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No. 9 Villanova tops No. 2 James Madison 28-27 in FCS

Oct. 09, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Daniel Smith and Rayjoun Pringle combined on a 57-yard touchdown for the winning points late in the third quarter, and the Villanova defense shut out James Madison in the second half for a 28-27 upset in a Top 25 FCS showdown on Saturday. James...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 01, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Abingdon 28, Central - Wise 21 Albemarle 44, Orange County 0 Amherst County 39, Granby 14 Appomattox 48, Altavista 10 Atlantic Shores Christian 33, Nansemond-Suffolk 7 ...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 25, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Abingdon 34, Tennessee, Tenn. 14 Amelia County 63, Bluestone 0 Amherst County 35, Jefferson Forest 13 Appomattox 63, Dan River 12 Atlantic Shores Christian 47, Catholic High...

Child care workers’ love helps them through industry issues

Sep. 19, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Carla Hart showed up to the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Child Day Care Center for a job shadow when she was a junior at Broadway High School. Now, 27 years later, she is still showing up to the job she fell in love with nearly three decades ago at...

Confederate statue to be moved from Maryland courthouse lawn

Sep. 15, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

EASTON, Md. (AP) — A Confederate monument is set to be moved from a courthouse lawn on Maryland’s Eastern Shore after local officials voted Tuesday night to relocate it to a Virginia battleground. The Talbot County Council voted 3-2 to approve a resolution to move...

Johnson has 4 TDs, Ratke breaks record, JMU routs Maine 55-7

Sep. 11, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Cole Johnson threw four touchdowns passes to lead third-ranked James Madison to a 55-7 rout of Maine on Saturday. Johnson, who had five TD passes in James Madison's (2-0, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association) season-opening win against Morehead...

Virginia woman a third generation animal laboratory employee

Sep. 11, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Aleta Kimble Reedy has spent the majority of her life within the walls of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Regional Animal Health Laboratory in Harrisonburg. Her grandmother, Hilda Lambert, worked as a laboratory...

Johnson throws 5 TDs, helps JMU rout Morehead St. 68-10

Sep. 04, 2021 21:45 PM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Cole Johnson matched a program record with five touchdown passes, leading second-ranked James Madison in a 68-10 rout of Morehead State on Saturday night in a season opener. Kaelon Black had 100 yards rushing for the Dukes. Latrele Palmer added...

Vietnam, World War II veterans recall experiences abroad

Jul. 31, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — It’s been 53 years since Larry Ritchie, 76, fought as a U.S. Army private during the Vietnam War. But the experiences he recalled while sitting in his living room were as fresh as the day he endured them. He remembered the lights and sounds of...