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National GuardROANOKE, Va. (AP) _ Two sites in the Roanoke area are being considered by the Virginia Army National Guard for a readiness center. The Guard tells media outlets that it hopes to make a decision in January. The sites’ locations weren’t disclosed. Guard officials hope to modify an existing facility instead of building a new one. Brig. Gen. Timothy Williams, the state’s adjutant general, says an existing facility would allow the Guard to move into the area sooner. The Guard hasn’t had a fixed presence in the area since 2009, when it left the Roanoke Armory.