What's News Today: October 31, 2017

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


Take the family to the Market Monster Mash in Danville this evening. The free event includes a costume parade for kids and pets, trunk-or-treating, scarecrow stuffing, brook rides and more.  The movie, "Hotel Transylvania" will also be shown.  The family fun begins at 5 p.m. at the Community Market.

Takes the kids trick-or-treating in downtown Vinton this afternoon.  From 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., more than 40 businesses will hand out treats to children under the age of 12.  For everyone's safety, parts of Pollard Street, Jackson Avenue, Walnut Avenue and Cleveland Avenue will be closed during this time.

October is Head Start Awareness Month.  To celebrate, students in the Danville Community Improvement Council's head start program will hold their annual fall festival.  Community helpers from the police and sheriff's office and fire and rescue personnel will help with a petting zoo, kiddy train and more.  

The community will learn more about domestic violence and the laws protecting the rights of victims at a conference today in Danville. Speakers include representatives from the Dan River Region, Virginia Fair Housing Office and the Attorney General's office.  

Governor Terry McAuliffe will travel to the Star City today.  He will make an economic development announcement this afternoon from Center in the Square.  He is also expected to visit Deschutes Brewery in downtown.  

If you travel Interstate 81 in the New River Valley, you can expect delay today and for the next several days.  VDOT will perform blasting between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. through Thursday.  Slow rolls will be used both north and south bound between mile markers 101 and 108.  Exit 105 will be closed during the blasting.  

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