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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Off and on thunderstorms are a good bet again today, as afternoon highs warm up into the 80s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.





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Alcohol may have been involved in a fatal accident in Franklin County.
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[TAKE MAP FS] 19-year-old Matthew Frank Nichols of Glade Hill was driving on Webster's Road just after five o'clock yesterday morning. According to state police, Nichols ran off the road, overcorrected and ran off the road again, hitting a utility pole.
His pick-up truck then burst into flames.
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Police say Nichols was wearing his seatbelt and he was the only person in the vehicle.

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Two years after her death, a Franklin county native's killer is still on the loose.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

Stephanie Bennett was a graduate of Franklin County High School and Roanoke College.
[SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/2002;]

Her job took her to Raleigh, and two years ago this month, police found her strangled to death in her North Carolina apartment. Bennett's mother says she feels confident her daughter's killer will one day be found. In the meantime, she encourages parents everywhere to treasure the time they have with their children.
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[IN Q=If you have children just]

((MOLLIE HODGES/STEPHANIE BENNETT'S MOTHER: IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN JUST MAKE SURE YOU TELL THEM EVERY DAY HOW MUCH YOU LOVE THEM, HOW PROUD YOU ARE OF THEM AND DON'T EVER THINK IF CAN'T HAPPEN TO YOUR CHILD BECAUSE I NEVER DREAMED IT WOULD HAPPEN TO ME.))
[SUPER=01-Mollie Hodges/Stephanie Bennett's Mother;]
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[OUT Q=would happen to me]
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[TAKE FS] A golf tournament to raise money for a scholarship in Stephanie's name will be held on June 13th at Mariner's Landing.
For more information or to register call 540-483-4777
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Galax's Old Fiddlers Convention is just one event that has been bringing music lovers to Southwest Virginia for years, but now a new tourism effort is expected to have fans flocking there year round.
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[SUPER=03-Galax/August 2003; ]


Last week, Governor Warner signed legislation creating Virginia's Heritage Music Trail.
Dubbed "The Crooked Road," the trail will links bluegrass and country music venues in southwest Virginia.
And representatives of the Blue Ridge Institute were recently honored at the White House for their role in developing another heritage tourism project, the Blue Ridge Music Trail.
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[IN Q=The idea is]

((VAUGHN WEBB/BLUE RIDGE INSTITUTE: THE IDEA IS THAT YOU TAKE THE CULTURAL RESOURCES THAT YOU HAVE IN A REGION AND YOU DON'T SELL YOUR SOUL TO THE TOURISM INDUSTRY, YOU TAKE WHAT YOU HAVE AND YOU PACKAGE IT IN A WAY THAT APPEALS TO PEOPLE WHO ARE LOOKING FOR AMERICANA IF YOU WILL, AND AUTHENTIC AMERICANA.))
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[OUT Q=authentic Americana.]
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The Blue Ridge Music trail includes 200 sites where visitors can hear authentic music from the region.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Partly cloudy today with a lingering chance of showers and storms.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has a look at the work week forecast, coming up.

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Hollins University held its first commencement ceremony since the death of its president Nora Kizer Bell. More than 200 students graduated yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

The shade found under trees in the university's quadrangle provided welcomed relief from yesterday's heat. Author and Hollins alumna Elizabeth Forsythe-Hailey served as commencement speaker. She reminded the crowd that the joyful occasion was shadowed by the absence of Hollin's former president.
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[IN Q=Living with loss is]

((ELIZABETH FORSYTHE HAILEY: LIVING WITH LOSS IS A LESSON YOU'VE HAD TO LEARN EARLIER THAN MOST OF YOUR COUNTERPARTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, BUT IF YOU SENSE NORA'S PRESENCE HERE TODAY AS STRONGLY AS I DO YOU HAVE ALSO LEARNED THAT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE IMPORTANT TO YOU NEVER REALLY LEAVE YOU.))
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey/Hollins University Commencement Speaker;]
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[OUT Q=never really leave you]
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Nora Kizer Bell died in January of complications from pneumonia. The senior class raised more than 16- thousand dollars ... which was then matched by a 25- thousand dollar gift to the school in Bell's name. A university spokesman says more than a hundred qualified applicants have been interviewed to fill Bell's position, and a replacement could be named as early as this summer. In the meantime, Doctor Wayne Markert is serving as acting president of the university.
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Pulaski's new business park is finally starting to take hold.
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Construction crews are now putting in water and sewer lines and Internet cables. Officials say the 133 acre site will house a new engineering firm and construction company by next January. That's another 25 jobs for the region. Town officials say in the last week, they've had two major prospects look at the land for future businesses.
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[IN Q=what we're after here]

((JOHN HAWLEY: WHAT WE'RE AFTER HERE IS JOB CREATION. I THINK THE TRANSITION THAT WE'RE SEEING NOW, THE LOSS OF JOBS THAT WE'VE HAD. WE JUST NEED TO HAVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THEM TO COME. THE TWO COMPANIES THAT WE SHOWED LAST WEEK WOULD BRING SEVERAL HUNDRED JOBS TO THE AREA. AND THAT'S THE THING WE'RE LOOKING AT. ))
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The town also unveiled a brand new fire truck last week. The 250-thousand dollar pumper is replacing a vehicle more than 30 years old.
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Thanks to some dedicated residents, a park in the New River Valley will get a fresh face.
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[SUPER=03-Radford;]

"Pathways" is a volunteer environmental organization. The 40- odd members of the group have a number of projects underway - including the revitalization of Wildwood Park.
The 50-acre wood-land park sits on the east-end of the city near Radford High School.
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((LAURIE BUCHWALD/PATHWAYS MEMBER: WE HAVE NOW FOREST SERVICE GRADE PATHWAYS FOR WALKING AND HIKING AS WELL AS THE MAIN RIVERWAY THAT GOES RIGHT THROUGH IT. IT'S ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS.))
[SUPER=01-Laurie Buchwald/Pathways Member;]
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[OUT Q=it's absolutely gorgeous]
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Buchwald (Buck- wald) says the group has also added handicap access to the park.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
You may need the umbrella again today, with a chance of more scattered thunderstorms.
But the end of the work week looks dry.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete outlook, right after the news.





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Franklin County officials believe alcohol may have been a factor in a fatal accident this weekend.
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[TAKE MAP FS] 19-year-old Matthew Frank Nichols of Glade Hill was driving on Webster's Road just after five o'clock yesterday morning. According to state police, Nichols ran off the road, overcorrected and ran off the road again, hitting a utility pole.
His pick-up truck then burst into flames.
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Police say Nichols was wearing his seatbelt and he was the only person in the vehicle.

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Whomever killed a Franklin County native in North Carolina is still at large-- two years after the crime.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

Stephanie Bennett was a graduate of Franklin County High School and Roanoke College.
[SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/2002;]

Her job took her to Raleigh, and two years ago this month, police found her strangled to death in her North Carolina apartment. Bennett's mother says she feels confident her daughter's killer will one day be found. In the meantime, she encourages parents everywhere to treasure the time they have with their children.
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((MOLLIE HODGES/STEPHANIE BENNETT'S MOTHER: IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN JUST MAKE SURE YOU TELL THEM EVERY DAY HOW MUCH YOU LOVE THEM, HOW PROUD YOU ARE OF THEM AND DON'T EVER THINK IF CAN'T HAPPEN TO YOUR CHILD BECAUSE I NEVER DREAMED IT WOULD HAPPEN TO ME.))
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[OUT Q=would happen to me]
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[TAKE FS] A golf tournament to raise money for a scholarship in Stephanie's name will be held on June 13th at Mariner's Landing.
For more information or to register call 540-483-4777
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Building for Pulaski's new business park is finally starting.
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[SUPER=03-Pulaski]

Construction crews are now putting in water and sewer lines and Internet cables. Officials say the 133 acre site will house a new engineering firm and construction company by next January. That's another 25 jobs for the region. Town officials say in the last week, they've had two major prospects look at the land for future businesses.
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[IN Q=what we're after here]

((JOHN HAWLEY: WHAT WE'RE AFTER HERE IS JOB CREATION. I THINK THE TRANSITION THAT WE'RE SEEING NOW, THE LOSS OF JOBS THAT WE'VE HAD. WE JUST NEED TO HAVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THEM TO COME. THE TWO COMPANIES THAT WE SHOWED LAST WEEK WOULD BRING SEVERAL HUNDRED JOBS TO THE AREA. AND THAT'S THE THING WE'RE LOOKING AT. ))
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[OUT Q=WE'RE LOOKING AT.]
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The town also unveiled a brand new fire truck last week. (------------) The 250-thousand dollar pumper is replacing a vehicle more than 30 years old.