Monday, January 30, 2012

Botetourt County's Jerry Burgess sets a perfect example
Roanoke Times
Burgess, Botetourt County's administrator for nearly 20 years, will retire on March 15.  ...

Lord Botetourt wrestler Jones pursues perfect ending
Lord Botetourt's Mike Jones goes on the attack as he chases a state championship.

Lauren Alaina Rewards High School Kids With Concert
Taste of Country
Lauren Alaina made a guest appearance recentlyat James River High School in Buchanan, Va. to a student body of just 500. The school received Alaina's performance as a reward for winning a local competition hosted by the radio station Star Country ...

American Idol runner-up performs at a local high school
It's not everyday a country music star like Lauren Alaina performs at your high school. Students at James River High School won a contest from Star Country (WSLC-FM). Every year, Star Country holds a contest to see which area school can raise the most ...

 American Idol runner-up stops by James River High School | The ...
James River High School enjoys a free concert from American Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina.

Making it series: Learning to live without
Roanoke Times
His Davis Plastering built the walls for about half the homes in Ashley Plantation, a Botetourt County subdivision, he said. 

Just name your price, folks
The Virginian-Pilot
Chris Head of Botetourt, who has proposed testing welfare recipients for drug use despite no evidence that they're any more prone to the problem than, say, the football team at nearby Virginia Tech? I'm guessing quite a few sponsors would like a piece ...

 A cool Botetourt buck with a “flyer” point | Mark Taylor's Wild Life ...
The Wild Life blog focuses on the outdoors in the Roanoke Valley and beyond, with topics such as fishing, hunting, hiking and more.

Girls Hoops: Lord Botetourt vs. Northside | WSLS 10
The Lord Botetourt Cavaliers visit the Northside Vikings in Girls' Basketball.

Botetourt County man, 54, gets 3 years in marijuana operation
Roanoke Times
 A man who tended a crop of more than 500 marijuana plants inside a Botetourt County barn was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison.  ...

Botetourt County Schools helping Craig County Students
Botetourt County was more than willing to help out. "Often times you see competitiveness in education, whereas this is showing how if a student is going to benefit we're going to work together," said Lisa Barnett, Career Technical Coordinator for ...

Man involved in Botetourt County crash, chase to serve 2 years
Roanoke Times
 A man who led police on a 12-mile chase in Botetourt County last March after fleeing the scene of a wreck has been sentenced to two years in prison.  ...

Smith Mountain Lake Chamber recognized businesses at annual awards dinner
The Norma Jean Teass Award for community leadership went to Cheryl Ward of Bank of Botetourt...

Virginia bill would test welfare recipients for drug use
The Virginian-Pilot
Delegate Christopher T. Head, R-Botetourt, left, talks with members of the media after the bill calling for drug testing of welfare recipients passed the House Health, Welfare and Institutions committee at the General Assembly Building in Richmond, Va.


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