Happy Wednesday neighbours! Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening locally today.
First, today’s weather forecast:
Wind in the afternoon. High: 51 Low: 45.
Here are the top 3 stories in Roanoke today:
- Roanoke Parks and Recreation has announced an open house for the Fishburn Mansion Recording Studio allowing the public to tour the new studio. The open day will be on February 24 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and the official opening will take place in March. A member of staff will be available during the open house to answer questions and help with audio equipment. (Roanoke’s Star)
- The Roanoke County School District has started offering a $1,500 bonus to attract new school bus drivers. According to district officials, no experience is necessary and they are currently looking for more than a dozen new drivers. The bonus will be awarded after the driver has driven for 90 days, with all training provided free of charge. (WFIR News Talk Radio)
- A used car dealership in Roanoke continues to be robbed and vandalized. According to the owner of Best Auto Sales, thieves continue to steal inspection stickers, car keys and other miscellaneous items while smashing vehicle windows. Thieves break into dealership office to cut power to security camera before hitting vehicles. The Roanoke Police Department is currently investigating the numerous thefts. (WSLS 10)
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Today in Roanoke:
- Blind date with a book At the Roanoke County Library (all day)
- Take and create birdhouses At the Roanoke County Library (all day)
From my notebook:
- The Virginia Zoo announces its job fair which offers many part-time positions at the zoo. The first day of the fair was yesterday; it will continue on February 19. (Instagram)
- Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley shares the tradition of signing the wooden frames of every home that Habitat volunteers build. (Facebook)
- Roanoke City Public Schools celebrates Black History Month with weekly themes at Lincoln Terrace. Click to view last week’s theme. (Facebook)
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— Nicole Fallon Peek
About me: Nicole Fallon-Peek is a journalist and editor with a degree in media, culture and communication from New York University. She has been a freelance journalist, editor, managing editor and editorial director for various B2B news outlets. She currently co-owns and manages content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.