Salem officials will update interested citizens and businesses owners later today on plans to improve the city’s downtown appearance. The hope is to begin the major parts of the work by spring, as WFIR’s Evan Jones reports.
There is an open house scheduled today from 4:00 until 7:00 at the Salem Museum to inform interested citizens and business owners about the plan’s status.
The percentage of Virginia public school students meeting reading, math and science Standards of Learning inched upward in the most recent school year. But state education officials say one continuing concern is the gap in SOL pass rates between white students and other groups. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.
Roanoke-based Angels of Assisi is taking part in another large-scale rescue operation, this one involving dozens of dogs from North Carolina. 32 dogs were rescued in all, and Angels of Assisi is caring for more than 20 of them. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.
Click here for the Angels of Assisi web site.
WFIR Political Analyst Bob Denton says a new statewide poll suggests Donald Trump is going have a difficult time carrying Virginia in November, a state Trump likely needs to win the election. WFIR’s Evan Jones has more.
Click here for full poll results.
State agriculture officials have issued an alert for the Asian Longhorned Beetle. It has not yet been seen in Virginia, but officials fear that if it does arrive, it could do great harm to valuable hardwood stands. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.
Click here for USDA information on the Asian Longhorned Beetle