Public housing tenants may get rent reprieve next year; HRHA relationship with City Council ‘a work in progress’

Public housing tenants in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County could have more incentive to gain employment or improve their employment, perhaps as soon as the middle of 2021, under a new program being planned by the Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

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New historical marker on Court Square tells story of Charlotte Harris’ lynching

Law enforcement dragged Charlotte Harris from a friend’s home in Albemarle County in March of 1878. They took her back to Rockingham County to face a preliminary hearing, resulting in an order she be taken to the county jail in Harrisonburg. Because that was 15 miles distant, they decided to wait until morning.

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We all yearn for some level of financial independence and the peace of mind that comes with it. For some it will take a lifetime of working and saving. For others it never happens. Imagine, however, attaining financial independence early in life, say, before you are even out of your 30’s, or earlier

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High school closes temporarily after two confirmed cases

HHS will be closed on Friday to allow the health department to conduct contact tracing after two employees tested positive for COVID-19.

Lessons learned from getting tested for COVID: be prepared for the swab and bring a book

When I came back to JMU this fall for my final semester, I knew that it would eventually happen. I would have to get tested for COVID-19. Sure enough, I found out I had come into contact with someone who developed symptoms the next day. So I went for my COVID-19 test.

In latest round of COVID-19 business, council outlines CARES Act money and gets briefings on JMU and EMU

The Harrisonburg City Council on Tuesday took up several tactics to mitigate the effects of the pandemic: a plan for how to distribute more than $3 million more in federal CARES Act funding, an emergency ordinance to allow the Open Doors shelter to open October 1, as well as protocols to slow the virus’ transmission among college students.

Interim chief brings lessons from the past, vision for a future to Harrisonburg police

The interim chief now at the helm of the Harrisonburg Police Department, Gabriel Camacho, comes into the role in the wake of widespread unrest in response to police brutality. Calls for — and arguments over the meaning of — “defunding the police” have been prevalent at rallies and on social media. But to Camacho, it’s not new. He has seen this before.

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