Wednesday, March 03, 2021
Rizwan Habeeb had never heard of Harrisonburg until a job offer came up.
After years of having fairly steady numbers of students whose families choose to home-school or opt out of public school as a religious exemption, Rockingham County Public Schools saw a spike in home-school enrollment this school year.
With the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, many holidays were forced to be celebrated indoors and without added company — the first being Easter.
When the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Metropolitan Planning Organization presented plans to improve Port Republic Road from Devon Lane to South Main Street, it included a proposed pedestrian overpass over Port Road onto Bluestone Drive at the James Madison University entrance.
At a School Board meeting Tuesday, Harrisonburg City Public Schools Superintendent Michael Richards proposed a budget for fiscal year 2021-22 that includes a 4% raise for employees and an additional 1% raise for custodians.
Ten years ago today, Greg Brown vanished. Three days later, his body was found stuffed in the trunk of his 2007 Honda Accord, parked at the Valley Mall in Harrisonburg.
Tuesday, March 02, 2021
A “be on the lookout” for a suspicious person with a gun led to the traffic stop Friday in which Stanley police officer Dominic “Nick” Winum was shot and killed, the Virginia State Police announced Tuesday.
Organizers of a farm equipment museum planned at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds seek to honor the county’s history while attracting new interest in agriculture.
Rockingham County Fire Chief Jeremy Holloway said no explosives were found at Bridgewater College. He said threat didn't originate locally, but couldn't confirm or deny whether it was made from outside the U.S.
Harrisonburg’s proposed five-year capital improvement program for fiscal year 2021-22 details planned changes along South Main Street, according to documents released Monday.
Before the clock struck noon Monday, members of the Virginia General Assembly were packing up their things following the adjournment of the 2021 regular session and special session.
After more than a year of delays, a Rockingham County judge scheduled the retrial of a Harrisonburg man accused in an August 2018 hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a James Madison University student.
Shelves are stocked with cartons of fresh milk, eggs and crates of canned goods at the ready. The doors are open, swung wide to reveal bags and boxes just past the threshold. Yet no one comes.
Monday, March 01, 2021
RICHMOND — The General Assembly passed multiple bills allowing health care workers and first responders to receive workers’ compensation benefits if they are disabled or die due to COVID-19.
New capacity standards are in effect after being first announced by Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday.
Wednesday, March 03, 2021
PARIS (AP) — France on Wednesday dissolved an identity group that for years staged spectacular actions to get out its anti-migrant message in what it claimed was a mission to preserve French and European civilization.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece said Wednesday that police will target people making false exercise claims to bypass stay-at-home orders as part of tougher new restrictions.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia on Wednesday said it is investigating “credible allegations of atrocities and human rights abuses” in its embattled Tigray region, including in the city of Axum, where The Associated Press and Amnesty International have separately documented a massacre of sever…
PRAGUE (AP) — The political crisis in Slovakia deepened on Wednesday after a member of the ruling coalition demanded a reconstruction of the Cabinet.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal’s main opposition leader Ousmane Sonko was arrested Wednesday on charges of disturbing the public order after hundreds of his supporters clashed with police while he was heading to the court to face rape charges.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Netanyahu blasts ICC war crimes investigation, vows to "fight for the truth."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans opposing a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that passed the House have pointed to two transportation projects as examples of pork that would politically benefit Democrats leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Capitol Police say they have intelligence showing there is a “possible plot” by a militia group to breach the U.S. Capitol on Thursday.
PRAGUE (AP) — With hospitals in some parts of the Czech Republic filled up, the country turned to Germany and other European countries with a request for help.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Police say they have intelligence of a ‘possible plot’ by a militia group to breach US Capitol on Thursday.