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Elizabeth Harrington/WDBJ7 Web Staff and WDBJ7 Reporter | January 18, 2013
2:25 p.m. update : There are about Appalachian Power 95,000 customers without power. -------------------------------- Noon update : There are still 107,000 Appalachian Power customers without power in Virginia. Appalachian Power says the outages peaked at 128,000 customers. Click here for Appalachian Power's outage map. The Central Virginia Cooperative has 200 outages remaining, scattered over nine substations. -------------------------------- 9:50 a.m. update : Power is slowly beginning to be restored to Appalachian Power customers.
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David Kaplan and WDBJ7 Reporter | February 15, 2013
It's the time of year when high school seniors have to make that tough decision: What do I do next? For the guidance counselors who advise them, answering that question has gotten a little easier, thanks to the Community College Access Program (CCAP). With this program, high school students who qualify get two years of their education at Virginia Western Community College absolutely free. “We have kids with 4.0's that could get into any college they wanted to go to, but they go to Western,” Franklin County High School Guidance Counselor Barry Whitlow said.
NEWS
Tim Saunders and Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau Chief | June 21, 2013
When you think of personal trainers, people like Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper may come to mind. How about Ben Crosswhite? His name may not be familiar, but he's earning a reputation for helping some of Lynchburg's most well known people slim down. "Since I was younger, I have loved it," Crosswhite said of his chosen career.  "I love the results it brings. " Results are something he's becoming known for.  His clients are dropping pounds, lots of pounds, and they're doing it fast.
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Justin McLeod and Reporter | March 30, 2012
What should you do if you have the golden ticket?  In case you missed, the Mega Millions jackpot now stands at $640 MILLION dollars. The drawing is Friday night.  You can buy tickets until 10:45 P.M. Virginia Lottery Officials says you need to take a deep breath and get your affairs in order. You should hire a financial advisor, an attorney, or tax advisor. The lottery can provide you with a list of people who can help you. But there's something you should do immediately if you win Mega Millions, even before you pick up the phone.
NEWS
Karen Kiley | May 26, 2011
Friday Update: Police describe a bloody scene in a North Carolina hotel room where a Christiansburg grandmother and her five-year-old granddaughter were found Thursday morning. Police are calling it an attempted murder-suicide. The housekeeping staff at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Winston-Salem North Carolina told police they walked into room 412 to find a woman lying on the bed.  Hotel staff believed, at first, the woman was dead.  The five-year-old was also found on the bed and the hotel room covered in "a lot" of blood, police said.
NEWS
Chris Hurst and Anchor/Reporter | July 18, 2011
PART 2 It's something no one has seen in a generation; the old bridge that crossed the Roanoke River, before the river became part of Smith Mountain Lake. But it's getting bleak on the surface of Smith Mountain Lake. The team from the lake's Marine Fire and Rescue has searched for nearly two hours for the old Halesford bridge. “Look, we know it's laying this way,” says chief Jack Gautier, motioning with his hands where he think the bridge lies. “But we don't know if were on top of it or if it's [on the north or south side of marker buoys.]
NEWS
Bethany Tucker and WDBJ7 Associate Producer | February 4, 2012
UPDATE, Sunday 4:41p.m.:     Your Hometown News Leader is learning more about a deadly home invasion just across the state line in North Carolina.     Early Saturday morning, authorities in Reidsville, North Carolina say a man and woman were shot and killed inside their home during a home invasion. They are identified as Douglas and Ladonna French, husband and wife. Their 19-year-old daughter, Whitley, was injured in the incident.     We're learning the young woman told 911 dispatchers she woke up to an attack by a masked man in her bedroom.
NEWS
Jean Jadhon and Tim Saunders and News 7 | April 12, 2011
It's just the kind of news people in Charlotte County hoped to hear. 150 new jobs are coming to the county.  Genesis Products, Incorporated will invest $2.5 million dollars to expand the Appomattox River Manufacturing operation in Charlotte County, according to a press release from Governor Bob McDonnell's office. The project will save 52 jobs and create 150 new jobs. The company manufactures doors, cabinet parts, moldings and wood panels for pre-fabricated homes and recreational vehicles.
SPORTS
WDBJ Web Staff | July 6, 2012
University of Virginia sports will be broadcast on News/Talk 960 WFIR (107.3 FM) in Roanoke, it was announced Friday. Virginia Sports Properties, the media rights holder for UVA athletics, says the station will air the Wahoos' footbal and men's basketball games. WFIR will also broadcast the weekly Cavalier Coaches shows. “We are delighted for WFIR at 960 AM and 107.3 FM to be the home of Cavaliers football and basketball in the Roanoke Valley,” Leonard Wheeler, president of Wheeler Broadcasting, wrote in a news release.
NEWS
Web staff | January 14, 2013
Two people were hurt in an accident Monday afternoon on Route 220 in Botetourt County. According to Virginia State Police, a 1998 Honda Civic was headed west on Gravel Hill toward Route 220 when the Civic pulled out in front of a Chevrolet Avalanche. The collision caused the Avalanche to flip and hit a tree. Two people inside the Avalanche, 60-year-old Barry Chittum and 61-year-old Elta Chittum, were hurt and taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. They were both wearing seat belts.
NEWS
Justin McLeod and WDBJ7 Reporter | July 12, 2012
An ex-porn star is starting her life over on a local rescue squad. It's generating plenty of controversy, but county leaders aren't happy about it and can't do much about it. Harmony Rose is a volunteer at the Cave Spring Rescue Squad. The 29-year-old apparently left the porn industry within the last two years and is now an EMT with the Cave Spring Rescue Squad. A source tells WDBJ7 she passed a criminal background check and has been working at the squad for the last several months.
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Elizabeth Harrington and Reporter | December 27, 2012
After Christmas, many people have overflowing trash cans.  But that garbarge may have have to sit a couple days. Roanoke County is asking residents to have patience because bad weather has put trash collection behind. Tim Burford has worked for Roanoke County for more than 30 years. On Thursday he was playing catch up. "I'll have this Tuesday's route wrapped up in probably about another hour so then I'll start on Wednesday's route," says Burford. The wind and ice on Wednesday brought trash collection to a halt because of safety.
NEWS
January 7, 2007
Earnhardt Sundrop Cake - recipe from Betty McCroskey Ingredients: 8 oz. Sundrop soft drink 2 sticks of butter 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 3 cups of sugar 5 eggs 3 cups of plain flour 1 tsp lemon extract or juice 1 tsp vanilla extract Icing: ...
NEWS
Susan Bahorich and reporter | July 13, 2010
It is a case that started 7-months ago when a couple in their 80s was tied up and robbed in their Botetourt County home. Police in Roanoke served a warrant on Warren Lemons yesterday. He- along with Kevin Ferguson, George Fitzgerald and Dejuan Lemons are all charged in the December incident. Police released a mugshot of Warren Lemons Tuesday. But, we first met him more than 20-years ago when he was a witness in a murder case.  Lemons was just a junior at William Fleming when his testimony fell apart on the witness stand.
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