Local News

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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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.

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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.

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Prosecutors dismissed an embezzlement charge against the former owner of Jess’ Lunch No. 2 during a hearing in Rockingham County General District Court on Monday.

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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
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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.

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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.

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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.

Wire News

Thursday, April 22, 2021
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MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military on Thursday conducted massive drills in Crimea involving dozens of navy ships, hundreds of warplanes and thousands of troops in a show of force amid tensions with Ukraine.

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N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chad’s political opposition is saying the country suffered a “coup d'etat” when power was handed to Mahamat Idriss Deby, arguing that the military did not follow constitutional rules for succession following the death of his father after more than three decades in power.

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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank is expected to signal Thursday that even if inflation rises later this year it won't consider cutting back support for Europe's economy, which is lagging the U.S. and China amid a drawn-out struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will open a global climate summit with a pledge to cut at least in half the climate-wrecking coal and petroleum fumes that the U.S. pumps out, a commitment he hopes will spur China and other big polluters to speed up efforts of their own.

LONDON (AP) — The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has apologized after an investigation found that at least 161,000 mostly Africans and Indians who died fighting for the British Empire during World War I weren’t properly honored due to “pervasive racism.”