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Middle River Regional Jail board delays action on expansion as officials ‘need to verify’ figures

Plans to expand the Middle River Regional Jail have stalled – for now. Rockingham County Administrator Stephen King, who serves as chairman of the jail’s authority board, announced at the board’s meeting Tuesday that the board would not take any action on an expansion proposal that day.

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Lights, camera, action: Harrisonburg Regal set to re-open May 21

For Welsko and Barr, the local movie experience will take a turn for the better on May 21 when Harrisonburg’s Regal Theater will begin showing movies again for the first time in about eight months.

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Council members see need for investment but still not sold on expansion after MRRJ tour

After a tour of the Middle River Regional Jail on Saturday, Harrisonburg city council members indicated that they still want to explore alternative options to the proposed $40 million expansion plans.

Current and former MRRJ inmates raise complaints about conditions

As Middle River Regional Jail and its inmates continue navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, some inmates and people formerly incarcerated in the jail are speaking out about what they call unsanitary conditions and inadequate health care.

New free clinic to open in Harrisonburg

A little over three months after the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic closed, a new free clinic will soon begin serving low-income and uninsured area residents. The Blue Ridge Free Clinic will launch during the Remote Area Medical (RAM) Clinic, held April 10-11 at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds.

How a Harrisonburg High School robot became a star

The robotics team at the Harrisonburg High School Governor’s STEM Academy has been racking up wins and awards at competitions this year with its fully mobile, agile and ring-tossing robot. Here’s how the team did it.

Group draws on others’ lessons as they suggest updating Rockingham’s solar farm ordinance

Because being first is not always best, a committee reviewing and proposing updates to Rockingham County’s solar farm ordinance is happy to draw on the experience of other communities.

New MTC program allows instructors to learn from each other

Cosmetology instructors learn welding. Carpentry teachers explore cybersecurity. Administrators make 3D digital avatars. At Massanutten Technical Center, teachers are sharing their knowledge with each other through the new Explore More program, where they can take each other’s classes.

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