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[7-Church-Fire]

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Fire has damaged a Danville church.
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[SUPER=03-Danville/Last Night]

The front portion of the Bethel Holliness church on Grove street was engulfed when firefighters arrived shortly before 11 last night. The front half of the church's roof caved in before firefighters could bring the fire under control. It took more than 20 firefighters 45 minutes to douse the flames. One firefighter was injured when he fell about 10 feet off a ladder.. He was taken to Danville Regional Medical Center and later released back to duty.
Still no word on what caused the blaze.
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[7-Patrick-Fatal]


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An accident in Patrick County yesterday afternoon killed a 75-year-old Patrick Springs man.
It happened on Route 697, a half-mile east of Hunting Hills. State Police say Sammie Marion Lawless lost control of his vehicle and collided with a pick-up truck. Coy A. Joyce was a passenger in Lawless's vehicle. He later died at a North Carolina hospital.


[7-11Fatal-Danville]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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An accident in Danville killed one woman and sent two other people to the hospital. It happened around 8:30 last night on Central Boulevard.
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[SUPER=03-Danville]

Police say 56-year old Charles Patrick Goodman of Danville crossed the median and struck a pick-up truck head on. His passenger, 34 year old Lisa Austin Wright of Blairs was killed. Goodman and the pick-up driver, (Lewis) Louis Durham of Danville, were taken to the hospital. Their injuries are apparently not life-threatening. Traffic was blocked for more than an hour as police worked to clear the scene. Charges against Goodman are pending.
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[7-11Firestone-Tires]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Even though they don't have recalled Firestone tires, some drivers are getting their wheels checked out anyway.
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[SUPER=03-Salem]


Cathy Greer has six month old Firestone Tires on her 19-99 Mercury Mountaineer.
They are NOT on the recall list.
But when she took her truck to this Salem shop, the mechanic noticed a problem.
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((CATHY GREER/CUSTOMER: THEY DID FIND A SEPARATION ON THE TIRE WHERE THE TIRE MEETS THE SIDE WALL AND INDEED THEY ARE SEPARATING AND WE DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH LONGER IT WOULD HAVE LASTED.))
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[VO-NAT]

Yesterday, The Ford Motor company claimed many of the recalled tires were manufactured during a strike at the company's plant in Illinois.
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[7WEATHER]


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Let's take a moment now to check the forecast..
Partly sunny today with highs in the lower 80s..
Mostly clear overnight with a low near 60..

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[45-11Verizon]


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Verizon's latest contract offer isn't sitting well with striking union workers.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week]

Thousands of Verizon employees in Virginia and eleven other states are entering the second week of the strike.
A Verizon spokesman says their latest offer represented a summary of everybody's concerns. But officials of the two striking unions say some key issues weren't addressed in the new offer and that some existing protections for workers were reduced.
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[45-11Boyd]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Congressional hopeful John Boyd is at the Democratic National Convention, trying to raise campaign money in his race against incumbent Virgil Goode.
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[SUPER=203-Danville/July 18]

The Mecklenburg County farmer says he's gotten little monetary support from state and national Democrats. As of June 30th, his campaign reported only 12-hundred dollars in the bank - compared to Goode's 500-thousand dollars.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Goode left the Democratic party earlier this year and showed up as a visitor at the Republican National Convention two weeks ago.

[45-11Fiddlers-Convention]


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For the first time, two musicians tied for the top honors at the Old Fiddlers convention.
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[SUPER=03-Galax/Wednesday; ]


Thousands gathered in Felts Park this week for six days of competition.
The convention , sponsored by the Galax Moose Lodge, ended yesterday with the presentation of awards, including 20- thousand dollars in cash prizes.
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Guitarist Wayne Henderson from Mouth of Wilson, and Old-Time fiddler Greg Hooven, of Staunton, were named Best All- Around Performers.
The group, Fescue, from Marion, Virginia, won the bluegrass band competition.
The New Ballards Branch Bog-trotters, from Galax, were named the top old-time band.



[45-11Bridal-Show]


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Couples tying the knot had some help planning the big event at a bridal and fashion show at the Clarion Hotel in Roanoke.
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Brides-to-be had a chance to check out the latest styles in gowns yesterday.
Booths were also set up with local photographers, caterers, and entertainment.
Organizers say the event takes the guess work out of putting a wedding together.
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((ERIN WAYBRIGHT/ORGANIZER: THERE'S SO MUCH INVOLVED IN PLANNING A WEDDING YOU HAVE TO GO HERE AND BRINGING IT ALL INTO ONE PLACE YOU GET ALL THE INFORMATION AT ONCE SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO TO EACH INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS.))
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The American Heart Association took home the proceeds from the show.
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Turning your attention now to weather...
Another pleasant day out there...
Partly sunny with highs in the lower 80s..


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[8-11D-Day-Memorial]


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Thanks to the work of volunteers, you have more opportunities to visit the National D- Day Memorial in Bedford.
Kate Weidaw has the story.
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[SUPER=01-George Murphy/Volunteer;:26]
[SUPER=01-Beverly Salyards/Veteran;:39]
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(( The gates to the National D-Day Memorial are now open on the weekend. Folks who can't come during the week are taking advantage of the extra hours to see the statues, the Overlord Arch, and the ongoing construction.
George Murphy is one of 56 volunteers who is making it possible for visitors to come on the weekend and have any questions about the memorial answered.

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((GEORGE MURPHY/VOLUNTEER: YOUNGER PEOPLE NOW KNOW ABOUT NORMANDY AND D-DAY AND THEY WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT IT, AND THERE IS A CURIOSITY AND THEY WANT TO SEE IT AND BE HERE.))
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Beverly Salyards made the drive from Harrisonburg to see the Memorial.

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((BEVERLY SALYARDS: IT BRINGS BACK TO MANY MEMORIES.))
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Salyards severed in the 175-th company and arrived the day after the Normandy invasion.

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((BEVERLY SALYARDS: I FEEL LIKE THE YOUNGER GENERATION HAS FORGOTTEN THE SACRIFICES.))
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((BEVERLY SALYARDS: AND WITHOUT THE SACRIFICES WE WOULDN'T HAVE THE FREEDOM WE HAVE TODAY, WE'D HAVE SWASTIKA ALL OVER THE PLACE INSTEAD OF FLAGS FLYING.))
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And while veterans like Salyards told old stories about the war a younger generation came to appreciate what so many lost their lives for.

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((TOM MAGRI: IT'S AN AMAZINGLY POWERFUL STATEMENT THAT BOTH THE ARCH ITSELF AND THE STARKNESS THAT REMINDS PEOPLE OF WHAT THE MEN WENT THROUGH INTO THE D-DAY INVASION.))
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It's those kinds of statements that lets George Murphy know it's important to keep the memorial open on the weekend.

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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: BUT THE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM WILL ONLY KEEP THE MEMORIAL OPEN ON THE WEEKEND THROUGH NOVEMBER 22ND. YOU CAN CHECK IT OUT SATURDAY 11 TO 5 AND SUNDAY 1 TO 5. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7 BEDFORD.))
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[8-2-Church-Fire]


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Officials are still searching for clues to last night's fire at a Danville church.
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[SUPER=03-Danville/Last Night]

The front portion of the Bethel Holliness church on Grove street was engulfed when firefighters arrived shortly before 11 last night. The front half of the church's roof caved in before firefighters could bring the fire under control. It took more than 20 firefighters 45 minutes to douse the flames. One firefighter was injured when he fell about 10 feet off a ladder.. He was taken to Danville Regional Medical Center and later released back to duty.

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[8WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Before we wrap up this morning...
Let's go over that forecast again..
Partly sunny today..


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