The plan is to help farmers market vendors set up online stores where customers can order what they want and pick up their orders at Turner Pavilion downtown, all while abiding by social distancing protocols necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. ... See MoreSee Less
Students from James Madison University, along with faculty, JMU X-Labs and local business and community partners, are racing against the clock to help the Harrisonburg Farmers Market reopen on Saturda...
Harrisonburg Republican Committee Chairman Jeff Mayfield said city Republicans have supported independent candidates for council in the past, but the party is looking to build its own momentum. ... See MoreSee Less
Unlike what the GOP chairman says, the Republican Party has not run its own candidates in the last two election cycles, choosing instead to run their candidates as independents. If you look at the VPAP filings, the "independents" have received direct funding from local GOP groups.
Unless death was caused by gunshot or auto accident, it's automatically put down as covid19 related
10,000 out of 300 million plus big deal compare to a dozen other diseases thats nothing, just more drama
Count the tests given...
Gosh I wish we had true numbers from China, Russia, and India, you know those other very populace countries....
Holly, check again and try the truth...I think you dropped a zero...Number of specimens tested for SARS CoV-2 by CDC labs (N=4,904) and U.S. public health laboratories* (N=207,446)†... yesterdays USA TotaTests 1,912,489 that is almost 2 million...probably passed 2 mil. today.
“I have a front row seat on Court Square. My impression is that they are enforcing it more now than ever. It’s crazy because there’s plenty of parking. Half of them are empty. It makes me mad.” ... See MoreSee Less
I had to go to court a long time ago. I was supposed to be there at 9. I found a parking spot and shoved as much change in as I could, went inside and waited. I couldn't come out and put more money in because they might call my name while I was doing it. Anyhow, I think I got iut of there around 1. When I got to my car I had a parking ticket. Needless to say, not one of my best memories.
I find it telling that a lawyer thinks obeying the law is or should be optional.
However, in-person voting will still be available for the May 2 caucus, as well as in-car voting, at the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Democratic Party headquarters at 850 W. Market St. in Harrisonburg between 1 and 5 p.m., according to Harned. ... See MoreSee Less
If people would like to contribute financially to our efforts to provide face shields to local healthcare professionals, donations can be made at www.supportrmh.org/donate/ by contributing to the Crisis Response Fund and mentioning "Shields" or "Hburg Makers" in the "Additional Information" box.
If anyone has a 3D printer, or access to PETG or Polycarbonate sheets (of .016-.030 thickness) that they would be willing to contribute to our efforts they can do so by filling out the Intake Survey here: tinyurl.com/hburgmakershelp
President Donald Trump says his administration is encouraging many Americans to wear face masks in public, though he stresses that the recommendation is optional and is conceding that he will not be complying with it. ... See MoreSee Less
“To think that the league would play a part in prolonging the end of this [pandemic], we couldn’t accept that and take the risk. It’s the right the decision and in talking with Major League Baseball [Friday] morning, they support the decision and commend us for making it.” ... See MoreSee Less
Various taxes and fees can be a main funding source for a locality's general fund, and as COVID-19 continues to halt revenue, local governments are left scrambling to finalize a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. (Via Jessica Wetzler, DN-R) ... See MoreSee Less
JUST IN (FREE READ): Construction of second high school in city could be delayed. "This is a very serious fiscal matter. We have to have all the facts before the board can make a decision. We're on very uneven grounds." ... See MoreSee Less
“We are, in all honesty, at Sunnyside just like a family. They care about us. They are emailing us and asking us ‘How are you? How is your family? Hope all is well. May God bless and just watch over you.’ So, they care about us as much as we do them. They really do." ... See MoreSee Less
Behind the meticulous lawns, a landscaping team; behind the stocked cafeteria, a truck driver delivering crates of food. Every day, countless workers keep life running at Sunnyside Retirement Communit...
“If nothing changes and [Northam] doesn’t back up on that date that’s seriously going to impact what we do as a league. I was thinking and I talked with several members of our executive committee [Monday], that if we can’t start before mid-June that we might not start at all.” ... See MoreSee Less
Virginia State Police responded to calls about resort staff still providing tours of properties to prospective customers over the weekend, according to Sgt. Brent Coffey of the state police. ... See MoreSee Less
i grew up alongside this resort, my family and i worked there in many different positions over 30 years. i have not always agreed with their management, but i will have you know that MANY good people work there. Massanutten is trying to stay afloat for people like my mom who is still working there and just trying to get by. you can throw shade at management all you want, but don't blame the little people who work there. they are just as scared as everyone else. but to be fair, no one who has zero management or business ownership experience should pass judgement here. this isn't a time for blame. if you feel safer staying away from the resort, please do, but realize that the concierges, retail workers, customer service, activities departments, front desk associates, and ESPECIALLY laundry/housekeeping have no control over this.
About time!! This is exactly why we have so many cases! Nobody is listening! Money hungry! So sad!!!
Not surprised. Called today about what they could do about my paid for trip later this month. Already knew that Virginia governor said "no non essential" travel .Asked for a future date, not a refund, but was told they "could do nothing". Guess ownership does not have its advantage.
Finally! We were so frustrated recently when we would drive through our neighborhood and see them still doing timeshare tours with people on vacation!
It only took numerous complaints from local residents & a "visit" by county police for them to shut down. Yet Ken Hess acts like Great eastern is a good neighbor.
He said new! Wake up so people already scheduled they are letting them come! The truth is in the details! Theses are not hotels . Their stays are booked a year or years in advance! Tv 3 report that they cut out people only from N.Y., New Jersey and other hot spots! The problem is the people come here from places contaminated with it! Come to our local grocery store using our area parks , gas pumps, and such... not to mention they are only here 5-7 days and switch out with another group! We’re not talking about a few people either .. this is not a hotel theses are time shares!! They are concerned owners ! This is exactly what trump was warning about in Florida! I’d like to know how many of their clients have visited RMH ? Sad thing is they won’t test u unless u have been out of the county ! My point is shut this place down!
They know they're breaking the rules.
Now,before those condos can be shown again they need a full cleaning.
Ok explain this to me. They are guessing between 100-200k are going to die from this virus. The last thing I would be looking for is a timeshare. Well next to last. Wouldn't want a cruise more. Name the crap RMS Corona....
It's nice to see what business put money over the life of people. Gives one a perspective on where to spend their money when this is over.
Money drives the time share business.
People really need to take this serious people are dying as cases continue to spread the death toll is going to be staggering. STAY HOME
Massanutten is ALL about the $$$ , they care not about human life if they can make a Buck .
Are they paying their seasonal employees, unemployment benefits?
Sad that they, like so many others, are putting profit over safety.
They are still charging us for our monthly gym membership fees... I have sent an email and am waiting to hear back ... anyone else in this boat?
Thats why I will never work for them again, they could care less about employees
What about the people that are going on the tours? Why are we only concerned with the business part? Aren’t the consumers just as ignorant for signing up and going?!
Seen it no one was breaking the law, old news
Sketchiest business in the area... next to Nexus.
ABOUT TIME !!!
Lindsey Harvell-Bowman i guess this explains the security!
The investigation began at about 10:30 p.m. Monday when the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Communications Center about a driver brandishing a weapon on North Valley Pike. The caller also reported that the driver might have fired a shot. ... See MoreSee Less
They keep closing more and more places and wondering why the few places left are getting crowded. First they tell you that this is a good time to go hiking in the mountains and then they close the trails because there are to many users. They say to get out in the fresh air but use social distancing but they close the parks and beaches. The most wonderful and unusual thing to find in all of this would be some common sense and intelligence.
I'd act like I lived there if I could find a bush, does anyone imagine hikers don't?
Does a Bear poop in the woods?
They are the ones that made the park free to get in, and they think that wouldn't cause a problem 🤦♀️
when i was 10 years old, my family split. after a couple years, my mom was remarried and i was not too happy about that. my step-dad played basketball for JMU back when Jess' was relatively new, fell in love with the place, and shared it with me, my brother, and step-brother. we loved it too! it became a weekly staple for us while we were in grade school. time passed, wounds healed, and things fell together for us. in fact, we just went to the E Market St location for a little reunion earlier this year. Gus and his family were a part of this process whether they knew it or not. as if things weren't bad enough right now...just...damn. this man is truly a legend. sad times. RIP Gus, and my condolences to the Jess' family and crew.
What a sad day for so many in the valley. It almost feels like I lost a family member. Rest in peace Gus, you were a great example of what America is all about .
RIP my dear friend my grandparents and parents loved you son much prayers for your family
Whenever you spoke to someone out of town... when they discovered you were from Harrisonburg , they always said “Hey did you ever go to that hot dog place downtown it was the best ...”
Someone needs to re open that restaurant down town just with an old dinner feel but with an update I enjoy walking down town an it always seemed so family friendly.
For decades a must on my returns home was a trip to Jess's. Harrisonburg fabric.
I guess the family values left with you and your sons!! You were a hard work man and kind. You will be missed sir! RIP
many of prayers for your family
R. I. P. Guss 🌹 He will surely be missed 😢😢😢
It was my Sunday brunch spot while I was a student at JMU. I stopped back every time I came back to the burg. Loved those chilli dogs and fries. 💜💛
My grandma used to take me there as a child she lived this place .
Love when he and my Mother would banter when he charged her for coffee refill!
You will be missed I went to school with John
He will be missed along with the boys. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
One of my favorite spots when I'd come back to the valley.
RIP kind sir.
We will miss you Gus😢😢
Gus will be missed.
R.I.P. GUS YOU WILL BE MISSED
Best hot dogs ever. Miss u.
R.I.P. GUS. You will be missed and such a nice person
Brent Smallwood, 29, was charged with capital murder in the death of Margene Caplinger, who died four days after a September 2017 attack at her home north of Harrisonburg. Prosecutors were seeking the...
STORY UPDATED WITH MORE QUOTES. Godwin Hall's 5,000-seat Sinclair Gymnasium will begin housing the homeless overnight on Monday, according to Michael Parks, the director of communications for the city. ... See MoreSee Less
The order, announced during Northam’s press briefing, comes hours after the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Virginia surpassed 1,000, with more than two dozen deaths from the illness, according to the state health department. ... See MoreSee Less
What elections are coming up in Virginia?
Election Date Locality and office / Issue
5/5/20 May Town Elections Regularly Scheduled Elections in May Special Elections in May
6/9/20 June Primary
7/14/20 Special Election Smyth County Board of Supervisors, Chilhowie District
11/3/20 November General Special Elections in November
Thank you Gov. Northam.God bless you!
The same as last week stay home. But is still allowing hotspot people to come to va. Take a page from the outer banks, if you dont live here, stay away.
So how is anything truly different? With the exception of Beaches and Campgrounds? His words were "you can still come to the beaches to exercise and fish...what the heck!?! People will still carry on at Walmart and still have their"gatherings"!
Sorry morels🍄 are popping up and turkey season🦃 is about to start. I'll be just fine in the mountains!
Governor black face
Stephanie Vetter, David Meffert, Shari Murphy Meffert, Mike Meffert
Brent Smallwood, 29, was charged with capital murder in the death of Margene Caplinger, who died four days after a September 2017 attack at her home north of Harrisonburg. Prosecutors were seeking the death penalty. ... See MoreSee Less
As of March 25, $140,345 has been raised COVID-19 HR Community Response Fund — established by the United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County and The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County, per email. ... See MoreSee Less
Businesses operating in the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County markets can apply for a grant of up to $15,000 today at ogdennews.com/community-grant. Applicants will receive a response to their application within one to two business days. ... See MoreSee Less
Over the week ending March 14, five jobless claims had been filed from Rockingham County and a dozen in Harrisonburg. By March 21, 245 Rockingham County residents and 340 Harrisonburg residents had filed jobless claims with the VEC. ... See MoreSee Less
“The American people deserve a government-wide, visionary, evidence-based response to address these threats to their lives and their livelihood and they need it now,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. ... See MoreSee Less
It will ship payments of up to $1,200 to millions of Americans, bolster unemployment benefits, offer loans, grants and tax breaks to businesses large and small and flush billions more to states, local governments and the nation's all but overwhelmed health care system. ... See MoreSee Less
“It’s heartwarming to be a part of a downtown community that comes together in times of crisis. … They’re figuring out ways of how to help people who are less fortunate than ourselves.” ... See MoreSee Less
Every year, the Mid-Atlantic College Radio Conference brings together underground creative energy and spunky spirits for a weekend of independent music and fun. Due to the new coronavirus outbreak shu...
“We expect to allow people to phone-in or video-in through Zoom. We’ll see how that works and use for public hearings, if they can’t be delayed and if the crisis runs for a while.” Story via Jessica Wetzler, DN-R... See MoreSee Less
An Elkton man charged in connection with the death of a Luray child in November failed to seek emergency help after the 10-month-old boy became unresponsive, Luray Police Chief Bow Cook said Thursday. ... See MoreSee Less
“For me, as the owner of the store, it’s not like I’m going to close the store and stay home, because I don’t have the option because my clients need to get their groceries,” said Fernanda Carbajal, who owns and operates Doña Fer Grocery Store in Harrisonburg. ... See MoreSee Less
The surge in weekly applications was a stunning reflection of the damage the viral outbreak is doing to the economy. Filings for unemployment aid generally reflect the pace of layoffs. ... See MoreSee Less
On the flip side many delivery style companies like Amazon and others have been advertising for a total of 1.3 million new jobs to meet demand during this crisis.
May only last a year...but at least those are opportunities for some people.
why couldn't these people be kept on the payroll? why?
The total cost of the pay increases was about $600 million over the next two years, which was one of several big ticket new spending lawmakers were able to approve thanks to a stronger-than-expected economy. ... See MoreSee Less
“We are going to see these numbers, unfortunately, continue to rise," Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said. “We will continue to work on measures to contain the spread of this virus, and we are focusing our efforts on making sure that our medical system is prepared." ... See MoreSee Less
“Not that it is Christian music, but there is this spiritual aspect I think through much of everything that I do and perform and write. … These songs do mark various points of my journey and what got me here today, and the RISE community is a large part of that.” Story from Kathleen Shaw... See MoreSee Less
A majority of West Virginia's caseload, which nearly doubled in a day to at least 39 as of Tuesday night, has been reported in Monongalia County, where the nursing home is located. ... See MoreSee Less
In other business, City Council approved the $1.45 million purchase of 151.51 acres in Rockingham County for a water line extension where an obstacle was discovered in the original path. ... See MoreSee Less
"This is extremely serious and a lot has to happen before May for us to extend the season. In every situation, every decision we make has been, and will be made in the best interest of our student-athletes and public safety.” ... See MoreSee Less
STORY UPDATED: Now four cases in Harrisonburg. According to its website, the Virginia Department of Health is now reporting 290 cases of COVID-19 in the state with 45 people in the hospital and six deaths attributed to the virus as of Tuesday. ... See MoreSee Less
Sure, the congregation may not be physically gathering, and the spoken word is a bit off-path of a religious sermon. But Rev. Bill’s Confessional, live on Facebook, is a place for friends, family and fans to collect and share to end the weekend. On Sunday night, Howard kicked off the first installment, sipping Redemption Rye whiskey with an acoustic guitar perched on his lap, performing a new gospel-style song to get in the swing of things. Story from Kathleen Shaw... See MoreSee Less
Laura Dent, a technical writer and James Madison University adjunct professor, and incumbent Councilman Richard Baugh, an attorney, both filed to run before Monday’s registration deadline for the party primary. ... See MoreSee Less
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers have stocked up on supplies, such as toilet paper. And yet, though the shelves may be empty by the end of the day, truckers such as Brandon Joseph Wiley make sure they don’t stay that way. ... See MoreSee Less
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Friday that students impacted by school closures due to the pandemic can bypass standardized testing for the 2019-2020 school year. ... See MoreSee Less
this is so sad.....these kids have worked so hard and to face this disappointment is terrible......I feel sorry for seniors in high school and college who will miss graduation as well............but we are staying safe and this will pass.........