Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Botetourt County auto parts plant fined over emission monitoring -
Roanoke Times Tue, 05 Jul 2011 22:35 PM PDT
State environmental regulators have cited an automotive parts manufacturer for failing to properly monitor air emissions from its Botetourt County plant. ...

Roanoke man faces attempted murder charges in Botetourt Co. fight
By WSLS-TV Staff Reports A Roanoke man faces two attempted murder charges in Botetourt County, after investigators say he fired a handgun multiple times during a fight this past weekend.  ...

Roanoke man held in jail, charged with firing gun
Roanoke Times
Botetourt County sheriff's deputies have arrested a Roanoke man after he reportedly fired a handgun during a weekend altercation, then discarded that weapon at a nearby baseball field.  ...

 Roanoke celebrates Fourth of July, rain or shine
Roanoke Times
Megan Kingery, 16, of Botetourt County plays thumb war Monday with her boyfriend, Benjamin Sherman, 17, of Roanoke. "She keeps cheating," said Sherman. Andrew Graninger, 19, of Roanoke waves an American flag as he watches the fireworks ...

 State missed repercussions in passing air gun law
Roanoke Times
Ralph Smith, R-Botetourt County, voted for the bill because it facilitates practice for kids who will one day graduate to real guns. "I would rather a young person get experience with a less lethal weapon than a firearm," Smith explained. ...

 Storms damage Northside Middle School, airport area
Botetourt Co., Floyd Co., Giles Co., Grayson Co., Henry Co., and Wythe Co. each have more than 100 listed outages. WSLS's Ashley Roberts has flound trees blown down in areas around Roanoke Regional Airport. The only July 4th event that has been ...

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