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Harrisonburg receives several email bitcoin bomb threats

At approximately 1 p.m. Thursday, several businesses and organizations in the city of Harrisonburg received bomb threat emails stating that explosives would detonate if money wasn’t paid in Bitcoin. The Harrisonburg Police Department is investigating the incident and claims that there isn’t any cred

BREEZEJMU.ORG - 2018-12-13 21:59:00

Continuing a tradition of giving back

Growing up on a farm in Mount Crawford, just outside Harrisonburg, Rebecca Ramsey was part of a family dedicated to giving back to their community. “My parents were members of many organizations,” Ramsey said. “I watched them doing all they could to help those who needed it and pave the way for a be

CULPEPER STAR EXPONENT - 2018-12-16 02:00:00

Augusta County led Virginia efforts against lynching

Thomas Hodges’ troubles started during the Civil War. In 1864 he was convicted first of horse thievery, then for the murder of a man named Bradford in Rockbridge County and sentenced to life in the Virginia State Penitentiary in Richmond.

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER - 2018-12-15 20:59:00

Northern Virginia's best and brightest Christmas lights displays

In keeping with InsideNoVa.com tradition, here are a few winter wonderlands to visit around Northern Virginia this holiday season. Anderson’s North Pole, 15615 Bushey Drive, Woodbridge.

INSIDE NOVA - 2018-12-15 18:00:00

19 charged in Virginia drug-trafficking ring

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Federal, state, and local officials say 19 people have been arrested on federal drug-trafficking, firearms, and other charges after a months-long, multi-agency investigation.

WSET - 2018-12-13 13:13:23

JMU a capella group Note-oriety to perform at the White House

While most JMU students go home on holiday break, JMU’s all-female a cappella group Note-oriety remains in Harrisonburg as they prepare to perform songs of the season at the White House on Dec. 16.

BREEZEJMU.ORG - 2018-12-15 20:15:00

Cignetti takes job at James Madison

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Curt Cignetti is on the move again. Cignetti, who left IUP two years ago to coach at Elon (N.C.), left that job to take over at James Madison, where he received a six-year contract. No other terms were disclosed.

INDIANA GAZETTE - 2018-12-15 15:00:00

New JMU Coach Cignetti: 'We Have The Blueprint'

HARRISONBURG – It worked at Division II Indiana University of Pennsylvania, FCS Elon and FBS Alabama. The level of football didn’t matter. “There’s no doubt that we have the blueprint that’s proven to be successful at the highest level,” new James Madison coach Curt Cignetti told the Daily News-Reco

DAILY NEWS-RECORD - 2018-12-15 23:06:00

Cignetti Named Coach At JMU

HARRISONBURG – James Madison didn’t have to look far for its next football coach. The Dukes have hired Curt Cignetti to be the eighth coach in their program’s history, the school announced on Friday. A source told the Daily News-Record that Cignetti signed a 6-year, $4250,000 per year deal with Madi

DAILY NEWS-RECORD - 2018-12-14 21:51:00

Legalizing hemp could be a huge boost for Valley farmers

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — Congress passed the Farm Bill yesterday, and one piece of that legislation legalizes industrial hemp. One local farm says it's something farmers in the Shenandoah Valley have been wanting for years.

WHSV - 2018-12-14 01:50:00

Former Bricks bartender found guilty of raping a Staunton woman

STAUNTON - A visibly shaken woman sits before a jury Friday night. After a long day of testimony, she had to relive a night that has continued to haunt her for nearly nine months.

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER - 2018-12-15 01:15:00

Town Not Waiting For Scooters — Bridgewater OKs Regulations In Case Companies Arrive

BRIDGEWATER — Bridgewater Town Council isn’t taking any chances; it’s prepared for the potential arrival of electric scooters and the headaches they entail. After Harrisonburg was flooded with about 700 scooters over the last couple of months from California-based companies Bird and Lime, Bridgewate

DAILY NEWS-RECORD - 2018-12-14 11:00:00

Variety Show Highlights Local Talent

HARRISONBURG — Clementine Cafe is bringing a bit of vaudeville entertainment to show off the talent of Harrisonburg. The 10X10X10 Spectacular is a new variety show that features 10 acts performing for 10 minutes each for the price of $10. The event is the brainchild of Ruby’s Arcade manager Chris Ho

DAILY NEWS-RECORD - 2018-12-13 11:00:00

The Homemade Goods From This Amish Store In Virginia Are Worth The Drive To Get Them

Here in Virginia, we appreciate the art of the homemade. Whether it’s a fried chicken recipe that’s been handed down from generations or handmade furniture, you can bet you’ll find plenty of it here in the Old Dominion. You’ll find a little bit of everything homemade when you head to the fantastic A

ONLYINYOURSTATE - 2018-12-13 07:00:00

Man Who Crashed Into Apartment Targeted Ex-Girlfriend, Police Say

HARRISONBURG — A city man accused of crashing his vehicle into an apartment and assaulting its residents early Saturday morning was targeting his ex-girlfriend, according to court records.

DAILY NEWS-RECORD - 2018-12-12 04:45:00

Class Exposes Students To Justice System

HARRISONBURG — It may have “mock” in the title, but the mock trial put on Wednesday by students from city middle and high schools had many elements of the real thing. Held in the Rockingham County Courthouse, the trial was presided over by Judge William Eldridge, and heard by community members who m

DAILY NEWS-RECORD - 2018-12-13 11:00:00

Emailed Threats Hit City — Bomb Hoax Sent Across U.S.

HARRISONBURG — Harrisonburg businesses and organizations were among an untold number of recipients across the U.S. of bomb threats emailed Thursday seeking to extort money. Lt. Pete Ritchie of the Harrisonburg Police Department said he was aware of a couple of businesses, as well as the Harrisonburg

DAILY NEWS-RECORD - 2018-12-13 11:00:00

TA's Davis Makes It Official, Signs With Elon

BRIDGEWATER — At just 11 years old, Carley Davis built a connection with the Elon softball program. The Phoenix — then in their first season under coach Kathy Bocock — came to Harrisonburg on Apr. 11, 2012 for a doubleheader against James Madison.

DAILY NEWS-RECORD - 2018-12-14 05:05:00

Sources: Mehringer Interviews For JMU Job

HARRISONBURG — James Madison has at least one coaching candidate on its radar. Texas wide receivers coach Drew Mehringer interviewed for the JMU head-coaching job on Thursday, sources told the Daily News-Record.

DAILY NEWS-RECORD - 2018-12-13 20:57:00

Commit's Coach: 'JMU Has To Hire The Right Guy'

HARRISONBURG — Without a decision, the dilemma exists. Each day James Madison fails to name its next football coach — now 11 days since Mike Houston's departure for East Carolina — there’s potential for a committed prospect in its recruiting class to look elsewhere.

DAILY NEWS-RECORD - 2018-12-13 19:43:00