Tag: Rockingham County

Route 780 in Rockingham County closing Monday for bridge work

Part of Route 780 (Lindale Road) in the Linville area of Rockingham County is scheduled to close for about a month beginning Monday, March 19. This closure will allow the Virginia Department of Transportation to rebuild portions of the Linville Creek bridge, about 0.3 mile east of Route 42 (Harpine Highway).

Spotlighting investigation leads to arrest of felon in Rockingham County

Senior K9 Officer Billhimer observed a vehicle casting a small beam of light out of the driver’s side window illuminating an open field where deer commonly occupy on Monday night at approximately 9 p.m.

Route 726 in Rockingham County closed March 27-29 for repairs

A portion of Route 726 in Rockingham County will be closed to through traffic from Monday, March 27, through Wednesday, March 29.

Expect delays on Route 33 in Rockingham County Feb. 1-22

Motorists who use Route 33 in Western Rockingham County should expect significant delays for about three weeks beginning Feb. 1.

MillerCoors to expand Elkton brewery, creating 27 new jobs

MillerCoors, a joint venture between SABMiller and Molson Coors Brewing Company, will invest $60 million to expand its Shenandoah brewery in Rockingham County.

USDA Rural Development marks affordable housing in Rockingham County

USDA Rural Housing Service Administrator Tony Hernandez today in Rockingham County celebrated affordable rural housing opportunities.

Bridge work continues on Route 988 in Rockingham County

The bridge over Pleasant Run on Route 988 (Scholars Road) in Rockingham County is closed for bridge work.

Part of Route 748 in Rockingham County closing May 31 for bridge repairs

The Route 748 bridge over Spring Creek is scheduled to close Tuesday, May 31, through Thursday, June 2, for bridge repairs.

Pipe replacement closes part of Route 687 in Rockingham County

A portion of Route 687 (Massanetta Springs Road) will be closed for a pipe replacement project Tuesday, May 17, through Friday, May 20.

Accident closes Route 872 in Rockingham County for bridge repair

Route 872 (Hightown Lane) is closed near the intersection with Route 619 (Simmers Valley Road) in the Linville area of Rockingham County.

VDOT studying possible closing of Route 42 crossover in Rockingham County

VDOT has begun to study whether closing an existing crossover along Route 42 in Rockingham County would improve safety and traffic flow.

Merck to invest $168 million to expand Elkton manufacturing operation

Merck will invest $168 million to expand its manufacturing operation near the Town of Elkton in Rockingham County.

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Massanutten Resort to open mountain bike park

Officials at Massanutten Resort announced on Tuesday that they will be the home to some of the newest and best mountain bike trails on the East Coast.

State Police arrest Rockingham County man for possession of stolen police property

A Rockingham County man has been charged with a felony following an investigation by the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Appomattox Field Office.

Winter is finally here: Massanutten Resort to open ski area Wednesday

Massanutten Resort announced that it will open its Ski Area this Wednesday. Skiing and snowboarding will be available from 9am-9pm.

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Bridgewater College seniors seek entrepreneurial projects in Harrisonburg, Rockingham, Augusta

Small businesses with big entrepreneurial plans sometimes can’t reach their goals due to limited creative manpower.

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Rockingham County Fair to be recognized in Las Vegas as top agricultural fair

The Rockingham County Fair has been selected to receive an Award of Distinction from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions.

Bridge, sinkhole repairs will impact Interstate 81 traffic in Rockbridge, Rockingham next week

Drivers on Interstate 81 may experience delays beginning Dec. 1 during bridge repairs in Rockingham County and a sinkhole repair in Rockbridge County.

Angela Lynn thanks supporters, volunteers who aided 25th House District campaign

Angela Lynn sent a statement of thanks to supporters and volunteers who aided her 25th House District campaign, Lynn came up short in her bid to unseat Republican Steve Landes in the 25th, which includes portions of Albemarle County, Augusta County and Rockingham County.

Portion of Route 867 in Rockingham County closing Thursday for bridge repair

The Virginia Department of Transportation will close part of Route 867 (North River Road) in Rockingham County near Mount Crawford beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday. This closure is for repairs to the Pleasant Run bridge and adjacent guardrail, which were damaged by an apparent vehicle strike.

Community urged to remember local teen at Red Cross blood drive

The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive in memory of a local teenager who lost his life in a car accident this past spring. Ethan Zander was a 16-year-old who was beloved by many. He was the captain of the varsity soccer team, an active member of Young Life, choir, drum line and acappella. He was known to always have a smile and a kind word for everyone he met.

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Naming rights for internal roads at Rockingham County Fairgrounds to be auctioned

Three of the primary internal roads at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds will soon have official names. Naming rights for the roads will be offered at a fund-raising gala and Naming Rights Auction scheduled to take place at the Fairgrounds on Saturday evening, October 17.

Rockingham County Fair reports record attendance

The ticketing/attendance audit for the Rockingham County Fair indicated that the fair had a record turnout for the 2015 event. During the audit process, it was discovered 2,478 gate tickets were sold on-site but were not scanned and/or incorrectly scanned, according to an email from general manager Jeff Ishee.

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2015 Rockingham County Fair has second biggest week in Fair history

The 2015 Rockingham County Fair concluded Saturday with the second largest crowd in Fair history. Attendance on Saturday, August 22 was 19,401, surpassed only by Saturday of 2014 when 20,041 people attended the last day of the fair.

Interstate 81 lane closures in the Shenandoah Valley: Aug. 23-29

Lane closures are scheduled for Interstate 81 in Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Frederick counties from August 23-29.

Rockingham County Fair still on pace for record week

Attendance on Wednesday, August 19, at the Rockingham County Fair, with Lynyrd Skynyrd as the headliner, was 12,835. Through three nights, the fair has had 42,115 visitors, ahead of last year’s three-night total of 36,540.

Rockingham County Fair sets Tuesday attendance record

The Rockingham County Fair had a record Tuesday night with a concert by all-time great country band Alabama as the headline event.

AT&T expands coverage to more Rockingham County customers

As part of its continuing network investment and ongoing 4G LTE rollout, AT&T1 has upgraded an additional mobile Internet cell site in Rockingham County to expand AT&T 4G LTE coverage for area residents and businesses.

Sustainable agriculture is both economical and ecological

Sustainable agriculture is about conserving resources. Mike Phillips, a Rockingham County beef cattle farmer and field technician for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, said he believes sustainable agriculture is not only about maintaining one’s resources, but also improving them—especially the soil.

Southeast Connector opens in Rockingham County: Traffic changes in effect

The final portion of the Southeast Connector in Rockingham County opened on July 22. Route 280 (Stone Spring Road) is now open between Route 710 (Reservoir Street) at Sentara RMH Medical Center and Route 33 east (Spotswood Trail).

VDOT: Repairs to Route 867 in Rockingham County to be completed on Wednesday

Repairs to the bridge on Route 867 (North River Road) near Mount Crawford in Rockingham County are expected to be complete on Wednesday. A portion of Route 867 has been closed since June 18, when the bridge over Pleasant Run and its southern approach were damaged in a tractor trailer crash.

Truck crash closes Route 867 bridge in Rockingham County

A tractor trailer crash on Route 867 has closed the bridge over Pleasant Run in Rockingham County. This location is near Mount Crawford and east of Interstate 81.


Valley Fourth seeks entries for annual parade

Valley Fourth, Harrisonburg’s quintessential 4th of July celebration, is seeking entries for the Sentara RMH Orthopedics and Sports Medicine parade, one of the most anticipated events at the full-day festival.

Interstate 81 lane closures in Rockingham County on May 26

Northbound and southbound single lane closures at I- 81 mile marker 239 in Rockingham County are scheduled for Tuesday, May 26 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning. This work location is about a mile south of exit 240 in the Mount Crawford area.

VDOT: Shenandoah Avenue in Elkton to close May 4-8 for railroad crossing work

Shenandoah Avenue (Route 1706) in the Rockingham County town of Elkton will be closed to through traffic from Monday, May 4 to Friday, May 8 for railroad crossing maintenance.

VDOT plans public hearing on Route 720 bridge replacement in Rockingham County

The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing concerning improvements to Route 720 (Smithland Road) in Rockingham County.


Flood Watch in effect today: 2 inches of rain possible

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Augusta County and Rockingham County through 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Lane closure on Interstate 81 northbound in Rockingham County Sunday night

The right lane of northbound Interstate 81 in Rockingham County will be closed overnight Sunday, April 12. The location is near mile marker 248.8 at the bridge carrying Route 720 over the interstate north of Harrisonburg.

Governor McAuliffe announces expansion of organic herb growing facility in Rockingham County

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Shenandoah Growers, Inc. will expand its existing organic herb nursery greenhouse and production facility in Rockingham County.

VDOT schedules Route 682 bridge public hearing

The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing concerning improvements to Route 682 (Friedens Church Road) in Rockingham County.

Winter Weather Advisory in Shenandoah Valley: Ice, 1-3 inches of snow in forecast

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Augusta, Rockingham, Nelson and Albemarle for Friday into the morning hours of Saturday.

Man faces felony charges for Waynesboro hit-and-run

The Waynesboro Police Department arrested a Rockingham County man for a felony traffic violation after a car crash Thursday night that sent two people to the hospital.

Virginia State Police seek help in locating hit-and-run vehicle in Rockingham County

Virginia State Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle that fatally struck a pedestrian Thursday night in Rockingham County.

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ACLU of Virginia applauds attorney general opinion on ICE detainer requests

Attorney General Mark Herring issued an opinion today concluding that Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests seek voluntary action by sheriffs, corrections staff, and jail authorities, and, as such, cannot be used to deny someone their liberty.

DCCU welcomes new mortgage advisor Angel Fitzgerald

DuPont Community Credit Union is pleased to announce the addition of Angel Fitzgerald to DCCU’s mortgage team. Fitzgerald holds the position of mortgage advisor and serves Harrisonburg City, Rockingham County, and the surrounding areas.

Lane closures at Interstate 81, Exit 257, in Rockingham County, Jan. 6-27

The Virginia Department of Transportation has scheduled soil-testing work in the area of Interstate 81, Exit 257 (Mauzy/Broadway/Timberville) in Rockingham County from Jan. 6-27, 2015.

VDOT to increase speed limit on Interstate 81 in Harrisonburg area

The Virginia Department of Transportation will increase the speed limit to 70 miles per hour on Interstate 81 northbound in the Harrisonburg area between mile marker 248.2 and 249.

Rockingham County Fair wins national honor

The Rockingham County Fair has been selected to receive three Awards of Distinction from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE).

Virginia State Police investigating inmate death at Rockingham County Jail

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Culpeper Field Office, is investigating an inmate death that occurred on December 7, at the Rockingham County Jail.

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Rockingham County farmers honored for achievements

Brent and Margaret Arbogast of Rockingham County have been named winners of the 2014 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Achievement Award.

Bridgewater College seniors seek entrepreneurial projects with area businesses

Fifteen Bridgewater College seniors in an entrepreneurship class want to form working partnerships in the spring 2015 semester with four small businesses or non-profits from Harrisonburg, Rockingham County or Augusta County.

New sections of Route 280 in Rockingham County open Monday evening

Two new sections of Route 280 in Rockingham County are expected to open to traffic this evening (Monday, November 10), weather permitting.

Why are AP, State Board numbers in the Warner-Gillespie race different?

The Associated Press is showing Mark Warner with a 12,300-vote winning margin in the Virginia U.S. Senate race on Tuesday. The State Board of Elections has it at Warner by 16,500 votes.

VPAS meets MillerCoors employees

The Harrisonburg-Rockingham region of the Valley Program for Aging Services had the opportunity to meet MillerCoors employees at their annual United Way Employee Fair on October 28 and 30.

Number of Virginia-raised turkeys is up from 2013

The number of turkeys raised in Virginia this year is expected to total 16 million, up 3 percent from the 15.5 million raised in 2013, according to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.