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What's News Today: Thursday, March 12, 2015

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(WSLS 10) - Roanoke County Fire and Rescue honors a graduate of its Character Academy after she took what she learned to help save her grandfather's life. 

During a snow day in February, Glory Rogers, 12, found that her grandfather had collapsed. Glory jumped into action checking for a pulse and then performing CPR. Her grandfather spent several days in the hospital. His doctors did not find any damage to his heart because of quick action.

Carilion Clinic provides an update on the health of the Lexington and Rockbridge County community on Thursday. This after the health care system conducted an assessment of the overall health needs of the region and what has changed since the survey was last done three years ago. The presentation takes place at 11 a.m. at the Rockbridge Area Health Center.

The Lynchburg Education Foundation hosts its annual Breakfast with the Superintendent Thursday. This gives the chance for businesses and community leaders as well as parents to learn more about the school system's programs. Proceeds from the breakfast benefit the Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation.

Preserve Franklin holds a public forum Thursday night regarding the Mountain Valley Pipeline. You have have the chance to voice your opinion about the proposed pipeline. A panel consisting of a scientist, attorney, law enforcement officer, and environmental activist will provide feedback. Preserve Franklin is a group of concerned citizens standing up for landowner rights and against eminent domain abuse. The meeting takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Redwood United Methodist Church in Rocky Mount.

The William Fleming Girls Basketball Team leaves for Richmond Thursday morning. The team will play in the 4A state Semi-Finals at 3:45 p.m. Roanoke Police will provide a police escort as the team leaves from the parking lot behind the school.