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where good friends meet great food

Tammie’s Place is located at 19857 Main Street in Buchanan. By Matt de Simone   Last May, Tammie’s Place in Buchanan opened its doors, introducing guests to the restaurant’s delicious...

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The 2022 Botetourt County fair highlights local agriculture

A look at the ring used during the fair’s livestock show. Buchanan Board of Supervisor representative Amy White conducted the food walk last Saturday. 4-H member Ryan Borer competes during the livestock show. A goat knows when its being photographed. A youngster observes the chickens on display at the Botetourt County Fair in Buchanan last weekend. By Matt de Simone   The Botetourt County Fair returned to Buchanan Town Park last weekend. A plethora of events saw visitors from throughout...

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where good friends meet great food

Tammie’s Place is located at 19857 Main Street in Buchanan. By Matt de Simone   Last May, Tammie’s Place in Buchanan opened its doors, introducing guests to the restaurant’s delicious entrees and welcome atmosphere. The new restaurant came to be when restaurant owner Tammie Frate and her fiancé, Frank, went tubing down the James River last summer and noticed a “for sale” sign outside the building located at 19857 Main Street on the corner of Main and Lowe Streets. “People...

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Botetourt County grand jury returns indictments

The Botetourt County August grand jury returned the following true bills last week: DIRECT INDICTMENTS James Manuel Aquino of Fincastle, five counts of rape, five counts of object sexual penetration, five counts of forcible sodomy James Vivian Bedwell Jr. of Hillsville, possession of Schedule I/II drugs Michael Phillip Bibb of Charlotte, N.C., possession of marijuana with intent, failure to appear Michael Aaron Bowden of Roanoke, grand larceny, conspiracy to commit grand larceny Chasity Dawn Brant of Gap Mills, W.Va., possession...

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Honey Festival August 20 at Botetourt Farmers Market

The Botetourt Farmers Market and Botetourt Beekeepers Association are partnering to host the first official Honey Festival on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 8:30 a.m.-noon. This is known as National Honey Bee Day, or World Honey Bee Day. Activities & Info for that day: Up to 10 local honey vendors Educational – Learn about the importance of bees, named the most important living being on earth, and unfortunately, endangered (Earthwatch Institute, Royal Geographic Society of London, 2019). Observe live honey bee...

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Botetourt County announces August Movie in the Park

Botetourt County Parks & Recreation is teaming up with Botetourt County Libraries for an end-of-summer celebration at Blue Ridge Park on Saturday, Aug. 13. They will be showing the popular Disney Movie “Encanto!” Grab a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a free movie with family and friends. Botetourt County Libraries will have a dunk tank where attendees can “dunk” their favorite county or school librarian, plus there will be outdoor crafts. During the event, they will also announce the...

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Operation Christmas Child meeting September 10 at Mill Creek Baptist

Operation Christmas Child’s local Area Team will sponsor an informational meeting and complimentary lunch on September 10 at 10 a.m.at Mill Creek Baptist Church located at 11475 Lee Highway, Fincastle. Operation Christmas Child is a charitable organization that, through partnership with local volunteers, provides shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene products and school supplies to children around the world who may be living in poverty stricken or war torn areas.  Last year, for example, shoeboxes were delivered to Ukraine just...

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Toys 4 Bot-E-Tots 2022 toy drive campaign begins

Toys 4 Bot-E-Tots 2022 Toy Drive Campaign is under way counting down to September 17 for a toy drive and poker run event. The Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office will be partnering with the campaign in a community outreach effort to bring awareness to a worthwhile cause and to assist in helping the community members provide toys to those children in need in Botetourt. BBQ tickets are now available and can be purchased from members of the JRHS FFA and LBHS...

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Nichols receives Paul Harris Fellow award

Dee Nichols was recognized as the most recent recipient of Rotary’s Paul Harris Fellow award at the August 3 meeting of the Botetourt County Rotary Club.  This recognition acknowledges those individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of at least $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation, the charitable arm of Rotary. Many other notable figures have been named Paul Harris Fellows, including U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, U.S. astronaut James Lovell, UN Secretary-General Javier...

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Lions Club presents achievement, monetary awards to young author

Carole Smith (left), Rachel Edwards, and Teresa Fridley Rachel Edwards was presented an achievement award from Teresa Fridley, president, and Carole Smith representing the Daleville-Fincastle Lions Club.  Lion Michael Jackson funded the monetary award that will be continued through her four years of college pending satisfaction of academic requirements. Edwards will be attending Hollins University starting in the fall. She authored the book “Giollachrist: Lighting the Candle” while she was a junior in high school. “Her talent is an inspiration...

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Line dancing classes offered at Community Center in Vinton

Free line dancing classes are available at the Charles R. Hill Community Center, located at the Vinton War Memorial in Vinton on Tuesdays at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The 10 a.m. class is appropriate for “beginner-plus” students, who are just a little more advanced than beginners. The 11:30 a.m. class is for those just starting out in line dancing. The 6 p.m. class is an advanced class. These classes are open to everyone. Registration is not required....

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