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City gives Dayton last piece for planned nature trail around Silver Lake

Harrisonburg City Council members on Tuesday unanimously approved granting the town of Dayton the final piece for constructing a nature trail around Silver Lake.


Harrisonburg’s population goes down but households in poverty ticks up

Although Harrisonburg’s total population decreased by 278 people from 2023 to 2024, the number of households in poverty increased by 356, or 2% of the city’s population.


With state grant funding, HPD provides increased security for city’s Jewish & Muslim congregations

Passing the parking lot of Beth El Congregation in Harrisonburg, when you see a city police car parked in the closest spot to the street, it’s not a random occurrence. It’s for maximum visibility as part of a state-funded program to tighten security at the city’s Jewish and Islamic places of worship – a response to dangers posed by religious hatred nationwide and globally, especially since the Oct. 7 massacre of Israelis by Hamas and Israel’s subsequent war in Gaza.


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City aims to keep tobacco and vape shops 1,000 feet from schools and daycares

A new measure will prevent tobacco, smoke and vape shops from opening within 1,000 feet of Harrisonburg daycare centers or public and private schools.

Scalpel … forceps … robot? Sentara RMH embraces robot-assisted knee surgeries

No, robots aren’t doing knee joint replacement surgery at Sentara RMH Orthopedic Center — but they are helping, Dr. Mark Williams told a crowd at a seminar earlier this spring. 

Event on Friday will celebrate teachers as the 2023-24 school year ends

As teachers across the Valley take a collective sigh of relief as another school year comes to an end, an event in Harrisonburg on Friday will celebrate them and other school staff for their work. The Educator Appreciation Event will be held this Friday from 3-7 p.m. at Sage Bird Ciderworks.

City schools pick their all stars, honor teachers of the year

Board members and several audience members wiped tears from their eyes during Tuesday’s Harrisonburg City school board meeting as 10 HCPS teachers received “Teacher of the Year” awards from their respective schools.

City to launch national search for new police leader as Chief Warner departs

After Harrisonburg Police Chief Kelley Warner announced Thursday evening she was leaving that role in June, city officials began planning to conduct a national search for her replacement.  

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