WMRA News

Jessie Knadler

School is almost out at Rockbridge County High School. But one innovative math teacher gave his students a lesson in geometry that pays homage to the area’s rural heritage.

Kara Lofton

What should be protected speech?  What is hate speech?

Luanne Austin, courtesy of the Black Heritage Project

Many of us may consider Black History only during the month of February.

Courtesy Office of the Attorney General

A new legal opinion from Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says local governments can restrict and even prohibit fracking through their zoning laws.

Project Grows in Augusta County is a youth-oriented community farm.

WMRA's Andrew Jenner tagged along during the 20th Citizen Police Academy in Harrisonburg....

Sefe Emokpae

The Virginia Arts of The Book Center is asking for help for a special project that’s more than a decade in the making.

Scott Lowe

The Arts Council of the Valley oversees much of the effort to foster the arts in the Harrisonburg area.

Kara Lofton

As you probably already know, Sunday is Mother’s Day.

Andrew Jenner

For the past two decades, the City of Harrisonburg has run a citizen police academy to give the public opportunity for an in-depth look at how local police officers do their jobs.

WMRA's Kara Lofton attended Staunton's "Innovate LIVE" conference, in case you missed it...

Jessie Knadler

A new art exhibition at Washington and Lee University in Lexington references a particularly dark period of American history...

Kara Lofton

Until recently in Virginia, when a same-sex couple gave birth to a child that was biologically one of the partners, the other partner had no legal claim to that child, even if the couple had been legally married elsewhere.

At the first Innovate LIVE event in Staunton recently, attendees chose from events as diverse as workshops on social entrepreneurship, farm tours, community sourced conversations and live music at Queen City Brewing. WMRA’s Kara Lofton reports.

In the last installment of our series on homelessness, WMRA’s Kara Lofton talks to local experts about how solving the housing crisis could be the answer to eliminating homelessness in Virginia....

Brandy Somers

The Rocktown Beer and Music Festival in Harrisonburg pairs a variety of local, regional and national craft beers with musical talent that ranges in genre from Americana to funk and rock.

Kara Lofton

In the last installment of our series on homelessness, WMRA’s Kara Lofton talks to local experts about how solving the housing crisis could be the answer to eliminating homelessness in Virginia.

Margee Greenfield

Early every weekday morning, 76 11th and 12th grade students from ten high schools in Harrisonburg, and Page, Rockingham and Shenandoah Counties, head to Mt. Jackson for a different kind of education.  WMRA’s Margee Greenfield went along for the ride to check it out.

It’s still dark.  It’s chilly.  A small group of students are waiting at Turner Ashby High School at 6:45am, for the bus they take every morning to Massanutten Regional Governor’s School, in Mt. Jackson.

[Bus arriving sound]

Andrew Jenner

As a reporter, it's best if you have a pretty clear idea in mind what your story's going to end up being about.

Alcoholism does not define Richard Rose, but his life has certainly been shaped by the addiction.

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