Saturday, July 16, 2011

Botetourt County man reaps reward from wind
Roanoke Times
Mark Hanson is an alternative energy enthusiast living in Botetourt County. He gets his power from solar panels and a little from a wind turbine. But as more residents turn to renewable resources, local governments are setting up ...

Botetourt Co. lake being drained
Friday was the last day for a local day care group to play at Botetourt County's Rainbow Forest Lake. The state ordered the neighborhood association to gradually drain the lake over concerns about the safety of the dam. The kids have been coming here ...

Group uses baseball to reach out to kids in the Dominican Republic
A Botetourt County church group recently completed a mission trip to the Dominican Republic. We showed you part of the trip Thursday night. It was organized through SCORE International, a sports based ministry. SCORE's US headquarters is located in ...

5 Goonz members sentenced in home invasions in Roanoke area
Roanoke Times
Assistant US Attorney Charlene Day said investigators from the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives task force, along with police in Roanoke and Roanoke County, and the Botetourt County Sheriff's Office, brought down the gang after ...

Franklin News Post
4. defeated Salem Post 3, 10-0, Botetourt Post 240, 13-1, Rocky Mount Post 6, 13-11, and Post 16 Red in the finals of the winner's bracket, 11-9. Post 16 Red, seeded No. 2, defeated New River Post 68 and South Boston Post 8. ...

Summer vacation took on a new meaning for a group of Roanoke area high school students
WDBJ 7 Roanoke Fri, 15 Jul 2011 08:14 AM PDT
A group of 14, six leaders and eight high school students from Orchard Hills Church in Botetourt went to Santo Domingo on a mission trip Santo Domingo, the Dominican's capital city, is a bustling metropolis of nearly three million people. But less than an hour's drive from the city, sugar cane dots the landscape, where the pace is much slower, and the life much simpler.

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