What's News Today: August 22, 2017

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


Lynchburg's Technical Review Committee meets this morning to look at plans for expansion at Liberty University.  The university is planning to expand seating in Williams Stadium from 19,200 seats to 25,000.  Other changes include new restrooms, scoreboards and better Wi-Fi.  Construction is expected to be done in two phases.  The first one will start after this season with the second part starting in 2018. 

Martinsville City Council will consider setting a public hearing about a new communications tower.  Shentel is proposing to install a monopole tower in place or a wooden tower that currently exists.  This would allow upgrades to equipment for Spring LTE equipment. 

Roanoke County Police Chief Howard Hall will brief the Board of Supervisors on police activity and issues within the county.  He is expected to talk about opioid issues, mental health and department staffing.

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