| Dec 20, 2011
| 4:24 AM
A copper thief is blamed for leaving about 34-hundred Appalachian Power customers in the dark.
Police say they got the call just before 2 o'clock Tuesday morning.
Power was back, less than 3-hours later.
Appalachian Power doesn't think...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:10 AM
Crews have finished fixing a power line that went down in Floyd County after several vehicles were involved in an accident there.
It happened on Route 221, near Bent Mountain Road.
The wreck took down a power pole.
The road wasl closed for a while,...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 5:39 PM
The electricity that's probably keeping your house warm right now will start costing you more very soon.
Tuesday, the State Corporation Commission approved another rate increase for Appalachian Power Company. You may recall, last month the Commission...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 1:53 PM
Appalachian Power will be operating the Claytor Hydroelectric Project on the New River in Pulaski County for the next 30 years.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a 30-year license so Appalachian Power can continue operating the...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 1:47 PM
RICHMOND – As part of his effort to make Virginia the "energy capital of the East Coast," Gov. Bob McDonnell issued his energy policy agenda for the 2012 General Assembly session on Thursday, including money to develop wind energy off the coast, a...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 11:26 AM
Power has been restored to Appalachian Power customers in Montgomery County.
Around 2,500 customers were without power after an electric substation went down in the Price's Fork area around 11:15 a.m. Thursday.
| Oct 4, 2012
| 8:52 AM
A Lynchburg non-profit is making sure kids have healthy food to eat, no matter where they are.
The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is getting ready to start its annual "Back Pack" program.
More than 500 children in the Lynchburg area will get bags of food...
| Oct 16, 2012
The first WDBJ7 Hometown WeatherFest brings more than 20 organizations together in one location on October 20, 2012 for a full day centered around anything and everything associated with the weather.
Weather is the one thing in everyone’s life...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 12:53 PM
A hurricane as big as Sandy is reason enough for concern. But an even bigger concern; how much debris from last summer's fierce wind storm might compound damage from Sandy?
If Hurricane Sandy produces wind even at half the speeds of the June storm,...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 3:57 PM
Power crews from as far away as Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and California will be in our area starting Monday morning to help restore power if they're needed. Some crews may even come from Mexico! If things don’t get too bad, they'll head north....
| Oct 31, 2012
| 7:01 AM
As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, Appalachian Power outages in the WDBJ7 viewing area are down to 377.
Across the state, at least 31,000 utility customers in Virginia remain without electricity as a result of superstorm Sandy.
Dominion Virginia Power says...