Friday, June 10, 2011

Fire at historic Roanoke home sparked by electrical failure
Roanoke Times
The two-story, 5100-square-foot Greek Revival mansion was built 1830 by some of the first immigrants to the region on land owned by the late Botetourt County Sheriff William McClanahan, according to the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. ...


Abduction trial postponed for suspect
Gazette Virginian
In court Wednesday, Judge James R. Swanson appointed Mark Claytor as lead capital counsel, with the defendant's current attorney, Thomas W. Roe Jr. of Botetourt, as assistant counsel. Claytor explained outside the courtroom that he has experience with ...


Roanoke Valley Libraries Now Offers Downloadable Audiobooks and
Botetourt County Library, in cooperation with the other members of the Roanoke Valley Libraries, is offering a new free service in downloadable e-books and ...
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 Putney will seek another term in House of Delegates
Roanoke Times
Lacey Putney, I-Bedford, announced Wednesday that he will run for re-election in a reconfigured district that includes the city of Bedford and part of Bedford County, most of Botetourt County, and all of Alleghany County and Covington. ...


I-81 truck safety blitz finds violations
WSLS
By Meagan Farley Virginia State Trooper JM Thompson randomly picked a tractor trailer for inspection Wednesday, at the Botetourt County weigh station on Interstate 81. It is part of a 72 hour commercial vehicle safety blitz. Trooper Thompson makes sure ...


Putney to seek 26th term in Virginia General Assembly
Roanoke Times
Lacey Putney, I-Bedford, announced today that he will seek a 26th term this fall, running in a reconfigured district that includes the city of Bedford and part of Bedford County, most of Botetourt County, and all of Alleghany County and Covington. ...


AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL
Franklin News Post
Post 6 will play 16 regular-season games against opposition from Martinsville, Amherst, New River, Botetourt, Salem, Lynchburg, Big Island, Roanoke, South Boston and Vinton. Post 6 will host the district's postseason tournament again this season with ..


 Roanoke Valley Governor's School senior pushes self
Roanoke Times
A total of 60 seniors will graduate from home high schools in Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, Franklin and Roanoke counties and Roanoke and Salem. Governor's school seniors from the class of 2011 received more than $3.5 million in cumulative scholarships ...


Putney plans to seek another term
Richmond Times Dispatch
In redistricting, the General Assembly added Alleghany County and Covington to the 19th District, which also includes the city of Bedford and parts of Bedford and Botetourt counties. Putney said he will use his years of seniority and committee ...


SUMMER BASEBALL
Franklin News Post
... 1 of 3 with a run scored an an RBI; and Talley was 1 of 2 with a run scored. Franklin County is in a division with Staunton River, Bassett, Magna Vista and Martinsville. Its non-division opponents are Northside, William Byrd, Alleghany and Botetourt.


  Federal court case weighs conflict between Botetourt County company's and ...
Roanoke Times
The EEOC announced in September it would sue Botetourt County-based Lawrence Transportation for allegedly violating federal law prohibiting religious discrimination when the company declined three years ago to hire Christopher Woodson. ...


Putney plans run for 26th term
Lynchburg News and Advance
Putney, I-Bedford, disclosed plans Tuesday to seek his 26 th two-year term, this time in a district that has gained Alleghany County as part of its territory, along with his familiar northern Bedford County and most of Botetourt County. ...
      

 JF girls, boys sweep Titans in state quarterfinals
Nelson County Times
JF, by contrast, was fresh off a Region III semifinal shootout over Lord Botetourt on Thursday and felt as confident going into PKs as it did going into the game. "It feels fantastic," said JF senior forward Chelsea Hayes, who had a goal overturned by ...


Delegate Putney Running for Re-election
WSET
Under the new redistricting plan, that area would cover Bedford, Covington, Alleghany County, parts of Bedford County, and most of Botetourt. Putney has been in politics for almost 50 years. He says, after he talked with folks in those areas and other ...


Highlanders end Floyd season
Southwest Virginia Today
The FCHS softball team lost to Glenvar 5-3 in the Region C, Division 2 tournament semifinals Thursday at Botetourt Sports Complex. The Highlanders advance to the state tournament, while the loss ended the season for the Lady Buffs. ...


 Roanoke is once again in contention as lawmakers resume redistricting
Roanoke Times
Ralph Smith, R-Botetourt County, said lawmakers should preserve Roanoke's traditional alignment with the 6th District. "It's been the main population area of the 6th District," said Smith, a former Roanoke mayor who sits on the Privileges and Elections ...

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