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Serving the Lake for 40 years

Smith Mountain Lake Marine Fire and Rescue—for many years the only fire and rescue company of its kind in the nation--is set to celebrate its 40th anniversary this summer with a number of entertaining and educational events slated at the lake.

  • icon Posted: April 22

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Wednesday 04/22/2015
LCM thanks business partners
Posted: April 22, 2015

Lake Christian Ministries held a reception this past week to thank the local area businesses that help to keep the small non-profit going throughout the year. Several area business owners were encouraged to attend the reception to get a better understanding of what Lake Christian Ministries does and to hopefully be encouraged to help even more in the future.

Stabbing suspect arrested
Posted: April 22, 2015

Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 19-year-old Huddleston man early Sunday and charged him with malicious wounding after another man was stabbed, according to Major Ricky Gardner of the Bedford Sheriff’s Office.

Local group advocates for dog park
Posted: April 22, 2015

A group of ladies that call themselves the “Jersey Girls” are in the planning stages in their advocacy for a dog park at Smith Mountain Lake.  If successful, it will be the first dog park in Franklin or Bedford County.

SML Marine Fire and Rescue in need of volunteers
Posted: April 22, 2015

As it prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary this summer and envisions construction of a lakefront fire house on the Franklin County side of the lake, Smith Mountain Lake Marine Fire and Rescue is looking—like all lake emergency services organization—for volunteers.

SML Marine Fire and Rescue plans gathering for donors
Posted: April 22, 2015

While it celebrates the 40th anniversary of its founding this summer, Smith Mountain Lake Marine Fire and Rescue plans to fete donors of $100 and more to the company Aug. 12 with refreshments and an informational gathering in the amenities area of the Boardwalk community.

Dudley Elementary publishes their own, student run, school newspaper
Updated: April 22, 2015 - 1:49 pm

Extra, Extra read all about it.  Dudley Elementary has a new student newspaper.  The Dudley News publishes four times a year, every nine-week quarter of the school year.  

Everything is set for the 2015 Business EXPO and Rockin’ Brews and BBQ
Posted: April 22, 2015

Banners are in place, booths assigned, tents raised and participating companies anticipating the Smith Mountain Lake Business EXPO, Friday, April 24th. This year’s 12th annual event will take place under big-top-tents in the parking lot by the gazebo in Downtown Moneta on Route 122.

SML resident undergoes experimental surgery
Posted: April 22, 2015

Surgery has been part of life for Richard “Rich” Cole.  Since a young age Cole has struggled with a genetic disorder called Pectus Excavatum.  It prevents proper circulation of oxygen, causing constant fatigue.  

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