Local News

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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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.

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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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Wire News

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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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.

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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.

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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.