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What's News Today for Thursday, June 1, 2017

ROANOKE – Six new start up businesses kick off in downtown Roanoke at RAMP-- which stands for the Regional Acceleration and Mentoring Program. The six companies were chosen for their ability to expand and create jobs within the STEM-H field. Startups include a biotech spinout from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute working on a drug to target chemoresistant cancer cells and prevent tumors, a company developing easy and affordable tests for gluten and other allergens in food and a group using drones in business developing new ways to replace older, slower, and costlier methods.

Lynchburg City Council will interview candidates to fill spots on the Lynchburg City School Board. The interviews will be held in City Council Chamber and are closed to the public.

Angels of Assisi is hosting a Client Appreciation Heartworm Clinic from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. You don't need an appointment. When an infected mosquito bites your pet, it transmits parasitic worms into their blood that travel into your pet's lungs and heart. Heartworms can live up to 7 years in a dog. The tests are $10 and pets need to have been seen at Angels of Assisi within the last year.

Tonight is the community meeting on bullying to help answer questions. The event is from 7 to 8 p.m. At Community Church in Salem.