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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones...... Keep your umbrella handy today because we could see some scattered showers.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your holiday forecast coming up in just a few moments.



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A water main break that left several homes in Roanoke without water yesterday has now been fixed.
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The water line broke in front of the Shenandoah Life building on Brambleton Avenue yesterday afternoon. Water rushed down and partially flooded Fishburne park. Roanoke Police say their 9-1-1 switchboard was swamped with calls about water service.
Officials say the water main is fixed this morning and all streets are cleared.
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[7-11Danville-Water]


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Danville is having water problems of its own today. Residents in the city of Danville are being asked to conserve water while officials make repairs.
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The city needs to repair a faulty gate on Dan River Incorporated's Schoolfield Dam. In order to complete the repairs, the water level in the reservoir will be lowered to allow access for workers. As a result, Danville's water intake point will be inoperable all day. City officials are asking residents to conserve water until levels can return to normal tomorrow morning.
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[7-11Folk-Festival]


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If you're looking for something to do this holiday weekend .. head over to the Explore Park
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This weekend the park is playing host to the sixth annual Appalachian Folk Festival.
It features music, crafts, and demonstrations on how people lived from the sixteenth century on up.
Organizers say the Roanoke County festival helps bring history alive.
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((STEVE SARVER/EVENT ORGANIZER: ITS AN OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE AND OFTEN THATS FEW AND FAR BETWEEN IN TODAY'S WORLD AND SO JUST THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE OUT AND ABOUT, TO TAKE A RIDE ON THE WAGON AND TO VISIT, TOUCH, SEE, SENSE, SMELL, ALL THE THINGS IN THE PAST THAT MAKE US SO GREAT.))
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You still have time to check out the Appalachian Folk Festival. It continues today from 10 until 5 at Explore Park.
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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones...... Look for partly to mostly cloudy skies today with a chance for scattered showers.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your Labor Day forecast coming up in just a few minutes.[45-11Beer-Sales]


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Not being able to buy beer and wine on Sundays in Pittsylvania County may soon be a thing of the past. The Board of Supervisors recently agreed to allow voters to choose whether to end Sunday prohibition. News 7's Justin McLeod tells us why a new Virginia Law could play a part in this very old issue.

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You can buy just about anything you want here at the E-Z shop on Highway 58 just west of Danville.
But on Sundays, don't reach for the beer or wine.
Pittsylvania County has Sunday prohibition.
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((STEVE DUNCAN/CUSTOMER: WE HAVE TO DRIVE ALL THE WAY TO HENRY COUNTY OR WE HAVE TO DRIVE ALL THE WAY TO THE CITY OF DANVILLE ON SUNDAYS WHEN WE HAVE ALL THE STORES RIGHT HERE.))
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But that could soon change.
Area businesses have successfully petitioned the county to allow voters to decide whether the ban should stay or go.


They argue Sunday prohibition costs them thousands of dollars in revenue each year.
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((MICHAEL ESTES/CONVENIENCE STORE OWNER: THEY ARE NOT PLANNING STOPPING HERE TO GET BEER, STOPPING HERE TO GET GAS, STOPPING HERE TO BUY CHIPS. THEY STOP TO GET IT ALL AT ONCE, AND IF THEY CAN'T GET IT ALL THEY'LL JUST GO UP THE ROAD.))

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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE LAST TIME THIS ISSUE CAME UP IT WAS ABOUT TEN YEARS AGO. AT THE TIME, VOTERS DECIDED TO KEEP THE BAN BY THE NARROWEST OF MARGINS. THIS TIME AROUND, THERE WILL BE A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE, VOTERS WILL DECIDE BY DISTRICT RATHER THAN ALTOGETHER AS A COUNTY.))
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So conceivably, residents in one town could say yes while another says no.
As an example, that could allow for Sunday alcohol sales in Gretna but not in Chatham.
This is all made possible thanks to a new Virginia law.
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((FRED EVANS/CUSTOMER: EVERYTIME THEY PUT IT UP ITS BEEN DEFEATED, I DON'T KNOW IF ANYTHING HAS CHANGED OR NOT, I HOPE IT HAS.)) ((SOYNA LOVINGS/CUSTOMER: WHY DRINK IT ON SUNDAY, WHY SELL IT ON SUNDAY, CAUSE IT IS THE LORD'S DAY, A DAY OF REST.))


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Area churches led the fight last time to defeat the ban.
According to the Pittsylvania County Baptist Association, there is no active campaign so far.
Voters will have the final say this November.


Justin McLeod, News 7, Pittsylvania County.))[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones...... Mostly cloudy skies today with temperatures in the upper 70s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete Labor Day forecast coming up after the news.




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[ANCHOR=Marya]
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[WRITER=rle]
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Several homes went without water in Roanoke yesterday because of a water main break. But officials say that problem has now been fixed.
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The water line broke in front of the Shenandoah Life building on Brambleton Avenue yesterday afternoon. Water rushed down and partially flooded Fishburne park. Roanoke Police say their 9-1-1 switchboard was swamped with calls about water service.
Officials say the water main is fixed this morning and all streets are cleared.
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[8-11Danville-Water]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
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[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC-1:06:12]
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Danville is taking care of its own water problems today.
Officials in the city of Danville are asking residents to try to conserve water while repairs are being made.
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The city needs to repair a faulty gate on Dan River Incorporated's Schoolfield Dam. In order to complete the repairs, the water level in the reservoir will be lowered to allow access for workers. As a result, Danville's water intake point will be inoperable all day. City officials are asking residents to conserve water until levels can return to normal tomorrow morning.
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[8-11Folk-Festival]


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If you don't have any plans for Labor Day .. there's plenty to do at the Explore Park.
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This weekend the park is playing host to the sixth annual Appalachian Folk Festival.
It features music, crafts, and demonstrations on how people lived from the sixteenth century on up.
Organizers say the Roanoke County festival helps bring history alive.
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((STEVE SARVER/EVENT ORGANIZER: ITS AN OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE AND OFTEN THATS FEW AND FAR BETWEEN IN TODAY'S WORLD AND SO JUST THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE OUT AND ABOUT, TO TAKE A RIDE ON THE WAGON AND TO VISIT, TOUCH, SEE, SENSE, SMELL, ALL THE THINGS IN THE PAST THAT MAKE US SO GREAT.))
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You still have time to check out the Appalachian Folk Festival. It continues today from 10 until 5 at Explore Park. (------------)