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7Hurrican-Update

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Virginians along the coast are bracing for the arrival of a weakening Hurricane Bertha.
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The storm's maximum sustained winds are down to 80 miles an hour and it has been down-graded to a category one.
But Bertha still threatens to dump substantial rain and cause flooding along the coast.
Governor Allen has declared a state of emergency as a precaution - so far, no shelters have been opened and no evacuations have been ordered.
Forecasters expect Bertha's center to come ashore in South Carolina around noon, somewhere between Charleston and Myrtle Beach.
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We will have a live report from Virginia Beach on News 7 at Noon.


7Train-Ax


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And a Central Virginia man's feet were severed this morning in a train accident in Campbell County.
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It happened shortly after 3 o'clock on Route 680 near Rustburg.
State police say 22-year-old Lewis E. Noel Junior of Madison Heights was apparently was sitting on the railroad tracks when he was struck by a northbound Norfolk Southern train. Rescue crews say the train's wheels severed Noel's feet.
He suffered other minor injuries and was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital.
He's listed in stable condition.
Police say Noel had been drinking just before the accident.
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7Kingdom-Hall


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A church in Halifax County has been vandalized.
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The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses near Halifax was vandalized sometime Wednesday night.
Members discovered several thousand dollars in damages yesterday.
The Halifax County congregation is counting its blessings, though, in light of the recent rash of church fires in the South.
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((STALEY BRANDON/KINGDOM HALL CHURCH ELDER: THAT WAS THE FIRST THING THAT CAME TO OUR MIND. HOW FORTUNATE WE WERE THAT THIS GUY OR PERSON DID NOT, YOU KNOW, SET THE KINGDOM HALL ON FIRE, BECAUSE OF ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON. FORTUNATELY, IT WASN'T A YOU KNOW, SITUATION WHERE WE WOULD HAVE LOST EVERYTHING. ))
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27- year old Kevin Ray Davis of Gladys has been charged with felony breaking and entering of a church and felony vandalism.
Members told authorities Davis was at the hall Wednesday night causing trouble.
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7Straight-Street


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The former Straight Street teen center in Christiansburg is reopening.
Along with it comes a new location and a new name - and it won't be just for teens.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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(( For more than five years hundreds of teenagers flocked to Straight Street for fun and fellowship in a Christian atmosphere.
But financial difficulties and problems with the landlord forced the center to close last Winter.
Now it's bouncing back and aiming to reach a larger audience in a new facility, a former body shop it purchased on Radford Road.
Instead of Straight Street, the non-profit center will be called the 180 Club, with offerings for teens, young adults, even families.
Even though the center is far from ready, the public is invited to check it out at a party this weekend.
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((BOB ANDERSON/180 CLUB DIRECTOR: PRIMARILY BEING IN THIS BUILDING IS TO SHOWCASE THE BUILDING AND SAY HELP, WE NEED SOME HELP OUT HERE TO GET IT FIXED UP FOR THE KIDS. ))
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Anderson plans to transform this space into an arcade room and snack area.
He's looking for donated computers for an after-school homework lab.
The main room will offer roller-blading, basketball, live music and dancing.
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((WE'RE JUST GONNA HAVE FUN AND INSTRUCT THE KIDS HOW TO HAVE FUN IN A NICE CLEAN WAY. ))
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((SHAWNA GALLI-REESE: IT'S A CHRISTIAN ACTIVITY THING FOR TEENS. I MEAN, IT'S SOMEWHERE TO GO WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE ANYPLACE TO GO, AND IT'S A GOOD HANGOUT PLACE.))
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((RYAN REEVES: THIS IS DEFINITELY A BIGGER PLACE. BE ABLE TO GET OUT HERE AND BE ATHLETIC BY DOING THE ROLLERBLADING AND BASKETBALL. WE DIDN'T HAVE THAT OPTION AT THE OTHER STRAIGHT STREET.))
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The party Saturday night gets under way here with an open house from six to seven. Later, the popular Christian rock band Reality Check will take the stage until 11. Tracy Altizer, News 7 Christiansburg.))

7Weather


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Turning to the forecast -
Today will be rainy with highs in the upper 70s.
Clouds tonight with showers.
Lows will be in the upper 60s.
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55Hurrican-Update


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Coastal Virginians are preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Bertha.
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The storm's maximum sustained winds are down to 80 miles an hour and it has
been down-graded to a category one---

but Bertha still threatens to dump substantial rain and cause flooding along the coast.
Governor Allen has declared a state of emergency as a precaution - so far, no shelters have been opened and no evacuations have been ordered.
Forecasters expect Bertha's center to come ashore in South Carolina around noon, somewhere between Charleston and Myrtle Beach.
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We will have a live report from Virginia Beach on News 7 at Noon.


55Beard


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An appeal for a new trial has been denied to man who was sent to prison for the 19-80 Rainbow murders.
A judge has ruled that investigators did not violate their agreement with Jacob Beard.
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Beard was convicted of first degree murder and given two life sentences.
He claimed he was granted immunity from prosecution, but Judge Charles Lobban ruled that the agreement extended only to statements about a third death Beard claimed to have witnessed.
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Nancy Santomero of Huntington, New York, and Vicki Durian of Wellman, Iowa, were hitchhiking to a gathering of the Rainbow Family when they were shot near Droop Mountain.

55Optical-Cable


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A Roanoke County company is expanding in a big way.
Optical cable has announced plans to double its facility and triple its work force.
And company president Bob Kopstein (KAHP-steen) says that's just for starters.
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A ground- breaking ceremony was held yesterday for its new addition... which will "mirror" the existing building at ValleyPointe Corporate Park.
Construction should be complete in a few months, and more expansion seems likely.
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((BOB KOPSTEIN/OPTICAL CABLE PRESIDENT: WHEN WE'RE ALL SAID AND DONE, IT WILL BE FOUR TIMES THE SIZE THAT WE ARE RIGHT NOW. THAT REALLY MEANS THAT OVER A PERIOD OF YEARS THAT WE COULD HAVE AS MANY AS A THOUSAND PEOPLE HERE ON THIS ENTIRE SITE.))
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It's been a tremendous year so far for Optical Cable.
The company went public in April.
And stock prices peaked at 134- dollars a share.
Then, last month the company made a 13- million- dollar sale to a Japanese buyer.
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55Kool-Gang


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A band that has a rocking in the mid 80's is making a come back-- much to the delight of faithful fans.
Kool and the Gang brought its latest tour to Salem last night.
Jay Moore has the highlights.
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(( You'd think after eight years the group would be a little rusty.
But that wasn't the case.
Kool & The Gang opened up at Memorial Stadium with the same enthusiasm and energy they showed in the 80s. ((J.T. TAYLOR/KOOL & THE GANG: WE HAVE TO BE CONSCIENTIOUS OF THE FACT THAT THINGS ARE A LITTLE DIFFERENT OUT THERE. JUST PUT US ON THE STAGE. WE'LL SHOW YA. ))
And show the crowd they did.
With nearly a sold- out crowd of more than 5- thousand, members of Kool and The Gang say they're proud to be the first band to play at the stadium. ((TAYLOR: WE SEEM TO BE MAKING HISTORY EVERYWHERE WE'VE GONE THROUGHOUT OUR WHOLE CAREER. THAT'S GOOD TO KNOW THIS IS THE FIRST CONCERT IN SALEM [MEMORIAL STADIUM]. I HOPE IT WON'T THE LAST. IT'S AREAS LIKE THESE THAT BRING IN THE TALENT.))
Kool & The Gang will continue their World Tour through January. In Salem, Jay Moore, News 7.))

55Weather


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Turning to the forecast -
Today will be rainy with highs in the upper 70s.
Clouds tonight with showers.
Lows will be in the upper 60s.
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8Hurrican-Update


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Hurricane Bertha gaining strength again as it heads for the Carolinas and Virginia.
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The storm's maximum sustained winds are now close to 90 miles an hour.
Bertha continues to threaten substantial rain and flooding along the coast.
Governor Allen has declared a state of emergency as a precaution - but so far, no shelters have been opened and no evacuations have been ordered.
Forecasters expect Bertha's center to come ashore in South Carolina around noon, somewhere between Charleston and Myrtle Beach.
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We will have a live report from Virginia Beach on News 7 at Noon.


8Train-Ax


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A central Virginia man's feet were cut off in a train accident in Campbell County early this morning.
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State police say it happened at about 3:15 on Route 680 near Rustburg.
State police say 22-year-old Lewis E. Noel Junior of Madison Heights was apparently sitting on the railroad tracks when he was struck by a northbound Norfolk Southern train. Rescue crews say the train's wheels severed Noel's feet.
He suffered other minor injuries and was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital.
He's listed in stable condition.
Police say Noel had been drinking just before the accident.
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8VMI


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V-M-I's Board of Visitors is gathering in Lexington this weekend to discuss the school's options, in light of the Supreme Court ruling ordering the all-male school to admit women.
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The state-supported school is considering whether it's feasible to take the school private rather than go co-ed.
The 17-member board isn't expected to adopt a final plan until September.
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8Legacy-Camp


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Students, many who have come from foreign countries, are in Bedford County this week learning to be global citizens.
It's a special summer camp that allows participants to share hardship and learn how to resolve conflict.
Intern reporter Stacey Martin tells us more.
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(( These teens have traveled the world to get to this camp.
They've come to escape hardships at home--like poverty and hunger and for some even war. ((MERSIHA AVDIC/SARAJEVO, BOSNIA; I WAS TOUCHING THE PARTS OF MY BODY BECAUSE I JUST COULDN'T BELIEVE THAT I MADE IT, THAT I LIVED THREE AND A HALF YEARS UNDER SUCH HORRIBLE CONDITIONS AND I LEFT IT UNTOUCHED.))
Here Mersiha's found a global village of her peers--with 50 other teens from countries like Cuba, India and China.
The camp is called Legacy International-- and it's a healing camp.
The teens share personal experiences of war and peace-- and try to bridge the cultural gap left behind by previous generations.
There are classes in conflict resolution and leadership.
Campers are also hoping to dispel stereotypes and cultural myths ((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING; DIVERSITY AND MULTICULTURAL TRAINING HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR A WHILE AND SO HAS THE EVERYDAY VIOLENCE BUT OFFICIALS HERE SAY THERE'S STILL A PURPOSE TO THEIR MESSAGE.)) ((MARY HELMIG/DIRECTOR OF SUMMER PROGRAMS; IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THEM TO UNDERSTAND THAT THEY'RE OTHER PEOPLE. THEY'RE OTHER COUNTRIES THAT ARE GOING THROUGH THINGS AT ANOTHER RATE THAT MAYBE THE U-S IS GOING THROUGH AND HOW CAN WE HELP THEM?))
Legacy has been around since 1979.
It's the brain child of a '60s revisionist who never forgot the mission of those turbulent years.
The camp runs twice a summer for three weeks at a time and teens don't have to be from a foreign country to attend.
But counselors say they do have to be open to change.
Stacey Martin, News 7, Bedford.))

8Weather


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