Friday, January 17, 2020
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City Council tabled a request by Rockingham Properties LLC to rezone and obtain a special-use permit for 231, 251 and 261 S. Liberty St. on Tuesday.

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On Wednesday afternoon, the lives of three drivers were claimed by a crash at mile marker 239.3 when a northbound tractor-trailer crossed the median to the southbound side of Interstate 81.

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Newly hired Deputy Police Chief Gabriel Camacho celebrated his one-month anniversary with the Harrisonburg Police Department doing something he plans to do regularly — meeting with his neighbors.

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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For the past few months, Emani Morse has had to keep it quiet that she was named one of the 2020 Next Generation Afterschool Leaders by the National Afterschool Association. 

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Despite the housing shortage, 2019 saw the most homes sold in the area since 2006 –– at the height of the housing bubble, according to data from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Association of Realtors.

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BRIDGEWATER — Some changes could be coming to Bridgewater relating to the use of golf carts on town streets in order to comply with state law.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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Three people were killed and at least four others injured in a crash that shut down Interstate 81 south of Harrisonburg for about seven hours on Wednesday.

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Maryland-based company Yim and Pifer LLC has sold the 2-acre shopping center at 291 University Blvd. to Fairfax County-based HDJR United LLC, according to Rockingham County real estate records.

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As David and Ann Gardner built the Valley Pike Farm Market in Weyers Cave three years ago, they dreamed the place would serve as a hub — a place where friends could meet up with friends and businesses could hold meetings with clients.

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EDOM — Just over 225 years ago, Rockingham County and Harrisonburg were both still in their infancy. And in Edom, both a baby girl and mother were saved by the actions of a surgeon who refused to let them die.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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City Council has welcomed the opportunity for more businesses in the city after approving two requests, one to rezone a property and another to have a special-use permit on a property to have business and professional offices.

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A former Elkton Rescue Squad treasurer accused of stealing thousands of dollars over a 12-year span retired from the City of Harrisonburg on Tuesday, according to a city spokesman.

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The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality works to protect and enhance the state’s environment, and it recently received federal funding to help with those efforts.

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At a School Board meeting on Monday, Rockingham County Public Schools Superintendent Oskar Scheikl presented options for which grade levels could stay at their home schools if proposed redistricting is approved.

Monday, January 13, 2020
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Since partnering with SkyWest in spring 2018, the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport has seen an increase in passenger traffic, but nothing compared to record-breaking year the airport had in 2019.

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City Council will hold nine public hearings at Tuesday’s meeting, including potential funding priorities for the Community Development Block Grant, a short-term rental request and an appropriation of $6 million for the new high school.

Sunday, January 12, 2020
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For Rockingham County firefighter Dustin Lucas, playing in the second annual Volley in the Valley at East Rockingham High School on Sunday was more than a competition among first responders.

Saturday, January 11, 2020
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Since brothers Tommy and Steven Urglavitch opened Urgie’s Cheesesteaks brick-and-mortar restaurant and bar last year, sports fans have packed the cozy former carriage house on East Water Street to watch games.

Friday, January 10, 2020
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A Rockingham County judge upheld jury recommendations that Wesley Cruz should spend roughly half-century behind bars for killing a city man at a hookah lounge in 2017.

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BRIDGEWATER — When special education teacher Barbara Eanes approached Katie Moran, an instructional technology resource teacher for the school division, about creating a customizable app that would allow her students to easily use a cash register, Moran said she would have to get back to her.

Thursday, January 09, 2020
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On Jan. 22, volunteers will attempt to count all of the homeless residents of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, according to Michael Wong, executive director of the Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

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Gov. Ralph Northam gave his second State of the Commonwealth address on Wednesday, sharing his vision to continue building a “stronger, fairer and more equitable Virginia.” But one Valley lawmaker was not in agreement with the governor's remarks.

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The Rockingham County School Board will meet Monday and on the agenda is a presentation by Superintendent Oskar Scheikl about options for grandfathering students should the board approve redistricting later this month. 

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The Harrisonburg Planning Commission voted Wednesday to continue a public hearing to its next meeting regarding a request to rezone a parcel on Keezletown Road to have a number of different residential units.

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When the media production company Beau Baker, Jon Hollif and Andy Vanhook worked for closed in 2011, they decided to found Appeal Production.

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It’s been an unusual school year when it comes to snow and inclement weather days. It took until January for enough snow to fall to warrant calling off classes.

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RICHMOND — Between the rallies, crammed elevator rides and overall first day scramble, a tucked away hallway on the fourth floor of the Pocahontas Building is quiet.

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LURAY — At 18 years old, Lois Shaffer married her husband, Steven, and at 40, she went to school for nursing, which was always a dream for her.

Wednesday, January 08, 2020
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A Harrisonburg man who admitted his role in connection with the December 2017 overdose death of the son of a former RUSH Drug Task Force commander will spend nearly a decade behind bars, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran struck back at the United States for the killing of a top Iranian general early Wednesday, firing a series of ballistic missiles at two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops in a major escalation that brought the two longtime foes closer to war.

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The case against the former Elkton Rescue Squad treasurer accused of stealing thousands of dollars over a 12-year span will head to a grand jury.