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County prepares to celebrate 250th anniversary

Botetourt County is poised and ready to celebrate its 250th anniversary, or Sestercentennial, beginning with a county-wide event on February 1 at Lord Botetourt...

Central Academy art teacher receives award

By Matt de Simone Contributing writer Last month, Central Academy Middle School art teacher Courtney May was announced as the 2019 District Conservation Teacher of the...

Crook selected as School Board chair

  By Aila Boyd aboyd@mainstreetnewspapers.com The Botetourt County School Board held a special meeting last Thursday to select its chair and vice chair for 2020. Michelle Crook, who...

Botetourt County prepares for major investments

The start of the new year also welcomes the beginning of local government budget season. Botetourt County leadership has kicked off the fiscal year...

County’s financial position is strong

At its regular meeting in December, the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors received its annual audit report from Robinson, Farmer, Cox Associates. Corbin Stone,...

Arrests for Jan. 8 Edition

The Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office has reported the following arrests: Brandi G. Hodge, 35, of Roanoke, driving revoked, possession of a Schedule drug, carrying...

Traveling with Lewis & Clark

The visits of Captain Meriwether Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark to Botetourt are an important aspect of Botetourt’s rich history. Now part of...

Iron Gate Cemetery

  Iron Gate Cemetery is also known as Iron Gate Hill Cemetery, Hill Top Cemetery, and Cary Cemetery. The Gochenour section of Hill Top is related...

County launches Entrepreneur Express

By Aila Boyd aboyd@mainstreetnewspapers.com Botetourt County’s Department of Economic Development is set to hold its first session of its County launches Entrepreneur Express Express program this...

Botetourt holds State of the County Address

By Aila Boyd aboyd@mainstreetnewspapers.com The 2020 State of the County Address was held last Friday at the Greenfield Education and Training Center by the Botetourt County...