Michael Richards, the newly-namedHarrisonburg City Public Schools superintendent, brings with him an eclectic background as an Australian-born, Virginia-raised scholar, teacher and administrator who starts the new job May 1.
On Saturday, a tree-planting ceremony marked the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Newtown Cemetery. Nearly 1,000 people are buried at the property, purchased in 1869 by a group of trustees wanting to establish a cemetery open to “all persons of color.”
More than three years after his daughter Alison’s murder on live television, Andy Parker says he’s still forced to re-live the trauma again and again.
“The horrific way that Alison died captured the world’s attention,” Parker said Thursday during a speech at Memorial Hall at JMU, where Alison Parker graduated in 2014.
The number of people sent to jail has outpaced a 2014 forecast. The local jail population peaked well over 600 last year, seven years earlier than predicted in the 2014 community-based corrections plan. And no one can agree on why.
Short term rentals in Harrisonburg, including Airbnb properties and vacation rentals, will soon be regulated by special use permits – if a new proposed city ordinance passes its second reading at the next city council meeting.