On Wednesday afternoon, the lives of three drivers were claimed by a crash at mile marker 239.3 when a northbound tractor-trailer crossed the median to the southbound side of Interstate 81.
Friday, January 17, 2020
More than five years after her death, Rockingham County native Ben Barlow continues work to shine light on the issues his wife, Monica Pence Barlow, championed in life.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Despite the housing shortage, 2019 saw the most homes sold in the area since 2006 –– at the height of the housing bubble, according to data from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Association of Realtors.
BRIDGEWATER — Some changes could be coming to Bridgewater relating to the use of golf carts on town streets in order to comply with state law.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
EDOM — Just over 225 years ago, Rockingham County and Harrisonburg were both still in their infancy. And in Edom, both a baby girl and mother were saved by the actions of a surgeon who refused to let them die.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
A former Elkton Rescue Squad treasurer accused of stealing thousands of dollars over a 12-year span retired from the City of Harrisonburg on Tuesday, according to a city spokesman.
DAYTON — Dayton police have made an arrest in the convenience store robbery that took place nearly one year ago, according to Chief Justin Trout.
At a School Board meeting on Monday, Rockingham County Public Schools Superintendent Oskar Scheikl presented options for which grade levels could stay at their home schools if proposed redistricting is approved.
McGaheysville poet J. Scott Price dedicated his youth to pursuing a lifetime of military service, saw that dream go down the drain from a back injury and turned to writing after his discharge.
Monday, January 13, 2020
In August, the Valley Program for Aging Services received a $52,844 grant from the Merck Foundation for health services in eastern Rockingham County, according to Beth Bland, the director of senior services.
The Timberville Christmas Village may have had only two years under its belt, but it’s been calling a big crowd as attendance nearly doubled since opening.
Sunday, January 12, 2020
For Rockingham County firefighter Dustin Lucas, playing in the second annual Volley in the Valley at East Rockingham High School on Sunday was more than a competition among first responders.
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Since brothers Tommy and Steven Urglavitch opened Urgie’s Cheesesteaks brick-and-mortar restaurant and bar last year, sports fans have packed the cozy former carriage house on East Water Street to watch games.
Friday, January 10, 2020
A Rockingham County judge upheld jury recommendations that Wesley Cruz should spend roughly half-century behind bars for killing a city man at a hookah lounge in 2017.
After close to a year of consideration, Timberville Town Council voted unanimously to close the Plains District Memorial Park Pool permanently on Thursday.
BRIDGEWATER — When special education teacher Barbara Eanes approached Katie Moran, an instructional technology resource teacher for the school division, about creating a customizable app that would allow her students to easily use a cash register, Moran said she would have to get back to her.
Monday night is a chance for the public to address the Rockingham County School Board about the upcoming budget season.
It may have been a quiet meeting for the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday, but one item that stood out was a monument coming to the Rockingham Park at the Crossroads to honor veterans and first responders.
Thursday, January 09, 2020
The Rockingham County School Board will meet Monday and on the agenda is a presentation by Superintendent Oskar Scheikl about options for grandfathering students should the board approve redistricting later this month.
When the media production company Beau Baker, Jon Hollif and Andy Vanhook worked for closed in 2011, they decided to found Appeal Production.
It’s been an unusual school year when it comes to snow and inclement weather days. It took until January for enough snow to fall to warrant calling off classes.
RICHMOND — Between the rallies, crammed elevator rides and overall first day scramble, a tucked away hallway on the fourth floor of the Pocahontas Building is quiet.
Harrisonburg police arrested a city man accused of stabbing another man 17 times during a robbery in a trailer park late Tuesday night.
Wednesday, January 08, 2020
A Harrisonburg man who admitted his role in connection with the December 2017 overdose death of the son of a former RUSH Drug Task Force commander will spend nearly a decade behind bars, a judge ruled Wednesday.
The Rockingham County Board of Supervisors will meet today to hear nine public hearings on ordinance amendments, rezoning requests, special-use permits and a budget amendment.
At Monday’s Elkton Town Council retreat, Lineage Architects gave an update on the nearly 179-year-old Jennings House’s changes and repairs.
Tuesday, January 07, 2020
A Rockingham County judge scheduled a trial on Tuesday for a Fulks Run man accused of shooting two people over a trespassing dispute.
Proposed legislation could keep school bus drivers driving longer, by offering them a new incentive.
The case against the former Elkton Rescue Squad treasurer accused of stealing thousands of dollars over a 12-year span will head to a grand jury.
A new year calls for a new chairman as the Rockingham County Planning Commission will elect a chairman and a vice chair during today’s meeting.
Friday, January 17, 2020
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A gun-rights group has filed an emergency appeal of a judge's ruling upholding the Virginia governor's ban on firearms at a pro-gun rally that's expected to draw thousands of gun activists to the state Capitol on Monday.
Stocks are opening slightly higher on Wall Street, building on the big gains from a day earlier that sent major indexes to their latest record highs. Technology companies and banks led the way higher Friday. Google parent company Alphabet rose again, a day after becoming the latest tech gian…
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' soccer federation has suspended all matches after a referee walkout over a bombing attack against a colleague's car.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production fell 0.3% in December, as unseasonably warm weather reduced demand for heating from utilities.
WASHINGTON (AP) — US industrial production fell 0.3% in December, as unseasonably warm month limited the need for heating from utilities.
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's auto safety agency is looking into allegations that all three of Tesla's electric vehicles can suddenly accelerate on their own.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction of new homes surged in December to the highest level in 13 years, capping a year in which falling mortgage rates and a strong labor market helped lift the prospects of the housing industry.
WASHINGTON (AP) — US housing construction jumps 16.9% in December, strongest showing in 13 years.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The number of migrants entering Europe from Turkey rose significantly last year as people fleeing strife in Syria and Afghanistan flooded into the country and then set out for Greece, the head of the European Union’s border agency said Friday.
MIAMI (AP) — Last April, as a military uprising roiled Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro’s socialist government ordered pay TV providers to immediately cease transmission of CNN and the BBC.