Author: Kevin Gorman

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Will an old building’s next chapter include Harrisonburg’s new independent book store?

Amanda Friss says Harrisonburg is ready for a new local book store, so she is preparing to launch Parentheses Books with plans to open it in the spring.

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City council candidates offer different takes on homelessness and disruptive student partying

On housing issues, the five candidates running for city council agreed Thursday that Harrisonburg needs to increase affordable options but split over the city’s role in addressing homelessness. And in front of an audience of JMU students, the candidates had slightly different takes on how to referee a clash of town and gown happening in the Old Town area where some residents have complained about their student neighbors’ partying — and the aftermath of those parties.  

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Sowing the seeds of love: Community responds to orchard’s call for help ahead of storm winds

With storm winds from a former hurricane approaching, Showalter’s Orchard and Greenhouse put out an S.O.S. to the community to help pick up the apple-picking pace. Here’s what happened next.

Local barbecue landmark celebrates 75 years — and patrons are revved up

The kitchen is filled with cooks chopping up pork for a pulled pork sandwich, breading a freshly cut chicken leg for some hot fried chicken or using the tongs to pull out strips of steak from a pan onto a bun for a homemade cheesesteak.

JMU student joins national experts to explore events surrounding Jan. 6

A JMU student was among a group of scholars who recently met to share their research and better understand the events of the January 6, 2021 insurrection of the U.S. Capitol. (With video)

Students at this coffee shop balance the books

College campuses have plenty of coffee shops. But unlike the Starbucks cafés and Dunkin’ shops, the newest one to open on JMU’s campus is a student-run business. 

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