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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We've got the makings for a couple of wet days around here.
Let's head over to Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner for the latest.



(Kim toss to Leo)




[7-VOBTech-Construction]


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Students making their way to Virginia Tech next week will be dealing with more than new classes and books.
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Currently, there are eight major construction projects underway on campus at a cost of nearly 160 million dollars.


They include new academic buildings, expanding Lane Stadium, and the construction of a new alumni hall with a conference center and hotel.
The university believes better facilities will help put Virginia Tech on the map.
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((MARK OWCZARSKI/VIRGINIA TECH SPOKESPERSON: VIRGINIA TECH CONTINUES TO WORK VERY HARD AT BECOMING ONE OF THE NATION'S TOP RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES AND THESE FACILITIES ARE ESSENTIAL TO MAKE THOSE GOALS HAPPEN AND IT GIVES RESEARCHERS THE TOOLS AND THE SPACE TO COME TOGETHER AND DO VERY IMPORTANT RESEARCH.))
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Virginia Tech has another five projects on the drawing board at a cost of more than 76 million dollars.
Those should begin with the next five years or so.
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[7-11Bedford-Well]


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Bedford county officials are trying to ease the fears of residents who think their water could be contaminated.
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Earlier this year, officials tested residents' well water, after learning that an old CITY landfill was leaking contaminants into the ground. Although officials say the problem was corrected, many were still worried. Today the city conducted a SECOND round of testing to assure them the water is safe. Officials say they are still looking into the idea of adding a new water line, even though they say it could take several months before that happens.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We could see some rain today-- but it has nothing to do with the tropics just yet.

Let's check in now with Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner for the latest.[55-11Jefferson-High]


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The former Jefferson High School has been closed for nearly 30 years now, but that's not stopping the alumni association's search for thousands of students.
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On August 21st, the newly created Jefferson High School Alumni Association will hold a mass class reunion. Organizers say they felt bad for grads who'd missed their class's reunion so the celebration will be open to all 20-thousand students who passed through Jefferson's halls.
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((CHARLIE BOSWELL/JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION: YOU SPEAK TO ANY JEFFERSON ALUM AND THEY LIGHT UP. I DON'T KNOW WHY THAT IS BUT IT EXCITES ME, IT REALLY EXCITES ME.))
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Jefferson High School existed from 1924 to 1975. Since then, a community effort to restore the building resulted in the creation of the Jefferson Center, a facility that houses the offices of 17 non-profit organizations. Boswell says the community as a whole is also invited since the party will commemorate the school's 80th birthday.
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[WIPE TO WDBJ WEBPAGE FS e522]
For more information log onto the Jefferson Center website. You'll find a link on our webpage at wdbj7.com. Click on websites in the news.
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[55-6Hillsville-Rescue]


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The Hillsville Rescue Squad has been resuscitated. The Carroll County Board of Supervisors shut down the town's squad in May.
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Board members say the decision was based on citizen complaints, missed calls, personnel problems and the unauthorized use of a county vehicle. Now the town has agreed to re-organize the unit and re-open the facility to answer calls within town limits. Officials say the squad could support itself by billing Medicare and insurance providers for 150 calls a year. The squad could be chasing new calls again in 30 days.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The potential for some heavy rain is on a lot of people's minds--
Let's head on over to Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner for an update.




[8-11Reid]


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The execution of a man convicted of killing a Christiansburg woman will move forward.
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James Reid was 24 hours away from dying by lethal injection last December when he got a stay from a federal appeals court.
He was sentenced to death for the murder of Annie Lester eight years ago.
Yesterterday, the U.S. Supreme Court lifted Reid's stay in a 5-4 ruling.
The Court gave no reasons for its decision.
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[8-11Vinton-Plan]


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Vinton has big plans in store for the next few years.
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Town officials recently released the comprehensive plan, which looks into the town growth for the next 20-years. Among the projects outlined in the plan are new street lights, hanging baskets and refurbishment of old downtown buildings. Farther down the line- town officials would like to see a new town center off of Hardy Road.
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((BRAD GROSE, VINTON MAYOR: THAT'S A VERY BUSY PART OF TOWN. I THINK THERE'S UPWARDS OF 24-THOUSAND CARS A DAY THAT PASS THERE, SO THE GOAL IS TO STOP SOEM OF THAT TRAFFIC WITH SOME RETAIL SHOPS.))
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While exterior refurbishments could take place within the next year, the town center and street lamps will take more time and money to accomplish. A public hearing on Vinton's comprehensive plan will take place on September 7th at seven o'clock.
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(Good Bye!)