Thursday, January 26, 2023
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
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ELKTON — In the same auditorium where he once debated other school board hopefuls, Dan Breeden announced that after 23 years as a board member, he will not be seeking another term.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
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A Rockingham County judge on Tuesday sided with residents of Bridgewater's Sanston Sites neighborhood, agreeing that a property, located on South Sandstone Lane, is considered a "public nuisance." 

Monday, January 23, 2023
Sunday, January 22, 2023
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MASSANUTTEN — The Massanutten Property Owners Assocation supports the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors’ intent to purchase the water and sewer system on the Massanutten Mountain, according to a resolution adopted by its board of directors on Saturday.

Friday, January 20, 2023
Thursday, January 19, 2023
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The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences has confirmed the state's first positive case of highly positive avian influenza in a flock of commercial turkeys in Rockingham County. 

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The Rockingham County Circuit Court announced Thursday that it has received a $31,807 grant from the Library of Virginia's Circuit Court records preservation program. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2023
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After hours of public comment — where most speakers asked the Harrisonburg Planning Commission to reconsider the nearly 900-unit proposed Bluestone Town Center project — the advisory board unanimously voted to recommend approval of the proposal, with a few conditions, at its Tuesday meeting. 

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The pilot who was killed in an aircraft crash on Jan. 11 has been identified as Roger C. Mangham, 54, of Wilsonville, Ala., according to Virginia State Police Sgt. Brent Coffey.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023
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Following a ten-month bridge and road project, Friedens Church Road is scheduled to reopen Wednesday, according to Virginia Department of Transportation officials.

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If a developer wanted to propose a solar project in Rockingham County, it will not enter a siting agreement with officials, according to a resolution passed by the county's board of supervisors last week.

Monday, January 16, 2023
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The Daily News-Record has announced that Jillian Lynch has been named managing editor of the publication.

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As a decision looms on the status of Rockingham County's possible acquisition of the water and sewer system on the Massanutten Mountain, representatives of its current owner are raising additional clarifications for the Supervisors' consideration. 

Sunday, January 15, 2023
Saturday, January 14, 2023
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As the workforce changes, so do the learning needs of students while they’re still in public education. School divisions must look at what their offering students in the way of courses and decide every year whether they need to omit, change or add course offerings.

Friday, January 13, 2023
Thursday, January 12, 2023
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One woman’s effort to preserve Mauzy’s agricultural and rural character proved successful on Wednesday.

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Sunday, January 29, 2023
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Lebanon, two international oil giants and state-owned oil and gas company Qatar Energy agreed Sunday that the Qatari firm will join a consortium that will search for gas in the Mediterranean Sea off Lebanon’s coast. The deal inked in Beirut brings Qatar into Lebanon’s gas exploration market three months after Lebanon and Israel signed a U.S.-mediated maritime border agreement ending a yearslong dispute. Qatar Energy is replacing a Russian company that withdrew from the Lebanese market in September. In 2017, Lebanon approved licenses for an international consortium including France’s TotalEnergies, Italy’s ENI and Russia’s Novatek to move forward with offshore oil and gas development for two of 10 blocks in the Mediterranean.

Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has won a party primary and will run for a second term in September elections. Solih defeated Mohamed Nasheed, the current parliament speaker and a former president, in the Maldivian Democratic Party primary held Saturday night. Nasheed played a key role in transforming the Indian Ocean archipelago state into a multiparty democracy after a 30-year autocracy. He escaped an assassination attempt allegedly by a local group sympathetic to the Islamic State in 2021. Solih is the only one running for president so far. His main rival, former President Abdulla Yameen, is serving a prison term on charges of corruption and money laundering.

France’s prime minister says that the government’s plan to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64 is “no longer negotiable." Elisabeth Borne made the comments in an interview broadcast Sunday. That further angered parliamentary opponents and unions who plan new mass protests and disruptive strikes Tuesday. Raising the pension age is one part of a broad bill that is central to President Emmanuel Macron’s second term. More than 1 million people marched against it earlier this month and many French people don't understand what it will mean for them. An online petition against the retirement plan saw a surge in new signatures after the prime minister's comments.

A mining corporation has apologized for losing a highly radioactive capsule over a 870-mile stretch of Western Australia. Authorities are combing parts of the road looking for the tiny but dangerous substance. It's believed to have fallen off a truck while being transported between a desert mine site and the city of Perth on Jan. 10. Emergency services were notified of the missing capsule last Wednesday. Western Australia emergency services have called on other Australian states and the federal government for support finding the capsule as they lack equipment. The capsule measures 0.31 inches by 0.24 inches and people have been warned it could have unknowingly become lodged in their car’s tires. It could cause skin burns and prolonged exposure could cause cancer.

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China says it's resuming issuing visas for Japanese travelers beginning Sunday, ending its nearly three-week suspension in an apparent protest of Tokyo’s tougher COVID-19 entry requirements for Lunar New Year tourists from China. Japan cited soaring infections in China after it abruptly eased coronavirus restrictions as well as scarce COVID-19 data from Beijing. China also stopped issuing visas to South Koreans after South Korea  in early January did the same for short-term travelers from China. Health authorities in China have said infections have peaked but there are concerns abroad that Beijing was not sharing enough data.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has fired the chairman of his ruling Conservative Party over a “serious breach” of the ministerial code. Pressure had been building on Nadhim Zahawi amid allegations he settled a multimillion-dollar unpaid tax bill while he was in charge of the country’s Treasury.

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Tunisia’s president and its shaky democracy are facing an important test Sunday as voters cast ballots in the second round of parliamentary elections. Turnout was just 11% in the first round of voting last month. Many disaffected Tunisians stayed away and the influential opposition Islamist party boycotted. The runoff elections Sunday are being watched around the Arab world. They’re seen as a conclusive step in President Kais Saied’s push to consolidate power and win back lenders and investors. Voters are choosing lawmakers to replace the last parliament, led by Islamist party Ennahdha. Saied suspended it in 2021 and rewrote the constitution to give more power to the president.

Turkey has issued a travel warning for its citizens living in or planning on going to European countries, citing Islamophobia and anti-Turkish demonstrations. The warning comes after last weekend’s protests in Sweden where an anti-Islam activist burned the Quran and pro-Kurdish groups protested against Turkey. Ankara also said there was an increase in anti-Turkish protests by “groups with links to terror groups” — a reference to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, which has waged a decades-long insurgency against Turkey. Following the protests, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Sweden not to expect support for its NATO membership bid.

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It has been over 11 weeks since Ukrainian forces wrested back part of Kherson province from Russian occupation. But liberation hasn't diminished the hardship for residents, both those returning home and the ones who never left. In the peak of winter, the rural village not far from an active front line has no power or water. The sounds of war are never far. Still, residents have slowly trickled back to Kalynivske, preferring to live without basic services, dependent on humanitarian aid and under the constant threat of bombardment than as displaced people elsewhere in their country. They say staying is an act of defiance against the relentless Russian attacks intended to make the area unlivable.