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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. Chance for showers today with temperatures in the mid 80s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up.




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The Commonwealth gives the Alleghany Highlands a big boost to help attract new businesses.
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Governor Jim Gilmore designated Alleghany County, Covington, and Clifton Forge as an enterprise zone. That means the area can offer tax incentives and interest free loans to spur economic growth and downtown revitalization.
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((GOVERNOR JIM GILMORE - WE HOPE MANUFACTURING JOBS WILL COME IN. WE WANT JOBS WITH GOOD PAY AND BENEFITS. WE WANT TO HELP REVITALIZE THIS AREA, AND AN ENTERPRISE ZONE DOES THAT. WE WANT TO GIVE THE AREA THE TOOLS TO ATTRACT NEW BUSINESS.))
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Gilmore said Southside Virginia is a good example of what an enterprise zone can do for a community, and the designation can help communities diversify their businesses.
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A Roanoke-based e-commerce company has made some big connections.
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"University Headquarters dot com" was started by two former Virginia Tech students.
Up until recently, their company sold only Virginia Tech merchandise.
Now the pair has signed a deal that will allow them to sell merchandise from 62 other colleges and universities.


350-thousand dollars worth of merchandise is in the process of being brought up on the web.
It will be up for sale by the beginning of July.
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Buena Vista is getting ready for the first bell inside the new Parry McCluer High School, and the building will have a personal touch...
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For the past three years, students in the advanced cabinet making classes have been building the future of their school... constructing nearly every trophy case, table, and cabinet for the new Parry McCluer High School. The school's principal says this effort shows how hard- working the community is.
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[INQ-We're not creating a school...] ((WE'RE NOT CREATING A SCHOOL, WE'RE ADJUSTING OUR SCHOOL TO A NEW BUILDING, WE'RE TAKING YOUNGSTERS WHO ARE PROUD TO BE PARRY MCCLUER FIGHTING BLUES, AND PROUD TO BE FROM THE CITY OF BUENA VISTA, AND WE'RE JUST TRANSFERRING OUR LOCATION))
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School officials say they are on track to have the school ready for classes on August 27-th.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.. Temperatures in the mid 80s with a chance for strong thunderstorms this afternoon.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast coming up.

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The state's Republican elected officials win favorable reviews in the latest News 7 Mason-Dixon poll.
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Senator John Warner remains the state's most popular office-holder. Two out of three registered voters surveyed rate his job performance as excellent or good. [TAKE PINNACLE 1003]
Junior Senator George Allen also does well after six months on the job. Statewide, 59 percent rate his performance as excellent or good. [TAKE PINNACLE 1004]
Governor Jim Gilmore's numbers have rebounded slightly since the budget stalemate earlier this year.
Across Virginia, 56 percent of those polled gave the governor a rating of excellent or good, up from 52 percent in March.
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But the survey also suggests Gilmore may have little impact on the 2001 Governor's race.
62 percent of Virginia voters say their opinion of Gilmore will not affect their choice between Democrat Mark Warner and Republican Mark Earley.

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Jimmy Kibble, former punter for the Hokies, has pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor charges.
23-year old Kibble was an assistant football coach at Osburn Park High School when he had consentual sexual contact with two 16-year old girls.
He was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
He will be sentenced on July 13th, and could serve up to 4 years.

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The former publisher of the Roanoke Times is spending his retirement as president of a small women's college.
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Walter (Roo-GAY-bur) Rugaber recently took over as interim head of Hollins University after the position was vacated by Janet Rasmussen. The school says Rasmussen left after five years on the job because of "philosophical differences". Rugaber, who'd been a member of the Hollins board of trustees for eight years, hopes to boost the school's enrollment numbers by getting the word out about all the school has to offer.
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((WALTER RUGABER/INTERIM PRESIDENT, HOLLINS UNIVERSITY; THAT IS, WE'RE TELLING ITS STORY AS WELL AS WE CAN, AS WIDELY AS WE CAN AND AS SYSTEMATICALLY AS WE CAN.))
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Rugaber says there are no plans for Hollins to go co-ed. The search for a new president will begin this fall.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.... Keep your rain jackets handy today because there's a chance for showers.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has all the details coming up.





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A Danville restaurant is damaged by fire.
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Firefighters noticed smoke when they first arrived at the Fresh Market and Buffet on (nor-DAN) Nordan Drive around 2:45 this morning.
Then flames shot out of the roof. Officials say the fire was mostly in the ceiling over the dining area. It took firefighters about 30 minutes to put the flames out.
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Fire also destroys a house in Botetourt County this morning. Firefighters responded to the home in the 2500 block of Webster Road around 3:00. One person lived in the house and made it out safely. Officials say the house is a total loss.

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Henry County and Martinsville have moved an Interstate out of their path.
After heavy
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lobbying by the city and county, the Commonwealth Transportation Board rescinded its May 17th decision on where the interstate will go.
The board promptly adopted a new route, farther east of Martinsville- that doesn't take the path of the existing routes 58 and 220 south of the city.
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((BEN HUMPHREYS/COMMONWEALTH TRANS. BOARD: I REALIZE THAT IT IS UNUSUAL FOR THIS BOARD TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS SUCH AS THE ONE I AM GOING TO RECOMMEND. HOWEVER IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.))
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((SID CLOWER/HENRY CO. ADMINISTRATOR: WE HAD CONCERNS AS IT PROCEEDED THROUGH SOME OF THE DENSELY POPULATED RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES ABOUT THE IMPACT ON THOSE COMMUNITIES. WE HAD A CONCERN ABOUT IT GOING THROUGH A WATER TREATMENT PLANT, RAW WATER INTAKE WHICH WAS ANOTHER ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE.))
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The board voted unanimously for the change.
It's the route Martinsville and Henry County wanted all along.
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Vaughan Furniture's second quarter wasn't what they expected.
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The Galax company says continued weak demand for residential furniture caused it to cutback its hours for almost the entire quarter.
Vaughan says a strong rebound in consumer confidence will be necessary to turn things around.
Despite the bleak report, Vaughan says its factories are running well and are poised for greater efficiency.
The company hopes its launch of five new furniture collections will help with a second half upswing.
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