Water Authority Sponsors Drug Take-Back

April 29, 2017

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…)

Major Detour for Rt. 11 at Exit 150

December 20, 2016

SALEM — Due to weather conditions forecasted for this weekend, the opening of Gateway Crossing and the detour for Route 11 has been re-scheduled for Tuesday, December 20. The traffic switch is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and drivers should expect delays throughout the day. Traffic in the area may be stopped periodically as (more…)

Board Looks to the Future

December 10, 2016

Fincastle, VA – The Board of Supervisors has reaffirmed its strategic vision for the County. On December 10, the Board received updates from staff regarding the County’s strategic priorities. The priorities cover all aspects of the County, from the development of the Gateway Crossing area and other economic development initiatives to improved quality of life (more…)

Burn Ban Lifted

December 5, 2016

Fincastle, VA – At 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 5, 2016, Botetourt County Administrator Gary Larrowe    announced the lifting of the burn ban that had been in effect since mid-November. The recent rain and the     forecast for more this week prompted the action. “The return of this wet weather has been a blessing,” said Larrowe. (more…)

Elections Press Release Regarding Misleading Letters

September 21, 2016

The Virginia Department of Elections has received numerous phone calls from concerned voters who received a letter suggesting their voter registration status was in question. Similar letters have been sent by at least two separate organizations – America’s Future, Inc. and the Voter Participation Center. Letters sent by these organizations have reportedly been addressed to (more…)

ScaleUp Offering Assistance to Botetourt Businesses

September 30, 2016

Fincastle, VA – ScaleUp Roanoke Valley is seeking Botetourt County businesses to participate in its next series of business planning and growth sessions. ScaleUp specializes in assisting small businesses to grow, including in terms of sales and job growth. “A variety of resources are available for Botetourt County’s businesses to start, grow and thrive, and (more…)

Botetourt Partners with Businesses for New Welding Lab

October 4, 2016

Fincastle, VA – At a joint meeting of the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors and School Board, officials from the County, the schools, and the business community praised the partnership that has formed to offer state-of-the-art learning opportunities for the County’s students. The advanced welding lab at the Botetourt Technical Education Center (BTEC) is a (more…)

Localities Thank Regional Legislative Delegation

March 30, 2016

Welcome Home Virginia Legislators! The local governments of the Cities of Roanoke and Salem, and the Counties of Botetourt, Franklin, and Roanoke wish to thank our Virginia Legislators for the legislative successes during the recent session. We are proud to show our appreciation for their teamwork and regional cooperation this year.