The proposed Peak Mountain development in McGaheysville will not be considered by the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors during its meeting Wednesday following the applicant’s decision to withdraw the request.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Harrisonburg City Council will review and potentially renew its emergency operations plan at today’s meeting.
It had been two years since the students of Mountain View Elementary School had been on a field trip when they found themselves at Massanutten Technical Center on Monday, and the excitement was palpable.
A civil trial has been set for John Bandy, the man who claimed he and other whites were discriminated against by his former employer because of their race, and the company he is suing, Shenandoah Growers.
Eastern Mennonite University’s Teacher Education Program was one of 26 education providers from 17 states and the United Arab Emirates to win recognition for its continuous improvement in preparing teachers and other educators, according to a press release.
Monday, October 25, 2021
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Karen Hahn was 17 with dreams of college when she took her first painkiller in Harrisonburg.
Virginia added 2,700 jobs in September as the recovery continues its sluggish march to draw more people back into the labor force, according to the most recent preliminary jobs data released by the Virginia Employment Commission on Friday.
Friday, October 22, 2021
The Harrisonburg Police Department arrested three city men for possession of child pornography, according to a Friday press release from HPD.
Harrisonburg could be the first locality in Virginia to allow duplexes by right in all residential areas if City Council approves updates in a draft zoning and subdivision ordinance rewrite, according to Erica Sims of HousingForward Virginia.
In an effort to protect patients, staff, doctors and guests, Sentara RMH Medical Center is moving forward with vaccine requirements.
Thursday, October 21, 2021
City Council tasked staff to present ordinances to tackle its most immediate housing goals Wednesday at the end of a two-day housing summit held at the Lucy F. Simms Center in Harrisonburg.
When you raise more than $26,000 for repairs to your school’s track there is only one reasonable thing to do to celebrate: “Dump a bunch of slime on the principal!” shouted Ry Wilson, a school counselor at Peak View Elementary School.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
The Harrisonburg School Board has spent months preparing to update its inclusivity statement and discussed it at Tuesday’s work session before it is posted to the school division’s website.
At Pleasant Valley Elementary School, students are taking part in a true farm-to-table experience by growing vegetables that will later be used in their meals.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Over 30 James Madison University students sat and listened Monday to the two candidates seeking to represent the 26th House of Delegates District and asked a range of questions from the Second Amendment to health care and everything in between during a traveling town hall.
For the first time since about the time the school year started, the number of Harrisonburg City Public Schools students in quarantine has dropped below 100.
The Harrisonburg Electric Commission and Community Housing Partners Energy Solutions are offering $100 to the first 25 customers who are prequalified and complete an application for energy weatherization, according to a Monday press release from Kara West, communications coordinator for CHP …
Monday, October 18, 2021
Sandi Ring, Terry Lam and the rest of the Mary’s Memories team members have been participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s ever since their mother, Mary Hull, was diagnosed with the disease eight years ago.
Everyone participating in Saturday’s 19th annual Race to Beat Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk had their own reasons for being there, whether it be to support a family member, friend or colleague battling breast cancer.
Saturday, October 16, 2021
It was already an atypical morning for Delman Rasheed, but it was about to become an atypical morning for the Shenandoah Valley.
For every Walk to End Alzheimer’s, a participant is given a colored flower that represents their connection to the disease.
Friday, October 15, 2021
It was a who’s who of Republicans — past and current elected officials, nominees, activists and boosters — who sat or stood in the crowd at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds listening to their party’s nominee for governor speak in the Valley yet again Thursday evening.
At a Rockingham County School Board meeting Monday, it was posited during public comment that parents have the right to pick and choose from the Virginia Department of Education standards what their child is taught. But that is simply not what the law states, Superintendent Oskar Scheikl said.
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Eastern Mennonite University’s announced this week that its newest graduate degree program, the master's of arts in human resources, launches in August 2022.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Community generosity has ensured that every Habitat for Humanity home built locally through 2026 will have solar panels, according to a press release from Jeff Heie, director of GiveSolar.
The sidewalk along the Water Street parking deck and Blacks Run in downtown Harrisonburg will be overhauled beginning on Monday, according to a press release from the city.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Shenandoah Valley candidates for the House of Delegates may disagree on a litany of issues, but on Monday, they discussed many bipartisan and unifying potential solutions to problems facing Virginians with disabilities and their families.
Monday, October 11, 2021
Virginia’s home prices are expected to continue to rise next year, but at a much slower pace than the last few years, according to the Virginia Realtors 2022 economic and housing market forecast.
On Saturday, The Marching Statesmen, the marching band from George C. Marshall High School in Falls Church, put on a performance complete with a forest of trees made of PVC tubing and voiceovers in their show, “Red Riding Hood,” that told the story of the classic fairytale through music.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama apartment complex was paid a visit by an unusual guest as children were coming home from school Monday afternoon: an alligator that crawled out of a storm drain.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is taming some toilet troubles in its capsules before it launches four more astronauts.
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — When Harvey Mason jr. took the helm at the Recording Academy, the Grammy-nominated producer knew there would be an uphill climb. He’s heard firsthand from some in the music community that the academy wasn’t a fit for them, the award voting process was ineffective, and …
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s health secretary, who’s held a key role in the state government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is leaving his job as Gov. Ralph Northam’s term soon closes to work for a nonprofit health system.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The bearded maintenance worker pounded his hammer into a metal spike next to the tee as Padraig Harrington prepared to hit. He dragged a hose across the green and accidentally doused Darren Clarke before a putt.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine may be getting closer as government advisers on Tuesday began deliberating whether there’s enough evidence that the shots are safe and effective for 5- to 11-year-olds.
Just two reporters were allowed inside a Georgia courtroom to serve as the eyes and ears of the public when jury selection began for the men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery. Pandemic restrictions also kept reporters and the public out of the courtroom during the sex-trafficking trial of…
Japanese-style gardens first caught the public imagination in the U.S. at an 1893 world exposition in Chicago, became a sought-after feature in Gilded Age estates, and were later adapted to open-plan modernist homes.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal and Rwanda have signed an agreement with German company BioNTech for the construction of its first start-to-finish factories to make messenger RNA vaccines in Africa.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida fishing guide and environmental activist Paul Fafeita says a highlight for his charter customers is spotting the manatees that forage for seagrass in shallow waters. It's not so thrilling when they come across the emaciated carcass of a manatee that starve…