| Jan 14, 2011
| 12:27 PM
It's going to be a long cold night even more so for thousand in Giles County. The electricity is off for customers in Rich Creek, Narrows and Glade after a transformer failed this afternoon. The outage affects about 1,800 customers in Giles County and...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 8:13 AM
A few creeks and streams across the New River Valley are overflowing their banks. The flooding has caused road closings in several areas:
The Virginia Department of Transportation says Route 724, Old Wolf Creek Road, in Giles County will...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 11:57 AM
Police make an arrest after a string of robberies during the 2010 holiday shopping season.
Raymond J. King, 19 of Blacksburg, is charged with nine counts of breaking and entering, ten counts of grand larceny, and one count of unauthorized use of a motor...
| May 29, 2011
| 4:14 PM
State Police have identified the body of a man who drowned in the New River last weekend.
Police say 27-year-old Virginia Tech student Kevin Ocampo-Arias drowned Sunday near McCoy Falls in Giles County.
His body was recovered early Monday afternoon.
| Jun 8, 2011
| 1:55 PM
In a split decision, the Giles County school board voted to put the Ten Commandments back up in county schools. But is that decision legal? Can the Ten Commandments- even in a historical display- hang in public schools?
The ACLU and Freedom from Religion...
| May 13, 2011
| 12:13 PM
This is the time of year when Virginia sees more cases of ticks transmitting Lyme disease to humans. According to the Virginia Health Department several parts of this region have more cases of Lyme disease than others.
"Lynchburg for quite a few years...
| Aug 27, 2011
| 3:02 PM
There were no hurricane concerns in Southwest Virginia on Saturday, so about 200 people loaded into boats and set out on the New River.
Lurking under the water and behind the brush, is something unwelcome.
"It's pretty bizarre what's on the bottom...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 11:50 AM
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake occurred around 1:51 p.m. 41 miles NW or Richmond, Virginia and 83 miles south-west of Washington D.C.
Initial reports indicate the capitol building and pentagon were evacuated.
The quake could be felt as far as West Michigan,...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 4:31 PM
Tuesday will bring two Republican primaries in Central and Western Virginia: elections in the 21st Senate District that stretches from Roanoke to Giles County, and the new 22nd Senate District that runs from Lynchburg and Amherst County all the way to the...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 1:03 PM
NEWS7 has wall-to-wall coverage of tonight’s elections.
Tune in toNEWS7 at 5, 6 and 11 on Your Hometown Station.
Also catch NEWS7 at 10 on MY19.
In between, we will be live streaming political analysis of tonight’s races with Roanoke...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 7:51 PM
VDOT says normal operations have resumed on this roadway.
An accident is causing delays for drivers on Route 460 in Giles County .
Authorities say an overturned tractor trailer has closed both westbound lanes and...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 6:25 AM
PEMBROKE, Va. — It is an impressive waterfall hidden deep in an Appalachian gorge.
The Cascades drop 66 feet on Little Stony Creek in the Cascades Recreation Area of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest in southwestern Virginia....