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What's News Today: March 10, 2016

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(WSLS 10) - Improvements are coming to the Roanoke River as groundbreaking takes place today for a new kayak launch. The Roanoke Outside Foundation and the Bridges raised more than $77,000 to pay for the project.

The Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association holds a public meeting tonight about repairing a historic monument. The Stephen Austin Birthplace is almost 20 years old and needs repairs. Work to the project includes replacing flower beds and replacing stones.

If you're looking for a job, the City of Lynchburg is holding a job fair. Representatives from several departments will be there to talk about job opportunities. The fair is tonight from five to eight at Jubilee Family Development Center.

Danville Regional Medical Center and the Danville Police Department are teaming up to offer another safety and crime prevention class. The classes follow a series of neighborhood walks, held after two people were shot in the city, including a doctor. The class starts at noon at the hospital.

The Mount Rogers Health District holds a cholesterol clinic today in Carroll County. A mobile health unit will be parked at the Health Department in Hillsville. 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.

There is an open house and public meeting tonight to talk about a route change to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The new route will avoid parts of two U.S. Forests, but affects 249 additional landowners. Tonight's meeting takes place at Showshoe Resort's Mountain Lodge Ballroom.

You will get the chance tonight to hear from the people running for city council in Roanoke. The Raleigh Court Neighborhood Association hosts a forum tonight. WSLS 10's John Carlin will moderate the discussion. It begin at 7 p.m. at Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church.

Attorney General Mark Herring joins the Roanoke City Police Department and Sheriff's Office today for Coffee with a Cop. The event allows law enforcement to interact with people living in the city in a relaxed environment to build relationships. The event begins at 8 a.m. at the McDonalds on Hershberger Road.

The Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation holds its annual Breakfast with the Superintendent today. This year's program will talk about the new Heritage High School. Superintendent Dr. Scott Brabrand and Assistant Superintendent Benjamin Copeland are expected to speak.