Here’s a look at some of the stories we’ll be following today as they make headlines in Southwest Virginia:
William Fleming High School graduation will be held Friday at 10 am at the Berglund Center. If you are unable to attend, the graduation will be streamed live on the RCPS Facebook page. School officials remind guests that balloons, noisemakers, beach balls, or anything distracting will not be allowed. Security measures will be implemented and bags will be subject to search.
Danville Public Schools will hold its commencement ceremonies at Averett University’s North Campus. Galileo Magnet High School graduation will take place at 9:00 am and George Washington High School graduation will take place at 2:00 pm
The fifth annual Elder Abuse Conference will be held virtually beginning at 8:45 am It is hosted by the Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society and the Southwest Virginia Elder Justice Task Force. This year’s focus will be understanding guardianships. The conference will last until 3:15 pm and participation is free.
Earnings for Poverty will begin at 9:00 am in the Rainbow Forest Baptist Church Family Life Center gym. It’s a massive 2-day sale in Roanoke where people can go out and buy a wide variety of items. 100% of this year’s proceeds will go to help survivors of sex trafficking.
The VR Center will hold its grand opening at its Salem location. The veteran-owned business is located at 2012 Apperson Drive. The event will start at 1:00 p.m.
It’s National Iced Tea Day at McAlister’s Deli. This year, McAlister’s Deli is creating its signature LTO Sweet Tea Ice Cream with Lemon Swirl Sugar Cookie. This is the first time they have transformed their iconic drink into ice cream and was inspired by an April Fool’s joke in 2021.