What's News Today: Monday, August 31

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(WSLS 10) - Liberty University breaks ground on its Freedom Tower on Monday, which will house its School of Divinity. The building will be 272 feet tall, which the university says will make it the tallest building in Lynchburg. The ground breaking takes place at 10:30 a.m.

Danville Transit System launches a new automated interactive phone system Monday. The system will inform those who reserved a spot of their scheduled boarding time. The city says it was put in place to improve customer service. Those using the system will be able to confirm or cancel their trip for the next day. The system will send notifications Monday through Saturday.

There's a new place to eat out in Lynchburg on Monday. McAlister's Deli opens its newest location on Wards Ferry Road in Lynchburg. A portion of the proceeds of sales through September 6th will be given to Lynchburg Daily Bread which serves hot meals to those in need.

Now that Radford University is back in session, regular bus service resumes Monday in the city. A few routes will see changes. Route 20 will operate later until 9:40. Bus frequency increases on Route 60. Route 40 will expand its hours with some stops no longer being serviced. That route will now stop at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center.

The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors continues its two day meeting today in Arlington. The board is expected to talk about its six year Capital Outlay plan, state budget requests and expansion of the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Data Center. The board will also review plans for research facilities at Kentland Farm.