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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......A spring-like day is on the way...Temperatures will be warming up into the 50s today. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will be along with your forecast in just a few moments.





[7-Danville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Investigators have been at a Danville home all morning, investigating an apparent murder.
Authorities say the father of 33-year- old Timothy Lagrand Ferguson found his body on the floor of his home last night.
Ferguson's father lives at 128 Moorefield Lane in Danville.
A preliminary report says Ferguson suffered a serious injury to the head, but still no word on what exactly killed him.

[Brush-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Two Roanoke county fire companies and the department of forestry are out on the scene of a brush fire.
Authorities say they were dispatched to Sling's Gap Road on Bent Mountain at around five this morning.
Officials say two acres have burned, but the blaze is now contained and is not threatening any homes.
Crews are doing mop- up work now.

[7-11Ringgold-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The Ringgold Fire Department is taking steps towards getting back on its feet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


Two weeks ago, the firestation burned down causing more than six hundred thousand dollars in damage.
Several area fire stations have loaned trucks and other equipment so firefighters can continue to answer calls.
The community has also stepped in, donating more than thirteen thousand dollars so far.
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[SOT 23:30:45]
[IN Q=You hope people]

((MIKE NEAL/FIRE CHIEF: YOU HOPE PEOPLE CARE ABOUT YOU. WE DO THIS FOR VOLUNTEER. WE DO IT FOR THE COMMUNITY. IT MEANS A LOT. ITS REAL TOUCHING. YOU NEVER THOUGHT AS MANY PEOPLE WOULD HAVE SUPPORTED NOT JUST US, IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYBODY, BUT JUST THE FIRE SERVICE AND RESCUE SERVICE ITSELF AND CITIZENS AROUND HERE ARE JUST GREAT.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Neal/Ringgold Fire Chief]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=are just great]
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[VO-NAT]


Plans were already underway to build a new station before the fire.
The county hopes to begin construction next month on a new facility a half mile down the road.
Next Saturday, the Fire Department will hold a stew and bake sale to help raise the 125-thousand dollars needed for the project.
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[7-11Henry-School]


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The Henry County School board and Board of Supervisors are teaming up today for a joint session.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry County/File;]


They plan to discuss a request from the school board for an advance in funds from next year's budget.
The school system wants 429-thousand dollars to immediately begin renovations on several schools.
The move stems from the school board's recent decision to close several schools and consolidate others.
A school spokesperson says the consolidation plan will move forward whether or not the Board of Supervisors agrees to the fund request.
The meeting is scheduled for today at 4 P.M. at the Henry County administration building.
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[WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom..... The skies will be partly cloudy today, but expect temperatures to warm up nicely.. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up after the news.





[45-Danville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[GRAPHIC=Murder]


After an all-night investigation, authorities remain on the scene of an apparent murder in Danville.
Authorities say the father of 33-year- old Timothy Lagrand Ferguson found his body on the floor of his home.
Ferguson's father lives at 128 Moorefield Lane in Danville.
A preliminary report says Ferguson suffered a serious injury to the head, but still no word on what exactly killed him.

[Brush-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
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[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


Two Roanoke county fire companies and the department of forestry are out on the scene of a brush fire.
Authorities say they were dispatched to Sling's Gap Road on Bent Mountain at around five this morning.
Officials say two acres have burned, but the blaze is now contained and is not threatening any homes.
Crews are doing mop- up work now.

[45-11Ringgold-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC 11:34]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath]

The Ringgold Fire Department is still in recovery, but making progress towards being back on its feet again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


Two weeks ago, the firestation burned down causing more than six hundred thousand dollars in damage.
Several area fire stations have loaned trucks and other equipment so firefighters can continue to answer calls.
The community has also stepped in, donating more than thirteen thousand dollars so far.
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[SOT 23:30:45]
[IN Q=You hope people]

((MIKE NEAL/FIRE CHIEF: YOU HOPE PEOPLE CARE ABOUT YOU. WE DO THIS FOR VOLUNTEER. WE DO IT FOR THE COMMUNITY. IT MEANS A LOT. ITS REAL TOUCHING. YOU NEVER THOUGHT AS MANY PEOPLE WOULD HAVE SUPPORTED NOT JUST US, IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYBODY, BUT JUST THE FIRE SERVICE AND RESCUE SERVICE ITSELF AND CITIZENS AROUND HERE ARE JUST GREAT.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Neal/Ringgold Fire Chief]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=are just great]
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[VO-NAT]


Plans were already underway to build a new station before the fire.
The county hopes to begin construction next month on a new facility a half mile down the road.
Next Saturday, the Fire Department will hold a stew and bake sale to help raise the 125-thousand dollars needed for the project.
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[45-220-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Milk does a body good... But -- it didn't ANY good for people on the highway yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]

A tractor trailer hauling gallon jugs of milk overturned last night along Route 220 in Henry County- It happened shortly before five o'clock as the driver navigated the Greensboro exit. The truck was on its way to Charlotte.
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((JUST THE ONE TRUCK....NOBODY SERIOUSLY INJURED.))
[SUPER=01-Trooper T.A. May/Virginia State Police; ]
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[vo-nat] Traffic was rerouted for several hours-- while crews cleaned up the wreck.
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[45-11Winter-Carnival]


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It was a winter wonderland at the Salem Carnival this weekend, and many came out to explore it....
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


The carnival was held inside the Salem Civic Center throughout the weekend.
While the event mainly drew younger children there were activities for all ages....
Games, rides and food were the main attractions.
The carnival also came to Salem last year.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......Unseasonably warm temperatures today will begin the work-week. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up after the news.





[Brush-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
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[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


Two Roanoke county fire companies and the department of forestry are out on the scene of a brush fire.
Authorities say they were dispatched to Sling's Gap Road on Bent Mountain at around five this morning.
Officials say two acres have burned, but the blaze is now contained and is not threatening any homes.
Crews are doing mop- up work now.

[8-11Ringgold-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC 11:34]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath]

The Ringgold Fire Department is the slowly building itself up from a blaze at home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


Two weeks ago, the firestation burned down causing more than six hundred thousand dollars in damage.
Several area fire stations have loaned trucks and other equipment so firefighters can continue to answer calls.
The community has also stepped in, donating more than thirteen thousand dollars so far.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:30:45]
[IN Q=You hope people]

((MIKE NEAL/FIRE CHIEF: YOU HOPE PEOPLE CARE ABOUT YOU. WE DO THIS FOR VOLUNTEER. WE DO IT FOR THE COMMUNITY. IT MEANS A LOT. ITS REAL TOUCHING. YOU NEVER THOUGHT AS MANY PEOPLE WOULD HAVE SUPPORTED NOT JUST US, IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYBODY, BUT JUST THE FIRE SERVICE AND RESCUE SERVICE ITSELF AND CITIZENS AROUND HERE ARE JUST GREAT.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Neal/Ringgold Fire Chief]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=are just great]
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[VO-NAT]


Plans were already underway to build a new station before the fire.
The county hopes to begin construction next month on a new facility a half mile down the road.
Next Saturday, the Fire Department will hold a stew and bake sale to help raise the 125-thousand dollars needed for the project.
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[8-11Anniversary]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Halifax County has a reached a milestone in its history.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.]


This year, the county celebrates its 250th anniversary.
Several events are planned throughout the year including reenactments, a series of speakers, and a town party scheduled for May 11th in South Boston.
The county is also selling commemorative flags to mark the occasion.
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[SOT 23:44:38]
[IN Q=Halifax County is in the midst]

((BETH ROBERTSON/ANNIVERSARY STEERING COMMITTEE: HALIFAX COUNTY IS IN THE MIDST OF CHANGE NOW BOTH ECONOMICALLY AS MUCH AS OUR STATE AND COUNTRY IS AND WE WANT TO SHARE WHERE WE CAME FROM, WHERE WE'VE BEEN, AND HOPEFULLY A VISION OF WHERE WE WILL BE GOING.))
[SUPER=01-Beth Robertson/Anniversary Committee]
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[VO-NAT]


The flags sell for sixty dollars and you can pick one up at the Halifax County museum or the Chamber of Commerce.
Later this year, the county plans to build a war memorial across from the courthouse.
That project should be completed in time for a dedication ceremony scheduled for Veteran's Day.
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[BIRTHDAYS!] 1/15/02
Tuesday:
Twins:
[SUPER=130-45/Jannette Rubon & Janice Hartwell/Salem]



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[SUPER=130-6/Justin Fuller/Nathalie]


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[SUPER=131-/Yvonne Rowan/Salem]



[SUPER=131-50/Roye Russell/Callaway]



[SUPER=131-44/Linda Harris/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=131-80/Pearl Tolliver/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=131-/Mildred Law/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-Creed Law/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-/Bernice Goode/Lynchburg]



[SUPER=131-/Josephine Preston/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=131-10/Timmy Prillaman/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-55/Betty Slayton/Roanoke]


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