| May 8, 2013
| 9:17 AM
The James River is causing many roads to close in Botetourt County, due to flooding.
We've had crews checking on the conditions there all morning long.
As of noon Wednesday, the James River is at 20 feet in Buchanan.
We're expecting more rain...
| May 7, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Update: Route 11 has been reopened as of 11:45 p.m.
Officials in Botetourt County tell us that the road has collapsed on Route 11 in Buchanan.
According to Buchanan Fire Chief John Manspile, heavy flood waters and loose debris...
| May 8, 2013
| 12:49 PM
The accident has been cleared.
3:15 p.m. Wednesday: Drivers on Interstate 81 South in Botetourt County should expect delays because of a tractor-trailer accident.
The accident is near mile marker 149, near the weigh stations....
| Apr 27, 2013
| 7:01 AM
Local law enforcement agencies, Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition (RAYSAC), the
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Western Virginia Water Authority are partnering to collect expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 2:24 PM
We all know if a school closes in the winter-time, it's it's probably because the roads aren't safe. But for many students all over Southwest and Central Virginia, getting to school can be unsafe every single day.
Big yellow school buses can't...
| May 2, 2013
| 10:22 AM
Appalachian Power and a sister company are asking state regulators to approve a $237 million upgrade in Botetourt County.
The utility and AEP Appalachian Transmission Company filed a joint request Thursday with the Virginia State Corporation...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 10:30 PM
Follow Brent On: Blog | Facebook | Twitter
A native of Botetourt County, Brent Watts grew up watching Your Hometown News Leader, so it seemed only fitting that WDBJ7 was his only choice when searching for his first job in television. ...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 2:37 PM
The accident that caused delays on Interstate 81 North in Botetourt County on Tuesday was the result of a police chase that started in Roanoke.
According to Roanoke police, it all started around 2:20 p.m. when officers pulled over a vehicle on 10th...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 1:50 PM
A month after being asked for her resignation as Bedford County's administrator, Kathleen Guzi has been hired for the same capacity in Botetourt County.
Guzi succeeds Gerald Burgess as Botetourt County's administrator. Burgess is retiring at the end of...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 2:43 PM
The Trayvon Martin case has many of you asking when do you have the right to defend yourself?
Virginia doesn't have a castle doctrine. However, common law in Virginia says you have the right to defend yourself or use deadly force if you believe your...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 1:44 PM
Basketball, football, you name it - it could be on the chopping block.
"The cost shift from the state has arrived," School Superintendent Dr. Tony Brads told WDBJ7 Tuesday night.
That shift is forcing Botetourt County schools to make some tough...