| Mar 24, 2011
| 12:30 PM
Botetourt County has strong ties to Japan. The county's largest employer Dynax is a Japanese company. Now the county is contributing to Japanese relief.
Botetourt County will match donations raised in the community, up to a total of $10,000. ...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 7:19 PM
Redistricting is an ugly process, one that almost always leaves bruised feelings among the minority party.
And that's playing out in both chambers of the General Assembly this week. Republicans control the House of Delegates and have eliminated the...
| Aug 3, 2010
| 2:18 PM
Governor Bob McDonnell is hitting the road this month for a series of eight town hall meetings. The first is Wednesday night in Roanoke County. It's billed as a conversation about jobs and government reform, but the meeting will also address the plan to...
| Jan 27, 2011
| 7:51 AM
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A bill that would allow Roanoke City schools to start before Labor Day is showing signs of life in Richmond.
The bill passed a House Education sub-committee today on a vote of 4 to 3, a hurdle the legislation hasn't cleared in...
| Jan 28, 2011
| 4:37 AM
VDOT's reporting that Route 220 South is now open.
The Virginia Department of Transportation says the repair work at mile marker 131 is complete.
Authorities are reporting an accident on Route 220 South in...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 2:56 AM
Valentine's Day will be here before you know it and guys will want to come up with the perfect gift for their loved one.
How about the gift of song?
For anyone looking for a unique way of saying "I love you" they may want to consider a singing...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 3:34 PM
Find a Flu Shot near you
A Botetourt County man has died from the H1-N1 strain of influenza, otherwise known as the swine flu. Russell West was 27 years old and according to his wife, he was healthy and strong.
"He loved to fish. He loved going...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 6:35 AM
New jobs are coming to Botetourt County.
Dynex America Corporation will spend $15 million to expand its facility, creating 95 new jobs. The company makes parts for auto transmissions.
Dynax will expand into the former Johnson Controls building...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 9:31 AM
The State Senate has approved legislation that would allow the city of Roanoke to start school before Labor Day. The vote was close - 22 to 18 in favor of the measure.
House Bill 1483 would allow a school system to open before Labor Day, if a school...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 8:48 PM
A Northern Virginia man will die for killing and raping a Botetourt County native three years ago.
A jury convicted Mark Lawlor of murder for beating Genevieve Orange in her Falls Church apartment in September 2008.
Today a Fairfax County judge handed...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 6:53 PM
State lawmakers who represent the Roanoke Valley don't always see eye to eye, but this year their teamwork paid off in Richmond.
After years of frustrating defeats, both the House and Senate passed legislation that would allow Roanoke to open schools...