Wheeler retires after 47 years in banking, all with Bank of Botetourt

Vicky Wheeler has retired after a 47-year career in the banking industry with Bank of Botetourt. Wheeler started on October 1, 1970 and was one...

Mountain Castles SWCD fights water pollution with fences and wet feet

Unless you are a local farmer or teacher, chances are you don’t know much about Mountain Castles Soil and Water Conservation District (MCSWCD). The district,...

19-year-old Troutville woman claimed in Jan. 20 wreck

A single-vehicle wreck on Saturday, Jan. 20 claimed a 19-year-old Troutville woman. Virginia State Police Senior Trooper D.W. Williams is investigating the wreck that occurred...

DMV will use postcards for some vehicle registration renewals

After two successful pilot programs, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced it will permanently implement mailing postcard-style vehicle registration renewal notices to some...

Community Partnership will hear about Fincastle boundary change

The Botetourt Community Partnership holds its first meeting of 2018 on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 9 a.m. (refreshments available beginning at 8:45 a.m.) in...

Students have opportunity to earn scholarship during Bank Day

On March 20, Virginia high school seniors will spend the day shadowing bankers at Bank of Botetourt as part of Bank Day, a statewide...

Program on Mountains of Botetourt at Backyard Botetourt Feb. 26

Mountains of Botetourt is the title of the program that will presented at the Monday, Feb. 26 Backyard Botetourt. The program begins at 7...

Arrests

The Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office has reported the following arrests:Carlton G. Thomas III, 28, of Buchanan, embezzlement, January 29 Jason A. Cobb, 29,...

Next step is platting Town of Fincastle’s new corporate limits

The Botetourt Board of Supervisors agreed unanimously to a boundary change adjustment that, when finalized by the circuit court, will increase the current population...

I-81 draws a lot of attention in the General Assembly

Letter to Congressional Delegation, bills to limit trucks to right lane at places, and study truck tolls to raise money for improvements Interstate 81 is...

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