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The Winchester Star

Tomorrow in The Star (6/17): The City of Winchester unveiled an interpretive historical marker (pictured) in Jim Barnett Park recognizing the decorated WWI veteran and outstanding baseball player Spottswood Poles, Anna Merod writes. Madisyn Mettenburg, a Clarke County High School alum, is headed to South Korea in July for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant award, Anna Merod reports. Also, Doug Lawrence, a local farmer, is running for Barbara Byrd's Russell District seat on the Clarke Board of Supervisors, Mickey Powell writes.

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Tomorrow in The Star (6/17): The City of Winchester unveiled an interpretive historical marker (pictured) in Jim Barnett Park recognizing the decorated WWI veteran and outstanding baseball player Spottswood Poles, Anna Merod writes. Madisyn Mettenburg, a Clarke County High School alum, is headed to South Korea in July for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant award, Anna Merod reports. Also, Doug Lawrence, a local farmer, is running for Barbara Byrds Russell District seat on the Clarke Board of Supervisors, Mickey Powell writes.

Photo by Anna Merod/The Winchester Star

Reservoir St. at the railroad tracks next to Hardee's (MLK Way and Reservoir St.) will be closed for track maintenance starting at 7 a.m. on June 18th through June 19th. Motorists are urged to plan ahead and choose an alternate route.

Please see the City's website for more information...
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Reservoir St. at the railroad tracks next to Hardees (MLK Way and Reservoir St.) will be closed for track maintenance starting at 7 a.m. on June 18th through June 19th. Motorists are urged to plan ahead and choose an alternate route.

Please see the Citys website for more information...

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Happy Fathers Day from all of us at the WPD.

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Happy Fathers Day to all of Winchesters Finest Dads!

Happy day to you all.

Happy Father's Day.

And the same to you all. Thank you for your service!!!!

To all of the Winchesters Police Officers Happy Father's Day Thank you for your service be safe out there God Bless you all

And same to you all.

Happy fathers day God blees

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Happy Father's Day

Happy Father’s day

The SCSO staff would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Father's Day. ... See MoreSee Less

The SCSO staff would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Fathers Day.

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Happy Fathers Day to you and all the Fathers on your staff who are away from their family today keeping us safe and for everyday looking out for all of us! God bless!

Happy Fathers Day to all of you.

Same to all of you and a safe day !!

On behalf of the Augusta County Sheriff's Office, we would like to wish a Happy Father's Day to everyone. We hope you enjoy your day! ... See MoreSee Less

On behalf of the Augusta County Sheriffs Office, we would like to wish a Happy Fathers Day to everyone. We hope you enjoy your day!

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Happy fathers day to ya'll. Thanks for all ya'll do for us. God bless you all!

Happy Father’s Day to all

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father's Day to all!! 😊

Happy Father's Day to all.

Happy Father's Day to you and the staff

Happy Father's Day to you all

Happy Father's day to you all as well.

Happy Father’s Day dad 😒 (if you see this)

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Virginia State Police

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#Missing Chad H. Austin's parents, brother, and extended family along with Buena Vista Police Department Chief Keith Hartman today briefed area media about the ongoing search in Amherst, Virginia at #PantherFalls trail east of the #BlueRidgeParkway. Roughly 80 search & rescue teams, Amherst County Sheriff's Office, Virginia Department of Emergency Management & #VSP personnel involved in Saturday's ongoing search efforts. If anyone has any information about Chad Austin or recalls seeing him, his silver Hyaundai Tiburon, or beloved #K9, Gunner, before and/or during the 2019 #MemorialDayWeekend, plz call 911. No tip is too small or insignificant.
Bring Chad Austin Home Rockbridge County, Virginia #AmherstCounty Blue Ridge Parkway / Great Smokies Guide Blue Ridge Parkway Association Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge Appalachian National Scenic Trail AppalachianTrail.com
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I was really hoping they would have found out something by now. Best wishes for good news...

Praying for his safe return

Prayers for Chad and his family 🙏🏻

Prayers for safe return of your loved one 🙏🏻🙏🏻

Prayers for his return 🙏🙏

Has anyone taken HIS DOG up there? just wondering take his dog up there let him/her search. that dog knows his sent best..

Continued prayers for Chad and you all......

Prayers to the family 🙏🏻

Continued prayers for Chad and family

Prayers for workers, Chad and family.

Prayers he is found

Prayers he will be found today..

Continued prayers

Prayers for all.

Prayers for the searchers and for the family. Prayers for Chad!!

Prayers for you David and Ellen.

Continued Prayers

Continued prayers

Prayers Chad is found safe👏👏👏

Praying for direction for those searching and peace for those waiting his return

Praying you find this young man safe and get him home

Continued prayers

Prayeren for god to lead him safely home

Praying for your precious family:)

Prayers this man is Found. Thank you for all You Do 💙

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HPD District 7 Community Walk:

On Thursday, June 20th at 5:30 p.m., the Harrisonburg Police Department, along with other city departments will be participating in a community walk. This event provides an opportunity for officers and community stakeholders to go door to door connecting with residents through conversation.

The areas of focus for the walk will be HPD’s District 7, to primarily include Central Avenue and connecting streets from Laurel Street to Middlebrook Street. This is the fifth of many community walks to take place in the coming months. HPD encourages community members to walk and engage with officers who work in their district by asking questions, sharing information and learning about resources available to them.

The ‘Community Walk’ program was established to help bring together law enforcement and the citizens it serves with the goal of building mutual trust. “The event fits with our Community Policing philosophy,” says Chief of Police Eric English. “We’re taking community engagement and dialogue to our citizens, in their neighborhoods, with no set agenda; giving everyone a chance to discuss issues and learn more about each other.”

Remember to stay up to date with road closures, breaking news, crime prevention tips and community events by following us on Twitter @HarrisonburgPD or Facebook at Harrisonburg Police Department.
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HPD District 7 Community Walk:

On Thursday, June 20th at 5:30 p.m., the Harrisonburg Police Department, along with other city departments will be participating in a community walk. This event provides an opportunity for officers and community stakeholders to go door to door connecting with residents through conversation.
 
The areas of focus for the walk will be HPD’s District 7, to primarily include Central Avenue and connecting streets from Laurel Street to Middlebrook Street. This is the fifth of many community walks to take place in the coming months. HPD encourages community members to walk and engage with officers who work in their district by asking questions, sharing information and learning about resources available to them.
 
The ‘Community Walk’ program was established to help bring together law enforcement and the citizens it serves with the goal of building mutual trust. “The event fits with our Community Policing philosophy,” says Chief of Police Eric English. “We’re taking community engagement and dialogue to our citizens, in their neighborhoods, with no set agenda; giving everyone a chance to discuss issues and learn more about each other.”
 
Remember to stay up to date with road closures, breaking news, crime prevention tips and community events by following us on Twitter @HarrisonburgPD or Facebook at Harrisonburg Police Department.

OFFICER OF THE MONTH

Patrolman First Class Mike Jones has been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Officer of the Month for June 2019.

Read more at:
www.martinsburgpd.org/officer-of-the-month/
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OFFICER OF THE MONTH

Patrolman First Class Mike Jones has been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Officer of the Month for June 2019.  

Read more at:
http://www.martinsburgpd.org/officer-of-the-month/

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He should be the officer of the month every month! He does so much for the community!!

Congratulations Officer Jones Thank you for being Kind to so many

Congratulations Officer Jones! Thank you for all you do.

Congratulations. Thank you for your service.

Congratulations Officer Jones thank you for your service.

Congratulations and thanks for your service!

Congratulations Officer Jones

Congrats Officer Jones! Thank you for your service.

Patrolman First Class Mike Jones. Thank you so very much for your service

Congratulations🎉🎈 Thanks for your service

Congratulations Officer Jones!

Congratulations Patrolman First Class Jones! Thank you for your service.

What a goober. Love ya brotha. Congrats

Congratulations Jones!

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congrats

Mike way to go ! congrats

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congratulations Jones!

Congratulations officer Jones

Congratulations!!

Congratulations and thank you !

Congratulations

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1 day ago

Berkeley County, WV Sheriff's Office

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stay safe !!

Stay safe, get home safe

Nice ride ...as long as im not in it....lol

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Berkeley County, WV Sheriff's Office

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wonderful! plz be safe!

Thanks for all that you do!

No more Office or Department issues I see

On 6/14/2019, Lyndon Wolverton, 27 years old, was arrested on Shenandoah County Circuit Court Indictments from 2016 for the following charges:

5 counts of Felony Breaking and Entering
5 counts of Felony Conspiracy Breaking and Entering
5 counts of Felony Grand Larceny
5 counts of Felony Conspiracy Grand Larceny
3 counts of Felony Destruction of Property.

Wolverton is being held without bond.

Case #16-29800, 16-24016, 16-27637, 16-23950, 16-23107
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On 6/14/2019, Lyndon Wolverton, 27 years old, was arrested on Shenandoah County Circuit Court Indictments from 2016 for the following charges:

5 counts of Felony Breaking and Entering
5 counts of Felony Conspiracy Breaking and Entering 
5 counts of Felony Grand Larceny
5 counts of Felony Conspiracy Grand Larceny 
3 counts of Felony Destruction of Property.

Wolverton is being held without bond.

Case #16-29800, 16-24016, 16-27637, 16-23950, 16-23107

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Lock him up and throw away the key.

Keep up the great work, and thank you for keeping us safe & secure.💕

He looks like a fine upstanding citizen, that should be incarcerated for at least 30 years no parole.

5 counts of each??? Probably not his first 5 or his last 5...just the 5 that got him arrested! Can we hope a lil prison time straightens him out? Let us hope!!!!!

He will do more time than the lady from Front Royal that stole over 20mill

Good!

Good work. Keep him off the streets

I'm sorry but that's just plain gross!

Tell you what I hope it's not methed up to say but he looks like a weineeeeer ...winner...you know your gonna get somewhere in life with neck tats ...nothing screams convicted felon like neck tats...ahhhh I'll stop

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Tomorrow in The Star (6/15): Literacy Volunteers threw a celebration (pictured) for newly minted citizens at Grace Lutheran Church, Onofrio Castiglia writes. The Frederick County Board of Supervisors is considering a $20 million replacement of the county's emergency radio system, Brian Brehm reports. Also, a Frederick County man has admitted to shaking his baby causing blindness and permanent brain damage, Evan Goodenow writes.

Pictured: New American citizen Lydia Solano, left, formerly of Costa Rica, who passed her citizenship test and was naturalized Oct. 16, 2018, waves the American flag she was given during the Literacy Volunteers' Second Annual Citizenship Celebration on Friday. At right is her best friend, Hilda Storm, who emigrated from Mexico and was naturalized more than 40 years ago. Both women live in Winchester.

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Tomorrow in The Star (6/15): Literacy Volunteers threw a celebration (pictured) for newly minted citizens at Grace Lutheran Church, Onofrio Castiglia writes. The Frederick County Board of Supervisors is considering a $20 million replacement of the countys emergency radio system, Brian Brehm reports. Also, a Frederick County man has admitted to shaking his baby causing blindness and permanent brain damage, Evan Goodenow writes. 

Pictured: New American citizen Lydia Solano, left, formerly of Costa Rica, who passed her citizenship test and was naturalized Oct. 16, 2018, waves the American flag she was given during the Literacy Volunteers Second Annual Citizenship Celebration on Friday. At right is her best friend, Hilda Storm, who emigrated from Mexico and was naturalized more than 40 years ago. Both women live in Winchester.

Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star

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Congratulations to the individuals who received American citizenship. Hard work and desire paid off. Bill Storm you know right that you can only receive Social Security if you have paid in? That goes for you,me and the "old lady".

So te old lady is a new american ? Guess next week she will want social security to start.

Good on them for doing it right

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Each head represents 1 report made to SVSS. A total of 1,455 reports of Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation were received by Shenandoah Valley Social Services between July 1, 2018- June 1, 2019.

Thank you to the Augusta County Sheriffs Office, Greater Augusta Coalition Against Adult Abuse, and SVSS- APS unit for sponsoring this poignant display of the “Silent Epidemic” affecting our community. Abuse of older and vulnerable adults is just as prevalent as Child Abuse.

Speak up, Speak Out and Report!
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This is such a horrible act. Thanks for bringing awareness 💙

Thank you for bringing awareness

The best APS team and the best Sheriff's office looking after our most vulnerable adults!!!!

Thank you

Doug Miller

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Can you identify the woman in this photo, suspected of shoplifting from GO Calendars at Apple Blossom Mall? If so, please contact Ofc. Handl at 540-662-4131 and reference incident #19023321. Anonymous tips can be submitted through the P3 App or by calling 540-665-TIPS (8477). ... See MoreSee Less

Can you identify the woman in this photo, suspected of shoplifting from GO Calendars at Apple Blossom Mall? If so, please contact Ofc. Handl at 540-662-4131 and reference incident #19023321. Anonymous tips can be submitted through the P3 App or by calling 540-665-TIPS (8477).

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Tiffany Pifer

Marie Jackson

That’s Robin D. Place

Dillon Amadon

Why does GO Calendar have a camera 1000X better than the banks seem to?

STOP SNITCHING!!!!! MIND YOUR BUSINESS ITS A DAM CALENDER.

She's gonna get 12 months for stealing a calendar lol

I don’t know but it looks like that one kid is about to crawl under there and stay a while

Should be easy to catch....too fat to run.

It’s Ma’annnn

Looks like the kid is up to no good too

Looks innocent to me 😏

She could have got it for half off

Birdie Cantrell does that look like amber paul 1st wife sister

Wow all the adult bullying is just sad and pathetic. SMDH

A thief is a thief no matter how minor theft is dishonest and illegal . Don’t rationalize it being okay because it’s a calendar.

We don’t work for you, you work for us. Figure it out yourselves.

Did she really need a calender that bad?? Hard times my friends, hard times indeed.

suspected? maybe you should get some proof before blasting their picture on the internet with that kind of accusation.

Becky(Roseanne)that you?

She was in the mall today when 3 cops where in the calendar store

Is that Darlene Conner🤣

Another scum bag

Child playing on the floor

Beluga

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Traffic Alert

The Blue Ridge Classic Soap Box Derby will be held June 15th, 2019. The following streets will be no parking areas from 4:30 AM to 7:00 PM on event day June 15th, 2019:

No Parking

Maple Ave at Main Street east on Main Street to Race Ave
Federal Street at Arch Ave north to Lumos Plaza
Federal Street at South Wayne Ave north to Lumos Plaza

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We also need help setting up that morning at 5am if anyone would like to come out and help us. It would be much appreciated.

We appreciate your help Waynesboro Police Department!

Skyler Walker

Detective J. Shaver and School Resource Officer R. Boyce both spent time with the students participating in the summer enrichment program at William Perry Elementary. Detective J. Shaver put on a K9 demonstration with his partner “Barkley,” and SRO R. Boyce gave a very informative presentation on law enforcement functions. The students had a great time learning about their police department. ... See MoreSee Less

Detective J. Shaver and School Resource Officer R. Boyce both spent time with the students participating in the summer enrichment program at William Perry Elementary. Detective J. Shaver put on a K9 demonstration with his partner “Barkley,” and SRO R. Boyce gave a very informative presentation on law enforcement functions.  The students had a great time learning about their police department.Image attachment

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Warren County Sheriff's Office

Officers Erin and Nations stopped by to show off our most distinguished bonded pair, Ralph and Flora!

Officers Nations and Erin are School Resource Officers keeping the kiddos safe at school.

Ralph and Flora are wonderfully friendly seniors who must stay together. Hopefully with YOU!
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This cat was found at an empty residence in the area of Shangri-La. If this is your cat Please contact the Humane Society or Warren County Animal Control. ... See MoreSee Less

This cat was found at an empty residence in the area of Shangri-La. If this is your cat Please contact the Humane Society or Warren County Animal Control.

Congratulations to Dispatcher M.D. Simpkins and Dispatcher S.R. Dodge on recently graduating from Basic Communications Officer training! ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Dispatcher M.D. Simpkins and Dispatcher S.R. Dodge on recently graduating from Basic Communications Officer training!

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Woot woot!!

Congrats. officers. Well done.

Congratulations- such an important role in public safety!

Congratulations !

Great job!

Congrats 🎊🎉🍾!

congratulations

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6/10/2019 UPDATE- Haylee was located safely. Thank you for your assistance.

The Staunton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile.

Haylee Bennett is a 15-year-old female. She is approximately 5’6” and 135 pounds and has pierced ears. Haylee was last seen on Tannehill St. in Staunton on June 8th at approximately 9 pm.

If you have information regarding Haylee Bennett’s whereabouts please contact the Staunton Police Department at 540-332-3842.
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6/10/2019 UPDATE- Haylee was located safely.  Thank you for your assistance. 

The Staunton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile.

Haylee Bennett is a 15-year-old female. She is approximately 5’6” and 135 pounds and has pierced ears. Haylee was last seen on Tannehill St. in Staunton on June 8th at approximately 9 pm.

If you have information regarding Haylee Bennett’s whereabouts please contact the Staunton Police Department at 540-332-3842.Image attachment

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Shared in Waynesboro praying for a safe return

Thank God for answered prayers

Shared from Grottoes. Prayers for safe return

Prayers going up

Buena Vista prayers for safe return

Praying for safe return.

Prayers. Haylee, your family is waiting for you.

Shared, praying for her safe return.

Prayers going up that she be found safe and Im going to share this on my wall...

Prayers

Shared natural Bridge

Thank you Jesus

I taught her in preschool!!! Praying for her to be found or to come home on her own.

Shared in Winchester. Godspeed home young lady!

Shared Berryville

Praying hard that she will be found.......Jesus take the wheel.....Amen !!!!

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Its 2019- you publish a better photo- hopefully she is found safe

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Shared in Middlebrook VA

Shared in Lynchburg area

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Shared in Dooms area

Why was she missing for so long and we wouldn't tell her parents where she was.

Shared in Lexington

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On June 4th these two unknown individuals went in the piggly wiggly in Stonewall and scammed the clerk for 400$. If anyone recognizes these two please contact the sheriffs office front desk or the crime stoppers hotline!!

We want our people to be vigilant, we’ve also had reports of people calling and claiming to be with publishers clearing house and other organizations. Please do not give out your personal information, just hang up !!
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On June 4th these two unknown individuals went in the piggly wiggly in Stonewall and scammed the clerk for 400$. If anyone  recognizes these two please contact the sheriffs office front desk or the crime stoppers hotline!! 

We want our people to be vigilant, we’ve also had reports of people calling and claiming to be with publishers clearing house and other organizations. Please do not give out your personal information, just hang up !!Image attachment

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If they would stay off their phones and pay attention crazy stuff might not happen

scammed the cashier? was this a forged check? counterfeit bills? i am confused.....but! still not a good situation at all

The store needs a better security camera.

Looks like they need some higher quality cameras lol

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REALLY??? BS

Must be Working together

How exactly did two individuals scam a cashier out of $400.00? Was the cashier not paying attention? Was it a bad check did they steal something ? $400.00 Isa lot of money to Sam someone out of. If it was a bad check or stolen check the system would have denied the check when ran through the register. Was it counterfit money?

How she gets scamed sounds like a scam

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This morning runners with the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office and Harrisonburg Police Department left Harrisonburg with the Special Olympics Virginia torch. Today, they will carry the torch to Verona where it will be handed off to Law Enforcement in Augusta County and continue its way to the opening ceremony in Richmond. ... See MoreSee Less

This morning runners with the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office and Harrisonburg Police Department left Harrisonburg with the Special Olympics Virginia torch.  Today, they will carry the torch to Verona where it will be handed off to Law Enforcement in Augusta County and continue its way to the opening ceremony in Richmond.Image attachment

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Great to All

Thanks officers and runners

This morning the Special Olympics torch was passed off to us by our Law Enforcement friends in Shenandoah County. Today, area Law Enforcement will carry the torch from New Market to Harrisonburg as the Law Enforcement Torch Run travels down Route 11 through Rockingham County. The run will resume tomorrow morning in Harrisonburg and will continue down Route 11 through southern Rockingham County where it will be passed to Law Enforcement in Augusta County.

Each year Law Enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the “Flame of Hope” across the state and into the Opening Ceremony in Richmond to kick off the Summer Games.
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This morning the Special Olympics torch was passed off to us by our Law Enforcement friends in Shenandoah County.  Today, area Law Enforcement will carry the torch from New Market to Harrisonburg as the Law Enforcement Torch Run travels down Route 11 through Rockingham County.  The run will resume tomorrow morning in Harrisonburg and will continue down Route 11 through southern Rockingham County where it will be passed to Law Enforcement in Augusta County.  

Each year Law Enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the “Flame of Hope” across the state and into the Opening Ceremony in Richmond to kick off the Summer Games.Image attachment

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Thank you for caring.

God Bless You All

Ashley Cruce

Love to see them running for an a different cause not arresting but helping

Proud of you all

Yes great job I videoed it

Proud of you all

awsome so glad you guys do this with these special Olympic athletes.

Proud of you all

Awesome 👍 👍👍 👍👍 👍👍 👍. 5 of our Athletes in Harrisonburg will be running in the am.

Where is the next stop today?

When they arrive in H'burg today & when they get ready to run tomorrow, come on out to show your support & encouragement.

Way to go guys !!!!

thanks

Torch will arrive on NORTH Mason Street in Harrisonburg today between 1:30 and 2:30 pm

They ran past my house as I was setting on my porch swing with Red cat Miller.

Approx what time will they be coming by Martz Rd in Lacey Springs?

John Smothers

Steve Knight

Kazan misses running in this event.

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We had a good visit with Congressman Guest today! It is good to have representatives in Washington who support law enforcement!

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Amen

Muchas felicidades y bendiciones desde Chile

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