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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.

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Tragedy struck at the barn at Spring Valley Farm (SVF) on Friday between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. when a sudden, fierce storm hit and a tornado took the roof off of the barn.

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Virginia State Police Trooper N.J. Houck is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash in Bedford County that resulted in the death of a man from Moneta.

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Last month, the rain caused several large wooden mats owned by Mountain Valley Pipeline to be swept into the Blackwater Channel, which ultimately led them to ending up in Smith Mountain Lake. These materials are used as temporary roadways for construction equipment. The Blackwater Channel is…

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Last week the Franklin County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) hosted its Fourth annual Virginia Rules camp at the W. E. Skelton 4-H Center in Franklin County. Virginia Rules Camp is a law-themed summer day-camp experience for youth hosted by Virginia law enforcement agencies.

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The Smith Mountain Lake Association has announced that two areas of the lake were found to have levels of bacteria that exceeded the Virginia Department of Health standard for recreational waters.

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This past weekend the Skelton 4-H Education Conference Center played host to the 2019 Mission Encounter program. Put on in partnership and through connectional ministries, the Virginia Conference Board of Justice and Missional Ministries and the United Methodist Women held the event to provi…

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Andy Parker, the father of slain journalist Alison Parker, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 16 seeking regulations of global content giants, such as Google and YouTube.

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In order for the state to move forward, there needs to be universal broadband, Gov. Ralph Northam said to a small gathering at the Summit View Business Park in Franklin County last week.

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The Bedford Regional Water Authority (BRWA) in its July 16 regular meeting, approved a CIP budget to allow for the purchase of a skid steer.

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The Bedford County Board of Supervisors in its July 22 regular meeting on Monday night, recognized the Huddleston Volunteer Rescue Department for its 50th anniversary and the Huddleston Volunteer Fire Department for its 60th anniversary.

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The organizing committee for the SML Walk to End Poverty, honoring Jim Cameron and Lake Christian Ministries’ (LCM) Neighbors in need, recognizes the sponsors who have already signed on to support the Saturday, Sept. 14 event, to be held at the Smith Mountain Lake State Park.

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On Friday, the Moneta Smith Mountain Lake Library welcomed a new group to the annual Summer Reading Program line up, the ScienceTellers! ScienceTellers have performers across the country and use storytelling to make science fun and understandable for children. This summer, the story, told by…

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The former chief of Scruggs Volunteer Fire and Rescue, V.T. “Slim” Crawford, was honored with a resolution of appreciation Tuesday by the Franklin County Board of Supervisors.

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Flying the POW/MIA flag on county property is getting a second look by the Franklin County Board of Supervisors.

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Earlier this month on July 6, a group of white supremacists in Hanover, gathered outside the county courthouse with signs and attire supporting the Ku Klux Klan in a rally. They also in doing so, were waving Confederate flags.

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The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) announced today that it has seen an increase in people falling victim to purchasing boats and personal watercrafts (PWC) that have been misrepresented to them.Many of these turn out to be stolen and are unable to be registered, leav…

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The Moneta Smith Mountain Lake Library welcomed the Roanoke Children’s Theatre for its annual Fourth of July Kids on Broadway workshop/performance.

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The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office reported Wednesday that Curtis Eugene Sparks Jr., 34, confessed to two multiple burglaries near Rocky Mount in Franklin County.

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The Moneta Volunteer Fire Department purchased its newest truck as a demo model, which means it is a low-budget truck, according to Chief Jeremiah Calhoun. The truck was bought from Atlanta Emergency Solutions, a Pierce dealer.

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The Bedford County Board of Supervisors in its July 8 regular meeting, approved a request for additional appropriation for a change order to Corporate Park Drive to cover unanticipated costs associated with traffic signal design and sanitary sewer/storm system changes signalization due to ut…

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The annual stocking of striped bass in Smith Mountain Lake has been performed a little differently over the past two years.

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High levels of bacteria that were recently observed in certain areas of Smith Mountain Lake have dropped off.

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The Smith Mountain Lake Water Safety Council (WSC) has once again designated the on-water viewing area for Parkway Marina’s fi reworks spectacular, being held this year on Saturday as part of the Saunders Volunteer Fire Company Independence Day Fundraiser Celebration, a “No-Wake Zone.”

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Vicki Gardner, executive director of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, was recently presented the 2019 Virginia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (VACCE) Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Brightly-colored pyrotechnics will once again light up the skies over Parkway Marina when the Smith Mountain Lake Fireworks and Fire Company Fundraiser is held this Saturday. The event is a fundraiser for Saunders Volunteer Fire Company. Festivities begin at 5 p.m.