What's News Today: March 21, 2016
(WSLS 10) - Part of Route 671 in Rockbridge County will close this week for drainage and workside maintenance. The closure is in place between Route 701 and Route 801 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
After a recent incident during a Black History Month assembly at Dunbar Middle School, Lynchburg City Schools is holding a listening tour with the first of three forums taking place tonight. The forums give parents and community members a chance to talk about concerns expressed from this incident, including race and religious tolerance. The superintendent will recommend to the school board that the input be used to provide training as well as shape policies and procedures.
A group of students from Hamilton College in New York will be in southwest Virginia this week. They will work with the Rockbridge Area Habitat for Humanity to build a house. This is the 23rd year the school has held an Alternative Spring Break where students volunteer at organizations across the country.
Delays are possible on Avenham Avenue in Roanoke this week. Paving is expected to begin today between Broadway Avenue And Franklin Road. Crews will direct traffic while road work is taking place.
Road work in Lynchburg could cause delays for your drive starting today. Milling and paving will take place on Federal Street between Fifth Street and McIvor Street. Work will take place daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is expected to wrap up on April 4th. Traffic will be reduce to one lane.
The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors holds public meetings tonight about the county's and the school system's budgets. The county budget is about one percent higher than this year. Employees will receive a two percent cost of living raise and a one percent Virginia Retirement System increase. The school systems budget is $91.5 million with $16.7 coming from the county.
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