Monday, April 11, 2011

Burdened by regulation
Roanoke Times
Mechanic Charles Crawford works on a diesel truck engine at Lawrence Transportation Systems in Botetourt County. Chip Lawrence (left) of the Lawrence Cos. listens to cost estimates of truck registrations during a meeting at the company. ...

Clean Valley Day: Sprucing up the neighborhoods
Roanoke Times
Participants cleaned neighborhoods in Roanoke, Salem and Vinton, and Roanoke and Botetourt counties. Last year, 76 teams and 1800 volunteers collected 34.9 tons of trash and 468 tires, according to the council's website. Siegel said numbers for this ...

 In 1861 Richmond was a blend of Northern industry and Southern attitudes
Richmond Times Dispatch
Anderson, who came from Botetourt County near Roanoke, had seen slaves working in rural furnaces that made pig iron to ship to places such as Tredegar. "That's the irony of it — Anderson and other manufacturers, they actually believe in the capability ...


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