What's News Today, Thursday, August 1, 2013 - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

What's News Today, Thursday, August 1, 2013

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The ACLU and Lambda Legal will file a federal lawsuit today seeking to end the ban on marriage for same-sex couples in Virginia. The lawyers and clients in the case will have a news conference in Harrisonburg at 10:00 a.m. and in Richmond at 1:30.

Ken Cuccinelli will be in southside throughout the day today visiting energy related businesses to discuss his Energy Plan for Virginia Jobs and Families. He'll also have a coffee town hall at Mary's Diner in Danville at 8:00.

Automakers will report sales figures for July today and analysts estimate an increase of some 15-percent over last July. It would make the strongest July for auto sales in seven years.

Danville's transit system will begin its fee and service schedule changes today. You can find routes and schedules online or at the transfer center along with the discounts available.

Martinsville's interim police chief starts today. Captain Eddie Cassady's will leading the department while the search continues for retired Chief Mark Rogers' permanent replacement.

The Western Virginia Workforce Development Board Youth Council will have a roundtable discussion today about preparing the future workforce. The meeting is from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Roanoke Higher Ed Center.

Today is the day to pre-register for the Roanoke Valley Back 2 School Blast if you're a low income family in need of school supplies. Register from 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Roanoke Rescue Mission or Manna Ministries.

The Lynchburg Campus of National College is having a home-based and small business career and networking fair today in the annex building. It's free and open to the public from 5:30-7:30 p.m..

Q99 is continuing to pack the bus today. Today it's taking place at the Covington & Lexington Walmarts from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m..

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