Despite the housing shortage, 2019 saw the most homes sold in the area since 2006 –– at the height of the housing bubble, according to data from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Association of Realtors.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
When Siamen Abdulqadr first came to Harrisonburg 11 years ago as a refugee from Iraq, he didn’t speak any English and didn’t know how to navigate the area.
BRIDGEWATER — Some changes could be coming to Bridgewater relating to the use of golf carts on town streets in order to comply with state law.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Three people were killed and at least four others injured in a crash that shut down Interstate 81 south of Harrisonburg for about seven hours on Wednesday.
Maryland-based company Yim and Pifer LLC has sold the 2-acre shopping center at 291 University Blvd. to Fairfax County-based HDJR United LLC, according to Rockingham County real estate records.
In his late 20s, Jim Ryder fell in love with coin collecting.
As David and Ann Gardner built the Valley Pike Farm Market in Weyers Cave three years ago, they dreamed the place would serve as a hub — a place where friends could meet up with friends and businesses could hold meetings with clients.
A yearlong process to create a strategic plan for Harrisonburg City Public Schools entered a new phase this week with the formation of six action committees.
EDOM — Just over 225 years ago, Rockingham County and Harrisonburg were both still in their infancy. And in Edom, both a baby girl and mother were saved by the actions of a surgeon who refused to let them die.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
City Council has welcomed the opportunity for more businesses in the city after approving two requests, one to rezone a property and another to have a special-use permit on a property to have business and professional offices.
A former Elkton Rescue Squad treasurer accused of stealing thousands of dollars over a 12-year span retired from the City of Harrisonburg on Tuesday, according to a city spokesman.
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality works to protect and enhance the state’s environment, and it recently received federal funding to help with those efforts.
DAYTON — Dayton police have made an arrest in the convenience store robbery that took place nearly one year ago, according to Chief Justin Trout.
At a School Board meeting on Monday, Rockingham County Public Schools Superintendent Oskar Scheikl presented options for which grade levels could stay at their home schools if proposed redistricting is approved.
McGaheysville poet J. Scott Price dedicated his youth to pursuing a lifetime of military service, saw that dream go down the drain from a back injury and turned to writing after his discharge.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A former Texas nurse suspected in the killing of dozens of children pleaded guilty Thursday to the 1981 death of an 11-month-old, receiving a life sentence that a prosecutor said will likely ensure she dies in prison.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia parole board spares life of man hours ahead of scheduled execution. Sentence commuted to life without parole.
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Former heroin addict Kevork Tontian met the man he wanted to spend the rest of his life with behind bars. And not even his freedom was enough to keep him away from Wemson Gabral da Costa.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — FBI agents on Thursday arrested a former Canadian Armed Forces reservist and two other men who are linked to a violent white supremacist group and were believed to be heading to a pro-gun rally next week in Virginia’s capital.
Microsoft is pledging to become 100% “carbon-negative” by 2030 by removing more carbon from the environment than it emits.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European automakers' network of highway charging stations for battery-powered vehicles is taking shape ahead of an expected surge in electric car sales as manufacturers strive to meet new emission limits.
BUTTE MEADOWS, Calif. (AP) — A stepdaughter of a woman who survived six days in her snowbound SUV in Northern California says she suffers from dementia.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Maintenance crews on Thursday were inspecting a United Airlines jetliner that returned to New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport after it experienced engine trouble and flames were seen near a wing.
LONDON (AP) — Britain's prime minister has appointed outgoing Bank of England Governor Mark Carney to a special advisory role ahead of the U.N. climate change conference to be held in Scotland in November.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mother of two young children who drowned off the Oregon coast when a rogue wave swept them into the Pacific Ocean has posted a statement on social media thanking supporters for their prayers and messages.