Operation Turkey Drop delivers meals today

Thanksgiving TurkeyLocal public safety and emergency room workers will still have a holiday meal, courtesy of “Operation Turkey Drop,” … as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:

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Salem sportswriter has new book on VMI football coach

Best RegretsThe Keydet head coach for 13 years during the one-platoon era is the subject of a new book by a Salem sportswriter … more from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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Click here for more from author Roland Lazenby on his book “Best Regrets” (with WFIR’s Gene Marrano) … starting with Lazenby’s recollection of the annual VMI-VPI (Va Tech) game at Victory Stadium

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Vinton couple can be thankful for winning $10,000 sweepstakes prize

A retired Vinton couple can give thanks today for their good fortune. Don and Sandra Smith are $10,000 sweepstakes winners, and they will use the money to improve their home. WFIR’s Evan Jones has their story.

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Don and Sandra Smith receive their winning check

Don and Sandra Smith receive their winning check

 

 

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Agency tells APCo to refund $5.8 million to customers

APCORICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ State regulators have directed Appalachian Power to refund more than $5 million to Virginia customers. The money will be refunded as a credit on future bills over six months. The average residential customer will receive a total $6.85 credit.The directive follows a rate review by the State Corporation Commission. The commission said Wednesday that the review found Appalachian Power’s return on equity for 2012 and 2013 exceeded its authorized level. Appalachian Power’s maximum authorized return was 11.4 percent. During the two-year period, the commission says the company earned, on average, a return ofequity of about 11.86 percent on its generation and distribution services.

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