What's News Today: April 8, 2016
(WSLS 10) - A road closure in Roanoke could affect your weekend plans. From 7 p.m. tonight through 6 a.m. Monday, lanes closure will be in place near the intersection of Orange Avenue and Williamson Road to allow the Western Virginia Water Authority to replace a water main. Westbound lanes of Orange Avenue and northbound lanes of Williamson road will be closed. A detour will be set up on Plantation Road and Pocahontas Avenue as well as on Kimball and Rutherford Avenues.
Danville Regional Medical Center holds a neighborhood walk tonight. These walks started after two people were shot in the city earlier this year. One of those people was a doctor at the hospital. Tonight's walk starts at 6 p.m. at the Danville Life Saving Crew's Northside Station.
A historic marker in Danville will be taken down for repairs today. Crews will restore the Frederick Delius marker located on North Main Street. It commemorates the composer spent living and teaching music in the River City. It is expected to be re-installed in about ten days.
Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones will travel to South Boston today for an economic announcement. The announcement takes place at 1 p.m. at Presto Products Company.
An annual summit to showcase the quality of life and economic opportunities available in the Roanoke Valley takes place today. eXperience 2016 features keynote speeches, breakout sessions and a networking lunch. Secretary of Trade and Commerce Maurice Jones will be the keynote speaker.
Tickets go on sale this morning at the Berglund Center for Carrie Underwood. She will perform in Roanoke on September 26th. Tickets start at $48.
The Christiansburg Aquatic Center holds a job fair today as it looks to fill part-time positions for the summer. Applications will be taken for positions including Lifeguard, swim instructor, counselor and swim coach among others. The fair is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Rock the Blocks Music and Arts festival returns to Blacksburg starting today. The two day music and art festival takes place in eight venus in downtown Blacksburg. It includes music performances, art displays, craft vendors and workshops.
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