Rockingham County, VA


Planning Commission tables rezoning for Mauzy truck stop

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - The Rockingham County Planning Commission met on Tuesday night and voted unanimously to table a request to rezone 31 acres of property in Mauzy where a developer hopes to build a truck stop. Leesburg-based Gas City LLC requested the rezoning of a property it purchased...
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VSP investigating July 4 crash in Rockingham County

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - Just after 2 p.m. on the Fourth of July, Virginia State Police responded to a crash along the 1900 block of Rinacas Corner Road in Rockingham County. According to VSP, two people were transported from the scene, with one flown to UVA Medical Center in...
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Valley experts give advice on coping with fears after recent mass shootings

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - Given all the recent mass shootings, including over the holiday weekend, many may be feeling uneasy about going out in public. Mo Bowler with the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board said after two years of a pandemic and the wave of gun violence across the country, if you have new fears about going into public places, those feelings are validated and you’re not alone in them.

Rockingham County Schools summer meal program to begin next week

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - Rockingham County Public Schools will be launching its 2022 summer meal program next week. The program will run Monday through Friday from July 12 to July 29 while the school division holds summer school. The program is slightly different from previous years and will allow...

Multi-vehicle crash on I-81 cleared

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - As of 1:22 p.m., this crash has been cleared. On I-81 at mile marker 238.3 in Rockingham County, motorists can expect delays due to a multi-vehicle crash. The south right shoulder is closed. Traffic backups are approximately 5.0 miles. This is a developing story. Stay...
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Scholars Latino Initiative announces endowment lead gift

Latino Initiative has announced that it will establish an endowment at the Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County with a lead gift of $100,000 from Gerald F. “J.J.” Smith, Jr. of Winchester. The endowment will help sustain SLI’s mission of supporting Latino/a/x high school students with college...

A busy kitten season at the Rockingham Harrisonburg SPCA

The Rockingham Harrisonburg SPCA is offering half-price adoption fees for cats and kittens as they deal with a very busy kitten season. WMRA's Randi B. Hagi reports. From now through the end of Saturday, adult cats at the RHSPCA can be adopted for $25, and kittens for $50. They have a lot of kittens that went to foster homes as babies back in May that are now ready to find a permanent home.

Derecho 2012, Why it’s important to report storm damage

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - June 29, 2012 was supposed to be Rockingham County Fire Chief Robbie Symons last day of work as he retired from the county. After working a full day, Symons went to a ballgame in Bridgewater with his brother. “He kept poking at me, saying something looked...