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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... We'll be ringing in the new year with a breath of fresh air - cold air, that is.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your New Year's Eve forecast coming up in just a moment.





[7-11Ringgold-Fire]


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Investigators are searching every corner, trying to determine what caused the blaze that destroyed the Ringgold Volunteer Fire Department.
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The fire broke out just after five yesterday morning at fire station number 23 on Route 58.
Firefighters arrived to find the place engulfed in flames.
Other departments had to be called in to put out the fire because all of Ringgold's equipment was inside.
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[SOT 1:07:08]
[IN Q=There's a lot of memories]

((MIKE NEAL/FIRE CHIEF: THERE'S A LOT OF MEMORIES HERE, A LOT OF HARD WORK PUT IN HERE. SO WE JUST HAVE TO MOVE ON. WE LOST OUR THREE TRUCKS, OUR EQUIPMENT, AND I THINK ONE GUY SUMMONED UP HE SAYS IT WAS ALMOST LIKE YOUR OWN HOUSE WAS ON FIRE.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Neal/Ringgold Fire Chief]
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[OUT Q=was on fire]
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[VO-NAT]


Damage estimates top more than six hundred thousand dollars.
Ironically, the department was raising money to build a new fire station in the area.
The fire chief says those plans will have to be moved up.
In the meantime, several area departments have donated equipment to help them get back on their feet.
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[7-11Salem-Fire]


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Authorities are investigating a fire that has left a garage in Salem destroyed.
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[SUPER=03-Salem;]

The two car-garage caught fire around 9:30 last night on Catlett Lane. Nobody was injured in the fire, but two dogs were trapped inside the structure and are thought to have perished. Fire officials say the structure was fully involved when they arrived. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

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[WIPE/WIPE/WIPE]
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Fire also destroyed a house in Roanoke County yesterday morning. Firefighters were called to this home on Whipplewood Road... off Buck Mountain Road just after seven. Authorities say the house will most likely be a complete loss.
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[SOT 03:49:16]
[IN Q=Most of the roof burnt]
[SUPER=01-Donald Gillispie/Roanoke Co. Fire Inspector; ]

((MOST OF THE ROOF BURNT ON THIS. THERE'S WATER DAMAGE THROUGHOUT, VERY LITTLE FIRE INTERIOR, BUT BECAUSE OF THE ROOF COMING DOWN CAUSED A LOT OF DAMAGE, NOT SURE OF VALUE OF CONTENTS OF IT JUST YET.))
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[OUT Q=of it just yet.]
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[VO-NAT]

Fire officials believe coals or ash from a grill-- caught the rear deck on fire. The flames then spread to the roof-- Officials say only one person was home at the time-- and no one was hurt.
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[7-Lynchburg-Shooting]


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Lynchburg Police are searching for clues in a shooting that sent one man to the hospital. Authorities say two black males in their mid twenties showed up at a residence at 1748 Texas Avenue yesterday morning.
One of the suspects, who was armed with a handgun, fired several rounds with one striking 43 year old Mahdeen J. Shahiid in the leg.
The suspects then entered the residence and took an undisclosed amount of cash.
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[TAKE FS INFO BOARD]
Authorities are asking anyone with information to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-798-5900.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
For those of you catching the after -Christmas sales, be sure to stock up on sweaters, hats, and gloves. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your cold holiday forecast coming up.



[45-11Ringgold-Fire]


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The fire that destroyed the Ringgold Volunteer Fire Department is under investigation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ringgold]


The fire broke out just after five yesterday morning at fire station number 23 on Route 58.
Firefighters arrived to find the place engulfed in flames.
Other departments had to be called in to put out the fire because all of Ringgold's equipment was inside.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:07:08]
[IN Q=There's a lot of memories]

((MIKE NEAL/FIRE CHIEF: THERE'S A LOT OF MEMORIES HERE, A LOT OF HARD WORK PUT IN HERE. SO WE JUST HAVE TO MOVE ON. WE LOST OUR THREE TRUCKS, OUR EQUIPMENT, AND I THINK ONE GUY SUMMONED UP HE SAYS IT WAS ALMOST LIKE YOUR OWN HOUSE WAS ON FIRE.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Neal/Ringgold Fire Chief]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=was on fire]
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[VO-NAT]


Damage estimates top more than six hundred thousand dollars.
Ironically, the department was raising money to build a new fire station in the area.
The fire chief says those plans will have to be moved up.
In the meantime, several area departments have donated equipment to help them get back on their feet.
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[45-11Salem-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-04 TC-00:07]
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Fire has also destroyed a garage in Salem.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

The two car-garage caught fire around 9:30 last night on Catlett Lane. Nobody was injured in the fire, but two dogs were trapped inside the structure and are thought to have perished. Fire officials say the structure was fully involved when they arrived. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

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[WIPE/WIPE/WIPE]
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

And a family lost its home, after a fire broke out in Roanoke County yesterday morning.
Firefighters were called to this home on Whipplewood Road... off Buck Mountain Road just after seven. Officials say the house will most likely be a complete loss.
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[SOT 03:49:16]
[IN Q=Most of the roof burnt]
[SUPER=01-Donald Gillispie/Roanoke Co. Fire Inspector; ]

((MOST OF THE ROOF BURNT ON THIS. THERE'S WATER DAMAGE THROUGHOUT, VERY LITTLE FIRE INTERIOR, BUT BECAUSE OF THE ROOF COMING DOWN CAUSED A LOT OF DAMAGE, NOT SURE OF VALUE OF CONTENTS OF IT JUST YET.))
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=of it just yet.]
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[VO-NAT]

Fire officials believe coals or ash from a grill-- caught the rear deck on fire. The flames then spread to the roof-- Officials say only one person was home at the time-- and no one was hurt.
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[45-11Halifax-Memorial]


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Halifax County is moving forward with plans to honor war veterans.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co./May]


A commission has approved a final design for a war memorial.
Earlier this year, controversy broke out as to whether the monument should be black or white.
The memorial is scheduled to be dedicated on Veteran's Day 2002 on land across from the county courthouse.
The Board of Supervisors must first approve the final design.
That should come at their January 7th meeting.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... If you plan to be outside on this New Year's Eve, you'd better bring out the hot chocalate instead of the champagne to keep you warm. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has forecast, coming up.





[8-11Ringgold-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC-1:10:15]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the blaze that burned down the Ringgold Volunteer Fire Department.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ringgold]


The fire broke out just after five yesterday morning at fire station number 23 on Route 58.
Firefighters arrived to find the place engulfed in flames.
Other departments had to be called in to put out the fire because all of Ringgold's equipment was inside.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:07:08]
[IN Q=There's a lot of memories]

((MIKE NEAL/FIRE CHIEF: THERE'S A LOT OF MEMORIES HERE, A LOT OF HARD WORK PUT IN HERE. SO WE JUST HAVE TO MOVE ON. WE LOST OUR THREE TRUCKS, OUR EQUIPMENT, AND I THINK ONE GUY SUMMONED UP HE SAYS IT WAS ALMOST LIKE YOUR OWN HOUSE WAS ON FIRE.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Neal/Ringgold Fire Chief]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=was on fire]
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[VO-NAT]


Damage estimates top more than six hundred thousand dollars.
Ironically, the department was raising money to build a new fire station in the area.
The fire chief says those plans will have to be moved up.
In the meantime, several area departments have donated equipment to help them get back on their feet.
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[WIPE! WIPE WIPE WIPE!!][8-11Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WIPE/WIPE/WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Fire also caused the destruction of a Roanoke County home yesterday morning. Firefighters were called to this home on Whipplewood Road... off Buck Mountain Road just after seven. Officials say the house will most likely be a complete loss.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 03:49:16]
[IN Q=Most of the roof burnt]
[SUPER=01-Donald Gillispie/Roanoke Co. Fire Inspector; ]

((MOST OF THE ROOF BURNT ON THIS. THERE'S WATER DAMAGE THROUGHOUT, VERY LITTLE FIRE INTERIOR, BUT BECAUSE OF THE ROOF COMING DOWN CAUSED A LOT OF DAMAGE, NOT SURE OF VALUE OF CONTENTS OF IT JUST YET.))
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=of it just yet.]
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[VO-NAT]

Fire officials believe coals or ash from a grill-- caught the rear deck on fire. The flames then spread to the roof-- Officials say only one person was home at the time-- and no one was hurt.
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[8-11Dickens-Christmas]


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A Salem family is sharing its year- round hobby with you this holiday season...
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Helen Leigh has been collecting pieces for her Dickens Christmas Village since 1985. She says the hobby started when she saw an ad in a catalogue displaying the first seven collectables... Leigh was able to buy all but two of those first seven pieces-- and then slowly began adding to the collection.
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[SOT 00:12:03]
[IN Q=I thought]
[SUPER=01-Helen Leigh/Collector; ]

((I THOUGHT THEY'D BE SO PRETTY ON THE MANTLE, SO I GOT THE HOUSES, SO I THOUGH EVERY VILLAGE, HOUSE, NEEDS A CHURCH, AND THAT STARTED IT.))
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[OUT Q=that started it.]
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[VO-NAT]

Leigh has accumulated 70- pieces over the past 15 or so years.
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[BIRTHDAYS!]
Tuesday 1/1/02 New Year's Day
Pictures

[SUPER=130-2/Carly Griffin/;]



[SUPER=130-10/Brittany Fix/Lexington;]



[SUPER=130-20/Johnnil Waller Jr./Chatham;]


Anniversary

[SUPER=130-3/David and Christina Linkenhoker/;]


No Pictures

[SUPER=131-/Clarence R. Hopkins/Fieldale;]