Local News

Thursday, December 12, 2019
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BRIDGEWATER — Bridgewater residents will soon be able to reach town staff any time of the day after Town Manager Jay Litten announced that B-Connected will be available 24/7 as soon as Monday.

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On Wednesday, the Harrisonburg Electric Commission connected the home solar-energy system of Mike Tedross and Marianne Saeed to the city grid, making HEC the first municipally-owned utility in the state to have an installed capacity of solar reach 1% of annual peak load.

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The flu virus has hit Virginia early this year, with cases being categorized as widespread as of the last week in November.

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As District 1 Supervisor Pablo Cuevas took his seat on the board for the last time Wednesday, he was joined by a room full of co-workers, legislators, family and friends to recognize his 30 years of service to Rockingham County.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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PENN LAIRD — Rockingham County joined the growing number of localities in the state to become a Second Amendment sanctuary Wednesday after the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in support of the resolution.

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A Florida man accused of breaking into a Mennonite family’s home in an attempt to kidnap their children pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg.

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As victims and their loved ones begin to deal with the trauma of a crime, they’re often immediately thrown into the criminal justice system as the case against the perpetrator begins the slow journey to resolution.

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A substantial bump in enrollment for James Madison University in fall 2015 means this December’s graduating class is the largest one it has ever had, said Caitlyn Read, media coordinator at JMU.

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Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport is sporting purple and gold after James Madison University President Jonathan Alger announced a new partnership with the Weyers Cave airport.

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GROTTOES — For the last six years, the Blue Ridge Heritage Project has been leading the effort to honor residents who were displaced for the creation of the Shenandoah National Park with monuments across the region.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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City Council voted Tuesday to build a second high school all at once to open in August 2022, with a guaranteed maximum construction price of $87.2 million.

Wire News

Thursday, December 12, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — SuperShuttle, the shared van service that has carried passengers to and from airports across the U.S. and in Latin America, Canada, Europe and Asia, is going out of business, according to a newspaper report Thursday.

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Five academics from New York's University at Buffalo were ordered to leave Russia after authorities there determined they had violated their tourist visas by giving a lecture, the university said Thursday.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than 130,000 people have purchased health insurance through California's state-run marketplace for the first time, a 16% increase from last year now that the state is offering more money to help people pay their monthly premiums and will begin taxing people nex…

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HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston police sergeant who was fatally shot while responding to a domestic violence call was remembered at a funeral service Thursday for his friendship, his faith, his quirkiness and his service to others.