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Council member Jones pleads guilty to lesser charge related to May traffic stop

Harrisonburg City Councilman Chris Jones, who was arrested last May on the charge of driving while intoxicated, pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to a lesser charge of improper driving and agreed to pay a $250 fine. 

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To keep new high school opening on schedule, city heads to court

As construction on Rocktown High School continues, the City of Harrisonburg and Truist Bank are headed to court to settle a dispute over the value of property and easements needed to construct the intersection for the school’s main entrance.

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Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare is merging with Augusta Health’s practice. Here’s what it means for the practitioners and expectant mothers.

Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare, a Harrisonburg-based obstetrics and gynecology provider, will become part of the Augusta Medical Group Practice starting Aug. 1. While the practice will keep its footprint in the city, some of the group’s patients who are due after the switch takes effect say they’re concerned they might not know the person helping them in the delivery room unless they drive to Augusta Health in Fishersville.

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A headshot of a man on college website

Nick Swayne left Harrisonburg last summer to run a college. Instead, he walked into political and legal sagas that have engulfed a community.

Nick Swayne, the former Harrisonburg School Board chair and former director of JMU X-Labs, has been embroiled in a months-long fight to save a community college in Idaho from losing accreditation after a right-wing takeover of the college’s board of trustees.

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Facing a DWI charge, city council member Chris Jones seeks ‘to move forward’

After finding him asleep at the wheel of his car late May 2, police arrested Harrisonburg City Council member Chris Jones and charged him with driving while intoxicated, according to court documents. 

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Rocktown High School has its first principal

City school leaders hired Tamara Mines as Rocktown High School’s first principal, and Superintendent Michael Richards and the school board welcomed her at Tuesday night’s meeting. 

Really early 2023 Election preview: To remain in Richmond, area lawmakers will be meeting new voters

Newly drawn districts mean that incumbent lawmakers who represent Harrisonburg in Richmond will have to get to know voters in new precincts during the months leading up to the Nov. 7 election. 

After weekend death, HHS students stage walk-out to remember Calour Fields and call for end to gun violence

Following the death of 17-year-old Calour Fields over the weekend, students from Harrisonburg High School staged a walkout Monday afternoon to honor Fields’ memory and to call attention to the ever-growing crisis of gun violence in America.

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