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Coming up-- severe weather this evening throughout the NEWS 7 viewing area-- with special emphasis on the Lynchburg area where a possible tornado touched down.
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Plus, efforts to save hundreds of jobs in Patrick County.


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In sports, Winston Cup cars invaded California today, major league baseball was busy, do the sixwers stay alive against Boston,
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and the Avalanche battled the Kinston Indians at Salem memorial.
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Tornado sightings, severe thunderstorms, two-inch hail and damaging winds throughout our viewing area. We'll show you where the problematic weather is and what you can expect next, coming up.

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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton. There's severe weather throughout the NEWS 7 viewing area tonight ranging from hail-- to a possible tornado. According to the Bedford County Sheriff's office-- a tornado may have touched down in the Lynchburg area. We've received reports of cars overrturned, houses destroyed as well as roads in the Beford County area.
Heavy damage is reported in the Wildwood Subdivision at the Bedford-Campbell County line.
And a mobile home park along Lynbrook Road in Campbell County was hit hard. Up to a dozen mobile homes were lifted off their foundations, and six are overturned. We have no reports of any injuries. Firefighters are checking each home for possible victims.
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Hail has also been a problem throughout the area-- These are pictures taken earlier of hail-- in the Botetourt County area where people say ping pong size hail rained down this afternoon.
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Let's head over now-- and get the latest on the weather situation from Jacey.

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The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors recently received an update on the situation at Willie Keeling's illegal tire dump.
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The E-P-A and Virginia Department of Environmental Quality says clean up at the site is well underway. An official with the D-E-Q told supervisors approximately 10- thousand tires have been removed from the site. The tires in question are still intact-- they did NOT catch fire when the dump went up in flames earlier this month. Meanwhile-- soil sampling is continuing at the burn site and also where crews discovered a one acre trash dump on Keeling's property.
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[SUPER=01-Rick Weeks/DEQ Regional Dir.]

((THE EPA HAS ALREADY DONE SAMPLING IN THE BURN AREAS AND THEY'LL DO SOME ADDITIONAL SAMPLING WHEN WE CONTINUE TO REMOVE SOLID WASTE AND THEN WE'LL EVALUATE ONCE WE GET ALL THOSE SAMPLING RESULTS BACK AND DETERMINE WHAT FURTHER WORK MAY NEED TO BE DONE.))
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The D-E-Q estimates fewer than 10- thousand UN-burned tires remain at the site-- and say clean-up is going quickly.
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A unique camp took place in Bedford County this weekend.
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More than fifty area kids attended the fourth annual Camp Treehouse held at Camp Virginia Jaycee.
It is a three three day event that gives children the opportunity to meet others their own age who have lost a loved one.
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((DEBBIE OSBORNE/CARILION HOSPICE SERVICES: I THINK THE MAIN IMPORTANCE OF IT IS EACH AGE GROUP GETS TO SPEND TIME WITH THEIR OWN AGE AND SEE CHILDREN THAT FEEL THE SAME WAY THEY DO.)) ((SHEA-SPOON/CAMPER: WE'VE DONE THINGS THAT RECOGNIZE OUR LOVES ONES LIKE DONE PROJECTS ON THEM OR TALKING TO OUR COUNSELORS ABOUT HOW WE FEEL ABOUT THEIR LOSSES.))
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Trained counselors were on hand to assist those in need.
The camp wrapped up this morning with a tree planting in memory of their lossed loved ones.
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It was a great afternoon for folks to do a little exploring in Roanoke County.
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Today-- thousands turned out to take advantage of free admission at Virginia's Explore Park Living History Museum. There were exhibits and demonstrations for folks of all ages-- as well as plenty of entertainment, recreation and educational fun.
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(( WE HOPE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO HAVE SUCH A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE THAT THEY'RE GOING TO COME BACK THAT THEY'RE GOING TO TELL THEIR FRIENDS, WHEN PEOPLE COME TO VISIT THEM, FAMILY AND FRIENDS THEY'LL BRING THEM DOWN TO THE PARK. ))
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Today's open house was made possible by Virginia's Explore Park and Roanoke County's Parks, Recreation and Tourism department. The open house will continue through eight P-M.
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Still ahead on News 7 at 6, only one branch of the military does NOT have a memorial in Washington... now a local group is trying to change that.
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and also, the Virginia International Raceway is revving up for its new season... We'll have that and more coming up...

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The United States Air Force is the only branch of service that does NOT have a memorial in the Washington area.
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That according to Ed Grillo-- an Air Force retired Major General who spoke in Roanoke this morning to members of a local aviation club about efforts to build a memorial. Grillo is president of the Air Force Memorial Foundation in Arlington-- a group that's in the process of raising some 30- million dollars to erect a memorial in the Washington area.
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((ED GRILLO/AIR FORCE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION PRESIDENT: IT'S A LONG OVERDUE EFFORT, THE AIR FORCE HAS ALSO LOST SOME 55- THOUSAND COMBAT CASUALTIES OVER ITS LIFE AND EVEN BEFORE IT OFFICIALLY BECAME AN AIR FORCE AND CERTAINLY FOR NO OTHER REASON THAN THAT WE THINK IT'S LONG OVERDUE.))
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Grillo says he expects to have enough money raised to make an official announcement this fall. After that he says he expects to begin work on the foundation in September of 2- thousand four with an official dedication planned for 2- thousand six.
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Virginia International Raceway shifts into high gear as it begins its third season this weekend.
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Several things are new this year including the Motorsports country club.
The 1800's plantation house is decorated with a Ralph Lauren motif which includes an Irish pub.
The number of televised events will also increase to eleven this year.
V-I-R believes the exposure will have a major impact on the local economy since more than a million specators are expected to visit this year.
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((LAURA COMSTOCK/VIR SPOKESPERSON: THAT'S THE BIGGEST THING I WOULD SAY IS THE BIGGEST NEWS IS WITH THE GROWTH AND WHAT ITS DOING HAVE FOR THE ECONOMY, THE IMPACT IS JUST UNBELIEVEABLE. WE'RE HAVING NEW RESTAURANTS COME IN, WE'RE HAVING NEW HOTELS BEING BUILT IN DANVILLE AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS, THAT'S REALLY GOOD.))
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More improvements are on their way.
Construction will soon begin on several new rally courses.
V-I-R will also build a hotel and conference center beginning this summer.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Still ahead on the newscast, the Salem Avalanche may be wishing the rains came a little earlier after a loss to Kinston... Steve Mason will be along with sports.
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and one Bedford County guitar wizard is trying to make a name for himself nationally, by surrounding himself with age and experience. We'll have that and more coming up...
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He has dazzled audiences with his skills for years now, and he is just barely old enough to drive. In this week's Virginia Profile, Justin McLeod introduces to a guitar prodigy who has dreams of becoming a rock and roll legend.
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(( ((NAT SOUND OF THE BAND PLAYING))
You're listening to a relatively young band.
The oldest member is 38, the singer just 26.
And then there's the lead guitarist, he's only 16.
His name is Cory Brammer and some call him a prodigy.
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((CORY BRAMMER: LET PEOPLE THINK WHAT THEY WANT TO THINK AND IF THEY THINK I AM A PRODIGY I'M MORE THAN HAPPY TO LET THEM THINK THAT.))
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And why wouldn't they.
He's only been playing since he was nine.
He got his first professional gig at the age of 12, two years later Cory found a band that needed a lead guitarist.
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((PHIL NORMAN/VOCALIST: IT WAS SORT OF HARD TO BELIEVE YOU KNOW WE HEARD ALL THIS STUFF ABOUT A 14 YEAR OLD KID WHO COULD WAIL ON THE GUITAR, IT ALL TURNED OUT TO BE TRUE.))
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And a band of misfits was soon born.
They call themselves Cory Brammer and 32 leaves.
They play everything from punk, classical, country, to their own original music.
If you're wondering why Cory gets top billing, his fellow band members say the answer is simple.
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((PHIL NORMAN/VOCALIST: WELL, HE'S BETTER THAN THE REST OF US, THAT'S WHY WE LET HIM BE THE STAR.   REALLY, HE'S GOT A GIFT.))
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And what a gift is is.
Cory can play the guitar with his teeth, with his arms over his head, and even behind his back.
This is all coming from a kid who say's he's your typical teenager.
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((CORY BRAMMER: I GO TO SCHOOL.   I STUDY, ALL THAT GOOD STUFF.   I GUESS, THAT'S REGULAR.))
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A regular kid who also gets straight A's.
Pretty amazing when you consider Cory plays two gigs a week during the school year.
As for what the future holds, Cory knows he wants to pursue a music career, exactly how or where remains up in the air.
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((CORY BRAMMER: I WANT TO BECOME FAMOUS, EVERYONE WANTS TO DO THAT.   I CAN'T REALLY SAY RIGHT NOW.))
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When he's ready, he'll know his fingers will do the talking.
Justin McLeod, News 7.
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The Napa Auto Parts 500 is at California today, The Avs try and stop the Indians, the storty of a father-son duo at the GGCC
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and a closer look at just how tough it is nowadays to qualify for the Scott Robertson golf tournament.
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The Winston Cup circuit pulled in to the California speedway today for the Napa Autoparts 500. The drivers are still out on the track and after 225 laps Kurt Busch was your leader followed by Jimmie Johnson, Ricky Rudd in third and Dale Jarrett in fourth. There was just another caution and a wrech involving Dale Earnhardt Jr, a copmplete report at 11.

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The Salem Avalanche came into today's game against Southern Division rival Kinston with opposite records, the Avs at 12 and 10, the Indians at 10 and 12.
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Both teams would go in opposite directions on the scoreboard as well and unfortunately for the Avs, the direction was not good. IN the top of the fourth Kinston infielder Eric Crozier goes to the opposite field with this three run homer and the score is 3-nothnig Indians out in front.
[SUPER=37-KInston/12/Salem/3;]Salem did show some fight in this one. Justin Lincoln also speaks softly and carriers a b

ig stick, he says see ya later to this pitch, also over the left field wall, 3-1 Kinston in the bottom of the fifth and the Indians roll 12-3. Tomorrow's game is set for 1:05 PM.
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On to the NBA playoffs where Philadelphia avoided elimination with a 108-to-103 victory over Boston today.
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The Celtics still lead the best-of-five series 2-games-to-1. Allen Iverson scored 42 points for the Sixers, including eleven of his team's last 15.
Derrick Coleman scored the go-ahead basket on an over-the-head tip-in with 46 [SUPER=32-Philadelphia/108/Boston/103

;]seconds left.
Paul Pierce had 29 points and Antoine Walker added 27. Walker hit seven three-pointers in the first half. Series game four is Wednesday night in Philadelphia.
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The PGA Tour's Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic final round finished up today from Forest Oaks Country Club.
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PGA pro Jay Haas did not contend for the title but the week turned out to be an incredibly rewarding one for him anyway.
His son Bill, a Georgia Tech golfer who is one of the best in the country at the collegiate level, received an exemption and was able to play in the GGCC.
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Bill did not make the cut, finishing two rounds with a 74 and 71. Bill is on his way to a pro career, but he has learned that, unlike the NBA, it is better to stay in school and get that four year degree.
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The 19th annual Scott Robertson Memorial golf tournament is fast approaching. And more so now than ever, this year's event promises to have not only a national, but international field.
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In fact, it's getting tough for the top junior golfers in the Comonwealth to even make the field. Yesterday, more than 60 Virginians took part in a qualifying tournament with only the top six advancing to the main draw. Not a single local player made the cut. That's a complete turnaround from the early days of this event.
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Last year junior golfers from 38 states and 11 foreign countries took part in the 54 golf tournament. This year's field is expected to top out at 180 golfers (------------)