What's News Today: June 17, 2017

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


The Appomattox Court House National Historical Park holds a children's Civil War Day Camp starting today.  Kids between the ages of eight and ten will get to explore the museum before then going outside to the National Park.  A camp for 11 to 13 year olds takes place later this week.

Parkway Brewing hosts Tech on Tap tonight.  It's a social event for the Roanoke Blacksburg Technology Council, allowing members to build connections.  The event is free for members and $10 for non-members. 

Milling and paving operations will take place, starting today, on Highway 501 north.  Traffic will be down to one lane between the Danville exit and Fort Ave from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Expect delays this week.

The Jefferson Center's Jazz Institute begins today, bringing students together to learn about the genre of music.  Several topics will be covered, including history, collaboration and improvisation.  The students will perform on Thursday night.

Roanoke City Council will vote today on adding parking meters in downtown.  Park Roanoke presented a plan to add about 65 spaces to the metered parking pilot program.  The metered spaces will be set up on Salem Avenue, Wall Street, Market Street and Franklin Road Southeast.

Today is the first day on the job for Martinsville's new police chief.  Deputy Police chief Eddie Cassady takes over the top job.  Cassady has been with the department since 1985.

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