What's News Today: August 25, 2016
(WSLS 10) - The Virginia Board of Education holds a public hearing in Lynchburg today. It is looking at how to best prepare students for academic and career success. The hearing will focus on High school graduation requirements, the Every Student Succeeds Act and Standards of Quality. The hearing begins at 6:30 p.m. at Heritage High School.
The BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center will set up today and tomorrow at Valley View Mall in Roanoke. Women over the age of 40, who have not had a mammogram in the last year, can schedule an appoint to get one for free. Over the last two years, more than 7,400 mammograms have been performed, resulting in thirty cancer diagnoses. The mobile mammography center will set up in Christiansburg on Saturday.
The Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers holds a silent auction tonight benefiting Carilion Children's Hospital. The auction offers designer furniture, antiques, jewelry and clothing. Proceeds will go to building a new playroom at the hospital. It begins at 5:30 at the Sheraton Roanoke Hotel. Admission starts at $30.
The Battle of the State Line Tour comes to Virginia Tech today. You'll get a first look at the trophy, play tailgate games and enter to win tickets to the Tailgate Party starring Kenny Chesney. The tour kicks off at 11 a.m. On Drillfield West.
Shenandoah Avenue between Williamson Road and 4th Street will close starting at 8 a.m. Crews will work to repair the Norfolk Southern building. The road is expected to reopen by 9 p.m. Friday. A detour will be set up.
The Piedmont Virginia Dental Health Foundation holds its annual Community Dental Clinic today in Uptown Martinsville. The clinic was started to provide services for the poor and uninsured. Since 2006, the clinic has provided more than $8 million in dental services to 36,000 patients.
Virginia's Blue Ridge, formerly known as the Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau will make an announcement today about a major Harley Owners Group rally. The event is set to come to the region next year.
The Virginia Tech Rescue Squad and other agencies will hold a mock drill on campus this afternoon. The mock DUI event will take place on Drillfield Drive between Davidson and Sandy Halls. It's being done to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and driving under the influence.
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