What's News Today: March 8, 2016
(WSLS 10) - Today is National Pancake Day. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.today, you can get a free short stack of pancakes at IHOP. Donations will be accepted with proceeds going to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. The company hopes to rainse more than $3.5 million across the nation. Over the last decade, more than $20 million has been raised. Savannah Lane, the current Miss Virginia will serve pancakes this morning at the Valley View store.
The Virginia Gift Show returns to Wytheville starting today. The event connects wholesale vendors with buyers for gift shops, state parks shops and other businesses. More than 50 booths featuring more than 100 product lines will be there.
The Mount Rogers Health District holds a cholesterol clinic today in Grayson County. A mobile health unit will be parked at the Health Department in Independence. There's a small cost to have tests done including a lipid panel, blood sugar and bone density. Other clinics are scheduled throughout the district this month.
A new route for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline was recently announced. Tonight, there will be an open house and public meeting to talk about the change. The new route will avoid parts of the Monongahela National Forest and George Washington National Forest. The new proposal affects 249 additional landowners in Pocahontas, Highland and Bath Counties. Tonight's meeting takes place in Augusta County with one tomorrow night in Bath County and another on Thursday in Pocahontas County.
The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors meets today to discuss the Mountain Valley Pipeline. In November, the board authorized county staff to file as an intervener with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which gives them legal rights. Supervisors are expected to pass a resolution today supporting the Pipeline Advisory Committee to file comments about the pipeline crossing the Roanoke River and its impacts on the Roanoke watershed.
The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors meets today. The County Administrator will present his proposed budget for next year. The board will also receive a briefing on costs from the two snow events. The January and February snows combined cost the county nearly $46,000 in overtime and operational costs.
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