As a senior at old Montevideo High in Penn Laird in 1960, Tom Lough was a co-valedictorian and won a leadership award for $350 from the Daily News-Record.
Monday, November 30, 2020
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Karl Stoltzfus Sr., founder of Dynamic Aviation, died Friday night after a severe battle with pancreatitis, according to the Bridgewater-based company.
City police arrested a man Sunday in connection with an early-morning fatal stabbing near downtown Harrisonburg the day before.
Using statewide crime data from the FBI, Harrisonburg has been identified as the fourth largest safe city in Virginia, according to AdvisorSmith, a small-business research website.
As shops opened for Small Business Saturday, Jason Rutt was among the early bird shoppers at Walkabout Outfitter on South Main Street in downtown Harrisonburg.
When longtime employee Kayla Smith purchased Traditions Family Restaurant roughly two years ago, it was thriving.
Before snow covers the slopes at Massanutten Resort, hundreds of staff members are preparing to turn a once mountain bike destination into a winter wonderland for winter sports enthusiasts.
Friday, November 27, 2020
Nearly 200 people responded to Harrisonburg’s zoning and subdivison survey, according to results presented at a meeting to the ordinance advisory committee on Nov. 18.
A Rockingham County sheriff’s deputy, who was working part-time for the Broadway Police Department when he was shot four times during a traffic stop early Tuesday morning, returned home with a police escort Thursday in time for Thanksgiving dinner.
DAYTON — The aroma of smoked turkey filled every inch of the Thomas House’s 10,000-square-foot restaurant, making it seem as if a Thanksgiving-scented candle had been lit hours prior.
Thursday, November 26, 2020
While the majority of Eastern Mennonite School students sat in classrooms taking exams and counting down the hours until Thanksgiving break, a line of volunteers paced from the building to the parking lot Tuesday morning. Between the hands of seven National Honor Society students and school …
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Cases continued on a record upward trend in Rockingham County as the number of COVID-19-related deaths of county residents was on course to outpace COVID-19-related deaths in the city, according to data from the Virginia Department of Health.
A-listers such as Angelina Jolie and Elton John are among a collection of celebrities honored with royal titles granted for charity work and contributions to the fine arts, but there is one activist in Harrisonburg with her own royal honors.
The budget for the Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton District’s winter operations is higher this season than last, according to Ken Slack, VDOT spokesman.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
The new Shenandoah Valley Organic packaging plant in Harrisonburg will create 110 new jobs, according to a Tuesday press release from the office of Gov. Ralph Northam.
The Government Finance Officers Association awarded Augusta County with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 2020-21 fiscal year budget presentation, according to a press release from the county.
A Rockingham County sheriff’s deputy, who was working part-time for the Broadway Police Department, is in serious but stable condition after being shot four times during a traffic stop early Tuesday morning.
An ice storm was raging that morning on the Showalter family’s dairy farm off Garbers Church Road in 1965.
Monday, November 23, 2020
Zach Lokey’s passion for the art of buildings led him to want to become an architect.
James Madison University students went home this past week for Thanksgiving break, and most will remain there until next semester starts in January 2021.
MOUNT JACKSON — When Randy Phillips began planting grapes in 2002 to sow a career crafting wine at Cave Ridge Vineyards, he said there were fewer than half a dozen other winemakers in the Shenandoah Valley.
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Dressed in a traditional black gown with hair neatly curled to her shoulders, senior soprano Kiara Kiah opened the annual Eastern Mennonite University orchestral gala with a delicate duet of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” with professor and baritone James Richardson. But Richardson was nowhere n…
Saturday, November 21, 2020
After around 30 years, the last patients of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic were seen by providers in downtown Harrisonburg as appointments ended on Friday.
Shenandoah Valley Organic has plans to build a new packaging plant at 350 Acorn Drive in Harrisonburg, according to city documents obtained Thursday through a Freedom of Information Act request.
Friday, November 20, 2020
Three years into a 23-year federal prison sentence, a former Haitian missionary who molested roughly two dozen children asked a judge this month for compassionate release.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Michaella Lynch, 19, and Hannah Anderson, 20, both saw the blue flashing police lights at the intersection of South Main Street and South Avenue just after midnight on Saturday morning.
The motorcyclist who struck and killed a James Madison University student last weekend in Harrisonburg was traveling “grossly greater” than the speed limit, police said Thursday.
Harrisonburg pulled the plug on its planned “reverse” Holiday Parade, according to a press release emailed Thursday.
Dynamic Aviation in Bridgewater will add more than 200 jobs as part of a $47.9 million expansion, according to a Thursday press release from the office of Gov. Ralph Northam.
Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing will be available in the city today and just outside the city limits on Monday, according to a press release from the Central Shenandoah Health District.
When Amy Strunk had a cancer scare this summer, it chilled her to the bone. For anyone who’s had to sit in a starchy office and hear the dreaded words fall out of a doctor’s mouth, they know the feeling, but the news was an even harder pill for Strunk to swallow.
Thanks to funding from the Harrisonburg Police Foundation, city police officers will continue to play Santa for children in need this year with the department’s annual “Shop-with-a-cop” program. The foundation plans to raise money to cover the costs.
A Rockingham County judge denied a local immigrant advocacy group’s claim that Rockingham County Sheriff Bryan Hutcheson violated the state’s Freedom of Information Act when he refused to release information about immigration detainers on inmates booked into the jail.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Harrisonburg City Council voted to extend the deadline for personal property tax payments from Dec. 5 to Feb. 1 during a special meeting on Wednesday.
Home sales in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County reached atypical heights during the normally slower months of September and October, according to state and local real estate statistics.
When students and faculty at James Madison University began designing an autonomous vehicle, one that can drive itself, in fall of 2018, it was mostly excitement to learn the process and to see if it could be done.
Go ahead and play the devil’s advocate with Zach Carlson.
Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom has awarded 62 grants to 44 Virginia localities for the 2020-21 school year, including Rockingham County Public Schools.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
ELKTON — As construction on Elkton’s columbarium at Elk Run Cemetery continues to make progress, requests to trade in burial spots for niches are slowly making their way to the cemetery committee.
With less than two months before any unused CARES Act funds had to be returned back to the county, Timberville Town Council members spent more than an hour discussing how the town’s funds would be used during a meeting Thursday.
A Rockingham County grand jury on Monday indicted a Broadway man accused of breaking into skill machines in at least four jurisdictions.
A Rockingham County grand jury indicted a Broadway man Monday in connection with a shooting on Devon Lane in May.
Rockingham County sheriff’s deputies arrested a county man accused of murdering his father early Monday morning.
Harrisonburg City Council will meet to discuss enacting a roughly two-month extension for the payment of personal property taxes during a special meeting Wednesday evening.
Michelle Cupp, her 11-year-old daughter, Makayla, and fellow church members’ hunt for toys starts the day after Christmas.
Monday, November 16, 2020
Some traditions are too good to depart with, one being starting the holiday season with the opening of Bridgewater’s ice skating rink at Generations Park on Thanksgiving Day.
Tourism initiatives from Harrisonburg, Woodstock, Luray and Verona groups are four of over 160 such programs slated to receive grant funding due to the pandemic, according to a press release from the office of Gov. Ralph Northam.
PENN LAIRD — Drew Miller wanted to make his students know how excited he was to see their faces after months of quarantine.
Over the last 10 years, Misty Ward has provided a freestanding birth center to Harrisonburg and Rockingham County residents through the Brookhaven Women’s Health and Natural Birth Center.
Barry Vincent, 53, struggles with homelessness and has been sober for over two decades, he said while by the old loading docks of the former Red Front Supermarket on Sunday afternoon.