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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom ...... A few places may see an isolated shower today ... but otherwise dry and warm with highs in the 80's. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast in just a few minutes.

[7-11Jefferson-Forest]


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Jefferson Forest High School administrators are trying to decide how to handle the mold problem that has closed the school for the remainder of the school year - and asking parents to be patient while they do their jobs.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Tests last month found elevated levels of the (stacky-bah-tris) stachybotrys mold in several classrooms.. it's believed the fungus has contributed to health problems in dozens of students and faculty.
New tests are being done this week and results should be available by June.
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[IN Q=I understand]

((DR. JAMES BLEVINS/BEDFORD CO. SCHOOL SUPT.: I UNDERSTAND THAT EVERYBODY WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO BE DONE AND I CERTAINLY WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THAT BUT I THINK IN ANY SORT OF TESTING AND WHAT WE'RE DEALING WITH, WE WANT A REAL, TRUE ANSWER.))
[SUPER=01-James Blevins/Bedford Co. School Superintendent;]
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Yesterday was the last day for students and teachers to remove personal belongings before engineers begin their work in the school.
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[7-2-Rocky-Mount]


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Rocky Mount's town council election was an upset last night - as incumbent Ben Pinckard lost to Mark Newbill in their bid for mayor.
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Newbill, a dairy farmer and member of town council for three years, beat his opponent by 171 votes.
He got 58 percent of the vote.
Pinckard got 42 percent.
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41 percent of voters turned out for the special election to choose six council members and a mayor.
Newbill believes his pledges to help lure new business and move the library downtown resonated with voters.
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[IN Q=Two things:]

((MARK NEWBILL: TWO THINGS: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, PEOPLE WANT JOBS AND INDUSTRY. THE OTHER PART IS THE LIBRARY... THAT HAD A LARGE PART ALSO, SO I THINK THAT'S TWO OF THE MAIN ISSUES THEY HAD ON THEIR MINDS.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Newbill/Mayor-Elect;]
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[OUT Q=on their minds.]
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Mayor Ben Pinckard will give up his seat June 30th.
He said Rocky Mount should not have to pay half-a-million dollars to move the library downtown.
Council has three first-time members and four returning incumbents.
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[TAKE FS BOARDS] [PINNACLE 1013]
Incumbent Steve Angle was re-elected to a three-year term.
Incumbent John Lester also won a three-year seat. [PINNACLE 1011]
And newcomer Charles Santrock was elected for three years. [PINNACLE 1012]
First-time candidate Jerry Greer won a one-year term.
Incumbent Roger Seale was re-elected. [PINNACLE 1014]
And Ann Cook also running for the first time, was elected to one year.
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[45-11Hollins-Protest]


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More than a hundred women at Hollins University joined in a protest yesterday - claiming the school is wasteful with its money.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Student after student spoke out against administrators saying the school needs to be more diverse.
They even attempted to block access to classrooms to make their point.
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((BRI SEOANI/HOLLINS UNIVERSITY SENIOR; THIS COULD REALLY BE AN AVENUE FOR POSITIVE CHANGE, AND QUICK POSITIVE CHANGE AS WE'RE ALL LOOKING FOR.))
[SUPER=01-Bri Seoani/Hollins University Senior; ]
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Other students were willing to bear it all for their cause.
But these out-of-the ordinary tactics touched a nerve with some Hollins students.
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((MAGGIE DANIEL: I BELIEVE A PROTEST SHOULD BE ABOUT CHOICE AND FREEDOM, AND IF PEOPLE WANT TO GO TO CLASS THEY SHOULD HAVE THAT CHOICE INSTEAD OF PEOPLE BLOCKING THE ENTRANCE WAY.))
[SUPER=01-Maggie Daniel/Hollins University Student]
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Hollins officials say no student ever approached them about the grievances.
But that they will do their best to address each issue.
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[45-11Bone-Marrow]


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A terminally ill Radford boy continues to look to his community for help.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


A bone marrow drive was held in the New River Valley yesterday, in hopes of finding a match for 15-month-old Henry Moore.
A transplant is the toddler's only chance to fight a rare disease of the immune system.
About 100 people were tested. Officials say it may take a couple of months to find out whether a match was found.

Just last year, nearly 15-hundred volunteers tested and failed to become matching donors.
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[45-11Longwood-Fire]


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Officials say Longwood College's fire was not an act of arson -
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[SUPER=03-Farmville/Last Wednesday;]

The school's president says state investigators have ruled arson out as a cause for the blaze that destroyed several historic buildings last week.
Residence halls affected by the fire will be open Thursday to allow students to get their belongings.
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[45-11Danville-School]


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Some Danville residents think more African Americans should be appointed to the school board.
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[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape]


Last night, city council received more than 30 names of people who want to be considered.
Only two blacks currently serve on the school board but one faces mandatory retirement this year.
Leaders in the African American community say better representation is needed because more than sixty percent of the school population is black.
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City council will appoint at least one new member by June.
Two other members are up for re-appointment.

[8-11Hale]


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A Grand jury will hear the case of a Roanoke woman, who's suspected of stealing evidence from the city police department.
25- year- old Tammy Rolanda Hale was working as the property room clerk in March, when the Roanoke Police Department discovered cash missing from an evidence envelope. Officials ordered an immediate audit. Investigators will present evidence alleging embezzlement and grand larceny. The grand jury will hear the case next week. Commonwealth's Attorney Don Caldwell says he does not expect the theft of evidence to affect any other pending prosecutions.
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[8-11Deputies]


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[TAKE VIDEO!!!!!]

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[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape]


After four Danville Sheriff's deputies are indicted on charges of having sex with female inmates, the sheriff says he's not yet ready to make changes at the jail.
On Monday, a grand jury handed up felony charges against Doyle Matthew Cook, Ernest Vernon Carter, Marvin Everett Riggins, and Steven Martin Terry.
Sheriff James Dooley says he will wait for the legal system to take its course before deciding whether changes are needed.
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[8-2-Rocky-Mount]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
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The town of Rocky Mount has a new mayor--
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[TAKE PINNACLE 1010]
Mark Newbill, a dairy farmer and member of town council for three years, beat his opponent by 161 votes.
He got 58 percent of the vote.
Incumbent Ben Pinckard got 42 percent.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


41 percent of voters turned out for the special election to choose six council members and a mayor.
Newbill believes his pledges to help lure new business and move the library downtown resonated with voters.
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[SOT 3:46 - :57]
[IN Q=Two things:]

((MARK NEWBILL: TWO THINGS: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, PEOPLE WANT JOBS AND INDUSTRY. THE OTHER PART IS THE LIBRARY... THAT HAD A LARGE PART ALSO, SO I THINK THAT'S TWO OF THE MAIN ISSUES THEY HAD ON THEIR MINDS.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Newbill/Mayor-Elect;]
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[OUT Q=on their minds.]
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[VO-NAT]


Mayor Ben Pinckard will give up his seat June 30th.
He said Rocky Mount should not have to pay half-a-million dollars to move the library downtown.
Council has three first-time members and four returning incumbents.
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[TAKE FS BOARDS] [PINNACLE 1013]
Incumbent Steve Angle was re-elected to a three-year term.
Incumbent John Lester also won a three-year seat. [PINNACLE 1011]
And newcomer Charles Santrock was elected for three years. [PINNACLE 1012]
First-time candidate Jerry Greer won a one-year term.
Incumbent Roger Seale was re-elected. [PINNACLE 1014]
And Ann Cook also running for the first time, was elected to one year.
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