John Hood, WHSVnews

John Hood


Harrisonburg, VA, United States

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Past articles by John:

Tyson Foods to close Glen Allen facility impacting nearly 700 jobs

In two months Tyson Foods will be closing its facility in Glen Allen to shift demand to other facilities impacting nearly 700 jobs. → Read More

Hanover School Board to vote on transgender bathroom, locker room policy end of August

The public commenting started off with school board chair, John Axselle, telling the crowd that because of the number of speakers signed up, another public comment period on the proposed policy will happen again Tuesday, August 16 at 7 p.m. → Read More

Virginia lawmakers adjourn regular session with state budget unfinished

Over the last two months lawmakers in Virginia’s General Assembly have put in hours of work, going through hundreds of bills, and passing new legislation but on its final day of session leaders were unable to pass the state’s budget for the next two years. → Read More

Virginia Energy Sense offers tips on saving on your energy bill this winter

For many Virginians, their new year’s resolution is to save more money, but that can be difficult to do during the winter, especially when heating your home. → Read More

Candidates for Governor making last push to the polls ahead of Election Day eve

As the time for early voting has come to an end, both candidates for governor are making one last lap around Virginia as they aim for the checkered flag on Tuesday. → Read More

Shenandoah County man who murdered wife in court for sentencing

A Shenandoah County man who pleaded guilty to murdering his wife two years ago this week was in court on Monday waiting to hear his fate. → Read More

Pendleton County man looks for help in solving flooding and erosion issue

Beam has been living at his home in Sugar Grove since 2016 and says his flood frustration stems from an easement established in the 1960s. → Read More

Appraisal begins on tracks of Shenandoah Rail Trail

Work on bringing the Valley Rail Trail into fruition is running full speed ahead as all three counties the trail would run through allocated money for an appraisal of the tracks. → Read More

Former Harrisonburg Lyft driver involved in shooting found not guilty

A former Harrisonburg Lyft driver who shot a gun back in 2019 while dropping off riders was found not guilty on all charges in Rockingham County Circuit Court. → Read More

Parts of Shenandoah Valley see increase in COVID-19 transmission level

This week, Page County has remained red while Rockingham and Augusta counties, as well as Staunton are in the orange substantial level. → Read More

Virginia DEQ continues to test parts of the Shenandoah River with harmful algae bloom

Almost a week later, the Virginia Department of Health is still asking residents to not swim at parts of the Shenandoah River due to harmful algae blooms. → Read More

Shenandoah County Public Schools to not require masks but highly recommend

Shenandoah County Public Schools announced it will not require masks to be worn this school year. → Read More

JMU Office of Professional and Continuing Education receives school designation

At the beginning of July, James Madison University’s Office of Professional and Continuing Education received a designation from the state as an official school. → Read More

Shenandoah County man pleads guilty to 2019 murder

A Shenandoah County man who was charged with the death of his wife pleaded guilty to the 2019 murder. → Read More

Hundreds gather at Rockingham County School Board meeting to discuss transgender bathroom policy

While it was not on Monday night’s agenda, hundreds gathered at the Rockingham County Administrative Center to tell the Rockingham County School Board how they felt about a policy update that would allow transgender students to use the bathroom aligning with their gender identity. → Read More

Neighbors on U.S 340 asking drivers to slow down after fatal crash

After two people died on the 3300 block of Point Lookout Road in Augusta County neighbors are asking drivers to be more careful when driving on U.S 340. → Read More

Marine comes home to surprise family vacationing in the Valley

After not seeing their son for months, a Virginia family gets a big surprise from their Marine while on vacation in the Valley. → Read More

City of Harrisonburg lays out CARES Act spending

As the fiscal year came to an end on Wednesday, the City of Harrisonburg released how CARES Act money was spent on the community. → Read More

Virginia Division 2 Urban Search and Rescue Team explain how first responders search for survivors

As crews continue to look for survivors in Surfside, Florida after a condo building partially collapsed, Virginia Division Two Regional Technical Rescue/ Urban Search and Rescue Team explain how first responders are looking for signs of life. → Read More

Harrisonburg non-profit holds testing ahead of National HIV Testing Day

Ahead of National HIV Testing Day on June 27, a Harrisonburg non-profit set up a community testing site in downtown to promote services to help those who are HIV positive. → Read More