Tag: Rockingham County

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.


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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.


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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.