What's News Today: June 21, 2017

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


The Pulaski Chamber of Commerce holds a Welcome Back Yankkees Membership Luncheon today.  Team management and players will be introduced.  The season open for the team is on Thursday against Princeton.

Teachers and administrators from across the Commonwealth will be at Roanoke College starting today for a professional development institute.  The theme for the event is "21st Century Skills:  Inspiring Creativity in the Classroom."  Session include engaging imagination through reading, inventive problem solving and critical thinking.  The educators will be in town through Friday.  Salem teacher and 2016 Virginia Teacher of the Year, Natalie Difusco-Funk, is one of the speakers.

People in the Roanoke Valley will volunteer today as part of the United Way's Day of Action.  Volunteers will work at area non-profits, doing landscaping, painting, sorting donations and more.  More than 400 United Ways around the world will serve their communities today.

Enjoy coffee and donuts and interact with members of law enforcement today.  A member of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and Rocky Mount Police will be at Daylight Donuts this morning from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. to serve people and get to know them.  The restaurant will provide free coffee during the event.

The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation offers a free information session today for small businesses.  The session aims to connect local companies with state agencies.  Virginia spends $8 billion each year on goods and services, with a goal of spending 42 percent with small businesses.

A groundbreaking takes place today in Danville for The Family Vet.  It is a small animal hospital that has served the region for more than two decades.  The groundbreaking takes pace at 10 a.m. on Piney Forest Road.

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