Author: Bridget Manley

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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.

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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. 

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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.  

Collaborative project at courthouse casts local history in modern new light

For centuries, the records of Rockingham County – of people who lived and died here – were kept on shelves in a tight space on the top floor of the courthouse in the center of town. Now many of them are online.

Salvation Army launches ‘top-to-bottom review’ of its Harrisonburg operations

As the Salvation Army grapples with allegations of mismanagement at Harrisonburg’s emergency shelter on Jefferson Street, the Salvation Army’s regional division has launched an investigation and has suspended the shelter’s operations. 

Former & current staff and residents speak out about conditions at Salvation Army shelter

Understaffing at the Salvation Army emergency shelter in Harrisonburg is creating potentially dangerous conditions for those who work or stay there, according to several current and former staff and residents.

With some reluctance, council approves 156-unit development

As the Harrisonburg City Council continues to grapple with the area’s housing crisis, the latest proposal for a multi-unit development demonstrates how difficult it can be for new homes to be built in the city.

City schools look to increase teacher and staff salaries

To help retain and attract teachers and staff to Harrisonburg schools, the school board is proposing “significant” salary increases across the system for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. That’s among the highlights of budget proposal school board members began working on Tuesday.

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