[7-2Fuel-Spill]

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Part of Interstate 81 in Montgomery County is still blocked this morning.
Authorities are cleaning up a tractor trailer fuel spill -
In the meantime - they are re-routing traffic from the Northbound lanes.
Drivers are being directed off the Interstate at exit 118.
From there they're being routed ONTO 460.
State Police say they're allowing drivers back on the interstate at exit 128.
They expect all lanes to be re-opened a little later this morning.
Again - the Northbound lanes of I-81 from exits 118- to 128 in Montgomery County are closed.

[7-2Water-Rescue]


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A Patrick County man received a scare during a weekend fishing trip.
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Fred Helms of Woolwine was fishing near Danville with some friends Saturday. He decided to sleep near the water - while his friends returned to their cars to sleep.
When Helms woke yesterday morning, he found himself trapped by water that had risen overnight.
He was rescued by members of Danville's Water Rescue Unit after friends called for help.
He suffered only some minor scrapes.
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[7-Salem-Robbery]
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One citizen's quick thinking made for a short getaway for two alleged robbers.
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Salem police say two young men entered this Exxon Stop-In Food Store on East Main street around one-thirty a-m and pulled a knife on the cashier. They made off with an undisclosed amount of money. A citizen managed to get the license plate number on the getaway car. 19-year-old Vershaun Duvon Vinson, of Salem, and a 15-year-old were arrested shortly thereafter without incident.
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[7-Dan-River]
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Despite a new trade law that would make it cheaper to produce fabric in the U-S, Dan River Incorporated is still planning to open a new plant south of the border
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A spokesman for the Danville company says they still plan to open a new plant in Mexico, despite the law - which will go into effect October first. The "Caribbean Basin Initiative" removes tariffs and limits on garments from Central America and the Caribbean if they are made with fabric produced in the U-S. But Dan River Incorporated says the new law hasn't changed the company's strategy. It plans to relocate part of its equipment to Mexico in less than a year and a half.
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The water was rising on a Roanoke street last night - because break in a water main...
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The broken main flooded Brambleton Avenue near Fishburne Park. A large number of residents in the Southwest portion of the city were without water well into the night.
But police say the ruptured pipe has been repaired now. Police are blaming the break of the 12-inch pipe on an old main.
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[45-Fuel-Spill]


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Part of Interstate 81 is still blocked in Montgomery County this morning.
Authorities are cleaning up a tractor trailer fuel spill -
In the meantime - they are re-routing traffic from the Northbound lanes.
Drivers are being directed off the Interstate at exit 118.
From there they're being routed ONTO 460.
State Police say they're allowing drivers back on the interstate at exit 128.
They expect all lanes to be re-opened a little later this morning.
Again - the Northbound lanes of I-81 from exits 118- to 128 in Montgomery County are closed.

[45-Gun-Sales]


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Shoppers, gun collectors, and tourists are taking advantage of a local community's exemption from a certain gun law.
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Hillsville is the only Virginia locality that is exempt from a state law that requires gun show promoters to submit names and addresses of all vendors to state police and local authorities.
Inside the V-F-W hall... all gun buyers must go through a background check but outside buyers only have to hand over cash.
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[SOT 15:55:50]
[IN Q=most what]

((WILLES DOLLYHIGH/DEALER: MOST WHAT I GOT, THEY'RE ALL HANGERS, IN OTHER WORDS, THEY'RE OLD GUNS NOT MADE ANY MORE SO THEY JUST HANG THEM UP ON THE WALL.))
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[OUT Q=on the wall.]
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[VO-NAT]


Folks could also trade in their old guns for cash.
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[45-Salem-Robbery]
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Two teenagers are under arrest in connection with a robbery at a Salem convenience store.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

Salem police say two young men entered this Exxon Stop-In Food Store on East Main street around one-thirty a-m and pulled a knife on the cashier. They made off with an undisclosed amount of money. A citizen managed to get the license plate number on the getaway car. 19-year-old Vershaun Duvon Vinson, of Salem, and a 15-year-old were arrested shortly thereafter without incident.
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[45-Allen-Robb]
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In local political news - Senator Chuck Robb and challenger George Allen are vying for the support of a former Governor .
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Doug Wilder hasn't said which candidate he'll back in the upcoming election. His backing was crucial for Robb six years ago - who eventually won by three percentage points over Oliver North. But now Robb is in a much tougher fight against Republican and former Governor George Allen, who has a warm relationship with Wilder. Allen and Robb will debate September 24th on Wilder's statewide radio talk show.
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A broken Roanoke water main is now fixed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The broken main flooded Brambleton Avenue near Fishburne Park. A large number of residents in the Southwest portion of the city were without water well into the night.
But police say the ruptured pipe has been repaired now. Police are blaming the break of the 12-inch pipe on an old main.
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[8-2Fuel-Spill]


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Part of Interstate 81 in Montgomery County is blocked this morning.
Authorities are cleaning up a tractor trailer fuel spill. Meantime, they are re-routing traffic off the Interstate at exit 118 and onto 460. State Police are allowing drivers back on the interstate at exit 128. They expect all lanes to be re-opened a little later this morning.

[8-Hillsville]


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The Hillsville flea market isn't being stopped because of the weather, but some vendors say the rain has been putting a damper on sales. Kate Weidaw checks out the merchandise - and the crowd.
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(( [NAT SOUND PEOPLE WALKING] [RUNS3]

[SOT 4:10:00]
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((IT'S REALLY CROWDED A LITTLE RAINY BUT IT'S ALL RIGHT THOUGH.))
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[RUNS4]
Crowded is an understatement, the flea market has wall to wall people on the side walk and in the street. But before you can get to shopping you have to park your car.
[NAT SOUND 16:02:50] ((FIVE DOLLARS FOR YOUR CAR SIR.)) [RUNS3]
Neighborhoods turn into parking lots. Front and back yards become big money makers.

[SOT 15:59:36]
[INQ=]

((EVERYONE DOES IT EVERYONE IS ENTREPRENEUR ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND.))
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[RUNS3]
Once the car is parked it's time to shop. Tents blanket Hillsville from one end to the other, and people love it.

[SOT 4:14:03]
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((YOU FIND THINGS HERE YOU CAN'T FIND ANY WHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD.))
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[RUNS3]
Antiques seem to be popular among the crowd.

[SOT 15:42:24]
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((KATE: SO WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY WHEN THEY COME UP HERE? OH MY GRANDMOTHER USED TO HAVE ON OF THOSE.))
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For some the antiques look like yesterday's trash.

[SOT 15:45:06]
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((SOME OF IT'S JUNK SOME OF IT'S JUNK JUST DEPENDS ON WHAT YOU'RE COLLECTING.))
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[RUNS4]
[video 15:45:06] For others it's a treasure. And if you weren't looking for antiques there was just about something for everyone.
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Some vendors weren't having much luck with sales.

[SOT 16:05:52]
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((NOBODY'S SHOPPING NOBODY'S SPENDING MONEY AND THE WEATHER'S TERRIBLE.))
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[RUNS3]
But folks where handing over their cash for food.
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Four dollars can buy you a polish sausage with onions and green peppers, and how about a nice two dollar glass of freshly squeezed lemonade to wash it down.

[SOT 15:37:43]
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((CHOCOLATE, LEMON, BLUEBERRY APPLE, WHAT KIND DO YOU WANT.))
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[RUNS2]
And for dessert how about a two dollar fried apple pie or a scoop of homemade ice cream made right at the flea market.


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So whether you come for the food or the shopping.

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((I'D RATHER BE HOME WATCHING FOOTBALL.))
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Or if someone dragged you there, it's what bargain shoppers call some of the best deals around. Kate Weidaw News 7 Hillsville.))


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