Friday, June 05, 2020
It was an unusually warm day for the beginning of February in Richmond — a high of 72 degrees, making it a nice day for maintenance work on a farm.
For decades, local and commercial processing plants have played a silent tug-of-war game for cattle sales, but the pandemic is shedding light on burning questions inside the national meat industry that threaten to boil over, scalding both farmers and customers in the process.
Virginia Department of Health is offering free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Shenandoah County on Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For nearly three decades, Maryland resident Tonas Kalil and roughly 50 children called Rockingham County home for one week each August as part of the Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp.
Thursday, June 04, 2020
Two companies have made "generous gifts" to the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Fund, according to an email from Revlan Hill, the executive director of The Community Foundation.
A Black Lives Matter gathering was hosted on Thursday afternoon in Grottoes. The small group was the third protest hosted in the Harrisonburg area since the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.
The Virginia Department of Health, with help from the city of Harrisonburg, will provide free drive-thru testing for COVID-19 on Thursday, according to a press release from Michael Parks, the city spokesman.
Garth Knight has been named as the executive vice president and chief lending officer at F&M Bank, according to a Wednesday press release.
Next week is the start of summer for school divisions, although it can be hard to remember that considering students have been out of school since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Harrisonburg Republican Committee will run a candidate for City Council in November’s election — the first time the local party has sought a seat since 2014.
Additions to the capital improvements program plan will make their way to the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors after the Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of two projects.
Donnie Casey punched the air and did a quick kick in his cap and gown as he approached the stage on Wednesday to accept his diploma. The sounds of “Pomp and Circumstance” played in the background.
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Rockingham County is home to the top two safest cities in Virginia, and it became official May 27.
Sunnyside Communities was notified of five new cases of COVID-19 at its Pannill Health Care Center, according to a Wednesday afternoon press release.
RICHMOND (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday for the removal of an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond's prominent Monument Avenue, a senior administration official told The Associated Press.
Friday, June 05, 2020
BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) — Wearing dress shirts, ties and name tags, three missionaries with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sit around the kitchen table inside a Utah apartment planning how they'll spread their gospel that day.
Leaders of a large study in the United Kingdom that is rigorously testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and other medicines for hospitalized COVID-19 patients say they will stop putting people on the drug because it’s clear it isn’t helping.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man who was with George Floyd on the night he died said his friend did not resist arrest and instead tried to defuse the situation before he ended up handcuffed on the ground and pleading for air as an officer pressed a knee against his neck.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration moved forward Friday with plans to scale back a century-old law protecting most American wild bird species despite warnings that billions of birds could die as a result.
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. became the second country to officially record more than 40,000 coronavirus-related deaths as more than 100 scientists wrote the British government on Friday to urge it to reconsider lifting virus lockdown restrictions.
VIENNA (AP) — The United Nations' atomic watchdog agency says Iran has continued to increase its stockpiles of enriched uranium and remains in violation of its deal with world powers.
VIENNA (AP) — The U.N.'s atomic watchdog says Iran's stockpiles of enriched uranium are increasing in violation of a key nuclear deal.
BEIJING (AP) — The last British governor of Hong Kong criticized the Chinese government on Friday over proposed national security legislation, calling it part of an “Orwellian" drive to eliminate opposition in violation of the agreement on handing the territory over to Beijing.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — As the new coronavirus spread and economies shut across Latin America, Nicaragua stayed open — schools, stores, concert halls and baseball stadiums, all operating uninterrupted on orders of a government that denied the gravity of the disease.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A World War II bomb discovered in the grounds of Frankfurt's convention center was defused on Friday after around 2,700 people were asked to leave their homes, the fire service said.