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Event center plans nixed for Cave Hill

HARRISONBURG — A special use permit for an event center on Jacob Burner Road in the McGaheysville area was nixed by the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors last week. On Oct. 8, the supervisors postponed consideration of the special use permit at Cave Hill Farm for Walter and Lisa Hopkins. The permit application was considered again at the Dec. 10 meeting.
The Valley Banner / 12-17-2014

Spotswood takes top theater honors in Group 3A

ELKTON — Spotswood High School won its first ever state championship in theater last week. The Blazers’ 16-student drama team won the 3A Division at the Virginia High School League’s Theater Festival, held Dec. 1 at Monticello High School in Charlottesville.
The Valley Banner / 12-10-2014

Annual EPIC holiday home tour set for Sunday

ELKTON – The Elkton Progressive Improvement Committee’s annual Holiday Home and Church Tour is Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. This year’s tour features three churches, one business and a residence.
The Valley Banner / 12-03-2014

Pilot project allows more technology in local schools

ELKTON – Some local middle schoolers are getting wired… in a good way. Rockingham County Public Schools is in the first year of a 5-year wireless pilot project. Eight middle school teachers have been given a set of iPads, MacBook Air laptops or Google Chromebooks to use in their classrooms.
The Valley Banner / 12-01-2014

Smart Beginnings seeks support

ELKTON — Diar Kaussler is looking for a few good businessmen and women to help with a preschool initiative in eastern Rockingham and Page counties. Kaussler, a woman with Persian lineage who hails from Sweden, has been director of Shenandoah Valley Smart Beginnings for nearly a year and a half.
The Valley Banner / 11-26-2014

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