Friday, April 20, 2012

Special Olympians compete in Roanoke
They came from the communities of Roanoke County, Roanoke City, Botetourt County, Franklin County, Bedford, and Salem. Their hard work and determination inspired the hundreds who turned out to cheer on the athletes. "It does. It touches my heart to see ...

 Mountains, parkway are focus of publicity campaign
Roanoke Times
The bureau receives its funding from the counties of Roanoke, Franklin and Botetourt and the cities of Roanoke and Salem. It also receives state grants. The next step will be marketing the brand through advertising campaigns, Howard said.

 Sounds of the Mountains Festival
Roanoke Times
That will change this weekend, when Weitkamp is one of the headliners at the Sounds of the Mountain Festival at Camp Bethel in Botetourt County, a 10-year-old event that she calls "one of the premier festivals on the East Coast, in the top five, easy.

 Advance Auto makes $125000 donation to community college program
Virginia Business Magazine
... administered by the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation. ... Training Center in Daleville and the Franklin Center in Rocky Mount.

Citizens rip Botetourt Co. budget
Roanoke Times
The Botetourt County Board of Supervisors listened Wednesday night during a public hearing to several impassioned residents expressing opposition to a proposed budget for the coming fiscal year that would rely on increases in real ...

Botetourt Co. budget proposal includes tax increases
Parents like Andrea Wilson have been watching the Botetourt County budget very closely, especially when rumors that her kids elementary school might close. "It hit very close to home,”Wilson said. “It was very frightening there for a little while ...

Advance gives $125000 for tuition at Va. Western
Roanoke Times
Foundation officials hope to persuade the counties of Botetourt, Craig and Roanoke to participate in the future. That way, free community college education would be in reach of all high schoolers in the service area of the state-funded school on ...

Route 220 back open in Botetourt County after tractor trailer crash
WSLS Newschannel 10 Roanoke Thu, 19 Apr 2012 14:11 PM PDT
Tractor Trailer crash has been cleared. Rt. 220 back open 

TRAFFIC ALERT: Tractor trailer crash blocks Route 220 in Botetourt County
WSLS Newschannel 10 Roanoke Thu, 19 Apr 2012 12:25 PM PDT
VDOT says a tractor trailer crash is blocking both southbound lanes of Route 220 in Botetourt County, about 3 miles south of Eagle Rock

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