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Frank Beamer decides to stay in Blacksburg. We'll take a close look at the terms of the deal that keeps the coac
h at Virginia Tech.
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And hear from a rescued hiker who say his 12-hour ordeal lost in the woods was like a scene out of the Blair Witch Project.
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West Virginia hires alum Rich Rodriquez to replace Don Nehlen, EC Glass is looking for a new football coach.
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[vo-nat] Mike Stevens has those stories from Blacksburg plus reaction from players and coaches on Frank Beamer's decision to stay at Tech.
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Kind of a quiet day after an interesting weekend. Details along with the Monday WeatherSchool just ahead. [open]
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((Happy to be here, happy to stay here. Wouldn't want to be anywhere else.))
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They're beaming in Blacksburg. Frank Beamer is staying at Virginia Tech.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Beamer]


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The announcement came this afternoon ... ending a whirlwind weekend for Beamer and almost anyone with an interest in Virginia Tech football.
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Mike Stevens is following the story in Blacksburg. Mike, Frank Beamer visited the University of North Carolina yesterday. What led him to stay at Tech?
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((ROLLCUE:...WHAT HE TOLD HIS PLAYERS THIS AFTERNOON...))
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[IN Q="I TOLD THEM...]
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((Two years ago Beamer agreed to a contract extension that we said would "keep him in Blacksburg as long as he coaches." Today we heard the Athletic Director say Beamer will remain at Tech "in the future." Has Weaver simply learned never to say forever?))

[Bassett]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Henry County will be losing more manufacturing jobs.
Bassett Furniture says it will shut down part of its plant in that county, putting 280 people out of work.
The company plans to shift the assembly and finishing operations in Bassett to its factory in Mount Airy, North Carolina.
That will add about 40 positions there.
And some of the Henry County workers could take those jobs.
Bassett blames slow housing starts and higher energy costs for the shutdown.
The restructuring will cost the company between 10 and 12 million dollars.

[Patina-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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County Firefighters have cited electrical problems as the cause of an early morning fire that damaged two Roanoke County businesses.
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Investigators believe the fire broke out in Everything-Shabby-dot-com .. then spread to neighboring Patina bridal shop.
While much of the merchandise inside Patina was destroyed, firefighters say mylar sheets on the windows may have saved the building.
Authorities say the sheets kept oxygen out and helped smother the fire.
Bad news for brides to be -- estimated merchandise damage is between 800 and 900 thousand dollars.
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((MICHELLE JACKSON/EVERYTHINGSHABBY.COM: WE'LL GET EVERYTHING BACK UP AND RUNNING. WE LIKE TO GET THINGS DONE QUICK AROUND HERE SO WE'LL WORK ON IT AS FAST AS WE CAN AND WE'LL GET EVERYTHING BACK UP.))
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[OUT Q=everything back up.]
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Mandy Hasenbeck lost her dress in the fire. Her wedding date is set for December 16. She was supposed to pick her dress up the day before the wedding.
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((MANDY HASENBECK: WE HAVE THE INVITATIONS THEY WENT OUT. THEY HAVE BEEN OUT. MY DRIDAL SHOWEVER IS COMING UP NEXT SUNDAY AND I DON'T KNOW RIGHT NOW WHAT IT'S GOING TO DO. I TALKED TO MY MOM AND I GUESS I'M GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE OFF WORK TOMORROW AND GO FIND ANOTHER DRESS.))
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[OUT Q=everything back up.]
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Owners are asking customers whose gowns may have been inside the stores to leave contact information at neighboring Visions Tanning Salon.


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Help wanted ... revive a downtown. Still ahead, one town counts on a relative rookie to get it done.
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And he's not missing any more ... but a hiker will need some time to recover. We'll hear him describe his ordeal .. and rescue.
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[COMMERCIAL][Missing-Hiker]


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A young Roanoke hiker admits he's lucky to be alive. Adam Hubert spent 12- hours lost in the woods of Roanoke County after taking a wrong turn. Teresa Hamilton talked with the 17- year old earlier today.
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((nat sound))
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Having blood drawn is nothing compared to Adam Hubert's ordeal over the weekend. Adam was hiking near Dragon's Tooth with his sister and a friend Saturday afternoon.... when he decided to run ahead and warm up their car.
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((ADAM HUBERT/MISSING HIKER: WHEN WE FIRST CAME HERE MY SISTER WAS LIKE YOU KNOW, BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, IT'S THE EXACT SETTING AND THEY WERE PLAYING SCENES AS I WAS RUNNING AHEAD SAYING JOSH COME BACK, YOU KNOW.))
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Fiction turned to reality, though, when Adam somehow took a wrong turn. He says he tried to make it back to Dragon's Tooth... when that didn't work he phoned 9-1-1.
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((ADAM HUBERT/MISSING HIKER: I COULDN'T MOVE, EVERYTIME I WOULD START WALKING BOTH MY LEGS WOULD START CRAMPING AND I WOULD COLLAPSE.))
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Help was on the way... but Adam wasn't carrying a flash light and eventually lost communication when the antenna on his cell phone broke. To make matters worse... he wasn't wearing heavy clothing.
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((I WAS SOAKED, THERE WERE ICICLES IN MY HAIR.))
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Adam was also in pain and fighting the urge to fall asleep when help finally arrived... 12- hours later.
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((I COULDN'T WALK AND THEY WALKED THAT STRETCHER DOWN THAT HILL FOR FIVE HOURS TO GET ME DOWN.))
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It was also a harrowing ordeal for Adam's friend and sister.
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((GARY HARRAS/ADAM'S FRIEND: I SAID ADAM IT'S ME GARY, HE TRIED TO SIT UP AND I SAID WHAT HAPPENED, HE SAID YOU CAN SLAP ME LATER.))
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((CRYSTAL HUBERT/ADAM'S SISTER: I WAS JUST OH THANK GOD, BECAUSE YOU KNOW, SITTING THERE THINKING I'M NEVER GOING TO SEE MY LITTLE BROTHER AGAIN... WHAT ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO THINK.))
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The Huberts say more than anything they just want to thank everyone who helped in the rescue effort. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.




[Farm-Bureau]


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The Virginia Farm Bureau is preparing to ask the General Assembly for 20 million dollars in farm aid.
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Farm Bureau representatives say Virginia farms are in trouble. They say too many farmers are selling their land to developers, and too few young people are interested in farming.
They say state funding may help encourage farm ownership.
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((BRUCE HIATT/VA FARM BUREAU FEDERATION: WE'RE HOPING THAT YOUNG PEOPLE WILL GO INTO FARMING AND THEY'LL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEAT WITH EXPERIENCED FARMERS, AND LEARN, AND MAYBE TAKE OVER THE OPERATION.))
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[VO-NAT]


Speakers acknowledged housing developments would generate more tax revenue, but they say preserving farmland would actually be less of a burden to taxpayers.
The Farm Bureau plans to hire a new farmland specialist in December.
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Blue chips held on to early gains today ... but Tech stocks slipped lower. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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Rocky Mount officials say the town's problem is common: stores are deserting downtown in favor of new, bigger, and brighter areas on the fringe. In their wake, they leave a town with no center. Now Rocky Mount is betting its future on a young man with little experience. Tina Tenret shows us why.
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(( Rhonda Graham and her friends prefer to shop in their hometown, Rocky Mount.
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((RHONDA GRAHAM/ROCKY MOUNT RESIDENT: COULDN'T MAKE MYSELF GET UP AT SIX A-M AND HEAD TO ROANOKE. BUT AGAIN SHOPPING IS LIMITED. WE NEED BETTER STORES IN ORDER TO SPEND OUR MONEY IN THIS SMALL TOWN.)) [RUNS:10]
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After all, you cannot spend money in the vacant stores that line downtown Rocky Mount. Even the owners of this restaurant have plans to leave.
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((KEITH HOLLAND/TOWN MANAGER: ROCKY MOUNT'S NOT UNLIKE A LOT OF OTHER SMALL TOWNS AND EVEN BIGGER CITIES THAT ARE SEEING THEIR CORE RETAIL LEAVING DOWNTOWN AND MOVING OUT TOWARD THE FRINGES.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=THE FRINGES]

So the town scrounged up 41-thousand-dollars to hire Eric Underwood, who graduated from Radford University last year.

He worked as the assistant town manager in Christiansburg. Now it's up to him to revitalize Rocky Mount.
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[IN Q=My initial]

((ERIC UNDERWOOD/COMMUNITY DEV. DIR.: MY INITIAL PLAN IS TO ADVERTISE ON THE WEBSITE ON THE FRANKLIN COUNTY WEBSITE HOPEFULLY, SINCE ROCKY MOUNT DOESN'T HAVE ONE YET. THAT'S IN THE WORKS.)) [RUNS:09]
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Rocky Mount is spending state cash to revamp downtown -- removing wires and replacing lampposts, remodeling storefronts, and demolishing a car wash for parking.
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[IN Q=The town also plans]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: THE TOWN ALSO PLANS TO REMOVE THESE OLD RAILROAD TRACKS BEHIND MAIN STREET, SO PEOPLE AND CARS CAN EASILY CROSS RIGHT INTO DOWNTOWN.)) [RUNS:07]
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And, if Franklin County decides later this month to turn the old Peebles department store into a library, downtown might become a popular destination after all -- and a sweeter sell. Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke ))


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((ROLLCUE:...END TO AN AGONIZING ORDEAL....))
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((ROLLCUE:....AND HONOR HE NEVER EXPECTED TO GET AND THE START OF THE SEASON....))
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[SUPER=01-Rickey Bustle/Va. Tech Offensive Coordinator; :19]
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[OUT Q=.....proud for him"]
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In other Big East football coaching moves, West Virginia has named Don Nehlen's replacement. Today Clemson offensive coordinator Rich Rodriquez was introduced as the Mountaineers new head football coach. ((ROLLCUE:...NEW HEAD FOOTBALL COACH..."))
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[IN Q="WHEN I....]
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[OUT Q=....to the program"]
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After twenty- eight years on the sidelines for E.C. Glass High School, head football coach Dennis Peters announced today he is leaving the program.
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Peters was a longtime assistant under Johnny Palmer and Bo Henson before taking the reins four years ago.
He says he's stepping down to spend more time with his family, in particular his two teenage sons.
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[SOT 10:38:58]
[IN Q=But it's a]

((DENNIS PETERS/LEAVING E.C. GLASS FOOTBALL PROGRAM: BUT IT'S A PERSONAL, FAMILY DECISION. IT WAS MY DECISION AND IT WAS SOMETHING I KNEW WOULD COME ABOUT SOONER OR LATER AND IT JUST HAPPENED TO BE THIS YEAR. IF WE HAD WON THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP THE DECISION WOULD HAVE BEEN THE SAME.))
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[OUT Q=been the same.]
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[VO-NAT]


Injuries and a lack of depth left Glass with a 3- and- 7 mark this year.
Principal Susan Morrison wants to have a new coach on board by the end of January.
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