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Friday, March 24, 2017

Spring arrives

The setting sun on the last day of winter provided a colorful backdrop for this doe who was already losing her winter coat. The...

First All-County Band Concert

Lord Botetourt and James River High Schools’ concert bands joined together for the first combined All-County Band concert. The two...

Troutville Top of the Mornin’

  Troutville celebrated St. Patrick’s Day Friday, March 17 with a variety of activies and “surprises.” Above left, Jerry Jacobson and Jan and Gary Williams...

Clean Valley Day April 1

The Sunshine Girls invite individuals and groups to clean up the county during Saturday, April 1’s Annual Clean Valley Day by picking up trash...

Grand jury returns indictments against 54 individuals

  Sixty-eight indictments for embezzlement and money laundering were returned against a Vinton woman last week when a Botetourt County grand jury met in Fincastle. Colleen...

New school budget format in place prior to public hearing

The Botetourt County School Board will take comments on its proposed $50,291,048 general fund budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year (FY18) during a public...

The Gauntlet: Buchanan business owners serving as mentors for prospective new outdoor adventure business

(This is the fourth in a series of articles on the Gauntlet Business Program and Competition, following several entrepreneurs as they progress through the...

AEP taxes allow for 1.5% pay raise now in county budget

The Board of Supervisors General Fund Budget Committee got some good news when it met Friday afternoon in Fincastle. The new AEP electrical substation that...

Virginia Tech rallies against swastikas left at Jewish center

Photos by Anaika MillerRabbi Zvi Zweibel, co-director of the Chabad Librescu Jewish Student Center, spoke at a rally Monday which was held after leaflets...

Budget committee wants to add agriculture position to Economic Development

  The Board of Supervisors will consider whether to add an agriculture development position as part of its budget deliberations this spring, and it will...

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