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Friday, May 07, 2021
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The Rockingham County School Board will meet Monday for its regular meeting at 7 p.m. at the Rockingham County Administration Center. Among the topics on the agenda is the approval of the fiscal year 2021-2022 salary scales. 

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Bridgewater College President David Bushman issued a statement Friday saying all members of the college community will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the start of the 2021-2022 school year. 

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Harrisonburg city leaders interviewed five people this week for the vacant police chief position, Mike Parks, city spokesperson, said Friday.

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Harrisonburg City Council members discussed their dedication to continuing construction of the paused HHS2 project and delved into the funding issue with city staff during a budget work session on Thursday.

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During her 14-year career as a dispatcher with the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Communications Center, Kelly Royston answered countless calls from those suffering from mental illness.

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Twenty-five years ago today, police discovered the remains of Harrisonburg native Alicia Showalter Reynolds near Lignum, an unincorporated village in Culpeper County about 15 miles east of the town.

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At a meeting Tuesday night, the Harrisonburg City School Board approved $2,000 bonuses for full-time employees and $1,000 bonuses for part-time employees.

Thursday, May 06, 2021
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After two mistrials because jurors failed to reach an unanimous decision, a Harrisonburg man accused of an August 2018 hit-and-run that seriously injured a James Madison University student pleaded guilty Thursday in Rockingham County Circuit Court.

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With less than 180 days before the November election, thousands of delegates will travel across the state Saturday to participate in the Virginia GOP nominating convention, where they will select their candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general.

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A proposed single-family development got the thumbs-up from Broadway’s Planning Commission but was ultimately tabled by Town Council on Tuesday following concerns raised by residents over traffic.

Wire News

Friday, May 07, 2021
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Rookie Wade Allison scored twice, Brian Elliott made 28 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Capitals 4-2 on Friday night to prevent Washington from reclaiming first place in the East Division.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California air quality regulators on Friday approved a rule that would curb diesel emissions from thousands of trucks that ferry goods from the growing number of massive warehouses in the region run by Amazon and other companies.

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Rachel Zoll, who for 17 years as religion writer for The Associated Press endeared herself to colleagues, competitors and sources with her warm heart and world-class reporting skills, died Friday in Amherst, Massachusetts, after a three-year bout with brain cancer. She was 55.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Van Doren, co-founder of the Vans company whose iconic Southern California sneakers were beloved by skateboarders and became an international success, has died. He was 90.

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THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjory Taylor Greene, two of the Republican Party's most controversial figures, kicked off their “America First Rally" roadshow Friday with a Trump-centric revival of sorts for the MAGA faithful at a Florida retirement community.

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PHOENIX (AP) — The Republican president of the Arizona Senate said in a letter Friday to the U.S. Justice Department that ballots being recounted from November's presidential election are secure and the department's worries about voter intimidation are unfounded.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Joe Biden, Prince Harry and Jennifer Lopez are among the big names advocating the importance of vaccine equity during the Global Citizen fundraising concert airing Saturday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller is scheduled to testify next week about the Pentagon's role in responding to the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, the latest in a series of high-profile congressional hearings centered on the insurrection.