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The Region 2000 Services Authority board at a meeting last week, discussed the idea of allowing Bedford County to bring its commercial waste to the landfill on Livestock Road in Rustburg in Campbell county after the Bedford County Board of Supervisors learned that Bedford’s landfill only had…

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In honor of the 50th anniversary of the “Virginia is for Lovers” tourism slogan, which was created in 1969 by Richmond-based advertising agency Martin & Woltz, members of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce (SMLRCC) unveiled a painting at Smith Mountain Lake Coffee House…

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The Bedford School Board at its June 13 regular meeting, heard improvement options for 13 different schools in the Bedford County school system. Bill Downey, of Downey and Scott LLC, gave the presentation to the board.

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Deborah Ellis and Traci-Lea Young, members of Green Compass Global Advocate (GCGA), visited Smith Mountain Lake Coffee House on Thursday to offer people information about cannabidiol, (CBD).

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According to the National Weather Service, there will be thunderstorms with very heavy rain this afternoon through tonight.

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On Wednesday, June 12, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office received several reports of items missing from vehicles in the Lake Vista area of Bedford County. Items such as credit cards and electronics were stolen.

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A Rocky Mount woman was killed last week in a crash in Franklin County. The crash occurred June 14 at 1:10 p.m on Sontag Road. 

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The Virginia State Police is investigating a single-vehicle crash in Bedford County, which resulted in a fatality. The crash is believed to have occurred Wednesday, June 12, shortly after 2 a.m. on Clover Creek Road.

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The SML Lions Club has started a new project to help those in the Smith Mountain Lake area get hearing aids that otherwise could not afford them.

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According to Sgt. James Slaughter of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF), a boat’s engine caught on fire June 3 at Smith Mountain Lake but was extinguished by the operator before it turned into a major blaze.

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Last month’s Andy Andrews Memorial Spring Swing resulted in over $1200 for eight area charities, thanks to the generosity of sponsors, supporters, volunteers and players.

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For more than 80 years, Virginia 4-H camping has been a proven and effective method of teaching youth life skills. Each year more than 17,000 youth participate in 4-H camping programs at Virginia’s six 4-H educational centers, one of which, is located on Hermitage Road in the Smith Mountain …

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The Bedford County Board of Supervisors in its June 10 regular meeting on Monday voted to approve the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget, both for the county and for the school system.

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There are potential travel delays for motorists due to flooding in Franklin County. The following list of roads affected comes from the Virginia Department of Transportation's Virginia 511 website at www.511virginia.org:

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In honor of D-Day on Thursday, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence addressed the citizens of Bedford County and everyone in attendance of "The Final Salute” celebration at the D-Day Memorial in Bedford. This year is the 75th anniversary of the day that over 100,000 Allied troops landed on the bea…

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Comcast, in partnership with Bedford County, Va., today announced the launch of its network expansion project to extend broadband service to more than 7,000 addresses in Smith Mountain Lake, Va. In addition to Gigabit Internet service, residents in Smith Mountain Lake will have access to all…

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The Franklin County Public Library’s (FCPL) “Myths & Facts Virginia Wildlife Series” has won a statewide “Outstanding Adult Program” award for a library serving a population between 50,000-199,999.

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With the school year over, Radford Baptist Church began its annual Vacation Bible School on Sunday, which will conclude tomorrow evening of this week. The theme for this year, according to RBC Children’s Pastor Redd McIntyre is “The Incredible Race.”

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The Bedford County Board of Supervisors at its May 28 regular meeting last week, approved to authorize County Administrator Robert Hiss to execute an easement agreement to F&B Contractors at the Moneta Solid Waster Convenience Center.

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Sgt. James Slaughter of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries commended a DGIF conservation police officer for his actions at Philpott Lake. According to Slaughter, Officer Dale Owens, who also patrols Smith Mountain Lake, had just towed a disabled boat from the main channel o…

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A severe thunderstorm struck the Smith Mountain Lake area around 5:20 p.m. today, causing strong wind, heavy rain, hail and downed trees.

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The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens of a phone scam in the area. The caller claims to be from the dispatch center and is in need of personal information.Do not give out any personal information over the phone. The number that appears on caller ID may appear legitimate, bu…

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During a storm Wednesday, a tree fell across Standiford Road in Union Hall. As the rain continued to fall, Good Samaritans used their chainsaws to quickly reopen the road.

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The community came together Wednesday afternoon to pay its final respects to V.T. “Slim” Crawford, the longtime former chief and founder of Scruggs Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad.

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Chad “C.E.” Adams recently joined the Smith Mountain Eagle staff as the new editor and general manager.

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Resurrection Catholic Church is hard at work preparing for its annual Joyous Junque event which will take place on June 1. The event is essentially a massive yard sale featuring all sorts of products including tools, camping, garden, electrical, fans and lighting, suitcases, golfing equipmen…

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The Bedford Planning Commission at its May 21 regular meeting, gave the go-ahead to two towers being proposed by Verizon Wireless on the Bedford side of Smith Mountain Lake. The two towers are located at the Saunders Site and the Lake Haven Site in Bedford County. Both are owned by the Saund…

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On Wednesday evening the, Bedford County Sheriff’s investigators arrested four individuals in connection with the armed robbery of the Road Side Market on Monday evening this week.

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With National Safe Boating Week underway, Sgt. James Slaughter of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has a few pointers for the upcoming season.

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It’s important to have a plan when a member of your family passes away. Often however, people don’t like having to make those arrangements while they’re grieving the loss of a loved one. That’s what Tharp Funeral Home and Cemetery advance planning funeral director Nina Starsja visited The We…

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Verizon Wireless is looking to establish two cell service towers at the Saunders Site and Lake Haven Site in Bedford County. Both are owned by the Saunders Volunteer Fire Company. This was brought before the planning commission on Tuesday night at its May 21 regular meeting.

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Phil Hager Insurance celebrated its 35th anniversary on Thursday at an open house event put on by the Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce.

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According to a news release from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy was on Tanyard Road in Rocky Mount around 3 p.m. on May 8 when the deputy observed Ricky L. Hughes, 32, of Rocky Mount, operating a black GMC pickup. Hughes was wanted on an outstanding grand larceny charge out o…

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On Thursday morning, the Scruggs Volunteer Fire Department was presented with a check for $5,100. The money was raised from the poker tournament held at Hot Shots last weekend on Saturday.