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Past articles by Chelsea:

Wanted man from Missouri arrested in Luray

A man from Missouri who has been on the run for 15 years was arrested in Luray this week. → Read More

Family and friends of fallen Bridgewater officers reflect one year after deadly shooting on campus

February 1, 2022 is a day many of us will never forget. It was a day that two brave officers made the ultimate sacrifice on Bridgewater College’s campus. → Read More

Strasburg community works to make town more accessible

After a week, the ramp was built, and a barrier was removed. → Read More

Rockingham County woman sews gifts to donate to Sentara RMH

It started with just one walker bag for a friend in joint therapy, but has turned into hundreds of items for strangers turned friends at the hospital. → Read More

JP’s Toy Drive is back for another year of giving

An 8-year-old boy in the Valley is continuing his holiday tradition of giving back. → Read More

Staunton heating and cooling business looking to spread hope for the holidays

All-Temp wanted to give back to the community that has supported them over the years. So, they decided to give away a new energy-efficient heating system to someone in need. → Read More

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank’s Neighborhood Produce Market meets people where they are

The program just wrapped up for the season and was able to serve more than 12,000 people. → Read More

Heart-warming military homecoming surprise for students at River Bend Elementary School

A P.E. teacher at River Bend Elementary School is back doing what he loves most. → Read More

Harrisonburg teacher named Elementary State Conservation Teacher of the Year

Alexandra Szucs has worked at Spotswood Elementary School for five years where she’s been able to combine her passion for environmental science with her love for teaching. → Read More

Waynesboro cosmetologist helps restore clients’ confidence

He said SMP changed his life and helped him regain his confidence. Now, he’s on a mission to help others look and feel their best. → Read More

Harrisonburg couple celebrates wedding anniversary after meeting online during pandemic

John and Margie joined a group on Facebook back in 2020 just looking to make connections during a time of isolation. Neither of them expected to actually find the person they would want to spend the rest of their lives with. → Read More

Former HPD Lieutenant honored with new headstone

For Cecilia Hawkins, it was just five minutes with Harrisonburg Lt. Leon Byrd back in 1989 that led her to make a positive change toward a better life. → Read More

Woman in Rockingham County trains unadoptable horse to find a loving home

Each trainer is assigned a horse that would be unadoptable and has 100 days to train them to learn the skills needed to be adopted. Lezotte got Ferrari. → Read More

Rockingham County woman makes cards for community members

A woman in Rockingham County has made it her mission to spread joy by creating cards. → Read More

JMU alum starts nonprofit to help coaches who are facing hardships

Good coaches can make a big difference. That’s why a James Madison University football alum created a nonprofit aimed at giving back and helping coaches and their families in a time of need. → Read More

Local salon to host annual back to school event this weekend

It’s that time of year again. Students will soon be heading back to school, and a local barber shop and beauty salon is sending them back in style. → Read More

JMU grad begins career in social work at agency that helped him as a teen

While there are a lot of opportunities in Virginia for youth in the foster care system to pursue higher education and get a college degree, the majority of them are unlikely to do so, but Dennis Villeda is a different story. → Read More

Community Spotlight: Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Inflation and supply chain shortages are creating challenges for many of us, but one nonprofit is overcoming those obstacles to continue feeding the need. → Read More

Community Spotlight: NewBridges Immigrant Resources Center

New Bridges Immigrant Resource Center has been working to build a community where everyone can thrive for more than 20 years. → Read More

Community Spotlight: Scholars Latino Initiative

For 10 years, the Scholars Latino Initiative (SLi) has been helping create opportunities for students at Harrisonburg High School. → Read More