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Jefferson College of Health Sciences Partners with Local Fire & EMS

News Release - Fincastle, VA — The Fincastle Rescue Squad, Jefferson College of Health Sciences Emergency Services Program, and the Botetourt County Department of Fire & EMS have joined together in an effort to provide for more opportunities for paramedic students to get a unique rural EMS experience as well as working toward recruiting students as volunteers and assisting with covering calls for service (more...)


News Release - Drivers will see various lane closures and road work happening in Botetourt County as several projects begin this week (more...)

Botetourt County Firefighter/Paramedic Deploys for Montana Wildfire

News Release - Fincastle, VA — On Tuesday, August 18th, Botetourt County Fire & EMS Firefighter/Paramedic Mary McPeak packed her things and waited for her assignment as part of a team from the Virginia Department of Forestry   being deployed to wildfires in Montana and Washington state (more...)

Botetourt County Joins Western Virginia Water Authority

Public Service Announcement - After participating in a series of public hearings and receiving concurrent resolutions from the member localities expressing support for membership expansion, the Executive Directors and members of the Board of Direcectors of the Western Virginia Water Authority are pleased to announce that Botetourt County will officially become a member of this regional organization on July 1, 2015 (more...)

Parks & Recreation Grant Deadline October 1st

News Release - Fincastle, VA – Botetourt County’s Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Capital Improvement Incentive Fund Program (more...)

VDOT: Lane Closures Scheduled for NB I-81 for Bridge Repairs

News Release - Weather permitting, on Tuesday, June 23, a lane closure will be in place in the northbound left lane of I-81 near mile marker 155 from 6 p (more...)

Botetourt Contracts with CodeRED to Provide Emergency Notification Service

News Release - Fincastle, VA —  Following an extensive review and evaluation of alerting systems, Botetourt County has adopted the CodeRED system, a high-speed emergency notification service provided by Emergency Communications Network, based in Ormond Beach, Florida (more...)

Botetourt Tourism Wins State VIRGO Award

News Release - Fincastle, VA – The Virginia Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus (VACVB), an association supporting destination marketing organizations and the development of tourism and travel professionals in Virginia, announced the winners of the 2015 VIRGO Awards at their 2015 Spring Meeting held at the Berry Hill Resort in South Boston, Virginia, April 29-30 (more...)

VDOT: Exit 150 Improvement Project "Pardon Our Dust" Meeting

News Release - The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a “Pardon Our Dust” public information meeting as construction on the project is scheduled to begin (more...)

Community Workshop for Exit 150/Gateway Center

Public Service Announcement - Fincastle, VA – Botetourt County and RKG Associates, Inc (more...)

Utility-Scale Wind Energy Ordinance Update

News Release - On May 4, 2015, the Division of Planning and Zoning sent the proposed utility-scale wind energy ordinance to the Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission for consideration (more...)

Business Appreciation Month 2015

News Release - Fincastle, VA – On May 8, 2015, on behalf of the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors, Chairman Donald “Mac” Scothorn signed a proclamation declaring May to be Business Appreciation Month in Botetourt (more...)

Community Reaches Out After Blue Ridge Fire

News Release - Fincastle, VA — In the evening of Thursday, May 7, 2015, units from Botetourt County Fire and EMS responded to a reported house fire on Willowbrook Lane in Blue Ridge (more...)

Botetourt County Launches "What's Your Bot-e-Type?" Sweepstakes with Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant

News Release - Fincastle, VA - Botetourt County announced today the launch of its “What’s Your Bot-e-Type?” Sweepstakes that will award three customizable Botetourt County prize packages during a six-week period (more...)

Board of Supervisors Votes to Join Western Virginia Water Authority

Public Service Announcement - At its regular meeting on April 28, 2015, the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing and unanimously approved a comprehensive agreement regarding consolidating utilities with the Western Virginia Water Authority (more...)

May 2015 Computer Classes at the Botetourt County Libraries

Public Service Announcement - Master Windows 8 (more...)

Botetourt County Hosts Life Jacket Loaner Stand in Town of Buchanan

News Release - Fincastle, VA – The Botetourt County Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, along with The Upper James River Water Trail Committee are pleased to announce the opening of a new Life Jacket Loaner Stand located at the Public Boat Landing located in the Town of Buchanan beside Buchanan Town Park and Twin River Outfitters (more...)

Botetourt Launches Wind Energy Website

Public Service Announcement - The County has recently launched a website dedicated to wind energy (more...)

Botetourt Recognizes National Telecommunicators Week

News Release - Fincastle, VA — The Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Fire & EMS would like to recognize the Botetourt County Emergency Communications Center and its personnel as part of National Telecommunicators Week 2015 (more...)

Utility-Scale Wind Energy Ordinance Public Forum

Public Service Announcement - Fincastle, VA – The Botetourt County Department of Community Development will be hosting a public forum on a proposed utility-scale wind energy ordinance on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, from 4:00 p (more...)

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