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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We have one school announcement to pass along to you this morning.
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Halifax Christian School is closed today because of a power outage.
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We could see some snow showers around the region today.
Let's check in now with Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner.


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There was an explosion last night at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville.
Officials say one of the hospital's boilers burst under pressure around midnight-- damaging several windows in the back of the facility and a rear boiler room wall.
Hospital C-E-O Joseph Roach says no one was hurt, and that an investigation is ongoing.
He adds that all patient care areas, including the emergency department, are operational.


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The damage of Sunday's strong winds is still lingering in Fieldale.
At last report, A-E-P said that one thousand customers in the area are without power.
The company hopes to have electricity restored by tonight.
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In Bedford County, Doris and Joe Sleeper lost some of the tall pines in their front yard... including one that came to rest on their roof.
They counted their blessings yesterday, as they waited for an insurance adjustor to assess the damage.
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((DORIS SLEEPER/BEDFORD CO. RESIDENT; I WAS SITTING ON THE COUCH AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, BANG. THE WHOLE HOUSE SHOOK. AND A CLOCK FELL OFF THE WALL AND BROKE INTO PIECES.))
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Christy Camp was watching television, when high winds tore the roof off her Penhook home.
The damage wasn't covered by insurance, but yesterday Camp was giving thanks that she and her seven year daughter were not injured.
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A Roanoke County townhouse was heavily damaged by a fire.
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The fire broke out just after six o'clock last night in this duplex at the Falls Townhouses in northwest Roanoke County.
Fire crews arrived to find the homeowner safely outside and heavy smoke coming from the building.
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((LT. BARRY HURLEY/ROANOKE CO. FIREFIGHTER: WE HAD NO FLAMES BUT THE BASEMENT WAS LOCKED AND WE COULDN'T GET INTO THE BASEMENT. BUT ONCE WE SENT THE CREW THROUGH THE BASEMENT FIRE DID COME UP THE FIRST FLOOR AND WE COULD SEE THE FIRE IN THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE APARTMENT.))
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Investigators later determined faulty electrical wiring between the basement and first floor caused the fire.
Damage estimates top nearly 70-thousand dollars.
No one was injured.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We have some school information to pass along-- (++++++++) [take schooltouch fs]
Halifax Christian School is closed today because of a power outage.
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Snow showers are likely today, with accumulating snow in the higher elevations.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.

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Roanoke County authorities have confirmed that a portable classroom at Mount Pleasant Elementary School caught fire earlier this morning.
Authorities say the fire is now out, and no one was injured.
They say the source of the fire may have been the classroom's heating system.
Now, let's head over to Leo for an update on the approaching winter weather..

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A Franklin County home was completely destroyed in a fire yesterday afternoon.
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The log structure was located on Timber Ridge Road in Glade Hill.
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((BENNIE RUSSELL/FIRE MARSHAL: THE FIRE WAS REPORTED BY SOMEONE OUT ON ROUTE 40. IT CAME IN ACTUALLY AS A BRUSH FIRE, BUT BY THE TIME THE PERSON WHO REPORTED THE FIRE FOUND IT THEY CALLED BACK BECAUSE IT WAS A STRUCTURE FIRE, FULLY INVOLVED WHEN WE GOT HERE.))
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No one was at home and no one was injured fighting the blaze, but the house was destroyed.
There's no word yet on the cause.
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Students attending Ferrum College this fall will be the first to try a brand new academic schedule.
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Right now, students typically take five courses in a fifteen week semester.
The college plans to change the calendar to create a three week and 12 week block.
Under this plan, students would complete a single course in just three weeks and then take a normal schedule for the remaining twelve.
After concerns from students, the school has decided to delay implementation of the plan until fall of 2005.
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A New York native is throwing his name in the hat of an ever growing list of candidates for mayor. George Sgouros (SKOR-us) believes being new to the area AND new to politics may help him win.
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Sgouros (SKOR- us), who moved to Roanoke last year, says he's visited the area frequently over the years, and kept up with its development.
Now, he wants to help the city use its resources to the fullest.
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((GEORGE SGOUROS/CANDIDATE: WE HAVE SO MUCH BUILT HERE NOW THAT IS BEING UNDERUTILIZED AND THAT COULD BE FILLED UP AND ALSO SAVE THE CITY MONEY AND CREATE GROWTH WITHIN.))
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If elected, Sgouros' (SKOR- Us's) says he would like to work as mayor full-time.


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We have a couple of school closings to tell you about this morning.
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Grayson County schools are dismissing today at 9:00.
Meanwhile, Halifax Christian School is closed today because of a power outage.

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Winter weather makes a return to the forecast, with snow showers likely across the region.
We'll check in with Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner in just a moment.



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Roanoke County authorities have confirmed that a portable classroom at Mount Pleasant Elementary School caught fire earlier this morning.
Authorities say the fire is now out, and no one was injured.
They say the source of the fire may have been the classroom's heating system.
Now, let's head over to Leo for an update on the approaching winter weather..

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Many Fieldale residents are still recovering from the aftermath of Sunday's strong winds.
At last report, A-E-P said that one thousand customers in that area are without power.
The company hopes to have electricity restored tonight.
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In Bedford County, Doris and Joe Sleeper lost some of the tall pines in their front yard... including one that came to rest on their roof.
They counted their blessings yesterday, as they waited for an insurance adjustor to assess the damage.
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((DORIS SLEEPER/BEDFORD CO. RESIDENT; I WAS SITTING ON THE COUCH AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, BANG. THE WHOLE HOUSE SHOOK. AND A CLOCK FELL OFF THE WALL AND BROKE INTO PIECES.))
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Christy Camp was watching television, when high winds tore the roof off her Penhook home.
The damage wasn't covered by insurance, but yesterday Camp was giving thanks that she and her seven year daughter were not injured. (------------)