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Botetourt County customers without power, fire department fighting flash floods

Most of the outages are concentrated in the Daleville and Troutville areas. The outage near Troutville, affecting 609 customers, was caused by a damaged distribution line. Appalachian Power spokesperson Teresa Hamilton Hall said crews were still working to determine the cause of each outage.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-05-22 23:49:00

Volunteers Needed At Salvation Army Thrift Store - The Virginian Review

The Salvation Army is seeking volunteers to assist in its Family Thrift Store, 149 N. Maple, in Covington.

THEVIRGINIANREVIEW.COM - 2018-05-22 06:23:00

More than 1,400 without power in Botetourt County

BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va.- Four outages have left more than 1,400 Appalachian Power customers without power, according to the power company.

WSLS - 2018-05-22 23:39:29

Police: Investigation underway after shooting involving a child in Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) -- Roanoke City Police said an investigation is underway after an accidental shooting involving a child.Police said officers were called to Melrose Avenue near Bennett Drive around 12 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 for the report of a shooting.This is a breaking news story, check back for

WSET - 2018-05-22 13:30:59

Moore's Record Jump Highlights Championship Day For Cougars - The Virginian Review

K.J. Moore broke a 41-year- old school record Saturday.And that was just the start to his big day.Moore won five individual events and anchored a 4 x 100 meter relay victory, leading Covington to the Pioneer District boys championship on Charles Hammond Track at Burton Field.Twelve different Cougars

THEVIRGINIANREVIEW.COM - 2018-05-22 20:54:00

Crews on-scene of a multi-vehicle accident on I-581

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) --Emergency crews are on-scene of a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 581.According to VDOT, the accident occurred at the 4.5 mile marker in Roanoke County. At this time, the North right shoulder is closed. Motorists should expect delays.Stay with WDBJ7 for more update

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-05-22 17:58:00

Site of shooting gets new life as Community Solutions Center

ROANOKE, Va.- Wednesday marks the grand opening for a new community and resource center in the Melrose neighborhood of Roanoke. It’s a project that’s been put together by Feeding America Southwest Virginia, the Food Lion Feeds program and Roanoke City Police.

WSLS - 2018-05-23 09:52:20

Flooding causing impassable roads and structural damage in Troutville

Officials say 220 Northbound at Ashley Way in Troutville is flooded and impassable. They say some drivers tried to get through the high waters, but managed to get stuck. At this time, that part of Route 220 is blocked.

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-05-22 20:06:00

Bedford County Fire and Rescue save injured hiker on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Bedford County Fire and Rescue say they were flagged down to save an injured hiker on the James River Sunday.According to the rescue crews Twitter post, units were on the river and had to use lowering equipment to get to the hiker.The medics helped the hiker, and sent them to the hospital.No word on


City School Board To Hold Closed Session - The Virginian Review

The called meeting will be a closed session, Code of Virginia, 2.2-3711 (A)(1) Personnel — Personnel Recommendations for 2018-2019.


Ingevity Corporation Expands Covington, Virginia, Activated Carbon Plant - Area Development

A company that provides specialty chemicals and high-performance carbon materials and technologies, Ingevity Corporation will expand its carbon activation capacity at its Covington,


Two charged after man shoots juvenile in self-defense during motorcycle sale gone wrong, police say

Officers spoke with a 47-year-old Blue Ridge man who told them that he had made arrangements online to meet with 20-year-old Rodnicka Richardson, of Roanoke, to sell a motorcycle.


Salvation Army Now Accepting Applications For Youth Camps - The Virginian Review

There are 20 openings for the 2018 summer season. The venue for the camps is Camp Happyland, 21457 Happyland Drive in Richardsville, with travel to and from camp provided by The Salvation Army.


Robert E. Lee Chapel changes recommended at Washington and Lee university

LEXINGTON, Va. — A commission impaneled at Washington and Lee University after deadly protests by white nationalists last year in nearby Charlottesville is recommending multiple changes at the university.The changes include converting historic Lee Chapel to a museum and changing official references


WOYM: No need to call ghost busters just yet for old Salem mansion

The 85-year old Doss, an active Legion member and leader for 50 years, said he read with great interest that the joint was haunted.


New tiny bar and renovations revealed at Fork in the Market

Last week, margaritas and two specialty vodkas were on tap. The side bar connects to the main Fork in the Market restaurant, which has finished its renovations, creating more space in the popular late-night spot.


Two rescued in Bedford County after pickup truck stalls in rising water

According to the Bedford County Special Operations Command, two people were rescued after their pickup truck got stuck in rising water.It happened on Foster Road in the Montvale area of Bedford County, according to the SOC.The SOC says crews performed a shallow water crossing to bring the two people


Roanoke police investigating reported shooting on Salem Avenue

ROANOKE, Va.- Police are investigating a possible shooting in Roanoke Friday evening.Roanoke dispatch received the call about 6:30 p.m. about a person with a reported gunshot wound in the 1300 block of Salem Avenue SW.Stay with us for more on this breaking story.Copyright 2018 by WSLS 10 - All right


Safari Park Welcomes Baby Rhino - The Virginian Review

NATURAL BRIDGE — The Virginia Safari Park, a ZAA (Zoological Association of America) accredited facility, welcomed its third baby southern white rhinoceros March 13.


Postseason Time For Soggy High School Spring Sports - The Virginian Review

“This has been the roughest year ever for spring sports,” said Craig County athletic director Carrie Hutton. “I wish I had a giant sponge just to soak up all the water that has been on the fields. I hate it for the coaches and parents, but most of all for the seniors since it’s their last year to pl