Saturday, May 19, 2012

2 boys face charges in break-in at Bedford Middle School -
Roanoke Times Fri, 18 May 2012 21:14 PM PDT
 ... The teenagers, one from Bedford County and one from Botetourt County, have both been charged with one count of felony breaking and entering; one count of felony property damage; one count .

 Grand jury sent case of road rage that turned ugly -
Roanoke Times Fri, 18 May 2012 21:13 PM PDT
What began Jan. 11 as an apparent road-rage radio clash on northbound Interstate 81 in Botetourt County ended with one truck driver suffering serious head injuries after allegedly being attacked with a hammer by another on the side of the highway, according to testimony Friday in Botetourt County ...

Bedford Police charge two teens in middle school break-in
WSLS Newschannel 10 Roanoke Fri, 18 May 2012 10:29 AM PDT
Police charge Bedford County and Botetourt County 14-year-olds with four charges each  

US Forest Service closes roads in Botetourt, Rockbridge Counties after heavy rain
The public should use caution while traveling in Botetourt and Rockbridge Counties. The following is a status report for areas affected by flooding on the Glenwood & Pedlar Ranger District: Apple Tree Road (Forest Road #3034): Closed until further ...

 Flooding results in forest road closings
Roanoke Times
Five forest roads and two hiking trails in Botetourt and Rockbridge counties are closed because of nearly 9 inches of rain and the localized flooding that accompanied it earlier this week, according to the US Forest Service.

 Drenching rain closes some roads, trails in Washington and Jefferson Forests ...
The Republic
Forest Service spokesman Michael R. Williams said the road and trail closings are located in Botetourt (BATT'uh-tatt) and Rockbridge counties. Forest Service spokesman Michael R. Williams said the road and trail closings are located in Botetourt ...

What's the profile of a bully?
It is an issue that continues to play out day after day not only in schools but in the community, says Lord Botetourt High School sophomore Piper Gaul. "It is on Facebook or other social networking sites where people are almost too scared to do it in ...

Young Hokies reach softball regional
Richmond Times Dispatch
For members of Virginia Tech's heralded freshman class, their college ... the two teams met in Troutville in the first game of the fall season in September.

Police ID man killed in Bedford County wreck
Virginia State Police released the name this morning of the man killed ... Colby S. Poweel II, of Troutville, was the passenger in the bucket truck.

Synthetic drug use increased "exponentially" in Roanoke since Jan.
At a regional news conference Wednesday morning, police from Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Vinton, Salem, Botetourt County, and Virginia State Police joined together to announce a plan to fight the "growing problem" that is synthetic drug use in the ...


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