What's News Today: March 31, 2017

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(WSLS 10) - Roanoke Mayor Sherman Lea will join Children's Trust to plant pinwheels at the Community Arboretum at Virginia Western. The pinwheel is the symbol for child abuse prevention. More than 3,000 pinwheels will be planted to kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Roanoke College holds a forum on U.S. and Russian relations. Three professors will talk about the relationship the two countries have with each other. The discussion begins at 2:20 p.m. in the Colket Center.

The Virginia World War I and II Profiles of Honor Tour comes to Pulaski County today. The mobile museum features stories and artifacts from Virginians who served in the two wars. It will be located at the Raymond Ratcliffe Museum today and tomorrow and is free to the public.

Grayson County 4-H and the United Way of Southwest Virginia will hold a reality store today. The reality store shows students what it's like to live in the real world by earning a salary and then spending their money on things like taxes, groceries and entertainment. Sixth grade students will take part.

A dedication ceremony is will be held this morning at 10 a.m. for a new mural in Roanoke. The Gateway Mural is located at the intersection of Tazewell Avenue and the I-581 bridge. The artwork features wildflowers, historical landmarks, mountains and cultural and recreational assets of the region.

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

Hollins University commemorates Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day. People who suffer from the condition will share their stories and answer questions. There will also be wheelchair basketball and other activities.

Students from the Liberty University forensic speech team will perform excerpts from the short play "A Piece of My Heart" today at the Monument Terrace Troop Rally in Lynchburg. The play depicts the story of women who served in Vietnam. The performance will begin at 12:30 p.m.

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