Between March 7 and March 21, the number of residents filing jobless claims in the area shot up by as much as 4,800%, according to the most recent data available from the Virginia Employment Commission.
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Thursday, March 05, 2020
NEW MARKET — You meet some interesting people when you run a music store and repair shop. Among the interesting people that Ben Miller has met since opening Valley Pike Music in the historic building that also houses the Chamber of Commerce is country musician Chris Stapleton's harmonica player.
NEW MARKET — Jon Henry's family began its business by selling produce at roadside markets in Mount Jackson, where they live. One roadside market became two, and eventually they realized a larger venue was the best way to make the business profitable.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Rockingham County’s unemployment dropped to below 2% for the first time since April 2001, according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
In 2017, the Virginia Department of Transportation organized an exercise that included a variety of crash scenarios on Afton Mountain.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Unemployment in the Harrisonburg metro area dropped to 2.3% in September, the lowest rate so far in 2019, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Thursday.
Friday, November 01, 2019
As experts track the increasing political divides in the country nationally, candidates for the 26th Senate District said that local residents were not giving into partisan extremism.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Republicans have held the majority in the House of Delegates since 1999. But as next month’s elections loom, Democrats need to win two seats to flip it.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Between March 2018 and March 2019, the average weekly wage rose by 2.1% across all industries in the commonwealth, according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
HARRISONBURG — When Yvonne Frazier received an email with “Congratulations” in the subject line, she had no idea it was informing her she was a recipient of a 2019 Governor’s Honor Award.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
NEW MARKET — Two people were shot and seriously injured Tuesday afternoon during a dispute involving a firearm.
HARRISONBURG — The local unemployment rate kept fairly stable at 3% in July, with 1,973 people jobless in the Harrisonburg metro area, according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Friday, August 16, 2019
NEW MARKET — After being diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, Morrie stopped teaching.
Thursday, August 01, 2019
HARRISONBURG — A Woodstock man charged in connection with a Maryland-to-Virginia heroin pipeline that led to the fatal overdose of a Shenandoah County resident pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
HARRISONBURG — The unemployment rate in the Harrisonburg metro area rose back to 3% in May, rising slightly from April’s 2.4%, which was the lowest the area had seen in more than a decade.
Thursday, July 25, 2019
WOODSTOCK — The Shenandoah Community Health Clinic — Shenandoah County Free Clinic and Shenandoah Dental Clinic — and Shenandoah County Public Schools have received a 2019 Unsung Heroes Award from the Virginia Health Care Foundation.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
MOUNT JACKSON — Residents in Mount Jackson will be given the opportunity to have their voices heard as the Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing regarding improvements to a bridge on U.S. 11 in Shenandoah County.
Saturday, May 25, 2019
HARRISONBURG — A federal grand jury indicted five Shenandoah County residents in connection with a Maryland-to-Virginia heroin pipeline that lead to the fatal overdose of a county resident.
Friday, May 24, 2019
HARRISONBURG — An Edinburg man nabbed during a 2018 traffic stop in Luray pleaded guilty to federal drug charges Tuesday.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
MOUNT JACKSON — A raccoon with rabies attacked a person near Mount Jackson, the Lord Fairfax Health District reported on Wednesday.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
HARRISONBURG — Summit after summit, American and Chinese government trade representatives have failed to agree on changes to the trade conditions between two of the largest economies in the world over the past several years.
Friday, May 17, 2019
HARRISONBURG — The unemployment rate in the Harrisonburg metro area returned to 3% during March, matching January’s levels after a small increase to 3.1% in February. In March 2018, the unemployment rate for the area was 3.2%.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Virginia State Police say a tractor-trailer driver lost control and crashed on Interstate 81 in Shenandoah County on Wednesday morning.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
HARRISONBURG — Dairy producers across the country are facing steep economic challenges in the form of weather difficulties, trade wars and price swings.
Friday, May 03, 2019
HARRISONBURG — The Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce published the results of the Wage & Benefit Survey in February, the first of its kind in years.
Saturday, April 27, 2019
BROADWAY — Stephen Burkholder, 66, has been working inside the Broadway Supermarket for 56 years since his father, Robert, opened the store in 1963.
Saturday, April 13, 2019
HARRISONBURG — Total crop sales were up in the Augusta, Rockingham, Page and Shenandoah counties compared to 2012, but that doesn’t mean all farmers are doing well, according to the Department of Agriculture’s 2017 Census of Agriculture, which was released Thursday.
Friday, April 05, 2019
WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va. reintroduced legislation Wednesday, alongside Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, to protect horses from trainers intentionally applying substances or devices to horses’ limbs to make each step painful and force an exaggerated high-stepping gait rewarded in show…
Thursday, April 04, 2019
BASYE — Dick D’Antonio of Basye loves flying so much he is still active in the air at the age of 88.
HARRISONBURG — Tina Bowman’s 5-year-old first cousin-once removed Aubrey didn’t want to see her leave town to open an eatery. But Aubrey saw a way both could win. Aubrey told Bowman about a bowling alley located on the second floor of 5904 Main St. in Mount Jackson.