A Harrisonburg man who exposed a Rockingham County sheriff’s deputy to fentanyl during a 2019 traffic stop and dealt 1½ kilograms of methamphetamine in the Shenandoah Valley will spend more than a decade behind bars.
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Heading into Wednesday’s Great Community Give, Amanda Bomfim had her eyes set at $1 million.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
With three months of fundraising into the 2021 election year, finance reports show two local Democrats received more small-donor donations than their Republican opponents.
A Harrisonburg fire marshal arrested a Broadway man accused of setting a fire Sunday at a Harrisonburg college student-housing complex.
ELKTON — It’s been nearly a month since Elkton was named the newest Appalachian Trail Conservancy community, and Appalachian Trail hikers have made their fair share of visits to the town.
Four-minute interactions with strangers aren’t generally something that stand out in the grand scheme of one’s day-to-day life.
A total of 180 inmates from Middle River Regional Jail have been transferred to Virginia Department of Corrections custody this week, according to a press release from MRRJ staff.
When Pamela Northam, first lady of the commonwealth and wife of Gov. Ralph Northam, walked into Mountain View Elementary School on Tuesday, she was greeted by the masked faces of students holding signs welcoming her to their school and telling her how much they were glad to be back.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
If the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic proved anything, it’s that the Harrisonburg-Rockingham County community showed up during local nonprofits’ time of need.
DAYTON — Dayton Town Council met Monday for a work session where Town Manager Angela Lawrence walked members through the draft budget for fiscal year 2021-22.
GROTTOES — Stefanie McAlister, a native of Augusta County and former Rockingham County employee, has been hired by the town of Grottoes to serve as its newest town manager following a special meeting Monday.
Middle River Regional Jail transferred 89 inmates out of the jail and into Virginia Department of Corrections custody on Monday, according to a press release from MRRJ staff.
The Central Shenandoah Health District began transitioning its COVID-19 vaccine appointment process from invitation only to public scheduling Monday, according to a Sunday press release from the health department.
The sound of English rock band The Police’s song “Every Breath You Take” wafted through the air in James Madison University’s Convocation Center Monday around noon as health officials packed up.
Monday, April 19, 2021
Virginia’s employment recovery remains sluggish, as only 800 new nonfarm payroll positions were created in March, according to data released Friday by the Virginia Employment Commission.
BROADWAY — A harsh rattling sound joined the chorus of air compressors, welding equipment and hammering on metal.
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Several dead birds sent from Rockingham County officials to the University of Georgia in Athens appeared to have died from trauma, but further study is ongoing, according to an initial report from a school pathologist.
Friday, April 16, 2021
BRIDGEWATER — Pete Snyder, a candidate in the Republican contest for November’s gubernatorial race, met with voters at an event outside Bridgewater on Thursday.
After body camera video of what appeared to be a Brooklyn Center, Minn., police officer shooting a man with her gun instead of a Taser, the Harrisonburg Police Department addressed the issue with its officers.
Virginia State Police arrested a Harrisonburg man accused of impersonating a police officer Wednesday.
TIMBERVILLE — It started with a trip to Florida, a love for ice cream and a car wash — three variables that made JJ’s Soft Serve come to life.
Rockingham County sheriff's deputies charged a 14-year-old East Rockingham High School student Thursday for bringing an Airsoft BB gun to school.
New water rates for the Countryside Sanitary District will go into effect July 1 after the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors approved suggested increases to offset the district’s debt.
TIMBERVILLE — Taxidermy is not a profession for the faint of heart. But for Mark Poirot, it’s no different than any other type of art.
Thursday, April 15, 2021
There were only two comments during the public hearing of the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors meeting Wednesday after the board had been presented the proposed $402.9 million budget for fiscal year 2021-22.
The case of a Harrisonburg resident whose arrest in December 2018 sparked protests claiming police used excessive force wrapped up Monday in Rockingham County Circuit Court.
Winners of the Virginia FFA Conduct of Meetings Leadership Development Event were announced last week at Buffalo Gap High School in Swoope. The Broadway High School FFA chapter placed first in the Virginia Conduct of Meetings Leadership Development Event, according to a press release.
ELKTON — What does it take to prepare the longest domino train of cereal boxes in recorded world history?
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Overlook Produce and Farm Adventures, located in Mount Crawford, will invest more than $850,000 to build a new produce-packing facility and retail market in Rockingham County, according to a Wednesday press release from the office of Gov. Ralph Northam.
Virginia State Police say an airplane pilot's "controls became unresponsive" Monday night before crashing just outside Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport.
Friday, April 23, 2021
Chloé Zhao's “Nomadland” won best feature at the 36th Independent Spirit Awards in a ceremony that turned the annual beach soiree into a virtual, mostly pre-taped event, and, possibly, an Oscar preview.
WASHINGTON (AP) — This week's climate change summit features lots of talk from different nations about their goals for reducing carbon emissions. But in the weird world of national climate pledges, numbers often aren’t quite what they seem.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is bringing out the billionaires, the CEOs and the union executives Friday to help sell President Joe Biden's climate-friendly transformation of the U.S. economy at a virtual summit of world leaders.
Thursday, April 22, 2021
BANGKOK (AP) — When the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations holds a special summit Saturday to discuss Myanmar, the regional body will be under as much scrutiny as the general who led the February coup ousting the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi.
NEW DELHI (AP) — A fire broke out in a hospital in western India early Friday, killing 13 COVID-19 patients, as an extreme surge in infections leaves the nation short of medical care and oxygen.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Virginia Lottery's "Pick 4 Night" game were:
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Virginia Lottery's "Pick 3 Night" game were:
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Virginia Lottery's "Cash 5" game were:
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers continued an urgent search Friday for an Indonesian submarine that disappeared two days ago and has less than a day's supply of oxygen left for its 53 crew.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the "Cash4Life" game were: