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Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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BOTETOURT – The Short Hills Fire in Botetourt County northeast of Buchanan continues to be the most significant and difficult to suppress wildfire currently burning in Virginia, according to a prepared statement by the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF). To speed up suppression efforts, the VDOF will begin a ‘burning out operation” this afternoon... »

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‘Burning out operation’ will be used today to suppress Short Hill wildfire

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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BOTETOURT – The Short Hills Fire in Botetourt County northeast of Buchanan continues to be the most significant and difficult to suppress wildfire currently burning in Virginia, according to a prepared statement by the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF). To speed up suppression efforts, the VDOF will begin a ‘burning out operation” this afternoon... »

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VDOT awards $17.9 million contract for Exit 150 improvements

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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Roanoke-based Branch Highways was awarded a $17.9 million contract to do the improvements on US 11, US 220 and Alt. 220 around Interstate 81 Exit 150. The Salem District VDOT office announced the Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded the contract during its Wednesday, March 18 meeting in Richmond. The project is designed to improve traffic... »

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US 220 meeting in Eagle Rock postponed until March 12

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Due to the possibility of winter weather, the Virginia Department of Transportation will reschedule a citizen information meeting on a proposed project to reconstruct the 10-mile section of Route 220 (Botetourt Road) between Iron Gate and the James River bridge near Eagle Rock in Botetourt County. The meeting will be rescheduled for Thursday, March... »

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NCCAA softball championship schedule changes

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Edwin McCoy
Thursday’s rain prompted more changes to the schedule for NCCAA Softball National Championship at Botetourt Sports Complex. Games today, Friday, May 16, start at noon and continue through the evening with the last scheduled starts at 8 p.m. Saturday’s schedule now includes four games including the championship game at 4 p.m. and a fifth... »

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Art, antique & garden festival features wine & beer tasting Saturday in Buchanan

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
By Edwin McCoy
Buchanan is holding its first Art, Antique & Garden Festival featuring a Wine and Beer Tasting this Saturday, May 17, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The event will features art, antique and garden vendors as well as live music, food and award-winning wines and beers. The day’s activities will take place on the Town Park... »

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Effort to reestablish bobwhite quail in county subject of information meeting May 22

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
By Edwin McCoy
Botetourt County landowners (any acreage), land managers and others interested in joining an effort to reestablish bobwhite quail in the county and surrounding area are invited to an informational meeting Thursday, May 22, at 7 p.m. in the Family Life Center at Fincastle United Methodist Church. The informational meeting is part of a program... »

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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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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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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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