Author: Randi B. Hagi
A football stadium, a running track, a softball field, a baseball field, tennis courts, practice fields? The Harrisonburg School Board is now faced with deciding which athletics facilities the district can afford to build at the new high school.
Members of the Charlotte Harris community remembrance project, which seeks to memorialize the African American woman who was lynched in Harrisonburg in 1878, joined forces Monday with a statewide commission to place a brighter spotlight on Virginia’s dark history of racism and lynching.
Airbnb owners operating without a permit don’t get council’s approval — for now; Another noise ordinance change passes 2nd reading
For the first time since requiring special use permits for short-term rentals, such as Airbnbs, the Harrisonburg City Council decided at Tuesday’s meeting to kick an application back to the Planning Commission for a second review.
Nicole “Nikki” Fox, former photo editor for The Daily News-Record, filed a discrimination lawsuit against Ogden Newspapers of Virginia, LLC, the company that bought the newspaper in spring 2018, along with other Virginia papers owned by the Byrd family.
Harrisonburg City Public Schools’ original class of “dual language” students — the ones who started as kindergarteners in 2010 — began high school this fall. And now the school board and staff are looking toward expanding the program that is attracting more applicants than available spots each year.
Instead of lobbying for policy changes in Richmond and Washington, a new group is pushing for raising workers’ pay by gathering voluntary commitments from — and cheering on — local employers that pay their staff a “living wage.”
With an eye toward improving the ability to get around Harrisonburg, the City Council gave the go-ahead for the Department of Public Works to seek state grant money for a pair of projects on different sides of town — a major re-routing of University Boulevard east of JMU’s campus and construction of sidewalks on the north part of Main Street.
Woman who was tased and charged with felonies after police responded to a noise complaint at her apartment found not guilty on all counts
A woman facing two felonies after a controversial altercation with police last December has been cleared of all charges. Melissa Duncan, charged with two counts of assault of a police officer and a misdemeanor obstruction of justice charge, was found not guilty on Wednesday afternoon after a contentious trial on Tuesday.