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Coming up on News 7,
State and local leaders react to the loss of more than 200-jobs in Henry County.
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And theater comes alive again in an old 19th century movie house in Lexington.
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Tonight in sports, rain dominates the day in Daytona, Hidden Valley claims the first state title in school history, and
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Virginia breaks a five game ACC losing skid against Georgia Tech.
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A system bringing rain across the Gulf coast states is expected to bring a quick shot of winter weather our way late Sunday afternoon. Plus, details on what could be an active workweek weatherwise.
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News 7 at 6 starts right now. [Video-Open]
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((WHEN YOU'RE IN THE ECONOMY THAT WE'RE IN, GLOBALIZATION OF TEXTILE APPAREL. THERE'S JUST NOTHING MUCH YOU CAN DO TO SAVE A COMPANY LIKE THAT.))
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The closing of another textile plant has southside leaders shaking their heads.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[M'ville-Jobs]


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More than 200 people lost their jobs yesterday when Active Wear closed its doors in the Martinsville- Henry County community. [TAKE NEWS 7 AT 6 IN BAM]
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Jennifer Wishon visited the area today and joins us with reaction. Myranda - the news is weighing heavy on both the community and government leaders.
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Officials say it seems like every time there's a good job announcement, a negative one seems to follow.
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((Just last month Masterbrand Cabinets announced its plans to set up shop in Henry County - bringing more than 700 jobs to the area over the next seven years. But when Active Wear announced its plans to shut down Friday, the pattern of one step forward - two steps back repeated itself. Martinsville Mayor Gene Teague has worked in the textile industry for nearly 20 years and watched it knot up-- just like hundreds of southside residents who've dedicated their lives to textile manufacturing.
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((I'VE EXPERIENCED THAT TWICE WHERE YOU GO THROUGH A JOB LOSS AND THE BEST THING I CAN EQUATE IT TO, IT'S LIKE LOOSING A FAMILY MEMBER - LIKE A DEATH IN THE FAMILY. YOU GO THROUGH THOSE SAME EMOTIONS - YOU KNOW, WHAT COULD I HAVE DONE DIFFERENTLY AND GEE I'M REALLY GOING TO MISS THIS.))
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Congressman Rick Boucher is working to get federal funding to help re-train laid off workers. Meanwhile, county leaders have made recruiting new businesses their top priority.
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((WE'RE WORKING VERY HARD TO DO THE THINGS WE NEED TO DO TO RECRUIT INDUSTRY HERE, TO RETRAIN THE WORKFORCE, TO REDEVELOP OUR PROPERTIES. WE'RE GOING TO MAKE THE TRANSITION AND WE'RE GOING TO SUCCEED, IT'S JUST VERY PAINFUL ALONG THE WAY.))
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Teague says strides are being made and a complete evaluation of the local economy is underway.
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But Myranda he also warns it's going to take time to transform a furniture and textile based economy into something that supports technology based businesses.

[Radford-Payraises]


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Pay Raises are coming to some Radford University faculty.
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This week the Board of Visitors set aside about 500-thousand dollars for raises.
A recent study funded by the school showed the university had some of the lowest salaries in the state.
But, not everyone will see a raise this time around... the school was only able to fund about 20-percent of the inequity.
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((WIL STANTON:WE HAVE SOME VERY BRIGHT VERY TALENTED FACULTY AND IF WE DON'T REWARD THEM HERE THEY CAN MOVE ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY THEY WANT TO MOVE. THEY ARE MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY, PART OF OUR FAMILY AND WE WANT TO KEEP THEM HERE AND WE CAN ONLY DO THAT IF WE REWARD THEM PROPERLY AND ADEQUATELY.))
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According to the study, the university needs more than two-million dollars to pay everyone what they should be making.
Officials are hoping the approved raises are at least a step in the right direction.
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[Valentine-Wedding]


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In the spirit of Valentine's Day some Roanoke couples tied the knot Vegas Style at Valley View Mall.
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((AND I DREAM ABOUT ME AND YOU.))
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Elvis got the crowd in the mood before the mass wedding began.
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((NOW, BY THE POWER INVESTED IN ME BY THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. I NOW PRESENT ALL OF YOU MAN AND WIFE.... APPLAUSE))
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The Reverend Bonezini (Bone-Zee-nee) of WJJS Radio conducted the ceremony - which IS legal and binding. Couples simply had to provide a marriage license issued by the Commonwealth.
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A local filmmaker is getting some major recognition after showing off his work on the big screen. That story is still ahead on the newscast.
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and also, some kids got the word out about preventing underage drinking. Stay with us, News 7 at 6 will return.
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[Winesett-Obit]

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A Wythe County man who made national headlines three years ago for being trapped under his outhouse has died.
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Coolidge Winesett (Wine-set) died yesterday at his home in Wythe County. He received national attention in 2000, when he fell through the floor of his outhouse and was found three days later by his mailman. Winesett spent the next six months in an assisted living facility, and then moved into a new home that was built by volunteers courtesy of the Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project. Winesett was 79 years old.
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Downtown Roanoke Incorporated says the opening of another business in the Market shows how bright the future of the area will be.
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Barksdale Vision Center made its debut with the owner and friends toasting the Valentine's Day opening. Doctor Jill Barksdale says business has gotten off to a running start. Barksdale also announced the company will be sponsoring Movies in the Park, which features free outdoor movies at Elmwood Park this May through September.
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[Sticker-Shock]


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Some Roanoke County students took their message to a local grocery store today in hopes of teaching alcohol consumers the A- B- C's of the law.
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Nearly 20 students took part in "Project Sticker Shock" at the Tanglewood Kroger today. In an effort to cut down on underage drinking students placed stickers on every case of beer and wine on the shelves.

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Students agree underage drinking is a problem among their peers, but say it's not as wide- spread as people may think.

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"Project Sticker Shock" grew from the "Mothers Against Drunk Driving campaign".
Students hope to reach other area stores that have expressed an interest in the program.
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Still to come on the newscast, Brent will be along with your snowy forecast.
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but before that, a theater in Lexington is opening up a new show, in a new home.
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They say that theater comes naturally at Lime Kiln in Lexington, but now the company is expanding and moving into a somewhat UN-NATURAL environment.
Richard Lesko explains.
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(( When a new student commons was completed last year at Washington and Lee University, the school no longer needed the Troubadour Theater as a movie house. The school then approached the Theater at Lime Kiln about moving its offices and taking the stage at the 19th century theater.
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((JENNIFER ANDERSON/LIME KILN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; WE HAVE TWO PLAYS THIS SEASON, 5 CONCERTS, TWO CHILDRENS PROGRAMS, WE NEED TO GET OUR FEET WET AND SEE HOW IT GOES FROM THERE.))
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Since October crews have been working to make the Troubadour ready for opening night of Lime Kiln's first ever WINTER season. Renovations are still a work in progress, but the curtain rose on Friday, when the one-woman play titled "Stretch Marks" kicked off a new era for the company.
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((JENNIFER ANDERSON/LIME KILN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; OUT AT THE KILN, THE SPACE IS SO BIG, SO TO DO A ONE OR TWO PERSON SHOW IT'S REALLY HARD TO OUT-ACT ALL OF THE NATURAL SCENERY THAT YOU HAVE BEHIND YOU, SO THIS IS GOING TO GIVE US A CHANCE TO DO A MUCH WIDER VARIETY OF SELECTIONS.))
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((JOHN HEALEY/LIME KILN ARTISTIC DIRECTOR; IT WILL ALSO ALLOW ME TO START EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, IT GIVES US A PRESENCE RIGHT DOWNTOWN SO THAT WE CAN START EXPANDING OUR PROGRAMS, BOTH FROM AN EDUCATIONAL POINT OF VIEW BUT ALSO AN ARTS POINT OF VIEW.))
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Built in the mid 19th century the building has been used as meeting hall, a shoe factory, and even a roller rink. But now, once again the focus is on art.
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((JOHN HEALEY/LIME KILN ARTISTIC DIRECTOR; I THINK IT'S GREAT FROM A ORGANIZATIONAL POINT OF VIEW, I THINK IT'S GREAT FROM THE LEXINGTON DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AND LEXINGTON DOWNTOWN TO BRING ARTS YEAR ROUND, I THINK IT MAKES LEXINGTON THAT MUCH BETTER AS A CITY.))
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The Winter season at the Troubadour runs selected Thursdays through Sundays until the end of April, when Theater at Lime Kiln's OUTdoor season kicks off once again. Richard Lesko, News 7, Lexington.))

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A local filmmaker will get some help on his next project, thanks to publicity from two well-known film festivals.

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It took Jake Mahaffy four years to film "WAR" on a hand-cranked camera. The 84-minute long black and white film focuses on the struggles associated with the demise of America's small farms.


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Over the past month, the film has been shown at the Sundance film festival in Utah, and at the Rotterdam Film Festival in the Netherlands. Mahaffy says his showings were full, at least when the movie started.
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[IN Q=Some people left, walked out.]
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((JAKE MAHAFFY/FILMMAKER: SOME PEOPLE LEFT, WALKED OUT, THAT'S FINE. I HAD DIFFERENT REACTIONS. SOME PEOPLE'D LAUGH AT ME. SOME PEOPLE WOULD IGNORE ME. SOME PEOPLE WERE VERY EMOTIONAL, WEEPING, SO, THE WHOLE RANGE OF RESPONSES. ))
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Mahaffy says three producers expressed interest in working with him on future projects. WAR has also been invited to several more festivals. Mahaffy says he still needs to tweak the movie before he can consider it completed.
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Coming up, UVa wins on the hardwood, Roanoke College does the same, but the Tech ladies fall to Miami,
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plus Elliott Sadler tries to cap off a successful Speedweeks with a win in the Daytona 500.
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Speedweeks events were scheduled to roll right along with today's running of the Hershey's Kisses 300 Busch Series race. [Take Busch Series]
But Mother Nature had other plans after just 31 laps were completed.
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With just 11 laps gone, Mike Bliss got loose in the Joe Gibbs #20 machine and triggered an 8 car pileup, that took

out several of the top contenders, including Johnny Benson and Joe Nemechek. During the ensuing caution, rain showers paid a visit to the track and never left. The race was postponed until Monday morning at 11am.
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The rain showers are expected to clear out in time for tomorrow's 46th running of the Daytona 500. Pole sitter Greg Biffle will have to drop to the back of the field after changing engines in today's final practice. It's been a solid Speedweeks to this point for Emporia's Elliott Sadler who qualified on the outside of row one and won a Gatorade 125. But winning the Great American Race would bring instant credibility to his career.
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Valentines Day always falls during Speedweeks at Daytona. And while that makes for some interesting story lines - it's a nightmare for the drivers. Especially Kyle Petty - whose wedding anniversary also falls in the same time frame.
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While K.P. says it presents somewhat of a dilemma - Jeff Burton sees Valentines as a welcome intrusion to a lengthy week of racing.
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The Virginia Cavaliers had lost 7 of their past 9 games, but ended a five game losing streak today by beating Georgia Tech at home.
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J.R. Reynolds continues to play well for Pete Gillen and company. The Roanoker buried 11 points today including 3 triples.
Fellow freshman T-J Bannister also picked it up today. He scored 15 and dished out 7 dimes with only 3 turnovers.

Virginia led by 8 at the half, but had to rally late. Devin Smith knocked down a huge three to get the Cavs within 2. Smith scored 16 points.
But Todd Billet was the hero, stroking this three pointer with just 2 seconds left.
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Virginia won its 3rd conference game of the season beating the 15th ranked Jackets in dramatic fashion 82 to 80.
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A little closer to home Roanoke battled Guilford in a key men's ODAC clash in Salem.
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Page Moir knew that a win would help the Maroons in tournament seeding for the conference tourney next weekend.
Jared Butler gets things started with a little shake and bake and then he steps back and hits the jumper early in the first half.
Then, Kevin Hunter punches the clock and goes to work inside, missing once but he collects the rebound [SUPER=33-Ro

anoke/96/Guilford/90;]and scores on the second chance.
Guilford's Thomas Swindell answers with the jumper just outside the lane.
But Roanoke's Jason Graffam extends the Maroons lead with the three ball and Roanoke wins 96 to 90.
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[S-Women]


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The Virginia Tech Women shot just 31 percent today at the Cassell, losing to Miami 65-56. The Canes weren't the visitor to Blacksburg this weekend. The NCAA double A has been in town, as well.
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Virginia Tech is playing host to the first and second rounds of the NCAA women's tournament this March. NCAA assistant director of championships, Scottie Rodgers, has been checking out the Tech facilities, the campus and area hotels this weekend.
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The games take place at Cassell Coliseum March 21 and 23rd. Tickets can be purchased at "hokie tickets dot com."

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The state Group Two A swimming and diving championship wrapped up this afternoon at the Dedmon center poll at Radford University. Jordan Anderson set a state record in the 100 butterfly as Hidden Valley won the boy's championship beating out Jamestown for the top spot.
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Hidden Valley was also the top local finishing team in the girls' competition, placing third after finishing 19th a year ago.