For some, Tuesday was the last first day they will have in terms of starting a new school year. For approximately 1,350 new high school seniors, Tuesday was just one of the last “firsts” they will experience as public school students — and the moment was bittersweet. ... See MoreSee Less
The alleged fraud took place on Aug. 10 and the victim reported that her wallet was lost at a yard sale in the area of New Market, according to an HPD press release. The card was reportedly used at several stores in the Harrisonburg area. ... See MoreSee Less
Chief Ian Bennett said the department now has 21 paramedics but is looking to add a few more each year. All of the city’s 69 full-time firefighters are basic emergency medical technicians. ... See MoreSee Less
In addition to trying to cash the checks written out for more than $500 each, police say, she had three fake driver’s licenses with three different names when she was arrested on May 9. Two of the licenses were from Maryland and the other was from Florida. ... See MoreSee Less
There are several motivations for demolition derby drivers to spend days ripping and welding to purposely bash their cars around a muddy ring — as they did Friday at the Rockingham County Fair. ... See MoreSee Less
Two events, Clear the Shelters and Girls Putts for Pets, led to a record-breaking 29 adoptions at the Harrisonburg-Rockingham SPCA. It shattered the previous record of 11 set in the spring. ... See MoreSee Less
“I always promised myself that once my career kicked off, I would come back to the Valley to showcase talent,” Valley native and entertainer Stacey Woodson said of his latest endeavors. ... See MoreSee Less
From Features: The show is being held at the Rouss Theatre, 9357 N. Congress St., New Market. The showtimes are today and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m and will last about an hour and a half. ... See MoreSee Less
His debut studio album, “Clear as Day,” was released in October 2011 and was certified platinum in the United States. The album includes the top 20 country songs “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble with Girls.” ... See MoreSee Less
Four contestants — Sallie Wolfe-Garrison, Rebecca Holloway, Kyle Rogers, and Chris Bailey — have been fundraising online for the past couple of weeks, and on Thursday they had one last chance to dart through the crowd soliciting additional funds with buckets. ... See MoreSee Less
The Harrisonburg Community Health Center was awarded $167,000 in federal funding to support behavioral health services, including mental health and substance use disorder services. ... See MoreSee Less
Virginia State Police is investigating a two-vehicle crash in Page County that has three confirmed deaths, according to a release. The crash occurred on U.S. 340 near Runyon Road. The crash remains under investigation at this time. ... See MoreSee Less
Massanutten Technical Center, Valley Technical and Career Center in Augusta County and Triplett Business and Tech School in Shenandoah County participated in Wednesday’s competition, which focused on carpentry. ... See MoreSee Less
“What a gift we shepherd at EMU encouraging graduates to advance the Commonwealth — to stay here and raise families, excel in the workforce, serve their churches and neighborhoods and nonprofits and contribute mightily to the common good,” EMU President Susan Schultz Huxman said. ... See MoreSee Less
On Interstate 81, southbound, at mile marker 255 a multi-vehicle accident has closed all lanes. Traffic backups, according to Virginia Department of Transportation reports, are approximately 3 miles. ... See MoreSee Less
The Dayton Police Department will start enforcing state law and town code barring cars from being parked facing oncoming traffic due to concerns about safety, Chief Justin Trout announced at this week's Dayton Town Council meeting. ... See MoreSee Less
In a move that will spare him from the death penalty, one of two men accused of beating a Rockingham County woman to death with a hammer during a home-invasion robbery pleaded guilty Tuesday and plans to testify against his co-defendant. ... See MoreSee Less
Gov. Ralph Northam announced the 250,000-square-foot cold storage and blast freezing facility last year, and now supervisors will tour what will bring 88 full-time jobs to Rockingham County. ... See MoreSee Less
The Northeast Neighborhood Association is requesting a special-use permit to have a community building at 481, 491 and 505 Broad St. The property is located at the intersection of Broad Street and Effinger Street and is zoned a Residential District. ... See MoreSee Less
More than 3,000 people spent their Sunday morning and afternoon at the ninth annual Hispanic Festival celebrating Hispanic heritage, culture and diversity in the Shenandoah Valley. ... See MoreSee Less
Harrisonburg City Public Schools is launching Handle With Care, a program aimed at ensuring children who are exposed to violence or other traumatic events receive appropriate school-based interventions in order to maximize their academic success. ... See MoreSee Less
Local business owners, regional elected officials, and Valley economic development professionals gathered for the seventh annual Valley Business Summit on Thursday at the Robert E. Plecker Workforce Center at Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave. ... See MoreSee Less
Per invitation by the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation and the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment, the public can attend the committee’s first meeting to be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Lexington. ... See MoreSee Less
Bridgewater Retirement Community has partnered with the Virginia Program for Aging Services and Holleran, an independent research firm, to gather information on community needs for persons 65 and older. ... See MoreSee Less
Venturing is an inclusive program through the Boy Scouts of America for males and females aged 14-21, or 13 and completed the eighth grade. It’s operated through Venturing Crews, units of youth and advisers who meet on set schedules and plan activities and events. ... See MoreSee Less
For the third year in a row, the Valley Human Trafficking Initiative is taking to the Interstate 81 corridor to raise awareness of human trafficking not only in the Valley, but also throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... See MoreSee Less
In a press release issued Tuesday, Garst said no charges would be placed against the officers, who “took great risks to their personal safety to minimize the loss of life in this tragic and unavoidable instance.” ... See MoreSee Less
Bridgewater was among several communities in the central Shenandoah Valley participating in National Night Out, which the U.S. Department of Justice began in 1984. The idea is that the annual event promotes police-community partnerships as a way of making neighborhoods safer. ... See MoreSee Less
Over 40 people discussed how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Harrisonburg and Virginia at the Climate for Justice Training at The Gathering Place in Harrisonburg on Saturday. ... See MoreSee Less
This was a political meeting. 100 per cent Democrats and liberal/left and 0 per cent conservatives and republicans. What these people won’t tell you is how high your electric bill will go if things are done their way. Just another liberal political meeting beating the drums for their candidates
Senate candidates Annette Hyde and April Moore recently sat down for an episode of the Valley Polity podcast to talk climate change, clean energy, what they think we need to do about gun violence and President Donald Trump's visit to Jamestown. Listen now or find us on Apple, Google Play and Spotify podcasts. ... See MoreSee Less
Last month, the board first heard about concerns from Mount Sidney residents about the Canadian water company’s operations at 40 Seawright Road, but decided to table the decision until Thursday’s meeting. ... See MoreSee Less
“I’ve only been here a week, but I am excited to be a part of the growth taking place in the city,” Jennifer Bell said in an interview Thursday afternoon. “I love the city. There’s a real dynamic growth happening from new hotels to new attractions — there’s an upsurge that offers so much for growth here.” ... See MoreSee Less
Warning......growth aint all wonderful and great.
For those of us who have lived in areas where urban growth has been like cancer fueling non stop population, constructions, traffic and crime growth........ we long for small towns that dont change much.
And hate what we see happening to our old hometown Harrisonburg.
More apartments, more crappy fast food restaraunts, more traffic, more abuse of imminent domain, more population influx, more crowding , more concrete and asphalt..etc... does not magically make a place better.
There is this flawed social model mentality that perpetual growth is the only way to manage a community.....and smaller cities keep repeating the patterns of larger cities then act surprised when they get new problems but lose their old charm.
Northam signed Executive Directive Four, which establishes the Executive Leadership Team on School Readiness. The team will be responsible for making recommendations that unify and strengthen Virginia’s early childhood system, including developing a plan to ensure all at-risk 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds in Virginia have access to a publicly subsidized care and education option by 2025. ... See MoreSee Less
Noticed the pedestrians in this picture. All are looking at their phones. They would be safer if they were paying better attention to their environment and what was going on around them. I guarantee 100% safer.
In business news, after several years in the bail bond industry, Army veteran and retired police officer George Williams plans to teach the skills he’s learned over the last three decades to those looking to protect themselves. ... See MoreSee Less
“Every day I have to work on the little things. There were a couple of plays that got away from me and I gave up some catches that I could’ve stopped, so it’s just about getting better." Former JMU Football standout Jimmy Moreland is fitting in at Washington Redskins training camp. ... See MoreSee Less
The Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee is accepting applications for grants to support Bay-related education and restoration activities, according to a press release. The grants are funded through the sale of the “Friend of the Chesapeake” license plate. ... See MoreSee Less
When you go out of the country, you are required to carry your papers (passport) and identitfication everywhere! If you have no ID, you will get arrested. What is wrong with this police chief's view? I'm shaking my head!
ICYMI: Legendary country gospel quartet The Oak Ridge Boys will perform their biggest hits, like 1981’s “Elvira,” along with music from their latest project, “17th Avenue Revival,” at the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival on Aug. 9. ... See MoreSee Less
FUEGO stands for Friends United for Equity and Grassroots Organizing and is a group focused on decreasing the presence of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE, in the Valley. ... See MoreSee Less