| Aug 29, 2011
| 10:13 AM
Southwest Virginia is helping its friends to the east. Several relief organizations are currently stationed in the Richmond and Norfolk areas to help with the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.
The Southwest Virginia chapter of the American Red Cross has...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 10:38 AM
Officials representing four top donors to Gov. Bob McDonnell's upcoming energy conference are among a select group of speakers guaranteed an audience before a group of southern lawmakers, government officials and business...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 3:12 PM
With a week to go until Election Day, the truthfullness of a campaign commercial is fueling the debate in at least one local race. The Republican Party of Virginia has asked local television stations to pull the advertisements.
At issue is Democrat Ward...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 10:04 AM
The Smith Mountain Project Visitors Center is open again.
A dedication ceremony was held today for the re-opening.
The visitors center was closed for a few months for renovations.
It’s being renamed for Joseph Vipperman.
Vipperman was the...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 8:16 AM
Power crews from the South are heading North and some are stopping in Roanoke along the way.
More than fifteen trucks have stopped in Roanoke on their way from Alabama to New Jersey. That's where more than one million customers are without power after...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 12:09 PM
Democratic Delegate Ward Armstrong maintained his focus on electric rates Wednesday afternoon during a news conference outside the Roanoke headquarters of Appalachian Power. Speaking to reporters, Armstrong continued his criticism of the electric...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 7:49 PM
Appalachian Power Company is getting the green light for a small rate increase.
Customers can expect to pay about one-half of a percent more for electricity beginning in February.
For example, a bill that runs about $100 will go up nearly 50 cents....
| Nov 7, 2011
| 8:21 AM
Appalachian Power is weighing in on the 9th District House of Delegates race between Democrat Ward Armstrong and Republican Charles Poindexter.
In a letter to shareholders who live in the 9th district, Appalachian President Charles Patton said "there...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 2:31 PM
Some people who live along Smith Mountain Lake are in a fight with the federal government.
Residents of one condo community in Franklin County say they're being forced to follow an unfair rule.
With the help of a local lawmaker, they're preparing to...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 2:15 PM
The water in Claytor Lake is getting lower, temporarily.
Appalachian Power is lowering the water level at the Claytor Lake hydroelectric facility, to allow for shoreline maintenance.
The drawdown started Wednesday and the water will go down by a foot...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 8:07 AM
If you had the television on recently it was hard to miss all of those political advertisements. The election may be over, but the power company isn't forgetting the ads that slammed electric rates. Now Appalachian Power is taking to the airwaves with...