Craig-Botetourt and Botetourt County Awarded Grant for Broadband Deployment

April 8, 2019

Fincastle, VA – Governor Ralph Northam has announced the Craig-Botetourt Electric Cooperative (CBEC) and Botetourt County as the recipients of a 2019 Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI) Grant from Virginia’s Department of Housing and Community Development. The competitive grant will provide nearly $760,000 for building fiber-to-the-home for 621 homes and 52 businesses, covering one third of (more…)

PPEA Public Notice for Conceptual Phase Broadband Proposals Received

May 28, 2019

Proposal Received Lumos Networks   PPEA – CONCEPTUAL PHASE BROADBAND PROPOSALS Botetourt County seeks a private partner to construct, deploy, operate, and maintain fiber-to-the-home Internet Services to unserved residents and businesses within the eleven unplanned areas identified in this Solicitation.  Complete details and goals are given in the RFP Package available (HERE) by request from (more…)

Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge New Ad Campaign Videos

April 3, 2019

Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge (VBR) unveiled a new place marketing campaign, “Be A #Trailsetter” investing over $1 million to attract more visitors to the region. The campaign showcases the mountains of possibilities that visitors and locals alike will discover in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, described as a metro-mountain vacation destination. We invite you to post, share (more…)

Census Awareness Day

April 1, 2019

Botetourt Board Adopts Updated Vision Statement

March 26, 2019

Fincastle, VA – Today, the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted an updated vision  statement for the County: “Botetourt 2045 Vision: Honoring Our History, Enjoying the Present and Shaping the Future.” The statement is an expanded reaffirmation of the Board’s previous vision adopted in 2014. With much of the work of the previous vision (more…)

Botetourt County Offices to Move to Greenfield Center

March 26, 2019

Botetourt County Offices to Move to Greenfield Center County Seat and Most Employees to Remain in Fincastle   FINCASTLE, Va., (MARCH 26, 2019) – Botetourt County today announced plans to move many of its administrative offices to the Greenfield Education and Training Center in Daleville.  Currently, most administrative offices are located throughout numerous buildings in (more…)

Comprehensive Plan Updates

February 25, 2019

Over this next year, Planning & Zoning Staff will be updating the Comprehensive Plan. The first online survey to kick-off this process is available now. The survey covers a variety of topics, such as housing, commercial growth, conservation, and community identity. Throughout 2019, the County will maintain several channels for communication and public participation. Staff (more…)

Spring Fire Season 4:00 p.m. Burn Ban

February 11, 2019

Botetourt County, Virginia – Virginia’s Spring Fire Season Burn Ban also known as the “4 p.m. burning law” goes into effect on Friday, February 15, 2018. Specifically, the law prohibits burning except between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight every day from February 15th through April 30th if the fire is in, or (more…)

Botetourt County: A Pacesetter Among Broadband Networks

February 8, 2019

January 2019 Authored by: Craig Settles CJ Speaks Thanks to the determination, drive, innovation, and the forward thinking of its citizens Botetourt County (BoCo), VA is among the pacesetters of community broadband networks. Thanks also to the “leave no stone un-turned” philosophy of partnership development, the BoCo network will be a hotbed of innovation thanks (more…)

VDOT I-81 S-Curve Project Meeting

February 5, 2019

SALEM — Due to possible inclement weather, the Virginia Department Transportation will reschedule a public hearing that was previously to be held on Tuesday, January 29. The new hearing date will be Tuesday, February 5. The public hearing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Buchanan Elementary School located at 255 School House Road (more…)