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Our newscast begins in just a moment with a LIVE report from the site of a fatal plane crash in the George Washing
ton National Forest.
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And we turn a new page in the future of Volvo's truck plant in Pulaski County where they're making way for about 13-hundred new jobs.
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Tonight in sports, we'll check in with Steve Mason LIVE at the Barbers' autograph signing, Keith Decker is making a move at the State Am,
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and Frank Anzalone, the former Express coach, is about to make a career move.
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Nice to see some rain today but it really blew by fast. Get ready for a scorching holiday weekend. [open]
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At least one person is dead after small plane crashed in a mountainous region of the Shenandoah Valley today.
The 6 or 8-seat Piper Navajo aircraft went down around 2 this afternoon -
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[TAKE MAP FULL SCREEN] in Southwestern Augusta County, near Route 629.
The crash occurred in the George Washington National Forest.
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We have a crew in Augusta County - we will have a live report for you as soon as possible.

[Danville-Manager]


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He was forced to resign yesterday.
Today, he was fired.
And now Danville City Council members are saying WHY they wanted to get rid of the City Manager.
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Marya Jones is in NEWS 7's Danville newsroom with details on the dispute between Danville's City Council and former Ray Griffin, Junior.
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Keith, he had planned to leave with dignity... though the dignity of a forced resignation.
Instead, Ray Griffin got the axe today, as Council voted NOT to accept his resignation.
(Rollcue: to accept his resignation.)
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(( It was the last time in 7 years that Ray Griffin would sit in the City Manager's chair....
A chair that in recent months had become a hot seat... as some Council members experienced growing dissatisfaction with his job performance.
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((PETE CASTIGLIONE/DANVILLE VICE MAYOR: LACK OF OVERSIGHT IN PERSONNEL AREAS. NOT ALWAYS LISTENING TO THE TROOPS AND THE CITY.))
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((RUBY ARCHIE/DANVILLE MAYOR: HE WAS MOVING SO SLOWLY, WE COULDN'T SEE THE PROGRESS, AND THEREFORE WE THOUGHT WE NEEDED TO SEE MORE MOVE A LITTLE BIT FASTER. ))
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Ray Griffin says those complaints were never mentioned to HIM.
He says Council promised he could stay on through the end of the year.
Instead, he had to clear out his office and leave today.
Griffin made the following statement: [TAKE GRIFFIN BITE PRE-PRO] "I fully expected that the terms of the agreement would be honored. I certainly lived up to my side and I expected Council to live up to its side... I'm very disappointed." - Ray Griffin, Jr. [END GRIFFIN BITE PRE-PRO]
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((MAYOR RUBY ARCHIE/DANVILLE MAYOR: WE WERE AFRAID THAT THERE WERE SOME DEPARTMENTS THAT WOULD HAVE KNOWN HE WAS A LAME DUCK AND WOULD HAVE KNOWN HE COULDN'T MAKE SPECIFIC DECISIONS AND WOULD HAVE ABUSED THAT.))
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But not everyone in Council agrees with that.
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((JOHN HAMLIN/DANVILLE CITY COUNCIL: I FELT PERSONALLY THAT WE SHOULD ACCEPT HIS LETTER AS HE WROTE IT.))
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Vice Mayor Pete Castiglione said leaks from private review sessions forced Council to go public with the embarassing details of Griffin's termination.
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((PETE CASTIGLIONE/DANVILLE VICE MAYOR: WE GAVE THE CITY MANAGER ALL THE OPPORTUNITIES HE NEEDED BECAUSE WE CARED ABOUT HIM. AND WHEN THAT WAS COMPROMISED, WE HAD NO OTHER ALTERNATIVE BUT TO GO BACK AND LOOK AT OUR FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBILITY. ))
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What's next for Griffin?
He's says he'll get a similar job in a new city.
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City Council begins the search for his replacement next week.

[Volvo-Trucks]


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A 148- million dollar expansion at the Volvo plant in Pulaski County is being fueled by an increased demand for commercial trucks.
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That's according to company officials at a groundbreaking ceremony today at the Dublin plant.
The expansion is expected to create nearly 13-hundred new jobs over the next several years.
Volvo will be able to off-set some of the cost thanks to the general assembly which approved legislation earlier this year that will allow the company to benefit from a number of tax credits, incentives and grants.
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ONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE STATE.)
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600- new employees have already been hired, though construction won't begin until December.
Once it's complete-- the company expects to produce 50-thousand commercial trucks at the Dublin plant each year.
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"Don't kill me."
Those were among the last words spoken by the Pulaski County high school student shot and killed, earlier this year.
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The man holding the gun was 62- year old Kenneth Whorley.
Whorley told investigators he had the gun out at his house showing it to 17- year old Terry Dunagan and a friend.
According to testimony-- Whorley told police he did NOT know the gun was loaded when he pointed it in Dunagan's direction and pulled the trigger.
The bullet struck Dunagon in the neck.
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(DOUG SCHROEDER/ASSISTANT PROSECUTOR: IT'S A TRAGEDY WHENEVER THE LIFE OF A YOUNG CHILD IS TAKEN NEEDLESSLY, BUT IT'S E

VER MORE SO WHEN THE CHILD'S FUTURE IS SO BRIGHT AND FULL OF PROMISE.)
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After the shooting-- prosecutors say Whorley was more concerned with the blood on his love seat and carpet than in the fact he'd shot someone.
But Whorely's attorneys say the 62- year old tried to save the young girl before rescue crews arrived.
The case has now been forwarded to a grand jury.
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Coming up - 3 paintings, 2 million dollars.
A local museum unveils its latest additions.
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Plus low water levels could mean pricey boat accidents at Smith Mountain Lake.
We'll have a few tips before the upcoming holiday weekend.
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The peace of the Shenandoah Valley mountains was shattered this afternoon when a small plane crashed in George Washington National Forest... killing at least one person. [TAKE MAP FULL SCREEN]
The Piper Navajo aircraft went down around 2 o'clock in the Southwestern part of Augusta County, near Route 629.


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Joy Sutton is at the fire department in the Augusta County community of Deerfield.
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The drought has sucked three feet out of Smith Mountain Lake.
Rocks that are normally underwater jut out sharply -- threatening to destroy a boater's holiday weekend and his wallet.
What's worse are the ones that are hidden... now just beneath the surface.
Tina Tenret shows us some of the danger spots.
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((TOM WIBERG/CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS MARINA: FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND, WE'RE BOOKED AND READY FOR IT.)) [RUNS02]
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Sure, Smith Mountain Lake businesses are chomping at the bit for what is traditionally the BIGGEST money weekend all year.
And boaters are not wasting any time either.
But this year -- what they don't see could hurt them.
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((TOM WIBERG/CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS MARINA: WATCH OUT FOR THE WATER. IF THE WATER LOOKS MUDDY IT'S NOT MUDDY. IT'S SHALLOW.)) [RUNS03]
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The water is so low that just getting out of the dock can be tricky.
You risk scraping your engine on rocks that usually are well underwater.
The damage stings -- at least 150 dollars for each propeller a boater mangles.
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((TOM WIBERG/CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS MARINA: WE TRY TO TELL EM TO STAY 150 FEET TO 200 FEET AWAY FROM THE SHORE. FURTHER AWAY THEY STAY THE LESS DAMAGE THEY'LL HAVE ON THE PROPS.)) [RUNS07]
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Trees and branches stretch out on beaches that didn't even exist a couple months ago.
These shoals are marked, but many are not.
One warning sign -- long brown fingers pointed toward the middle of the lake.
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((WIBERG: PEOPLE WHO DON'T KNOW THIS LAKE AND DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'RE DOING AROUND HERE ARE GOING TO RUN RIGHT ACROSS THIS.)) [RUNS05]
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Of course some people cannot even use their boats.
The water's too low to get them off the lift.
Expensive toys sit idle at the height of the boating season.
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((WIBERG: HOPING AND HOPING IT'S GOING TO RAIN. SEEMS LIKE MOTHER NATURE IS LEAVING THE LAKE WIDE OPEN FOR SUNSHINE.))
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That's something you rarely hear -- a marina man praying for rain just days before a golden weekend.
But here, many echo his wish.
Tina Tenret News7. ))



















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The man looking to unseat Lynchburg state senator Steve Newman says Newman and his fellow Republicans aren't doing enough to ease the tax burden of the average citizen.
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Democrat John Campbell said today the G-O-P is moving too slowly with its effort to reduce the state tax on food sales.
Campbell says there's enough money in the state coffers to ELIMINATE the tax altogether, but Newman has dragged his feet.
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((JOHN CAMPBELL/D- STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: HE HAS SAID THAT HE WANTS TO CUT BACK THE STATE SALES TAX ON FOOD ACCORDING TO THE REPUBLICAN PLAN, BUT EVERY TIME HE'S HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO FASTER ON THIS, HE'S VOTED TO GO SLOWER.))
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Steve Newman today defended his tax- cutting record during his four years in the Senate.
He says the current effort to reduce the food tax is the most fiscally responsible approach.
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This week's rallying on Wall Street continued today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow gained 96 points.
And Nasdaq broke the record it set just yesterday, closing up 20 points.
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Two million dollars worth of new art was unveiled this afternoon at the Art Museum of Western Virginia.
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Just three paintings in all. The largest, priciest and most significant acquisition is "Across the Park," by 19th Century impressionist Childe Hassam. Snapped up by a one million dollar bid at a recent New York auction... some said it might be worth twice that.
"Woodchopper in the Adirondacks" is by one of America's best known artists, Winslow Homer.
A portrait by Irving Ramsey Wiles was the third new work introduced to art patrons today... courtesy of Heywood Fralin and the HORACE Fralin Charitable Trust.
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Coming up tonight in sports, Frank Anzalone may be coming back to the Roanoke valley. We'll hear from State Am golf favorite Keith Decker.
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And Steve Mason will have a LIVE report from the Barbers' autograph session that is going on tonight in Southwest county.
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Former Roanoke Express head coach Frank Anzalone, who spent this past year, as head coach of the Lowell Lochmonsters, will either be returning to the ECHL next year to coach or he may come back to Roanoke to teach.
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Anzalone has talked at length with the Florence, South Carolina based Pee Dee Pride about joining them as a head coach for next season.
He also confirmed to us that last week he contacted the Roanoke City Schools about a possible job in the system as a physical education teacher.
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The All-Stars clinics football camp will wrap up a week's worth of instruction tomorrow as it welcomes the 13 and 14 year old campers.
But tonight the Kroger on route 221 is doing the welcoming. [double box toss to steve]
Steve Mason isn't doing his shoping, but he is keeping an eye on the Barbers' big autograph signing that is winding down at this hour. [steve will ad lib interviews]
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Match play began today at the Virginia State amateur at the Boonsboro Country club.
And Roy Stanley says two time winner Keith Decker won two matches today to advance to the final 8.
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((Decker last won the amateur championship in 1991. He opened match play this morning with a 3 and 1 win over Bryan Jackson.)) ((KEITH DECKER/3 AND 1 WINNER:)) ((Playing with his best friend David Partridge, Decker missed medalist honors by a stroke after two rounds.
His strategy has changed but Partridge says Decker is very hard to beat when it comes to match play.)) ((DAVID PARTRIDGE/WON IN PLAYOFF:)) ((DECKER:)) ((Match play will continue on Friday with the finals scheduled for Saturday.))
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[Almanac]


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The climate numbers are in for June and there are no surprises. Temperatures were about normal but rainfall was way off the mark. Here's Patrick Evans with a peek at the climate normals for July.
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