MINT SPRING — Leon Armentrout stood at the base of a hill and called on his dog, Pickett, to herd four sheep located on a farm in rural Augusta County.
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Rockingham Education Foundation, Inc. announced it has given $54,245 in innovation grants for the 2019-2020 school year.
Friday, November 15, 2019
The Harrisonburg Barnes & Noble will be staying open instead of closing in January, according to an email from Alex Ortolani, the director of corporate communications for the book-seller chain.
A single-vehicle crash near Hinton killed a Dayton man early Friday morning, according to a Virginia State Police press release.
LACEY SPRING — When Bobby Morris retired from his dairy farmer lifestyle, the thought of slowing down didn’t fit the bill.
TIMBERVILLE — It was the moment students at Plains Elementary School had been waiting for all week — the first use of the school’s new book vending machine.
Thursday, November 14, 2019
It was hard to tell who was more excited by the arrival of bright blue balloons and an oversized check — Barb Sellers’ first grade class, or her and fellow first grade teacher Whitney Lawson.
Harrisonburg Police Chief Eric English tapped a New Jersey police officer as the city’s first deputy chief, according to sources.
In an ongoing effort to find innovative approaches to teaching, everything from curricula to building efficiency, Rockingham County Public Schools is proposing staggering start times for elementary versus middle and high school students.
A federal judge sentenced a Harrisonburg woman to nearly three years in prison for preparing fraudulent tax returns.
From jostling for first place in stock car races in Winchester to navigating the halls of the General Assembly in Richmond as a delegate and state senator, Kevin Miller lived a varied life, his younger brother Clinton Miller said.
Manuel “Manny” Castro went from never considering cycling to casually training on his wife’s pink mountain bike to eventually riding over 500 miles around the country to spread kidney disease awareness.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
A Rockingham County judge granted bond for a Broadway man accused of causing an August crash that killed a Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office employee.
The 94 students and 10 teachers and staff of Eastern Mennonite Elementary School will move into their own building on Dec. 6.
DAYTON — Dayton is working to require residents to pay delinquent vehicle registration fees before they can renew Department of Motor Vehicles paperwork, Town Superintendent Angela Lawrence said at Tuesday’s Town Council meeting.
As the first taste of winter weather fell across the commonwealth Tuesday, the Virginia Department of Transportation's Staunton District highlighted how it's getting ready for what could be a white winter.
Despite being behind in a three-on-three tournament, one brother refuses to bench his younger sibling before basketball legend Ralph Sampson steps in to join their team.
The Rockingham County School Board took the first step in alleviating an overcrowding issue in one area of the county by hearing a recommendation to redistrict.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
City Council reviewed the guaranteed maximum price for a second high school during Tuesday’s meeting, with some members voicing concern over the potential tax increase it would have on residents.
City Council denied a request for a short-term rental at 165 New York Ave. that had been up in the air for two months at its Tuesday meeting.
Early on Veterans Day, Philip Way helped put hundreds of battle flags on the graves of Confederate soldiers buried in Woodbine Cemetery in Harrisonburg.
Police armed with rifles rushed to Shenandoah Valley Organic in downtown Harrisonburg after a reported shooting at the poultry plant Tuesday.
Like most people, Veronica Alberto, 26, of Harrisonburg, doesn’t remember anything from when she was 1 year old.
Despite the hefty price tag that will undoubtedly come from the construction of the city’s second high school, Harrisonburg City Public Schools Superintendent Michael Richards said it will not affect future projects that may arise for the school division.
At tonight’s meeting, City Council will take a second look at a request for a short-term rental permit on New York Avenue and get a presentation on the guaranteed maximum price for the new high school.
When Wes Smith, of New Orleans, enlisted in the military in the early 1950s, he saw joining up as a step toward a brighter future for himself.
ELKTON — Students in Rockingham County Public Schools would be shuffled around to different schools to alleviate space concerns and the division may close an elementary school over the next few years.
Monday, November 11, 2019
With sudden orders to take the French town of Sedan, William Orbry Lambert, of Pendleton County, and the rest of his unit clashed with the occupying German soldiers for control of the area on Nov. 7, 1918.
BRIDGEWATER — For at least five decades, Carlyle Whitelow missed only a handful of Bridgewater College football games.
Sunday, November 10, 2019
As Travis Coyle and fellow members of the Living Waters Farm Initiative marched along Main Street in Harrisonburg on Sunday afternoon for the annual Veterans Parade, hundreds of people lined the road cheering.
Saturday, November 09, 2019
It was past 1:30 a.m. as a tired William Corbin, a trucker from Fayetteville, Tenn., pulled his rig into an overflowing rest stop south of Roanoke in the winter of 2018 while on the way to New Jersey.
Kevin Skipper watched in awe as the golden retriever before him did all kinds of tricks Friday afternoon.
Friday, November 08, 2019
A Georgia man accused of selling psilocybin mushrooms in the parking lot of an Elkton car wash pleaded guilty Friday in Rockingham County Circuit Court.
A Georgia man accused in an armed robbery near the Howard Johnson motel in Harrisonburg last month has been extradited to Virginia.
With the first phase of the Northend Greenway complete, stream restoration work along Mount Clinton Pike is well underway.
During a series of meetings, the Rockingham County School Board will share information on a number of potential changes, including redistricting.
If some voters in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County had their way, Scrooge McDuck would be Rockingham County’s treasurer, Stone Cold Steve Austin would be the sheriff and Batman would be a state delegate.
Thursday, November 07, 2019
Imani Banks wore an oversized plaid shirt over her clothes to protect from the paint that she was applying to a city snow plow on Thursday.
A Rockingham County judge denied a request by a man accused of murder to postpone his upcoming jury trial.
With the city seeking applicants to serve on various voluntary boards and commissions, some residents who applied in the past said the process could be improved.
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
The Harrisonburg Barnes & Noble is slated to close in January, according to a statement from Frank Morabito, vice president of stores for the bookstore chain.
Thanks to a gift from an anonymous donor, the Rockingham Educational Foundation Inc. has announced a full tuition scholarship from the Locust Point Farm Endowment.
As the vote results streamed in Tuesday, Republican Del. Tony Wilt of Broadway took a conservative approach to calling his victory.
Taking a second straight loss in stride, Democrat Brent Finnegan cast his campaign for the 26th House of Delegates District on Tuesday less in a woe-is-me light and more looking to the 2020 presidential race.
Incumbent Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, took his seventh four-year term over Democrat Annette Hyde in Tuesday's General Election.
State Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Rockingham, was reelected Tuesday night by a margin of 65% to 35%, according to the Virginia Department of Elections data.
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
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The Harrisonburg School Board voted in favor of an $87.24 million guaranteed maximum price of a new high school at Tuesday’s meeting.
A former doctor’s office employee accused of writing at least several dozen prescriptions for herself pleaded guilty Tuesday in Rockingham County Circuit Court.
A modular home was destroyed Monday evening near Stanley.