Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom... We'll see a mixture of sunshine and clouds today...with hot temperatures soaring into the upper 80s. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your complete forecast, coming up.
Virginia's democratic primary is tomorrow.
Candidates seeking the nomination for Attorney General were out stumping for votes yesterday.
While campaigning in Danville yesterday, Delegate Whitt Clement urged a handful of followers to get out and vote in tomorrow's Democratic primary.
Clement says support from Southside voters is critical in his run for Attorney General.
Turnout for the primary is expected to be very low.
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Senator John Edwards is also seeking the Democratic nomination and spent the day campaigning in Northern Virginia.
Two other democratic candidates are also running.
They are Sylvia (CLOO-tee) Clute and Don McEachin.
An accident snarled traffic on Interstate 81.
An S-U-V in the northbound lanes went off the road and flipped near the 137 exit in Salem around nine o'clock yesterday morning.
State Police closed one lane of the interstate while the accident was cleaned up.
No word on any injuries.
A weekend deadline to turn in a winning lottery ticket has passed.
The ticket was purchased one year ago.
It was worth about 24 (m) million dollars.
It was bought by someone last June ninth at a convenience store in New Jersey.
The money now goes back to the seven states that participate in the Big Game, including Virginia.
The Roanoke Civic Center was packed with bird lovers over the weekend.
The Southwest Virginia Bird Club held its annual Bird Fair there.
Hundreds of birds put their best wing forward to find a new home.
And, buyers had a variety of birds from which to choose.
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The organization promotes the well being of birds and contributes to cancer research.
And, a panel of bird-lovers was on hand to help buyers pick the best bird to be their pet.
Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.... After a pleasant weekend, we'll see the mercury rise even higher today..reaching the upper 80s.. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, coming up.
Now that the D-Day Memorial is open in Bedford, a couple of MONTGOMERY county communities are planning to honor their own war heroes.
The Toms Creek and Sunnyside communities will work together on the project.
Kate Weidaw has the story.
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((The narrow road leading into Toms Creek takes you to a quiet community with fewer than 3-hundred people. Close to a fourth of the population are veterans.
((ARCHIE MONTGOMERY: WE FOUND WE HAD IN THE MIDDLE 50 VETERANS FOR WORLD WAR TWO AND WE THOUGHT THAT WAS KIND OF UNIQUE.))
While Montgomery researched the community's large veteran population he found there were nearly a dozen veterans from the Korean and Vietnam wars. Vietnam Veteran Jimmy Graham remembers his family telling stories about World War two.
((JIMMY GRAHAM: WHEN I GREW UP THEY WERE MY HEROES, MY FATHER, MY UNCLES, MY NEIGHBORS THEY WERE THE HEROES AND SET THE EXAMPLE FOR ME.))
So the idea for a monument came along. A plot of land was donated next to the old one-room school house which now is the community church. To raise money Nina Montgomery mailed letters to residents about the monument, held bake sales, and placed collection jars in nearby stores.
((NINA MONTGOMERY: THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN REALLY OVERWHELMING I THINK.))
Nearly 8-thousand dollars has been raised to pay for the 10-thousand dollar monument.
World War two veteran Ralph Long's health is keeping him visiting Bedford's D-Day memorial, but he says this is just as grand.
((RALPH LONG: I THINK IT WILL BE WONDERFUL WHILE WE'RE ALL LIVING I'D LIKE TO SEE IT BEFORE I GO.))
Within the next few months the community hopes to have the monument in place so the veterans who are left can enjoy what will be known as Veterans Memorial Park. It will be a place honoring veterans from every war, in a small community s
o far, unrecognized for its sacrifice. Kate Weidaw News7 Montgomery County.))