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Exit 150 Improvements Present Opportunities, Consultant Report Says

News Release - Fincastle, VA - Consultants hired to determine the economic opportunities available in the Exit 150 area of Botetourt County reported today that the area has the potential to support significant new retail, hotel, and housing development (more...)

Botetourt County Endorses the Future of Agriculture

News Release - Fincastle, VA – The Weldon-Cooper Center for Public Service has released its Agriculture Development Strategic Plan report for Botetourt County, highlighting the potential and future possibilities of agriculture in the County (more...)

"Balanced Approach" Moves Economic Development and Historic Preservation Forward

News Release - Fincastle, VA – In separate but closely related actions, the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors today voted unanimously to both preserve archeological and historical resources from the County’s Greenfield business park and to allow the construction of a shell building designed to attract new manufacturing investment and jobs to the county (more...)

Botetourt Sports Complex to Host NCAA Conference Tournament

News Release - Botetourt County, VA – The Mountain East Conference (MEC), a Division II NCAA conference, has selected the Botetourt Sports Complex as the site of its 2016 softball conference tournament (more...)

Greenfield Pad Site Nationally Certified

News Release - Fincastle, VA– The Botetourt Center at Greenfield, the County’s premier business park, has recently received another high mark of distinction (more...)

Botetourt Artists Collaborate for Governor's Christmas Ornament

News Release - Fincastle, VA – This Christmas, a special piece of Botetourt County history will hang on the Governor’s Mansion Christmas tree in Richmond (more...)

Wounded Warrior Amputees Visit Local Veterans

News Release - Fincastle, VA – A large portion of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team will be visiting the Veterans Care Center at 9:30 a (more...)

Botetourt Sports Complex Reschedules Wounded Warriors Tournament

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County Administrator Submits Resignation

News Release - The Botetourt County Board of Supervisors tonight accepted the resignation of County Administrator Kathleen Guzi (more...)

Board Recognizes Seibel for Outstanding Agricultural Achievement

News Release - At its regular meeting, the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution recognizing Megan Seibel on her outstanding accomplishments in the agriculture community (more...)

Blue Ridge Structure Fire

News Release - Fincastle, VA —  At 10:30 a (more...)

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...)

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In October 2003, Botetourt was the first county in Virginia with a population under 50,000 to receive an AA bond rating from an independent national rating agency.