What's News Today: February 24, 2017
(WSLS 10) - Devils Backbone Brewing Company begins its first brew of the Heartland Series today. The series is an exclusive live on beer that will benefit a different non-profit agency each quarter. It will be sold on tap at the Basecamp Brewpub and Meadows and the Outpost Tap Room. Part of the profits go to a non-profit, chosen by the staff.
Downtown Lynchburg's Monument Terrace Troop rally will honor African-American Veterans today. The Black History Month tribute will be especially touching, as long time rally participant and Red Ball Express veteran Earl Washington passed away in December. Organizers want all African-American veterans to come out on Friday at noon for the rally. They will present the veterans with certificates and take a group photo at one. The rally happens in front of the Dough Boy Statue on Church Street.
Part of Riverside Drive in Danville will be closed today. The right east lane will be closed as crews work to clean the ditch line. The closure will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Today is the deadline to submit entries for Rokerthon 3. Al Roker and his team will travel to college campuses in all 50 states, delivering the forecast and trying to earn another Guinness World Record. They are asking college campuses to submit videos of your school, showing off your school spirit. You can submit your entries at today.com.
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance holds a small business roundtable today with Gubernatorial Candidate Tom Perriello. The alliance will host all candidates during the election season. The discussion will be about Virginia policy, labor and workforce and ways to make the business environment better. Today's roundtable starts at 3 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Lynchburg.
Cave Spring High School Bands holds its annual Jazz Café tonight. The Cave Spring Lazz Band will perform as well as two time Grammy Award Winner Chris Vadala. In addition to the music, there will be a silent auction, coffee and dessert. Ticket are $8 at the door. The performance begins tonight at 7 p.m. WSLS 10's John Carlin will emcee.
Franklin County Superintendent Dr. Mark Church will take part in the "Shadow a Student Challenge." He will follow a 7th grade student at Benjamin Franklin Middle School today. He will ride the bus, attend classes and eat lunch. The challenge, designed by the Standford d.school, is a way for school leaders to shadow students, which can drive change to support deeper learning. Church will share his experiences throughout the day on twitter. Follow his journey at @wmarkchurch or on the school system's facebook page. Last year, more than 1,600 school leaders around the world took part.
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