What’s News Today: Road work, food collection

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)

Sovah Health Danville will announce a major project today. It’s made possible by a $12 million investment from LifePoint Health. The announcement takes place this morning at 10 a.m. Then at 11 a.m. at Sovah Health in Martinsville, NASCAR and Martinsville Speedway will show appreciation to health care workers. The Pace Car for this weekend’s race will lead a parade of NASCAR haulers outside the hospital, followed by a brief ceremony.

Gleaning For The World will collect food and supplies, starting today, to help the local community. The organization will set up from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. daily through Thursday at the Sam’s Club on Wards Road in Lynchburg. It’s collecting canned goods, pet food, toothpaste and more. Items collected will go to 30 local food partners in Central Virginia to help people impacted by the pandemic.

Construction work in Danville could impact your commute this week. Starting at 7 a.m. today and lasting through 5 p.m. Friday, the Union Street Bridge will be closed as crews replace a water main. Detours will be in place.

Lane closures in Lynchburg could impact your commute today and tomorrow. Main Street from 7th Street to 10th Street will be down to one line as crews work on gas lines. Work will take place between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Lynchburg City Council will hold a budget work session today. The city’s proposed budget for next fiscal year is $475 million. Last month, City Council voted to not equalize the city’s real estate tax. Many people in the city saw an increase in the latest assessment. They voiced concerns at the last city council meeting. Council members said they would be willing to revisit the issue in the future.

Virginia Career Works and business services company, Concentrix, are holding a job fair starting today. The company is looking to hire 80 to 100 customer service advisors. The positions have a starting pay of $12.50 an hour. The job fair will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Virginia Career Works Lynchburg Center today through Thursday.

The Campbell County Board of Supervisors holds a public hearing about its budget for the next fiscal year. The plan calls for revenue of $81.8 million. The meeting begins tonight at 6 p.m.

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As part of WSLS 10 Today’s morning team, Patrick McKee brings a unique set of skills to the anchor desk.