Local News

Thursday, June 04, 2020
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Next week is the start of summer for school divisions, although it can be hard to remember that considering students have been out of school since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Harrisonburg Republican Committee will run a candidate for City Council in November’s election — the first time the local party has sought a seat since 2014.

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Additions to the capital improvements program plan will make their way to the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors after the Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of two projects.

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Donnie Casey punched the air and did a quick kick in his cap and gown as he approached the stage on Wednesday to accept his diploma. The sounds of “Pomp and Circumstance” played in the background.

Wednesday, June 03, 2020
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RICHMOND (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday for the removal of an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond's prominent Monument Avenue, a senior administration official told The Associated Press.

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A Keezletown man shot and killed by New York police last week became radicalized over the years, had a deep hatred for government and police, and was likely planning a large-scale attack, according to several law enforcement sources.

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Former Elkton Mayor Wayne Printz was the lone speaker during Monday’s public hearing on the town’s proposed fiscal 2020-21 budget, expressing concerns over the revitalization project for the Jennings House and its funding.

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For Stan Maclin, the head of the Harriet Tubman Cultural Center in Harrisonburg, Monday’s 1,000-plus strong march reminded him of the NAACP’s silent march in New York City during July of 1917.

Wire News

Friday, June 05, 2020
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An increasing number of cities are rethinking the presence of school resource officers as they respond to the concerns of thousands of demonstrators — many of them young — who have filled the streets night after night to protest the death of George Floyd.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — America's workers likely suffered another devastating blow in May, with millions more jobs lost to the viral pandemic and an unemployment rate near or even above 20% for the first time since the Great Depression.

Thursday, June 04, 2020