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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Bring along the umbrella-- we'll see partly cloudy skies today with a good chance of scattered showers and storms.
Brent Watts has your full forecast details, coming up after the news.





[7-11Henry-Body]


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The body of a man found in Henry county yesterday has been identified.
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Deputies say the man found shot in the back along Route 622 in Sandy Level is 42 year old Jerry Wayne Weadon- He was from Eden North Carolina.
Officers say his wife last saw him at their home early yesterday morning- at about 12:30 am.
Authorities are now asking anyone who may have seen him between 12:30 and 5:30 yesterday morning to call them.
A burned out car was also found about three miles away on the same road. No word yet if that's related to the case.
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[7-11Drug-Bust]


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A Bedford County mobile home park was the scene of a raid last night.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Local and federal agents raided a home in the Hardy Road Trailer Park.
Officers say they were looking for drugs and guns.
At least two people were taken into custody, though there's no information on the exact charges yet.
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[7-6Radford-Police]


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Police in Radford are facing another lawsuit.
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This time, a Pulaski man is suing former Police Chief Wes Terry and detective Jeff Bailey.
[SUPER=03-Radford/File Tape; ]

John R. Phillips says the detective invaded his privacy when he had Pulaski Police conduct a criminal background check under the guise of an investigation. Phillips was never charged with anything and is seeking 850-thousand dollars in damages for invasion of privacy, unreasonable search and seizure, malicous prosecution and emotional distress. Current Radford Police Chief Gary Harmon says he can not comment.
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[7-11Winn-Dixie]


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Today is the first day in 20 years that the Winn Dixie in Botetourt county is out of existence. At 11 o'clock last night, the store shut its doors for the final time.
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[SUPER=03-Troutville]

The company announced in April it was closing 156-stores, including those in Virginia. Prices were slashed to get rid of merchandise and crews started moving machines and displays. Customers say they feel they're losing more than a grocery store.
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[IN Q=These are people...]

((KIM FOUTZ, WINN DIXIE CUSTOMER: THESE ARE PEOPLE WE'VE BEEN AROUND FOR YEARS, YOU GET TO KNOW THEM THEIR FAMILIES, YOU GET TO HEAR ALL KINDS OF DIFFERENT STORIES, AND YOU'LL MISS ALL OF THEM BECAUSE YOU WON'T GET TO SEE THEM REGULARLY ANYMORE.))
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[OUT Q=...them regularly anymore.]
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The manager says a number of the 43-employees have taken jobs with other stores or have accepted other positions within the company outside the state. The remaining Virginia Winn Dixies are set to close between now and April of next year.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
After a couple of dry days, scattered showers and storms creep back into the forecast.
Brent Watts explains, up next in the forecast.

[55-11Fiddlefest-Radio]


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Fiddlefest will spotlight the role of radio in bluegrass and country music at Hollins University today.
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From 1924, when WDBJ went on the air, until the early 50s, live performances were a staple on the Roanoke airwaves.
And many of the best in bluegrass and early country music came through the local studios.
The list included Don Reno and Red Smiley, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, Mac Wiseman and many others.
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((CURTIS DOWNEY/FORMER WDBJ PRODUCER DIRECTOR; AND THE FUNNY THING IS NONE OF THE BANDS GOT PAID ANYTHING. THEY JUST DID THE SHOWS FOR THE RIGHT TO PROMOTE THEIR SHOW DATES.))
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[OUT Q=the right to promote their show dates.]
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This afternoon, longtime WDBJ employee Curtis Downey will lead a roundtable discussion on early country radio, and the television shows that followed.
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Fiddlefest will continue through Saturday night on the Hollins campus, with a full schedule of concerts workshops, and competition.

[55-11Wills-Heroes]


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Firefighters in the Roanoke Valley are making sure they are prepared for a day they HOPE never comes.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Wills for Heroes offered free estate planning documents to firefighters. The program sponsored by state and local bar associations gave attorneys an opportunity to show their support.
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[IN Q=It just gives us]

((RICHARD SCOTT/ATTORNEY; IT JUST GIVES US THE CHANCE TO DO SOMETHING FOR FIREFIGHTERS WHO ARE RISKING THEIR LIVES AND I THINK THAT'S THE IDEA OF THE PROJECT IS TO GIVE SOMETHING TO THEM, AT NO EXPENSE TO THEM, WHEN THEY DO THE SAME THING FOR THE PUBLIC.))
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[OUT Q=for the public]
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Officials say if the program is successful, it will expand to include other first responders in the area.
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[55-11NS-Jamestown]


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The 400th anniversary of Jamestown is only a few years away, and Norfolk Southern is one of the first companies to jump on board.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The Virginia-based business is giving three million dollars to Jamestown 2007, becoming the first major corporate sponsor.
Organizers hope to raise over 22 million dollars for the state-wide, year-and- a-half long celebration.
Governor Warner says Norfolk Southern's contribution is a strong start.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: WE BELIEVE THEY WILL SERVE AS AN EXAMPLE TO OTHER MAJOR CORPORATE SPONSORS WHO WILL STEP IN THIS PREMIER ROLE TO SPONSOR THIS EVENT.))
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Jamestown commemorations have been held every 50 years since 1807.
The last celebration, held in 1957, attracted more than one million visitors to the state, including Queen Elizabeth.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Look for scattered showers and storms to develop today and last off and on through this evening.
Brent Watts has the seven day outlook, in just a few minutes.





[8-6React-Express]


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Refunds are coming to Roanoke Express fans who bought season tickets for the now defunct team.
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The E-C-H-L terminated the Roanoke Express' membership in the league on Tuesday. Yesterday the recent owners said refunds to season ticket holders will go out no later than August 16th.
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Meanwhile, the General Manager of the Express during the 90's says the league has simply grown too much for Roanoke to afford.
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((PIERRE PAIEMENT/FORMER EXPRESS GENERAL MANAGER; WE NEED TO FIND A LEAGUE WHERE THE BUDGET WOULD BE LESS THAN A MILLION DOLLARS, WHERE THE TICKETS WOULD BE AFFORDABLE FOR A FAMILY IN ROANOKE, AND TO GO BACK WHAT IT WAS IN THE MID 90'S. ))
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Paiement (PAY-mont) says 11 years ago, the operating budget for an E-C-H-L team was less than one million dollars a year. That has grown to almost 2 million today.
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[8-11Stu-Israel]


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He's been in charge of coordinating Roanoke City events for nearly three years.
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But, at the end of the month, Event Zone executive director Stu Israel will resign. During his three-year tenure, Israel helped produce several events, including the Charlie Daniels Band concert, which attracted 30-thousand people. Israel says he's ready for a change though. He's working to to start up his own event promotion company, Sky's the Limit.
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((STU ISRAEL/EVENT ZONE/EVENT ZONE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; I'VE BEEN CONTACTED OVER THE YEARS, WHO NEED MY HELP, BUT JUST COULDN'T DO B/C IT WAS A CONFLICT OF INTEREST.I THINK THERE'S FERTILE GROUND OUT THERE FOR THIS BUSINESS.))
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Israel has been working in the non-profit industry for 17-years. He previously served as Executive Director at TRUST and also worked for Virginia Amateur Sports and Good Samaritan Hospice.
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[8-11Drug-Bust]


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There was a drug bust last night at a Bedford County mobile home park.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Local and federal agents raided a home in the Hardy Road Trailer Park.
Officers say they were looking for drugs and guns.
At least two people were taken into custody, though there's no information on the exact charges yet.
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[8-11Henry-Body]


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The body of a man found yesterday in Henry County has been identified.
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Deputies now say the man found shot in the back along Route 622 in Sandy Level is 42 year old Jerry Wayne Weadon- He was from Eden North Carolina.
Officers say his wife last saw him at their home early yesterday morning- at about 12:30 am.
Authorities are now asking anyone who may have seen him between 12:30 and 5:30 to call them.
A burned out car was also found about three miles away on the same road. No word yet if that's related to the case. (------------)