A former teacher has been called to lead others in a different way—from the pulpit.
Members of the Moneta Lions Club recently celebrated 31years of its charter and service to the community and beyond, in conjunction with Lions of Virginia (LOV) District 24, and Lions Clubs International (LCI).
People at risk of facing eviction or foreclosure in the local area due to conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic may receive help staying in their homes with a new program funded by the Department of Housing and Community Development.
A new Smith Mountain Lake mural, painted by local artist Lisa Floyd, was unveiled in between Smith Mountain Lake Coffee House and the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce building on Friday.
Virginia State Police is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash in Bedford County. The crash occurred July 3 at 6:39 a.m. on Radford Church Road/Route 654 less than a mile east of Tuck Road/Route 633.
The Department of Wildlife Resources, formerly known as the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF), wants to make the public aware of laws enacted during the 2020 General Assembly that went into effect July 1. For the full list on what’s changed, visit www.dgif.virginia.gov/legislation.
After nearly eight months since being arrested, Michael Brown, 22, who is accused of murdering Rodney Brown, 54, on Nov. 9, has been indicted on seven felony charges.
Franklin County has experienced a recent spike in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases from prior weeks, according to data from the Virginia Health Department (VDH).
Although the SML Charity Home Tour Board has moved celebrating its 30th anniversary to October of next year out of concern for the safety and health of the nearly 3,000 volunteers, guests and homeowners, SML Charity Home Tour Executive Director Sandra Morse is encouraging businesses to donat…
Horizon Behavioral Health is expanding its Family Treatment Drug Court initiative (FTDC) in Bedford County with a $1.9 million, five-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA).
On June 19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised consumers not to use any hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico, due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol), a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested.
A rare opportunity to be tested for COVID-19 without a doctor’s prescription was scheduled to take place in Franklin County on Tuesday, June 30, during a free drive-through clinic at Pigg River Community Center (2410 S Main St., Rocky Mount).
The Bedford County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to adopt a resolution to allow religious freedom for all citizens of all faiths to gather on the Fourth of July without any restrictions.
Tri-County Lakes Administrative Commission is offering another summer Vessel Pump Out Program in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health and the Smith Mountain Lake Association.
To celebrate Independence Day, Eastlake Community Church, located at 1201 Timberwood Lane in Moneta, Virginia, will be holding a free fireworks show tomorrow at 9:30 p.m.
Staunton River High School held its graduation ceremony Saturday at the Impact Church Outdoor Facility beside the Forest Volunteer Fire Department Station.
The Saunders Volunteer Fire Company and Parkway Marina will not be having the 2020 Smith Mountain Lake fireworks and Fire Company Fundraiser on the 4 of July, according to reports.
The general election for the 5th Congressional District in Virginia, which is the largest district in the state, is set. Representing the Republican Party will be Bob Good, who had 58 percent of the vote at the Republican Party convention, beating out incumbent congressman Denver Riggleman, …
The general election for the 5th Congressional District in Virginia, which is the largest district in the state, is set. Representing the Democratic Party will be Dr. Cameron Webb, who is a medical and law graduate from the University of Virginia.
A judge in Franklin County has dismissed the $6 million lawsuit by Vicki Gardner, who survived a shooting at the Bridgewater Plaza back in 2015, according to reports.
Some people jump up and down and scream when they win the lottery. Not Girard Forry. When the Rocky Mount man discovered he’d won $100,000 playing the Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 game, he took it all in stride.
Two bodies that were found at Myrtle Beach in South Carolina were identified as Frank Arnold Jr. and John Keaton, according Coroner Deputy Darris Fowler from Horry County, South Carolina.
The Smith Mountain Arts Council is continuing its “SMAC-Tube” project, its own YouTube channel where community members can share their art through online video.
Mixed reactions were voiced during the public hearing of the Bedford County Planning Commission (BCPC) in regard to the special-use permit for the Smith Mountain Lake Airport to expand.
After seven months since being arrested, Michael Brown, 22, who was accused of murdering Rodney Brown, 54, back in November, made his first court appearance.
Virginia hasn’t reached Phase 3 of its reopening plan quite yet, but when Phase 3 comes about, face coverings will still be required to be worn inside public buildings.
For all who shop for groceries at Smith Mt. Lake, I want you to understand something: My husband and I are senior citizens, and I check off every box for death by COVID-19 except for male smoker. Therefore, he does the grocery shopping; I have not been shopping since March.
Karen Hughes of the Bedford Community Christmas Station announced that she was stepping down from the president’s position and leaving the Bedford Community Christmas Station Board after the scheduled board meeting on Monday, June 22. She made the following statement before stepping down:
Officials with the Bobby Scruggs Charitable Foundation announced the winners of its scholarships for 2020, which includes a Franklin County High School graduate.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office members participated in the We Care of Franklin County ATV ride Saturday at the Parkridge Sub-Division just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. This ride benefits We Care of Franklin County each year it has been held. The photo is of last spring’s event.
For more than 20 years, the Bethlehem United Methodist Men’s group in Moneta has roasted and packed more than 250,000 jars of peanuts with all profits going to local charities. Fortunately, the group’s inventory in the “Nut House” has carried sales through the current COVID-19 situation alth…
The Dean’s List for the spring semester at Bridgewater College has been announced by Dr. Leona A. Sevick, provost and vice president for academic affairs.
As Virginia passes through Phase 1 of the COVID-19 process, the commonwealth’s 13 electric cooperatives continue to take unprecedented steps to maintain the safety of their employees and their consumer-members.