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What's News Today: August 11, 2016

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(WSLS 10) - College students from 13 universities around the world will be in Blacksburg starting today to compete in an entrepreneurship challenge. The teams will present projects they have worked on throughout college, with the best teams winning money to start their businesses. Teams from as far away as Thailand, Austria and Mexico will compete.

Last Chance Enrollment begins today at Patrick Henry Community College. School staff are setting aside the next two days to help with advising, registration and financial aid. Classes at Patrick Henry begin next Thursday.

A Moneta woman, facing dozens of charges after police say she wrongly used a work debit card and wrote checks from a checkbook that wasn't hers for more than a year, will be in court today for arraignment. Rhonda Overstreet was arrested in July and charged with forgery, uttering and obtaining money, credit card theft and embezzlement. Bedford Police say she stole thousands of dollars from her employer, Croft Senior Services, and from a friend.

Lynchburg City and school leaders will cut the ribbon today on the new Heritage High School. The new 266,000 square foot facility has a new theater, gym, science labs and classrooms with new technology and touch screens. Students return to class on Monday.

The Roanoke County School Board will talk about security improvements at four schools. Money could go to Glen Cove, Cundiff and Penn Forest Elementary Schools and William Byrd High School. Improvements include new security doors, additional card swipe access, and sliding windows.

Sewer repairs could affect your evening commute in Christiansburg. The 800 block of College Street will be reduced to one lane. The work is scheduled to take place from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

Part of Route 60 will close tonight Rockbridge County. Crews will replace a culvert starting at 8 p.m. Work is expected to wrap up around 10 a.m. Friday. A detour will be set up.

Shenandoah Avenue in Roanoke will close starting at 8 a.m. between Williamson Road and 4th Street NE. The closure is needed to allow crews to work on the Norfolk Southern building. The closure will remain in place through 9 p.m. Friday.

A community meeting takes place tonight to talk about the Rockbridge Area Department of Social Services. As we've reported, a special grand jury will investigate the department after an internal review found reported cases of child abuse were ignored. The review found more than one hundred child abuse cases were either never entered into the system or shredded. Of those, 51 were validated and are currently being investigated by a state team.