Friday, September 18, 2020
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Thursday, September 17, 2020
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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.

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The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Communications Center launched its text-to-911 program Thursday, according to a press release.

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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
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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.

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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.

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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
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Eastern Mennonite University delayed move-in for students until the first weekend of September, while continuing with online classes for the last four weeks.

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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.

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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.

Monday, September 14, 2020
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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.

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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…

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Dayton Town Council is holding a joint public hearing with the Planning Commission to discuss changes to the town’s sign ordinance.

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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.

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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
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Friday, September 11, 2020
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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.

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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.

Thursday, September 10, 2020
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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.

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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.