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A solar energy company that is planning a solar project in the Smith Mountain Lake area pitched its plan to local residents and fielded questions in a Zoom meeting Monday, April 26.

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The SML Pilots Club’s meeting was hosted recently by member Lucy Hurlbut at her home in Moneta. The guest speaker was member Dave Wilson, a retired USAF pilot who recounted his experiences flying the massive C-5 aircraft. Club President Lorraine Judd (center) thanked Wilson and Hurlbut for a…

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Each spring, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and other state DOTs recognize Work Zone Awareness Week to remind drivers of the importance of avoiding distractions and driving safely through work zones, including Route 460 in Bedford County.

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On Thursday, April 22 (Earth Day), the Smith Mountain Lake Association (SMLA) offered a webinar called “Protect Your Waterfront Investment.” The hour-long session informed online attendees about SMLA’s history, purpose, mission and projects, with an emphasis on environmentalism and water saf…

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On Monday, April 26, the Bedford County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to allow a special use permit for Eastlake Community Church (ECC) to implement three athletic fields that will be used by Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy.

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This year the Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library’s ‘Women’s History Month Essay Contest’ celebrated the 245th anniversary of British General Cornwallis’ surrender at Yorktown to General George Washington.

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Centra announced plans to sell its four long-term care and skilled nursing facilities to Cascade Capital Group with operations through Hill Valley Healthcare and its Life Plan Community to LifeSpire of Virginia.

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Response to the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce’s first $2,500 Getaway Sweepstakes has been strong and expected to grow substantially as the May 2 deadline approaches, organizers recently announced. 

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The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office stated Monday that Bedford County residents have reported receiving phone calls from 540-586-7827 in which foreign scam artists are identifying themselves as sheriff’s office employees soliciting donations for medical alert equipment.

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(Editor's note: The following article was published in the Home & Garden special section in last week's edition of the Smith Mountain Eagle. If you missed the issue, there are free copies of the Home & Garden publication available at the Smith Mountain Eagle office at 1650 Scruggs Ro…

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The Coves Amphitheater in Union Hall officially made its debut, as well as the return of music at the Coves.

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A Rocky Mount man died in a wreck Friday, April 16, at 4:19 p.m. on English Road, one half mile south of Sandstone Lane in Franklin County.

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On Saturday, April 24, the public may drop off old or unused prescription medications at one of two locations in Franklin County.

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When the pandemic hit in spring of 2020, companies in the Smith Mountain Lake area had to overcome obstacles just to stay in business — restaurants, especially, when they had to rely on take-out orders.

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Lions of Virginia, Multiple District 24 C Governor Lion Jean Cook (Wytheville Club) and First Vice District Governor Lion Eric Mills (Vinton Breakfast Club) were the guests of honor at a recent Moneta Lions Club meeting.

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On April 7, SML Democrats removed 13 pounds of litter from their adopted portion of Highway 122. Shown from left are Craig and Sharon Cooper, Douglas Stevens, Steven Van Buren and Elda Nichols. The club regularly cleans the road from the entrance to Jake’s Place across the Hales Ford Bridge …

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On Thursday, April 8, KEEPin’ Up with J Bohn LLC, founded by Jessica “J Bohn” Bishop, held her ribbon cutting with the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce to officially welcome in the new era of her business, which implemented social media marketing partnerships and mentoring ba…

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The Mitchell Point Marina, Sea Tow and Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire & Rescue (SMLMVF&R) all teamed up to help the sophomore cadets from the Virginia Military Institute (VMI), who will be enlisting in the Navy with hands-on training in regard to small boat skills.