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Greenfield buildings set to be moved Tuesday, Thursday; weather permitting

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Contractors hired to move two historical structures at the Botetourt Center at Greenfield have scheduled to perform the move on Tuesday, February 23 and Thursday, February 25, weather permitting, according to an announcement Monday afternoon by the County Administrator’s office. Each of the two buildings will be moved individually and intact, one on each... »

Botetourt officials affirm search for graves will continue at Greenfield, historic buildings will be moved

By Edwin McCoy
BOTETOURT – Rumors that the two historic buildings at Greenfield would be moved this week apparently prompted Botetourt County officials to issue a press release this afternoon (Wednesday) to quell those rumors. The news release does affirm the buildings will be moved, and that archaeological investigation concerning possible unmarked graves on the property is... »

Botetourt real estate reassessment flat overall; residential property average down 1%

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BOTETOURT – Botetourt County’s first reassessment in six years has come to an end with essentially no overall change in total real estate values, a Wednesday morning news release from the county says. According to Wampler-Eanes Appraisal Group Ltd., residential assessments have decreased one percent, agricultural assessments have decreased two percent, and commercial assessments... »

Carvins Cove water coming to Daleville week of December 7; goodbye Greenfield water

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When Botetourt County joined the Western Virginia Water Authority (WVWA) in July, one of the primary goals was to design and construct a new water pump station that will allow drinking water from the Carvins Cove Reservoir and Treatment Facility to serve customers along the Roanoke Road corridor to Greenfield, according to a news... »

Exit 150 ramps closing late Thursday night for 1 hour

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TROUTVILLE – Work to run fiber optics will briefly impact traffic on the evening of July 9 and early morning of July 10 at Interstate 81’s exit 150 (Troutville) in Botetourt County, according to an announcement by the Virginia Department of Transportation. Exit 150A and 150B ramps will be closed for approximately one hour... »

Troutville Appalachian Trail Days at Town Park

By Edwin McCoy
TROUTVILLE – The fourth annual Troutville Trail Days starts this Friday evening, June 5, with dinner for Appalachian Trail thru-hikers and resumes Saturday morning with a bevy of activities for the community and hikers to enjoy at Troutville Town Park. Among those activities will be the first Warrior Hike “Walk Off The War” BBQ... »

Children’s Fishing Carnival Saturday in Buchanan

By Edwin McCoy
Children 15 and under are invited to enjoy the annual Botetourt Children’s Fishing Carnival this Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Buchanan Town Park on Lowe Street in Buchanan. Children can enjoy a multitude of free activities, including a Fishing Contest in the James River, 6-and-under fishing in trout tanks, Casting... »

5-minute road closers scheduled at Exit 150 Wednesday night

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TROUTVILLE – Work to relocate a phone line will briefly impact traffic tonight (Wednesday, June 3) at Interstate 81’s Exit 150. Two 5-minute closures are scheduled to string a phone line across traffic lanes at two separate locations.  Both closures are planned sometime between 10 and 11 p.m. Flaggers will be controlling traffic during... »

Education Foundation, school division unveil BTEC’s $500,000 advanced welding lab

By Edwin McCoy
FINCASTLE – Botetourt Technical Education Center lit up like an electric welder Tuesday evening when dignitaries from the U.S. Senate, Virginia House of Delegates and from the governor’s administration came to see the school’s new state-of-the-art advanced welding lab. The new lab is a joint project between the Botetourt Education Foundation, Botetourt schools, Dabney... »

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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... »