COVID-19 vaccines given to residents of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County
Harrisonburg and Rockingham County population that is fully vaccinated

With national recognition, Harrisonburg author NoNieqa Ramos extends her literary activism

Being the author of a book that the Library of Congress will showcase might sound like the ultimate honor, but that’s not how Harrisonburg writer NoNieqa Ramos defines success. Ramos views her job as something much more important: “inventing young people.”

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Area groups work to help vulnerable populations get vaccinated

While COVID-19 vaccinations have become widely available, several Harrisonburg organizations have stepped up efforts to help people in vulnerable communities — including immigrants and refugees, as well as those experiencing homelessness — overcome hurdles to get vaccinated.

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City schools to update U.S. history lessons to more clearly spell out slavery’s role

The city schools will update textbooks and curriculum this fall to more directly acknowledge slavery and white supremacy in U.S. history — changes that a state commission had recommended last year.

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For her next trick, Magpie owner will make a marketplace and event space appear

Magpie owner and entrepreneur Kirsten Moore plans to lease the building across Gay Street from her diner and repurpose it into a retail market called Liberty Street Mercantile on the ground floor with a multi-use event space on the second.

After a largely virtual senior year, Harrisonburg High students celebrate at their in-person graduation

One by one, Harrisonburg High School seniors crossed the stage at JMU’s Bridgeforth Stadium to receive their diplomas on Saturday. For the class of 2021 and their families, this wasn’t just a milestone — it was an experience they weren’t certain they’d have until a few weeks ago.

This drug keeps changing, it messes people up and it’s in Harrisonburg

Sometimes it makes people agitated. In other cases, it seems to knock them out, making them difficult to wake. Commonly, it produces a zombie-like state. It’s a drug that medical professionals and authorities alike struggle to treat, regulate, and even characterize: synthetic cannabinoids, often referred to as K2 or spice.

Downtown venues prepare for return to the stage

After more than a year of relative silence downtown due to COVID safety protocols, the Friendly City’s music scene is poised to come roaring back in 2021.

Council approves some businesses’ requests, but denies junkyard permit

Several local businesses, including a food truck and a townhome developer, got green lights for special use permits or rezoning, but the city council on Tuesday also denied a permit request for a junkyard.

Early signs point to a return of tourism to the Valley this summer

Early tourism numbers in the Shenandoah Valley are pointing to a return to normal as destination spots like Massanutten Resort prepare for larger crowds.

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