The Fincastle Herald

Supervisors holding budget public hearing April 9; extend Guzi’s contract for another year

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
By Anita Firebaugh
County Administrator Kathleen Guzi will oversee Botetourt County’s next budget—  however it turns out— for another year. The Board of Supervisors approved a year-long extension of her contract at its March meeting. Her previous two-year contract expired at the end of March. The supervisors approved an addendum to the contract that provides for another... »

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The Fincastle Herald

Study says Botetourt emergency services ‘strong’ but director needed and an association to replace FARST

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
By Anita Firebaugh
“Your bones are strong.” That was one of the observations Randy Wheeler, a representative from the Virginia Fire Services Board (VFSB), gave the Board of Supervisors during a March 25 presentation. Wheeler was reporting on the state of the county’s emergency services. He told the supervisors and a room full of more than 70... »

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The Fincastle Herald

Two suspects caught around Exit 150 after fleeing from narcotics investigation

Friday, March 28, 2014
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TROUTVILLE – Botetourt County Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle reports that earlier in the afternoon (Friday), deputies were conducting a narcotics investigation around 2:30 p.m. in the I-81 Exit 150 area of Botetourt County. When the deputies moved in to make the arrests, two of the suspects fled on foot while the other two were taken... »

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The Fincastle Herald

‘Botetourt County Revisited’ a follow up to McClane’s first photographic history of the county

Thursday, March 20, 2014
By Edwin McCoy
‘Botetourt County Revisited’ a follow up to McClane’s first photographic history of the county Debra Alderson McClane’s second book of images of Botetourt County’s past will be available beginning Monday. “Botetourt County Revisited” is the second volume of local photographs in Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series. It displays the county’s history through vintage images and boasts more than 200 images showcasing the people and places that make... »

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The Fincastle Herald

Exit 150 southbound 220 exit closing at 6 p.m. today to remove sign

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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Emergency removal of an overhead sign on southbound Interstate 81 in Botetourt County will impact traffic starting at approximately 6 p.m. today (Wednesday).  Drivers should be aware of the following traffic impacts: The I-81 Exit 150A off-ramp leading from southbound I-81 onto southbound Route 220 will be closed.  Southbound I-81 traffic can use Exit... »

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Prescribed burn Friday, Saturday could mean smoke over Oriskany, Botetourt from prescribed burn

Friday, March 14, 2014
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Forest Service crews from the Eastern Divide Ranger District will work to complete a prescribed burn at Fenwick Mines in Craig County Friday and Saturday. Crews plan to burn 200 acres Friday and 500 acres Saturday.  The Augusta Hotshots and a National Park Service engine module will be assisting. Winds from the west will carry... »

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The Fincastle Herald

Buchanan councilman calls accusations of abuse of power, not supporting businesses untrue

Thursday, March 13, 2014
By Edwin McCoy
In an otherwise routine meeting, Buchanan Mayor Larry Hall and Town Council were chastised and threatened with a legal action by Francine Bray over Hall’s decision in January to stop a teen dance at Studio198, a part of Glo-A-Rama that is owned by Bray and her husband, Ken Bray. The issue came up in... »

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The Fincastle Herald

2 Botetourt musicians make it to the Grand Ole Opry stage

Thursday, March 13, 2014
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2 Botetourt musicians make it to the Grand Ole Opry stage Old Dominion, a Nashville band with local connections, made its debut at the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, March 1. Matthew Ramsey of Buchanan and Whit Sellers of Blue Ridge joined their other band members, Geoff Sprung, Trevor Rosen and Brad Tursi, playing two songs on the Opry stage. They performed the band’s single,... »

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The Fincastle Herald

Coyner Springs children’s center back before planners

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
By Edwin McCoy
The Botetourt County Planning Commission will hear four requests when it meets Monday, March 10, in Fincastle. Intercept Youth Services Inc. (IYSI) will be back before the planners to ask for changes to the county zoning ordinance and a special exceptions permit (SEP) to allow the private agency to operate a children’s residential assessment... »

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The Fincastle Herald

One way streets will be main topic at March 10 community meeting as Fincastle wrestles with federal requirements on $700,000 sidewalk project

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
By Edwin McCoy
One way streets will be main topic at March 10 community meeting as Fincastle wrestles with federal requirements on $700,000 sidewalk project It was pretty clear that none of Fincastle’s elected officials knew that Main Street (Rt. 630) is a designated Rural Collector Road, nor that the designation coupled with a $700,000 sidewalk improvement project could mean a significant change in traffic patterns and parking in the 240-year-old town when Town Council met in late February.... »

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