Friday, January 15, 2021
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Bridgewater’s Town Council hit the ground running Tuesday after taking on a variety of action items during its first virtual meeting of the year.

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After wrapping up a 24-hour shift at the Harrisonburg Fire Department on Maryland Avenue on Monday, Alan Wampler headed to his other fire station — the Weyers Cave Volunteer Fire Company.

Thursday, January 14, 2021
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Gerald Lehman always planned to retire when he reached 30 years of service with Rockingham County Public Schools. As the first and only director of nutrition services for the school division, he has overseen a lot of changes and given plenty of time to make sure students are fed.

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The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a federal judge’s ruling that led to the dismissal of a class-action lawsuit against the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center Commission.

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The Rockingham County Board of Supervisors will continue to weigh options for the proposed Middle River Regional Jail expansion following Wednesday’s public hearing.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
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Applications are available to area nonprofits for funding from the COVID-19 Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Response Fund, according to a press release from The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
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As protests against police raged throughout the country last summer following the death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police, Stan Maclin took a different approach.

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Hands steady as a surgeon’s, Pam Shank guides her tweezers to pick up a delicate staircase of log slices. Fitting the natural pathway onto a stone, what once was a simple glass globe filled with layers of dirt and moss suddenly transforms into a sanctuary fit for a fairy.

Monday, January 11, 2021
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As COVID-19 cases continue to increase at Middle River Regional Jail, the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors will host a public hearing for the jail’s expansion and modification plans during Wednesday’s meeting.

Saturday, January 09, 2021
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The college experience looks a lot different right now. There is no going to football games or frat parties — or at least, there shouldn’t be.

Friday, January 08, 2021
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A federal judge rescheduled a hearing Thursday for a Stuarts Draft man serving a 23-year federal prison sentence for molesting roughly two dozen children while serving as a Haitian missionary.

Thursday, January 07, 2021
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Thousands of Harrisonburg households live in homes unaligned with their income level, resulting in a “housing mismatch,” according to a city-commissioned comprehensive housing assessment and market study released Thursday.

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Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday a slew of changes to the way the state is rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine, citing a need to take action as vaccination figures lag in the commonwealth.

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Broadway is home to a new short-term rental after Town Council approved a special-use permit request during Tuesday’s meeting.

Wednesday, January 06, 2021
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Leading up to New Year’s Day — the date it became illegal to drive and hold a cellphone in Virginia — Harrisonburg police placed electronic signs throughout the Friendly City informing drivers of the soon-to-be law.

Wire News

Friday, January 15, 2021
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The National Rifle Association announced Friday it has filed for bankruptcy and will seek to incorporate the nation’s most politically influential gun-rights group in Texas instead of New York.

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York prosecutors conducted an hours-long interview Thursday of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former attorney, asking a range of questions about Trump's business dealings, according to three people familiar with the meeting.

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Responding to warnings of potentially violent demonstrations, governors across the nation are calling out National Guard troops, declaring states of emergency and closing their capitols to the public ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration next week.

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Major social platforms have been cracking down on the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories in the leadup to the presidential election, and expanded their efforts in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. But Apple and Google, among others, have left open a major loophole for this m…

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) — When a former Michigan public health director was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the Flint water crisis, the man who previously held the job says a chilling thought crossed his mind: It could have been me.