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Embattled shelter could reopen ‘soon’ after renovations and additional hirings

The Salvation Army is making plans to re-open its Harrisonburg emergency homeless shelter, after closing it in March in the wake of allegations of mismanagement and poor living conditions. 

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Students already have Rocktown High School homework

More than two years before Rocktown High School will open, area students have their first assignment: create a time capsule.

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Romero won’t seek another term on Harrisonburg City Council

Harrisonburg Vice-Mayor Sal Romero officially announced Thursday he will not seek a second term on the Harrisonburg City Council. Romero, who is the first Hispanic member of city council, cited family as one of the biggest reasons not to run for re-election. 

Rocktown prevails as new high school’s identity takes shape

In the end, it seems, it was always going to be Rocktown High School. The Harrisonburg City School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to select Rocktown High School as the name of the city’s new high school —with school colors of black and red. The new school’s identity will be completed once the board signs off on a mascot later. 

Schools embrace their outdoor space

During the pandemic, schools nationwide looked for ways to safely bring students back to in-person learning. The outdoors, which had already exploded in popularity as a safe way to gather, became an essential tool in safe learning.  And now, those spaces are not only sticking around as part of the educational experience, but the city schools are looking to expand and improve them.

A cross-town high school rivalry of Lightning vs. Thunder?

The Harrisonburg School Board on Tuesday continued its efforts to name the new high school, and two names seem to have emerged as finalists before the board picks the name at its May 3 meeting.

Writers return for the Rocktown Author Festival’s sequel

After being on hold for two years, the second Massanutten Regional Library’s Rocktown Author Festival will happen April 9 at the central library downtown and will allow people to interact with area authors and discuss the publishing process. 

Spoiler alert: the new high school won’t be called ‘Schooly McSchoolface.’ Here’s where the naming process stands.

hile some common themes have emerged among suggested names for the new Harrisonburg high school, the committee charged with recommending finalists to the school board is asking the community to keep submitting options through Thursday.  

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