On the evening of May 14, 2020, in Omaha, Nebraska, James Fairbanks went to the home of Mattieo Condoluci and shot him dead. Condoluci, 64, was a twice convicted pedophile, and Fairbanks, 43, had spent years working with troubled kids in the Omaha Public Schools system. Read more
When the pandemic hit this winter, city people with second homes moved into them. This upset the rhythm of beach, lake and mountain communities that attract a lot of “summer people” — but not until the summer. Read more
The mission statement of Patchwork Pantry in Harrisonburg is clear and straightforward: “To provide a three-day supply of staple food to those in need in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.” And that’s precisely what the ecumenical food ministry housed at Community Mennonite Church at 70 S. … Read more
On April 27, the Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Advisory Board made an impulsive decision to close Heritage Oaks Golf Course for one year without any articulated plan or strategy for the future. This decision was, in part, a reaction to a former council member's petition — a council membe… Read more
My name is Dave Sebastian and I moved to Harrisonburg last August. My wife and I lived in Stafford, Va., for 28 years and we watched the “D.C. metropolitan sprawl” slowly but surely “absorb” Stafford into the morass of traffic and hectic communities called “Northern Virginia.” Read more
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