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WDBJ seeks the dismissal of a lawsuit brought forward by Vicki Gardner, the sole survivor of a shooting at Bridgewater Plaza in 2015. Gardner seeks $6 million in damages from the television station for its alleged negligence in hiring and retaining former WDBJ employee and gunman Vester Lee …

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A public meeting to discuss long-range planning for Smith Mountain Lake State Park will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 30 at the park’s visitor center, 1235 State Park Road, Huddleston.

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The Bedford County School Board, in its regular meeting Thursday, approved the calendar for the 2020-21 school year. The calendar was presented on July 11 and reflects input from the BCPS advisory team. 

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This year marks the 31st anniversary of the Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival, which takes place the last weekend in September each year and regularly draws crowds of more than 11,000 to the lake.

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The Moneta/Smith Mountain Lake Library hit a major milestone with the celebration of its 20th anniversary last week.

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Carolyn Barr, an active missionary with the Franklin Heights Church of Rock Mount, shared some details of goals and accomplishments during her recent overseas visits with the membership of Moneta Lions Club recently.

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On Wednesday night, the Huddleston Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire that occurred at an abandoned house in Huddleston, according to the Responding Fire page. The house was located at the end of Crab Apple Lane.

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American Legion National Commander James W. (Bill) Oxford, who was just recently elected paid a visit to the Bedford Boys Tribute Center on Wednesday, Sept. 4 as part of a tour throughout the country, starting with Virginia.

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National Alpaca Farm Days is coming to Smith Mountain Lake Farm on Sept 28-29. The 10th annual event is all about alpacas. Tourists will have the chance to learn their history, feed, hug them, and be shown how to spin.

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While Hurricane Dorian is the first to impact the U.S. east coast this hurricane season, the peak of hurricane season extends until late October. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) encourages farmers to take precautions now to help protect their families, fa…

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Walkers, both individuals and teams, are needed for the Saturday, September 14 second annual SML Walk to End Poverty, honoring Jim Cameron and our Neighbors in need. Participants can register online to walk with friends, co-workers or neighbors in the 5k or 10k to help Lake Christian Ministr…

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The Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce released designs Thursday for the commemorative wine glasses and T-shirts for the 31st Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival, which will take place Sept. 28-29 at Crazy Horse Marina.

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The Virginia State Police is investigating a motorcycle crash that resulted in two fatalities. The crash occurred Sunday at 10:35 p.m. on Route 739, two-tenths of a mile east of Route 986 in Franklin County.

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Windy Gap Elementary School in Hardy has instituted a hygiene closet to help kids in need with basic sanitary necessities.

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The Bedford Regional Water Authority discussed an energy savings project at its regular meeting on Aug. 20.

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On Thursday last week at the Smith Mountain Lake Connects meeting held by the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, Carilion Wellness Clinic, who played host, discussed some of the features that they have to offer to people in the area. Following the meeting on Friday, Carilion a…

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A blueprint for extending access to high-speed internet was given the green light by the Franklin County Broadband Authority.

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Franklin County is set to receive its first roundabout, and the public will get a chance to learn more about the project at the intersection of Burnt Chimney and Brooks Mill roads.

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The Franklin County Board of Supervisors tabled a resolution that would have requested that the Virginia General Assembly re-evaluate Interstate 81 fuel tax legislation.

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A newly-formed political action committee aims to influence elections not only in southwest Virginia but also throughout the state.

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Located near Westlake Plaza off Scruggs Road, True Organics is a business that has been at its current location at Smith Mountain Lake for the past two and a half years. Store owner Jennifer Patterson practices massage, holistic medicine and skin care.

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The Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal crash in Franklin County.

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Vicki Gardner, the sole survivor of a shooting at Bridgewater Plaza in 2015, is seeking $6 million from television station WDBJ for its alleged negligence in hiring and retaining gunman, former WDBJ employee, Vester Lee Flanagan II. Flanagan had been terminated from employment more than two …

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A wake subcommittee of the Tri-County Lakes Administrative Commission is using social media to prompt courteous behavior involving wake sports.

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A small group of lake residents hope their solution to eliminate stray voltage around docks will gain the ears of state officials.

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Westlake Plaza hosted the annual National Night Out campaign, put on by the Franklin County Sheriff’s office last week on Tuesday, August 6. The event, according to its website at natw.org, is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood …

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The Bedford County Board of Supervisors in its Aug. 12 regular meeting on Monday night, approved a resolution requesting consideration by the Region 2000 Services Authority to negotiate an MOU with the County.

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Fans, coaches and players of the Jefferson Forest High School boys’ soccer program, gathered at the Bedford County School Board Aug. 8 regular meeting on Thursday evening to make their thoughts known about Head Soccer Coach Scott Zaring having to leave his position with the Cavaliers.

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Vicki Gardner, the longtime leader of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, has left the organization a little earlier than she had originally anticipated.