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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Mostly sunny, but chilly today, so bundle up as you head out.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your holiday weekend outlook, coming up.





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It's been a busy morning for firefighters in Franklin County. They responded to a blaze in the Boones Mill area shortly after three.
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This house at 420 Plainview Lane suffered major damage to the upper level. The residents were able to escape unharmed and no one was injured. Tanker trucks had to be brought in for water because of the home's remote location. Officials won't speculate on what caused the blaze, or on how much damage was done.
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A Patrick County man died when he was hit by a car last night..
State police say 88 year old Thomas Jefferson Cockram of Meadows of Dan was trying to walk across Route 58 about quarter- after- six, when he was struck and killed.
Troopers say no charges will be filed against the driver-- a 17 year old girl.

[7-Black-Friday]


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It's Black Friday -- the busiest shopping day of the year. News 7's Steve Pardon braved the crowds at Valley View Mall this morning to find out what's going on.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Sunshine and cold temperatures make up the weather picture today, with highs in the 40s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your seven day outlook, coming up.

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Dozens of people came out to help make and serve Thanksgiving dinner to more than a thousand people yesterday.
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That's what they were doing at the Roanoke Rescue Mission, where hundreds of less-fortunate families took part in some traditional holiday fare.
Despite a national economy that seems to be rebounding, officials expected to see a record crowd this year.

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((JOY SYLVESTER-JOHNSON/RESCUE MISSION DIRECTOR: UNFORTUNATELY THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN LAID OFF FROM WORK, THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE WITH HEALTH CARE CRISES, THERE ARE THINGS GOING ON THAT MAKE IT DIFFICULT FOR A FAMILY TO AFFORD TO DO A THANKSGIVING DINNER, SO A LOT OF THOSE FOLKS ARE COMING TO HAVE THANKSGIVING DINNER WITH US, AND WE'RE GLAD THEY ARE.))
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Dozens of volunteers also come out every Thanksgiving to help prepare and serve the food.
They cooked a total of 62 turkeys and 30 hams.
There also were more than 400 different pies and cakes for dessert.
Rescue Mission officials expect their long-awaited Women and Children's Center to open for business next month.
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Volunteers for Meals on Wheels had some high profile help yesterday.
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Sixth District congressman Bob Goodlatte has spent part of every Thanksgiving since he was elected helping deliver hot meals to shut-ins in the Roanoke area.
Goodlatte took turkey dinners to about a half dozen residents in the Salem Avenue area yesterday, taking a few minutes to talk with each of them.
He says the volunteers who do so *every day* are the real heroes.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R-6TH DISTRICT: THEY HAVE VOLUNTEERS WHO DOES THIS EVERY DAY, SOME DO IT EVERY WEEK, BUT IF FOLKS WANT TO VOLUNTEER AND WANT TO FEEL LIKE THEY'RE GIVING SOMETHING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY, THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO DO IT, SO IT'S JUST A WAY TO HELP CALL ATTENTION TO THAT. AND PEOPLE LIKE THIS LADY WHO HASN'T BEEN ABLE TO GO TO THE STORE IN TEN YEARS, AND SHE JUST REALLY DEPENDS ON THIS PROGRAM FOR BRINGING HER A HOT MEAL EVERY DAY.))
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The Meals on Wheels program is always looking for more volunteers to deliver food throughout the year.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Highs only reaching the 40s this afternoon, with plenty of sunshine as we continue the holiday weekend.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your full forecast details, after the news.





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Shoppers braved heavy crowds at Valley View mall this morning in hopes of getting good Christmas deals on Black Friday. Steve Pardon joined them early this morning and has more.
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It could be a while before Roanoke's city parks are back to the way they were before September's flooding.
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It's been nearly two months since flood water caused extensive damage to several Roanoke Parks.
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They're technically back open but some areas like the playground and ballfields at Wasena Park remain off limits.
The city says it could be spring before the cleanup is complete.
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((GARY HEGNER/ROANOKE PARKS & RECREATION DEPT.: IT TAKES TIME AND WITH NO FEMA DECLARATION FOR GOVERNMENT WE ARE HAVING NO OTHER BACKUP FAR AS FUNDING RIGHT NOW. WE'RE HAVING TAKE CARE OF THIS OUT OF OUR OWN ROUTINE BUDGET.))
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The city says, in a normal year it would have no trouble getting F-E-M-A funds but, because of all the hurricanes, this year it's proving difficult.
Damage estimates for the parks top more than 100-thousand dollars.
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