Saturday, January 10, 2009

Roanoke official to join private sector
Roanoke Times - Roanoke,VA,USA
He'll be going to work for Protos Security, a Botetourt County-based company that provides armed and unarmed security services. ...

Museum to unveil 500 million-year-old specimen
Madison Messenger - Danville,VA,USA
The specimen’s discovery in Boxley Blue Ridge Quarry in Roanoke in May 2008 garnered national attention, according to museum spokesman Ryan Barber. ...

Rockbridge Weekly & Alleghany Journal Newsline
Rockbridge Weekly Fri, 09 Jan 2009 8:05 AM PST
SEARCHING FOR PULSARS – These students at James River High School in Botetourt County are members of the Pulsar Search Team, which has been meeting weekly since school began. Seated, from left: David Bordett and Trent Jolin.

'Kidnapped' child tracked by mobile phone and Street View
Register - London,England,UK
Using the coordinates provided by the mobile phone operator, he was able to track a series of calls to an intersection on Virginia Route 11 near Interstate ...

The Roanoke Times blogs: The Botetourt ViewPictured here in this file photo are school board members Scott Swortzel, Ruth Wallace, Tony Brads, school superintendent and Alan Brenner, principal at Lord Botetourt in happier times last spring at graduation. ...The Botetourt View - http://blogs.roanoke.com/rtblogs/botetourtview/

The Roanoke Times blogs: The Botetourt View
Brandon Wagner and Waylon Puckett from Lord Botetourt High School came in first at the robotics competition held by Virginia Western Community College last month. On January 8 they presented the robot and a power point to the Botetourt ...
The Botetourt View - http://blogs.roanoke.com/rtblogs/botetourtview/

The Roanoke Times: SoSalem
Salem hunter Toby Brown recently bagged his first bear while on a hunt out in Botetourt County -- and had a photo posted on Mark Taylor's Wild Life blog. Well, here are two more photos of Toby with the same bear. ...So Salem - http://blogs.roanoke.com/rtblogs/sosalem/

Macy's closings won't impact Roanoke
Roanoke Times - Roanoke,VA,USA
Unrelated...but what is the scoop on the new Japanese Steakhouse/Sushi bar out by the BAC in Botetourt? I drove by today and saw a sign. Is it open? ...

Diner, part II Fridge Magnet
Greenwood Restaurant near Troutville The Town Diner in Hillsville Chip & Jo's in Salem. Let's continue to brainstorm on this over the weekend. If anyone thinks of other restaurants that would qualify as diners, please write in and make ...Fridge Magnet - http://blogs.roanoke.com/rtblogs/fridgemagnet/

A MOUNTAIN VIEW: A school of meaning
Southwest Virginia Today - Richlands,VA,USA
A parent in Fincastle had written me about errors in an SOL lesson on “sound.” He was upset about the inaccuracy. I, however, felt dismayed that “sound” and ...

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