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The Bedford County Board of Supervisors met Monday, March 23, to discuss solutions to a variety of issues. 

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When students return to Staunton River High School this fall, they will be met by the familiar faces of faculty and staff. However, there will be one familiar face missing when students roam the halls in between classes.

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The number of people seeking assistance through Lake Christian Ministries’ drive-through food service doubled during its second week.

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During a press conference on Monday, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, accompanied by other local government officials, announced the opening of the Bedford County Call Center.

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Homestead Creamery Inc of Wirtz, is recalling our unsalted butter because of the potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail, or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Althoug…

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 March 17, 2020 Many of you have reached out for more details about how Carilion is responding to the COVID-19 situation, and I wanted to update you on our guidelines and preparations.  Let me start by thanking you for your partnership and support. At times like this, it is important for all…

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A Hardy man who was indicted on one count of second-degree murder back in January 2019 will face sentencing for an amended charge of voluntary manslaughter on July 6 in Franklin County Circuit Court.

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An attempted armed robbery occurred Saturday at Hardy’s Mart on 11143 Booker T Washington Highway, Hardy.

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Due to the growing concern of the coronavirus, many places locally and nationally, especially public schools and college campuses, have shut their doors for a couple of weeks to hopefully slow down the spread of the virus.

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Drivers in the Wirtz, Penhook and Union Hall areas are in the top five zip codes that pay the most for car insurance in the Roanoke-Lynchburg metro area, according to The Zebra’s recently released 2020 State of Auto Insurance Report.

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The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) announce recently that Officer Brett Clawson, who patrols Smith Mountain Lake, has received The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) Butch Potts Memorial Award.

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A fatal boating accident in 2016 on Smith Mountain Lake resulted in a recent $900,000 settlement from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF), according to reports.

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Many couples often find hobbies to do together including working out, gardening, music, etc. The hobby that Smith Mountain Lake residents Joe and Jess Pratt do together is not something that just anyone can do. They raise reptiles in their house, and have made their home into a zoo for snake…

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Ambiguity, misinformation and regulations with little enforceability and light penalties surround short-term rentals in Franklin County.

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Author Ginny Brock held a book signing Feb. 22 at the Moneta/SML Library and Feb. 27 at Smith Mountain Lake Coffee Shop for her newest work, “When the South Wind Blows,” which delves into historical fiction.

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The Lake Quilters Guild came together last week to recognize the club’s 30th anniversary. 

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Two vehicles were engulfed in flames within a week about seven miles apart on Route 122 (Booker T. Washington Highway).

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Hot on the heels of efforts to establish Second Amendment Sanctuaries in counties and cities across the Commonwealth, the next step of constitutional action is springing up in the form of militia musters.

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The Franklin County Circuit Court opened over 50 search warrants last Wednesday that had previously been sealed to the public. The warrants all relate to the investigation of the murder of Rodney Wilfred Brown, 54, who was shot in his home in Hardy on Nov. 9 last year. 

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Franklin County firefighters had a busy day Sunday battling several fires in the county, with one fire reportedly covering 30 acres in the Boones Mill area.

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Following an extensive search and interview process, County Administrator Robert Hiss is pleased to announce Elizabeth Lo as Bedford County’s Information Technology Director beginning March 11th. She currently serves as the IT Program Manager for the Office of Management and Budget for Henne…

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Insurance Advisor Shelley McGhee, of the company Futurity First, visited the Westlake Library on Thursday to give a presentation on Medicare options including Part A (hospital); Part B (medical); Part C (advantage plans); Part D (drug plans) and supplements (Medigap).

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In spring 2016, in response to the Franklin County Board of Supervisors submitting a SMART SCALE application, the Commonwealth Transportation Board included funding in the Six-Year Improvement Program for a project to improve safety at the intersection of Route 122 and Hardy Road in Franklin…

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At the Franklin County Board of Supervisors meeting last month, Mike Colavecchio, of Walter-Eanes Appraisal Group, gave a presentation about the six percent increase in the market values of residential homes. According to Colavecchio, a new assessment is done every four years and the increas…

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Brandi Credille, 34, has been indicted on DUI manslaughter charges after an accident in August that occurred in Bedford that killed a man and injured two children, according to reports.