Realigned:  County administration reorganized with reduced force because of 3- to 5-year financial projections

Botetourt County Administrator Gary Larrowe announced a broad reorganization and reduction in force (RIF) last week as a money-saving move that’s based on the county’s five-year budget projections. The move is reducing the number of county positions, but only one person is losing a job— Economic Development Project Manager Lisa Moorman Sumpter, who was hired in the fall of 2011 as Tourism Coordinator. The tourism position was moved into the new Economic Development Department last year and More...

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Softball teams in ‘Bash,’ River wins Round 1 with Lord Botetourt

Botetourt’s Hannah Mundy watches as she hits doulbe into left field against James River. Photo by Ed McCoy James River won an intra-county softball game last Friday, taking More...

Cavs headed to Fleming, River at Radford after LB takes 7-4 win in their 1st game

  Second base was a busy spot in Friday’s Botetourt/River baseball game. Above, River’s Luke Harman slides under the tag of LB’s Ty Maust, while below, James River More...

LB boys take 4-0 soccer win over James River

River’s Ben Woody (13) and Botetourt’s Jacob Booth (15) go after the ball in Friday’s intra-county soccer game.Photo by Ed McCoy Sophomore Matt Smith scored More...

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Lady Cavaliers shutout county rivals; JR hosts Radford, LB has WF

  Lord Botetourt and James River soccer players Hannah Martin (17) and Kaitlyn McClung (20) went head-to-head Friday evening in Springwood. Photo by Ed McCoy The Lord Botetourt More...

Tennis teams will have hands full

  The Lord Botetourt tennis teams will have their hands full today when both take on Hidden Valley. The LB girls are at Hidden Valley while the boys play host to the Titans More...

Jennings Creek getting stocked for Trout Heritage Day Saturday

  The weather forecast calls for a sunny, seasonable day on Saturday— perfect for the hundreds of trout fishermen, More...

Youth & apprentice spring gobbler weekend April 1-2

  The Youth and Apprentice Spring Turkey Hunting Weekend 2017 is Saturday, April 1 (statewide) and Sunday, More...

Attend VAM conference

  Dr. Rex M. Ellis (center) was the keynote speaker at the Virginia Association of Museums...

Longbeards present local and state scholarships, first X-treme JAKES award, Lifetime Achievement Award

  The Botetourt Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) presented scholarships to two...

Cub Scout Packs 82 & 137 gather for their annual Pinewood Derby races

  Members of Cub Scout Pack 82 and Pack 137 gathered together again this year to...

Obituaries – March 29th, 2017

BROOKS, Elizabeth S. Elizabeth “Lib” Stinnett Brooks, 92, of Buchanan passed away, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. She More...

Obituaries – March 15th, 2017

BRYAN, Donald A. Donald A. “Jake” Bryan, of Buchanan, passed away quietly with his family by his side on Thursday night,..

AUSTIN, Lawrence L.

Lawrence “Jake” Lee Austin, 90, of Buchanan, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Jake was born in Arnold’s Valley on..

Bloodmobile

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Letters to the Editor 2.8.17

Donors will get $5 Amazon gift card at Bloodmobile in Fincastle Feb. 16 Editor: The Bloodmobile will be at the Fincastle..

Letters to the Editor

EventZone thanks residents for event support at DTC Editor: EventZone wishes to thank the residents of Botetourt County and the surrounding..

5 county students receive VWCCEF scholarships

  Five Botetourt County students were among the students who have been awarded scholarships by the Virginia Western Community College Educational..

Entertainment Calendar – March 29th, 2017

  Movie at the libraries The Botetourt County Libraries will show the film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” in..

Jennings Creek Gospel Church feeding anglers on Saturday

  This Saturday, April 1, Jennings Creek Gospel Church will hold its annual “Heritage Trout Day” breakfast and lunch from 8..

Bloodmobile

The Bloodmobile will be on Thursday Feb. 16 at the Fincastle United Methodist Church Family Life Center from noon until 6..
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