What's News Today: August 3, 2017

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


Two bridges will be dedicated today in Carroll County in honor of fallen officers.  The bridge on U.S. 58 over Snake Creek Road will be named the Sheriff Lewis Webb Memorial Bridge.  Webb was killed in a Carroll County courtroom by a prisoner.  The U.S. 58 bridge over Big Reed Island Creek will be named the Deputy Sheriff Emery Mabry Memorial Bridge.  Mabry was killed in the line of duty in 1974 after stopping a car.

The Route 114 bridge, crossing from Montgomery into Pulaski Counties will be named the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge today.  Delegate Nick Rush of Montgomery County introduced a bill this year in the General Assembly to name the bridge.  A sign unveiling ceremony will take place at the Pete Dye River Course this afternoon at 2 p.m.

Danville City Council will vote to amend its zoning regulations to allow distilleries in the city.  If the change is approved, a distillery can file for a permit in the central business and tobacco warehouse districts.  Special use permits will be considered for neighborhood commercial, highway retail and planned shopping center zones.

The Friends of Rockbridge Regional Library holds its monthly book sale starting today.  Books, CDs and DVDs will be on sale, with prices starting at 50 cents.  The collection features a large selection of non-fiction books about war.  The monthly sale typically brings in about $1,000.  It runs through Saturday.

About the Author: