What's News Today: December 8, 2015

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(WSLS 10) - The Lynchburg Fire Department presents a check today in the fight against breast cancer. The money will be given to Centra Foundation's Mammograms Annually A Must Program which organizes and funds mammography screenings and supports media awareness campaigns. The money was raised through the fire departments Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirt Campaign.

LewisGale Montgomery and Relay for Life light The Tree of Hope tonight at six. The tree honors cancer survivors and remembers those who lost their battle with the disease. The names on personalized ornaments on the the will be read. Ornaments can still be ordered through Christmas.

The Salem School Board meets tonight to approve the calendar for the next school year. The proposed calendar has school starting on September 6th, which is the day after Labor Day and ending on June 14th. Students will get two week off in December for the Winter Break.

The Wythe County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing tonight about borrowing $5 million to pay for a new Expo Center. In October, we reported that the county received a $750,000 grant to help fund the project near Interstate 81. Plans include soccer fields, livestock barns and a 5,000 seat arena.

More good news will come to Martinsville and Henry County today. The Economic Development Corporation will make an announcement this morning at 11 about economic development.

A Rocky Mount man will be sentenced today for hanging a noose in his front yard. Jack Turner was convicted in September and was allowed to remain free with the condition of good behavior. Last week, he was accused of putting up a sign that the sheriff's department says was intimidating to others saying "Got Rope?".

The Boys and Girls Club of the Blue Ridge holds its annual fundraiser dinner tonight. Paralympian Blake Leeper will be the guest speaker. Next year, he hopes to be the first American to compete in both the Paralympic and Olympic Games. The crowd will also hear from three member impacted by the club.

The Small Business Division of the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation holds a workshop to help business owners understand the benefits of the Enterprise Zone. Those attending will learn the benefits from both state and local governments in addition to capital investment and job creation requirements and application timelines.