Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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The Rockingham County Board of Supervisors will consider a joint rezoning and special-use permit request during its meeting Wednesday, which could result in a small contractor’s business being located in McGaheysville.

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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.

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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.

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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
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Glo Fiber, a Valley internet service provider, has partnered with cloud company CSG Field Service Management to improve services, according to a press release.

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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…

Saturday, July 24, 2021
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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.

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It’s still a few months before residents of Rockingham County cast their votes for the contested District 3 seat on the School Board. However, a number of important issues have been on the minds of county residents, and candidates are sharing their thoughts along with what additional issues …

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For the past 23 years, including 10 as chief of police, Joe Simmons helped Bridgewater become one of the safest small towns in Virginia.

Friday, July 23, 2021
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MOUNT JACKSON — A 53-year-old employee of Bowman Andros Products died Friday after entering a cold-storage room without the proper equipment, according to the Shenandoah County Fire Marshal’s Office.

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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.

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The team behind the proposed Peak Mountain development in McGaheysville is reviewing concerns to see how they can be addressed, according to Seth Roderick, a managing partner of Monteverde Engineering and Design Studio and representative of the developers.

Thursday, July 22, 2021
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ELKTON — Elkton is facing another town employee vacancy, with the most recent being in the town’s treasurer’s office.

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It was Mother’s Day 2019, and Autumn Pequignot was at Busch Gardens with her husband and daughter, Mara. They were about to leave the park after a gorgeous day of fun, and Pequignot had just gotten a Starbucks coffee.

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As part of a training exercise Wednesday, deputy Larry Good stormed Spotswood High School’s auditorium searching for an active shooter.

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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.

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STAUNTON — Purchasing a farm within the first few months of marriage, let alone during the COVID-19 pandemic, wasn’t the straight-forward plan Morgan and Sawyer Messer were expecting to run with.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
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It may be summer and there are fewer kids in school buildings, but things are not slowing down for Lacey Spring Elementary School and Principal Tammy May. And anyone who knows May knows that she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
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Just 10 years after opening East Rockingham High School to alleviate crowding at Spotswood High School, the Rockingham County School Board is considering building another high school to address the same problem in the area.

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A source of funding to provide housing opportunities in Virginia will be hitting the Shenandoah Valley region after the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission was awarded a state grant.

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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.

Monday, July 19, 2021
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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.