Hanson ready to go but Hokies are not

Lord Botetourt graduate Jesse Hanson is a 6’5”, 305-pound sophomore offensive lineman for the Virginia Tech football team this fall. Hanson and the Hokies...

‘Let Them Play’ rally held in Richmond last Monday

Richmond was the site of a “Let Them Play” rally on Monday afternoon as a group of parents and football fans “marched on the...

Ruritans’ pulled pork BBQ dinner set for September 26

The Bonsack/Blue Ridge Ruritan Club is sponsoring a pulled pork barbeque dinner from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26 at Bonsack United Methodist Church,...

Botetourt Kiwanis Club holds recycling event

The Botetourt Kiwanis Club held its annual recycling event Saturday, Sept. 12 at Lord Botetourt High School. Club members and members of the Key...

DAR urges recognition of Constitution Week

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution urges Americans to reflect on the United States Constitution during this month’s annual observance in honor...

American Legion Post makes donation to LOA

American Legion Post 240 has made a donation to Legion of Older Americans to support the area food banks.  Marvin Moore, representing Post 240,...

Forgotten Cemeteries for September 16 Edition

Burks Cemetery This cemetery is on private property in Buchanan. Sharon Crumbly donated the photos for this group to help document another “Forgotten Cemetery.” The oldest...

Church news for September 16 Edition

God’s Pit Crew fundraiser in Buchanan September 30 God's Pit Crew will hold a fundraiser assembling Children's Play Pails on September 30 at the Botetourt Event...

Library buzz for September 16 Edition

How would you describe how you’re feeling right now? If you’re sad, maybe you’re actually nostalgic, ashamed, heartbroken or blue. If you’re happy, maybe you’re...

Letters to the Editor for September 16 Edition

Editor: In these days of social unrest in so many areas of our nation and days that are leading up to our national elections, I...

Update from Dr. Molly O’Dell for September 16 Edition

This year has been interesting, to say the least. It is easy to get overwhelmed or caught up in a stressful situation and forget...

Botetourt 250th Celebration Facts – Troutville and the Appalachian Trail

Not all history in Botetourt is ancient. The premier hiking trail in America is the Appalachian Trail (AT) that runs from Maine to Georgia...

VDOT lists upcoming road projects in Botetourt County

The following is a list of upcoming highway projects that may impact traffic traveling in the Botetourt County this week, according to a news...

Toy drive underway for Carilion Children’s Hospital

Carilion Children's Hospital is in need of toys. Skylar Gay, Miss Chesterfield's Outstanding Teen with the Miss Virginia Organization, is hosting a toy drive. Prestige...

Register now open for upcoming blood drive

Registration is now open for the Red Cross blood drive on November 7 at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Daleville. There are power...

Morrow is new Alleghany Health District director

Dr. Cynthia Morrow is the new director for the City of Roanoke and Alleghany Health District, the Virginia Department of Health announced last week. Dr....

John Thomas is running for Fincastle Town Council

John Lindsay Thomas of Fincastle has announced his candidacy to run for an open seat on the Fincastle Town Council in the upcoming 2020...

Historical Society holds annual meeting

The Botetourt County Historical Society & Museum had its delayed annual meeting on September 10 in the Botetourt County Courthouse parking lot. Ed McCoy...

Botetourt County History for September 16 Edition

This mannequin is wearing the costume worn in the 1970 Botetourt County Bicentennial pageant. It was worn by Valydia Scott Coon Smith. The 14-foot bench...

Concert by Mountain Highway at Limestone Park

The bluegrass/gospel group Mountain Highway will be performing a drive-in concert at Limestone Park on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. A love offering will...
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