What’s News Today: Vaccine clinics, Strawberry Festival preps

Here’s a look at some of the stories we’ll be following today as they make headlines across the country and Southwest Virginia.

What's News Today (WSLS 10)

The man, convicted of killing a Lynchburg teen in 1989, will be released on parole today. Gregory Joyner was sentenced to life in prison for the murder and attempted rape of 15-year-old Sarah Jamison. The Commonwealth’s Attorney and family are against his release and are calling for more transparency and accountability of the Virginia Parole Board.

Community School volunteers will prepare for this year’s Strawberry Festival. More than 50 people will begin baking more than 10,000 shortcakes. This year’s festival will be a drive-thru at the Berglund Center on April 30th and May 1st.

There’s a COVID-19 vaccination event in Gretna today. You must have an appointment in order to take part. The Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be given out at the Gretna Community Vaccination Clinic.

The VMI Board of Visitors Announcement Committee will meet today. The meeting is being held to notify the public about upcoming interviews of candidates for Superintendent of the Institute. Those interviews will be held in closed sessions over the next two weeks.

Blasting will take place today on Lakeside Drive. There will be two today, at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Traffic will be stopped for up to ten minutes. This is being done to allow for the construction of the Lakeside Drive bridge over Blackwater Creek.

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