Tuesday, April 05, 2011

11-year-old Botetourt County pool player is ahead of the 8 ball
Roanoke Times
Botetourt County fifth-grader Shane Wolford shoots pool with such precocity that grown men shrink from facing him across the span of green felt. ...

Republican senators devise ways to buck Democratic redistricting plan
Lynchburg News and Advance
If the proposed districts are approved, Smith could do one of three things: stay in his Botetourt County residence and seek the Republican nomination against Newman; move to Roanoke; or move to a newly drawn Senate District 19, where more than 50 ...

Budget-strapped Roanoke once again weighs service cuts
Roanoke Times
... In particular, they're concerned about the high euthanization rate at the center, which serves Roanoke, Roanoke County, Botetourt County and Vinton. ...

Republican senators devise ways to buck Democratic redistricting plan
Ralph Smith, R-Botetourt County, into a redrawn 23 rd District that stretches from Lynchburg to Craig County and the West Virginia line.  ...

Redistricting proposals make lots of little changes in Central Va.
The Daily Progress
Ralph Smith, R-Botetourt, with Sen. Steve Newman, R-Lynchburg, into one district, according to VPAP.  ...

Appalachian Power asks for Virginia rate increases
Appalachian Power is asking Virginia regulators to increase its rates starting early next year because of the rising costs of producing and delivering electricity to customers. ...

 High School Roundup: SHS's Patterson Gets No-Hitter
The Harrisonburg Daily News-Record Mon, 04 Apr 2011 00:05 AM PDT
DALEVILLE - Freshman pitcher Anna Patterson threw a no-hitter, giving up two unearned runs while striking out 10 and walking one as Spotswood High School won its first softball game of the season, 4-2 over Patrick County at the Lord Botetourt tournament. 


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