Happy Sunday, Roanokers! I hope you are enjoying a relaxing weekend and have found a few things to keep you entertained in our city. What’s happening around town … lesssgo!
But first, today’s weather:
Mostly cloudy, heavy rain around.
High: 73 Low: 61.
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Here are the top stories in Roanoke today:
- In recognition of National Literature Month, the Carilion Clinic Foundation held its first book fair at its location inside the Tanglewood Mall. Patients and their parents received free books and local author Nancy Ruth Patterson was on hand to sign her book, Captain Carilion. “It’s clear that people are excited about having a book to read and interested in what else is out there,” said Carilion Clinic Foundation Chief Development Officer, Kay Strickland. Organizers were pleased with the turnout at the event and said more book sales will be held in the future. (WSLS)
- Dr. Robert Gourdie and his team at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute have done revolutionary work in the field of drug delivery to the human body. Through their efforts, a technique of using milk exosomes, the size of an average virus, to deliver medicine intact to hard-to-reach places in the body was chosen to receive the Entrepreneur of the Year award at the Annual Junior Achievement Gala. product. We do the traditional academic stuff. We do rigorous research. We compile this research into scientific articles that are peer-reviewed and published. But we also take it a step further if we have an invention that appears to be clinically useful,” Gourdie said. The gala will be held at the Roanoke Hotel on November 16 (WSLS)
- Another skunk in Botetourt County has tested positive for rabies and residents near Fincastle are being asked to share the information with Botetourt County Animal Control. The skunk was found on November 1st and the Virginia Department of Health inspection came back on November 4th. Another skunk was spotted last summer in the area and a recent report from neighboring Craig County confirmed a case there as well. As a reminder to residents, the Virginia Department of Health says AVOID contact with wildlife and animals you do not know and REPORT any unusual behavior in animals you see. (WDBJ)
- The start of the holiday season means the Salvation Army bells are back in store fronts across the region, but this year the Army’s Roanoke branch says there are few volunteers. voluntary. The Army has 43 locations in mind across the region and is trying to raise $125,000 for the program over a one-month period. “We’ve pushed it as far as we can and we’re looking for people from the community to come and volunteer, if you have an hour or a few hours or a day or whatever you can volunteer, we’d love to have you. Come and help. it’s more of us,” said Noah Lind with the Roanoke Chapter of the Salvation Army. (WFXR)
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Today in Roanoke:
- Ice Bumper Cars at Berglund Center Coliseum (Noon)
- ‘Peter & Wendy’ at Mill Mountain Theater (2 p.m.)
- First Plan: Creative Writing Workshop and Community Potluck at Cafe Ursula (3pm)
- Driving Movie ‘Polar Express’ at Salem Civic Center (6:30 p.m.)
From my notebook:
- Roanoke Fire EMS Department: “Please join us in celebrating the achievements of our providers who have been recognized by Lewis Gale Medical Center for their excellence in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular care!” (Roanoke Fire EMS Department on Facebook)
- Roanoke Valley SPCA: “Mew! It may be getting colder, but the cat room is still full of adorable and adoptable cats and kittens. One of the many ways we can stay at the Roanoke Valley SPCA is with our volunteers voluntary Feline Enrichment!” (Roanoke Valley SPCA via Facebook)
- Roanoke Valley Straight Route: “Thank you Fleet Feet Roanoke for the wonderful gift of new shoes! We appreciate your support and sacrifice to support those we are blessed to serve.” (Straight Street Roanoke Valley via Facebook)
- Greater Roanoke Office of Workforce Development: “Meet Metalsa at Virginia Career Works! Join us for a series of recruiting events on Tuesdays November 15th, November 29th, December 6th from 10am – 1pm at 3601 Thirlane Rd .NW Suite 2 Roanoke, VA 24019.” (Greater Roanoke Workforce Development Board via Facebook)
Slow news day, but there you are. You’re officially here. See you tomorrow morning for another update.
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