What's News Today: November 7, 2017

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


The Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour will present checks to charities today.  The money was raised during the tour and will benefit eight local non-profits.  Since 1991, more than $4 million has been raised for 40 charities.

The City of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee will recognize first responders today.  The city will hold a reunion of the 300 people who helped fight the wildfire that burned in the region last November.  People from 64 fire stations from across the state will be honored at the ceremony.

Vinton Town Council holds a public hearing tonight about removing bus stops.  The town is proposing to eliminate eight stop on Washington Avenue to save money.  According to a member of town council, eliminating the stop would save between $15,000 and $20,000.

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell will sign a statement of support for members of the Army National Guard and Reserves.  The statement will recognize those who serve our country.  The university will hold several events this week honoring veterans.

Lynchburg City Council will hold its annual retreat today.  Council will review the current budget, look at its capital improvement program and get an update on poverty in the city.

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