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Author: Chase Downey

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Infrastructure bill under debate in Congress could hold key to funding Valley rail trail

As planning continues to develop a nearly 50-mile walking and biking trail following an abandoned rail line from Broadway to Front Royal, the infrastructure bill now being debated in Congress could prove to be key to its future.

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Court Square Theater prepares for its revival

After nearly a year and a half of being closed, Court Square Theater is planning to reopen, starting with an open house this weekend, followed by the Hispanic Film Festival at the end of September.  

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Local emergency text process might get tweaks and new PR after June incident

Around 10 p.m. on June 23, hundreds of Harrisonburg residents received an emergency text. “This is a message from the Harrisonburg Police Department. There is a high priority incident taking place in the area. Please shelter in place immediately,” the message said.

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After a year of high demand for pets, area animal shelter is suddenly at capacity

The Rockingham/Harrisonburg SPCA has a problem, the scope of which it hasn’t had to deal with in a couple years.

Winding its way through downtown, Valley 4th race offers a little normalcy

In the second year without official fireworks display or city-sanctioned celebrations downtown, the return of the Valley 4th Run on Saturday anchored this year’s July 4th festivities in Harrisonburg.

Mercy House’s Timberville location feeds into organization’s short- and long-term plans

Mercy House moved its second thrift store from University Boulevard to Timberville as part of the organization’s long-term strategy to offer affordable housing.

For graduates, it’s been tough. It’s been ‘weird.’ But it’s been ‘wonderful.’

This year, several contributors to The Citizen have been upper-level JMU students, who will graduate Friday as part of the class of 2021. They have weathered more than a year of social distancing, online classes and the constant threat of getting sick. So, we asked them to reflect on what it was like to finish college under the pandemic’s cloud, how they’ve been challenged, in what ways this has changed them and what they’re thinking about as they prepare to walk across the stage.

How a Harrisonburg High School robot became a star

The robotics team at the Harrisonburg High School Governor’s STEM Academy has been racking up wins and awards at competitions this year with its fully mobile, agile and ring-tossing robot. Here’s how the team did it.

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