Thursday, May 28, 2020
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Beginning Friday, Virginians will be required to wear a face covering in public indoor settings after Gov. Ralph Northam announced the mandate during Tuesday’s press conference, but local representatives in the Rockingham County area have mixed feelings regarding the measure.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
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TIMBERVILLE — Meeting for the first time since March, the Timberville Town Council held a work session Tuesday evening to take up a number of items that were put on the back burner, including how the council will conduct meetings moving forward.

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With the Rockingham County School Board expected to take action on its proposed budget on June 8, the delay has forced the fate of the Board of Supervisors proposed budget for fiscal 2020-21 to be at a standstill.

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Median sales prices for homes, by a variety of measures, continue to rise despite COVID-19's impact on activity in the real estate market, according to both local and statewide data and experts.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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Harrisonburg City Council unanimously approved keeping the real estate tax rate at 86 cents per $100 of assessed value for fiscal year 2020-21 during Tuesday’s meeting.

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Employees and volunteers with Harrisonburg City Public Schools have been busy the last few months making sure that families have access to meals while students are out of school due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Like most aspects of everyday life, COVID-19 has made its mark and the necessity for social distancing has canceled many important life events, such as traditional graduations.

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Massanutten Regional Library resumed accepting returns of borrowed materials, such as books and DVDs, at all MRL branches Tuesday. Returns should be made at the outside return drops and boxes.

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City Council will hold a public hearing on keeping the Harrisonburg real estate tax rate at 86 cents per $100 of assessed value for fiscal year 2020-21 at tonight’s meeting, according to city documents.

Monday, May 25, 2020

The Virginia Department of Health and Rockingham County Fire and Rescue will be hosting a round of free COVID-19 testing on Wednesday at 140 Research Drive, according to a press release from Amy Snider, assistant to Harrisonburg City Manager Eric Campbell.

Friday, May 22, 2020
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There was a roughly 10% reduction in total non-farm jobs in the Harrisonburg metro area between February and April, a figure that translates to roughly 7,400 positions disappearing, according to April data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Thursday, May 21, 2020
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On Wednesday, Councilman George Hirschmann became the first city resident to file all paperwork necessary to have his name appear on the ballot for November’s City Council election, according to staff at the city registrar’s office.

The Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative is notifying customers to be aware of scam calls threatening to shut off power if a bill is not paid immediately.

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It’s been more than two months since customers walked the aisles inside Gift & Thrift, but that hasn’t stopped revenue from coming in.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
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City leadership has formed a reopening committee to discuss when facilities, such as Heritage Oaks, can resume usual operations, according to a Tuesday email from Michael Parks, the spokesman for the city of Harrisonburg.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
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The Harrisonburg Democratic Committee has picked its three candidates for November’s City Council election, where the seats of party members Mayor Deanna Reed and councilman Richard Baugh, along with independent councilor George Hirschmann, are up for grabs.

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Olivia Kasidiaris, 20, played singles tennis a safe distance from her opponent on a recent afternoon at the Eastover courts.

Monday, May 18, 2020
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The 2019-2020 school year did not end the way teachers or students would have liked, being canceled halfway through March. But there are some traditions that can’t be stopped and the annual announcement of teacher of the year was one of them.

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Standing on a square outlined with yellow chalk, Paula Cook and her family stood outside the Church of the Incarnation for the first time since March 8, waiting to be escorted inside.

Saturday, May 16, 2020
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Going in for a routine hygiene appointment at a dentist's office will look a little different across the commonwealth these days.

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Sherrie Warner, 63, and her husband of 43 years, George Schaeffer, 61, have been homeless since November. That’s when they began going to Open Doors.

Friday, May 15, 2020

The Valley Mall reopened on Friday, however, not all the stores and restaurants inside the mall have continued business just yet, according to a press release.

Virginia Humanities announced Thursday that 110 museums, libraries, historical societies and other cultural nonprofit organizations will receive nearly $600,000 in grants due to the CARES Act.

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As a result of COVID-19, a Rockingham County judge postponed the retrial of a Harrisonburg man charged in an August 2018 hit-and-run that seriously injured a James Madison University student.

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As Harrisonburg restaurants open today and into the weekend, city staff is using the time to gauge what steps they can take to increase visits to local businesses, according to Brian Shull, the city’s director of economic development.

Thursday, May 14, 2020
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Kirsten Moore would have been two weeks into opening her restaurant, Magpie Diner, when the shut-down order came down the pipe. But as luck would have it, the diner doors weren’t ready to be opened and Moore was spared.

Harrisonburg High School is working to organize three events, one for graduation, one to recognize Academic Excellence and a third for scholarships, according to a Wednesday letter from principal Melissa Hensley to the school’s seniors and their families.

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When Eugene and Jean Taylor opened the Bar-B-Q Ranch in 1947, waitresses at the drive-in style restaurant dished out pork barbecue sandwiches through the customer’s car window for them to enjoy.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
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Harrisonburg City Council cut funding for its embattled Heritage Oaks Golf Course by $468,000 from the city manager’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2021 when it was approved for first time Tuesday.

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As a truck pulled into TSSI Inc. on Wednesday, staff was excited. Not for the simple arrival of a tractor trailer, but about what was inside.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020