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What's News Today: Tuesday, November 17

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(WSLS 10) - The Roanoke Regional Chamber hosts the State of the County Address Tuesday morning. Roanoke County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jason Peters will give an update on accomplishments and plans for the future. The speech begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

The Montgomery County School Board meets Tuesday night to name its new superintendent. The board received 25 applications for the position. Interviews were held in October and earlier this month. The board will also vote on revising its dress code. The new rule bans clothing considered disruptive including the Confederate Flag.

The man charged with murder in the Lyon Sister's case returns to court Tuesday in Bedford County for a pre-trial motions hearing. Lloyd Lee Welch Jr. is charged two counts of first-degree felony murder in the deaths of Katherine and Sheila Lyon. The maximum penalty for these charges is the death penalty.

The City of Lynchburg provides an update Tuesday on its downtown improvement project. The project includes replacing aging utilities and updating sidewalks to create a pedestrian and business friendly downtown. Construction is set to begin in March.

Vinton Town Council holds a public hearing Tuesday night about the future use of Roland Cook School. A developer has filed an application to turn the old school into 21 apartments. The hearing takes place tonight at Town Hall at seven. The building was used as a school from 1915 to 1999.

The city of Salem holds an open house to discuss its plan for downtown. The hope is to make sure the downtown area has a bright future. Throughout the year, the city has held meetings and conducted surveys to see what people and business owners want to see in downtown. The meeting is tonight at the Salem Museum starting at 5:30.