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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Mostly cloudy with patchy fog early.
Highs around 80.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.





[7-VOBShort-Anniversary]


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It's been two years since Michael and Mary Short were found murdered in their Henry County home. The body of their nine-year-old daughter, Jennifer, was discovered more than a month later in North Carolina.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-August 2002]

No arrests have been made, but a team of investigators continues to work full time on the case. But so far they haven't gotten the break they need. Investigators say there are persons of interest, including Gary Bowman, a North Carolina carpenter implicated by his former landlord.
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[SOT 1:56:31]
[IN Q=Mr. Bowman is the]

((MAJOR KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE: MR. BOWMAN IS THE ONLY ONE THAT'S PUBLICLY KNOWN. HE AND SEVERAL OTHERS REMAIN PERSONS OF INTEREST. HE'S ONLY BEEN NAMED BECAUSE OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS RELEASED IN NORTH CAROLINA.))
[SUPER=01-Maj. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Office; 1:28]
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[OUT Q=in North Carolina]
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[VO-NAT]

Major Nester says although details of the investigation are not being made public - it is not a cold case.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]

[TAKE ATTY PHONE FS E507] Investigators ask anyone who remembers anything - no matter how small it may seem - to call the U-S Attorney's office at 1-877-220-8014. There is about 29-thousand-dollars in reward money for anyone with information that leads to an arrest.
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[7-Pitts-Shooting]


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Pittsylvania County authorities are looking for murder suspects after a shooting there Saturday night. Officers say the shooting happened around 9-thirty in the 52-hundred block of Old Richmond Road. Deputies found 24 year old Joel Winslow lying in the yard, suffering from what is believed to be a *shotgun* wound. He was taken to the Danville Regional Medical Center, where he died a few hours later. Authorities say four suspects were seen leaving the area in a white Toyota Corolla that may have been a rental. Anyone with information is asked to call the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office.

[7-11Fiddlers-Convention]


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The Old Fiddlers Conventin in Galax is over -- and this year a Mandolin player from Woodlawn took top honors.
Spencer Strickland was named Best All-Around Performer as the competition wrapped up Saturday night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Galax/Wednesday;]


The 69th annual convention brought fans of bluegrass and old-time music to Felts Park for six nights of competition.
More than 15-hundred musicians and almost 300 bands registered for the event.
A youth competition on Monday night attracted more than one hundred entries.
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The Country Boys from Mount Airy, North Carolina won the bluegrass band competition, while the *Whoopin Holler String Band* from Orma, West Virginia was named the top Old-Time Band.

[55-WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll start out with patchy fog-- then see a mixture of clouds and sun today.
Temperatures stay mild.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, coming up.

[55-11War-Memorial]


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The refurbishment of one of Vinton's oldest landmarks is on hold.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]

The Vinton War Memorial was built in 1947 -- and it's beginning to showing its age. An artist created a conceptual drawing of how upgrades might add to the memorial, and just recently a consultant came in to look at the operation. He's expected to return to town officials in about two-months to present his ideas.
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[SOT@9:23:42.23]
[IN Q=As you know...]

((KEVIN BOGGESS, VINTON TOWN MANAGER: AS YOU KNOW WE HAVE SOME PLANS IN PLACE THAT COUNCIL WILL BE REVIEWING IN THE NEAR FUTURE WHETHER TO PROCEED WITH THESE PLANS. BUT AGAIN, THESE ARE COSTLY THINGS THAT WILL IMPACT WHEN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CAN BE DONE AND HOW QUICKLY IT CAN BE DONE.))
[SUPER=01-Kevin Boggess/Vinton Town Manager ]
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[OUT Q=...can be done.]
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Boggess (Bog-guess) says right now the town's top priority is approving the comprehensive plan and then addressing the town's need for a new rescue squad. Mayor Brad Grose (Gross) says the Memorial won't hold anymore meetings after April 2005 -- he hopes by then, construction will have started.
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[55-11Floyd-Fest]


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The turnout and support for this year's Floyd Fest means it will return.
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((MUSIC))
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Floyd-Fest *Three* is being called a huge success despite the constant threat of rain from Hurricanes Bonnie and Charley. An estimated six thousand people packed the festival site off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Venders lined the path between three main stages that featured a total of 60-bands. For one first time festival-goer, it was the experience of a lifetime.
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((SUSAN NUNN/FLOYDFEST VOLUNTEER: IT HAS JUST BEEN WONDERFUL. THE PEOPLE ARE JUST SO TOTALLY FRIENDLY. I VOLUNTEERED TO WORK DURING THE FESTIVAL ALSO, AND I HAD A SECURITY JOB, BUT I MET PEOPLE AT THE GATE AND EVERYBODY WAS NICE AND FRIENDLY. I'VE HAD PEOPLE THANKING ME FOR BEING A VOLUNTEER AND IT'S JUST BEEN WONDERFUL.))
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Festival goers took a trip from the Blue Ridge to the Bayou in the festival's new dance tent. Organizers say they feel blessed to be able to appeal to such a wide range of people. After this year's success, they say Floyd- Fest is here to stay.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
After early fog, skies will become partly cloudy later on today.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day outlook, coming up.





[8-VOBShort-Anniversary]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Short]



[ENG#=1]



Two years ago, Micheal and Mary Short were found murdered in their Henry County home. Their nine year old daughter, Jennifer, was found dead a month later in North Carolina.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-August 2002]

No arrests have been made, but a team of investigators continues to work full time on the case. But so far they haven't gotten the break they need. Investigators say there are persons of interest, including Gary Bowman, a North Carolina carpenter implicated by his former landlord.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:56:31]
[IN Q=Mr. Bowman is the]

((MAJOR KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE: MR. BOWMAN IS THE ONLY ONE THAT'S PUBLICLY KNOWN. HE AND SEVERAL OTHERS REMAIN PERSONS OF INTEREST. HE'S ONLY BEEN NAMED BECAUSE OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS RELEASED IN NORTH CAROLINA.))
[SUPER=01-Maj. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Office; 1:28]
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[OUT Q=in North Carolina]
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[VO-NAT]

Major Nester says although details of the investigation are not being made public - it is not a cold case.
(+++++++)
[ANCHOR=Kim]

[TAKE ATTY PHONE FS E507] Investigators ask anyone who remembers anything - no matter how small it may seem - to call the U-S Attorney's office at 1-877-220-8014. There is about 29-thousand-dollars in reward money for anyone with information that leads to an arrest.
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[8-11War-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-35 TC-5:05]
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Town officials say the restoration of Vinton's War Memorial is on hold for now.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]

The Vinton War Memorial was built in 1947 -- and it's beginning to showing its age. An artist created a conceptual drawing of how upgrades might add to the memorial, and just recently a consultant came in to look at the operation. He's expected to return to town officials in about two-months to present his ideas.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT@9:23:42.23]
[IN Q=As you know...]

((KEVIN BOGGESS, VINTON TOWN MANAGER: AS YOU KNOW WE HAVE SOME PLANS IN PLACE THAT COUNCIL WILL BE REVIEWING IN THE NEAR FUTURE WHETHER TO PROCEED WITH THESE PLANS. BUT AGAIN, THESE ARE COSTLY THINGS THAT WILL IMPACT WHEN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CAN BE DONE AND HOW QUICKLY IT CAN BE DONE.))
[SUPER=01-Kevin Boggess/Vinton Town Manager ]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=...can be done.]
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[VO-NAT]

Boggess (Bog-guess) says right now the town's top priority is approving the comprehensive plan and then addressing the town's need for a new rescue squad. Mayor Brad Grose (Gross) says the Memorial won't hold anymore meetings after April 2005 -- he hopes by then, construction will have started. (------------)