Weather woes close schools

Snow on the ground, accented by temperatures in the teens and more than 500 Appalachian Power Customers still without power, Floyd County again felt the sting of winter overnight Wednesday and early Thursday. With strong winds easing only a little, the area faced a high wind and freezing wind chill advisory in effect until noon […]

Winds kill power

Hard, driving winds gusting to 60-65 miles per hour are causing power outages throughout the region with  more than 7,000 Appalachian Power Virginia customers in the dark at 10:00 p.m. The outages included 751 customers in Floyd County  as well as the surrounding counties of Roanoke, Franklin and Montgomery along with Henry and Bedford. An […]

The AEP rate suspension scam

If you buy into the propaganda surrounding the new law suspending Appalachian Election Power’s (AEP) latest rate increase then your momma failed to drown the dumb ones. The bill, signed into law by Gov. Bob McDonnell with lots of fanfare Wednesday, suspends AEP’s latest highway-robbery rate increase until state regulators can approve it later this […]