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WDBJ7 Web Staff | October 31, 2012
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 about 20,000 customers in northern Virginia were without power Wednesday. The utility says it expects to have power restored to nearly all customers by Thursday night except in sections where flooding or severe damage occurred. ------------------------------------ As of 12:25 p.m. Tuesday, there were 7,380 Appalachian Power customers in the WDBJ7 viewing area still without power.
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WDBJ Web Staff | October 12, 2012
An ice cream maker in Ohio is recalling some of its peanut butter-flavored products. They made have been contaiminated with salmonella. Velvet Ice Cream thinks it may have bought some contaminated peanut products from Sunland Incorporated. The recalled products are sold at small stores in several states, including Virginia and West Virginia. They include the Peanut Butter Cup, Supreme Peanut Butter Cup and Buckeye Classic.
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Joe Dashiell and Reporter | September 25, 2012
The scene required a special touch, skipping stones across the Greenbrier River. While actress Ashley Jones took aim, a member of the crew, just off camera, fired away. "We've got it figured out," J. T. Arbogast joked. "Movie magic. We've got it figured out. "     Arbogast has been plugging away on Angel's Perch for more than two years, writing the script, raising money through the website Kickstarter, producing with his wife Kim Dilts. A scenic corner of West Virginia, and a serious look at Alzheimer's Disease come together in the independent film.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | September 20, 2012
WVNS Television reports that Richard Henry Ames, III was taken into custody around 1:00 p.m. Roanoke police say Ames is charged with robbing a Sun Trust bank branch Tuesday.  He is also charged with a probation violation. ------------------ U.S. Marshals are teaming up with state troopers in West Virginia to track down a man wanted for a bank robbery in Roanoke. According to WVNS Richard Ames is on the run in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Investigators believe he robbed a SunTrust bank in Roanoke on Tuesday afternoon.
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Joe Dashiell and Reporter | August 13, 2012
A fiddle player from West Virginia took top honors this year at the Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax. Jake Krack was named best all-around performer when the fiddlers convention wrapped up Saturday night.   Mandolin players were in the spotlight on Tuesday, as they attempted to break a Guiness world record for the largest mandolin ensemble. Hundreds of mandolin pickers gave way to thousands of bluegrass and old time music fans later in the week.   The group Narrow Road from Mt. Airy, North Carolina won the bluegrass band competition.
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Joe Dashiell and Reporter | August 5, 2012
The historic town of Cass, West Virginia is the setting for an independent movie that begins shooting in September.   We first told you about "Angel's Perch" more than a year ago, when filmmakers J.T. Arbogast and Kim Dilts were scouting locations and raising money on the Kickstarter website. Arbogast spent his summers and holidays in Cass when he was growing up, and the script draws from his grandmother's struggle withAlzheimer's Disease. Despite the difficulty of fundraising in a challenging economy, the filmakers decided to forge ahead.   "This is the leap of faith we thought we took a year and a half ago," Arbogast said in an an internet interview from Pennsylvania.
SPORTS
WDBJ7 Sports Staff | July 30, 2012
As Liberty University attempts its program move to college football's highest division, the Flames announced Monday that they have picked up more Football Bowl Subdivision opponents on their future schedule. As WDBJ7 reported last week, Liberty will make a trip to Blacksburg in 2016 to take on Virginia Tech. In 2015, Liberty University will travel to Morgantown, WV, and play at West Virginia. Next season, Liberty University will play Kent State. Liberty also played Kent State in 2004 when it lost 38-10.
NEWS
July 24, 2012
A Virginia man charged in the slaying of a mayor in West Virginia has waived extradition. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports that 26-year-old Earl Click of Grundy also waived his right to an attorney during a hearing Monday in Buchanan County General District Court. Click and his sister, 31-year-old Rebecca Lynn Hatcher of War, W.Va., are both charged with first-degree murder in the death of Hatcher's father-in-law, War Mayor Tom Hatcher. War city employees found the mayor's body in his home on July 17. Police say about $1,100 was taken from the residence.
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July 6, 2012
The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia is offering relief to storm vicims. The resort is setting up relief aid centers in three Greenbrier County towns. One center will be at the football field in Alderson, the firehouse, across the street from the cemetery in Renick, and at City Hall in Rainelle. They'll open Saturday from Noon and until 8:00 p.m. You can get bags of ice, bottled water, and volunteers will serve lunch and dinner.
SPORTS
Travis Wells | July 3, 2012
Tiger Woods will tee it up in his first Greenbrier Classic later this week.  He admits there's an element of novelty to the tournament for him.  With a victory in West Virginia, Tiger would have wins in 17 different states. “It's exciting,” Woods said Tuesday during a news conference Tuesday at the Greenbrier. “It's exciting to go to other places in the world that I've never been.  I've traveled all around the world but I've never been to West Virginia, so this is new to me.  It's exciting because I've been fortunate to have gone to a lot of states and a lot of different countries in my 17 years out here and this is new, so not too many times you get to say it's new in the United States, but this is new for me.” Former Hokie Brendon de Jonge actually played with Tiger in the final round at Congressional on Sunday, and while he didn't get the result he was looking for, he has had success here at the Greenbrier with top five finishes in each of the last two years.
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