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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Partly cloudy with highs reaching the lower 70s...but we'll see even warmer temperatures by tomorrow.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, straight ahead.





[7-Roanoke-Mayor]


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Roanoke Democrats celebrated major victories last night. Nelson Harris won the mayor's office and all three Democratic City Council candidates claimed victory.
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[Take Leader 520]
In the mayor's race, Harris gathered 37 percent of the vote. Independent Mac McCadden was about 750 votes behind and Republican Alice Hincker came in third. [Next page]
The other Independent, George Sgorous (Score-us), was a distant fourth. [TAKE NEXT LEADER 530]

[7-Rke-Council]


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[TAKE LEADER 530]
Incumbent Bev Fitzpatrick led the Democratic sweep for Roanoke City Council.
Sherman Lea and Brian Wishneff, who ran as a team, had nearly identical vote totals to gain spots on council. [Next Page]
Republican Wendy Jones was fourth, followed by former Republican-turned-independent Councilman Bill Carder and independent Angela Norman. [Next Page]
Duane Howard brought up the pack with four percent.
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In Salem's City Council race, ONE incumbent is ousted while another will return next year.
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[Take Leader 560]
John Chris Clemens, incumbent Howard Packett and Jane Johnson all won seats on council.
Incumbent Gerald Pace was only 20 votes behind but will lose his seat. [Next Page]
Stephen Smeltzer came in fifth. Lee Eubanks conducted an organized write-in effort, but with only 337 total write-ins, he won't get a seat on council.

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Residents in the Hill City say out with the old and in with the new. Voters casted out an incumbent City Council member in one of the two contested races.
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[Take Leader 380] We'll start with the upset in the first ward, where Michael Gillette knocked off incumbent Julian Adams. Marie Martin came in third. [Take Leader 390] In the second ward, another three-way race, where incumbent Ed Barksdale did NOT run for re-election. Ceasor (Caeser) Johnson will replace him, winning 77 percent of the vote.
McKinley Marshall and Anthony Howard were far behind.
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There were dozens more local races in cities and towns across the region,
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[Take WDBJ Election Web FS] and you can get complete results at any time by going to our home page at wdbj7-dot-com.
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[7-AMRadford-Shooting]


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In other news, A shooting last night sent two people to the hospital in Radford.
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It happened around 10:45 in an apartment building at 606 Downy Street off of Jefferson. According to rescue personnel, one victim was shot in the head, the other was shot in the leg. No word on their condition, but one of the victims was flown by helicopter to the hospital. Police are searching for possibly two suspects. Investigators brought in bloodhounds to search the area. No suspect description has been released. Mostly Radford Students live in the neighborhood. Police had to rope off the area and hold back a crowd, many of whom were visibly upset. If you have any information you are asked to call Radford Police.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A slight chance of showers this morning...otherwise we'll see a mixture of sun and clouds today.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the extended outlook, coming up.

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Tuesday's returns put Democrat Nelson Harris in the mayor's office, and three other Democratic candidates on city council.
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After the firehouse primary in February, party officials said they thought they had a strong ticket.
But with a competitive contest, even the candidates admitted the results were far from certain.
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[IN Q=A lot of times]

((JIM BRUBAKER/ROANOKE DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN: A LOT OF TIMES YOU CAN LOOK AND SAY MAYBE THIS TIME THIS PERSON ISN'T VIABLE, BUT THERE WERE THREE VIABLE CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR MAYOR. AND THERE WERE AT LEAST FIVE OR SIX VIABLE CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR THE THREE COUNCIL SEATS, SO YES WE WERE ANXIOUS TO GET THE VOTES IN BUT WE WERE VERY HOPEFUL I GUESS IS THE WORD AND IT TURNED OUT GREAT. )) ((BEV FITZPATRICK/VICE MAYOR ELECT: I THINK THIS WAS A VERY HARD ELECTION TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT. I CERTAINLY HAD NO DIRECTION ON IT. AND I WAS READY FOR THE WORST AND I HOPE THAT WHAT IT MEANS IS THERE IS A SENSE THAT ROANOKE NEEDS TO MOVE, CONTINUE THE PROGRESS THAT WE'VE BEEN MAKING ALBEIT VERY CAREFULLY.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Brubaker/Roanoke Democratic Chairman; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bev Fitzpatrick/Roanoke Vice-Mayor Elect; :22]
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[OUT Q=albeit very carefully.]
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Nelson Harris' election as Mayor will create a new vacancy on city council. The new council will appoint a replacement after July first.

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Roanoke Independents didn't have much to celebrate last night.
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History repeated itself as mayoral candidate Mac McCadden finished a close second for the second time. McCadden says he ran an efficient grass- roots campaign, but was unable to win a few areas with strong party ties.
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((MAC MCCADDEN/(I) CANDIDATE FOR ROANOKE MAYOR: I THINK I LAID OUT ANOTHER EFFECTIVE RACE AND I DO BELIEVE I MADE A CASE FOR PEOPLE IN TERMS OF LOOKING AT INDEPENDENTS AS THE WAY TO GO IN ROANOKE CITY IN TERMS OF ELECTIONS FOR LOCAL OFFICIALS. I AM REALLY STAUNCHLY AM AGAINST THE PARTY AFFILIATION FOR LOCAL ELECTIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Mac McCadden/(I) Candidate for Roanoke Mayor;]
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McCadden says the only running he'll be doing any time soon is after his 2- year- old grand- daughter. He congratulates Nelson Harris - calling him the "second best choice" for mayor. Independent Bill Carder also lost his bid for a seat on council, but says he'll continue to work for Roanoke as a citizen.
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[IN Q=I love this city]

((BILL CARDER: I LOVE THIS CITY AND I'M INVOLVED IN A LOT OF THINGS YOU KNOW THE BLUES AND JAZZ FESTIVAL AND SPECIAL EVENTS AROUND THE CITY SO I'LL CONTINUE TO VOLUNTEER AND CONTINUE TO MAKE THIS CITY A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Carder/(I) Roanoke City Council Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=great place to live]
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Carder calls his campaign a great experience that allowed him to meet a lot of good people.
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There were dozens more local races in cities and towns across the region,
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[Take WDBJ Election Web FS] and you can get complete results at any time by going to our home page at wdbj7-dot-com.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Partly cloudy today with mild highs in the 70s, but we'll be soaring into the 80s beginning tomorrow and lasting through the weekend.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, after the news.





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Blacksburg residents made their voices heard loud and clear -- they do not favor the Toms Creek Sewer Project.
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[Take Leader 110] It was a clean sweep for project opponents. Ron Rordam, Paul Lancaster and Donald Langrehr won the three open seats, and all by clear margins.
Incumbent J-B Jones was fourth and will lose his seat. [Next page] Frances Parsons and Toby Rock waged write-in campaigns, but with only 791 total write-in votes, they fell well short.


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Blacksburg voters came out in record numbers to cast their ballots on council members and the sewer line issue.
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The town is planning to build a 12 mile sewer line along Toms Creek. But the victors are all against the type of sewer line that will be used and the location. They want it to run along 460 and NOT Toms Creek. The winners -- Don Langrehr, Ron Rordam and Paul Lancaster -- say the record turnout only proves the town was ready for change.
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((PAUL LANCASTER: I THINK ITS AN INDICATION WE NEED TO SEE SOME CHANGES AROUND HERE ABOUT HOW THE TOWN COUNCIL LISTENS TO ITS CITIZENS AND I THINK THAT WAS TOLD BY THE OVERWHELMING VOTER TURNOUT OF THE CANDIDATES WHO WON. RON RORDAM:I THINK ITS SAYING PEOPLE WANT TO BE INVOLVED IN TOWN COUNCIL AND PEOPLE WANT TO BE INVOLVED IN DECISION. I THINK IT'S A GOOD INDICATION WE NEED TO GO FORWARD WITH THAT CONCEPT. THAT WE NEED TO INCLUDE CITIZENS IN ACTIVE PARTICIPATION WITH THE TOWN. ))
[OUT Q=with the town.]
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22-percent of registered voters turned out for the election. That's far more people than any of the last 6 town elections, and according to the voter registrar, quite possibly a record.
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All five City Council members were up for re-election in Danville and voters returned all of them.
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Sherman Saunders gathered the most votes... nearly 57-hundred.
Saunders was followed by John Hamlin, Peter Cas- TIG- lione and David Luther. [Next Page]
Stokes Daniels won the final seat.
Three challengers -- former Police Chief Neal Morris, Gus Dyer and Christopher Dunlap -- failed to knock off any of the incumbents. [Take Leader 290]
Danville residents also voted on a referendum calling for future school board members to be elected.
They overwhelmingly approved that measure.
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