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Harrisonburg, VA, United States

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Past articles by Avery:

Valley school gets rare grant for new cycling program

Montevideo Middle School is just one of eight schools across the entire country that received a special grant to start a bike program at the school. → Read More

Local police say school SOS buttons could help with response

A Florida congresswoman has proposed legislation to give grants to school districts for SOS buttons in the case of emergencies. Local police say the buttons might be good for response times. → Read More

Local NBA star to host cancer care fundraiser

An NBA Hall of Famer and Harrisonburg native is holding a fundraiser to give to cancer care in the area. → Read More

Harrisonburg expands arts and cultural district

Harrisonburg has now expanded its Arts and Cultural District in an effort promote its businesses and also show off all the creativity Harrisonburg has to offer. → Read More

Stuff the Bus looks back at 11 years of community service

Eleven years ago, the United Way and Harrisonburg Radio Group began stuffing a bus full of school supplies for children in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham area. → Read More

New restaurant brings unique food and American dream to Harrisonburg

A new restaurant has now opened Harrisonburg, bringing unique food and accomplishing a dream for a man who first came to America nearly 15 years ago. → Read More

Town offers land to honor families displaced by Shenandoah National Park creation

The town of Shenandoah has offered Big Gem Park as a potential site for the Blue Ridge Heritage Project to build a monument to honor the families who were displaced by the creation of Shenandoah National Park. → Read More

Rockingham Co. Fair has eye on safety following Frederick Co. accident

Following a ride accident at the Frederick County Fair that injured one woman, officials with the Rockingham County Fair insist safety is a top priority. → Read More

Facebook changes affecting Valley businesses

Facebook has now changed its policies to show more of your family and friends on your timeline, so some Valley businesses are feeling the effect. → Read More

Explore More Discovery Museum begins expansion construction

The 'Explore More Discovery Museum' in downtown Harrisonburg has started construction on their expansion project to add a second and third floor to the museum. → Read More

Valley destinations to be featured on national PBS program

Destinations all across the Valley will soon be featured on a national PBS program called 'Family Travel With Colleen Kelly' in a massive tourism effort that span the entire Valley. → Read More

Bridgewater starts contest for special town license plate design

The town of Bridgewater is in the early stages of getting special license plates, but they are asking for the public's help on the design first. → Read More

Rockingham Co. teacher kicks off PE camp for children with special needs

A physical education teacher in Rockingham County kicked off his first adapted physical education camp for children with special needs. → Read More

Elks Lodge restaurant to open in next several weeks following re-zoning

Harrisonburg's City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to allow Elks Lodge 450 to re-zone land from residential to business, allowing them to open their restaurant and kitchen area soon. → Read More

Timberville opens first Walmart store after more than two years of work

Timberville's first Walmart is officially open after more than two years of planning and construction. → Read More

Store owners transform community concern into family-friendly shop

A new ice cream shop has opened in downtown Harrisonburg in the space where the 'Hole in the Wall' adult store was once located, now the owners are hoping to turn what was a negative into a positive. → Read More

Two employment centers coming together to make finding jobs easier

The Valley Workforce Center is coming together with the Virginia Employment Commission to hopefully help people all across the Valley find jobs easier. → Read More

UPDATE: City Council to vote on Elks Lodge zoning, following renovation plans

The Elks Lodge has now asked the City of Harrisonburg to re-zone the Elks Lodge property from an R-3 to a B-2, pending approval by City Council Tuesday. → Read More

Local company starts group calling for police accountability, end to racism

NEXUS Services, a Verona based company has now launched a group called ARMED (Americans Resisting Minority and Ethnic Discrimination) which group leaders say aims to denounce racism and civil rights violations. → Read More

Valley leaders react to fatal Louisiana police shooting

The United States Justice Department is now investigating the fatal shooting of a 37-year-old African-American man in Baton Rouge, LA. → Read More