What's News Today: August 9, 2018

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


VDOT will hold a public hearing today about the Route 626 project in Halifax County.  The $1.7 million project will improve safety and drainage.  VDOT representatives will talk about the project and answer questions from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Triangle Fire Department in Nathalie.  

Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, Bettina Ring, will visit Catawba Valley Farmers Market today.  Her visit is part of National Farmers Market Week.  Ring will not make any formal remarks, but will meet with vendors and customers.  During today's events from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., there will be hot dogs, music and drawings for gift certificates.

A ribbon cutting takes place today for the new Dog Park in Pittsylvania County.  The park is located at the Pittsylvania pet Center in Chatham.  According to the Pittsylvania Career and Technical Center website, students from their built, painted and installed the sign at the park.

Expect delays today on Mimosa Drive and Hawthorne Road in Lynchburg.  Crews will work from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. to apply surface treatment.  Traffic will be down to one lane.  Work is expected to wrap up tomorrow.

Central Boulevard in Danville, between Piedmont Drive and Riverside Drive, will be closed for construction.  The road is expected to reopen by 3 p.m. tomorrow.

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