Efforts to create a Virginia Lewis and Clark historic trail in Virginia are changing direction — away from the National Park Service toward a state-supported version. The goal is create a marked route that remembers the Virginia travels of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark before and after their historic expedition to the Pacific. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.
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.
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