Author: Jessica Kronzer
“Serial killer” isn’t a phrase commonly used in the Valley, but the Fairfax County police chief said a man Harrisonburg Police charged in relation to two homicides in November is connected to similar murders in Northern Virginia.
Even Brad Reed, a Virginia Department of Transportation project manager, said driving U.S. Route 33 during rush hour between Harrisonburg and Elkton is a different experience than traveling during the weekend.
Massanutten Regional Library’s longtime director Lois Jones officially retired Aug. 31, and the job listing to hire her replacement went out the day before. That leaves the library to operate with a team approach at the top for the next few months.
The taco part of the new Tequila Taco Bar is pretty much ready, but the restaurant’s opening is delayed because of the tequila portion of its business model.
When Massanutten Regional Library re-opened in March, Lois Jones, the library’s director, stood at the front doors, slightly concerned that the public might resist their masks requirement for those age 5 and older.
Virginia’s 26th House of Delegates race is underway, and Del. Tony Wilt, R-Broadway, and Democratic challenger Bill Helsley are trying to appeal to moderates.
A year and four months after earning their degrees, JMU’s class of 2020 will walk the stage Sept. 3. The graduates will become the first class to move their tassels at the Atlantic Union Bank Center, which opened in Nov. 2020. But some alumni feel it’s too little, too late.
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.