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Past articles by Simone:

Severe Weather Awareness Week: Virginia Statewide tornado drill on Tuesday morning

Everyone’s NOAA Radio may not make a sound or alarm but experts say to turn on your radio to listen to the broadcast no later than 9:40 a.m. If you do not have a NOAA Weather Radio, officials say to to start your drill and enact your safety plan at 9:45 a.m. → Read More

What you need to know before booking your spring vacation

The Better Business Bureau has a few tips to keep in mind as you plan that next getaway. → Read More

Queen City Women’s Day event coming to Staunton on March 11

Scheduled for March 11, the event will showcase women-owned businesses in Staunton as well as pop-up shops and performances. → Read More

Sentara Community Impact: Shenandoah Housing Corporation

“This was a really unique opportunity for us to really help our residents, to lift them up and help them bridge that gap in regard to access and becoming more self-sufficient,” Michael Wong, the executive director of the Harrisonburg Housing and Redevelopment Authority, said. → Read More

THE JOURNEY 2023: The role churches have played in Black communities in the Shenandoah Valley and beyond

Churches have shown to be a vital role in many Black communities for many years. We chat with historians and local church members to learn more. → Read More

Sentara Community Impact: AVA Care of Harrisonburg

AVA Care of Harrisonburg has been supporting women’s health since 1984. → Read More

AMERICAN HEART MONTH: Why you would need an electrophysiology study

“It’s a very simple study,” Polly Cason with Augusta Health explained. “The patient has some sedation so they are comfortable through the procedure and it is very low risk.” → Read More

Honey Run Elementary raising money for the Humane Society of Shenandoah County

“Specifically cat food and cat litter because that is the big population," Julie Walthall explained. → Read More

Sentara Community Impact: Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

More than 2,000 children have enrolled within Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. → Read More

Augusta County Sheriff’s Office urges community to be aware of porch pirates

Lt. Snyder says Augusta County has not had any reports as of Monday but she does anticipate that will change as the holiday season progresses. → Read More

Retail expert shares tips for best holiday deals

“Walmart, Target and Amazon started offering deals in October. We’re seeing that there are websites out there such as Toms Guide that will track the Black Friday deals. Even if you go to your browser and just search best Black Friday deals you can find websites that are coming up and tracking that for you,” Dr. Janna Parker explained. → Read More

EMU to host 2022 Gala Concert with international artist, Balla Kouyaté

The event will also bring together student musicians and international artist Balla Kouyaté. → Read More

Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Communication Center main non-emergency number currently out of service

If you need to report a non-emergency call 540-434-2117. → Read More

BBB: How to avoid voicemail scams

“It is so easy to spoof phone numbers and hack voicemails or people’s phone systems that you have to be super careful when you are communicating with them,” Julie Wheeler with the BBB said. → Read More

300 block of East Elizabeth Street in Harrisonburg closed for several hours Tuesday following fire and water main break

Officials say the street is expected to be reopened later in the day on Tuesday. → Read More

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Understanding the options of reconstruction

“With any surgery I do, I want you to be able to look in the mirror and not remember you had to go through this. I just want you to live your best life and cancer to be part of something that happened to you and not what defines you.” → Read More

Opening Doors: The Art of Inclusion project coming to Harrisonburg, Rockingham

Artists in the area will be able to transform a door into a work of art. → Read More

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Diagnostic Imaging and Mammograms

"Screening has made one of the biggest impacts from decreasing death from breast cancer," Dr. Brandi Nicholson explained. → Read More

Pick your own chestnuts at farm in Rockingham County

The farm is located in Elkton and is open for picking your own on Saturdays and Sundays. → Read More

Shenandoah Downs to open this Friday, 14-year-old horse owner prepares for 2022 season

WOODSTOCK, Va. (WHSV) -“I just love animals. I have a lot of animals at my house. I own some of these,” Morgan Marston said. Morgan has been owning horses since she was 8. Morgan holds a picture of her and Ellen's Wish when they were younger.(WHSV)“I’m just a horse girl.” She is getting her horses ready to race at Shenandoah Downs for its seventh season. “I just can’t believe it, that many years… → Read More