What's News Today: March 30, 2017

(Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

(WSLS 10) - Delays are possible tonight on US 460 at Mt. Athos Road in Lynchburg. CenturyLink will perform work in this area between 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Virginia State Police will help with traffic and message boards will alert drivers about the change.

The 1200 block of Main Street in Lynchburg will be down to one lane today as work continues as the Community Market Parking Deck.

The annual Life Science Forum of Southwest Virginia tames place today in Blacksburg. Innovators from the region will get to see cutting-edge ideas and get a chance to meet others. Topics covered include life science, materials science and engineering.

The Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce holds its annual meeting and leadership recognition dinner tonight. The keynote speaker is Kelley Earnhardt Miller from JR Motorsports. The event begins at 6 p.m. at Chatmoss Country Club. Tickets are $45.

Blacksburg holds its annual Take Back the Night Rally. The rally and candlelight march brings the community together to protest gender-based violence and to promote awareness. The rally begins at 7 p.m. on the Henderson Lawn Outdoor Stage on College Avenue. If it rains, the event will move to the Graduate Life Center Auditorium.

The Roanoke Valley Greenway Commission holds a meeting today as it looks to update its greenway plan. The plan was last updated in 2007. Since then, over 200 miles of trails have been added and Botetourt County joined the commission. Today's meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at Fishburn Elementary School in Roanoke.

Roanoke Police K9s get new ballistic vests. SpikeK9Fund and athlete Ashley Horner donated the vests for city's four patrol dogs and a tracking vest for the explosive detection dog. The donation is valued at more than $10,000.

Groundbreaking takes place for a new butterfly garden. The garden will be built outside the Compassion Room at Carilion Giles Community Hospital. The garden is being built to help families through difficult times.

Gleaning for the World continues accepting food donation's today. It will set up at the Sam's Club on Wards Road in Lynchburg from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The organization is accepting non-perishable food items and personal care products and paper products.

The Virginia Education Association holds its convention today in Roanoke. Educators will talk about important topics in education and lay out its plans for the upcoming year. Gubernatorial candidates Ralph Northam and Tom Perriello are expected to speak.

Enjoy lunch with a cop today. The Martinsville Police Department will be at the Chick-fil-a on Liberty Street today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Riley will speak today at Virginia Tech. He will talk about how campus censorship causes harm. His speech begins at 3:30 p.m. in Alumni Assembly Hall.