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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... »

By Submitted
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... »

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

By Submitted
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... »

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

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... »

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

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... »

Dudding to compete in national Young Farmers Discussion Meet

By Meg Hibbert
CRAIG COUNTY – Craig County cattle farmer Jeannie Dudding is leaving Friday for San Antonio, Texas, where she will compete in the national level of the Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet. Dudding, who is a Virginia Cooperative Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Bland and Giles counties, took top... »

Moose lends support to ‘little one;’ latest effort raises $9,716 for 5-year-old fighting FA

By Edwin McCoy
Olivia Eubank got permission from her doctor to remove the facemask for a few minutes Friday afternoon to have her picture taken. The photos got snapped, then the mask was back on. It didn’t slow her down, though. She was as busy as any 5-year-old— checking out a stranger, picking at her dad, seeing... »

Buchanan man faces capital attempted murder charges following shooting incident Wednesday night

By Edwin McCoy
BUCHANAN – Botetourt County Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle reported Thursday morning that Steven Patrick Prease, 33, of Buchanan, was arrested and is being held without bond in the Botetourt-Craig Public Safety Facility facing four felony charges in connection with a shooting incident that occurred Wednesday night, June 27 in and near his residence at 479... »

Hylton, Vickey Martin

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Vickey Martin Hylton, 50, of Buchanan passed away March 18, 2012. She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Homer Harlos Hylton. She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Brian Hylton; son Jacob Hylton; parents Kay and Jerry Lamb of Salem and Richard and Doris Martin of Roanoke; sister Kathy Martin of... »

Local twins have a future full of Froth

By Correspondent
ROANOKE - In today’s economy most 23 year olds are lucky if they have their first full-time job in their field after graduating from college.  In this regard, Rachel and Luke Higginbotham have perhaps proved that age-old saying that “two heads are better than one” – the twins, originally from Buchanan, just opened the new... »