Coast.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Gunfire at a backyard party killed two people and wounded 14 others early Saturday in Rochester, New York, a city that has been roiled in recent weeks by outrage over the suffocation death of Daniel Prude.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The chief of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard threatened Saturday to go after everyone who had a role in a top general's January killing during a U.S. drone strike in Iraq.
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Despite a government ban on large gatherings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, scores of demonstrators protested outside the Moroccan Parliament to denounce Arab countries agreeing o normalize ties with Israel.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Witnesses say a cargo plane has crashed at the international airport in Somalia's capital.
MIAMI (AP) — A hurricane watch was in effect early Saturday for coastal Texas as Tropical Storm Beta gains strength in the Gulf of Mexico during an exceptionally busy Atlantic hurricane season.
JUNIPER HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Homes were destroyed Friday by an unrelenting wildfire that reached a Mojave Desert community and was still growing on several fronts after burning for nearly two weeks in mountains northeast of Los Angeles.