What you should know if you’re participating in today’s primary election: Rockingham County voters go to their normal precinct; however, if you normally vote in 105-Lacey Spring, 106-Tenth Legion, 107-Plains, 405-Ottobine, or 496-Bridgewater, there is no primary in your precinct today.
PRECINCT/ PRIMARY TYPE 101 Broadway Democratic Party Primary 26th HOD 102 Timberville Democratic Party Primary 26th HOD 103 Fulks Run Democratic Party Primary 26th HOD 104 Bergton Democratic Party Primary 26th HOD 108 Little North Mountain (Gym - Door 12) Democratic Party Primary 26th HOD 201 Singers Glen Democratic Party Primary 26th HOD 202 Edom Democratic Party Primary 26th HOD 203 Dayton Democratic Party Primary 26th HOD 204 Mt Clinton Democratic Party Primary 26th HOD 205 Silver Lake Democratic Party Primary 26th HOD 301 Keezletown DUAL – (R=24th Senate) (D=26th HOD) 302 Port Republic Republican Party Primary 24th Senate 303 Melrose Democratic Party Primary 26th HOD 304 Grottoes Republican Party Primary 24th Senate 305 Massanetta Springs Republican Party Primary 24th Senate 306 Cross Keys Republican Party Primary 24th Senate 307 Crossroads Republican Party Primary 24th Senate 401 West Bridgewater (Hollen Mill 28; Millview 14) SPLIT PRECINCT Democratic Party Primary 26th HOD 402 Montezuma Republican Party Primary 24th Senate 403 Mt Crawford Republican Party Primary 24th Senate 404 North River Republican Party Primary 24th Senate 501 Elkton Republican Party Primary 24th Senate 502 Swift Run Republican Party Primary 24th Senate 503 McGaheysville Republican Party Primary 24th Senate 504 South Fork Republican Party Primary 24th Senate 505 Stony Run DUAL (R=24th Senate) (D=26th HOD) ... See MoreSee Less
We were proud to host Virginia Economic Development Partnership International Team in #theshenandoahvalley last week to promote available properties, key attributes that support business growth, and project resource partners. Their visit included a tour of the nearly-completed InterChange Group, Inc. Cold Storage Facility and lunch in downtown Staunton. ... See MoreSee Less
Albert Long Fields at Rockingham Park at the Crossroads are ready to host their first Softball Tournament tomorrow. We are also having our Final NFL Flag Football Games in the morning. Swing on by if you are in the area. ... See MoreSee Less
Celebrate Dairy Appreciation Day today in Rockingham County! Rockingham Cooperative will have free pints of whole milk and chocolate milk at their locations in Harrisonburg, Bridgewater, Elkton, and Timberville while supplies last. Also enjoy a visit to the Mt. Crawford Creamery to see local dairy cows and learn about the milking process. #JuneDairyMonth ... See MoreSee Less
This is terrific! Thank you so much for assembling this!! Thanks to others for the assist.
Paislie Wynne Fulk Dwayne Renner Jr. Florence Dispanet
The Tenth Legion/Mt Valley Lawn Party dates are June 14-15, July 26-27 and August 23-24. Please join us for good food, music and fun.
Clover Hill Ruritan Club 4th of July Parade
Briery branch lawn party is June 21 and 22
Love lawn parties haven’t been in sooo many years
Mt. Crawford Lawn Party usually the weekend of July 12
Fulks Run Ruritan Club 4th of July Yard Sale. Starts at Daybreak. Runs until afternoon.
The annual lawn party is July 24,25,26 & 27.
All dates can be confirmed at www.fulksrunruritan.com. More info there as well as the clubs Facebook page.
Thanks for a list!!
I think there is something in Broadway June 14th?
At Heritage Park.....
A ceremony was held yesterday at John Wayland Elementary School to dedicate a new reading garden and benches in the memory of two members of the JWES community who passed away during this past year. ...
Today is the day!! Come out and enjoy the festivities and ribbon cutting at Rockingham Park at the Crossroads from 1-5pm. The park is located along Spotswood Trail in Penn Laird behind Valley Jump Park.
Candace Hamiter Farthing SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts White Oak Lavender Farm & The Purple WOLF Tasting Room Hall of Fame Sports Grill The Thunderbird Cafe Shenandoah National Park Smiley's Ice Cream Mt. Crawford Creamery
Very nice article. I put a few places on my bucket list!
MillerCoors Shenandoah Brewery is sending 50,000 cans of drinking water to Ohio tornado victims. We are fortunate to have MillerCoors in our community as such an amazing corporate citizen that assists those when they are in need. ... See MoreSee Less
The County of Rockingham, (the County) a political subdivision of the State of Virginia is seeking proposals from concession operators authorized to do business in the State of Virginia, to provide food services at Rockingham Park at the Crossroads. ... See MoreSee Less
Homegrown in Rockingham County, the Shenandoah Valley Produce Auction is one of Virginia’s premier locations for fresh produce and flowers. The roughly 20,000 square foot facility is perfectly situated among numerous old order Mennonite farms in western Rockingham County. Sales take place every Tuesday and Thursday from April through November as well as every Friday from July through September. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to our Deputies that graduated from the 139th Basic Law Enforcement and 124th Basic Jail Officer sessions today at the Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Academy! ... See MoreSee Less
The valley may be well known for its amazing views, but also as a hotspot for agriculture in Virginia. Rockingham County tops the list of Virginia counties with farm income around $796 million. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to all of the RCPS Teachers of the Year! We are fortunate to have so many outstanding educators serving our community.Thank you to these RCPS Teachers of the Year for exemplifying the best qualities of being an educator. ... See MoreSee Less
This week has been designated as Virginia Agriculture week. Celebrate our strong agriculture community by supporting our local farmers and farm stands throughout the county! Check out local farms in the Shenandoah Valley on the Fields of Gold Farm Trail. ... See MoreSee Less
On Bike Everywhere Day Rockingham County representatives announced that the county has been named a Bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of Anerican Bicyclist. The county is joining 475 communities accross the country in building better places for people to bike. ... See MoreSee Less
Nothing says spring like fresh local strawberries! Head to Mt Crawford to Overlook Farms & Produce LLC on Saturday beginning at 6:30am where you can pick your own strawberries. The address is 907 Dinkel Ave, Mt Crawford, VA.🍓🍓🍓Pick your own strawberries starting this Saturday!!!! 6:30 am until picked out. They are big, juicy, sweet and a lot of them!!!! We also still have a great selection of flowers!!!! 907 Dinkel Ave Mt Crawford Va. ... See MoreSee Less
Showalters Orchard and Greenhouse is in the process of expanding with the addition of new event space! Enjoy a sneak peak of their oak floors going into the greenhouse that overlooks the orchard and Shenandoah Valley farmland of the Timberville community. ... See MoreSee Less
If you’re traveling this spring, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to visit White Oak Lavender Farm & The Purple WOLF Tasting Room for local lavender products, wine, and farm tours. ... See MoreSee Less
Spring has arrived and you won’t want to miss out on helpful tips about planting your favorite flowers, vegetables, and herbs from Arlene Reid of Glenhaven Greenhouses in Broadway!Tune in to watch Arlene on WHSV - TV 3 news tonight!
Meteorologist Aubrey Urbanowicz sent us this great photo of her telling Bob Corso WHSV all about irises. ... See MoreSee Less
A visit to a local creamery in Mt. Crawford, Virginia wasn’t just for a tasty ice cream or package of cheese, but also a chance to watch the cows getting MILKED (oops) and see the babies. It’s sad, I’m not gonna lie, but they were so cute and playful—-loved the attention. At the end, I even got to milk a cow a couple of times. Seriously, a bucket list item for as long as I can remember. And it was so easy. What a day!! #virginiasshenandoahvalley Mt. Crawford Creamery AD ... See MoreSee Less
On Monday, May 6, 2019, Merck & Co announced plans for a nearly $1 billion investment and approximately 100 new jobs at their Elkton Campus. Congratulations to Merck and Thank you for choosing Rockingham County and for being an outstanding corporate citizen.On Monday, May 6, 2019, Merck & Co announced plans for a nearly $1 billion investment and approximately 100 new jobs at their Elkton Campus. Congratulations to Merck and Thank you for choosing Rockingham County and for being an outstanding corporate citizen. ... See MoreSee Less
Merck, a global healthcare company, plans to invest up to $1B in stages over the next 3 years to expand its manufacturing operation in Rockingham County. The project is anticipated to create approx. 1...
Big announcement in the Elkton area of Rockingham County yesterday!!!Rockingham County is pleased to share that Governor Ralph Northam announced a significant investment by Merck & Co. at the Elkton campus.
Merck has been an outstanding corporate neighbor and employer for nearly 78 years. We look forward to working with Merck for another 78-plus years!
Tourism is weaved into the fabric of the Shenandoah Valley and Rockingham County. We are proud to have one of a kind small businesses, farms, festivals, mountains, rivers, and resorts. Come celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week from May 5-11 with us in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley! #LoveVA #VisitVirginia #VirginiasShenandoahValley #VisitRockingham ... See MoreSee Less
TrailBlazer Magazine featured Virginia's Shenandoah Valley in their May/June issue. Some top spots within Rockingham County that were featured include Shenandoah National Park and Solace Studios Fine Handcrafts."O, Shenandoah, I Long to See You." Check out our love letter to Virginia's Shenandoah Valley--a place near and dear to our hearts--in this month's Thousand Trails TrailBlazer ... See MoreSee Less
Silver Lake Bed and Breakfast was recently featured in a Blue Ridge Country article titled "Cabins, Caverns & Cuisine". The cabin is located near the Town of Dayton and is conveniently located minutes from shopping and outdoor recreation opportunities. ... See MoreSee Less
You will not want to miss the opportunity to visit the Town of Dayton, Virginia today! The 10th annual Dayton Redbud Festival will kick off the spring season with vendors, food, demonstrations and various exhibits. The event will take place today from 10am-4pm. ... See MoreSee Less
The 10th annual Dayton Redbud Spring Arts & Crafts Festival will take place Saturday from 10am-4pm in historic downtown Dayton. Free redbud saplings will be provided while supplies last. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to the 306-Cross Keys Precinct as Rockingham County's Precinct of the year for 2018. Cross Keys often has the highest voter turnout for most elections. Thank you to Lynette Michael, Sherry Hood, Chief Wayne Pence, Kimberly Mickelson and Assistant Chief Dorenda Flick for their dedicated service as election officers in Rockingham County. ... See MoreSee Less
East Rockingham High School government students visited the County office, sheriffs office and courthouse on Wednesday, April 17. Students learned about the various departments that work together to collectively operate the county. Departments covered included the Commissioner of Revenue (pictured), Treasurers office, Community Development, Fire & Rescue, Parks & Recreation, and Economic Development & Tourism. ... See MoreSee Less
One of the many amazing things about being a part of such a tight knit community is the support provided for one another. Today, over half a million dollars was raised for local nonprofits throughout Rockingham County and the City of Harrisonburg. Thank you to The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg Rockingham and everyone that made the 2019 Great Community Give such a success!Harrisonburg and Rockingham gave back half a million dollars!! ... See MoreSee Less
Forest Service to Temporarily Close Flagpole Road (FS 85A) for Road Repair Beginning April 22, 2019
Harrisonburg, Va. - April 8, 2019 - The USDA Forest Service will temporarily close a section of Flagpole Road (FSR 85A) located on George Washington and Jefferson National Forest in Rockingham County, Va. beginning April 22, 2019 to repair storm damage. The road will be closed beginning at the intersection of Briery Branch Road (SR 924) and extending 3.85 miles beyond this intersection. The road will reopen when repairs are complete which is expected to be in approximately nine weeks.
This repair work is needed to address damage from repeated wet weather events that caused significant damage to the road infrastructure. The roadwork will improve drainage and road safety. While repairs are underway, portions of the road will be unpassable. Also, heavy equipment will be traveling into and along the road making the road unsafe for visitor traffic.
“I recognize this is a popular road and the temporary closure will be an inconvenience to our forest users”, Acting North River District Ranger Alex Faught said, “However, visitor and worker safety is my primary concern at this time. I look forward to the road being open again and serving as a source of enjoyment for Forest visitors.”
For more information about the road please contact the North River Ranger District office at 540-432-0187. ... See MoreSee Less
On Monday, the Broadway-Timberville Business Council met at Breaking Free in Timberville. The group learned about activities that they offer to encourage people to break free from circumstances that prevent people from reaching their full potential in life. The Business Council is a part of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce and anyone is welcome to attend. ... See MoreSee Less
This year, Money Magazine ranked Bridgewater College as one of the “Best Colleges for your Money". Did you know that you can help increase BC’s rankings in national polls? Learn more: bridgewater.edu/challenge ... See MoreSee Less
The Rockingham County Board of Supervisors recognized the Spotswood High School Varsity Girls Basketball Team at their meeting this afternoon. The team claimed the Class 3A State Title in March with a record of 26-1. Congratulations to Coach Chris Dodson and the Lady Blazers on an amazing season! ... See MoreSee Less
This week, Broadway High School government students visited the county office building, sheriffs office and Rockingham County Courthouse to learn about local government. Students heard from representatives from the Community & Economic Development Department, Tourism, Voter Registrar, Treasurer, Commissioner of Revenue, and the School Board at their stop at the county offices. ... See MoreSee Less
Effective April 1, 2019, Rockingham County Landfill and Container Sites will only accept plastics numbered 1-2. Number 1 plastics include water bottles, soda bottles (clear and tinted only) and cooking oil containers. Number 2 plastics include milk jugs, colored plastics, detergent contatiners, shampoo bottles and cleaning containers. If you have any questions, please contact Rockingham County Public Works at 540-564-3020. ... See MoreSee Less
On Wednesday, co-workers, former co-workers, friends, and family gathered to congratulate Linda Zirkle on her retirement from Rockingham County. Linda began her service to Rockingham County in 1973 and served in numerous positions including clerk typist, secretary, move coordinator for the “new” jail complex, as well as recycling coordinator until it became a full time position in 2005. Linda assisted in managing Rockingham County Refuse Sites, promoting educational programs in local schools, and assisting the public works department. Congratulations Linda and we look forward to hearing about your adventures in retirement! ... See MoreSee Less
The history lives on for the original Albert Long Park at the new Albert Long Fields at the Rockingham Park at the Crossroads!We are honored to announce our baseball and softball complex as Albert Long Fields!
The original Albert Long Park was located near the intersection of Reservoir Street and Stone Spring Road. The property was donated by the Albert Long family in 1971 and encompassed 5.945 acres for the purpose of recreation.
On April 26, 2013 the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors authorized an exchange agreement with Indian Trail Farm, LLC. to swap the current Albert Long Park for approximately 72 acres of land located along Spotswood Trail. The Board’s intent was to develop the 65 acres to the rear of the site as a park, replacing the current Albert Long Park location. When the current property was taken out of service, the Board’s commitment to the Long family was to replace the recreational land utilizing much of the proceeds from the redevelopment of the current property to help fund construction of Rockingham Park at the Crossroads. ... See MoreSee Less
Shenandoah National Park Announces Spring Opening Dates
Luray, Virginia: Facilities in Shenandoah National Park will begin opening at the end of March and continue to open throughout the spring.
Harry F. Byrd Visitor Center, located at mile 51 Skyline Drive, will continue serving visitors on weekends (weather permitting) until April 5 when the visitor center will begin operating 5 days a week (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays). The Dickey Ridge Visitor Center, located at mile 4.6 Skyline Drive, will open 5 days a week beginning April 5 (closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays).
Campgrounds will operate on the following schedule: Big Meadows and Lewis Mountain campgrounds will open March 29; Loft Mountain, Mathews Arm and Dundo Group campgrounds will open May 1.
Elkwallow, Pinnacles, South River, and Dundo Picnic Grounds are currently open. The remaining picnic grounds will operate as follows: Big Meadows and Lewis Mountain picnic grounds will open March 29; and Dickey Ridge Picnic Grounds will open April 5.
Concessioner Delaware North operated restaurants, lodges, and associated facilities will operate as follows: Lewis Mountain Cabins/Campstore will open March 28; Big Meadows Shower/Laundry will open March 29; Skyland Resort and Stables will open April 12; Elkwallow Wayside will open April 12; Big Meadows Wayside (campstore only) will open April 12; Loft Mountain Wayside will open April 19; Big Meadows Wayside (restaurant) will open May 2; Loft Mountain Campstore/Shower/Laundry will open May 1; Big Meadows Lodge will open May 8.
For more information about planning a trip to Shenandoah National ... See MoreSee Less