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With Virginia’s general deer hunting season set to begin next month, state game officials want hunters to help efforts to prevent the spread of a disease that they say is a serious threat to the deer herd. Chronic Wasting Disease isn’t pretty; it attacks a deer’s neurological system, progressively affecting physical abilities and behavior. In recent years, CWD has been detected in some northwest Virginia Counties in the Winchester area. WFIR’s Evan Jones has more:

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Click here for full Chronic Wasting Disease from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Today’s date, 10-24, is also “10-2-4” – the three numbers on that iconic Dr. Pepper sign in downtown Roanoke, and the times of day an old marketing campaign said you should drink the beverage for good health. Roanoke has a long history with the soft drink and today they celebrated “Dr. Pepper Day” in the City Market Square with live music and giveaways. Waynette Anderson operates Dr. Pepper Park near the Walnut Street Bridge; this is the fourth time she has staged “Dr. Pepper Day” on October 24th – or 10-2-4.

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