James Madison University will begin having in-person classes again on Oct. 5, according to a Friday press release.
Friday, September 18, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87.
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.
Involved, caring and a person of integrity are all words Elroy Miller used to describe Nancy Hopkins-Garriss.
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.
Blue Ridge Community College made the decision early to move to online-only learning for a majority of classes and students when the COVID-19 pandemic first hit.
Over a year since a bid was approved for renovations at John C. Myers Elementary School in Broadway, the work has been completed.
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.
Puttering and juddering, engines of cars are started and revved by the faithful. Their drivers, old and young, pull onto the 3/8-mile track at Shenandoah Speedway the first Saturday of September.
Harrisonburg approved 78 businesses for grant money from CARES Act funding the city has received, according to a Tuesday press release from city staff.
The new U.S. 11 bridge over Interstate 81 at Exit 257 is slated to open in the early hours of this morning, according to Ken Slack, a spokesman for the Virginia Department of Transportation.
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.
Mount Crawford-based logistics, transportation and development firm InterChange Group became part owner of the Shenandoah Valley Railroad last week, according to Lance Arey, the general manager of the railway firm.
Thanks to funding from the United States Department of Agriculture, Rockingham County Public Schools’ free meal program will continue at least through December, according to Gerald Lehman, director of school nutrition for the division.
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.
ELKTON — When Merck and Co. requested that Elkton change the name of Stonewall Riverside Park, the town was left with two options — drop “Stonewall” or remove all references to Merck from park signage.
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.
GROTTOES — To the naked eye, one might think deep-fried chicken was being sold at the Grottoes Volunteer Fire Department Monday night as every spot in the parking lot was filled and people lined up to enter the facilities hall.
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 third annual Timberville Christmas Village has been canceled.
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.
MOUNT SOLON — Pink, mud-stained frock billowing around her ankles, 11-year-old Brenna Campbell trudges up the muddy hillside to the cow pasture before the sun has a chance to fully awaken from its evening slumber. After feeding the cattle each day, she goes to school before coming home, sitt…
Dayton Town Council is holding a joint public hearing with the Planning Commission to discuss changes to the town’s sign ordinance.
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.
While legislation sponsored by Valley Delegates continued to stall in committees, Sen. Mark Obenshain’s Virginia Parole Board transparency bill passed the Senate on Wednesday and will head to the House of Delegates for consideration.
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.
The Harrisonburg CARES Act Advisory Task Force met for the final time to advise city staff how to spend the next $4.6 million the city is slated to receive from the CARES Act.
On Thursday, Harrisonburg reported 2,036 cumulative COVID-19 cases after 47 new cases were recorded by the Virginia Department of Health.
When the twin towers fell on Sept. 11, 2001, Harrisonburg firefighter Ryan Eagle was just a toddler.
Thursday marked Jan Alley’s 20th first day of school, and it’s easy to say she’s never had a first day of school like this.
Thursday, September 10, 2020
In 1975, Harrisonburg native Bonnie Paul became the first woman from the Shenandoah Valley to be elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. She served two terms before retiring from the state legislature to earn a law degree from Washington and Lee University.
Elkton Mayor Josh Gooden has called for a special Town Council meeting on Monday to discuss several items of interest, including the renaming of Stonewall Riverside Park.