Monday, June 04, 2012

Friday's tornadoes too close for comfort
5:20PM The same line of storms headed toward Botetourt County. Perhaps the most compelling photos of the day came from Cathy Benson of the Botetourt View. Benson was one of several people that saw what appeared to be a funnel cloud, or perhaps even a ...

Botetourt Co. cloud formation intrigues National Weather Service
Roanoke Times
A cloud formation resembling a tornado appeared near the area between Grove Hill Road and Old Fincastle Road in Botetourt County on Friday evening. The National Weather Service may investigate the formation. The National Weather Service ...

Botetourt County man shoots self while reading gun's manual
Roanoke Times
A Botetourt County man accidentally shot himself Friday while reading the instruction manual for a gun he had just purchased. The 28-year-old suffered injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening after shooting himself in the ...

JF girls soccer wins Region III title
Jefferson Forest's girls soccer team outshot Spotswood 29-4 and came away with a 5-3 victory in Saturday's Region III final at Lord Botetourt. The Trailblazers (19-1) actually scored first, on a roped shot from the left side by Claire O'Donnell, ...

A growing family
Roanoke Times
Makenzi Bowman, 7, kisses a hen held by brother Seth Bowman, 12, as mother Wendy Shupe and stepfather Jeff Shupe look on at their Botetourt County home. The Shupes are both teachers. Mario (left) and Lina are pictured during a visit to their orphanages ...

 Botetourt County deputies arrest three, seize heroin in I-81 traffic stop
Roanoke Times
A routine traffic stop on Interstate 81 Thursday resulted in the seizure of 300 bags of heroin and pending charges related to a rash of burglaries, said Botetourt County Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle.

Seven area teams competing in five Region III finals tonight
Lynchburg News and Advance
First, at 5 pm, Forest's girls soccer team puts its 18-1 record to the test against 19-0 Spotswood at Lord Botetourt. Here's a game-by-game glance at tonight's matchups. The top-seeded Dragons shut out their first two regional opponents, Stuarts Draft ...

Three Arrested for Possession of Heroin
Botetourt Co., VA – Officials have arrested three people for possession of heroin, according to the Botetourt County Sheriff's Department. Officials say they seized $6000 worth of heroin at a routine traffic stop Thursday night on I-81 near exit 167.

Thousands lose power after storms in Southwest Virginia
Roanoke Times
A cloud formation appeared near the area between Grove Hill Road and Old Fincastle Road in Botetourt County on Friday evening. The phenomenon has not been confirmed as a tornado, but photos of the formation have been sent to the National Weather ...

PREP SOFTBALL: Bath County rallies past Holston, 5-4, in Region C ...
DALEVILLE, Va. – Holston High School's softball team is confident now that it can score some runs and collect some hits off Bath County star pitcher Jailyn ...

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