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What's News Today, Thursday, August 8, 2013

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The President will hold a bilateral meeting with Antonis Samaras in the Oval office. The president will also show support for Greece's efforts to reform its economy.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center will release an updated forecast for the hurricane season this morning. So far, there have been four tropical storms in the Atlantic, and no hurricanes but historically peak activity happens from mid August to October.

Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and Virginia State Senator John Edwards will do a walking tour of Grandin Village at 3:30 p.m.. They'll discuss Gubernatorial Candidate Terry McAuliffe's small business plans.

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Bocce Ball tournament is this afternoon at 3:00. More than 40 teams of local businesses and organizations will play at Home Deport Field in Blacksburg to raise money for chamber programs.

City Market at the River is tonight from 4 - 7 p.m. at River's Edge on Reserve Ave. Local farmers market vendors and food trucks will all be there.

EventZone's Party in the Park begins tonight at 5:30 at Daleville Town Center. Admission is $6.00 and free for children 12 and under.

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