| Apr 21, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Former UCF wide receiver Mike Sims-Walker told followers on Twitter he regretted missing the Knights' spring game, so he made up for it with a pregame speech during the UCF baseball game at North Florida in Jacksonville Tuesday night. Sims-Walker helped...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 1:16 PM
Appalachian Power is paying Virginia's Forestry Department $41,679.78 to cut down hundreds of trees for two electrical transmission lines.
The project will impact about 82 acres of forestland in Roanoke (48 acres) and Botetourt Counties (34 acres). ...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 7:27 AM
Appalachian Power today asked to increase the base rate charged to customers. The utility filed a rate review and increase request with the State Corporation Commission for an overall increase of 9.6% that would take effect early in 2012.
| Mar 31, 2011
| 8:18 AM
Appalachian Power executives took their case for rate increases to Western Virginia lawmakers Thursday morning. The company filed requests Thursday to raise rates by about 9.6%.
Company executives met with senators and delegates in Wytheville. Lawmakers...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 1:36 PM
Appalachian Power's new president is making the rounds in Virginia, talking with community and government leaders.
Charles Patton's message is: APCO needs to do a better job explaining fluctuations in electric rates. Though APCO's rates are below...
| Jan 14, 2011
| 12:27 PM
It's going to be a long cold night even more so for thousand in Giles County. The electricity is off for customers in Rich Creek, Narrows and Glade after a transformer failed this afternoon. The outage affects about 1,800 customers in Giles County and...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 6:54 PM
Efforts to change the way Virginia regulates electricity rates hit a road block tonight in a General Assembly committee. The panel refused to endorse legislation proposed by Martinsville Delegate Ward Armstrong and Henry Co. Senator Roscoe Reynolds....
| Jan 25, 2011
| 6:35 PM
A House of Delegates subcommittee has killed legislation prompted by concern over rising power bills.
Martinsville Delegate Ward Armstrong introduced the measures. He wants to change the way Virginia regulates Appalachian Power and other utilities,...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 12:27 PM
A power struggle of sorts is going on in one South Roanoke neighborhood. It's known as Jefferson Hills, located behind Virginia Western Community College.
Appalachian Power plans to replace existing power poles with ones that are five feet taller...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 8:07 AM
The Appalachian Power Visitor Center, above Smith Mountain Dam, has reopened.
It was closed for about a month so exhibits could be updated. Regular maintenance needs of the facility were also taken care.
Now, the center better presents the history of...