Virginia State Police are investigating a Sunday night two-vehicle fatal crash in the county on Interstate 81 that killed a New Market man, sent a Timberville man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and injured two unnamed juveniles, according to a press release from VSP.
Monday, September 27, 2021
OTTOBINE — It was the day 6-year-old Bryce Jerrells of Grottoes had been waiting years for — his first day out hunting.
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Port Republic resident Tommy James stood outside the Rockingham County Administration Center on Friday waiting for Republican gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin’s early voting rally to start.
The University of Virginia has been planning for a biennial democracy celebration for the past two years.
The Rockingham County School Board meets Monday to discuss a variety of topics, including an update on COVID-19 and the school division’s continued response.
Friday, September 24, 2021
Adam Conley remembers being a freshman at Broadway High School a few years ago, touring Bryan Tool and Machining and thinking, “This is cool. I want to work here.”
Thursday, September 23, 2021
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ELKTON — East Rockingham County plastic manufacturer Virginia Industrial Plastics is investing $6.5 million to increase production, according to a Thursday press release from the office of Gov. Ralph Northam.
For nonprofits, anything that can save money to channel it more effectively toward the cause is a go.
In one of the exam rooms, Susan Adamson’s eyes flickered around the treatment area Wednesday.
Rockingham County Public Schools announced its policy for providing meals for children served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
In 1960, Interstate 81 had been named just a year earlier and 11,916 people were counted in the census as living in the one of the small cities the new highway ran through — Harrisonburg.
Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative customers have the opportunity to speak about the organization’s proposed rate hike next month.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
In January, Don Showalter, of Broadway, and his wife waited for hours as part of a line on U.S. 340 that stretched into the horizon.
Up to 100 Afghan refugees will be coming to the Harrisonburg-Rockingham area after the U.S. ended its two-decade war in the Middle Eastern country, according to staff with the Harrisonburg refugee relocation organization Church World Service.
Bridgewater College and James Madison University have required students to be vaccinated this year with few exceptions for religious and medical reasons.
Monday, September 20, 2021
Dr. Russ Ford, a veteran physician at Sentara RMH Medical Center, was succinct.
ELKTON – Terry Addington wasn’t looking for anything in particular when she found her way to the Route 340 Yard Sale on Saturday, but she returned home with new treasures.
Yvette Auville began working for her brother, Jim Dove, at his Dayton restaurant when she was only 14.
For the third time this year, the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors will conduct a meeting without any items needing to be discussed or open to a public hearing.
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Va. 649, Island Ford Road, will be closed between U.S. 340 and Va. 642, Captain Yancey Road, beginning today through Wednesday for repairs to the Norfolk Southern railway crossing, according to a press release from the Virginia Department of Transportation.
Friday, September 17, 2021
ELKTON — Cory Lambert was in the same place Wednesday morning he could have been found at the age of 12 — under the hood of a Ford.
When Bridgewater College announced last school year that it would introduce a safety cadet program on campus, Emma Johnson and her roommate were the first to sign up.
For the last 25 years, the United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County has hosted Day of Caring as a way to invite the community to participate in the annual day of volunteerism.
For the past 50 years, the Shenandoah Valley chapter of Phi Delta Kappa has been connecting educators and providing professional development and resources in the Valley, and on Thursday night the chapter celebrated the milestone with a celebration in Keezletown.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
BRIDGEWATER — With a population of more than 6,000 people, the only grocery store in Bridgewater’s town limits is Bridgewater Foods. The other nearest commercial grocer is nearly 5 miles and a 10-minute drive away.
A lot has been learned about the coronavirus since last March when the country shut down.
The James Madison Police Department is working the Dayton town staff to return street signs that had been stolen from the town and were found in a campus dorm, according to a Wednesday email from Mary-Hope Vass, university spokesperson.
James Heatwole was chopping corn with his family Wednesday afternoon on the family farm in Elkton in the September sun.
BRIDGEWATER — Six years ago it was a challenge to fill a vacant business space in Bridgewater, Town Manager Jay Litten said during Tuesday’s Town Council meeting.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — In a packed intensive care unit for coronavirus patients in Romania’s capital, Bucharest, 55-year-old Adrian Pica sits on his bed receiving supplementary oxygen to help him breathe. “I didn’t want to get vaccinated because I was afraid,” he said.
NEW YORK (AP) — For years, decades even, allegations swirled that R&B superstar R. Kelly was abusing young women and girls, with seeming impunity.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin were set to meet Tuesday evening for the second and final debate in Virginia's closely watched gubernatorial election.
ATLANTA (AP) — A man already sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to fatally shooting four people at a massage business outside Atlanta is set to enter a plea to shooting four others on the same day at two spas inside the city.
NEW YORK (AP) — “We bend, we don't break. We sway!” sings the chorus in the second act of Terence Blanchard's "Fire Shut Up in My Bones.”
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper more than three years ago is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday for one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in U.S. history.
BEIJING (AP) — The World Bank on Tuesday cut its economic growth forecast for developing countries in East Asia due to the impact of the coronavirus’s delta variant and called on governments to help the poor and small businesses avoid long-term damage.
HAMPTON, S.C. (AP) — Ask any of the 2,600 residents in this South Carolina town whether they know Alex Murdaugh, and you’ll probably get a quick nod. Nearly everyone does in Hampton, a tiny place where every road in has just two lanes.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In their first public testimony since the U.S. completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan, top Pentagon leaders will face sharp questions in Congress about the chaotic pullout and the Taliban's rapid takeover of the country.
Monday, September 27, 2021
HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas inmate faces execution Tuesday evening for fatally stabbing two Houston area brothers during a robbery in their home more than 30 years ago.