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

Author: Bridget Manley

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Local pantry for feminine hygiene products to open

One day at Riverside Family Support in Harrisonburg, director Carrie Landis met with a client who was experiencing homelessness and asked for toilet paper. The woman told Landis that she used the toilet paper in place of a feminine hygiene product.

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County school board candidate’s social media tactics spark controversy

As school board elections across the country feature battles over mask mandates, critical race theory and transgender rights, a Rockingham County School Board candidate’s campaign Facebook page serves as a local example of how the internet remains a Wild West for political speech. 

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Breeze editor calls legal ruling ‘a move away from transparency’

Following a ruling against him in early October, The Breeze’s Editor-in-Chief Jake Conley says he’s worried moving forward about how much information university officials will or will not provide to journalists in the interest of public health.  

The future is as murky as the past for the house that wasn’t Thomas Harrison’s

Nearly three years after archeologists discovered the Thomas Harrison House wasn’t actually the city founder’s home, officials still don’t know what to do with Harrisonburg’s oldest structure.

‘There is no need for your student to quarantine at this time’ … or is there?

When someone tests positive for COVID-19 in Harrisonburg City Schools, it starts a chain reaction in which the schools, relying on contact tracing, notify the families of students who might have been exposed or in close contact. But that process isn’t always perfect, as one parent found out.

Pandemic’s ripple effects continue as city manager announces resignation

Citing a need to restore a more sustainable work-life balance, Harrisonburg City Manager Eric Campbell announced Monday he will resign at the end of the year. 

Service dogs (and miniature horses) have their own policies in city schools

The Harrisonburg School Board is continuing to work on its policies allowing various animals, including service and therapy animals, in school buildings. 

City schools to shave an hour from their days starting Oct. 4; TikTok-inspired vandalism hits school bathrooms

Harrisonburg City Schools will shorten the school instructional day for all students by one hour beginning Oct. 4 to help relieve city teachers who are stressed under the weight of exhausting work hours and a lack of proper planning periods.  

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