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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Look for sunny skies today with temperatures reaching into the 60s for highs.
Steve Pardon will have your complete forecast coming up in just a few moments.


[7-11Post-Poll]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A new statewide poll indicates that Democrat Mark Warner has a clear lead over Republican Mark Earley in the governor's race.
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[VO-NAT 01-53 TC-11:36]
[SUPER=403-Ferrum/Saturday;]

The latest Washington Post poll shows Warner with 51- percent support-- while 41 percent support Mark Earley. Two percent supported Libertarian William Redpath and six percent were undecided. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.
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A Pulaski County man died after his house caught fire Saturday night. Fire officials responded to the house on Case Knife Road shortly before nine o'clock. The blaze is being blamed on a malfunction in an oil furnace. The house sustained approximately 35-thousand dollars in damage. The victim's name has not been released.

[7-11Danville-Theater]


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Southside is getting ready for a new main attraction.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Construction recently began on a new megaplex movie theater in Danville.
The facility will be located on Highway 58 between the Big-K and the Robertson Street bridge
It will feature 12 screens, stadium seating, and digital sound.
The Georgia Theatre company hopes to finish the new theater by Spring.
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[7-11Spooky-Hollow]


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Visitors at Virginia's Explore Park had a frighteningly good time this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Visitors to "Sleepy Hollow" could learn about the lore and legends of bats, scarecrow making, and of course some serious pumpkin carving... But the biggest draw was probably the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, acted out by members of the Theater at Lime Kiln. The event also educated kids about the origins of Halloween, and why we wear those spooky costumes.
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[SOT - 15:30:29]
[IN Q=That's from the Celts...]
[SUPER=01-Lu Sadler/Virginia Explore Park]

((LU SADLER/VIRGINIA EXPLORE PARK; THAT'S FROM THE CELTS, THE PEOPLE WHO CAME HERE FROM IRELAND AND SCOTLAND, AND THEY BROUGHT THEIR TRADITIONAL HOLIDAYS WITH THEM. THEY BELIEVED THAT A CERTAIN POINT IN THE YEAR, AND THIS WAS THEIR NEW YEAR, THAT TIME CROSSED OVER WITH ANOTHER DIMENSION AND PEOPLE FROM THE SPIRIT WORLD CAN MOVE INTO THE PHYSICAL WORLD, AND SO ON.))
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=physical world, and so on.]
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[VO-NAT]

The event wrapped yesterday, but promises to bring back more halloween mischief next year.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... High pressure's in control of the region so look for dry conditions for the remainder of the work week. Steve Pardon has your Monday forecast coming up in just a few moments.

[45-11VIR]


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[GRAPHIC=Virginia International Raceway]


The Virginia International raceway is gearing up to have a major impact on the Southside economy. The Halifax County raceway re-opened two years ago after closing nearly two decades ago.
Justin McLeod shows us why VIR has no plans of slowing down anytime soon.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat Sound of race]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Larry Mathews/Race Fan; :16]
[SUPER=01-Harvey Siegel/Owner; :33]
[SUPER=@justin1; :51]
[SUPER=01-Connie Nyholm/Owner; 1:13]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Halifax County]

((((NAT SOUND OF RACE))
Virginia International Raceway is not your typical racetrack.
Its 3 1/2 mile course is known for its challenging terrain and sharp turns.
This weekend the track wrapped up his second season.
[SOT 2:34:04]
[IN Q=I used to come twenty five years ago]

((LARRY MATTHEWS/RACE FAN: I USED TO COME TWENTY FIVE YEARS AGO OR SO, A WHOLE DIFFERENT ATMOSPHERE BUT STILL A LOT OF FUN.))
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[OUT Q=but still a lot of fun]


And that fun is just beginning.
60 million dollars worth of improvements are set to arrive within the next decade.
[SOT 2:16:03]
[IN Q=I have plans to make]

((HARVEY SIEGEL/OWNER: I HAVE PLANS TO MAKE IT ASSUMING WE GET THE COOPERATION WE ARE NOW GETTING PROBABLY THE LARGEST MOTOR SPORT COMPLEX IN AMERICA.))
[Runs= 08]
[OUT Q=complex in America]


Its already heading in that direction.
VIR recently opened its new race plex which houses several racing businesses.
And a newly renovated country club is now up and running.
[SOT 2:39:59]
[IN Q=Virginia's tobacco commission]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: VIRGINIA'S TOBACCO COMMISSION PLEDGED 1.5 MILLION DOLLARS ON FRIDAY TO HELP THE RACEWAY DEVELOP ON-SITE SEWAGE DISPOSAL. ONCE THAT'S COMPLETED, CONSTRUCTION WILL BEGIN EARLY NEXT YEAR ON A NEW HOTEL CONFERENCE CENTER HERE AT THE RACEWAY.))
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[OUT Q=at the raceway]

((NAT SOUND OF RACE))
Developers believe an on-site hotel will only help, rather than hurt other hotels in the area.
[SOT 2:20:15]
[IN Q=The Virginia Tech study]

((CONNIE NYHOLM/OWNER: THE VIRGINIA TECH STUDY HAS ESTIMATED THAT WE NEED 40,000 ROOM NIGHTS. THAT WILL GROW TO 195,000 ROOM NIGHTS SO OUR LITTLE HUNDRED INN WON'T REALLY MAKE A DROP IN THE BUCKET.))
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[OUT Q=drop in the bucket]


That study also revealed the raceway currently generates more than 22-million dollars for area businesses.
With more races and double the crowds expected next year, VIR and the area's economy have a brighter future down the road.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Halifax County.))



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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Another beautiful day is on the way with sunny skies and light breezes. Steve Pardon will have your complete forecast coming up after the news.


[8-11Post-Poll]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC-12:32]
[GRAPHIC=Warner Earley 2001]

Democrat Mark Warner has a clear lead over his Republican challenger in the race for governor. That's according to a new statewide poll.
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[VO-NAT 01-53 TC-11:36]
[SUPER=403-Ferrum/Saturday;]

The latest Washington Post poll shows Warner with 51- percent support-- while 41 percent support Mark Earley. Two percent supported Libertarian William Redpath and six percent were undecided. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.
(------------)


[8-11Pulaski-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

A Pulaski County man is dead after his house caught fire Saturday night. Fire officials responded to the house on Case Knife Road shortly before nine o'clock. The blaze is being blamed on a malfunction in an oil furnace. The house sustained approximately 35-thousand dollars in damage. The victim's name has not been released.

[8-11Danville-Theater]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-46 TC-1:46:10]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Residents of Southside will be seeing stars in just a few months.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Construction recently began on a new megaplex movie theater in Danville.
The facility will be located on Highway 58 between the Big-K and the Robertson Street bridge
It will feature 12 screens, stadium seating, and digital sound.
The Georgia Theatre company hopes to finish the new theater by Spring.
(------------)


[8-11Spooky-Hollow]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-34 TC-1:19:43]
[GRAPHIC=Halloween]

Visitors at Virginia's Explore Park had a frighteningly good time this weekend.
(-----------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Visitors to "Sleepy Hollow" could learn about the lore and legends of bats, scarecrow making, and of course some serious pumpkin carving... But the biggest draw was probably the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, acted out by members of the Theater at Lime Kiln. The event also educated kids about the origins of Halloween, and why we wear those spooky costumes.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 15:30:29]
[IN Q=That's from the Celts...]
[SUPER=01-Lu Sadler/Virginia Explore Park]

((LU SADLER/VIRGINIA EXPLORE PARK; THAT'S FROM THE CELTS, THE PEOPLE WHO CAME HERE FROM IRELAND AND SCOTLAND, AND THEY BROUGHT THEIR TRADITIONAL HOLIDAYS WITH THEM. THEY BELIEVED THAT A CERTAIN POINT IN THE YEAR, AND THIS WAS THEIR NEW YEAR, THAT TIME CROSSED OVER WITH ANOTHER DIMENSION AND PEOPLE FROM THE SPIRIT WORLD CAN MOVE INTO THE PHYSICAL WORLD, AND SO ON.))
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=physical world, and so on.]
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[VO-NAT]

(-----------) The event wrapped yesterday, but promises to bring back more halloween mischief next year.