September is suicide prevention awareness month

The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office would like to recognize that September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

This means that you should be the one to help spread the word and learn actions that we can all take to prevent suicide.

The goal is to always try to change the conversation to suicide prevention, spread awareness, and give hope.

Please remember you are NOT alone.

You are NOT a burden.

You DO have a purpose.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency or are thinking about self-harm, please call 911.

If you are having suicidal thoughts or are concerned about somebody else, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8455.

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Laurel Ridge prepares for annual 5K

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Laurel Ridge Community College is getting ready for their annual 5k run or walk to benefit student scholarships.

The 5k will begin at 9 am at the Student Union Building on Saturday, September, 16.

Registration is now open with a link available here 

Early registration ends September 1st but you can register up to 8:40 am on race day.

Awards will be given to the top three males and females in each of the 8 age groups ranging from 10 and under to 70 and over.

Due to the multi-surface course, no pets or strollers are allowed.

After the race, participants are invited back to the Student Union Building for refreshments.

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FCSO officer named guest speaker at Distracted Driving Summit

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The 10th Annual Distracted Driving Summit by Drive Smart Virginia is getting ready for their event in Blacksburg this September and recently announced one of their guest speakers.

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Warren Gosnell was added to the list of special guests to speak at the event.

Lt. Gosnell was chosen thanks to his 26 years of experience in law enforcement with an emphasis on traffic safety and enforcement.

The summit will focus on how Virginia can reverse the trend of an increase in distracted driving cases around the state since 2020.

While the event is aimed towards police officers and first responders, it is open to any community member who would like to attend.

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