Author: Eric Gorton

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Shoppers visit downtown retailers for Small Business Saturday

Heather Brown has done some Christmas shopping online this year, but on Saturday she was among the steady stream of shoppers who visited Harrisonburg’s downtown stores and restaurants. Brown, of Harrisonburg, said she was not aware it was Small Business Saturday, but wanted to support the local businesses just the same.

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Apartments, retail stores may replace shuttered Regal Cinema property

Coming soon to a theater near you: apartments, restaurants and retail establishments?

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Tiller Strings: sales, rentals, repair, sheet music, accessories.

Ready for sunshine: Volunteers plug in major solar installation for EMS

An overcast sky and a few sprinkles Saturday didn’t dampen the spirits of volunteers and others who swiftly snapped 357 solar panels into place on the roof of Eastern Mennonite School.

Public housing tenants may get rent reprieve next year; HRHA relationship with City Council ‘a work in progress’

Public housing tenants in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County could have more incentive to gain employment or improve their employment, perhaps as soon as the middle of 2021, under a new program being planned by the Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

Latest sale of Rosetta Stone clouds future of iconic Harrisonburg startup

Allen Stoltzfus got the idea that computers could be used to ease the process of learning a foreign language while struggling to learn Russian in school. He ran the idea by a friend who was a programmer and they launched a product that became synonymous with language learning around the world, it just took a while.

Technological advances, new leads fuel hope of solving some of city’s oldest murder mysteries

“We’ve got him!”
Those are the words Det. L. Brooke Wetherell dreams of one day saying to the families of victims of some of Harrisonburg’s oldest unsolved murder cases.

Pandemic produces partnership to keep summer day camp operating in Harrisonburg

Unable to occupy the Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center due to COVID-19, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County needed a location to hold its annual summer day camp in the city for a 19th consecutive year. Eastern Mennonite School came through, and with some modifications, the camp is running for the month of July.

Region’s top health official discusses COVID-19 from early days to ongoing crisis

“The basics of emergency response, having mechanisms in place locally for continuity of operations and having setups where folks are familiar with command structures and how to respond to emergencies, are things health care providers train for constantly,” said Dr. Laura Kornegay, director of the Central Shenandoah Health District, during an hour-long telephone interview with The Citizen.

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