VDOT is ready to hear from the public tonight on a new $5.8 million dollar park and ride lot in Christiansburg — one to replace a controversial commuter lot not far away near an elementary school. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.
The public meeting is at Falling Branch Elementary School from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Click here for full VDOT information on the project.
The Roanoke Valley SPCA urges pet owners to be on the lookout after a Roanoke woman’s dog ate what looked like rat poison left in Highland Park. The woman asked not to be identified but she did report the incident. An SPCA spokesperson says it doesn’t happen often, but some people will leave poisons in parks on purpose, and dogs will sometimes mistake rat poison for treats. An animal control officer canvassed the area near the Highland Dog Park but did not find any rat poison pellets. The woman took her dog to the emergency vet and the animal got the help it needed.
Local Colors founder Pearl Fu is stepping down. She has been executive director of the organization for the past 25 years. She will be passing on leadership of Local Colors to Beth Lutjen and Taylor Willis. There will be a presentation honoring Fu at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Jefferson Center atrium in Roanoke. The public is invited to attend. Local Colors is preparing for its 25th festival in May.