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2nd Annual Botetourt County Fair approaches, so sign up!

By Cathy Benson Cathy.Benson@roanoke.com 981-3140 roanoke.com It is no secret that the comeback of the Botetourt County Fair in August 2013 was a huge success. The Botetourt County Cooperative Extension Office is pleased to announce that we have plans to  more »

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Buchanan 2nd graders tour Buchanan

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 3:04 pm Buchanan 2nd graders tour Buchanan Mrs. Livingston’s and Mrs. Austin’s 2nd grade classes from Buchanan Elementary School went on their annual field trip to the Town of Buchanan. Mr. Harry Gleason visited our  more »

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Buchanan is unearthing the town’s history

By Luanne Rife | The Roanoke Times roanoke.com BUCHANAN — The hunt for Buchanan’s buried treasure was on. To uncover it, the town needed the usual gear — a treasure map and an archaeologist bearing a hand trowel — and  more »

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Art, antique & garden festival features wine & beer tasting Saturday in Buchanan

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Art, antique & garden festival features wine & beer tasting Saturday in Buchanan By Edwin McCoy Buchanan is holding its first Art, Antique & Garden Festival featuring a Wine and Beer Tasting this Saturday, May 17,  more »

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New Rubber Duck races at the Buchanan Carnival add fun and money to EMS

Posted: Monday, June 23, 2014 12:00 pm New Rubber Duck races at the Buchanan Carnival add fun and money to EMS By Cathy Benson | The Botetourt View roanoke.com The Great James River Rubber Duck Races are a new sport  more »

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Town of Buchanan To Celebrate 200th Anniversary with Arbor Day Tree Planting

The Valley’s Tree City USA localities and the Valley Beautiful Foundation are jointly sponsoring an Arbor Day Ceremony and tree planting at Buchanan Town Park, 485 Lowe St., on Monday, April 2 at 11 a.m. The Town of Buchanan invites the public to  more »

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Buchanan Elementary School celebrates Arbor Day and Earth Day

Students, faculty and staff at Buchanan Elementary School celebrated Arbor Day and Earth Day with several activities. On Wednesday, April 25, Principal Debbie Garrett led students through a program to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day. The program highlighted ways  more »

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New Buchanan Inn for Travelers on Land and Water

New Buchanan inn for travelers on land and water By Edwin McCoy The name seems appropriate—The James River House. It’s the new name attached to the 140-year-old, three-story frame building that now serves as an “inn” in Downtown Buchanan. Twin brothers  more »

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Arbor Day blossoms Friday in Buchanan

By Edwin McCoy Spring is bursting out all over the Town of Buchanan, just in time for Friday’s annual Arbor Day Celebration. The hundreds of cherry trees in town are in full blossom and will provide the backdrop for the  more »

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Things come together for successful Mountain Magic Festival

By Edwin McCoy Things really came together this year to mark Buchanan’s 16th Mountain Magic In Fall Festival, according to Town Revitalization Manager Harry Gleason. The weather was perfect for the 130 vendors who set up on Main Street and  more »

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