[7-Accidents]

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The southbound lanes of Interstate 81 are blocked in Botetourt County this morning.
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State Police say a tractor trailer overtuned near mile marker 150-- that's near the Cloverdale exit.
They're suggesting drivers avoid the area for the next several hours.
Southbound traffic is being detoured at Exit 156-- that's the Troutville exit.
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[7-Roanoke-Fatal]


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Roanoke police are investigating a fatal hit and run accident.
It happened just after 3-30 near the intersection of Oliver and Wentworth.
Police say the victim was 42 year old Lynn Newton Turnbull of Northeast Roanoke.




[7-General-Assembly]


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By the end of the day, General Assembly members will have idea of how busy this year's session will be.
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Today is the deadline for legislators to file bills for this year's session.
Legislators have lodged more than 39-hundred bill-drafting requests -- about 500 more than last year and about 330 more than the all-time high two years ago.
Also today, the Senate is scheduled to cast a final vote on a controversial bill that would require voters to show identification when they show up at the polls to cast a ballot.
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[7-Board-Meeting]


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It seems like it hasn't happened often lately-- Roanoke County Supervisors and school board members getting along.
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But that's exactly what happened when the two boards set aside their differences for a weekend retreat.
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((JERRY CANADA/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: WE HAVE REALLY LEARNED WHAT IT TAKES TO SIT DOWN TOGETHER AND NEGOTIATE OUR DIFFERENCES AND DO IT IN A FRIENDLY PROFESSIONAL MANNER. JOE MC NAMARA/BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. OUR ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO PROVIDE SOUND INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE NEED TO EDUCATE OUR CITIZENRY))
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[SUPER=01-Joe McNamara/Roanoke Co. Board of Supervisors; :09]
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[OUT Q=educate our citizenry]
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The slow-moving Glenvar Middle School project was a major topic at the retreat.
And after this weekend -- chairmen from both boards say they are more confident than ever that the project will move forward.
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[7-S-Bridal-Show]


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This isn't a hot season for weddings -- but it is a popular time to plan one.
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And to make the job a little easier --- many came out to the Roanoke Valley Bridal Showcase this afternoon.


It's an annual event held at the Salem Civic Center-- that offers brides and grooms a chance to look at everything needed for a wedding.
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((VAUNDA LEFTWICH/ROANOKE VALLEY BRIDAL SHOWCASE:IT'S IMPORTANT THAT THE BRIDES HAVE ALL THE SERVICES UNDER ONE ROOF, ONE DAY. SO THAT THEY DON'T HAVE TO TAKE UP THAT VALUABLE TIME THEY SPEND ON THEIR HONEY MOON PLANNING THEIR WEDDING))


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Everything from choosing a wedding location - to a photographer -- was highlighted at the event.
This was the 8-th year the showcase has taken place.
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Taking a moment now to check the forecast...
Mostly cloudy today with flurries, highs near 32.
Clearing skies overnight, with cold winds.
Lows in the upper teens.
The five day forecast is calling for partly sunny skies this week, with a few flurries possible again by Wednesday.
Highs in the 30s...low sin the teens and 20s.
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[45-Accidents]


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Traffic remains sluggish following a tractor trailer accident this morning on 81 in Botetourt County.
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State Police say the trailer overtuned near mile marker 150-- that's near the Cloverdale exit.
They're suggesting drivers avoid the area.
One southbound lane has just opened so traffic is no longer being detoured.
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[45-Roanoke-Fatal]


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Meanwhile, in Roanoke police are investigating a fatal hit and run accident.
It happened just after 3-30 this morning near the intersection of Oliver and Wentworth.
Police say the victim was 42 year old Lynn Newton Turnbull of Northeast Roanoke.




[45-Board-Meeting]


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It something that hasn't happened in a while, a friendly meeting between the Roanoke County Supervisors and school board members.
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The two boards set aside their differences for a weekend retreat.
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((JERRY CANADA/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: WE HAVE REALLY LEARNED WHAT IT TAKES TO SIT DOWN TOGETHER AND NEGOTIATE OUR DIFFERENCES AND DO IT IN A FRIENDLY PROFESSIONAL MANNER. JOE MC NAMARA/BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. OUR ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO PROVIDE SOUND INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE NEED TO EDUCATE OUR CITIZENRY))
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[SUPER=01-Joe McNamara/Roanoke Co. Board of Supervisors; :09]
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The slow-moving Glenvar Middle School project was a major topic at the retreat.
And after this weekend -- chairmen from both boards say they are more confident than ever that the project will move forward.
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[45-General-Assembly]


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Today is the deadline for legislators to file bills for this year's session General Assembly session.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Week;]


Legislators have lodged more than 39-hundred bill-drafting requests -- about 500 more than last year and about 330 more than the all-time high two years ago.
Also today, the Senate is scheduled to cast a final vote on a bill that would require voters to show identification when they show up at the polls to cast a ballot.
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[45-S-Home-Garden]


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They've appeared on National Television and this weekend they made a stop in Roanoke County.

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There a husband and wife pottery team.
They made the trip from Tennessee to Tanglewood Mall in Roanoke to sell their crafts.
The couple specialize in two types of pottery: stoneware and Raku (Raw-Koo), a 16th Century Japanese technique.
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((ANN CROSBY: EACH AND EVERY PIECE IS OUR OWN DESIGN WE TRY NOT COPY ANYONE'S WORK AND TO KEEP IT ALL INDIVIDUALIZED.))

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The couple travel to various craft shows across the country to showcase their work.
They also own a pottery shop in Rutledge, Tennessee.
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[45Weather]


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Taking a break from the news to check the forecast...
Mostly cloudy today, with a few flurries.
Highs in the lower 30s.
Clear and cold tonight, with northwest winds.
Lows in the upper teens.
The five day forecast is calling for partly sunny skies this week, with a few flurries possible again by Wednesday.
Highs in the 30s...low sin the teens and 20s.
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[8-81-Accidents]


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Southbound traffic is moving past the Cloverdale exit on Interstate 81.
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An accident near exit 150 shut down the southbound lanes for hours.
One southbound lane is now open and traffic is no longer being detoured.
State police say a truck carrying construction material and a car started the accident just after five..
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The truck avoided that car but overturned, then another car hit it from behind.
The driver of that car and the truck driver were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hopsital.
Their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
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[8-Roanoke-Fatal]


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Roanoke police are investigating a fatal hit and run accident.
It happened at 3-30 this morning near the intersection of Oliver and Wentworth.
Police say 42 year old Lynn Newton Turnbull of Northeast Roanoke was walking when he was struck and killed.


[8-Board-Meeting]


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Despite their past differences members of the Roanoke County school board and board of supervisors prove they can work together peacefully.
They met this weekend for a restreat.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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((It's an unfamiliar scene -- Roanoke County School Board members working side by side with the Board of Supervisors and other staff from the County.
The two boards have been at odds for months-- but this weekend they put their differences aside at a retreat.
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((JERRY CANADA/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: WE HAVE REALLY LEARNED WHAT IT TAKES TO SIT DOWN TOGETHER AND NEGOTIATE OUR DIFFERENCES AND DO IT IN A FRIENDLY PROFESSIONAL MANNER))
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((JOE MC NAMARA/BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. OUR ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO PROVIDE SOUND INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE NEED TO EDUCATE OUR CITIZENRY))
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One of the sour points between the groups -- was the Glenvar Middle school project.
It seemed each side was blaming the other for delaying the process to make additions and improvements to the school.
Butch Church was recently elected to the Board of Supervisors.
He say his campaign centered on breaking down the communication barrier between the two boards -- and believes this retreat is a step in the right direction.
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((BUTCH CHURCH/BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: GAVE US ALL AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE WHAT EACH OTHER WAS ALL ABOUT IN A RELAXED SETTING. NO PRESSURE JUST OPEN COMMUNICATION. NO DISAGREEMENTS))
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And after this weekend -- chairmen from both boards say they are more confident than ever that the Glenvar Middle School project will move forward.
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((JOE MC NAMARA/BOARD OF SUPERVISOR: I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO SEE GLENVAR MIDDLE SCHOOL MOVING FORWARD VERY QUICKLY. THAT'S CERTAINLY MY HOPE. I THINK IN THE NEXT 15 TO 20 DAY SOME RESOLUTION WILL BE MADE ON GLENVAR MIDDLE SCHOOL))
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((JOY SUTTON:THERE WERE ALSO SEVERAL INITIATIVES THAT CAME OUT FROM THE RETREAT FOCUSING ON WORKFORCE AND EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT.
THE CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARDS SAYS THIS IS THE FIRST TIME, IN A LONG TIME, THEY'VE SEEN THIS TYPE OF COOPERATION. ))
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Checking your back-to-work forecast...
Lots of clouds today with some flurries possible.
Highs near 32.
Clear, cold, and breezy tonight, with lows in the upper teens.
The five day forecast is calling for partly sunny skies this week, with a few flurries possible again by Wednesday.
Highs in the 30s...low sin the teens and 20s.
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