Colby Johnson, WHSVnews

Colby Johnson


Harrisonburg, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Colby:

Non-profit to upgrade Page County High School softball facilities

A valley non-profit is preparing to help upgrade the softball facilities at Page County High School. OneOfUs.Care is looking to gather volunteers to build a roof over the school’s batting cages. → Read More

CWS Harrisonburg expands programs after a year of great refugee need

Over the last year, Church World Service Harrisonburg has helped 166 Ukrainians resettle in the Shenandoah Valley. → Read More

19-Year-old write-in candidate becomes Timberville’s youngest town council member ever

The town of Timberville has elected its youngest town council member ever. 19-year-old write-in candidate Isaac Kelley learned this week that he had won the third of three open seats on the council after making a last-minute decision to run. → Read More

Rockingham County Supervisors to consider two energy facilities, other proposals

The Rockingham County Board of Supervisors is set to meet on Wednesday night and has a packed agenda. Supervisors will hold a number of public hearings for several special use permit requests. Among the items, they’ll consider are two large energy facilities that developers hope to build on opposite ends of the county. → Read More

‘The Day That Shook Charlottesville’

It was a somber scene as students mourned the loss of three UVA students. → Read More

Grottoes Police Department fully staffed for first time in nearly two years

The Grottoes Police Department is fully staffed for the first time in almost two years. The town’s new police Sergeant Steve Knight was sworn in on Thursday completing the department’s staff. It had been understaffed since January of 2021 at one point having only its chief and a single full-time officer. → Read More

Gooden, Workman, and Fulginiti victorious in Elkton, two council seats still undecided

WHSV caught up with the three winning candidates on Wednesday. → Read More

Residents report more T-Mobile service issues in the Broadway area

Some T-Mobile customers in the Broadway area of Rockingham County are dealing with major service issues. In Early October a number of people in the Broadway and Fulks Run area reported dealing with service outages. That issue was eventually fixed but now people living in the rural area just north of the town are experiencing similar problems. → Read More

Bird flu impacting turkey supply ahead of holiday season

Heading into the holiday season the flu has put a dent in the supply of turkeys with around 8 million being lost which is about three percent of the national market. → Read More

Bird flu impacting turkey supply ahead of holiday season

Heading into the holiday season the flu has put a dent in the supply of turkeys with around 8 million being lost which is about three percent of the national market. → Read More

Renovations to Harrisonburg’s historic Dallard-Newman House underway

In Harrisonburg major renovations to the historic Dallard-Newman House began on Monday. The historic home was built by freed slaves Ambrose and Reuben Dallard in 1885 and is one of the few historic African American homes left in the city. → Read More

Valley Country Cooking to open in Valley Mall

One of Harrisonburg’s favorite restaurants is making a return. Two years after Valley Country Cooking closed during the pandemic it is set to reopen under new ownership at the Valley Mall. → Read More

Wilbur S. Pence Middle School closed Wednesday after threat

According to an email sent to parents on Tuesday by Rockingham County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Oskar Scheikl the school’s administration learned that two students at the school received an anonymous threat on the school over the social media app Snapchat. → Read More

New Harrisonburg City Manager ready to hit the ground running

Banks is a Harrisonburg native who has worked in the city manager’s office for 13 years most recently as deputy city manager. WHSV sat down with Banks on Wednesday as he stepped into his new role full-time. → Read More

Shenandoah County Supervisors table controversial Oranda rezoning

On Tuesday night the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to table a controversial rezoning request for a large property just outside of Strasburg. → Read More

Rockingham County getting closer to completing Lake Shenandoah drainage basin

Rockingham County is getting closer to completing a major stormwater project in the Lake Shenandoah area. Over the summer the county used grant funding to begin constructing a large drainage basin on 6.5 acres off of Taylor Springs Road to mitigate flooding in the area. → Read More

Shop to Stop Hunger collects thousands of meals for Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

The ninth annual Shop to Stop Hunger event was held at the Harrisonburg Kroger Thursday morning. → Read More

Woodstock uses inoculation to preserve 200-year-old tree

The town of Woodstock has taken a unique approach to preserve a 200-plus-year-old oak tree outside of the CVS on East Reservoir Road in the town. The town’s Arborist and Tree Board have inoculated the soil around the tree with a symbiotic fungus. → Read More

Edinburg stabbing victim reacts to alleged attacker’s case being dismissed

Samuel Jacob Homer was accused of stabbing Whitney Rice and two of her children at the park in 2017. The case brought against him was dismissed last week. → Read More

Harrisonburg and Rockingham County launch online trail guide

The online guide will be a resource for outdoor enthusiasts. → Read More