Friday, June 05, 2020
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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.

Thursday, June 04, 2020
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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.

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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.

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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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…

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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.

Friday, May 29, 2020
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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
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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
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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.

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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.

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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
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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.

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.

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Friday, June 05, 2020
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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.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — These Virginia lotteries were drawn Friday:

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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.

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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.