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Melissa Gaona and Multimedia Journalist | August 5, 2011
Hollywood camera crews are filming in Floyd County and it's all for the show "Ax men" on the History Channel. Jason Rutledge, and his son Jagger Rutledge, live in Floyd County and have been horse logging since they can remember. Jason Rutledge says horse logging is a viable and “green” alternative to mechanical skidding. “Beyond the animal power, we're just as modern and maybe even more modern, because we're practicing restorative forestry.”  Using machinery is another option but horse loggers say it's expensive and causes damage to the forestry.
October 4, 2011
The trial for a former bus driver starts up in Floyd County Tuesday morning. Investigators say Jodie Fernandez Perez was selling drugs. Deputies arrested Perez at the Floyd County bus garage last October. They say there's no evidence she sold drugs to children.
Susan Bahorich and reporter | April 8, 2013
It's painstaking work moving 53-hundred pounds or close to 25-tons. Imagine doing it twice. "We're going to lift this caboose and put it on this trailer and we're going to use the crane from Lee-Hi to do that," explains Will Harris owner of North Form Lumber and coordinator of the move. On this morning, the crew plans the delicate dance of moving not one, but two cabooses from the rails of Roanoke to Apple Ridge Farm in Floyd County. The road to get there is windy and steep along Bent Mountain.
Susan Bahorich and reporter | August 20, 2012
It's the talk of the town. The Willis Village Mart on Floyd Highway is home of a 2-million dollar winning lottery ticket. "I think that's wonderful," says Indian Valley resident Steven Phillips. "It's nice that it's finally coming to a Virginia town," agree Willis resident Butch Horne. The 40-million dollar drawing was Saturday night. As of Monday, no one had come forward to claim their portion of the prize. Thanks to something called the Powerplay, the winner doubled the prize taking it from one to 2 million dollars.
Holly Pietrzak and Weekend Anchor/Reporter | December 2, 2011
There are new details in the case of a Floyd County man accused of killing his own 2 year old daughter. Eder Rodriguez-Guzman appeared in juvenile and domestic relations court Friday morning. He's charged with capital murder and assault and battery. It was revealed in court that he's accused of assaulting his wife Carmen Nolazco last Wednesday, the same night deputies were called to his home to find his daughter dead. Investigators won't say how the toddler was killed.
Kimberly McBroom and REPORTER | July 4, 2011
Mabry Mill is one of the most photographed spots in Virginia,and perhaps even the nation. If you are driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway, you will find it at Milepost 176.2 in Floyd County. This postcard view also offers a glimpse into the hard work of millers from more than a century ago. The grist mill is no longer in commercial operation, but it just run during demonstrations. Corn meal sold at Mabry Mill is actually ground elsewhere.   Mabry Mill is a popular destination for families, school groups, and people just exploring the gems on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  While it is a fun, educational spot to visit, it is also free.
Carl Deffenbaugh and WDBJ7 Sports Reporter | January 2, 2013
The annual Chance Harman Classic at Floyd County is always a great showcase of local and prep high school basketball talent. But this year will be better than ever, with the number one player in the nation coming to play in the Buffaloes' gym on Saturday. The Classic is in honor of Chance, the son of Floyd head coach Brian Harman. Chance died at just four years old due to a rare brain tumor. In its sixth year, the Classic has already raised around $100,000 for scholarships and pediatric cancer research.
David Kaplan and WDBJ7 Reporter | February 18, 2013
Emmy, a dog from Floyd County whose leg was amputated due to cancer, gets a new lease on life with acupuncture therapy. Emmy's been through a lot the past few years, so her owners wanted to give her some relief. She got it, with the help of needles. You don't know triumph until you know struggle, and few dogs have struggled like Emmy. Two-and-a-half years ago, doctors found cancer in Emmy's front left leg.  “It was worst case scenario every step of the way,” dog owner Sarah Jones said.
Kimberly McBroom and REPORTER | January 3, 2012
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, because a power line was laying across the road.  It was near Check Elementary School. Appalachian Power managed to put the power pole back up. Electricity to Check Elementary School was out for a while, but it's back on now. Last night, people told News 7 they were stuck in the traffic back-up for hours.  Some people even got out of their cars and walked.
Elizabeth Harrington and Reporter | December 26, 2012
It was business by candlelight at J & J Market in Floyd County Wednesday. Despite having no power, Tony Garbarino continued to ring up customers. "We can work the register as far as cash," says store owner Tony Garbarino, "We can't run any debit or credit cards. " "I'm very glad he's open cause if he wasn't we probably wouldn't be able to make it anywhere else," says customer Christina Myers who stopped in to grab a soda. Many customers are also without power. Appalachian Power reported 3,800 people without electricity Wednesday afternoon.  APCO brought in extra crews from Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, and other parts of Virginia to help out.  They hope to get power fully restored by Thursday night.
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