The Harrisonburg Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will provide the opportunity for residents to safely dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at two city locations Saturday.
Thursday, April 22, 2021
A Harrisonburg man who exposed a Rockingham County sheriff’s deputy to fentanyl during a 2019 traffic stop and dealt 1½ kilograms of methamphetamine in the Shenandoah Valley will spend more than a decade behind bars.
Heading into Wednesday’s Great Community Give, Amanda Bomfim had her eyes set at $1 million.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
With three months of fundraising into the 2021 election year, finance reports show two local Democrats received more small-donor donations than their Republican opponents.
A Harrisonburg fire marshal arrested a Broadway man accused of setting a fire Sunday at a Harrisonburg college student-housing complex.
City Council will consider two proposed developments, one mixed use and the other residential, at a meeting next month.
ELKTON — It’s been nearly a month since Elkton was named the newest Appalachian Trail Conservancy community, and Appalachian Trail hikers have made their fair share of visits to the town.
Four-minute interactions with strangers aren’t generally something that stand out in the grand scheme of one’s day-to-day life.
A total of 180 inmates from Middle River Regional Jail have been transferred to Virginia Department of Corrections custody this week, according to a press release from MRRJ staff.
Prosecutors dismissed an embezzlement charge against the former owner of Jess’ Lunch No. 2 during a hearing in Rockingham County General District Court on Monday.
When Pamela Northam, first lady of the commonwealth and wife of Gov. Ralph Northam, walked into Mountain View Elementary School on Tuesday, she was greeted by the masked faces of students holding signs welcoming her to their school and telling her how much they were glad to be back.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
A red Chevrolet Equinox slammed through the waiting room of a Sentara medical facility Tuesday afternoon, sending two people to the hospital with minor injuries.
If the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic proved anything, it’s that the Harrisonburg-Rockingham County community showed up during local nonprofits’ time of need.
DAYTON — Dayton Town Council met Monday for a work session where Town Manager Angela Lawrence walked members through the draft budget for fiscal year 2021-22.
GROTTOES — Stefanie McAlister, a native of Augusta County and former Rockingham County employee, has been hired by the town of Grottoes to serve as its newest town manager following a special meeting Monday.
Everett Brubaker has been trying to get a community garden planted for residents of the Harrison Heights complex for two years now.
Middle River Regional Jail transferred 89 inmates out of the jail and into Virginia Department of Corrections custody on Monday, according to a press release from MRRJ staff.
Members of the Harrisonburg School Board, as well as the public, will receive a number of updates at a meeting tonight.
The Central Shenandoah Health District began transitioning its COVID-19 vaccine appointment process from invitation only to public scheduling Monday, according to a Sunday press release from the health department.
The sound of English rock band The Police’s song “Every Breath You Take” wafted through the air in James Madison University’s Convocation Center Monday around noon as health officials packed up.
Monday, April 19, 2021
The decision didn’t come as a shock to Harrisonburg City School Board member Kristen Loflin, but it was still a disappointment.
Virginia’s employment recovery remains sluggish, as only 800 new nonfarm payroll positions were created in March, according to data released Friday by the Virginia Employment Commission.
BROADWAY — A harsh rattling sound joined the chorus of air compressors, welding equipment and hammering on metal.
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Several dead birds sent from Rockingham County officials to the University of Georgia in Athens appeared to have died from trauma, but further study is ongoing, according to an initial report from a school pathologist.
WINCHESTER — Nearly 160 years after the First and Second Battles of Kernstown, the battlefield is still giving up secrets.
Friday, April 16, 2021
BRIDGEWATER — Pete Snyder, a candidate in the Republican contest for November’s gubernatorial race, met with voters at an event outside Bridgewater on Thursday.
After body camera video of what appeared to be a Brooklyn Center, Minn., police officer shooting a man with her gun instead of a Taser, the Harrisonburg Police Department addressed the issue with its officers.
Virginia State Police arrested a Harrisonburg man accused of impersonating a police officer Wednesday.
Nothing says spring like the chirping of baby birds in their nests.
TIMBERVILLE — It started with a trip to Florida, a love for ice cream and a car wash — three variables that made JJ’s Soft Serve come to life.
Rockingham County sheriff's deputies charged a 14-year-old East Rockingham High School student Thursday for bringing an Airsoft BB gun to school.
New water rates for the Countryside Sanitary District will go into effect July 1 after the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors approved suggested increases to offset the district’s debt.
TIMBERVILLE — Taxidermy is not a profession for the faint of heart. But for Mark Poirot, it’s no different than any other type of art.
It was a familiar feeling for Harrisonburg truck driver Angela Lecomte as she pulled her new Toter trash bin back to the side of her home.
Thursday, April 15, 2021
There were only two comments during the public hearing of the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors meeting Wednesday after the board had been presented the proposed $402.9 million budget for fiscal year 2021-22.
Harrisonburg City Public Schools Superintendent Michael Richards has proposed using funding from the newest federal COVID-19 aid to restart construction on HHS2 until conditions are met for the city to pay for the roughly $105 million project.
The case of a Harrisonburg resident whose arrest in December 2018 sparked protests claiming police used excessive force wrapped up Monday in Rockingham County Circuit Court.
Winners of the Virginia FFA Conduct of Meetings Leadership Development Event were announced last week at Buffalo Gap High School in Swoope. The Broadway High School FFA chapter placed first in the Virginia Conduct of Meetings Leadership Development Event, according to a press release.
ELKTON — What does it take to prepare the longest domino train of cereal boxes in recorded world history?
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Overlook Produce and Farm Adventures, located in Mount Crawford, will invest more than $850,000 to build a new produce-packing facility and retail market in Rockingham County, according to a Wednesday press release from the office of Gov. Ralph Northam.
Virginia State Police say an airplane pilot's "controls became unresponsive" Monday night before crashing just outside Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport.
Jeremy Holloway, director of COVID-19 response in Rockingham County, was driving to help run a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine clinic at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday when he first heard the news. Distribution of the vaccine had been recommended to be paused by the Food and Drug Administration.
Harrisonburg City Council heard staff’s $293 million proposed budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year, which does not include any funding for restarting the HHS2 project or expansion or renovation of Middle River Regional Jail, according to presentation documents.
GROTTOES — Action on hiring a new town manager to serve Grottoes has yet to be taken as council members continue to work with The Berkley Group.
As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to decline in the Shenandoah Valley, so too have cases of the virus on college campuses.
There were a few things working against Massanutten Technical Center this year as a direct result of the pandemic.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
A Grottoes man was hospitalized with serious injuries Monday evening after a tractor-trailer crashed into his vehicle, according to a Tuesday afternoon press release from the Virginia State Police.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating Monday’s crash of a Piper Cherokee near Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport that injured two on board.
CORRECTION - 1:23 p.m. Tuesday - Rockingham County is not moving to once-a-year billing for real estate taxes.
After early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic caused Rockingham County to lose more than $9 million from its fiscal 2020-21 budget, finances have bounced back and the Board of Supervisors is ready to mull the next budget.