In our region, the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline has aroused controversy.  So has another proposed natural gas line through Southwestern Virginia.  A new study takes a look at local costs of the pipeline that would stretch from West Virginia to a compressor station in southern Virginia. 

The gas companies behind the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline have estimated it would cost $3.5 billion to construct the 42-inch-wide pipe through eight counties along the Virginia/ West Virginia border.

AP Photo/Steve Helber

On Wednesday, Dominion will hold its annual meeting, and some observers expect fireworks, as activist shareholders propose changes in the way the company is run.  The push for more green power was launched by one woman who’s been crusading for years.  

Virginia Public Access Project

An April cold snap all but wiped out the peach crop in Virginia's northern Shenandoah Valley...and there's some confusion about an effort to revive the oyster population off Virginia Beach. Those have been among the most read stories this week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org.

Robin Boucher

The energy companies behind the Mountain Valley Pipeline project say it will bring energy reliability and greater access to natural gas in the southwest Virginia region, but some of the landowners affected by the pipeline aren’t convinced its creation is a good thing.

Virginia Tree Climbers Compete Against World's Best

Apr 8, 2016
Pamela D'Angelo

You may not know it but climbing trees is a competitive sport among certified arborists and three of Virginia's top professional tree climbers headed to Texas this past weekend to the International Tree Climbing Championship- one defending his title as world champion.

Like most kids, James Earhart began climbing trees when he was about five. But by the time he was 13 he was climbing 50 and 60 foot trees. He rigged his father's old rappelling gear and a dog leash to make the climbs. The neighbors paid attention.