49ºF

What's News Today for August 11, 2015

photo
(Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - Starting at eight this morning, Route 680 will close so the bridge over Wolf Creek can be replaced between Sleepy Ridge Drive and Von Roy Road. A walking bridge will be installed for people to walk across during construction. Weather permitting, the road will reopen Wednesday afternoon.

Today is Registration Day for Lynchburg City Schools. Parents can go to their child's school to finalize the registration process. You need to bring two proofs of residency. Today is also Orientation Day for 9th graders entering E.C. Glass and Heritage High Schools. It starts at 9 a.m. at both schools.

Martinsville City Council could change the city's Noise Ordinance at its meeting tonight. After receiving complaints from citizens, council will look to make it illegal to use all-terrain vehicles, trail-bikes and go-carts from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Tonight's meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.

The Salem School Board will vote to approve adding a Mandarin Chinese Course at its meeting tonight. In June, we reported that Andrew Lewis Middle School was one of only twenty schools in the nation to receive a grant allowing the school to have a Chinese teacher on staff. The new instructor will teach all grade levels as well as take part in outreach programs with both elementary and high school students.

You can eat out tonight and help a local charity. Fifty percent of proceeds from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Chipotle on Wards Road goes to the United Way of Central Virginia. You'll need to either take a flyer or show it on your phone or you can tell the cashier that you are supporting the United Way. W

In honor of National Community Health Center Week, Piedmont Access to Health Services holds a summer party. It's PATHS' way of giving back to the community. PATHS is a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide healthcare to everyone in south central Virginia regardless of their ability to pay.