[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Investigators land close to home in the search for a suspect in the four year old murder of a Pittsylvania County
woman.
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[VO-NAT :06]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And the Roanoke airport bumps up security again - getting to travelers before they even leave their car.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on the Big 7 - Dan Newell takes over a GW's head football coach. Thomas Jones could be in some hot water.
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[VO-NAT]

And we'll check in with Travis Wells in Daytona - on the eve of the two big 125 mile qualifying races.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Get stuff done tomorrow and early Friday because you may want to stay out of nature's way this weekend. We'll explain in a moment.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[OUT Q=yes I'm innocent.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


A former Pittsylvania County minister says he didn't do it.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


But a North Carolina Grand jury has indicted Ricky Pulley for killing his wife some four years ago.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Ketih 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Pulley]
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[TAPE#1:50:02 on 02-47]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-SHot]

Eugene Ricky Pulley is in a Caswell County North Carolina jail tonight, facing a first degree murder charge for the death of his wife in 1999.
[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]

Caswell County is where Patty Jo Pulley's body was discovered last December and where a grand jury issued an indictment in the case just yesterday.
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and Steve/Starlink]

Steve Smallshaw is in Yanceyville North Carolina, where Pulley would stand trial. Steve, why did it take so long for a charge to be brought in the case?
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[SUPER=01-Harold Plaster/Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff; :23]
[SUPER=01-Michael Welch/Caswell Co., NC Sheriff; :44]
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[OUT Q=comforting for them.]
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[Roanoke-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
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[TAPE#=02-51 TC1:22:51]
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Roanoke Police say they need your help solving a murder case.
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[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Officials are investigating the gunshot death of a 27-year-old black man. His body was found in a car on 21st Street and Essex Avenue in Roanoke.
Construction workers at a nearby home noticed the man wasn't moving and called police around noon.
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[SOT 01:49:23]
[IN Q=FOUND A]

((SHELLY ALLEY/ROANOKE POLICE DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON; FOUND A MAN IN A PARKED CAR, HE WAS IN THE BACK SEAT FOUND TO BE DECEASED FROM A GUNSHOT WOUND))
[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Roanoke Police Dept. Spokesperson; QUICK!!]
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[VO-NAT]

Neighbors say they heard gunshots in the area last night between six and seven. Police they know the man's identity but are withholding it until out of town family members are notified.
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[TAKE PINNACLE] They are encouraging anyone who heard or saw anything yesterday or today to call Crime Line anonymously at 344-8500.
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[Carter]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC27:33]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


A Roanoke man facing a charge of second degree murder has turned himself in to authorities.
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[VO-NAT]


37- year- old Darrell Jeffrey Carter was indicted earlier this month, for a homicide that occurred in August 2001.

[SUPER=03-Roanoke/August 2001]


Police found the body of 27- year- old Timothy Smithers in the 1400 block of Patterson Avenue. He died from a blow to the head.
Carter is being held without bond in the Roanoke City Jail.
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[Hairston]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=dse]
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Two more teenagers have been indicted on first-degree murder charges in the killing of a Martinsville high school student.
18-year-old Albert Patrick Bowman and 15-year-old Markus Ugene Lampkins are now charged.
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[VO-NAT]


That makes five people allegedly connected to the shooting death of Delvin Hairston last May.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/May 15]


The killing happened just hours after Hairston led his Martinsville High School track team to a win against Laurel Park.
Officials say the shooting was motivated in part by rivalry between the two schools.
20-year-old Curtis Robertson, Junior was convicted last year of second-degree murder and sentenced to 18 years in prison.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=HOLD]


The others charged in the case are still awaiting trial.

[Bramblett]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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More than five years after being sentenced to die for the murder of a Vinton family, Earl Bramblett once again has an execution date.
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[SUPER=@File;]

Bramblett was convicted in 1997 of the murders of Blaine and Teresa Hodges and their two young girls. After an objection by the defense today, Judge Robert Doherty set Bramblett's execution date as April 9th.
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[IN Q=There was some argument over some...]

((RANDY LEACH/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THERE WAS SOME ARGUMENT OVER SOME OF THE THINGS STILL PENDING IN THE FOURTH CIRCUIT COURT WITH A STAY OF MANDATE BUT CASE LAW SAYS THAT DOESN'T STAY THE EXECUTION.)) ((WILLIAM LINDSEY/BRAMBLETT'S ATTORNEY: AT THIS TIME, WHAT WE'LL BE DOING IS FILING A PETITION FOR RELIEF WITH THE U-S SUPREME COURT, GETTING A STAY OF THIS EXECUTION DATE AND SEE WHAT THEY'LL DO WITH IT.))
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[SUPER=01-William Lindsey/Bramblett's Attorney; :10]
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[OUT Q=and see what they'll do with it.]
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At least once before, Bramblett's execution date was stayed. Both sides say he is running out of options.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Virginia's House of Delegates votes to eliminate the inheritance tax.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


But did Republicans unfairly eliminate debate on the issue?
That's still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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(Marya Adlibs Live Tease)
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[Airport-Security]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


If you're going to Roanoke Regional Airport, prepare to be searched before you even reach the terminal.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


That's a new security measure the airport's undertaking at the request of the federal government.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Marya /Microwave;]


Marya Jones is out at the airport tonight with details on who'll be stopped and searched.
Keith and Shannon, airport security officers are searching cars at random on the road leading up to the terminal.

[LIVE= Marya /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Marya1]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


It's not because of any threat against the Roanoke airport, but because of the heightened state of alert around the nation.
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[OUT Q=a large explosive, basically.]

(( If you drive towards the terminal, your car could be picked for a quick inspection.
Security officers are periodically inspecting interiors and trunks for explosives.
Most checks last about a minute ... but if you want to avoid them entirely, you can.
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((JACKIE SHUCK/AIRPORT DIRECTOR: IF THEY DON'T WANT TO HAVE THEIR VEHICLE SEARCHED, THEN OUR RECOMMENDATION IS THAT THEY USE THE PARKING LOT. IN THE SHORT TERM PARKING LOT, THE FIRST 15 MINUTES ARE FREE, SO THEY CAN DROP OFF THEIR PASSENGER, PICK UP THEIR PASSENGER AND MOVE ON.)) [RUNS:12]
After September 11th, the airport shut down the short-term lot ... then reopened it only to cars that underwent a thorough inspection.
This time, the focus is on cars approaching even CLOSER to the terminal.
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((JACKIE SHUCK/AIRPORT DIRECTOR: AND THE ACTUAL CHECKS THEMSELVES, THEY'RE NOT OVERLY INTRUSIVE. THEY'RE NOT INTO GLOVE BOXES AND SO FORTH. WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR IS A LARGE EXPLOSIVE, BASICALLY.)) [RUNS:10]))
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The checks will go on as long as the government asks the airports to keep them up.
If you plan on driving up to the terminal, officials say to expect maybe a one or two minute delay, IF you're car is even searched at all.
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Keith and Shannon?

[Matricardi]


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The former head of the state's Republican Party was back in court today to answer accusations of eavesdropping on Democrats.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Ed Matricardi pled "not guilty" to five federal charges of illegally listening in on a Democratic conference call.


The noticably thinner Matricardi arrived at the courthouse surrounded by his wife, parents and attorneys.
His lawyers say their client did nothing unlawful because the calls qualify as public meetings under state law.
They have asked the court to dismiss the charges.
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((STEPHEN BENJAMIN/MATRICARDI'S ATTORNEY: BECAUSE THESE MEETINGS WERE CALLED FOR THE EXPRESS PURPOSE OF DISCUSSING PUBLIC BUSINESS, ANY PERSON, INCLUDING MATRICARDI, WAS AUTHORIZED UNDER VIRGINIA LAW TO RECORD AND DISCLOSE WHAT OCCURRED.)) ((DEL. WARD ARMSTRONG/D- MARTINSVILLE: I DON'T THINK THAT ARGUMENT IS GOING TO WASH VERY FAR. HE LISTENED IN ON A PRIVATE PHONE CALL BETWEEN MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, THE GOVERNOR AND THEIR LAWYER. AND THAT'S WIRETAPPING.))
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A federal judge released Matricardi on his own recognizance.
A trial date is set in April.
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[Poindexter]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A Roanoke man has denied threatening his mother over her cooperation with federal authorities. Anthony Poindexter is accused of threatening to kill his mother by burning down her home in retaliation for the assistance she provided police in the case against her other son, Jermaine. In court today Anthony Poindexter told the judge, "We never said one word about the case," in the time he'd been living with her.
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He moved in with his mother when he was released from jail a week ago.
[SUPER=04-May, 2002]

As we reported yesterday, the A-T-F says Peggy Helms believes Jermaine, also known as Shebez Poindexter was responsible for setting last year's fatal fire on 18th Street. Police were called to her home yesterday, after Helms reported her son, ANTHONY, threatened her. ANTHONY Poindexter said today: "I never was aware she was upset."
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[Advance-Auto]


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There are some major leadership changes taking place at Advance Auto Parts. Officials say two board members are stepping down from the Roanoke based car parts dealer. Nick Taubman, son of Advance's founder, and Garnett Smith are leaving the board effective immediately. Current C-E-O Larry Castellani will add Chairman of the Board to his duties. The company is also releasing strong fourth quarter results with earnings of 43-cents per share.

[Stocks]


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Stocks stumbled for a second straight day. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW dropped 85 points.
NASDAQ fell 16 and a half.
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House Democrats say it's reprehensible and undemocratic.
That's what they are calling the move today by Republicans to cut off debate on estate tax legislation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The House of Delegates easily passed a bill that repeals the inheritance tax on estates worth more than one million dollars... but not before using a parliamentary procedure to end debate and prevent Democrats from offering any amendments.
Democrat lawmakers say the estate tax repeal is too important not to be fully debated.
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[IN Q=WHAT'S WRONG WITH HAVING]

((DEL. WARD ARMSTRONG/D-MARTINSVILLE: WHAT'S WRONG WITH HAVING THAT OPPOSITION VIEWPOINT HEARD? WHY STIFLE DEBATE?))

((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: I THINK IT WAS AN EFFORT BY REPUBLICANS TO AVOID DISCUSSING ISSUES WITHOUT CONFERRING ALL VIRGINIANS. AND I THINK THAT'S REPREHENSIBLE.))
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[VO-NAT]


The Senate also agreed to repeal the estate tax.
The bill now goes to the Governor's desk where it faces a veto threat.
Also, in Richmond today, a bill to encourage the revitalization of downtown Roanoke has been approved by both chambers.
The legislation, introduced by Senator John Edwards and Delegate Chip Woodrum, offers tax breaks to those who develop vacant lots.
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[Logging]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC25:21]
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Three men from Floyd County have been charged with selling the timber off their neighbor's land.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.]

Thirty-six acres of standing timber was clear cut illegally, according to a federal indictment unsealed today. The land on Reedsville Road actually belongs to a couple in Marietta, Georgia. The men who sold it to a Floyd County logging company had convinced the logger they had title to it.
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((JENNIE WAERING/ASSISTANT U. S. ATTORNEY; STAKED OUT "NO TRESPASSING" SIGNS AND CUT A LITTLE PATH AROUND THE PROPERTY AND THEN PROCEEDED WITHIN A MONTH OR TWO TO SELL THE TIMBER RIGHTS AND HAVE THE TIMBER CUT AND SPEND THE PROCEEDS.))
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[OUT Q=spend the proceeds.]
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[VO-NAT]

Normand Thomas Turgeon was involved in the scheme initially, his lawyer concedes, but not later on. Attorney Don Huffman cites the state law of "adverse possession" that allows someone to claim property as his own, if it appears to have been abandoned.
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[SOT 16:45:20]
[IN Q=The law of]

((DON HUFFMAN/TURGEON'S ATTORNEY; THE LAW OF ADVERSE POSSESSION SOMETIMES LOOKS LIKE IT'S VERY UNFAIR, BUT WHAT THEY DID WAS NOT UNLAWFUL.))
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[OUT Q=was not unlawful.]
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[VO-NAT]

Turgeon allegedly split 33-thousand dollars with his two co-defendants from the sale of timber off this one piece of property.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports - Travis Wells checks in from Daytona with a preview of tomorrow's Twin 125s.

Plus, GW Danville has a new football coach -
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[VO-NAT]

And Thomas Jones could be in some hot water for his role in an alleged altercation at an Arizona nightclub.
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[S-Newell]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-140 4703tc]
[GRAPHIC=GW DANVILLE (NEW COACH)]


We begin on the high school football front where the George Washington high school Eagles have named a new coach tonight. Dan Newell, a Danville native is returning home to take over the GW program.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./Last Season; :00]

Newell, spent the past four years as an assistant coach at Pulaski County high school, but he is truly a Danville man.
He was born and raised there and he's a GW graduate having played under Alger Pugh on the Eagles' 1982 state title game. He also coached for two seasons under the late Ed Martin in 1993-and-94. Newell teaches both chemistry and biology.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD NEW COACH]

His wife is finishing up her medical residency in Roanoke, and she will also be a physician in the Danville community.
Newell will be formally introduced Friday at 2:30 at GW.

[S-Jones]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Former Powell Valley and UVa great Thomas Jones is facing an interesting situation tonight. A Tempe, Arizona resident is accusing Jones of assaulting him outside of a nightclub restroom last November.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Last Season; :00]

The man bringing the complaint against Jones says he was repeatedly punched in the face and that he broke a tooth and suffered a cut lip that required 18 stitches. Jones' attorney says that's impossible since Thomas broke his hand at home two days earlier. Arizona Cardinals' team officials say they are aware of the complaint, but that they've had no contact with Jones since December.
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[S-Twins]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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The race to make the Daytona 500 rolls on tomorrow with the Twin 125 qualifiers. Travis Wells has a preview of the Twins which will have a new twist this year.
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[S-UVa]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The UVa men's basketball team will try to keep its hot streak alive tonight as it travels to Chapel Hill. The Cavs have only beaten Carolina 6 times on the Heels' home floor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-College Park, MD/Last Thursday; :00]

But last Thursday Pete Gillen got right up in his players faces and challenged them to transform from "Road Kill" into "Road Warriors." The Cavs hope they have done just that. After upsetting Maryland they came back home and beat State. A win tonight over the Heels and Virginia will be at 6-and-4 in the conference - 15 and 7 overall. We'll have highlights tonight at 11.
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[S-Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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And if you hurry - you can still catch most of tonight's double-header at the Roanoke Civic Center. Tonight at 6:30 - Roanoke Catholic entertains Oak Hill Academy as former Celtic J.R. Reynolds rolls back into town. Then right after the high school game wraps up - the Dazzle hits the court tonight to battle the Columbus Riverdragons. The Dazzle game should tip-off right around 8:30.