What's News Today: May 26, 2016
(WSLS 10) - Rooster Walk, a four day music festival in Martinsville kicks off today. More than thirty acts are expected to take to the stage. This is the eighth year of the event. Proceeds benefit the Penn-Shank Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Rooster Walk Music Instrument Program.
The United Way of Roanoke Valley holds its annual awards celebration today. The organization will celebrate progress in the community and honor those who made the success possible.
VDOT and the Nelson County Board of Supervisors holds a public meeting tonight about roads in the county. The hearing focuses on the road maintenance plan for the next six years. It starts tonight at 7 p.m. at the courthouse.
Virginia Western Community College announces a new partnership today. The school will join forces with Star Flight Training to offer pilot training. The program is expected to begin this summer.
Veterans from Virginia Tech and the community can learn about available services today. Representatives from the Virginia Department of Veterans Services Benefits will be on campus from noon to 2 p.m. talking about federal, state and local programs, entitlements and referral services.
The Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Virginia Cooperative Extension holds a twitter town hall today on food safety. Researchers and educators will talk about Virginia Tech's role in the advancement of agricultural science and food safety innovation. Follow the conversation starting at 2:30 p.m. by looking for #agischat.
Lynchburg gets a new supermarket today. Aldi holds its grand opening today. The store is located on Lakeside Drive. The first 100 shoppers will get a golden ticket, each containing gift certificates. This is the first Aldi location in Lynchburg.
Carilion holds a car seat safety check today in the New River Valley. Studies show that 70 percent of car seats are not properly installed. Staff from Carilion will be available today from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Christiansburg Fire Departments.
The funeral service takes place today for Lieutenant Quentin Clark. He was a 20 year veteran of the Halifax County Sheriff's Office. His funeral is this afternoon at two at Grace Baptist Church in Virgilina. Clark died from an unspecified medical issue.
Virginia State Police will gather today to remember those who died in the line of duty. Trooper Nathan-Michael Smith, who died in September and Chad Dermyer, who died in March will be honored. A special tribue will be payed to troopers who died in the line of duty and marking a significant passage of time, including Ricky McCoy from Salem who died in 1986, Bernard Wright who died in Halifax County in 1976 and Henry Brooks, Jr. Who died in Pittsylvania County in 1956.
The Annual Run for the Wall continue moving across Southwest Virginia today. The purpose of the event is to promote healing among veterans and their families and friends and to honor those killed in action. The ride started in California and will end in Arlington. Today riders will make a stop at Montvale Elementary and the D-Day Memorial before stopping in Lynchburg.
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