What's News Today: April 6, 2016

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(WSLS 10) - More good economic news comes to Southside today. Governor Terry McAuliffe will travel to Henry County for an economic development announcement. That announcement will be made at 1:30 in The Henry County Administration Building.

The Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance hosts a Behavioral Health Safety Summit starting today. Experts in threat analysis and risk assessment will talk to first responders, healthcare professionals and law enforcement. Delegate Joseph Yost will address those attending.

The Virginia Cooperative Extension hosts the 2016 National Health Outreach Conference in Roanoke starting today. Health professionals and educators will learn about building partnerships for a healthy America. The conference continues through Friday.

New River Community College holds a Job Fair Expo today from ten until two. Nearly fifty employers from the New River Valley will be there accepting applications and talk about their companies. Around 400 people looking for jobs are expected to attend.

A lane closure could affect your commute today. One lane of Route 29 northbound between the Carroll Avenue and Kemper Street Exits will be closed so that crews can work on the guardrail near the Campbell Avenue bridge. The closure will be in place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

People in the Roanoke Valley will Lace Up and Go today to commemorate the American Heart Association's National Walking Day. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Today, the heart association, Carilion and Anthem will hold a walking event in Elmwood Park. The American Heart Association recommends that adults get at least two and a half hours a week of moderate intensity physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity physical activity. Studies show that level of activity can improve overall health by lowering blood pressure, increasing HDL or good cholesterol and controlling weight.

Students from the Liberty University School of Law will place pinwheels on the lawn of Jerry Falwell Library today. The 565 pinwheels represent each child in the Lynchburg area who survived child abuse in the last year. The pinwheel is a national symbol for child abuse prevention.

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