What's News Today: October 23, 2017

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

By Patrick McKee - Anchor

This is Red Ribbon Week.  Schools across the region will compete for one of six Red Ribbon Week awards from the Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition and Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare.  Elementary students will take part in a poster contest with middle and high school students participating in a media contest.  

The Bedford County Board of Supervisors will vote on amending its noise ordinance.  The new ordinance says that loud noises from certain devices will not be allowed between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.  It increases the distance a sound can travel before being in violation from 50 feet to 250 feet.

We have a traffic alert for you this morning.  If you take the Franklin Road exit from U.S. 220 to get into downtown, you will need to find an alternate route starting today.  The ramp will close so crews can build the foundation for the new bridge.  The exit is expected to remain closed for two months.

The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing tonight about moving a polling location.  The county is looking to move the polling location from the Christiansburg Armory to Victory Restoration Church.  If agreed to, the change will take place next year.

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