Author: Clay Free Press

Federal budget bill contains funds for Forest Service to buy 4,672-acre Grace Furnace tract near Oriskany

Another 4,672 acres in the Oriskany area will be added to the already 80,000 acres.

Could private-public proposal mean saving millions on county’s challenges with trash?

Closing and capping the Botetourt County landfill translates directly into a $5 million project— one.

Fenster earns Univ. of Georgia trip to study agriculture in Uruguay, tapped as Ratcliffe Scholar

Lindsey Fenster poses for a picture on a Uruguay cattle ranch. Lindsey Fenster, a junior.

School Board budget looks like it will be $700,000 short of revenue without additional county funds

The Botetourt School Board is expected to finalize a proposed 2018-19 fiscal year (FY19) budget.

Aqua Va. water rate hike hearing May 15 at LBHS SCC judge will take public comments

Botetourt County’s Aqua Virginia water customers will get to have their say about proposed rate.

Buchanan council may have more work to do on allowing food trucks

The Buchanan Planning Commission got accolades from Town Council for the work the members had.

Blue Ridge area students could have a new elementary school by fall 2020; School Board seeking bond funding; EDA takes option on 28 acres just off Laymantown Road

  The proposed new elementary school site is outlined in yellow. The nearly 27 arces.

3-1-1 Sheetz approval doesn’t come easily for board: Board members call on attorney to rule on motions to table the request

The Botetourt Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 with one abstention on four different motions that.

I-81 draws a lot of attention in the General Assembly

Letter to Congressional Delegation, bills to limit trucks to right lane at places, and study.

Next step is platting Town of Fincastle’s new corporate limits

The Botetourt Board of Supervisors agreed unanimously to a boundary change adjustment that, when finalized.