Crosson makes presentation on Lewis & Clark Legacy Trail to Board of Supervisors

A look at one of the interactive maps accessible on the Virginia Lewis & Clark Legacy Trail’s website. By Matt de Simone   Peggy Crosson of Fincastle recently made a presentation to the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors about the eastern extension of the Lewis & Clark Legacy Trail into the county. Crosson is a former executive Director of Historic Fincastle Inc. and spent many years as Director of Patient Services and Volunteers for Carilion in Roanoke. She is the president of the Virginia Lewis & Clark Legacy Trail (VLCLT) project. For over 10 years, Crosson, along with co-chairs of the Legacy Trail Initiative, Kip and Lyn Burton, as well as a number of individuals continue working together to...

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Annual change in SNAP benefits began Oct. 1

Beginning Oct. 1, all Virginia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) “participants will see an increase in their benefits due to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s recent update to the Thrifty Food Plan methodology, the first since 1975. SNAP benefits are based on the Thrifty Food Plan to estimate...

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Schools experience leveling of COVID-19 cases

By Taylor Boyd After weeks of changing data, the Patrick County Public Schools system and neighboring school divisions are seeing a stagnation of COVID-19 cases and quarantines, according to the various schools’ COVID-19 dashboards.  Walter Scott, vice-chairman of the Patrick County School Board and Smith River District representative, said he...

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