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.
Friday, June 05, 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Keezletown man shot and killed by New York police last week became radicalized over the years, had a deep hatred for government and police, and was likely planning a large-scale attack, according to several law enforcement sources.
Former Elkton Mayor Wayne Printz was the lone speaker during Monday’s public hearing on the town’s proposed fiscal 2020-21 budget, expressing concerns over the revitalization project for the Jennings House and its funding.
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic cut short school for everyone, whether in primary school or higher education, for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.
After a two-month hiatus, the Rockingham County Planning Commission will meet virtually today to host public hearings on two rezoning cases and proposed amendments to the adopted capital improvements program plan.
Monday, June 01, 2020
Maleke Jones grew up in Charleston, W.Va., reading history books scarce of figures who looked like him, but he said his earliest education was filled with lessons on living life as a black person — what to do when pulled over by police, how to conduct himself in public spaces and how to inte…
Nationwide, large scale marches and protests have erupted following the widespread video of the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on his neck for nearly 10 minutes.
BRIDGEWATER — There she sits — sleek and shiny in all her metal glory.
Friday, May 29, 2020
This should be a time of celebration for area seniors graduating with their peers as members of the Class of 2020.
In April 2019, the Environmental Integrity Project and the Shenandoah Riverkeeper conducted a study that showed only 19% of farmers in Rockingham and Augusta counties were fencing their waterways to keep out livestock.
Thursday, May 28, 2020
As a child in Bergton, Otis Warren Dove and his family hunted and gardened their food at their home and in the surrounding hills.
Beginning Friday, Virginians will be required to wear a face covering in public indoor settings after Gov. Ralph Northam announced the mandate during Tuesday’s press conference, but local representatives in the Rockingham County area have mixed feelings regarding the measure.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
TIMBERVILLE — Meeting for the first time since March, the Timberville Town Council held a work session Tuesday evening to take up a number of items that were put on the back burner, including how the council will conduct meetings moving forward.
With the Rockingham County School Board expected to take action on its proposed budget on June 8, the delay has forced the fate of the Board of Supervisors proposed budget for fiscal 2020-21 to be at a standstill.
Median sales prices for homes, by a variety of measures, continue to rise despite COVID-19's impact on activity in the real estate market, according to both local and statewide data and experts.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Town officials announced Tuesday morning that this year's Dayton Redbud Festival has been canceled due to public health and safety concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic.
On May 20, 317 COVID-19 cases were Shenandoah Valley poultry workers, according to an email from a state health official to a local activist and obtained by the Daily News-Record on Tuesday.
Judy Warren has a strong appreciation for EMS and EMT workers. They were the last people her husband, Charles, spoke with before he died in October.
Monday, May 25, 2020
The Virginia Department of Health and Rockingham County Fire and Rescue will be hosting a round of free COVID-19 testing on Wednesday at 140 Research Drive, according to a press release from Amy Snider, assistant to Harrisonburg City Manager Eric Campbell.
JBS USA and Pilgrim’s are in the process of spending $150 million on pay bonuses and workplace safety for employees in North America, according to a press release from Cameron Bruett, JBS USA head of corporate affairs.
Friday, June 05, 2020
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Thousands of people demonstrated in Mali's capital on Friday to demand the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — President Donald Trump takes action to allow commercial fishing at marine conservation area off New England coast.
ROME (AP) — The highest-ranking American cardinal at the Vatican on Friday deplored the “unjust” killing of George Floyd, saying it laid bare that the Christian principles of the U.S. Constitution aren’t being applied to black people.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — These Virginia lotteries were drawn Friday:
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday afternoon's drawing of the Virginia Lottery's "Pick 4 Day" game were:
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday afternoon's drawing of the Virginia Lottery's "Pick 3 Day" game were:
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday afternoon's drawing of the Virginia Lottery's "Cash 5 Day" game were:
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Cristobal regains tropical storm force, on a track for U.S. Gulf Coast.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The outrage over George Floyd's death arrived at Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s front door in the form of hundreds of shouting protesters gathered outside his home, loudly chanting to gut funding for the police department.
Forced to choose between their beliefs and their jobs, four restaurant workers say, they walked out after they were threatened with being fired for refusing to help fill an order for a law enforcement agency that was policing nearby race protests.