Britt introduced as Botetourt’s new Chief of Fire & EMS:

North Carolina native comes with volunteer, career, leadership and training credentials The Botetourt fire and rescue volunteer captains and chiefs along with about a dozen career officers and crew members, were introduced to the county’s new Chief of Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Monday evening in Fincastle. Matthew Britt, currently the coordinator of fire and rescue training for Randolph Community College in Asheboro, N.C., will be on the job May 22. He was introduced to the community More...

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River athletes compete in All-American Relays at Radford

  James River’s Lauren Ogle placed 9th in the long jump (15-09) at the Radford All American Relays on Friday. James River’s Katelyn Wiley races in the 100 m dash More...

Henderlite had 5 wins in 5 decisions so far for Maroons

Matt Henderlite, a 2016 Lord Botetourt High graduate, is having a terrific year as a freshman on the Roanoke College baseball team. Through 33 games Matt has five wins and no More...

Reynolds on defense for Rebels

Former Lord Botetourt football standout Mark Reynolds (9) is playing for the Star City Rebels semi-pro football team, based in the Roanoke Valley. The Rebels play in the West More...

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Staunton River hands James River 5-2 loss

The James River baseball team was one of the few to be in action over spring break. The Knights played in Springwood on Thursday and lost to visiting Staunton River, 5-2. Staunton More...

Break’s over, high school teams back in action with full schedules this week

The high school sports schedule in Botetourt County is back in full swing this week after last week’s spring break. Four games between Lord Botetourt and James River teams More...

Deeter will play softball at Randolph Macon

Lord Botetourt High School’s Kaitlyn Deeter committed to playing softball next year at Randolph Macon College in Ashland. More...

Gets Youth Day gobbler

Abbey Green, 13, of Troutville killed a turkey on Youth Day, April 1. The gobbler had a 3-1/2 inch beard. She More...

Historical Scavenger Hunt for kids, young teens

  As part of Buchanan’s Civil War History Weekend April 28-30, kids aged up to 15...

Fincastle Fire & Rescue thanks donors

  The Fincastle Fire & Rescue Department would like to thank the following who responded to...

Springwood Food Pantry receives Healthy Living Initiative contribution

  The Bank of Fincastle’ Healthy Living Initiative presented a contribution to the Springwood Baptist Food...

Obituaries – April 19th, 2017

KING, Danny E. Danny Eugene King, 64, of Cloverdale, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 15, 2017 with More...

Obituaries – April 12th, 2017

BROGAN, Henry N. Henry “Hank” Norman Brogan, 82, died Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at his home after fighting a long courageous..

Obituaries – April 5th, 2017

CROTTY, Gene Gene Crotty, 87, of Charlottesville, formerly of Botetourt, died Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at The Colonnades of Charlottesville. He..

Letters to the Editor – April 19th, 2017

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Letter: Bloodmobile in Fincastle Thursday

  Editor: The blood drive is tomorrow, April 13 at the Fincastle United Methodist Church Family Life Center from noon-6 p.m...

Letter: Event raises $5,000 for ER firefighter

  Editor: Alan Wright, a critically injured volunteer firefighter, was honored at Blue Ridge Vineyard on Sunday, April 2, with a..

Entertainment Events – April 19th, 2017

Gallery Spring Jewelry Show Saturday Gallery By The James in Buchanan is holding its Spring Jewelry Show– “Get Your ‘Bling’ On”–..

Church News – April 19th, 2017

Appalachian Vespers this Sunday The public is invited to attend the monthly Appalachian Vespers service at Emmanuel Chap at 4 p.m...

Letters to the Editor – April 19th, 2017

Questions cost of new Catawba Road bridge Editor: My June 11, 2014 letter to you mentioned the original cost to replace..
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