Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Botetourt residents vent about budget
Roanoke Times
Speaker after speaker in Botetourt County said at a public meeting Tuesday night that they'd rather endure an increase in real estate or personal property taxes than see key programs or services cut. Others spoke against raising taxes, ...

Botetourt County Supervisors hear concerns over budget
There was standing room only inside the auditorium at Lord Botetourt High School on Tuesday night, as citizens voiced their concerns on possible school budgets cuts. One of the items on the table is cutting athletics. The idea doesn't sit well with ...

Austrian company reneges on Botetourt County plans
Roanoke Times
15 its plans to spend $5 million to build and equip a plant in the Botetourt Center at Greenfield in Botetourt County. Now the deal looks to be dead in the water. On March 13, FCTech filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the US Bankruptcy Court in Roanoke.

Botetourt County Schools struggle with budget deficit
Botetourt County Schools e-mailed a letter to parents saying that without more funding from the county, difficult cuts would have to be made. This could include salary reductions, staff reductions, eliminating certain middle school and high school ...

Botetourt County schools face tough budget cuts
Tough decisions will have to be made sooner rather than later in Botetourt County. Officials there are facing a $1 million shortfall in next year's budget. They decided to ask citizens what they should do and it drew a big crowd on Tuesday night.

Botetourt recognizes Burgess, welcomes new County Administrator
"What goes through my mind most is pride that we were able to do all of those thing, invest in Botetourt County, provide great facilities for our citizens," Burgess told WDBJ7, "and we reduced the tax rate. So I don't think many localities can say that ...

Valley Judge Forced into Mandatory Retirement
NBC 29 News
Franklin is chief judge for Virginia's 25th judicial circuit, which stretches from Augusta to Botetourt counties. That's meant a lot of time on the road. "He may come over here before he heads over to Staunton for the day," said Briggs.

Trayvon Martin case has many of you asking when do you have the right to ...
In 2009, a Botetourt County homeowner shot and killed a man who was trying to break into the family's home. It was clear from the 911 tapes, the family was under siege. Jody Hoover wasn't charged because the prosecutor said he had the right to defend ...

 Mavericks outlast Shady Spring in extra innings
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
They came a long way defensively and offensively with this game,” Bostic said. “They have nothing to hang their heads about.” Shady Spring hosts Independence at 5:30 pm today. James Monroe plays Friday in the Lord Botetourt Tournament.


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