Friday, March 25, 2011

Botetourt Co. hopes to raise $20,000 for Japanese relief
WDBJ 7 Roanoke Thu, 24 Mar 2011 12:57 PM PDT
The county's largest employer is a Japanese company 

Utility, Va. partner to mitigate forestland loss
Appalachian Power is partnering with the Virginia Department of Forestry to create new forestland in Roanoke and Botetourt counties. The energy company, a unit of American Electric Power Co., says the agreement will help mitigate the loss of forestland ...

 Botetourt County to match donations to Japan aid
Roanoke Times
Botetourt County has a long-standing relationship with Japanese companies that have brought jobs and tax revenues. And that relationship has spurred county officials to offer a match for donations to support Japan's response to and recovery from the ...

Botetourt Co. to match Japan relief donations
By Botetourt Co. news release In response to the challenges facing the people of Japan following its earthquake, tsunami and nuclear reactor crises, Botetourt County staff is coordinating a fund drive to support the efforts of the Japanese Red Cross. ...

 Botetourt Co. emergency team to be honored for saving woman's life
A Botetourt Emergency Services Team used a new treatment to save a woman's life when she had a heart attack while driving. The team will be honored at a "Celebration of Heroes" breakfast later th ... (more) By Dawn Jefferies If the stars ever aligned, ...

McDonnell signs bill allowing Roanoke to start school before Labor Day
Roanoke Times
Bill Cleaveland, R-Botetourt County, overcame strong lobbying opposition to get the bill through the House of Delegates. A bipartisan push by Roanoke Valley senators got the bill through the Senate, even though the floor leaders in both parties opposed ...

Softball Hosts Dayton in Thursday Doubleheader
LAST TIME OUT: Ball State took a 6-2 contest from Robert Morris Sunday morning in Botetourt, Va. to close the Radford Invitational. Ball State outhit its opponent, 8-6, and the squad committed one error versus its opponents' three. ...


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