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One day of rain can wash away a lifetime of work.
We'll check on flooding of homes...
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

... and schools. Rising water caught Radford students off guard.
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[Sports-head]


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Tonight in sports, the Salem-Roanoke Hall of Fame will soon have a new home, we'll check out the high school playoff schedule for tomorrow night, and
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the William Fleming Colonels were on the practice field today, knowing that their season was in danger of being wiped out.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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A chance to dry out and clean up as the forecast features lots of sun and temperatures about 15 degrees above normal.
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News 7 is next.
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Sunny skies reveal the extent of flood damage in Giles County.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

While students at Radford University say they weren't prepared for the New River to engulf a parking lot.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
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A state of emergency's now in effect for parts of Western Virginia.
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The governor's declaration covers Tazewell, Smyth, Bland, Rockrbidge Pulaski, Giles and Buchanan Counties, as well as the cities of Galax and Radford.
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We start tonight in Giles County. Jennifer Wishon is in the town of Narrows.
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[SUPER=01-Clayton Davis/Narrows Mayor; ]
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Students in the New River Valley are trying to clean up after dozens of cars were flooded on school property. [***FLOODING IN MONITOR***]
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Richard Lesko is in our newsroom with more on that story.
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Well Jenn, nearly 70 students at Radford University learned last night and this morning that their cars were threatened or already submerged by the New River. Students say the school did NOT do enough to warn them of the problem. University officials say the river simply rose too quickly on very short warning.
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((WILL EDWARDS/RADFORD FRESHMAN; YEAH, MY CAR'S PRETTY MESSED UP. IT WAS COMPLETELY SUBMERGED LAST NIGHT WHEN I CAME DOWN HERE))
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((THE WATER WAS ALREADY HALFWAY UP THE WINDSHIELD AND THE TOW-TRUCKS WOULD NOT GO BACK IN. SO BASICALLY I WATCHED MY CAR GET FLOODED. (6)AND WITHIN 30 MINUTES I COULDN'T SEE NONE OF MY CAR ANYMORE. ))
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Everything looked fine until A-E-P called to say a significant amount of water was going to be released from Claytor Lake, and the New River would likely be rising. That put parking lot Z below the Dedmon Center right in the path of rising water.
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((ROB TUCKER/RU DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS; AT THAT POINT WE MADE ANOTHER ASSESSMENT OF THE WATER LEVEL AND MADE THE JUDGMENT THAT SOME FLOODING COULD OCCUR, AND BEGAN THE PROCESS OF NOTIFYING STUDENTS.))
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However, some students say they didn't hear about the flooding until hours later, and by that point there was nothing that could be done.
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((MARK FIORE/RADFORD JUNIOR; WHEN I GOT DOWN HERE AROUND 9 O'CLOCK MY CAR WAS ABOUT A FOOT AWAY FROM BEING COMPLETELY SUBMERGED UNDER THE WATER.))
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More than 4-hundred cars were in the parking lot before the flooding. But through contacting students, and towing out cars, officials estimate nearly 70 suffered water damage.
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((ROB TUCKER/RU DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS; THE REASON THE OTHERS WEREN'T MOVED WAS BECAUSE THE WATER CAME UP SO QUICKLY IT WAS JUST UNPRECEDENTED HOW QUICKLY THE WATER CAME UP SO AND THE VOLUME THAT CAME DOWN FROM THE DAM.))
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That's little relief for students who spent the day after trying to salvage what was not destroyed by the river.
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((MARK FIORE/RADFORD JUNIOR; THERE WAS LIKE NO COMMUNICATION WHATSOEVER AMONGST PEOPLE IN AUTHORITY.))
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Now Radford officials clearly stated that the school bears NO responsibility for the damages because students cannot hold them liable as part of the their parking permit agreement.
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However, Keith and Shannon, the school will be paying for any towing charges from last night and today.

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AEP says it held water in Claytor Lake as long as it could yesterday, hoping to reduce flooding.
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Expecting heavy rain, the power company says it lowered the water level behind the dam a couple of feet on Tuesday.
It had all of its generators turning, too, to keep ahead of the rising water.
But by mid-afternoon yesterday, Claytor Lake was full.
The utility notified officials downstream that the floodgates were opening, helping to push the New River about 14 feet above flood stage.
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[Missing-Children]


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Two young children are missing after a dam burst in Far Southwest Virignia.
The dam around a fish pond in the Davenport community of Buchanan County burst around 3 this afternoon.
According to CBS affiliate WJHL, the water washed away 6 mobile homes.
Authorities are searching for 2 small children.

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The high water came and went quickly in Galax, but today the clean-up dragged on.
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For more than an hour yesterday, Chestnut Creek overflowed its banks, flooding nearby homes and businesses.
Two feet of water covered the floor at Truck Service Enterprise -- one of seven local businesses that was damaged.
Today, all that was left was lots of mud.
Across the street at Southern States, workers were grateful that little more than fertilizer was ruined.
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((DAVID HANKS/SOUTHERN STATES EMPLOYEE; WELL, IT WAS SOMETHING LIKE WE HAVEN'T EVER SEEN IN THIS TOWN WAS A LONG TIME.
I THINK THE WORST FLOOD WE HAD IN GALAX WAS 1940. AND THIS WAS PRETTY CLOSE TO IT. ))
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Dozens of people were evacuated from M&M Mobile Home Court when Mill Creek turned into a river.
Only one home was damaged, but owner Scott Moxley says he'll be cleaning up mud for weeks.
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[Schools]


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[WIPE TO SCHOOLTOUCH FS]
Some schools are still having trouble.
Greenbrier County schools will be closed tomorrow.
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Still ahead on News 7, should parents be informed of weapons found in their kids schools?
One area lawmaker says yes.
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Plus see how the world wide web is heating up business for a family-owned company.
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A local legislator says changes need to be made to the state law that requires schools to report weapon-related incidents to the police.
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Earlier this month, an eighth grader at Brookville Middle School allegedly threatened four other students with a knife.
The student has been disciplined, but parents of the children involved were never told about it.
Apparently the laws differ on what should be reported.
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((DEL. KATHY BYRON/R-LYNCHBURG: RIGHT NOW THERE'S A SECTION THAT TALKS ABOUT THREATENING TEACHERS BUT IT DOESN'T TALK ABOUT THREATENING OTHER STUDENTS. AND WE MIGHT NEED TO LOOK BACK AT THAT BECAUSE THE NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS DO NOT INVOLVE CONTACTING LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PARENTS ALSO FEEL THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW WHEN OUR CHILDREN ARE ENDANGERED IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS.))
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Byron says she's drafting legislation to fix the loophole.
The parents involved are taking the issue to the Campbell County school board tonight.
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[Parkway-Fatal]


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A young woman who was the daughter and grand-daughter of two public officials died in an accident on the Blue Ridge Parkway early this morning.
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Erica R. Thomas was Delegate Vic Thomas's grand-daughter and the daughter of Zoning Appeals Board Member Eric Thomas.

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She was on her way home from work at the Outback Steakhouse when her vehicle ran off the road near milepost 115. The 22-year old U-Va grad was thrown from the vehicle. It was not until nearly 4-A-M that a County police officer noticed the debris and discovered Thomas' body. Police are still investigating.
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This video of Erica Thomas is from a NEWS-7 interview when she was a senior at William Byrd.
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"The officers observed a number of deer in the area," says Lieutenant Chuck Mason, but he could not say whether that caused the accident.

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State Police are investigating a fatal accident in Henry County.
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[Take Map FS] Police say 79-year old Emory M. Davis of Martinsville was hit by a Dodge Neon as he tried to walk across the intersection of Ridgecrest Avenue and Business Route 220 in Collinsville.
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The Neon was driven by 54-year old Erma Jo Carter of Collinsville. The accident happened at about 6:45 last evening. Davis was taken to the hospital where he died two hours later. There's no word on whether charges will be filed.

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The Roanoke Times is still grappling with its printing press issues.
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The newspaper says problems with its new press made today's delivery "significantly late". The Times has had difficutly getting the paper out on time since installing the new equipment. Representatives from the press's manufacturer are on site to assist with the problem. The paper said today's edition would be delivered late to newsstands and customers' homes with some routes in south Roanoke County receiving papers in mid-afternoon.
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[Dixie-Products]


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What started 45-years ago as a small family-owned business has gone world-wide, at least in part, thanks to the world-wide WEB.
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Three-million dollars in annual Internet sales has helped fuel success at Dixie Building Products. So much so, the company opened a new showroom on Melrose Avenue today, nearly doubling the workforce.
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((MARK SILVERSTEIN/DIXIE PRODUCTS; WE HAVE SHIPPING CLERKS, MORE WAREHOUSE THAN WE'VE EVER HAD. WE'VE HAD TO INCREASE THE SALES FORCE.))
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They expect to employ 55 people within six months. The new showroom has more than 100 displays of gas-log fireplaces and other products.
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[Stocks]


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Wall Street capped a choppy session by finishing in negative territory. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW lost 71 points.
NASDAQ fell 18.
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[Birth-Control]


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It's the latest birth control option to hit the market. A birth control pill that reduces the number of menstrual cycles a woman has.
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With Seasonale (Season-al-) a woman only has four periods a year instead of 13.
Doctor Mona Sadek (SAD-ick) says this isn't a new type of birth control pill. What makes it different is the way it's packaged.
Women take 91 pills per pack instead of the standard 28.
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((DR. MONA SADEK/WESTERN VIRGINIA OB-GYN CENTER; THIS IS AN OLD DRUG THAT'S BEEN AROUND FOR A LONG TIME. NORDET WENT GENERIC AND THEN THIS. THIS IS THE SAME DRUG IT'S JUST PACKAGED DIFFERENT. AND THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF RESEARCH TO MAKE SURE IT'S SAFE AND EFFECT IN TAKING IT IN THIS FORMAT))
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Doctors Sadek (SAD-ick) says patients may experience some break through bleeding for the first couple of packs or the first 182 days.
If you buy Seasonale (Season-al) retail, it's about 91 dollars for the 91 day pack.
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[CVCC-Money]


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Virginia's college students continue to reap the benefits of the state's share of the national tobacco settlement.

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Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg was the latest recipient today of some tobacco money.
School president Darrel Staat (stat) accepted a check for 400- thousand dollars from Delegate Kathy Byron, a member of the tobacco commission.
The money will fund scholarships for community college students and help pay for the school's new manufacturing technology training center.
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[Sports tease]


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Coming up, we'll find out why Fleming Head Coach Keith Smith is breathing easier, and
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break out the shovels and the hard hats as construction begins on a new baseball Hall in Salem.
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[S-Fleming]


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The William Fleming Colonels are scheduled to face Liberty tomorrow night in the Region Three, Division Four Final. But as of this afternoon the school didn't know if it would take the field or not, or if it would have to forfeit all nine of its wins this season, including the District Championship.
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Keith Smith put his troops thru the paces today, less than 24 hours after the school submitted information to the Virginia High School League about a player who was believed to be ineligible. The Blue Ridge District principals voted unanimously to support the Colonels and their continued playoff run. The VHSL's executive committee agreed stating that the facts of the case did not render the player in question ineligible. Unlike the cases of Cave Spring and Magna Vista in recent years, which included academic and age issues, the Fleming case involved questions about the student athlete's place of residence. While Smith refused to comment on the situation, he did talk about stopping the Minutemen.


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Had the Colonels been forced to forfeit their season, Lord Botetourt would have been awarded the district title and a playoff spot after starting the season oh and 3.


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Tomorrow night marks the second week of the playoffs for most folks and the beginning of the postseason for others. Here is a complete look at where your favorite school from our part of the state is playing tomorrow night as the regionals roll on.
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[S-Hall]


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The Salem-Roanoke Baseball Hall of Fame will soon have a home to call its own.
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Today the Hall's Board of Directors broke ground on a new facility between the Avalanche offices and Salem Memorial Stadium. The Hall of Fame's induction ceremony is held each year at the Salem Civic Center. The new building is scheduled to open in the spring.
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