What's News Today: August 2, 2017

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


The funeral takes place today for the former police chief in the Town of Amherst.  According to the Driskill Funeral Homes's website, Chief Haney Mottley died on Saturday.  He served as the town's first police chief, a position he held for 41 years.  The service begins at 11 a.m. at Emmanuel United Methodist Church.

High school students will be at Virginia Tech this week for NanoCamp.  The camp will allow students to perform hands on experiments, using the scientific method, studying polymers, metals, gases and more.  The camp is meant to get students interested in science and introduce them to the university.  The camp runs through Friday.

The Bedford Community Christmas Station will accept applications today from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for back-to-school shoes.  Students must attend Bedford County Schools to be eligible and the family must meet income requirements.  Last year, 39 students received shoes ahead of the new school year.

Eat out and help a local nonprofit.  From 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., you can eat at Chipotle in Roanoke and 50 percent of the proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters.  The benefit night coincides with the launch of the 60 Men in 60 Days campaign.  Over the next two months, the organization is working to recruit 60 men to serve as role models.  You will need to show a flyer on your smart phone or tell the cashier you are supporting the cause.

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