What's News Today : Friday, August 14

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(WSLS 10) - DJs Brett Sharp and Boomer of 94.9 Star Country broadcast their annual Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon. The funds will go to Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital. Over the past eight years, the radio stations has raised $1.8 million. The radiothon is today from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

DMV2Go will be in Floyd County today. The mobile service travels to area away from traditional DMV offices. You can apply or renew your license, get titles and license plates and order disabled parking placards. It will be at the library in Floyd from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Bedford County Board of Supervisors holds a special meeting today. The board will meet in closed session starting at 9 a.m. to conduct interviews for the County Administrator position. The position has been open since April when Mark Reeter stepped down.

God's Pit Crew will be in several communities again today and tomorrow collecting donations for Blessing Buckets. The five gallon buckets are filled with supplies like food, hygiene and first aid items as well as cleaning supplies. The supply of these buckets has been depleted after sending supplies to Nepal to help earthquake victims and flooding victims in Kentucky and Virginia.

Starting today, a civic hacking event takes place at the Grandin CoLab benefitting some Roanoke based community focused groups. Local software developers will work with seven different groups to improve their information technology systems and build new applications. There will also be workshops for non-profit leaders on how to build a wordpress website, run a successful email campaign and use social media effectively.

The Christiansburg Lions Club holds its annual golf tournament today. Proceeds from the tournament supports the clubs mission to bring glasses and eye exams to local school age children and others in need. It starts at 1 p.m. at the Meadows Golf and Swim Club.

The Salem Rotary Club hosts an event supporting Veterans and families affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. From six to nine tonight at the Salem V-A Medical Center, there will be live music, a cruise-in with classes cars and a candlelight vigil at dusk.

A dedication ceremony takes place this afternoon for the new welcome center at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake. The two story building features a reception area, board room and kitchen. The Hahn Welcome Center is named after former Virginia Tech President Marshall Hahn.

If you're heading to the Salem Red Sox game tonight, you're asked to bring a new or gently used coat to donate to those in need. The team is partnering with the Roanoke Rescue Mission to collect coats for the mission's annual Happy Coats-giving campaign. Last year, the rescue mission provided coats to nearly one thousand people.

The Moss Arts Center hosts a spatial audio showcase tonight. The presentation is the culminating event of the Spacial Audio Workshop that's been held at Virginia Tech featuring a group of sonic technology leaders from around the world. The event is free and starts at 7:30.

Radford City Schools holds its "Be There" Back to School Family Night on Saturday. There will be a football scrimmage, interactive games and prizes as well as food. The movie "the Incredibles" will be shown. It starts at 5 p.m. at Bobcat Stadium. School starts on Wednesday.

Lynchburg City Schools holds a Back to School Celebration on Saturday. Students and families will enjoy a day of fun before heading back to class on Monday. It starts at 10 a.m. at Miller Park and Miller Center.