Man Sentenced for Orchestrating Nationwide “Cramming” Scheme

Unauthorized Charges Placed on Victims’ Phone Bills

 FBI It’s a problem that has bedeviled landline telephone users for a while now, but is increasingly causing headaches for mobile phone users as well. It’s called cramming, and it involves a third party placing unauthorized charges on your wired, wireless, or bundled services telephone bill. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) estimates that cramming has impacted tens of millions of American households. (more…)

September 16, 2015

February : The Shenandoah Valley Art Center

Harrisonburg in the Shenandoah Valley The Shenandoah Valley Art Center, during the month of February, as a tribute to art education, is exhibiting the artwork of the Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School Visual Arts Department, located in Fishersville since 2002. The school serves gifted junior and senior high school students of the Augusta County, Staunton, and Waynesboro Public Schools.

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January 27, 2015

1412-26 : Area news, views and reviews update …

Harrisonburg in the Shenandoah Valley We’re back with more news, views and reviews for Harrisonburg, and surrounding areas in the central Shenandoah Valley . . . These in our news department last week :

  • Dominion sues landowners in Va. to survey land for pipeline
  • Lawsuit Filed Following Two Years After Graessle Death
  • Anonymous donor issues kettle challenge in Harrisonburg
  • Wintertime activities in Shenandoah National Park
  • It’s official: The snowy owl is back in Virginia
  • Lawsuit Filed Against Staunton Restaurant
  • Editorial: Taking aim at guns in Virginia
  • Rockingham fairground remains a big draw
  • … and more!

Don’t forget to send in your valley news, views and reviews!

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December 26, 2014

1411-17 Area news, views and reviews update …

Harrisonburg in the Shenandoah Valley We’re back with more news, views and reviews for Harrisonburg, and surrounding areas in the central Shenandoah Valley . . . These in our news department last week :

  • Virginia Health Services to receive Affordable Care Act grant
  • Students and city residents discuss community issues
  • Increased Stormwater Fee Proposed in Harrisonburg
  • Improvements Continuing In Downtown Harrisonburg
  • Tracing History: Uncovering Urban Renewal
  • Maurertown has perfect water for bourbon
  • Public Weighs in On Hotel Madison
  • City hall construction underway
  • Promoting healthy communities

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November 17, 2014

1411-05 : Area news, views and reviews update …

Harrisonburg in the Shenandoah Valley We’re back with more news, views and reviews for Harrisonburg, and surrounding areas in the central Shenandoah Valley . . . what’s up :

  • JMU Nation wants FBS: Whether it makes sense or not
  • The Perfect Three-Day Road Trip Through Virginia
  • Court in Va. examines death row isolation policy
  • Staunton, Augusta County study backyard chickens
  • Harrisonburg considers buying founder’s home

Don’t forget to send in your valley news, views and reviews!

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November 5, 2014

1411-01 Area news, views and reviews update …

Harrisonburg in the Shenandoah Valley Here we are entering the holiday season with Halloween behind us and Thanksgiving on its way in . . . here are just a few notable headlines from the past couple of weeks :

* Virginia Opens Kids In Parks Track Trail, Shenandoah National Park
* JMU Student Charged With Posting Online Threat
* Halloween Candy Buy Back in Harrisonburg
* Valley Economic Development Leader Dies
* Fishing Douthat Lake
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November 1, 2014

News, views and updates for the Shenandoah Valley

Here we go again with a selection of items about the Valley in the past month:
* New Class in Shenandoah Valley Helps Prepare Homeowners For Fires
* BLUE & GRAY: Union troops regain ground lost in surprise attack
* Shenandoah Valley educator named Va. teacher of the year
* Fields of Gold Agritourism Program receives USDA grant
* Shenandoah Fall Foliage Bike Festival in Staunton
* Shenandoah park holiday lighting to continue
* Stargazing in Shenandoah Valley
* Foliage Report: Oct. 16
and more . . .

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October 19, 2014

What’s up in and around Harrisonburg – April

It happened last week — if you have a news, views or review item to share with harrisonburg readers, please pass it along! Among the better news providers we find WSVA, blogs and others in this week’s news : [*] JMU students accepted into intensive summer medical training program
[*] UNCW’s Adams, JMU’s Brewer Honored as CAA Women’s Golfers of the Week – April 9
[*] Staunton City Council Considering Doubling Cigarette Tax
[*] Mulitple Vehicle Accident Closes US 340 in Virginia
[*] Student Suspended After Alleged Facebook Threats
[*] Teams Volunteer For Blacks Run Cleanup Day
[*] Annual Plane Pull Benefits Fairfield Center
[*] Saturday sunrise in the Shenandoah Valley
[*] Farmers wanted for infrastructure survey
[*] Pamela’s Secrets Building Sold
[*] and more . . . (more…)

April 14, 2014

National Ag Day is Tuesday, March 25th

United States Congress Many days, long before the sun rises and long after the sun sets, farmers across the nation are hard at work producing the food and fiber products we rely upon. From the very foundation of the United States to the present day, these hardworking farmers and ranchers have held a place at the core of our economy.
A message from Congressman Bob Goodlatte:

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March 22, 2014

Action for Congress on Executive Overreach

United States Congress Our Constitution is clear: Congress writes our laws, the Judiciary interprets them, and the President enforces them. But for the past five years, President Obama repeatedly has waived, amended, or ignored our laws and has bypassed the Congress, issuing executive decrees from the Oval Office rather than working with Americans’ elected representatives in Congress.

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March 10, 2014