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20-Yard Dash: Staunton

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - This fall, a staple of the Staunton football program is making his head coaching debut for the Storm. Michael Bell Jr. was a standout player for formerly named Robert E. Lee High School before competing for Concord University. After his playing career, Bell returned to the Valley where he spent the past 12 years leading the JV football team in Staunton.
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Mayor calls on community to help Open Doors; Council considers transportation changes

Mayor Deanna Reed on Tuesday expressed concerns for Open Doors, the local low-barrier homeless shelter. The organization has shifted its shelter from several locations in recent years, from churches to JMU at the start of the pandemic to the former Red Front grocery store building, then back to JMU this summer. But come Aug. 15, Open Doors will once again be in the market for space to run the shelter.
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Twenty-six Virginia health centers to receive $1.7 million in federal funding

The American Rescue Plan will provide $1,768,500 in federal funding for health centers across Virginia. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced Tuesday that the funding will enable health centers to advance health equity through better data collection and reporting, as well as support data modernization efforts to better identify and respond to patient and community needs through improved data quality.

13 years in prison for killing seven year old

A Harrisonburg man will spend 13 years in prison for causing a crash that killed a seven-year-old boy nearly a year ago. According to online records, Tony Nolasco was actually sentenced to 20 years in prison during a hearing Friday in Rockingham County Circuit Court. However, seven of those years were suspended.

Bridgewater Town Council approves pharmacy and townhome projects

BRIDGEWATER, Va. (WHSV) - Bridgewater’s Town Council had the chance to hear from residents Tuesday night. The council held two public hearings before beginning its regularly scheduled meeting. The public hearings were for the sale of land that would turn a portion of the former Sergio’s pizza property into a Rite Aid.

“The Great American Recipe” Underscores Food Culture in VA

Even in record high summer temperatures, great food has the ability to bring people out of the house and keep them there. Earlier this summer, in promotion of its new PBS TV show, “The Great American Recipe,” VPM hosted a series of cooking demos in Harrisonburg, Richmond, and Charlottesville with local chefs from each respective area.

Waynesboro police arrest Crozet man on several firearms charges

WAYNESBORO (WINA) – Waynesboro Police have arrested a Crozet man on several weapons charges. Police say they initially responded shortly after 11:30 Friday night to a report of shots fired in the 100 block of Osage Lane… whic is the location of Moe’s Southwest Grill. Police don’t say if shots were fired inside or outside the building, but they started an investigation and identified 38-year old Hampton Lamar Smith of Crozet as the suspect.

JMU quarterback battle continues as fall season approaches

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - On Tuesday, the Dukes took the field for official practice as they prepare to make their Sun Belt debut this fall. The three-way competition for the quarterback position continues as the Dukes look to fill the void left by veteran James Madison alum Cole Johnson, who finished his JMU campaign second in career passing touchdowns.

Books & Brews September 13, 2022

WMRA’s September 2022 Books & Brews will feature author Jonathan M. Katz discussing his book, Gangsters of Capitalism: Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the Making and Breaking of America’s Empire. Learn about the seeds of American imperialism and how events from over 100 years ago remain a vital force today shaping politics and culture across the globe.

‘Bots split with Flyboys in final two games of season

The Danville Otterbots’ season came to a close this weekend, and in a doubleheader vs. the Greenville Flyboys, the ‘Bots were able to split. The ‘Bots were able to jump out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first when Patrick Keighran scored an RBI, scoring Cayden Brumbaugh. AJ Zaccareo got himself an RBI from a sacrifice fly to left, scoring Jevin Relaford.

Applied Public History and Archaeology

Grace Gordon is from Alexandria, Virginia, a city brimming with historic sites and museums on the Potomac River waterfront. Still, she largely took the city’s history for granted until enrolling in a World History course taught by Maritza Mullervy at Bishop Ireton High School. Mullervy’s class changed Gordon’s perspective on history: transforming it from a litany of names and dates into a fascinating story of human development and the movement of cultures. “Choosing not to learn and understand the history that came before us is like opening a book in the middle. You can’t just read from there and expect to make sense of it. You need to know what happened before in order to make sense of the world that exists now.”