It's been a while, but Roanoke's main water supply might reach full pond later today.
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The current measurement of Carvins Cove puts the water level less than a foot below full pond, at 98-percent capacity.
But today's reading is expected to show Carvins Cove at maximum capacity.
A little more than one year ago, the cove hit 22 feet below the spillway, sparking mandatory water restrictions for city residents that lasted throughout the spring, summer and fall.
While the rain is a dream come true for some, it turned out to be a nightmare for others.
The waters are now receeding along the James River in Buchanan, but not before creating some tense moments for residents.
Justin McLeod has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Lawrence Keith/Buchanan Resident; :32]
[SUPER=01-Billy Lipes/Buchanan Resident; 1:46]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Buchanan]
((((NAT SOUND OF WATER RAGING AT 2:41:27))
The James River was still on the rise Sunday morning.
((NAT SOUND OF WATER))
By afternoon, it had reached more than 23 feet, nearly seven feet above flood stage.
[IN Q=I think it's]
((LAWRENCE KEITH/BUCHANAN RESIDENT: I THINK IT'S A MESS MYSELF, I DON'T LIKE, I WILL BE GLAD WHEN IT GOES BACK DOWN.))
[OUT Q=it goes back down]
Here's the reason why.
The water came within five feet from his front door.
That prompted Lawrence Keith to pack up his things and move them to the second floor.
[IN Q=Everybody around here]
((LAWRENCE KEITH/BUCHANAN RESIDENT: EVERYBODY AROUND HERE HAS DONE THE SAME THING, ALL UP AND DOWN LOWE STREET, CLEARED EVERYTHING OUT, JUST DON'T KNOW HOW HIGH IT'S GOING TO GET.))
[OUT Q=going to get]
It did get high enough to cause plenty of problems. (SHOT AT 2:28:56)
The water almost completely covered this car. (CLOSE-UP SHOT FROM BEHIND)
It could be days before mail is delivered to this mailbox. (SHOT AT 2:30:58)
Baseball season will probably have to start late judging by the conditions of the ballfields. (SHOT AT 2:27:47)
Many drivers will have to find alternate routes until roads like Route 43 are safe enough to re-open. (FIRST SHOT AT 2:36:44 THEN USE SHOT AT 2:35:19)
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[IN Q=This is an overview]
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THIS IS AN OVERVIEW OF THE JAMES RIVER HERE IN BUCHANAN. ALTHOUGH IT MAY LOOK BAD, THEY'VE ACTUALLY SEEN IT MUCH WORSE HERE. TOWNSFOLK SAY THE FLOODS OF 85 AND 96 CAUSED MUCH MORE DAMAGE BUT THIS ONE DOES COME IN A CLOSE THIRD.))
[OUT Q=close third]
((NAT SOUND OF OWNER SAYING "THE WATER STARTING COMING DOWN THE BASEMENT" AT 2:47:24 BUT COVER WITH VIDEO))
The owners of this pizzeria in downtown Buchanan are experiencing their first flood, just two months after opening.
[IN Q=I don't know if]
((MARK DiBENEDETTO/FANZARELLI'S PIZZERIA: I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS BAD LUCK OR WHAT YET WE DON'T KNOW YET.))
[OUT Q=know yet]
If it is bad luck, many other businesses had it too, from this car wash to this bait and tackle shop.
By mid-afternoon however goods news had arrived, the water began to recede.
High winds then became a concern prompting the fire department to close this bridge over the James River.
[IN Q=I'd day most people]
((BILLY LIPES/BUCHANAN RESIDENT: I'D SAY MOST OF THE PEOPLE ARE TAKING AS IT IS. IF YOU LIVE ALONG THE RIVER, YOU GOT TO BE EXPECTING IT.))
[OUT Q=expecting it]
Whether you expected it or not, it will be days before everything is back to normal again.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Buchanan.))
One of two men rescued from floodwaters in Montgomery County has died from hypothermia.
Carilion Hospital officials confirmed yesterday morning that Brian Quesenberry passed away at New River Valley Medical Center.
Brian and his father Stewart Quesenberry were caught in the Roanoke River's waters near Elliston, in Montgomery County, for several hours before rescuers could reach them.
Initial word was that both were hospitalized in serious condition, but we learned yesterday morning that Brian Quesenberry died late Saturday night, less than five hours after he was pulled from the water.
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Flood waters have also claimed the life of a Vinton man.
Yesterday morning, searchers recovered a pickup truck that was swept into Tinker Creek Saturday night.
The body of a man was found inside, but police are not yet releasing his name pending notification of family.
The red Toyota pickup was found about 100 feet from the spot where it was last seen going under near 5th and Walnut.
The investigation continues into last week's deadly nightclub fire in Rhode Island.
That, as another memorial service is planned today to remember the 97 victims who died in the blaze.
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Yesterday, victims' relatives were able to see the charred ruins, where their loved ones died.
The fire broke out what rock group Great White's pyrotechnics display turned the nightclub into an inferno.
British diplomats say a new U-N resolution on Iraq could be introduced as early as today.
The U-S and Britain are seeking the green light to go ahead with military action.
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Eleven of the Security Council's 15 members want weapons inspections to continue.
The French foreign minister said this weekend that his country would vote against the resolution.
Meanwhile, U-S and European protestors have arrived in Baghdad.
These so- called human shields have set up vigils at strategic targets, including a power plant.
They believe their presence will top the U-S from launching an attack.
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[IN Q=If I can ]
((RYAN CLANCY/HUMAN SHIELD: IF I CAN SUPPLY SOME MEASURE OF SUPPORT FOR THEM ON THE GROUND AND SAY TO THEM I'M AN AMERICAN I'M NOT AGAINST YOU. ))
[SUPER=01-Ryan Clancy/Human Shield; QUICK!]
[OUT Q=against you.]
American soldiers continue training in Kuwait.
But in a couple of months, the desert will reach unbearable temperatures, which makes many believe the window for war is beginning to close.
A proposed power plant in Pittsylvania County has been turned off for now.
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Florida Power and Light wanted to build a natural gas-fired power plant between Danville and Chatham.
The White Oak Energy Center would have been located on 128 acres of land off Dry Fork Road near the county landfill.
A spokesman for F-P-L says it has scrapped plans for the project because of a lack of need for natural gas.
The company says it may reconsider that decision if the market changes.
News 7 Mornin will be right back. But first here's a look at your local stocks.
Fire damaged one unit of a motel in Roanoke County.
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A fire at the Roanoke Motor Lodge on Williamson Road in Hollins broke out shortly after 9 o'clock last night.
Officials say a coffee table caught fire and quickly spread to two beds and the walls causing extensive damage to the unit.
The tenant was able to get out of the unit, and nobody was injured.
Fire officials say the cause is still under investigation.
It was a night for New York City and legends of the music industry to shine.
But a brand new talent took home the most honors.
Elizabeth Sanchez has more on last night's Grammys.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Norah Jones/Grammy Winner; :15]
[SUPER=01-Natalie Maines/Dixie Chicks; :49]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Sanchez/CBS News; 1:20]
[OUT Q=Sanchez, CBS News, New York.]
(Locator: New York City)
23 YEAR OLD NORAH JONES, A VIRTUAL UNKNOWN MORE THAN A YEAR AGO.. WALKED WITH A HANDFUL OF AWARDS INCLUDING BEST NEW ARTIST.
(SOT-Norah Jones/ Grammy Winner)
BUT THE NIGHT OF MUSIC BEGAN WITH SOUNDS OF SILENCE.
(nat of Simon & Garfunkle - 20:02)
SIMON AND GARFUNKLE, A FOLK DUO WHO DEFINED A GENERATION, PERFORMED TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 10 YEARS. THEY KICKED OFF A NIGHT TO CELEBRATE MUSIC AND HONOR THOSE WHO CREATE IT. NO DOUBT TOOK HOME ONE OF THE FIRST AWARDS: BEST GROUP POP PERFORMANCE. EMINEM WON BEST RAP ALBUM. THE DIXIE CHICKSBEST COUNTRY ALBUM.
(SOT: Natalie Maines/Dixie Chicks)
(backstage 2) 21:18:08 We re most proud of this album so we re most proud of these Grammys.
(nat up of chicks singing)
THE CHICKS WERE ONE OF 18 PERFORMANCES. BUT GRAMMY PRODUCERS REALLY KEPT THE AUDIENCE ON ITS EARS WITH UNIQUE MUSICAL COMBINATIONS LIKE JAMES TAYLOR & YO-YO MA, THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC AND COLDPLAY, AND N SYNC SINGING THE BEE GEES WHO WON A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.
22;31;29 I THINK THE NICEST THING THAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED IS THAT THE SUN CAME UP AND TOOK THIS AWARD THAT WE RE GETTING TO MORRIS.
(SOT: Elizabeth Sanchez/CBS News)
After four years in Los Angeles, the Grammy nominees are walking the red carpet in the big apple and with that change many say there s a new energy.
THE SPIRITED NEW YORK HOSTS CARRIED THAT ENERGY THROUGH THE NIGHT. WHETHER THEY LL WIN THE SHOW BACK FOR THE CITY NEXT YEAR IS STILL UP IN THE AIR. ELIZABETH SANCHEZ, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.
(Kimberly tosses to bump)
He's best known as the star from T-V's "Knight Rider."
Actor David Hasselhoff was injured while riding a motorcycle.
Stacey Elgin has more on that story and others in today's Hollywood Minute.
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[SUPER=01-Stacey Elgin/Reporting; :23]
[OUT Q=I'm Stacey Elgin.]
I'M STACEY ELGIN WITH TODAY'S HOLLYWOOD MINUTE.
ACTOR DAVID HASSELHOFF AND HIS WIFE COULD USE A LITTLE PAIN RELIEF.. FOLLOWING A MOTORCYCLE CRASH IN LOS ANGELES. HASSELHOFF LOST CONTROL OF THE BIKE ON THURSDAY IN STRONG, GUSTY WINDS.
HE HIT A CURB -- THROWING THE COUPLE FROM THE SEAT. HASSELHOFF FRACTURED HIS LOWER BACK -- AND POSSIBLY SOME RIBS. HIS WIFE PAMELA BROKE HER LEFT ANKLE AND RIGHT WRIST. BOTH WERE IN STABLE CONDITION. GREAT WHITE GUITARIST.. TY LONGLEY WAS ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO TURNED-UP MISSING AFTER A DEADLY NIGHTLCLUB FIRE IN WEST WARWICK, RHODE ISLAND. GREAT WHITE HAD JUST STARTED ITS SHOW THURSDAY NIGHT WITH SOME FIREWORKS WHEN THE BLAZE BEGAN. ATLEAST 100 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND DOZENS OTHERS INJURED. THE STORY OF ONE OF AMERICA'S MOST LOVED WOMEN IS COMING TO TELEVISION. A NEW "I LOVE LUCY" MOVIE REVEALS AN INSIDE, LITTLE KNOWN ACCOUNT OF THE PASSIONATE AND TUMULTUOUS RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LUCILLE BALL AND DESI ARNAZ.)) ACRESS RACHEL YORK WILL PLAY THE FAMOUS REDHEAD. AND THAT'S YOUR HOLLYWOOD MINUTE.. I'M STACEY ELGIN.