Local Government, Civic Affairs and Education

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Botetourt County Supervisor Dr. Richard Bailey delivered the State of the County Address this morning at the Greenfield Center, when he said more broadband installation underway with the help of state grants will be a key to future growth.  A new circuit courthouse and history museum in Fincastle, enhanced library & recreation programs and a new 26-mile scenic trail that has one end in Eagle Rock are among the upcoming highlights for Botetourt County in 2023.

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Its just two days short of the date 13 years ago when the remains of murdered Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington were found in a field outside of Charlottesville, where she disappeared after attending a concert on the UVA campus. Morgan’s death was also the inspiration for a fundraiser involving basketball. WFIR’s Gene Marrano has the story:

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Call it a “beagle reunion” – the 100-plus beagles rescued by Angels of Assisi from the Envigo lab facility last summer and placed with local families are invited to a get-together at the Highland Dog Park in Roanoke tomorrow afternoon. Angels of Assisi executive director Lisa O’Neill also sees it as a support system for the beagle families. That beagle reunion and “celebration” as O’Neill puts it, starts at 1-pm tomorrow at the Highland Dog Park:


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