What's News Today: May 12, 2016
(WSLS 10) - Chatmoss Country Club in Martinsville hosts a golf tournament today benefitting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Several prizes will go to those taking part, including a cash prize of $10,000. Money raised goes to Carilion Children's Hospital.
The Totally Rad Roanoke, Star City Concert Series continues tonight. Blondie will perform in Elmwood Park. Tickets start at $35. You can still get tickets online or at the Berglund Center Box Office. There is still one more concert left in the series. Brian Wilson takes the stage in August.
The Mechatronics Program at Virginia Western Community College holds an open house today. Those attending will learn about the program and get to tour several labs. The program was cited by leaders of Eldor Corporation and Deschutes Brewery as a factor for locating facilities in the Roanoke Valley. Mechatronics is a combination of mechanics, electronics and information technology.
The Roanoke County School Board will take a final vote about buying new laptops for middle school students. The current 8th grade computer are six years old and exceed their useful life. The school board also wants to expand the one to one laptop program to the 7th grade. $1.1 million is needed to buy 2,200 computers.
The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine holds its spring mini Medical School starting today, focusing on mental health issues. Today's session look at the history of mental health care as well as modern treatments. Additional sessions take place over the next couple of weeks.
Twenty-two recruits will graduate today from the Roanoke Valley Regional Fire and EMS Academy. Nine represent Roanoke City, 12 Roanoke County and one Salem. They spent 20 weeks and nearly 1,000 hours in training.
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