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10 Best Streets for a Stroll in Virginia’s Blue Ridge

10 Best Streets for a Stroll in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Thursday, April 6, 2017 8:00 AM by Casey L. Higgins There are quite a few pretty amazing neighborhoods, architecture, and gardens in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Oh, if these sidewalks could talk,  more »

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Historical Society taking early orders for Civil War book

Historical Society taking early orders for Civil War book By Fincastle Herald – March 29, 2017 The Botetourt County Historical Society announced it is holding two book signings for its “Botetourt County & The War Between the States” in April.  more »

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Gauntlet competitor New Freedom Farm raises over $57,000 through Roanoke Valley Gives

Gauntlet competitor New Freedom Farm raises over $57,000 through Roanoke Valley Gives By Debbie Adams – March 29, 2017 This is the fifth in a series about the Gauntlet Business Program and Competition, which originated with The Advancement Foundation (TAF)  more »

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Travel & Leisure Magazine Travel & Leisure Magazine has just designated the Upper James River Trail as one of the best, easy outdoor adventures in the world

Jeffrey Greenberg/Virginia Tourism Corporation http://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/adventure-travel/adventure-travel-newbie-vactions?xid=NL_JustIn121316#intro Upper James River Water Trail, Virginia, USA Glide down the James River in a kayak or canoe to get a different view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Beginners can take a guided trip with Twin  more »

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Buchanan Shines Light on Christmas Eve With Luminary Display

Buchanan shines light on Christmas Eve with luminary display   The luminaries line Main Street in downtown Buchanan.   The Roanoke Times | File 2011 A luminary made out of a milk jug is lit for the town of Buchanan’s  more »

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Daytripper Takes Us To Small Town America

Daytripper Takes Us To Small Town America Story and photos by Drema J. Morgan During the mid-1700s, Buchanan, Virginia was the jumping-off point for travelers on both the James River and the north-south Lee Highway. Buchanan was a respite for resting,  more »

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12 Virginia Theaters Offering An Unforgettable Experience

12 Virginia Theaters Offering An Unforgettable Experience www.onlyinyourstate.com/virginia/va–theaters/ Jul 13, 2015 – These 12 Theaters In Virginia Will Give You An Unforgettable Viewing … and musical performances by some of the nation’s top entertainers. 10. Buchanan Theatre, Buchanan Buchanan Theatre  more »

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Buchanan to hold 10th annual Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, April 1

Buchanan to hold 10th annual Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, April 1 Photo courtesy of Harry Gleason Cherry blossoms line the streets of Buchanan. Buchanan’s 10th annual Arbor Day Celebration will be held Friday, April 1, at 11 a.m. The  more »

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Town of Buchanan Hosts Third Thursday Small Business Seminars

Town of Buchanan hosts Third Thursday small-business seminars Small biz in Buchanan Photo courtesy of Mary Zirkle Posted: Monday, February 29, 2016 8:00 am Town of Buchanan hosts Third Thursday small-business seminars Bart Smith, director of the Roanoke Regional Small  more »

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Zirkle is Moving Buchanan Forward

Zirkle is moving Buchanan forward By Cathy Benson Mary Zirkle has been the town manager of Buchanan for the past 17 months. She said, “It is all about building relationships. And it is moving forward.” Five new businesses began in  more »

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