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House of Delegates launches DOME in honor of 400th anniversary

By Aila Boyd [email protected] This month marks the 400th anniversary of the first meeting of elected members of the House Burgesses in Jamestown, the legislative body that later became what is now known as the Virginia House of Delegates. To commemorate the anniversary, the House of Delegates Clerk’s Office unveiled the Database of House Members (DOME), a multi-year project that offers biographical and legislative information on every House member since the first Burgesses convened in July of 1619 earlier this year. Information on the nearly 10,000 current and former burgesses or delegates that have served in the Virginia General Assembly over the past four centuries is available through More...

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Dynax to pay $168K for hydrochloric acid emission violation

  By Aila Boyd [email protected]   A consent order has been issued by the State Air Pollution Control Board, a permanent citizen board through the Virginia Department More...

Montgomery pleads guilty to two counts of attempted capital murder

  Chad Montgomery will serve 25 years in prison as a result of a September 26, 2018 standoff.Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office   By Aila Boyd [email protected] Chad More...

18 graduate from Fire Academy

  By Aila Boyd [email protected] Last Wednesday, 18 individuals graduated from the Botetourt County Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services’ (EMS) Fire Academy. More...

Schnurman-Crook speaks to Chamber about change

  By Aila Boyd [email protected] Abrina Schnurman-Crook from the Batten Leadership Institute at Hollins University spoke about decisions, change, and conflict to members More...

Simulated archaeological dig held at Fincastle Library

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East hopes to bring change to School Board

By Aila Boyd [email protected] Matthew East is running for the Blue Ridge District seat on the Botetourt County School Board because he wants to “give the system back to More...

Botetourt Badgers hosting golf tournament

  The Botetourt Badgers travel basketball organization will be hosting its annual golf tournament on Friday, July 26 at Botetourt Golf and Swim Club. The Badgers is a group More...

James River High School Dates to Remember

  Thursday, August 1 Only Grades 10 – 12     12:30 PM – 3:30 PM (Cafeteria) Schedule pick-up, fee payment, More...

RMMS FFA wins at 93rd Virginia FFA Convention

Members of the Plant Science team (from left) Jackie Corl, Sophia Burbridge, Sydney Parr and Kirin Miller RMMS More...

CAMS fall sports information

Central Academy Middle School has released the following fall sports information: Volleyball Information July open gym...

Land Transfers for July 17 Edition

The following land transfers were recorded in the Botetourt County Courthouse in June. The names of...

Library Buzz-July 10

  Editor’s note: This is a new weekly column that Audrey Clark, who works at the...

SHOWALTER, Carlos L.

  Carlos Lee Showalter, 94, of Buchanan, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne Showalter; a daughter, Tamara McBride; and a brother, John More...

NEWCOMB, Ashley B...

Ashley “Trippy” Niccole Brooks Newcomb, 26, of Buchanan, gained her angel wings Friday, July 12, 2019. Ashley was a ray of bright light in this world that radiated love More...

BAKER, Norman L...

  Norman Lewis Baker, 80, of Fincastle, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial. Norman was born September 13, 1939 in Roanoke More...

ALESHIRE, James L...

  James Lee “Jim” Aleshire, 82, of Troutville died Wednesday, July 3, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Reuben and Charlotte Black Aleshire; first More...

McDaniel, Nelda r...

Nelda Rhodes McDaniel, 88, of Troutville, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019 following a long illness. Nelda was born November 22, 1930 in Catawba and retired to Botetourt County. More...

Back to school dates for LBHS

  Dates for important upcoming events at Lord Botetourt High School include: July 25 – First Business More...

Back to school information for CAMS

Central Academy Middle School announces the following information in preparation for the upcoming 2019- 2020 school year. • July 25 –..

Orientation set for new DSLCC students

  Five orientation sessions for new students entering Dabney S. Lancaster Community College this all fhave been scheduled by DSLCC Student..

City-County swim meet is this weekend

Three Botetourt County swim teams will compete in the annual Roanoke Valley Aquatic Association “City-County” More...

Last inning for Jim Bouton

Brian Hoffman, Sports Editor [email protected] I hate to admit it, but I’m not a big book reader. I’ve only read a couple books, cover to cover, in the past 30 years. Don’t get me wrong, I read all the time. I read the entire newspaper if I have a day..

Letters to the Editor 5.22.19

Research the sheriff’s candidates before voting Editor: The purpose of this letter is two-fold. It addresses the importance of exercising your constitutional right to vote, and also speaks to who, I believe, is the most qualified candidate for Botetourt County sheriff. The Republican primary is fast approaching for three of the..

Letters to the Editor – 05.15.19

Alderson not running for re-election to School Board Editor: This is to announce my decision not to seek reelection to the Botetourt County School Board, representing the Fincastle District. I will remain indebted to those who elected me, gave wise counsel More...

Church News for July 10, 2019 Edition

Lapsleys Run Baptist Homecoming Sunday Lapsleys Run Baptist Church will celebrate its annual Homecoming Day on Sunday, July 14. The speaker for the 11 a.m. service will be the Rev. Ulas N. Broady. Guests for the 3 p.m. service will be the Rev. Harvey Saunders with choir and congregation of First Baptist..

Troutville youth pastor receives scholarship

The Nell R. Landers Scholarship was presented to Noah Thomas James on June 2 at the Troutville Baptist Church morning service. James, the so of Kevin and Anitra James, graduated from Franklin County High School and is the youth pastor at Troutville Baptist. He plans to attend More...

Gov. Northam commends county’s broadband efforts

By Aila Boyd [email protected] Gov. Ralph Northam visited Botetourt County last Tuesday to commend the county’s efforts to bring broadband coverage..

Acreage reporting deadline is July 15

  Maps are now available at the Botetourt/Craig/Roanoke County FSA Office for acreage reporting purposes. Producers may pick them up any..

SCORE Roanoke to host workshop on digital skills using resources from Grow with Google. 

  SCORE Roanoke is partnering with Grow with Google to help the public learn digital skills with a workshop at the South..
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