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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - The heat and humidity are on the rise. Highs will be in the upper 80's today. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up.





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Officials believe a Pittsylvania man jumped overboard when the ship he was in caught fire. Authorities say Horace Beasely of Gretna was in the ammunition filled ship that caught fire at an Army terminal in North Carolina.
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A crew of about 40 was on board the SS Edward Carter when the fire broke out early Saturday morning. The blaze was contained to the engine room-- where a crew member from Florida was found dead. The Edward Carter hauls ammunition and other cargo and can carry about 5 million pounds of explosives and ammunition.

Officials are investigating the cause of the fire.
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Authorities are investigating a weekend accident on the Blue Ridge Parkway that left one man seriously injured.
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The accident happened around three- thirty yesterday when the driver of a motorcycle crashed his bike near Sweet Annie Hollow in Roanoke County. Authorities say the man suffered serious injuries in the wreck. A female on the bike-- was also injured. Right now-- authorities are looking into whether a mechanical problem may have contributed to the crash.
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Some temporary homes are being provided to some of the victims of last weeks flood.
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Officials say FEMA will eventually provide travel trailers and then mobile homes to eligible flood victims. FEMA estimates more than one thousand homes were destroyed in the floods, another 16-hundred had major damage and 11-hundred had minor damage. Officials expect those numbers to rise as people finish collecting and cleaning their belongings and start registering for government help. As of today 24 roads in West Virginia are still out.
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[7-11McEachin]


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Capping prescription drug abuse is at the top of one Attorney General candidate's agenda.
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Don McEachin spent yesterday in Roanoke and will be traveling to other areas in southwest Virginia over the next four days.
During his tour he will be making stops to discuss his plans and believes his message will be well received.
McEachin says he realizes Southwest Virginia has special needs, and is focusing on a multi part plan to help combat the abuse of OxyContin.
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((DEL. DONALD MCEACHIN/DEM. ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE: I BELIEVE THE PEOPLE OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA ARE GOOD HARD WORKING PEOPLE. AND IF THEY UNDERSTAND THE DANGERS OF INHERITING THIS DRUG WE CAN PUT AN END TO THE EPIDEMIC JUST LIKE THAT.))
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McEachin says he is excited about being back on the campaign trail after the primary.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Keep the sunscreen handy - it's going to be partly to mostly sunny with highs in the upper 80's. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up in your forecast.




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Nearly a year ago Lexignton lost a landmark to fire.
But hopes remain high for Lexington Presbyterian church, as construction for a new sanctuary gets underway.
Joy Sutton has the latest on the church's road to recovery.
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Their faith has kept them strong -- even though for the past year --they've had to hold service in the auditorium.


The sanctuary which was once magnificent in structure --was destroyed by a blaze --that will forever be etched in many people's memories.
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((AFTER THE INITIAL SHOCK WORE OFF. WE KNEW WE HAD A JOB TO DO))
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And although it remains barren and gutted the sanctuary still holds the building blocks of a promising future.
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((WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE IT LOOK ALMOST AS EXACTLY AS IT WAS ESPECIALLY FROM THE EXTERIOR. WE'VE ALREADY SECURED THE CLOCK THAT WAS ON THE STEEPLE -- WE'RE ALREADY THERE))
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Making sure that everything looks almost the same is not only to appease the congregation --but important if the church wants to remain a historic landmark.
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((WE'RE PLANNING TO GET THE SAME TYPE CHANDELIERS WE HAD FOR THE CEILING, THE SAME PEWS, AND OF COURSE OUR ORGAN WE HAVE SIGNED OUR ORGAN CONTRACT))
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But it will take time to get everything back to normal.
It's a day many can already visualize.
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[IN Q=For me I will like the formality of it]

((FOR ME I WILL LIKE THE FORMALITY OF IT.. I WILL ENJOY A FORMAL SERVICE.. I HAVE MISSED THAT SINCE THEY CHURCH BURNED AND TO ME THAT WILL BE SPECIAL))
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((NOW THAT A TEMPORARY ROOF HAS BEEN PLACED ON THE BUILDING --CONSTRUCTION CAN BEGIN ON THE INSIDE --THE GOAL IS TO HAVE THE SANCTUARY BACK IN SERVICE BY THIS TIME NEXT YEAR. JOY SUTTON, NEWS 7, LEXINGTON))
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Sunglasses will come in handy today - It's going to be partly to mostly sunny with highs in the upper 80's. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up.




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A Pittsylvania County man is presumed dead after a ship filled with ammunition catches fire. Officials believe Horace Beasely of Gretna jumped overboard when the ship caught fire at an Army terminal in North Carolina.
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[SUPER=03-Southport, NC;]

A crew of about 40 was on board the SS Edward Carter when the fire broke out early Saturday morning. The blaze was contained to the engine room-- where a crew member from Florida was found dead. The Edward Carter hauls ammunition and other cargo and can carry about 5 million pounds of explosives and ammunition.

Officials are investigating the cause of the fire.
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A Rockbridge County bridge is getting a makeover -
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The Virginia Department of Transportation is renovating the bridge over the Calfpasture River in Goshen. The bridge is being dismantled and getting prepared to be shipped to North Carolina to be refurbished and galvanized.
The load capacity of the bridge used to be just 6 tons, but will be rated for 20 tons after the renovations are complete. The bridge was built in 18-91, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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A fundaiser for a therapeutic riding program - known as Astride with Pride - was held this weekend at Johnson's Orchard.
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The Bluegrass Hoppers kicked off the fundraiser with a little therapy of their own --- music for the soul.


The other attraction was the wine tasting area --where people could sample some of the best wines on the market.
It was all in the name of charity.
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((MOST OF THE RIDERS DO NOT HAVE THE MONEY TO PAY FOR THE FEES -AND WE'RE 100-PERCENT VOLUNTEER PROGRAM NOBODY GETS A SALARY))
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So, the money raised will make sure the program can continue to give scholarships to those people who couldn't otherwise afford the program.
One mother says it has helped her son who has cerebral palsy gain confidence.
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((IT HAS ALSO HELPED WITH HIS MOVEABILTY HIS FUNCTIONING AS FAR AS HIS BACK IT HAS LOOSENED HIM UP.. IN ALL WAYS ITS HELPED HIM))
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(--------------) The riding program is for anyone ages four and older with a disability .