What's News Today for Monday, September 21, 2015

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(WSLS 10) - The community will have a chance to comment tonight at 6 p.m. about a putting a cell tower on the playground at Elon Elementary School in Amherst County. Earlier this month, Milestone Communications presented its plan to the school board including possible risks to student.

Today is the deadline for the city of Danville to file a response in Circuit Court regarding the Confederate Flag. Heritage Preservation Association filed suit to get the flag permanently returned to the grounds on Sutherlin Mansion. The group also filed for an injunction to allow the flag to return until the case is heard.

Governor Terry McAuliffe travels to Grayson County today for two ribbon cutting ceremonies. At 1:45 he will be at McAllister Mills in Independence before travelling to Oak Hall Cap and Gown at 2:45.

If you live in Wythe County, today is your last day to submit a hand crafted Christmas ornament. The ornaments will be judged with the winning ornament being featured on the tree at the Virginia Executive Mansion. The other ornaments will be displayed on the tree in the Wythe County Court House.

Today is the International Day of Peace. Students at Salem Montessori School will honor the day. Students and faculty will participate in Pinwheels for Peace by planting pinwheels with peace messages on them throughout the campus.

Students at Miller Motte Technical College in Lynchburg will perform a mock surgery today. It's part of National Surgical Technologists Week. The Student Association hopes to educate students and the community about the profession.

The Central Virginia Health District offers its annual flu mist vaccines. The vaccine is given to students in Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell Counties as well as Lynchburg City. To get the flu mist, parents need to sign and return district's permission slip which will be sent home with students. The Virginia Department of Health recommends that all kids over six month old get the flu vaccine each year. The cost is $30 with most insurance plans accepted.

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