Board of Supervisors and School Board Partner for Upgraded HVAC Systems in Schools

October 16, 2020

In continued support of the partnership between the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors and the School Board, the Supervisors have allocated nearly $300,000 of the County’s Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding for the purchase and installation of new plasma generators for the HVAC systems in Botetourt schools. The Botetourt County (more…)

County Cancels Winter Sports Season; Launches Sports Equipment Lending Program

October 19, 2020

Today, Botetourt County announced that all winter recreation league activities, including basketball programming, will not take place this year. This decision comes as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise both regionally and nationally and as limitations about the safe use of facilities become front and center. Youth basketball relies primarily on school gymnasiums.  County and (more…)

Fire Prevention Week in Botetourt

October 5, 2020

Fincastle, VA — Botetourt County Department of Fire & EMS is teaming up with the National Fire  Protection Association (NFPA) to share the message for the 2020 Fire Prevention Week, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” According to NFPA, cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the United (more…)

Board Declares Broadband Week and Celebrates Broadband Successes

September 22, 2020

Botetourt County Board of Supervisors Declares October 5-11, 2020 Broadband Week, Celebrates Recent Buildouts, Progress Towards Goal   September 22, 2020 (Botetourt, VA) – During Tuesday afternoon’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Botetourt County officially declared that the week of October 5th-11th will be Botetourt Broadband Week. This celebration of community progress and connectivity is designed (more…)

Botetourt and Roanoke Gas Company Partner to Provide Service in Blue Ridge

August 31, 2020

Botetourt County, VA: As a bonus of the construction of the new Colonial Elementary School, Botetourt County and Roanoke Gas Company have partnered to bring natural gas service to the Blue Ridge community. The new school will be using natural gas-fired boilers; therefore, having the natural gas infrastructure in place is a critical piece of (more…)

Board Approves COVID-19 Grant Program for County Farmers

August 27, 2020

Daleville, VA – At the August 25, 2020, regular meeting, the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors approved the “Botetourt County COVID-19 Farm Operation Grant Program” to assist the County’s farm operations with COVID-19 pandemic-related losses. Grants will be available up to $5,000 per farm operation based primarily in Botetourt County. “The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted (more…)

Botetourt County Board Invests in Virtual Education

August 10, 2020

Botetourt County, VA: During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors has continued to invest in public education, allocating approximately $158,000 in order to purchase 534 new Chromebooks for students in Botetourt County Public Schools. These laptops can be used in the classroom as well as at home in a virtual learning environment. (more…)

Botetourt Wins Two Achievement Awards from Virginia Association of Counties

August 6, 2020

Botetourt County, VA – The Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) has awarded Botetourt County two Achievement Awards recognizing local government programs that exemplify innovation, that can be replicated in other localities, and that partner and collaborate with local governments, private enterprises, or state and federal governments. The two programs honored by the program are Botetourt’s (more…)

COVID-19 Small Business Grant Application

July 1, 2020

Botetourt’s new budget includes funding for a local small business assistance grant program. Local businesses will be invited to apply for up to $5,000 worth of direct assistance with professional service costs such as legal, accounting, marketing, ecommerce software, website development, technology hardware and/or lost inventory and sunk costs. To be eligible, small businesses must (more…)

Social Services Office to Close to the Public

July 7, 2020

The Social Services Office will be closed to the public beginning Wednesday, July 8th until further notice. Please visit the Department of Social Services’ website for contact information for services during this time. Social Services website