| Dec 27, 2012
| 1:22 PM
The owner of a house on Copper Hill Road in Floyd County says it's not as bad as it looks. On Thursday morning, a 90-year-old tree, weighed down by ice, snapped and fell on John Wilson's house.
He was inside when it happened.
"Just beforehand we heard...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 7:24 PM
Imagine getting billed twice for the electricity you use for your home. One Rocky Mount woman told your Hometown News Leader that's exactly what happened to her.
In this tight economy, many struggle to pay the bills. Susan Johnson is no different. She...
| May 21, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Power has been restored to a South Roanoke neighborhood.
It was caused by a tree limb on a line.
Power was out to about 1,500 Appalachian Power customers for about a half-hour.
2:15 p.m.: A power outage is affecting a...
| May 7, 2013
| 7:19 AM
Bisset Park in Radford is now closed.
8:32 a.m. Tuesday: Appalachian Power opened the Claytor Lake Dam on Monday night because of heavy rain in the New River Valley, according to a news release from the City of Radford....
| Apr 29, 2013
| 9:22 AM
August hearings are set on two proposed rate increases sought by Appalachian Power.
The State Corporation Commission said Monday that it will hold a hearing Aug. 28 on the utility's request to recover more than $11 million in costs associated with its...
| May 1, 2013
| 12:08 PM
The 16th Anniversary of the Appalachian Power Smith Mountain Lake Triathlon will take place on Saturday, May 4 at Smith Mountain Lake State Park.
The event will start at 9:00 a.m. at Smith Mountain Lake State Park in Huddleston, VA.
| May 2, 2013
| 10:22 AM
Appalachian Power and a sister company are asking state regulators to approve a $237 million upgrade in Botetourt County.
The utility and AEP Appalachian Transmission Company filed a joint request Thursday with the Virginia State Corporation...
| May 6, 2013
| 2:13 PM
A downed power line is causing traffic headaches in downtown Roanoke.
The downed line is at Williamson Road and Fleming Avenue.
A stretch of six to eight blocks along that road is without power. Traffic lights are not working in that area either....
| Mar 29, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Appalachian Power is filing for rate changes that may increase electricity costs for homeowners in Virginia by about 1.5 percent as early as next year if approved.
The company reportedly filed for the rate changes on Friday in order to address...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 8:33 PM
If you're an Appalachian Power customer, your bill is going to be changing in April.
If you use a thousand kilowatt-hours a month, your rate right now is a little more than 11 dollars per unit.
Surcharges are expiring and an average rate will drop about...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 2:54 PM
Has the mild weather made a difference in your heating bills? Appalachian Power and Roanoke Gas say many of their customers are benefitting from the warmer temperatures this winter.
Friends Kristen Whitaker and April Johnson say they're still...