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What's News Today: June 5, 2017

Here's a look at some of the stories we'll be following today

The appeals process begins today for the Highland County farm owner, who was found guilty on animal cruelty charges.  Bob Moyer was fined $90 in May and was ordered to give up his horses, according to the Highland County Sheriff.  The charges come from an incident in January when one of Moyer's horses was found dead on his farm.  The vet determined that the horse's death was related to chronic malnutrition and lack of proper shelter and medical care.

RAMP, the Roanoke-Blacksburg Accelerator, holds a kickoff tonight.  You will have the chance to meet the first six companies and tour their offices from five to seven.

The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors holds a public hearing about the county's new animal shelter tonight.  The county is considering contracting with the Lynchburg Humane Society to run the facility to save money.  Supervisors believe the arrangement would save around $100,000 a year.

The Virginia Law Enforcement Torch Run passes through southwest Virginia today.  The torch is on its way to Richmond for the start of the Special Olympics Summer Games.  The torch will start in journey in front of the Radford Police Department this morning. 

It is Business Appreciation Week in Danville and Pittsylvania County.  To celebrate, economic development offices and the chamber will hold a series of events including workshops, networking opportunities and social activities.  Today there is a workshop on growing your business.

Groundbreaking takes place today for a new hotel.  Several members of the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors, Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge and the developer of the Tru by Hilton will be there.  The hotel will be built on Gander Way next to Gander Mountain.


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