Cayley Urenko, NBC29

Cayley Urenko


Harrisonburg, VA, United States

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Past articles by Cayley:

BBB offers tips to avoid porch pirates this holiday shopping season

Many people will order gifts online, but it’s important to be mindful of porch pirates so that all your gifts end up under the tree. → Read More

Harrisonburg City Council hears update on Homeless Services Center project

City Council committed a portion of its American Rescue Plan Act funding to this project as the COVID-19 pandemic enhanced the need for a permanent, low-barrier shelter and services. → Read More

Harrisonburg school board meeting draws large crowd over Gov. Youngkin’s model policies on transgender students

An overwhelming majority of speakers voiced their support of Gov. Youngkin’s policies and want to keep the discussion of gender and sexuality out of schools. → Read More

VDH announces availability of bivalent COVID-19 boosters for kids 5+

Beginning Oct. 17, the CSHD will offer the Pfizer bivalent booster for people 6 years old and up. → Read More

Back-to-school safety tips for students and drivers

If you have not already, you’ll be seeing school buses back on the roads soon. → Read More

Back-to-school season brings uptick in child abuse, neglect reports

While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the last few years when children usually head back to the classroom, organizations like Blue Ridge CASA for Children historically see this trend every year. → Read More

Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA reaches capacity, asking community for help

All adoption fees for dogs and cats are reduced to $25 until July 31. → Read More

School board votes on name for Harrisonburg’s second high school

Every member of the school board voted in favor of one name. → Read More

Harrisonburg school board talks future of masking, HHS2 naming and boundary recommendation

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin signed a bill banning mask mandates in schools and submitted his amendments to have the law take effect immediately but it is not a done deal just yet. → Read More

Demand for COVID-19 tests, vaccines remains high in the Valley

Last week, the Central Shenandoah Health District administered over 600 COVID-19 tests. → Read More

New Fire Station #5 on the way to Harrisonburg

"We have an excellent fire department, but we can be better. Being better means investing in our future by putting firefighters closer to the scene of an emergency." → Read More

Harrisonburg school board extends Exigency Plan, 1-hour shortened school day for remainder of school year

Even with 146 one-hour shortened school days, students will still meet the 990-hour/180-day requirement. → Read More

SRO Task Force hears from Harrisonburg Police on their role in schools

During a Q&A session, SRO Task Force members and the public had mixed opinions on SRO’s roles in Harrisonburg’s middle schools and high school. → Read More

Nearly 57% of Central Shenandoah Health District adults vaccinated

"Every shot in arms counts. Every piece of this puzzle is equally important.” → Read More

Bear Creek Outdoor Living plants roots in downtown Waynesboro

“Growth is always a good thing. Then this building came up for sale and it’s right in our community." → Read More

Central Shenandoah Health District sees “wonderful response” at schools during vaccine distribution

The nurse manager with the CSHD says clinic events at schools have had a wonderful response. → Read More

As vaccine guidelines change, more opportunities for small practices to help with distribution

There are still opportunities for medical offices to get onboarded to distribute COVID-19 vaccines. → Read More

Harrisonburg budget: no money for HHS2, but city and school still “dedicated” to build

Harrisonburg City Council heard the proposed budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 from City Manager Eric Campbell Tuesday, April 13. → Read More

Augusta County students to begin 4 day in-person instruction April 15

The Augusta County School Board meeting was emotional and, at times, heated over back-to-school plans, but after the board voted 6-1, all students will have the opportunity to head back to the classroom four days a week beginning April 15. → Read More

Organizations partnering for food drive in honor of MLK Day of Service

The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham has kicked off its first annual MLK Day of Service Food Drive. → Read More