Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Rabies worries increase in the valleys
Roanoke Times
On Friday, Animal Control Officer Dave Horton with the Botetourt County Sheriff's Office bags a dead fox suspected of being rabid. Animal Control Officer Dave Horton (left), with the Botetourt County Sheriff's Office, and property ...

Debs win first two games in playoffs
Gazette Virginian
Two wins in their first games have the Halifax American Debs in good position after the first two days of the Dixie Softball Debs State Tournament in Botetourt. Halifax blasted Brunswick 28-1 Friday in its opener, before shutting out Powhatan 7-0 on ...

 Belles record shutout in state opener
Gazette Virginian
Taylor Barnes had an RBI triple and RBI single, and she combined with Courtney Epps to pitch a no-hit shutout, as the Halifax American Belles all-stars opened the Dixie Softball Belles State Tournament with a 7-0 win over Lunenburg in Botetourt. ...

Redrawing circuits will delay cases, lawyers say
Staunton News Leader
Under the current system, Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County are part of the 25th Circuit, which includes Rockbridge-area, Botetourt and Craig counties to the south. Janis' proposal would make the two local cities and county part of a ...

Goonz's escalation led to downfall, Roanoke police say
Roanoke Times
In March 2010, Goonz members implicated in the Botetourt County home invasion were arrested. By the end of the month, they began implicating one another in crimes. Perkins said Roanoke police have long tracked local gang activity. ...


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