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  • President's climate change proposal brings strong reaction in southwestern Virginia

    President's climate change proposal brings strong reaction in southwestern Virginia
    President Obama is calling for bold action on climate change. Tuesday, he outlined a plan that includes tougher restrictions on existing coal-fired power plants.
  • Coca-Cola bottler expands distribution center in Roanoke County

    Coca-Cola bottler expands distribution center in Roanoke County
    The Coca-Cola bottling company that serves southwestern Virginia celebrated a 36,000 square foot expansion with a ribbon cutting Tuesday morning in Roanoke County. Executives from Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated joined local leaders at the Roanoke...

    Lyme disease is most common during early summer months

    Lyme disease is most common during early summer months
    Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness caused by infection with the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi.  Most cases occur during late spring and early summer. Signs of lyme disease are similar in both people and pets. Within days to weeks following an...

    UPDATED: Appalachian Power: Electricity restored to 98 percent of coverage area

    UPDATED: Appalachian Power: Electricity restored to 98 percent of coverage area
    Appalachian Power is still on track to complete service restoration by late Monday night.  In its 11:45 a.m. update, Appalachian said crews are focusing on the remaining 400 or so outages in Southwest Roanoke County. --------------- Appalachian...

    UPDATED: Appalachian Power, other utilities working to restore power to thousands after storm

    UPDATED: Appalachian Power, other utilities working to restore power to thousands after storm
    Power is slowly being restored after Thursday's severe thunderstorms. Here's a roundup as of approximately 5:00 p.m. on Friday:   - Appalachian Power reports more than 40,300  customers are without power. The company says it has 2,200 crew members...