Author: Eric Gorton

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Flu, respiratory illness hitting central Shenandoah Valley, Virginia hard

Rockingham County Public Schools urged parents last week not to send their children to school with flu-like symptoms as cases of the virus climb across the area and region. Meanwhile, Sentara RMH is seeing more patients with flu-like and respiratory illnesses.

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Electric bills going up again because of natural gas prices; Acorn Solar goes live

Harrisonburg Electric Commission bills will increase this month because of the continuing rise in natural gas prices. This will be the third increase in 18 months, all because of natural gas prices.

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Acorn Solar set to start churning out power; Fuel prices might increase HEC bills again

Starting this week, the HEC grid could start getting energy produced at Dominion’s Acorn Drive solar plant. But so far, fewer HEC customers have signed up to get their electricity from that solar plant than the utilities’ leaders anticipated. 

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HEC looking to add subscribers to new Friendly City Solar Program

More than 150 Harrisonburg Electric Commission customers have signed up to purchase solar energy through the utility’s new Friendly City Solar Program, the HEC board learned Tuesday.

Area nonprofits struggle to fill volunteer positions even as COVID wanes

For the first time since fall 2019, the United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County is looking forward to a mostly normal “Day of Action” next week – but volunteers are hard to find.

Central Shenandoah Valley has big part in baseball book by Dayton native

It took the Bridgewater Reds four years to reclaim the Rockingham County Baseball League title on Tuesday. By this weekend, the accomplishment will have a mention in a new book about baseball and its tradition across the state.

‘Too many things to photograph’: More than 70 years in, Litten’s picture-taking passion still burns

On a routine photo shoot for the Harrisonburg Police Auxiliary, Allen Litten pulled out a smartphone to take the shot. For anyone familiar with Litten’s work, the officers’ hoots and laughs wouldn’t be surprising.

Massanutten Regional Library seeks new director again

Five months after a new director started at Massanutten Regional Library, the organization is again seeking to fill the top spot.

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