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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Bundle up if you're heading out this morning. Highs are only expected to be in the mid to upper 30's. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your forecast coming up.




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We have one school announcement this morning.
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Tazewell County schools are running on two hours late today.
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The news of new jobs is making it a bit of a brighter day in Henry County.
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State and county leaders made the announcement yesterday afternoon at the administration building.
MasterBrand Cabinets plans to open in the Patriot Center Industrial Park and create 745 jobs in the next seven years.
Governor Warner says the deal has been in the works for months but it almost fell through last week.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: WHAT HAD HAPPENED WAS NORTH CAROLINA HAD MADE A LAST MINUTE, REALLY UP THEIR OFFER. WE BROUGHT THE MASTERBRAND FOLKS WITH THE HENRY COUNTY FOLKS TO THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE AND WE WERE ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY REACH A CONCLUSION.))
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Company officials say it will begin hiring in the next six months and should be operational by early next year.
It plans to hire 200 workers in the first year.
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Governor Warner was also in Roanoke pitching his version of tax reform.
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The talk was in conjunction with the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Warner outlined some specifics of the tax plans in his budget. He says a one penny increase in the sales tax is needed to keep transportation, health care, and education afloat.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER; SMALL BUSINESSES NEED A QUALIFIED AND TRAINED WORKFORCE. IF WE DON'T HAVE GOOD SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES, THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET THAT WORKFORCE. SMALL BUSINESSES WANT THE STATE TO COME IN AND HELP ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. IF THE STATE IS BROKE, THEN THE STATE CAN'T MAKE THE INVESTMENTS IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THAT IS NECESSARY.)) ((JOHN WILLIAMSON/ROANOKE REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE; SMALL BUSINESSES THAT ARE IN RETAIL DEALING WITH CIGARETTE SALES WILL HAVE SOME CONCERNS WITH SOME OF THE PROPOSALS, BUT THE ONLY WAY TO DEVELOP A BALANCED PROPOSAL IS TO DO THAT, AND NOT EVERY SEGMENT OF BUSINESS WILL BE EQUALLY IMPACTED. ))
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Governor Warner says he's encouraged by an alternate tax reform plan introduced in the Senate, because it shows the General Assembly is willing to tackle the issue.
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Students in Salem may head back to school a little later next Fall.
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Delegate Morgan Griffith says Salem schools
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are in danger of losing the exemption that allows them to start classes in August.
The exemption is based upon the number of snow days a school system takes. Griffith says Salem has not had enough.
The Republican is introducing a bill to keep Salem's school year intact.
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((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: OTHERWISE THE SCHEDULE WILL HAVE TO START AFTER LABOR DAY AND WE'RE HOPING TO FIX THAT BECAUE IT WILL CAUSE A GREAT DEAL OF PROBLEMS FOR THE CITY OF SALEM SCHOOLS AND THE CHILDREN AND PARENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN IN THE SALEM SCHOOLS.))
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Griffith is also trying to secure funding for building upgrades at the Salem Civic Center.
His bill would allow the center to keep the money it collects for the state's sales tax to pay for renovations.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Not quite as cold and windy today, with highs reaching the upper 30s to around 40.

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One school system in our area is running late today.
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Tazewell County schools are opening two hours late today.
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Roanoke police say a woman found dead on Monday was murdered.
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Investigators thought at first that 77- year old Teresa Rogers had fallen and hit her head. An autopsy and a preliminary investigation revealed "suspicious circumstances." Police have obtained a search warrant for her home as well as the larger house on the property where her son Christopher lived.
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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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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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There's a new face enforcing the law in Craig County.
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Sheriff Clifford Davidson has been on the job for just over two-weeks. Davidson takes over for longtime Sheriff B-B McPherson who retired after 32-years in office. While the new Sheriff says things are going well, there's still a lot of work to do.
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((CLIFFORD DAVIDSON/CRAIG CO. SHERIFF: THE MAIN FOCUS I HAVE RIGHT NOW IS ON OUR 911 SYSTEM. WE'RE TRYING TO GET UP AND RUNNING, THAT'S TAKING 95% OF MY TIME RIGHT NOW. WE'VE BEEN GOING AROUND LOOKING AT OTHER COUNTY'S SEEING HOW THEIR SYSTEMS ARE SET-UP AND WE'RE TRYING TO GET OURS UP AND ON-LINE.))
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Davidson says Craig County is one of two counties in the Commonwealth that doesn't have an automated 9-1-1 system that displays a caller's address and home information. The new system is expected to be up and running sometime this summer.
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Many Radford residents think the Police Chief's firing is a sign the department is looking for a new start.
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The department's been marred by months of scandal and lawsuits. The former Chief is still facing misdemeanor charges he illegally searched a home. City Council members say they hope a new leader will mean a new image.
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((WILLIAM YERRICK: PROBABLY THE FIRST THING THAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN I THINK THE POLICE NEED TO REESTABLISH CREDIBILITY. AT LEAST THEY NEED TO ESTABLISH CONFIDENCE IN THE PEOPLE THAT THEY CAN DO THE JOB))
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Council member say citizens need to get behind the department and show their support. The city hopes to have a new leader in place in the next three months.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
It's a cold start to your morning - but the weekend looks a bit milder with highs in the 40s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete outlook, coming up.






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One school system in our area is running late today.
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS]
Tazewell County schools will open two hours late today.
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Henry County got its first dose of good economic news in a while with the official word yesterday.
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State and county leaders made the announcement yesterday afternoon at the administration building.
MasterBrand Cabinets plans to open in the Patriot Center Industrial Park and create 745 jobs in the next seven years.
Governor Warner says the deal has been in the works for months but it almost fell through last week.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: WHAT HAD HAPPENED WAS NORTH CAROLINA HAD MADE A LAST MINUTE, REALLY UP THEIR OFFER. WE BROUGHT THE MASTERBRAND FOLKS WITH THE HENRY COUNTY FOLKS TO THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE AND WE WERE ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY REACH A CONCLUSION.))
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Company officials say it will begin hiring in the next six months and should be operational by early next year.
It plans to hire 200 workers in the first year.
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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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[BIRTHDAYS!] 1/17/04
Saturday:

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[SUPER=130-11/Kayla Hare/Salem]



[SUPER=130-2/Nicholas Cook/Villamont]



[SUPER=130-61/Johnny Overstreet/Floyd]



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No Pictures:

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[SUPER=131-53/Lewis Rakes/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=131-/Tracy Gordon/Roanoke]


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((Tomorrow on News 7 Mornin'.))
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[Kim on Camera] Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your work week forecast, On Tuesday, Steve Pardon's swing dancing and a preview of the winter cat show...
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[Animation full] Get your week started with News 7 Mornin' beginning at 5:30.