The proposed Peak Mountain development in McGaheysville will not be considered by the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors during its meeting Wednesday following the applicant’s decision to withdraw the request.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
A memorial service for Carlyle Whitelow has been set for 3 p.m. Wednesday at Bridgewater Church of the Brethren, located at 420 College View Drive, in Bridgewater.
Harrisonburg City Council will review and potentially renew its emergency operations plan at today’s meeting.
It had been two years since the students of Mountain View Elementary School had been on a field trip when they found themselves at Massanutten Technical Center on Monday, and the excitement was palpable.
A civil trial has been set for John Bandy, the man who claimed he and other whites were discriminated against by his former employer because of their race, and the company he is suing, Shenandoah Growers.
Eastern Mennonite University’s Teacher Education Program was one of 26 education providers from 17 states and the United Arab Emirates to win recognition for its continuous improvement in preparing teachers and other educators, according to a press release.
Monday, October 25, 2021
An Elkton man has been charged in connection with a Friday homicide, according to a news release from the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office.
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Karen Hahn was 17 with dreams of college when she took her first painkiller in Harrisonburg.
Virginia added 2,700 jobs in September as the recovery continues its sluggish march to draw more people back into the labor force, according to the most recent preliminary jobs data released by the Virginia Employment Commission on Friday.
Saturday, October 23, 2021
It was Thursday night, the day before the second Gobbler Give Back for Broadway High School, and Mallory Cromer and a few of her students were cranking out the last of the T-shirts for the event.
Friday, October 22, 2021
The Harrisonburg Police Department arrested three city men for possession of child pornography, according to a Friday press release from HPD.
There is still work to be done on a proposed ordinance and policy for ground-mounted solar energy facilities in Rockingham County as revisions continue to be made.
Harrisonburg could be the first locality in Virginia to allow duplexes by right in all residential areas if City Council approves updates in a draft zoning and subdivision ordinance rewrite, according to Erica Sims of HousingForward Virginia.
In an effort to protect patients, staff, doctors and guests, Sentara RMH Medical Center is moving forward with vaccine requirements.
Thursday, October 21, 2021
ELKTON — When Rick Workman, of Elkton, was serving in the United States Army, he often received the daily American military Stars and Stripes newspaper, as well as the local Valley Banner newspaper.
City Council tasked staff to present ordinances to tackle its most immediate housing goals Wednesday at the end of a two-day housing summit held at the Lucy F. Simms Center in Harrisonburg.
When you raise more than $26,000 for repairs to your school’s track there is only one reasonable thing to do to celebrate: “Dump a bunch of slime on the principal!” shouted Ry Wilson, a school counselor at Peak View Elementary School.
ELKTON — In the two years since Glo Fiber reached an affiliation agreement with Harrisonburg, the company has expanded to serve Broadway, Bridgewater, Grottoes and Dayton. In its next move, Glo Fiber is seeking to bring telecommunication services to Elkton.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Friday at Broadway High School looked like a scene from “The Breakfast Club,” said Liza Coffman, assistant principal.
The Harrisonburg School Board has spent months preparing to update its inclusivity statement and discussed it at Tuesday’s work session before it is posted to the school division’s website.
At Pleasant Valley Elementary School, students are taking part in a true farm-to-table experience by growing vegetables that will later be used in their meals.
There are nearly 200 towns in Virginia, and according to SafeWise, Bridgewater is the safest of them all.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Over 30 James Madison University students sat and listened Monday to the two candidates seeking to represent the 26th House of Delegates District and asked a range of questions from the Second Amendment to health care and everything in between during a traveling town hall.
For the first time since about the time the school year started, the number of Harrisonburg City Public Schools students in quarantine has dropped below 100.
The Harrisonburg Electric Commission and Community Housing Partners Energy Solutions are offering $100 to the first 25 customers who are prequalified and complete an application for energy weatherization, according to a Monday press release from Kara West, communications coordinator for CHP …
Before Timberville Town Council voted to offer new incentives for all future vacant positions in August, Police Chief J.R. Dodd had a difficult time finding a candidate to hire as a full-time police officer.
Monday, October 18, 2021
A Waynesboro man has died after crashing a motorcycle on Port Republic Road on Thursday, according to a Virginia State Police press release issued Monday.
Sandi Ring, Terry Lam and the rest of the Mary’s Memories team members have been participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s ever since their mother, Mary Hull, was diagnosed with the disease eight years ago.
Everyone participating in Saturday’s 19th annual Race to Beat Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk had their own reasons for being there, whether it be to support a family member, friend or colleague battling breast cancer.
Brandon Shields, a former Turner Ashby High School varsity boys basketball coach and English teacher, is under investigation by the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office, according to Sheriff Bryan Hutcheson.
Coach to some, Cotton to others, Carlyle to more — the Bridgewater man had many names among the many people whose lives he touched.
Sunday, October 17, 2021
A man was killed in an explosion Sunday in Page County while working with a propane tank.
Saturday, October 16, 2021
It was already an atypical morning for Delman Rasheed, but it was about to become an atypical morning for the Shenandoah Valley.
For every Walk to End Alzheimer’s, a participant is given a colored flower that represents their connection to the disease.
WOODSTOCK — When Bill Gartner was 8 years old, he said it was a “no-brainer” that he would be helping his grandfather and father with their beekeeping activities.
Friday, October 15, 2021
It was a who’s who of Republicans — past and current elected officials, nominees, activists and boosters — who sat or stood in the crowd at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds listening to their party’s nominee for governor speak in the Valley yet again Thursday evening.
Elkton Autumn Days, an annual arts and crafts festival held in downtown Elkton, returns Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
TIMBERVILLE — Some Rockingham County residents will have a handful of candidates to pick from when electing members to fill open seats on the School Board, but only one name will be on the ballot for District 1 – incumbent Jackie Lohr.
The Rockingham County Board of Supervisors tabled a request Wednesday to bring town homes to a community designated for single-family dwellings at Massanutten Resort following a request from the applicant’s representative.
There is a bridge in Broadway, just before you turn into Heritage Park. It’s a normal-looking bridge, even forgettable just to look at it.
At a Rockingham County School Board meeting Monday, it was posited during public comment that parents have the right to pick and choose from the Virginia Department of Education standards what their child is taught. But that is simply not what the law states, Superintendent Oskar Scheikl said.
Thursday, October 14, 2021
BROADWAY — Ashley and Brice McDorman had never had lunch with their son, Parker, at school before Wednesday. And like most things during a pandemic, it didn’t quite look the same as it would have during a normal year.
Months after a continuity of government ordinance allowing Town Council to hold meetings electronically due to the COVID-19 pandemic expired, Broadway is reverting to the virtual attendance option.
BRIDGEWATER — More than two years ago, Town Manager Jay Litten dubbed four major construction projects as the “fearsome foursome.” The projects included Riverwalk Phase I, Dry River Road, Dylan-Old River-Main, or DORM, and Main Street underground.
Jay Krueger, a farmer in Linville, was skeptical when the new program was rolled out.
PENN LAIRD — The three candidates to represent District 3 on the Rockingham County School Board met for a debate on Wednesday at Spotswood High School in Penn Laird.
As the Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA continues to take in an abundance of cats and kittens, the shelter is extending its $25 adoption fee until Saturday.
Eastern Mennonite University’s announced this week that its newest graduate degree program, the master's of arts in human resources, launches in August 2022.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Community generosity has ensured that every Habitat for Humanity home built locally through 2026 will have solar panels, according to a press release from Jeff Heie, director of GiveSolar.