What’s News Today: Rec center updates, hiring event

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
What's News Today (WSLS 10)

There are still appointments available for COVID-19 vaccines in Blacksburg. The clinic at Lane Stadium is open to students, employees, families of employees and community members 16 and older. You can sign up online.

Dollar General is holding hiring events across the country as it looks to add up to 20,000 new employees this spring. There’s an event today at the Distribution Center in South Boston from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The company encourages you to apply online before attending the in-person hiring event.

Morningside Urban Farm will celebrate Earth Day. Roanoke Area Interfaith Stewards of the Earth will perform an interfaith blessing of the farm. There will also be a short yoga session. Registration for the 5 p.m. event is required.

The Virginia Board of Education will take a first look at plans to create a regional virtual academy. The Region VII Academy would include most school systems in the New River Valley and far Southwest Virginia. Its purpose is to alleviate demand on participating school divisions. The board could vote on the plans in June.

The Lynchburg Area Business Alliance will host a virtual inclusion summit today. The summit is an attempt to help local businesses create a more inclusive and equitable culture. Registration is required.

Roanoke Parks and Recreation will hold a virtual community meeting as its looks to reimagine recreation facilities. The city says many recreation spaces and pools are outdated. The Parks and Rec Department is set to get money to improve the facilities and wants your input during the planning process. The meeting begins tonight at 6 p.m.

Today is the last day to submit your feedback to the Roanoke Police Department. It is doing a Community Satisfaction Survey, asking about your satisfied you are with the department, fairness, neutrality, respect and more. Responses are due by 5 p.m.

The Mill Mountain Garden Club holds a ribbon-cutting today. It will unveil the restored Wildflower Garden on Mill Mountain. The Garden Club raised $200,000 to transform the 2.5-acre garden. It features a tiered pond, ADA-compliant walkways, benches are more.

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