The Grottoes family farm of Charles Patterson can trace its roots back to 1745. And as a seventh-generation farmer, Patterson knows his history.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused numerous organizations to struggle for funding, but by overcoming some obstacles, the Broadway Lions Club was able to donate $6,000 to John C. Myers Elementary School for its Camp Jigsaw program.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
A Bridgewater man accused of stealing from nearly a dozen city businesses in a roughly seven-month stretch pleaded guilty Tuesday in Rockingham County Circuit Court.
The Harrisonburg Police Department plans to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday.
Four years ago, Dr. J.D. Remy’s life came crashing down.
The girlfriend of a Rockingham County man who admitted to shooting two men — one fatally — in downtown Harrisonburg pleaded guilty Tuesday in Rockingham County Circuit Court.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Now that fire investigators determined Saturday’s blast that leveled a city shopping center was caused by a gas leak, they’re trying to answer a few more questions before wrapping up the investigation.
ELKTON — Elkton will make donations to Elkton Area United Services and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County after Town Council unanimously approved using its CARES Act funds to assist with budget shortfalls that the organizations have faced due to COVID-19.
Rockingham County Planning Commission Chair Rodney Burkholder once said that Diana Stultz had a play in more than a 100 ordinances.
Monday, October 19, 2020
Investigators determined a natural gas leak inside the building was the cause of Saturday’s massive explosion and ensuing fire at a Harrisonburg shopping center, city officials announced Monday.
A chandelier of suspended roof tiles hangs above the mosaic of glass shards and spackle spewed across the floor. Near the corner of South Main Street and Miller Circle is pure rubble, ashen and sopping from hours of effort to control the viciousness of Saturday’s blast.
Saturday, October 17, 2020
A large explosion rocked a Harrisonburg shopping center Saturday morning.
BROADWAY — Sitting in an empty conference room inside the company his father built, Brent Trumbo’s eyes began to take on a glassy appearance as he talked about his departure from Trumbo Electric.
Rep. Ben Cline, R-Lexington, is co-sponsoring a bill that would expand exemptions for local meat processors and producers from federal inspection requirements, according to government documents.
Friday, October 16, 2020
Virginia restaurant chain Country Cookin announced Friday it will be closing all of its locations permanently after a last day of service on Sunday.
The Rockingham County CARES Fund is accepting applications from community service organizations to provide children's services, food, utilities and other COVID-19 relief efforts, according to a press release from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Foundation.
Rockingham-Harrisonburg Circuit Court Clerk Chaz Haywood announced Thursday that Senior Deputy Danielle M. Ritchie received recognition as a Master Deputy Court Clerk from the Virginia Court Clerk’s Association.
As the economic recovery’s momentum slows due to reduced job creation, local employers outside of the hospitality and service sector said they are struggling to find employees.
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Concerned about the path that Bridgewater College is headed down, a group of alumni is banding together to share information and ask other alumni to withhold donations to try to get the board of trustees to reverse course.
Every year, the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors approves a list of holidays county employees will observe the following calendar year.
Scarfing down furiously spicy wings and playing Madden alongside friends wasn’t the birthday party Landon Martlock exactly dreamed of. To ring in turning 16, Martlock’s family had tickets to watch his favorite football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, storm Heinz Field, but the pandemic cut th…
It’s been more than a year since Greg Campbell came before the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors to provide an annual update on the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport, and a lot has happened since then.
While it may not be a typical Halloween night with trick-or-treaters going door to door for that extra piece of candy, it will still be a sweet occasion as Bridgewater plans to have its own festivities for the spooky season.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
A recommendation from a task force charged with finding areas where funding can be reallocated at Bridgewater College will likely cost approximately 40 employees, both faculty and staff, their jobs, according to Abbie Parkhurst, associate vice president of marketing and communications.
The Lake Shenandoah Stormwater Control Authority will consider adopting a late fee structure for property owners who fail to make stormwater fee payments on time, but not before the Board of Supervisors recognizes two county employees upon their retirement.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Rockingham County students in grades second through eighth will return to the classroom two days a week starting next month.
A 57-year-old Broadway woman filed a federal lawsuit last week against Pfizer Inc. claiming an anti-seizure medication left her with serious, permanent side effects that the pharmaceutical company failed to warn her about.
The Virginia Department of Elections electronic voter registration system was offline for several hours Tuesday due to a fiber being cut outside the Commonwealth Enterprise Solutions Center near Chester, according to Tweets from the Virginia Department of Elections and the Virginia Informati…
For nearly three decades, hundreds of Shenandoah Valley residents found their way to the northwestern side of Broadway for work at the H.D. Lee jean plant.
Today is the last day to register to vote in November's general election.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s top court has ruled that a law allowing abortion of fetuses with congenital defects is unconstitutional.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s top court rules that law allowing abortion of fetuses with congenital defects is unconstitutional.
LONDON (AP) — Huawei’s new smartphone has an upgraded camera, its latest advanced chipset and a better battery. What it may not have outside the Chinese tech giant’s home market is very many buyers.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Transcripts released Thursday show financier Jeffrey Epstein's ex-girlfriend was combative and defensive under tough questioning four years ago about her ex-boyfriend’s interactions with underage girls.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Question swirled Thursday about the origins of Pope Francis’ bombshell comments endorsing same-sex civil unions, with all evidence suggesting he made them in a 2019 interview that was never broadcast in its entirety.
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Police in the ex-Soviet republic of Georgia were looking Thursday for a bank robber who held over 40 people hostage for hours before releasing them and escaping with the money given to him by authorities.
WASHINGTON (AP) — US jobless claims drop to 787,000, though layoffs remain high 7 months after virus struck economy.
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Heavy fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh continued Thursday with Armenia and Azerbaijan trading blame for new attacks, hostilities that raised the threat of Turkey and Russia being drawn into the conflict.