James Madison University will begin having in-person classes again on Oct. 5, according to a Friday press release.
Friday, September 18, 2020
Virginia employers created 68,000 jobs in August as the economy attempted to rebuild itself, said Joe Mengedoth, an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, citing Virginia Employment Commission data.
Rockingham County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Timberville man accused of shooting his girlfriend Thursday afternoon.
Unhappy with his roughly 30-year sentence, a Rockingham County man who admitted to shooting two men — one fatally — in downtown Harrisonburg plans to appeal his sentence, he told a judge Friday.
It is often said children are the future, but 9-year-old Emme Davis is not satisfied with simply being the future — she wants to have an immediate impact.
Voting for the November elections begins today with two new changes, according to Bill Ney, the spokesman and vice chair of the Harrisonburg Electoral Board.
Money may not grow on trees, but it can be harvested from the sky.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
The CVS Pharmacy at 1151 Port Republic Road in Harrisonburg will begin offering COVID-19 tests today, according to a Thursday press release from the health chain.
Blue Ridge Community College made the decision early to move to online-only learning for a majority of classes and students when the COVID-19 pandemic first hit.
Over a year since a bid was approved for renovations at John C. Myers Elementary School in Broadway, the work has been completed.
Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority is one of 33 agencies nationwide selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Moving to Work expansion.
The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Communications Center launched its text-to-911 program Thursday, according to a press release.
As part of its Hometown Strong initiative, Pilgrim’s announced Tuesday it will invest $350,000 in Broadway and Timberville to support the communities.
Just before daylight on May 26, Harrisonburg firefighters Capt. Curtis Chandler, Eric Higgs and Matthew McCray rolled out of the Rock Street fire station headed to a medical call.
The new U.S. 11 bridge over Interstate 81 at Exit 257 is slated to open in the early hours of this morning, according to Ken Slack, a spokesman for the Virginia Department of Transportation.
Harrisonburg police continue to search for two men accused of putting credit card skimming devices on gas pumps at an East Market Street gas station.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the apparent suicide of a 19-year-old man Tuesday at Middle River Regional Jail.
Thanks to funding from the United States Department of Agriculture, Rockingham County Public Schools’ free meal program will continue at least through December, according to Gerald Lehman, director of school nutrition for the division.
When Harrisonburg police officers arrived at the home on Greendale Road, they found a man sitting inside a screen-in porch holding a pipe and drinking a beer.
ELKTON — When Merck and Co. requested that Elkton change the name of Stonewall Riverside Park, the town was left with two options — drop “Stonewall” or remove all references to Merck from park signage.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
GROTTOES — To the naked eye, one might think deep-fried chicken was being sold at the Grottoes Volunteer Fire Department Monday night as every spot in the parking lot was filled and people lined up to enter the facilities hall.
Agriculture, social justice and the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic were all topics of discussion during Monday’s virtual forum with congressional candidates vying to represent the 6th District in the House of Representatives.
The third annual Timberville Christmas Village has been canceled.
The Virginia Department of Health is offering free COVID-19 tests today from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds.
Monday, September 14, 2020
Dayton Town Council is holding a joint public hearing with the Planning Commission to discuss changes to the town’s sign ordinance.
The need for quality child care that also adds an element of instruction is at all-time premium for area parents, as many are working while their children are learning virtually.
Saturday, September 12, 2020
Joni Lam is the first to admit that when her husband Duane showed her a house for sale that was situated on the foothills leading up toward Massanutten Mountain, she wasn’t sold right away.
Friday, September 11, 2020
When the twin towers fell on Sept. 11, 2001, Harrisonburg firefighter Ryan Eagle was just a toddler.
Thursday marked Jan Alley’s 20th first day of school, and it’s easy to say she’s never had a first day of school like this.
Saturday, September 19, 2020
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters returned to the streets of Portland, Oregon, following a dayslong pause largely due to poor air quality from wildfires on the West Coast.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Gunfire at a backyard party killed two people and wounded 14 others early Saturday in Rochester, New York, a city that has been roiled in recent weeks by outrage over the suffocation death of Daniel Prude.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The chief of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard threatened Saturday to go after everyone who had a role in a top general's January killing during a U.S. drone strike in Iraq.
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Despite a government ban on large gatherings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, scores of demonstrators protested outside the Moroccan Parliament to denounce Arab countries agreeing o normalize ties with Israel.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Witnesses say a cargo plane has crashed at the international airport in Somalia's capital.
MIAMI (AP) — A hurricane watch was in effect early Saturday for coastal Texas as Tropical Storm Beta gains strength in the Gulf of Mexico during an exceptionally busy Atlantic hurricane season.
JUNIPER HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Homes were destroyed Friday by an unrelenting wildfire that reached a Mojave Desert community and was still growing on several fronts after burning for nearly two weeks in mountains northeast of Los Angeles.
NEW DELHI (AP) — India has maintained its surge in coronavirus cases, adding 93,337 new confirmed infections in the past 24 hours.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced the release Friday of $13 billion in assistance to repair years-old hurricane damage in Puerto Rico and pledged to restore its economy, setting aside his past bitter treatment of the island and its leaders as he courts Puerto Rican voters in…
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's leader, senior government officials and a high-level U.S. envoy on Saturday paid tribute to the man who led Taiwan's transition to democracy, former President Lee Teng-hui.