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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Very cold and windy as you first head out, with highs only reaching the 20s later today. Steve Pardon has your Monday forecast, after the news.





[7-11Roanoke-Fire]


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Several fire crews from Roanoke County are on the scene of a blaze right now.
They responded to 4602 Bonsack Drive for a fire at a two story brick home. No word on injuries. We'll have more as it becomes available.
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Fire investigators are trying to figure out what started a blaze in the City of Roanoke yesterday.
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The fire started in an upstairs bedroom at this apartment on Indian Village Lane in Southeast around 12-thirty. Three people were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, and were released. The fire was contained to the bedroom, and caused about five-thousand dollars in damages.
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[7-VOBCentury-Church]


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The New Century Community Church has held services in the Wyndham Hotel and North Cross School for the last EIGHT YEARS now.
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The congregation packed up their church after each Sunday sermon, and hauled it away in a moving truck. Not anymore. Now it has a new church on Melrose Avenue in Northwest Roanoke. Pastor Jay Owens says the city hopes the new church will start a building trend in the area -- that's how they got a city grant to help build.
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((PASTOR JAY OWENS:WE ARE VERY GLAD TO BE A PART OF HELPING THIS AREA OF ROANOKE KIND OF BE A LITTLE BETTER, BE A LITTLE MORE ATTRACTIVE, AND RAISE SOME OF THE VALUES OF THE PROPERTIES AND THE CITY OF ROANOKE HELPED US DO THAT AND OUR UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THEY ARE VERY PLEASED-- THEY'RE VERY PLEASED WITH WHAT WE HAVE DONE HERE.))
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Church members gave up a lot of free time to help plumb and paint the new building. They say there are some loose ends to tie up, but are happy to have a place of their own.
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[7-JMU-Hospital]


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James Madison University will buy Harrisonburg's *Rockingham* Memorial Hospital for 50 million dollars. The property next door to campus includes nine buildings and two parking decks on nearly 16 acres. The hospital has announced plans to move.
Construction is expected to begin in about three years. J-M-U's president says the old hospital probably will be used for academic and administrative offices, student services and parking. Governor Warner's proposed budget amendments include 40 million dollars for the purchase. J-M-U will raise the remaining *ten-million dollars.*

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Dress in several layers today, because it is cold out there.
A wind chill advisory is effect.
Steve Pardon has the extended outlook, up next.
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Several fire crews from Roanoke County are on the scene of a blaze right now.
They responded to 4602 Bonsack Drive for a fire at a two story brick home. Interior crews have cleared the top floor and are currently on the first floor.
No word on injuries. We'll have more as it becomes available.

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The New Century Community Church has held services in temporary locations for the last EIGHT YEARS now.
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The congregation packed up their church after each Sunday sermon and hauled it away in a moving truck. Not anymore. Now it has a new church on Melrose Avenue in Northwest Roanoke. Pastor Jay Owens says the city hopes the new church will start a building trend in the area -- that's how they got a city grant to help build.
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((PASTOR JAY OWENS:WE ARE VERY GLAD TO BE A PART OF HELPING THIS AREA OF ROANOKE KIND OF BE A LITTLE BETTER, BE A LITTLE MORE ATTRACTIVE, AND RAISE SOME OF THE VALUES OF THE PROPERTIES AND THE CITY OF ROANOKE HELPED US DO THAT AND OUR UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THEY ARE VERY PLEASED-- THEY'RE VERY PLEASED WITH WHAT WE HAVE DONE HERE.))
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Church members gave up a lot of free time to help plumb and paint the new building. They say there are some loose ends to tie up, but are happy to have a place of their own.
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[55-11AMVET-Food]


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Baskets of food and goodies were handed out by a volunteer group in Roanoke this weekend.
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The *AMVETS Local Post 40* distributes food baskets annually to needy families in the Roanoke valley. This year the group gave out 400 baskets with enough food to feed a family for a couple of weeks. It's not an easy task but the AMVETS volunteers say they are already thinking about next year's food drive.
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((LLOYD CAMBELL:THERE IS MANY MANY HOURS OF VOLUNTEER WORK THAT GOES ON TO GET THIS PROJECT COMPLETED AND WE HOPE THAT WE ARE AROUND NEXT YEAR TO DO IT AGAIN.))
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Before distributing the food, the volunteers must sort through hundreds of applicants and choose the families they believe need the most help. All of the baskets distributed were also delivered to ensure a holiday feast for some needy families in Roanoke.
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[55-11Xmas-Caroling]


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Another group was braving the cold and spreading Christmas cheer in a different way.
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Members of all ages from the East Gate Church of the Nazerene bundled up as they sang to the local neighborhood. Santa was also on hand passing out treats to all the good little boys and girls.
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((GEORGE STEVENSON/SENIOR PASTOR: IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE DO EVERY YEAR, THIS IS ABOUT THE THIRD YEARS AND WE THINK THAT IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO SHARE WHAT WE EXPERIANCE IN OUR HEART, THE JOY THE HAPPINESS OF CHRISTMAS))
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Residents say they enjoy the carolers and believe it's a good way to bring the community togther during this holiday season.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Bitter cold out there with wind chills making it feel well below zero.
Steve Pardon is here with your complete Monday forecast, after the news.
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Crews in Roanoke have a fire under control after nearly an hour on the scene. Several units responded to 4602 Bonsack Drive for a fire at a two story brick home. No word on injuries.




[8-11Roanoke-Fire]


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In Roanoke City, fire investigators are still trying to figure out what caused a blaze at an apartment complex yesterday.
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The fire started in an upstairs bedroom at this apartment on Indian Village Lane in Southeast around 12-thirty. Three people were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, and were released. The fire was contained to the bedroom, and caused about five-thousand dollars in damages.
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For the past EIGHT YEARS, New Century Community Church has held its Sunday service in a temporary location.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The congregation packed up their church after each sermon and hauled it away in a moving truck. Not anymore. Now it has a new church on Melrose Avenue in Northwest Roanoke. Pastor Jay Owens says the city hopes the new church will start a building trend in the area -- that's how they got a city grant to help build.
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[SOT 11:29:29]
[IN Q=We are very glad]

((PASTOR JAY OWENS:WE ARE VERY GLAD TO BE A PART OF HELPING THIS AREA OF ROANOKE KIND OF BE A LITTLE BETTER, BE A LITTLE MORE ATTRACTIVE, AND RAISE SOME OF THE VALUES OF THE PROPERTIES AND THE CITY OF ROANOKE HELPED US DO THAT AND OUR UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THEY ARE VERY PLEASED-- THEY'RE VERY PLEASED WITH WHAT WE HAVE DONE HERE.))
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[OUT Q=what we have done here.]
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Church members gave up a lot of free time to help plumb and paint the new building. They say there are some loose ends to tie up, but are happy to have a place of their own.
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[8-11AMVET-Food]


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A local volunteer group was moving quickly this weekend.
With Christmas fast approaching, they handed out hundreds of food and goodie baskets.
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[VO-NAT]
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The *AMVETS Local Post 40* distributes food baskets annually to needy families in the Roanoke valley. This year the group gave out 400 baskets with enough food to feed a family for a couple of weeks. It's not an easy task but the AMVETS volunteers say they are already thinking about next year's food drive.
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[SOT 00:46:15]
[IN Q=There is many hours]

((LLOYD CAMBELL:THERE IS MANY MANY HOURS OF VOLUNTEER WORK THAT GOES ON TO GET THIS PROJECT COMPLETED AND WE HOPE THAT WE ARE AROUND NEXT YEAR TO DO IT AGAIN.))
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[OUT Q=next year to do it again.]
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Before distributing the food, the volunteers must sort through hundreds of applicants and choose the families they believe need the most help. (------------) All of the baskets distributed were also delivered to ensure a holiday feast for some needy families in Roanoke.