Here’s a look at some of the stories we’ll be following today as they make headlines across Southwest Virginia:
- Today, rising 4th-6th graders will have the chance to explore Normandy during this year’s World War II Day Camp. Children can experience the history and culture of northern France at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford. Daily activities, snacks and a T-shirt are included if you registered. It’s happening from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- The 9th Annual Give Local NRV Giving Day is today. The Community Foundation of the New River Valley is behind the event, which is bringing together a record 106 nonprofits serving the New River Valley to raise money and awareness for the organizations.
- The Montgomery Museum of Art and History will hold a ribbon-cutting at its new downtown Christiansburg location. Pastries and coffee will be served. The soft opening, which starts at 9 a.m., will feature free family activities and brand-new history and art exhibits. This celebration will be held in conjunction with Give Local NRV.
- The Alleghany Regional Jail will hold a press conference this morning about its new body scanner. It’s called an Intercept Tek 84 Body Scanner and is installed at the jail. This was made possible with the help of ARPA funds. The press conference starts at 10 a.m.
- A Re-Entry Resources Fair and Hiring Event is taking place at the Virginia Career Works Blue Ridge Roanoke Center. There will be a number of community agencies that provide support for those looking to re-enter the workforce after being incarcerated. The event is happening from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- The Roanoke Valley Resource Authority will hold a public hearing on the Authority’s preliminary schedule of fees and charges to be assessed in connection with the use of the Authority’s garbage and refuse collection and disposal system and related facilities. That is taking place at noon at the Authority’s offices on Hollins Road.
- A ribbon-cutting is scheduled for the new Blacksburg Police Station at 10 a.m. The $16 million state-of-the-art police station is located at 200 East Clay Street. It offers 37,000 square feet for police operations, and it includes a 100-seat community room for meetings and various public uses.
- The CROP Hunger Walk will take place this afternoon. It is the heart and “sole” of Roanoke and the leading Roanoke Valley walk event that brings together all members of the community for a common goal. That goal is to end hunger one step at a time. It is happening from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 2328 Melrose Avenue.
Have a great Wednesday!