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Reversing the trend in unemployment has become Job One in Henry County.
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And court records demonstrate why police were searching the son of a murder victim and his home.

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Tonight on News 7 Sports - Ted Jeffries - the former UVa center is the subject of tonight's ACC Connection report.
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And this is not the way to begin the race season. Jimmie Johnson crashes his primary car in testing today at Daytona.
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As the wind settles down, the cold air slips in and will be around for about 48 hours. Forecast details just ahead.

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News 7 is next.
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It could open doors for an area depressed by layoffs.
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A Fourtune 500 company plans to set up shop in Henry County.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
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And I'm Shannon Young.
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They've lost thousands of jobs but now hundreds are coming.
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Masterbrand Cabinets plans to open a facility in Henry County.
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Justin McLeod is outside the Henry County Administration Building. Justin when will it be open for business?
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[MasterBrand]


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MasterBrand Cabinets is a big company. It employs 12-thousand people at 17 manufacuring facilities and 12 distribution centers across North America.
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[NO SUPER] The company says it is the 2nd largest maker of kitchen cabinets in the U.S., with sales last year of 1 and a half (B) billion dollars. Its brand names include Aristokraft, Decora, Diamond, Kemper and Schrock. MasterBrand's parent company, Fortune Brands, makes everything from Titleist golf balls to Swingline Staplers to Jim Beam Bourbon.
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[Take WDBJ Home Page Full] You can find a link to the MasterBrand Internet site on our homepage at wdbj7-dot-com.
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[Home-Shopping]


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The Home Shopping Network is in the market for a new location.
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A spokesman says business is good and that the Salem fulfillment center no longer meets the company's needs. He wouldn't give specifics, but says several local properties are being considered. The company hopes to keep both the fulfillment center and the 13-hundred jobs that come with it in Virginia.
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A Carroll County man has died from wounds he suffered in a shooting.
Donald Brady was shot four times during a robbery last week in the Keno section of the county.
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[TAKE NIXON FULL SCREEN]
46-year old Elva Rosemary Nixon is charged with armed robbery and malicious wounding.
The Commonwealth's Attorney is now deciding whether the charges against her should be amended
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A man shot in Montgomery County over the weekend has died from his wounds.
53 year old Thomas Wayne Saunders died last night.
His roomate, 64 year old James Harless Stump, was already charged in connection with the shooting. Prosecutors are now deciding if he'll face more serious charges.

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The son of a Roanoke murder victim is officially a focus of the investigation into her death.
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(( Detectives and evidence technicians swarmed over Christopher Rogers' home yesterday looking for evidence. The search included the 56-year old part-time school teacher himself. It was prompted by what city police say were Rogers' "inconsistent statements." The Search Warrant Affidavit filed today says Christopher Rogers found his mother lying face down. An autopsy indicated Teresa Rogers could not have been in that position. There were no signs of forced entry. Though Christopher said he didn't have a key to his mother's home, others say he did. Christopher said he hadn't seen her in nine days. Family members told police Christopher was nonetheless reluctant to check on her. He said he found her body Monday morning. It was in an area where animal feed was kept. Teresa and Christopher Rogers were the only ones who fed the dogs and horses.))
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Though the warrant refers to a "suspect" of the investigation, no charges have been filed against Christopher Rogers or anyone else in this case.

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Leaders in Radford hope a new police chief will bring a new image.
Find out how when NEws 7 returns.
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Plus see how local restaurants are jumping on the low-carb bandwagon.
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Senator John Edwards wants Virginians to have more of a say on issues affecting their communities like whether to allow methadone clinics to move in.
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Edwards has introduced legislation requiring the state to notify local officials when
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a methadone clinic is planned in their community.
His bill would give localities thirty days in which to file any objections.
The Democrat says the community was not given adequate time to address recent plans to open two methadone clinics in the Roanoke Valley.
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((SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS/D-ROANOKE: I THINK THE PEOPLE IN ROANOKE WERE QUITE CONCERNED ABOUT THE METHADONE CLINIC IN ROANOKE COUNTY AS WELL AS THE ONE IN ROANOKE CITY. LOCALITIES HAVE SAID THEY DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT IT UNTIL IT WAS TOO LATE TO COMPLAIN OR OBJECT BEFORE THE LICENSE WAS ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.))
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Edwards is also introducing a bill to change Roanoke City's charter to allow an advisory referendum on important issues.
He says the measure is in reaction to the controversy surrounding plans for Victory Stadium.
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After months of scandal and lawsuits many in Radford hope the firing of Police Chief Wes Terry marks a major change in the department's image.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa talked with council members today about the future of the Radford P-D.
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((It's quiet now, but the Radford P-D's had a bumpy couple of months.

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((JANE FARMER: I AM A LITTLE CONCERNED. IT'S OUR SAFETY THAT'S AT STAKE HERE. OF COURSE I'M CONCERNED FOR MYSELF AND MY FAMILY AND EVERYONE ELSE IN RADFORD.)) [RUNS:09]
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[INSERT PICTURE POLICE CHIEF TERRY] Folks are concerned because Police Chief Wes Terry got the ax this week. His administration was filled with months of allegations and even charges he was involved in an illegal search of a home. [END PICTURE OF CHIEF TERRY]

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((RACHEL DEPOMPA: THE DEPARTMENT'S HAD A TURBULENT 4-YEARS. BESIDES CHIEF TERRY'S FIRING, HIS PREDECESSOR, AC EARLES RESIGNED AFTER A CITIZENS COMMITTEE CITES INTERNAL PROBLEMS INVOLVING LOW PAY AND POOR MORALE.)) [RUNS:13]
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((MAYOR THOMAS STARNES: I TALKED TO SOME INDIVIDUALS ON THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AS LATE AS LAST NIGHT AND THEY INDICATED THAT A... WE'RE PROFESSIONALS, WE WILL DO THE JOB AND WE WILL PROTECT THE CITIZENS OF RADFORD)) [RUNS:12]
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City leaders say they will take a closer look at what can be done to speed up the healing process, but they say the citizens can also help.

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(( WILLIAM YERRICK:I THINK THE MESSAGE TO RADFORD CITIZENS IS LETS GET BEHIND THE RADFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT. LET'S SUPPORT WHAT WE'RE DOING. I'M SURE THEY'RE ALL VERY EAGER TO HAVE US BEHIND THEM.)) [RUNS:13]
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The department hopes to have a permanent leader in place in the next 3-months. Rachel DePompa, News 7, Radford.))

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The new year is bringing new leadership to the Craig County Sheriff's Office.
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For the last 32-years B.B. McPherson has been the "top dog"- but as of January 1st Clifford Davidson took the helm. Among Davidson's top priorities... getting Craig County's new automated 9-1-1 system online. The new sheriff credits his predecessor with leaving him the resources to do what needs to be done.
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((CLIFFORD DAVIDSON, CRAIG CO. SHERIFF: HE LEFT ME A GOOD CORE OF DEPUTIES TO WORK WITH, A GOOD SUPPORT STAFF AND A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH THE GOOD PEOPLE IN THE COUNTY.))
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McPherson will be honored for his decades of service to the community tomorrow night.
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Stocks finished the day mixed after a choppy day of trading. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW rose 15 and a half points.
NASDAQ fell two.
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[Harris]


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Roanoke Vice Mayor Nelson Harris has publicly thrown his name into the hat for mayor.
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Harris greeted supporters today including Councilmen Bev Fitzpatrick and Rupert Cutler. Low morale among city employees, school safety and the city's new stadium- amphitheater project are among his top concerns. The Democrat says he hopes to "restore a basic faith" in city government.
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((NELSON HARRIS/(D) CANDIDATE FOR ROANOKE MAYOR: WHEN THE PUBLIC SENTIMENT AND THE COUNSEL SENTIMENT ARE VERY DISCONNECTED I THINK FOLKS LOSE FAITH IN THE RESPONSIVENESS AND THE ABILITY TO LISTEN BY ROANOKE CITY COUNSEL TO THEM AND I WANT TO RESTORE THAT.))
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Harris has been a member of city council for about eight years.
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He'll face, former mayor, David Bowers in a firehouse primary February 7th at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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[Mundy]


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The first candidate has stepped forward for one of four seats on Lynchburg city council that will be up for election this spring.
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James Mundy is the director of LYN-CAG, or Lynchburg Community Action Group.
Mundy says he'll announce tonight his plans to run for the Ward Two council seat being vacated by Ed Barksdale.
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((JAMES MUNDY/CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE: I THINK IT WOULD BE GOOD FOR WARD TWO TO HAVE AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN BECAUSE WARD TWO IS STILL PRIMARILY AFRICAN-AMERICAN IN TERMS OF ITS CONSTITUENCY, BUT I THINK THE RIGHT KIND OF PERSON REPRESENTING WARD TWO, IT WOULDN'T MATTER.))
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Mundy says he's still researching whether it will be a conflict of interest for him to serve on council AND head an agency that receives city funding.
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Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - Jimmie Johnson wrecks his primary car in Daytona testing. UVa is at Ga. Tech tonight -
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And in tonight's ACC Connection segment - we'll flash back a decade and get reacquainted with former UVa center Ted Jeffries - now a coach with William & Mary.
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This week's three day test session at Daytona almost ended without incident.
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This morning the cars got out on the track in a pack for the first time this week to do some drafting. Unfortunately, some of that ocean moisture also was hiding in the shadows on the backstretch and Jimmie Johnson hit a wet patch and wrecked his primary car.
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UVa battles 12th ranked Georgia Tech on the road in Atlanta tonight at seven. The Cavaliers are 2 and 3 over their last five games.

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Time now for this week's ACC Connection Report. The University of Virginia has never been called the "cradle of coaches," but the list of Terry Holland disciples who have left UVa and gone on to coach in either college or the pros is quite impressive. Everyone from Rick Carlisle to Dave Odom to even Ralph Sampson have spent some time calling the shots from the bench.


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[GO TO ACC CONNECT PINNACLE] The latest former Cav to make his mark in the Commonwealth is first year William & Mary assistant coach Ted Jeffries - a four year starter at UVa - who has handled the transition from one end of the court to the other.
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((TED JEFFRIES:)) ((TONY SHAVER:)) ((TERRY HOLLAND:)) (( Jeffries started 127 games in the UVa career scored 821 points and pulled down 787 rebounds. He earned honorable mention all-ACC honors his senior year, and then the Communications and Rhetoric graduate went to Europe and played professionally for eight years. ((TED JEFFRIES:)) This weekend on WDBJ - Carolina will try to bounce back after it's loss to Maryland as hosts U-Conn Saturday at 3:30. Truth is the 9th Heels may have been playing above their heads all season long. ((ROY WILLIAMS:)) And Saturday night - More ACC action as Georgia Tech plays host to Maryland in a 8pm tip-off here on Your Hometown Station.))


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Finally tonight - baseball season is a few months away -
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[GO TO AVALANCHE PINNACLE] but today the Salem Avalanche unveiled its logo for the upcoming season. Believe it or not it commemorates the 10 years that have passed since the team was named the Avalanche. (------------)