A former Bridgewater Retirement Community executive accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the facility pleaded guilty Friday in Rockingham County Circuit Court.
Friday, January 15, 2021
Bridgewater’s Town Council hit the ground running Tuesday after taking on a variety of action items during its first virtual meeting of the year.
Local tax experts are anticipating a busy, confusing tax season with recent changes to code and various disruptions in employment and government payments during the pandemic.
After wrapping up a 24-hour shift at the Harrisonburg Fire Department on Maryland Avenue on Monday, Alan Wampler headed to his other fire station — the Weyers Cave Volunteer Fire Company.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Gerald Lehman always planned to retire when he reached 30 years of service with Rockingham County Public Schools. As the first and only director of nutrition services for the school division, he has overseen a lot of changes and given plenty of time to make sure students are fed.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a federal judge’s ruling that led to the dismissal of a class-action lawsuit against the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center Commission.
The prospect of a school closing brings out a lot of passionate responses from those involved.
The Rockingham County Board of Supervisors will continue to weigh options for the proposed Middle River Regional Jail expansion following Wednesday’s public hearing.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Earlier this week, military neighbors around the Valley suited up and joined the Virginia Army National Guard deployed to Washington, D.C.
Applications are available to area nonprofits for funding from the COVID-19 Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Response Fund, according to a press release from The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
GROTTOES — With nearly a month left until the deadline, Grottoes Town Council will move forward with filling its vacancy.
To Shenandoah Valley legislators, the start of the 2021 General Assembly session is anything but business as usual.
Rockingham County Public Schools Superintendent Oskar Scheikl plans to bring high school students back into the classroom beginning Feb. 1.
As protests against police raged throughout the country last summer following the death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police, Stan Maclin took a different approach.
Hands steady as a surgeon’s, Pam Shank guides her tweezers to pick up a delicate staircase of log slices. Fitting the natural pathway onto a stone, what once was a simple glass globe filled with layers of dirt and moss suddenly transforms into a sanctuary fit for a fairy.
Frank Tamberrino, outgoing Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce president and CEO of 11 years, is stepping down on Jan. 31, but not without receiving state recognition.
Monday, January 11, 2021
New faces abound in Dayton’s town leadership.
As COVID-19 cases continue to increase at Middle River Regional Jail, the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors will host a public hearing for the jail’s expansion and modification plans during Wednesday’s meeting.
Saturday, January 09, 2021
The college experience looks a lot different right now. There is no going to football games or frat parties — or at least, there shouldn’t be.
Friday, January 08, 2021
On a cold December afternoon, Nancy Hopkins-Garriss waited outside of Pleasant View’s Day Program entrance in Broadway.
A federal judge rescheduled a hearing Thursday for a Stuarts Draft man serving a 23-year federal prison sentence for molesting roughly two dozen children while serving as a Haitian missionary.
The Harrisonburg-Rockingham County General District Court closed Friday due to COVID-19, sources say.
As U.S. Rep. Ben Cline, R-Botetourt, said he condemned the protesters who breached the Capitol on Wednesday, he continued to oppose certifying Electoral College votes that confirmed Democrat Joe Biden as the presidential election winner.
Thursday, January 07, 2021
The first round of COVID-19 vaccinations for first responders in the Harrisonburg area is ongoing and scheduled to wrap up in the next few weeks.
Thousands of Harrisonburg households live in homes unaligned with their income level, resulting in a “housing mismatch,” according to a city-commissioned comprehensive housing assessment and market study released Thursday.
Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday a slew of changes to the way the state is rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine, citing a need to take action as vaccination figures lag in the commonwealth.
GROTTOES — Grottoes Town Council has 45 days to fill a vacancy and the clock is ticking.
Broadway is home to a new short-term rental after Town Council approved a special-use permit request during Tuesday’s meeting.
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
Leading up to New Year’s Day — the date it became illegal to drive and hold a cellphone in Virginia — Harrisonburg police placed electronic signs throughout the Friendly City informing drivers of the soon-to-be law.
The Rockingham County Planning Commission unanimously approved a rezoning request for a Volvo tractor-trailer sales lot and repair shop off Interstate 81 during Tuesday’s meeting.
Friday, January 15, 2021
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager was remembered at a memorial service Friday as a hero, legend and friend who would go out of his way to help others.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The National Rifle Association announced Friday it has filed for bankruptcy and will seek to incorporate the nation’s most politically influential gun-rights group in Texas instead of New York.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — National Rife Association files for bankruptcy, says gun-rights group will to move headquarters from New York to Texas.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York prosecutors conducted an hours-long interview Thursday of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former attorney, asking a range of questions about Trump's business dealings, according to three people familiar with the meeting.
BOSTON (AP) — The manslaughter case against a former Boston College student accused of encouraging her boyfriend to take his own life will head toward trial, prosecutors said Friday.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been arrested for having a “KILL BIDEN” sign.
Responding to warnings of potentially violent demonstrations, governors across the nation are calling out National Guard troops, declaring states of emergency and closing their capitols to the public ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration next week.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Biden says he'll use Defense Production Act to 'maximize manufacture' of coronavirus vaccine, fulfilling campaign pledge.
Major social platforms have been cracking down on the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories in the leadup to the presidential election, and expanded their efforts in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. But Apple and Google, among others, have left open a major loophole for this m…
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — When a former Michigan public health director was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the Flint water crisis, the man who previously held the job says a chilling thought crossed his mind: It could have been me.