What's News Today: June 2, 2017
Here's a look at some of the stories we'll be following today
Today is graduation day for Roanoke City seniors. William Fleming's ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and Patrick Henry's at 2 p.m. Both are at the Berglund Center.
Tennis comes to the Roanoke Valley starting today. The United States Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Section holds its Mixed 18 and Over Virginia Regional League Championship. Around 450 people will participate in three day tournament. The games will be played at River's Edge Sports Complex and North Cross School.
Habitat for Humanity holds a kick-off celebration today. Habitat is building its first home in Botetourt County. The modular home was partially built by students at the Botetourt Technical Education Center. The family will receive the keys to their new, three bedroom home in October.
Today is National Donut Day. Dunkin' Donuts will give you a free donut with the purchase of a drink. Krispy Kreme will give you a free doughnut today, with no purchase necessary. The day was started in 1938 by the Salvation Army to help those in need during the Great Depression. It commemorates the work of the "Donut Lassies," who served donuts to soldiers during World War I.
Roanoke Valley Sister Cities and the City of Roanoke will dedicate new display cases today. The cases are being moved into the municipal building, after previously being housed in the Berglund Special Events Center. The new cases represent the seven sister cities. The program strives to encourage friendship and peace through educational and professional exchanges between the people of those cities and the Roanoke Valley.
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