What's News Today: November 3, 2017

Here's a look at some of the stories we'll be following today as they make headl


DataCon kicks off today at Washington and Lee University.  The event highlights the impacts of data analytics, statistical computing and how it is used in the real world.  A group of panelists will talk about their experiences and opportunities for students.

Liberty Athletics holds a grand opening ceremony today for the new Liberty Athletics Center.  After a short ceremony, tours will be given of the 60,000 square foot facility.  The facility have areas for academic study, rehabilitation, strength and conditioning facilities and an equipment room.

A ceremony takes place this afternoon at the entrance to People's Cemetary in Martinsville.  A new entrance sign and other improvements will be dedicated.

The New River Health Districts holds a free flu vaccine clinic today.  You can get your flu shot at the Giles County Health Department from 9 a.m. to noon.  You must be at least 18 years of age and are asked to wear loose fitting clothing around the arm.

Students in the Virginia Technical Institute Welding certification program will graduate today.  This is the first graduation for the program.  The students trained at the facility for seven weeks and will now join Banker Steel to begin their careers.

Students in Floyd County will learn about how to stay safe on the internet.  They will hear the national spokesperson for the Safe Surfin' Foundation and her daughter, who fell victim to an online sexual predator.  Tonight, the two will present to parents at the Christiansburg Recreation Center.  

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