What's News Today: Tuesday, July 28
(WSLS 10) - Hairston Street in Martinsville will be closed starting Tuesday from Starling Avenue to Pond Street as crews install a new sanitary sewer manhole. The street is expected to reopen on Thursday.
Part of Boones Mill Road in Franklin County will be closed starting Tuesday for bridge replacement. The bridge is a quarter of a mile east of the intersection of Whispering Creek Road, east of Highway 220. A detour will be in place. The road is expected to reopen on August 8th.
The United Way of Central Virginia presents checks Tuesday to three non-profit groups working to end hunger in the region. Checks for nearly $5,500 will be given to Bedford Christian Ministries, Lynchburg Daily Bread and Central Virginia Alliance for Community Living. The money was raised during the group's Lynchburg Cooks event back in April.
Football coaches in Henry County will talk about player safety Tuesday at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. The coaches will learn about concussion management initiatives, hydration and nutrition and heat related illnesses. The hospital started partnering with the schools after launching its sports medicine program to provide treatment and encourage prevention of injuries on the field.
Wythe County Parks and Recreation holds a concussion training workshop on Tuesday. The training is mandatory for all coaches and referees for football and cheer leading. Coches will then train players how to properly tackle to reduce the risk of head injuries. This is the second year the county has required the training.
A Forest man, arrested on child pornography charges will be in court Tuesday for a pre-trial motions hearing. Cameron Boyd was arrested in April. Lynchburg investigators say they downloaded child pornography from Boyd back in 2013. The case was handed over to Bedford once it was determined he lived there. In 2014, investigators seized laptops and digital storage media from Boyd's home.
The Budweiser Summer Series continues at Elmwood Park on Tuesday. Colbie Caillat and Christina Perri will take the stage performing hits from their latest albums. Tickets for the 6 p.m. show remain available.
The Henry County Board of Supervisors holds a public hearing Tuesday night to discuss whether to sale the old Fieldale Community Center or find a new tenant. In April, the board voted to terminate the lease with Fieldale Community Center, Inc. The board will also get an update on financing options for the new Collinsville Distrcit school.
You can eat out Tuesday night and help the Science Museum of Western Virginia. Half of the proceeds from sales at Chipotle between 3-8 p.m. Tuesday will go to the museum. You'll need to either print off a flyer or show it on your smart phone or tell the cashier that you're supporting the Science Museum. Download the flyer.
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