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Coming up on News 7,
A Campbell County church destroyed by a tornado gets new life with a new congregation.
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And the former leader of one Roanoke church finds a new beginning at a new church.
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Tonight in sports, the Avs blank Kinston, Sunday Wimbledon highlights, and we'll get a peek at the new
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tennis facility at Hollins which hosted this weekend's Roanoke Valley Invitational.
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[WX-Head]
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Moisture returns to the forecast in the form of scattered showers for Monday. Details in just a moment. [Video-Open]
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((THIS IS GOD'S THING AND I'M JUST A PLAYER IN THIS THING AND SO I'M JUST WHEREVER GOD MOVES IS WHERE I'M GOING.))
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A Roanoke pastor keeps the faith - less than a week after getting fired.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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Reverend Floyd Davis pastored High Street Baptist Church in Roanoke for four years. During a church meeting Tuesday night his congregation voted to let him go. [TAKE NEWS 7 AT 6 IN BAM]
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But as Jennifer Wishon reports, Davis was back in the pulpit this morning. Myranda - Reverend Floyd Davis says he had to preach and
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found an invitation at the 7th- Day Adventist Church on Melrose Avenue. The reverend says he's already put the past behind him and is now focusing his energies on a new ministry.
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((I'M GONNA, I'M GONNA LET IT SHINE.))
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Reverend Floyd Davis tells his congregation that when it gets dark they better put their sunglasses on because things are about to get bright - he says he's living proof. ((BRING UP NATS AGAIN FOR 2 SECONDS)) Sunday Davis preached from the pulpit of Melrose 7th Day Adventist Church - That after the congregation of High Street Baptist Church voted to let him go five days earlier.
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((REV. FLOYD DAVIS))
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About a hundred parishoners - many from High Street Baptist - followed Davis on Sunday - citing his devotion to teaching the truths of the Bible.
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((SARAH GILLS: IT'S HOW YOUR'RE BEING FED AND I'M BEING FED AND I HAVE TO GO WHERE I'M BEING FED.))
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But remaining members at High Street Baptist say the church wasn't growing under Davis' leadership and see his departure as an opportunity for positive change.
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((LANVAN REID: THIS CHURCH IS NOT GOING TO BE SPLIT, NOT TO A DEGREE THAT WOULD TAKE THIS CHURCH DOWN AND WE'RE ALL SAD, CAUSE WE'VE TALKED, AND WE DIDN'T WANT THIS TO HAPPEN, BUT THE CHURCH WASN'T GROWING.))
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((REV. DAVIS: WE WISH HIGH STREET BAPTIST CHURCH WELL, WE PRAY FOR THEM - ANYTHING WE CAN DO FOR THEM WE'RE WILLING TO DO THAT, BUT WE JUST PRAISE GOD FOR WHAT HE'S DOING.))
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Davis says he's not angry about having to leave High Street Baptist - and although he's not sure we're he'll preach next Sunday - he's confident the right door will open for him to start the next chapter of his ministry.
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((REV. DAVIS: WE'VE NAMED THIS MINISTRY NOW GOD'S HOUSE MINISTRIES AND WE'RE JUST MOVING ON... JUST MOVING ON.))
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Davis says he's already been offered a number of facilities and will spend the next week weighing his options. Meanwhile a congregation in Campbell County celebrated the fruits of its labor after it's church was destroyed by an act of nature.
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((Two and a half years ago a tornado ripped through Lawyer's Road Missionary Baptist Church leaving nothing but the foundation.
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((REV. JOHNSON: GOD'S PLAN WAS WRAPPED UP IN THAT TORNADO - IT CAME WITH A BLESSING.))
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A blessing that joined two unlikely churches. After the tornado the nearby congregation of Timberlake United Methodist invited Lawyer's Missionary Baptist to worship in one of their sanctuarys that wasn't being used. Not long after that Timberlake United Methodist member and contractor Jim Adams came up with a plan to re- build the demolished church.
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((LARRY DAVIES: FOR A WHILE WE THOUGHT HE'D JUST LOST HIS MIND BECAUSE HE HAD TO GATHER ALL THESE PEOPLE TOGETHER, BUT ONCE THE MOMENTUM STARTED PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE COMMUNITY WERE PITCHING IN HELPING.))
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((NAT SOUND POP OF SAWING))

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((JIM ADAMS: IN OUR SECOND MEETING I SAID WE'VE GOT TO KEEP COSTS DOWN - WE CAN'T HAVE ANY STAINED GLASS WINDOWS - THE VERY NEXT DAY LYNCHBURG STAINED GLASS DONATED A BEAUTIFUL CENTERPIECE THAT HAD BEEN RESTORED.))
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Donations poured in. Not a penny was spent on labor and every supply the church bought was purchased at a discount. The overwhelming generosity allowed extras like this retaining wall and path to the cemetery.
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((JIM ADAMS: I DON'T THINK WE CAN SAY ANYMORE THAT THIS IS A METHODIST THING, BAPTIST, BLACK, WHITE - IT'S THE COMMUNITY AND I FEEL AS COMFORTABLE SITTING IN THAT SANCTUARY AS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.))
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For members of Timberlake United Methodist the completion of the new church is biter sweet.
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((LARRY DAVIES: I TOLD THEM - YOU KNOW IF YOU DON'T MIND - ENJOY THIS THEN LOCK THE DOOR AND COME ON BACK.))
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Still Reverend Johnson says words can't describe the feeling he had when he preached from the pulpit for the first time. He called his sermon "A New Beginning."
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((TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY - YOU HAVEN'T SEEN NOTHING YET.))
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The church is being insured at more than 600- thousand dollars.
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Myranda it was constructed for less than 100- thousand.

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More details tonight about the accident that killed a mother and daughter in Shawsville last night.
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The accident happened shortly after 5 o'clock. State Police say 21-year-old Christopher M. Hight of Christiansburg was driving west on Route 460, when he ran off the right shoulder of the road. The car struck six-year-old Betty Marie Sirry (Surry) and her mother, 44- year- old Joyce Marie Sirry, as they were walking on the shoulder. Betty was pronounced dead at the scene. Joyce later died at the New River Valley Medical Center. Hight has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs. State Police say additional charges may be filed Monday after the case is reviewed by the Commonwealth's Attorney.
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One person was seriously injured in an accident in Franklin County last night. The wreck happened around 9-thirty near Westlake Corner. Police say 35 year old Stacy Alan Walls of Hardy was driving his motorcycle at a high rate of speed on Route 122 when a Ford Explorer pulled out into his path. Walls struck the right front fender of the S-U-V. He was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he is listed in serious condition. State Police say charges are pending following further investigation.

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The body of a West Virginia Marine killed in Afghanistan has been returned to U-S soil. The Defense Department says *Lance Corporal Juston Thacker of Princeton* was killed in an ambush Thursday near the Pakistan border. A Marine from Tennessee also died in the attack. They were shot as troops were returning to camp on foot from border patrol. *Marine Corps officers* accompanied Thacker's body to the United States yesterday. His burial has not yet been scheduled. Thacker was a 2001 graduate of Princeton High School.
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Still ahead on the newscast, We'll hear from Miss Virginia on her first day of wearing her crown...
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and we'll show you one daycare that takes a different approach to make sure that their students stay at the head of the class.
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[1st-Wx]
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It's not too often you'll find a daycare center that has classical music playing in the background. Then again, The Village in Roanoke is anything but your typical daycare center.
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((((GOOD BRET, CAN WE CAN GET CAT UNDER THERE, AND THEN BAT.)) While school teachers work to make sure no child is left behind -- Marian Ware works to make sure her children are getting ahead.
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((THROWING MONEY AT THE PROBLEM IS NOT NECESSARILY IT -- THAT IT'S GOING TO TAKE A COMMUNITY EFFORT FROM EVERYONE TO MAKE SURE THAT NO CHILD IS LEFT BEHIND.)) Which is why she started The Village learning center -- a daycare center where the rules are tough-- no television only computers -- and the work is even tougher. [NATS 59:18]
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((EHH EHH EHH LIKE ELEPHANT.))
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((SOME PEOPLE MAY CONSIDER B/C IT'S SO ACCELERATED,THAT IT MAY BE TOO HARD ON CHILDREN THIS AGE. BUT I DON'T THINK SO -- I THINK IF CHILDREN CAN GET SOME OF THOSE RAP SONGS, AND SOME OF THAT MUSIC THAT I DON'T UNDERSTAND, THEN IT'S EASY FOR THEM TO GET THE PHONICS AND THOSE SORTS OF THINGS.)) And the kids aren't just learning accelerated math and phonics. Each week, Ware gives them an accelerated lesson on black history.
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((AND I JUST BASICALLY WANT OUR CHILDREN TO FEEL A SENSE OF PRIDE, CAUSE WHEN YOU FEEL A SENSE OF PRIDE, THAT CAN ERADICATE A LOT OF THE RACISM AND THE PREJUDICES.)) [NATS 5935 ]
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((ALRIGHT WHO'S NEXT ME ME!!.)) And that leads to another important lesson -- community involvement. Hence the center's name -- the Village -- which comes from the African proverb that it takes a village to raise a child.
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((I THINK THAT A LOT OF PROBLEMS THAT OCCUR, SPECIFICALLY IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY HAVE TO DO WITH THE CHILDREN NOT FEELING LIKE THEY'RE APART OF THE COMMUNITY. SO WE TRY TO START THEM OUT YOUNG AND FEELING APART OF THE COMMUNITY AND BEING ABLE TO MAKE A CHANGE WHERE THEY SEE THAT THERE NEEDS TO BE CHANGE.))))
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The kids have partnered with a number of community organizations, including ... and the Red Cross,

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If you travel through Vinton, you may want to find a new route as of tomorrow morning. The town has announced -- weather permitting -- it will be performing some road work starting at 8:30. A lane will be closed as crews work on sewer and water lines near the new Cardinal Park Drive intersection less than a tenth of a mile near Temple Drive and Hardy Road. Officials say drivers should use caution and expect delays. Work is expected to be completed Tuesday evening.
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Still to come on the newscast, a chance of showers to start off the workweek. We'll have your full forecast in a few minutes.
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and also, she knows what it's like to be a runner-up, but this time she walked away a winner. We'll hear from the newly crowned Miss Virginia next.
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[Miss-Virginia]


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Mariah Rice has won the Miss Virginia title for 2004, proving that persistence can pay off.
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Rice who is Miss Greater Richmond, defeated 28 contestants to take the crown last night. It was her fourth try at the state pageant. In 2002, she was the first runner-up; last year she was fourth runner-up. But she says this year when it came down to the final two it didn't matter who won, because Marianne Minton, the first runner-up, is a longtime friend.
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((MARIAH RICE/MISS VIRGINIA; WE'RE FROM THE SAME HOMETOWN I KNOW OUR HOMETOWN IS JUST SO EXCITED RIGHT NOW. BUT MARIANNE MINTON IS A DEAR FRIEND OF MINE. AT THAT MOMENT, STANDING THERE WITH HER, I WAS JUST SO OVERJOYED TO JUST BE SHARING THAT EXPERIENCE WITH HER. AND WE JUST LOOKED AT EACH OTHER AND SAID NO MATTER WHO GETS IT WE'RE HAPPY. WE JUST MADE THAT DECISION AS FRIENDS.))
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Rice appeared in a live interview on News 7 this morning. She will now go on to compete at the Miss America Pageant in September.
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Coming up, an update on the road race out west, College World Series highlights from Omaha, and
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the Avs silence Kinston for the second straight day.
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The Salem Avalanche entered this week's Carolina League All Star break on a high note, beating Kinston this afternoon at Salem Memorial Stadium.
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This kid apparently left his baseball cap at home today.
But the Avs pitching staff brought their best stuff for this one. Three hurlers combined on a four hit shutout.
It was 2-oh Salem in the 8th when Adam Seuss added some insurance by driving in Josh Anderson with this
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base knock to right field. The Avalanche won it over Kinston 3-nothing.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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At the College World Series, Texas tried to stave off elimination against Cal State Fullerton.
The Longhorns grabbed an early lead in the first, thanks to this double off the bat of Hunter Harris. That was good for 2 RBI's and a 2-nothing Texas lead.
But Fullerton put up a 3 spot in the 7th. Kurt Suzuki who didn't have an RBI in Omaha until today, drove in the game winner with that single to left field.
Jason Windsor threw a complete game and got the fly out to end it. Cal State Fullerton is the national champ beating Texas 3-2 to claim the series 2 games to none.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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In the bigs, the second weekend of interleague play ended with the Braves falling behind the Orioles7 nothing. The O's David Newhan extended his career high hitting streak to nine games helping the home team jump out front.
But the Braves rallied with 7 runs in the 8th. JD Drew homered and Eli Marrero drove in the game winner on a fielder's choice.
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The Braves won it 8 to 7 for their biggest comeback of the season. The last place O's have now lost 7 straight series.

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[S-Tennis]


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Serena Williams, Jennifer Capriati, Roger Federrer, and Andy Roddick were among the winners today at Wimbledon. It was just the third People's Sunday in the history of the tournament.
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Roddick took care of fellow American Taylor Dent in straight sets. But Roddick had to win tiebreakers in the final two sets to advance to the round of 16. His serve consistently reached speeds over 130 miles per hour.
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On the courts closer to home, Hollins University hosted the Roanoke Valley Invitational Tennis Tournament this weekend.
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Men, women, and juniors competed for over two thousand dollars in prize money in the event.
All the proceeds benefit the tennis programs at Apple Ridge Farms and Washington Park.
The tourney was the first big showcase for the recently completed Batten Tennis Center.
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Ashley Plantation Pro Chip Sullivan has qualified for his second straight PGA Championship. Sullivan fired a 2-under 70 in today's final round of the PGA Club Pro Championship at the Longaberger Golf Club in Ohio. Chip finished the event at 8-under in sole possession of third place, 4 shots back of winner Bob Sowards.
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This week's PGA Tour stop, the TPC at Avenel for the Booze Allen Classic, formerly known as the Kemper Open.
Aussie Adam Scott held a 6 shot lead after three rounds and although he faltered a bit on the back nine today, he held on for his 3rd Tour win and second this season by 4 shots over Charles Howell the Third finishing at 21-under.
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Nascar is on the road again. The Dodge/Save Mart 350 is in the closing stages at this hour. With about 40 circuits left on the Sonoma road course, Casey Mears has the lead, being chased by Jeff Gordon, Scott Pruett and Rusty Wallace. We'll have the complete rundown tonight at 11.