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Students already have Rocktown High School homework

More than two years before Rocktown High School will open, area students have their first assignment: create a time capsule.

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JMU student joins national experts to explore events surrounding Jan. 6

A JMU student was among a group of scholars who recently met to share their research and better understand the events of the January 6, 2021 insurrection of the U.S. Capitol. (With video)

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Community Perspective: When Grandma Missed the Boat

A contributed perspectives piece by Anna Rose Geary Grandmother Teresa Puca was a very determined woman.  She was a Neapolitan, and all Italians knew there was no arguing with someone from Naples.  It was generally believed that Neapolitans could out-cook, out-argue and out-shout any other Italians!  So, when grandma decided to do something, there was nothing anyone could …

Community Perspective: Myalgic encephalomyelitis/ chronic fatigue syndrome and long COVID

A community perspectives piece by Ronna Wertman As the world adjusts to living with COVID-19, millions of people remain missing from their everyday lives due to a chronic illness that many are not aware of. The medical community often provides incorrect advice and lacks proper institutional funding to find treatments and a cure. This disease …

Council tabs money for organizations, approves a future pay raise and opts to hand over an alley to JMU

More than 40 community organizations will receive city funds — including 11 first-time recipients — after the city council made changes Tuesday to the draft of the city’s next budget. 

HEC bills rise again as natural gas prices continue climb; SVEC also raises rates

For the second time in six months, rising natural gas prices have prompted the Harrisonburg Electric Commission to increase the fuel charges on each customer’s bill.

Romero won’t seek another term on Harrisonburg City Council

Harrisonburg Vice-Mayor Sal Romero officially announced Thursday he will not seek a second term on the Harrisonburg City Council. Romero, who is the first Hispanic member of city council, cited family as one of the biggest reasons not to run for re-election. 

Rocktown prevails as new high school’s identity takes shape

In the end, it seems, it was always going to be Rocktown High School. The Harrisonburg City School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to select Rocktown High School as the name of the city’s new high school —with school colors of black and red. The new school’s identity will be completed once the board signs off on a mascot later. 

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