Doug West, 28, of Keezletown, spent four years working in Harrisonburg restaurants, half that time at Local Chop and Grill House and the last two years at Bella Luna.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
The Dayton Police Department and Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate the egging of multiple properties in the Dayton area.
James Madison University inched closer to hiring a new police chief, according to Ginny Cramer, assistant director of media relations.
WEYERS CAVE — Blue Ridge Community College and James Madison University have forged another partnership intertwining their students.
Harrisonburg City Council will hold a public hearing at today’s meeting about adjusting the boundary line between the city and Rockingham County, according to city documents.
A man charged in connection with a June homicide at the 340 Quick Stop Market near Grottoes appeared in Rockingham County General District Court on Monday, but the case was postponed one day.
The Presbytery of Shenandoah is looking for a buyer for its property at 1111 N. Main St. and has been in talks with Open Doors to turn the site into the city’s first permanent low-barrier homeless shelter, according to a July 15 letter from the religious organization to city staff.
It’s been 53 years since Larry Ritchie, 76, fought as a U.S. Army private during the Vietnam War. But the experiences he recalled while sitting in his living room were as fresh as the day he endured them.
Monday, July 26, 2021
Glo Fiber, a Valley internet service provider, has partnered with cloud company CSG Field Service Management to improve services, according to a press release.
When Nancy Coble Damon appeared as a guest on “The Spark,” a radio show hosted by Martha Woodroof, the conversation began about Damon’s career as the programs director for the Virginia Festival of the Book. But, like a skilled carpenter carving a block of wood, Woodroof quickly cut through t…
It’s his spot: this box with that new-wood shine and a post on the corner with the number “1” nailed into it.
Saturday, July 24, 2021
During the pandemic, public schools were not able to accommodate all students five days a week in buildings. It wasn’t feasible with the limitations of classroom space and, even more importantly, bus space.
Friday, July 23, 2021
The city of Harrisonburg plans to host a swearing-in ceremony for Harrisonburg Fire Department Deputy Chief Marques Bush today at 5 p.m.
A few months ago, officer Don Klotz stopped by James McHone Jewelry on Court Square in downtown Harrisonburg.
Crowding at Harrisonburg High School would already be a problem without Wednesday’s state guidance urging school divisions to implement physical distancing of at least 3 feet to the greatest extent possible.
Members of the Muslim community who gathered at Hillandale Park on Tuesday for an Eid al-Adha celebration said this year’s party was subdued due to the pandemic.
Thursday, July 22, 2021
As part of a training exercise Wednesday, deputy Larry Good stormed Spotswood High School’s auditorium searching for an active shooter.
Harrisonburg City Public Schools Superintendent Michael Richards was awaiting news from Gov. Ralph Northam Wednesday morning on whether students should wear masks in school this fall, but Richards had all but made his mind up on the matter — they will.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
A Rockingham County judge denied a Dayton man’s request Tuesday to be released from prison early.
Before it was 11 a.m. Tuesday, a cardboard box filled with four kittens found its way into the lobby of the Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA.
MOUNT CRAWFORD — Joshua Knight lugged the bags out of the back of his Hyundai Santa Fe at the storage unit off U.S. 11.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
The Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board is taking applications for the Return to Earn Program, an initiative that helps small companies offset the burden of employer-paid hiring bonuses.
Harrisonburg firefighter Keith Link earned a certification as a fire investigation technician from the International Association of Arson Investigators, according to a Monday press release.
On a normal day, Harrisonburg police officer K. Howdyshell patrols the East Market Street shopping corridor filled with a mall, movie theater and big-box stores.
There was a rule that railway workers must retire at 65. No ifs, ands or buts.
Monday, July 19, 2021
Dave Gibbs thought he might just be becoming a cranky old man around his 65th birthday in June.
With state psychiatric facilities reeling and mental health issues increasing during the pandemic, closing business would cause irreparable damage for nonprofit counseling services and advocacy groups, such as the Collins Center.
In June, Harrisonburg and Rockingham County reached a milestone of recovering over two-thirds of the jobs lost in March and April 2020, according to Joe Mengedoth, a Richmond Federal Reserve Bank economist.
BRIDGEWATER — The spirit of giving can often be heard within the sounds of coins dropping in red metal kettles and bells ringing in crisp winter air, but that wasn’t the case on Saturday.
Saturday, July 17, 2021
As Jordan Hale crushed boxes in a baler at the Sharp Shopper grocery store in Harrisonburg in February, the 25-year-old Bridgewater resident collapsed.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
NEW DELHI (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was talking with top Indian officials Wednesday in meetings that are expected to deepen ties between the important allies that are both rivals to a rising China.
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan reported a 114.5 billion yen ($1 billion) profit for the April-June quarter as its sales and profitability improved, especially in the U.S. market.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader has called the U.S. “stubborn” in stalled nuclear talks in Vienna for discussing Tehran’s missiles and regional influence.
TOKYO (AP) — As Olympics host Tokyo saw another record number of coronavirus cases Wednesday, Japan’s vaccination minister said the speed of the country's inoculation campaign is less urgent than getting shots to young people, who some health experts are blaming for the current surge in infections.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran supreme leader calls US 'stubborn' in stalled nuclear talks for discussing Tehran's missiles and regional influence.
TOKYO (AP) — Faced with criticism over human rights issues tied to next year's Beijing Winter Olympics, the IOC said Wednesday that its only responsibility was to “deliver the Games."
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's Defense Ministry said Wednesday that three of its troops were killed and two more were wounded in clashes with Azerbaijani forces on the border between the two ex-Soviet nations, which have been locked in a decades-long tug-of-war over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
BERLIN (AP) — A German woman who traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State group and whose husband bought a Yazidi woman as a slave has been charged with membership in a terror group and being an accessory to a crime against humanity, German prosecutors said Wednesday.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's vaccination minister tells AP that speed of inoculations less important than getting shots to the young.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish-born American believed to be behind a secret messaging application that has been linked to Turkey’s failed 2016 military coup arrived in Istanbul last month where he turned himself in to authorities, the state-run news agency reported Wednesday.