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After spiking in April, the unemployment rate for localities in the Valley recovered somewhat in May, according to the most recent data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, though regional jobless rates are still roughly three times higher than May 2019.


The day before most of the state entered Phase 3 of its reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Ralph Northam said that restaurants would still not be allowed to serve guests at their bars in a reversal that changed local restaurant owners’ calculations. Read more

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Independence Day should not be celebrated without recognizing that for much of our history as a nation, many of our fellow Americans have wondered what there was for them to celebrate. Read more


Turner Pavilion will have to wait another year to see iridescent bubbles being blown for cheesing children and host the warm aromas of sizzling barbecue to tickle noses.

Plug in and pour up, Harrisonburg's sip and paint classes have gone online to allow a creative escape for individuals and groups to reconnect.

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