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Coming up on News 7,
Police shut-down a dance hall in Martinsville following an early morning shooting.
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And some residents in Roanoke County say what may be good for local business isn't so good for them.
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Tonight in sports, we'll check on the Group Two A state indoor track meet, the Tech ladies blow out Pittsburgh and

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the men move closer to the postseason by stuffing West Virginia.
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Good things are worth waiting for, and the weather today was no exception. If you thought it couldn't get any better, it will...Tomorrow. [Video-Open]
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Roanoke County residents plan a fight to keep a proposed office and shopping complex out of their neighborhood.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[County-Shopping]


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A South Carolina development company has proposed constructing a combination of office, retail and residential space in Roanoke County. Nearby residents say their quality of life is on the line and today they took their message to the streets. Jennifer Wishon reports.
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(( Earle and Marcelene Atkins built their home here on Keagy Road almost 40 years ago. They plan on retiring here, but now their future plans hinge on whether on not their adjoining property is rezoned.
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That's why the atkins joined their neighbors along Route 419 Saturday in protest of the construction.
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Kahn Development Company hopes to construct Keagy Village here on the corner of 419 and Keagy Road - a mix of office, retail and residential space. If the land is re- zoned and construction allowed- nearby residents fear an increase in traffic, light and noise pollution, decrease in their property values and the loss of a natural buffer for their neighborhood.
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Many residents are concerned about the possible demolition of Oak Grove School- a structure they say symbolizes civic pride the he community. But according to a county staff report prepared by the county's planning and zoning division "An evaluation committee from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources has recommended that the old school building is not potentially eligible for listing on the National Historic Register." Earle and Marcelene Atkins are simply hoping the Greater Hidden Valley Neighborhood Association will have enough man- power to make a difference.
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They'll find out which way the project will go when the Planning and Zoning Board meets on Tuesday. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Roanoke County.))


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Martinsville police are searching for a FOURTH suspect in an early morning shooting. Officers say several shots were fired during a party at the Ladies and Gents Hair Salon and Barbershop on Starling Avenue. Police arrested and charged three men they believe were involved, and are now looking for a fourth man, 31-year-old Demetrius Robert Kent of Martinsville. If you have any information, you're asked to call police.

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A Henry County man has been charged with felony abduction after an incident in Bassett. Sheriffs deputies say 39 year old Kenneth Russell Reed entered the Bassett Mirror Company today, showed a firearm and demanded that 41-year-old Teresa Hollandsworth come with him. Reed then allegedly tried to get Hollandsworth into his car, but she resisted. A deputy then arrived and took Reed into custody without incident. Reed faces abduction and firearms charges.





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A North Carolina woman is dead after an accident last night in Henry County.
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[take FATAL AX map FS 1000ess] State Police say it happened shortly after 7:30 at the intersection of Routes 220 and 87. 28-year-old Maria de la Paz Lopez Luna of Stoneville was turning onto Route 220 southbound when she pulled into the path of a Jeep driven by 33- year- old Bruce Wayne Burroughs- also of Stoneville.
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Lopez died at the scene. Burroughs sustained minor injuries. Police say no charges have been filed.

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Former Booker T. Washington Elementary School students reunited today at their old school house.
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Students came together to commemorate the school's 50th anniversary. It opened it's doors in 1954, three months after the Supreme Court decided the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education. James Holmes served as principal during the school's 12 year operation. He says the school's closing in 1966 was bitter sweet.
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((JAMES HOLMES: WE KNEW THAT BETTER THINGS WERE FOR ALL THE KIDS TO BE IN AN INTEGRATED SCHOOL THAN TO BE SEPARATED. THAT'S SOMETHING WE WERE LOOKING FORWARD TO SO WE WERE HAPPY IN THAT RESPECT.))
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Holmes is a lifelong educator who says he always tried to carry out Booker T. Washington's philosophies and teach students everything they needed to know. Former students took time to reminisce about their school days.
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((CARNETTA JORDON: THE PRINCIPAL WOULD ALWAYS TEACH US TO PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG. EVERY MORNING BEFORE WE STARTED OUR CLASSROOM HOUR WE ALWAYS HAD TO GO OUT AND HE WOULD MARCH US JUST LIKE SOLDIERS AND WE WOULD STAND TO ATTENTION AND WE RAISE OUR HANDS LIKE THIS AND WE WOULD PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG.))
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Booker T. Washington Elementary was the first school in Franklin County to integrate.
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Still to come on the newscast, Richard Burrow selects a location for his SECOND trial...
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and also, some folks took to the street to teach kids about dance and art in Downtown Roanoke today.
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[Burrow]

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Richard Burrow's second fraud trial will be held in Charlottesville.
He chose the site yesterday while his lawyers kept arguing to keep the trial in Roanoke.
Earlier this month,
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a federal judge ruled that the National D-Day Memorial's former president's second trial would be moved from Roanoke and Lynchburg because of extensive news coverage. He gave Burrow's lawyers a choice of five locations.
Defense attorney John Lichtenstein said Charlottesville was best for convenience, expense and the possibility for a fair trial.
Burrow faces 10 counts of fraud and two counts of perjury in his second trial. It's scheduled to begin September 13th.
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[Biz-Review]


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A national company with local ties files for bankruptcy, while another makes its presence know on the east coast. And it may not be textiles, but furniture makers in Southside are hiring. Donald Graham has more in News 7's Business Review.
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(( A national company with local ties files for bankruptcy. Ogleby Norton, the parent company of Global Stone James River in Buchanan, says the filing will not affect operations at any of its plants. Nearly 80 people work at the Buchanan plant. A Swedish company is buying part of Ingersoll Rand, including a production facility in Roanoke. Atlas Copco will buy Drillign Solutions, a company owned by Ingersoll Rand that makes construction, mining, and well drilling equipment. About 40 people work at the Roanoke plant. Furniture makers in Henry County are looking for workers. Bassett furniture is hiring up to 100 new people. Stanley furniture is looking for employees too. They're holding a job fair in March to find new workers. Anyone interested can call the Virginia Unemployment commission. Radford's loss may be Pulaski's gain. Pulaski county is now interested in a school for troubled teens that could create 70 new jobs. Radford City Council turned down a request by Concept One to turn an empty building into the school. Maple Leaf Bakery cut the ribbon on a new production line dedicated to making sandwich rolls for all Quizno's sandwich shops on the East coast.
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The new line runs 24 hours a day, and can produce nearly 5-thousand loaves an hour. For News 7, I'm Donald Graham and that's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]))



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Still to come on the newscast, a sun-lovers forecast is in store for the start of the week. Brent will be along with detains in a few minutes,
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but before that, a longtime Roanoke icon is recognized and celebrated for 90 years of service.
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[Street-Dance]


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Art came to life in the form of dance on the Roanoke City Market today.
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"Pirouettes and Paintings" made its debut today. It's a workshop that teaches children to interpret works of art through dance. Roanoke Ballet Theatre dancers greeted participants on the market and gave them a preview of things to come inside the Art Museum of Western Virginia. "Pirouettes and Paintings" is the Art Museum's newest education program for children. The museum serves thousands of children each year from 40 counties in western Virginia.
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Anyone interested in the program can call the art museum at 540- 342- 5760.
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Dozens of folks came out to celebrate a major milestone for a living Roanoke legend.
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Friends and family held a 90th birthday celebration for Fanny Boon at the Salem Civic Center today. Boon says she was amazed by the turnout for the birthday bash.
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Boon served as director of Roanoke City's Parks and Recreation until she retired in the early 80's. She also appeared right here on your Hometown station as hostess of the children's shows "Play Shop" and "Fun House."

The shows focused on children's issues and showcased young talent. Boon says she still runs into former guests on the show who want to know if she remembers them.
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Coming up, Eastern Mennonite claims the ODAC Women's title, the Dazzle gets a measure of revenge against the Flight, and
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and on one of the nicest days of the winter, some of the state's top athletes spent the day inside at Tech's Rector Fieldhouse.
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The Virginia Tech men moved another step closer to earning an invite to the Big East tournament today, as the Hokies completed a seasonal sweep of West Virginia at the Cassell.
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Artist Judith Damon who crafted the bigger than life Hokie Bird that is on display inside the Cassell was honored during the game. Both teams had trouble shooting finishing the game under 35 percent, but this one had no trouble going down as Jamon Gordon throws down the jam on the transition hoop. Bryant Matthews again led the Tech attack today as he fought off double teams and dropped in a game high 28 points for the Hokies.
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The only other Hokie in double figures was Shawn Harris who score 10 and had 3 assists. The Hokies get the 53-to-49 win and improve to 12 and 13 on the season.
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The Virginia Tech women pulled off a rare feat today. The Hokies turned the ball over 20 times , yet still beat Pittsburgh by 30 points.
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Tech was trying to win 20 games in a season for the 7th straight year. And they would run through the Pitt press like a knife through hot butter. Carrie Mason who had 14 points gets one of her assists to Erin Gibson in transition. And once they got into the half court it was just as easy. Tech with the "high-low" as Kerry Garden finds a wide open Ieva Kublina in deep for the lay-in.
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And Gibson would keep banging and finish the game with 13. Tech shoots a blistering 64 percent and wins it 85-to-55.
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In other ladies action, Eastern Mennonite knocked off Randolph-Macon to claim the ODAC tournament title in Salem.


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The Yellow Jackets controlled much of the first half with the top seeded Royals.
Player of the Year Megan Silva dumps the rock into the post where Emily Crider puts in the turnaround jumper. Crider finished with 12 points.
But Mennonite's Shantee Bryant spots up and nails a jumper of her own on the kickout, but Macon led by 8 at the break.
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In the second half, the Royals storm back. Amanda Renalds scores two down low as Eastern Mennonite claims the trophy winning 65 to 54.
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The Roanoke Dazzle tipped with the Huntsville Flight less than 24 hours after the Flight handed Roanoke a 94-85 loss at the Civic Center.
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There was no lounging for the Dazzle in this one.
Roanoke was pushing it up early. Mike King to Josh Asselin who gets away with the travel and flushes in two points from in close.
Then check out the quicks from Marque Perry. He finishes off the tough drive with the lay-in. Perry tallied a Dazzle record 40 points today.
Mikki Moore then went to work down low. Moore threw down another jam. The Dazzle had to work
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overtime but did pick up the win 109 to 102.
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Rector Field house on the Virginia Tech campus played host to the VHSL state track and field championships
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today for Group Two A athletes. Sprinters, jumpers and distance runners from one end of the state to the other pounded the portable track. Crozet's Western Albemarle dominated the girls team competition, while the boys from Charlottesville were victorious, although several local athletes and teams fared well.
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