What’s News Today: Casino employment, road work
Today’s session begins at 5:30 p.m.Lynchburg City Council will meet in closed session today to discuss a contract with a recruitment company, in its search for a city manager. The U. S. Forest Service holds a virtual public meeting today about Oak and Woodland restoration project. The Roanoke City School Board will hold a special meeting today. Virginia’s first electric school buses roll out today. Fifty school buses will be delivered to school districts across the Commonwealth this year as part of Dominion Energy’s Electric School Bus program.
What’s News Today: National Night Out, return to class
The Virginia Department of Health will hold a COVID-19 testing clinic today. The marker will be located on Luck Avenue SW.Lynchburg City School will begin bringing students back into the classroom today. Third through sixth grade students will return next week with middle and high school students later this month. Caesars Virginia will hold a virtual employment webinar and information session today. The Vinton Police Department will hold a Movie Night tonight at 6 p.m. at the Vinton War Memorial.
It’s now up to Danville voters if the city will have a casino
DANVILLE, Va. – Will there be a casino built in Danville? After years of discussions, the issue will now go to the voters. Late Thursday afternoon, Judge Joseph Milam issued the order that official places the referendum on the Nov. 3 ballot. Here’s how the yes or no question will read:“Shall casino gaming be permitted at a casino gaming establishment in the City of Danville, Virginia, at 1100 West Main Street, Danville, Virginia 24541(former Dan River Mills Schoolfield Division Site) as approved by the Virginia Lottery Board?” Danville casino referendum on Nov. 3 ballotThe court found that the referendum question adequately identifies the location of the proposed casino gaming establishment and is worded as required by Virginia Code. [If Danville gets a casino, it will be a Caesars]Earlier in the week, the Danville City Council had voted to petition the court by resolution, asking that a referendum be placed on the ballot.