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Amid political turbulence, Furious Flower aims to let black voices flourish through poetry

Joanne V. Gabbin first heard about President Donald Trump’s comments slamming Baltimore as a “rodent infested mess” while listening to WMRA. 

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I met someone online, and we connected. Now she’s ghosting me. Hey Elderly Aunt, what should I do?

Dear Elderly Aunt: A few weeks ago I met someone online, and we immediately hit it off. We texted with each other regularly and had a fun banter going back and forth. Just when I thought this weekend might be the weekend for us to meet up, she disappeared! I haven’t heard from her in days, despite reaching out to her several times. Everything was going so well until then! How do I know whether to keep making contact or to call it quits? What if we might have lived happily ever after? What if we were exactly who we needed?! What if I never get the RBG cross-stitch that she promised to make me?!! Help!!

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JMU’s football field got an $675k upgrade in hopes that it won’t look like a splash-pad again

When fans file into Bridgeforth Stadium on Sept. 7 for the first home game of JMU football’s 2019 season, some players will be new — and so will the look of Zane Showker Field. 

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As city reroutes its mobile recycling center, residents near its newest stop respond en force

A steady stream of cars and trucks pulled into Park View Mennonite Church’s parking lot last Wednesday leaving barely more than a minute between one departing and the next arriving. Most were residents of the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community who were taking advantage of the Mobile Recycling Unit’s new location.

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One high school will focus on STEM, the other on fine arts. Here’s how plans for a new high school are taking shape. 

Harrisonburg’s new high school will be built with an eye toward providing a focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), while the existing high school will emphasize fine arts, school officials announced Tuesday. 

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City, county staff continue working to define and fill new justice planner role

Voting to fund a new justice planner position, as the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County did earlier this year, was just step one. Now, City Manager Eric Campbell, County Administrator Stephen King and their respective staffs are playing administrative catch as they make good on that promise by actually developing a job description and hiring someone to do it.

Standout striker-outers and other notable characters of the 2019 Valley Baseball League season

While many players have already headed home, and as we wait for the league to crown a champion (which could happen as early as Tuesday night), let’s take a look at some notable achievements from the last eight weeks.

With the OCP lawn no longer available for overnight stays, service providers say it’s time for a year-round, publicly-funded, low-barrier shelter

Recent concerns over people sleeping on the lawn of Our Community Place (OCP) is highlighting what local advocates say is the need for year-round solutions to address homelessness in the area. According to Sam Nickels, executive director of OCP, the influx of people sleeping outside OCP began with a misunderstanding.

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