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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahorich..... It will be breezy today, with mostly sunny skies, high of 50. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your full-forecast in just a few moments.





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Investigators have sent remains found in Roanoke County to the Medical Examiners Office.
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Skeletal remains were found yesterday in a wooded area near the intersection of Hershberger and Plantation roads.
A man walking the property line made the discovery, and called police around 10 a-m.
Police believe the remains had been in the woods for at least six months. There were no obvious signs of foul play, but a report from the medical examiner will make the final determination.
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A former Giles County pastor convicted of molesting a child is headed to prison.
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A judge sentenced 54 year old Roger Holcomb to 10 and a half years in prison but suspended two years. He also gave Holcomb 20 years of supervised probation. Last February a jury convicted Holcomb of taking indecent liberties with a child and two counts of aggravated sexual battery. The mother of the 8-year old victim wanted to speak out about what happened.
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((TENA ANGER:SHE'LL ALWAYS BE SAFE, CAUSE HE'LL ALWAYS BE WATCHED. AND ALL T HE CHILDREN WILL BE SAFE KNOWING THAT SOMEBODY WILL ALWAYS BE TRACKING HIM... :55 AND I'M HAPPY FOR MY CHILD AND ALL THE CHILDREN OUT OF DANGER :59 ))
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Holcomb's attorney has said he will seek an appeal.
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Several banks already sit on many street corners in the Roanoke Valley -- but another one is on the way.
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This one started by Warner Dalhouse. The former Dominion Bankshares C-E-O believes there's room for another home-grown bank... a locally- owned- and- operated bank. HomeTown Bank will compete head-to-head with Valley Bank, a bank now in its tenth year of operation.
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((WARNER DALHOUSE/HOMETOWN BANK BOARD CHAIRMAN; WE DON'T EXPECT TO GET MUCH BUSINESS FROM VALLEY BANK. THEY EXECUTE VERY WELL. BUT WE CAN SHARE IN THE SPILL OVER FROM THE VERY LARGE BANKS.)) ((ELLIS GUTSHALL/VALLEY BANK CEO; THERE IS ROOM TO TAKE AWAY BUSINESS FROM THE BIGGER BANKS. I THINK WE'RE PROVEN THAT. THIS GROUP HERE APPEARS TO HAVE THE WHEREWITHAL TO DO THE SAME THING.))
[SUPER=01-Warner Dalhouse/HomeTown Bank Board Chairman; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ellis Gutshall/Valley Bank CEO; :06]
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[OUT Q=the same thing.]
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HomeTown Bank will start with two locations, one downtown, another in Southwest Roanoke or Roanoke County. They expect to hire a C-E-O and start selling stock in the company within 60 days.
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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahorich..... A chilly morning will giveway to a mild day- with temperatures about 50 today.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your Friday forecast and weekend weather in just a moment.[55-11VT-logo]


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Hokie merchandise is sure to be hot with Tech playing Miami this weekend, but no matter the outcome, there will be a new look for the school's logo.
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This A-C-C- championship logo was approved yesterday by Virginia Tech and the A-C-C-.
You will see it on Hokie merchandise beginning this weekend.
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((LOCKE WHITE/DIRECTOR OF LICENSING AND TRADEMARKS: THE LICENSEES HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE VERY END OF THE GAME AS SOON AS THE CLOCK TICKS DOWN AND THE HORN GOES OFF WE'LL HAVE A BUNCH OF OUR LICENSESS SCRAMBLING TO GET THE CHAMPSIONSHIP PRODUCTS PRODUCED AND ON THE SHELVES.))
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If Tech loses tomorrow, the team will share the championship and, therefore, the logo will say *tri* champions.
If the Hokies win, this logo will be used for Sugar Bowl merchandise.
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[WIPE TO Friday Promo Board FS] Mike Stevens will bring you plenty of pre-game coverage, live from Miami. He'll begin with live reports from the Orange Bowl tonight on News 7 at 5 and 6. [Take Saturday AM Promo Board FS] And he'll join us throughout the hour on News 7 Saturday morning, starting at 8 o'clock.
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Another reality show hits the air tonight -- only this one has a bit of local flavor you might not want to miss.
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The Discovery Channel has spent six months following the workings of the Milwaukee Iron motorcycle shop in Lynchburg.
Crews have taped the construction of seven high-end motorcycles, while keeping up with the lives of owner Randy Simpson and his crew.
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((RANDY SIMPSON/MILWAUKEE IRON OWNER: WHEN ALL OF THE CAMERA CREW AND CAMERAS ROLLED IN HERE, WE WAS LIKE 'WHO ARE THESE GUYS?' TYPE THING. BUT EVERYONE OF THEM, WE'VE GOTTEN TO KNOW 'EM AND IT'S BEEN PRETTY COOL. SO WE'VE DEVELOPED QUITE A FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN US OVER THE LAST SIX MONTHS. AND WE'VE BUILT SOME GREAT BIKES.))
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The show "Southern Steel" premieres tonight at Nine on Discovery.
It will run for twelve episodes.
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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahorich...... Might want to batten down the hatches as winds pick up and temperatures reach about 50-degrees. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your Friday forecast in just a few moments.




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Investigators are working to identify human remains discovered in Roanoke County yesterday.
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Skeletal remains were found in a wooded area near the intersection of Hershberger and Plantation roads.
A man walking the property line made the discovery, and called police around 10 am.
Police believe the remains had been in the woods for at least six months. There were no obvious signs of foul play, but the remains were taken to the Medical Examiner's Office for further analysis.
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After six years and five studies, the future of Jefferson Forest High School is still unclear.
The Bedford County school board has abandoned plans to renovate the school and is now looking at building two new smaller ones.
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The school system wants to build a new Jefferson Forest and then a high school middle school combination on the 460 corridor. Two developers are competing to build the new schools.
Eastridge Company wants to build a new smaller J-F about a mile and half down the road from the current location. The combination school would be just south of Owen's Market on Route 460.
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((MICHAEL HALLER/EASTRIDGE CO.: THEY WILL BE WONDERFUL....WANTS IN THE SCHOOLS TODAY.))
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First Choice PUblic Private Partners also wants to build those schools.
They propose building the new JF adjacent to the current school.
The middle high school would be located on Route 460 next to the New London Industrial Park.
Both companies stress these are conceptual plans. Officials hopes to have them completed by 20-08.
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A man convicted of murder has fired his attorneys just days away from his second trial.
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Livingston "Bud" Pritchett says he wants attorneys who trust him and believe him. The 40 year old was sentenced to life in prison for first degree murder in the shooting death of Estel Singleton Senior at an Ironto rest stop. He rejected a plea agreement that would have given him 40 years in prison. He says the fact that his lawyers insisted he plea bargain proves they don't think he is innocent. The mildly retarded Prithcett confessed to police. The Virginia Supreme Court granted him a new trial that was meant to start on Wednesday because experts on mental reta(------------) rdation weren't allowed to testify the first time.