What's News Today: July 24, 2017

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

By Patrick McKee - Anchor

Virginia Private College Week kicks off today.  Private school across the commonwealth will hold events, introducing students to the campus and programs.  Many schools will hold twice daily campus tours and information sessions, including Sweet Briar College, Roanoke College, Lynchburg College and Hollins University.  For students who visit at least three institutions this week, they will receive three waivers for application fees.  Private College Week runs through Saturday.

Botetourt County's Youth With Character Academy kicks off today.  Twenty-four rising sixth graders have been nominated by school leaders to take part.  The students take part in hands-on activities, learning about respect, responsibility and citizenship.  The academy runs through Thursday.

Salem City Council holds a public hearing about allowing a micro-brewery to come to the city.  Ober Brewing has filed for a permit to bring the micro-brewery to Lakeside Circle.  City Council recently changed its zoning ordinance to allow small-scale breweries in industrially-zoned areas.

A southwest Virginia 12 year old will attend the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Children's Congress in Washington, D.C. Starting today.  Twelve year old Keira Realmuto from Roanoke was chosen to join a delegation of children and celebrities advocates.  They will lobby members of Congress about the need for research that could lead to a cure for type one diabetes. 

Crews in Lynchburg will continue work to water main valves.  The work will take place mainly in neighborhoods on the city's west side.  Crews will be out between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. through Friday.

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