What's News Today: March 18, 2016
(WSLS 10) - The Danville Regional Medical Center holds another neighborhood walk this week. The walk takes place at Third Avenue Congregational Church. The community walks, along with a vigil, started last month after two people, including a doctor, were shot. The hospital says by coming together, the area can achieve great things like a crime free community.
Elton John is in concert at the Berglund Center in Roanoke tonight. If you plan to attend the show, you'll need a parking pass to park at the Berglund Center. If you don't have one, you can park for free at the Elmwood Parking Garage or pay $3 to park in the Church Avenue Garage. Shuttles will then take you to the Berglund Center. Expect traffic backups on Orange Avenue and Williamson Road.
The star of the Discovery Channel's "Moonshiners" and maker of Climax Moonshine, Tim Smith, will greet fans today. You can meet him today at the Virginia ABC store in Chatham from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. In 2015, Virginia ABC stores sold nearly 32,000 cases of moonshine. In 2014, Smith's product was names number one in a taste test of legal moonshine by the Huffington Post.
Rockbridge County's Fire and E-M-S director appears in court today. According to arrest warrants, Brandon Mitchell was arrested Monday on felony fraud charges. The documents say he tried to sell a 2016 Porsche S-U-V without the consent of the bank which holds a lien on the car. According to the County Administrtor, Mitchell is on administrative leave pending an investigation.
Students at Blacksburg Middle School return to class today for the first time after a fire at the school. On Monday night, lightning stuck causing a fire that damage part of the roof and seven classrooms. Three classrooms on the first floor will be ready for use again in about three weeks. Those on the second floor will not be ready until the start of the next school year. Students will use either teacher work rooms or double up in other classrooms.
You can eat out tonight and tomorrow night and help local children. Celebrity chefs from around the country will prepare a six course meal at The Palisades Restaurant in Eggleston. A portion of the sales will go to the Giles County Summer Lunch Program which provides free meals for kids during the summer break. Last year, the restaurant raised $4,000 for the program.
It's Match Day for students across the country, including at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. Today, students will learn where they will continue their training and the specialty training program they have been accepted into. The ceremony takes place today at 12:30 at the school.
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