Fincastle Library’s Jingle Bell Jamboree

December 1, 2017

The Fincastle Friends of the Library will be sponsoring a unique opportunity to shop local and support the library at the same time, with their first annual art and crafts fair on December 1st and 2nd, 2017. The Jingle Bell Jamboree will feature local artists, craftsmen, and an author. They will be displaying and selling (more…)

Botetourt Parks & Recreation Survey

October 23, 2017

The Botetourt Department of Recreation and Facilities is trying to better understand what recreational resources our residents and visitors are using and how we can improve. Survey responses will inform updates to the Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan ensures the County grows and develops in line with our collective vision of the future. Have five minutes? (more…)

Harkness Screens Starts Production in Botetourt

October 4, 2017

CLOVERDALE, VA (October 3, 2017)– Harkness Screens will soon begin manufacturing large high-performance coated 2D and 3D cinema screens in EastPark Commerce Center in Botetourt County, Virginia. The company, which is relocating manufacturing from Fredericksburg, Virginia as part of a multi-million dollar investment, will employ up to 50 people in the first phase with significant (more…)

Exit 150 Roundabout Set to Open

September 19, 2017

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Traffic Study for US 220 and Catawba Road

September 12, 2017

Botetourt County recently contracted with the engineering firm Mattern & Craig in order to obtain concepts for future improvements at the intersection of US 220 and Catawba Road. This study is a part of ongoing infrastructure planning in the County and will inform County leaders about the possibilities available at the intersection. Moreover, the study (more…)

Update on Status of Tinker Creek

August 14, 2017

The following update has been provided by the Virginia Department of Health: On Monday, August 7th, DEQ Water Monitoring staff collected additional water samples from Tinker Creek.  Sampling locations ranged from the vicinity of the spill to the Route 24 bridge across Tinker Creek near the confluence with the Roanoke River. Water samples were analyzed (more…)

Recreation Incentive Fund Program Opens Up

July 17, 2017

Fincastle, VA – Botetourt County’s Department of Recreation & Facilities is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 Recreation Incentive Fund Program. This award-winning program offers matching funds to community service groups, individuals, and businesses wishing to make recreation-related capital improvements on publicly owned property. This year a total of $35,000 of matching funds will be (more…)

Botetourt Urges Preparedness When Hiking

July 17, 2017

Fincastle, VA — In the past two weeks, Botetourt Fire & EMS search and rescue personnel have responded to three separate events along the Tinker Mountain section of the Appalachian Trail for distressed hikers. In at least two of the cases, a lack of preparedness was the main reason for needing assistance. “Every year we try (more…)

County Appoints Fire and EMS Chief

April 18, 2017

Fincastle, VA – Botetourt County has appointed Matthew Britt as its next Chief of Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Britt brings more than a decade of experience and education in fire and EMS service to his new post. In this role, Britt will oversee a combined fire and EMS system of a dozen volunteer fire (more…)

Upper James River Water Trail Receives International Recognition

December 22, 2016

Upper James River Water Trail Receives International Recognition Travel and Leisure magazine, one of the premier travel magazines, has recognized the Upper James River Water Trail in Botetourt County as a destination for adventure travel novices. The list of destinations is specifically intended for beginning adventurers who want to experience the great outdoors without needing expert-level skill. (more…)