Author: Sky Wilson
After the challenges of the last year, Valentine’s Day 2021 takes on a little different meaning — whether that’s breaking out of the quarantine doldrums, taking advantage of local businesses’ creative offerings or making the effort to underscore just how much a special-someone matters.
With its decision to eliminate fines on overdue books, Massanutten Regional Library joined at least nine other Virginia libraries on the front end of a nationwide trend aimed at dropping barriers to borrowing books and other resources.
The Rockingham-Harrisonburg Regional Jail so far hasn’t seen any COVID-19 cases among inmates or staff. But some are concerned about the degree of mask wearing.
More than 5,400 Harrisonburg residents have already cast their ballots since early voting began last month, according to figures the city registrar’s office provided to The Citizen. That includes 3,507 voters who cast their ballots early in-person at City Hall, as of Thursday. Another 1,167 absentee ballots — out of the 4,102 that were mailed out — have already been returned by mail and 861 people have delivered their ballots in person.
A local non-profit that creates college opportunities for high school scholars of Latino descent, has found an innovative way to host its annual fundraising event: drive-thru style.
Accurate, fact-based and independently-presented news matters as local media outlets continue to support and encourage civic engagement, said leaders of four Harrisonburg-area news organizations on Thursday.
In a Board of Visitors meeting and press release Friday, JMU announced that is is proceeding with plans to resume in-person classes on Oct. 5, following a temporary suspension of classes for most of September.