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Historical Society presenting program on Rosenwald Schools for African-American children

The Botetourt County Historical Society Inc. is sponsoring a program on the Rosenwald Schools that were built throughout the South during the early part of the 20th century to serve African-American children.  Botetourt County had four Rosenwald Schools constructed and operated by Botetourt County Public Schools. “Preservation Virginia’s Rosenwald School Program” will be presented on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Fincastle Library Meeting Room, located on Academy Street in Fincastle.  The program is open to the public and admission is free. The speaker will be Sonja Ingram, Preservation Virginia’s Manager of Preservation Field Services, working out of the Danville Office of Preservation More...

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Hammons wins UDC Essay Contest

Fincastle Chapter 797, United Daughters of the Confederacy, met August 3 to announce the UDC Essay Contest Virginia Division student winner, Kelsi Hammons. She is a three-time More...

DSLCC offers new program in Unmanned Aerial Systems

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College will offer a new 18-hour Career Studies Certificate in unmanned aerial systems – more commonly known as drones – beginning with the More...

Botetourt Chamber to hold Membership Dinner

The Botetourt Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Lawrence Companies and Bank of Botetourt, will hold its 50th Annual Membership Dinner celebration on October 1 at Virginia More...

LEGION Act expands membership access to American Legion

By Aila Boyd aboyd@ourvalley.org President Donald Trump signed the LEGION Act (Let Everyone Get Involved In Opportunities for National Service Act) late last month, which will More...

VCC earns national recognition

Conserving the farms, forests, and open spaces of the Shenandoah Valley since 1990, Valley Conservation Council (VCC) has helped protect tens of thousands of acres and countless More...

County Administration moves to Greenfield

Eight county employees are currently based at the Greenfield Education and Training Center.Photo by Aila Boyd By Aila Boyd aboyd@ourvalley.org The Botetourt County Department More...

August Indictments

CERTIFIED INDICTMENTS Edward Coleman Barbour of Roanoke, possession of a firearm by a felon, armed burglary, use of a firearm in a felony, attempted murder/second degree, use More...

Eagle Rock’s Seed Library wins Achievement Award

Eagle Rock Branch Librarian Jaime Duval is pictured posing in the seed library nook of the library.Photo by Aila Boyd By More...

Jones seeks to capture joy in his photographs

By Aila Boyd aboyd@ourvalley.org Editor’s note: This article is the fifth in a series of articles that will More...

Jeter presented with Excellence in Agriculture Award

By Matt de Simone Contributing writer On July 27, Rose Jeter of Botetourt County earned the...

Allen graduates from criminal justice academy at age 58

By Aila Boyd aboyd@ourvalley.org Terry Allen, a Buchanan resident, became the oldest woman at age 58...

Library Buzz for August 14 Edition

  Editor’s note: This is a weekly column that provides readers with insight into the happenings...

WYRICK, Barry D.

Barry Dean Wyrick, 56, of Blue Ridge went to his eternal home on Thursday, August 8, 2019 after a long and courageous battle with Huntington’s Disease. He was welcomed with open arms by his sweet mother, More...

FARMER, Richard D...

On Saturday, August 10, 2019, Richard Douglas Farmer of Troutville, loving husband and father, passed from this life at the age of 71. He was born November 9, 1947 in Norfolk, More...

JACOBI, Otto H., III..

Otto H. Jacobi III, 75, passed away on August 3, 2019 in his home in Troutville, surrounded by beloved family and friends. His passing marked the end of an 18-month battle with More...

Shannon Heltman Dogan..

Shannon Heltman Dogan, 66, of Roanoke County, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019 at her home following a long illness. “I was born March 3, 1953 in McComb, Miss.i to Charles More...

LIPSCOMB, Violet Y...

  Violet Sue Young Lipscomb, 66, of Prospect, formerly of Eagle Rock, passed away Friday, July 19, 2019. She was preceded in death by her former husband, Raymond Bayne; More...

DSLCC hosts 35th Field Ecology Governor’s School

Nine area students recently participated in the first session of the 35th annual Field Ecology Summer Regional More...

LB FFA member attends National Leadership Conference

Lord Botetourt FFA member Faith Settle attended the National FFA Washington Leadership Conference (WLC) last week and returned excited to share..

Sports teams get ready as Fall season nears

The first football scrimmages of the preseason will take place this week with Lord Botetourt on the road and More...

Lord Botetourt takes second in Metro tournament, Davidov is medalist with two over par for 36 holes

The Blacksburg High golfers used their home course to pass Lord Botetourt on the second day of the Bob McLelland Metro Golf tournament last week. Blacksburg edged the Cavaliers by seven strokes to win the Metro, while James River, the smallest school in the tournament, finished 10th among 13 teams...

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 August 7 Edition

Eagle Rock Clothes Closet The Clothes Closet at Eagle Rock United Methodist Church will be open Wednesday, Aug. 7, from 5-6:30 p.m. Free clothing will be available to men, women and children. The Clothes Closet is a ministry of the Eagle Rock United Methodist Charge. For more information, call Brenda Spangler,..

Church News for July 31 Edition

Newcomb to deliver final message at Buchanan Presbyterian Buchanan Presbyterian Church’s Ruling Elder, Cleatus Newcomb, will be preaching his last planned message this coming Sunday, August 4 at 11 a.m.  Over the past two years of having an interim pastor at the church, More...

Botetourt Fair begins today

The Botetourt County Fair enters its seventh year Friday and Saturday, August 9 and 10 at the Buchanan Town Park in..

Gillaspies celebrating 60th anniversary

John and Lucy Gillaspie will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on August 11. They were married on that date in 1959..
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