Saturday, July 07, 2012

Bedford man files $25 million suit against law enforcement, judges, prosecutors
Lynchburg News and Advance
Keith Lamonte Hill's hand-written suit alleges Botetourt County deputies did not have the authority to place a GPS tracking device on his car parked at his Bedford City home, on Sept. 16, 2010. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the ...


Ex-Buchanan treasurer admits embezzlement
San Francisco Chronicle
Media outlets report Wanda G. Smith of Buchanan pleaded guilty Thursday in Botetourt County Circuit Court to 12 felony embezzlement counts. Commonwealth's Attorney Joel Branscom says the state will seek at least $145000 in restitution.


Southwest Virginia reservists heading to Afghanistan
Roanoke Times
Troutville resident Wendy Nelson said her son, Spencer, 23, a 2007 graduate of Lord Botetourt High School, is among those being deployed. Wendy Nelson said she's aware of at least two other soldiers from Botetourt County and one from Roanoke who are ...


 Foundation for Roanoke Valley gives grants to local non-profits
WSLS
The Fund, advised by The Fishburn Family, supports cultural, educational, and social services programs in the cities of Roanoke and Salem and Roanoke County, Botetourt County, and Craig County. Apple Ridge Farm was awarded $5000 to support its 2012 ...


Storm Repairs Linger for Co-ops
Electric Co-op Today
Newcastle-based Craig-Botetourt Electric Cooperative was able to restore service to hundreds of its members in time for the holiday by rerouting service from two disabled substations to a pair of working substations. Repairs to the system serving more ...


Red Cross closes overnight shelters, begins totaling relief efforts
WSLS
A total of 1815 people took advantage of the overnight accommodations, with 57people staying Thursday night in Red Cross shelters open in Roanoke, Lynchburg, Botetourt, Dublin, Hot Springs and Covington. Those who needed additional assistance were ...


Thunderstorms add to area's power outages
Roanoke Times
... percent of its customers will see power restored by late Sunday. The company hopes to have power restored tonight to Bedford, Botetourt, Franklin and Roanoke counties, as well as Roanoke city


 Ex-Buchanan treasurer admits embezzlement
Washington Examiner Fri, 06 Jul 2012 06:37 AM PDT
BUCHANAN, Va. (AP) รข€” Buchanan's former treasurer faces up to 150 years in prison for embezzling from the town. Media outlets report Wanda G. Smith of Buchanan pleaded guilty Thursday in Botetourt County Circuit Court to 12 felony embezzlement counts. Sentencing is set for Aug. 9. 


     

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