What's News Today: January 9, 2018

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


The Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce holds its annual membership meeting today.  This is a chance for business leader to network.  Several members of Black Dog Salvage will speak.

Lynchburg City Council will talk about short-term rentals in the city.  Staff will talk about the authority that local governments have to regulate the industry.  The city estimates that lodging taxes collected for AirBNB's could increase revenue to the city by $65,000.

Lynchburg City Council will also discuss allowing a recycling facility in the city.  In December, the planning commission approved rezoning for the facility on Murray Place.  It will process industrial food liquids.  The water is removed with the remaining solids used as compost at a farm in Evington.

The Mayor's Business Summit takes place today in Roanoke.  The event titled, "The Gig Economy: Are you a Solopreneur or a Side-Gigger?" takes place at the Roanoke CoLab this morning.  The summit will focus on ways to use your experience, generating revenue and earning extra money while keeping your day job.

The Roanoke County School Construction Committee meets today.  In December, it was decided that Cave Spring 9th graders will remain at the middle school next year.  Other student will move into mobile classrooms at the high school.

The Wythe County Board of Supervisors meets tonight.  It will elected its chair and vice chair for 2018.  

A news conference takes place today at Staunton River High School after head football coach Chuck Poston announced his resignation last week.  He spent the last 16 years with the Golden Eagles, the last eight as head coach, where he complied the most winning seasons, most playoff appearances, most playoff wins and most overall wins in the school's history.  In eight seasons, Poston went 57-39.

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