Monday, April 30, 2012

Council seats up for grabs in Tuesday's vote
Roanoke Times
Middlecamp decided not to seek re-election after serving as mayor for six years and having served for 14 years on Buchanan Town Council in Botetourt County. Five people will be on the ballot for two-year terms for six council seats.

Lady Scots Hosting 2012 NCCAA Mid-East Region Softball Tournament
The Chattanoogan
The champion of the tournament will represent the Mid-East Region at the 2012 NCCAA Softball National Championship on May 10-12 in Botetourt County, Va. Game 3: 1:00 pm - Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2: stats Game 4: 3:00 pm - Winner Game 2 vs.

17-year cicadas appearing in several counties in region
Roanoke Times
"Brood I of the periodical cicada, the 'Blue Ridge Brood,' will emerge this spring, so get ready for a lot of hollering in some locations in Botetourt, Rockbridge, Bedford and nearby counties," Day said. The website says the noisy ...

Lynchburg man and companion uninjured after canoe overturns
Lynchburg News and Advance
According to Roakes, the two men, one from Lynchburg and one from Pennsylvania, put in on Thursday in Buchanan in Botetourt County. They overturned above the Balcony Falls rapids, Roakes said, but were found on shore on the Bedford County side of the ...

Cedarville repeats as NCCAA region champs
Yellow Jackets Sports Information
Cedarville, 33-19 overall, returns to the NCCAA National Tournament on May 10-12 at Botetourt County, Va. The Lady Jackets entered the four-team regional as the No. 2 seed. They rallied to defeat host Spring Arbor 3-2 in 8 innings in the first round on ...

Roanoke's Open Studios Tour offers window into artists' workspaces and homes
Roanoke Times
Bullington noted with pride that Botetourt County painter Nancy Stark, one of the co-founders of Signature 9 gallery downtown, is also joining the tour for the first time this year, exhibiting in sculptor Dave Wertz's studio at 430 Walnut Ave.

Lord Botetourt wins battle of District Unbeatens
WSLS Newschannel 10 Roanoke Fri, 27 Apr 2012 20:58 PM PDT
   Friday at Northside served as a Blue Ridge District battle of the titans. 

Roanoke Man Facing Bond Revocation After Failing Drug Test
Rockbridge Weekly Fri, 27 Apr 2012 09:17 AM PDT
A 32-year-old Roanoke man who was facing bond revocation Thursday morning after failing a drug test fled through a Botetourt County Court House window but was apprehended 68 minutes later in a creek bed an estimated 600 yards away.  


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