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