Suicide Awareness Resources + 1/3 first year quarantine class

Happy Monday, neighbors! Here’s everything you need to know about what’s going on in the city today.

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First of all, the weather forecast for the day:

Clear all day. High: 81 Low: 56.

Here are the best stories today in Roanoke:

  1. Roanoke non-profit Tudor House spread the suicide awareness message to Grandin Theater representations of “Dear Evan Hansen “ This weekend. The film explores the themes of bullying, mental health and suicide. Before each performance, the theater presented a slide highlighting Tudor House while counselors and mental health workers waited in the theater lobby. The nonprofit is also working to raise $ 100,000 by the end of the year to help provide free mental health services. (WSLS 10)
  2. Officials at Roanoke County Public Schools closely monitor the transmission of COVID to Northside High School, where nearly a third of the freshman class is now in quarantine. In two days last week, 78 high school students were exposed; the 27 students who were vaccinated do not have to self-quarantine unless they start to experience symptoms. Hidden Valley College and Cave Spring High School also saw high peaks in cases, with several cheerleading activities across the district halted due to exposure. (WDBJ7)
  3. A rezoning request for 1345, plantation road has been approved by the Roanoke City Council. The request for dezoning of BrightView LLC would transform the site into a new outpatient mental health and addictions clinic. Although the move drew mixed reviews from Roanoke community, the project has been approved and is in the early stages of development. (WDBJ7)

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Nicole Fallon-Peek

About me: Nicole Fallon-Peek is a graduate journalist and writer in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University. She has been a freelance journalist, editor, editor and editorial director for various B2B media. She is currently the co-owner and operator of the content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.

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