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FBTWNM partners with Rocky Mount Elementary

Friends of Booker T. Washington National Monument (FBTWNM) has partnered with Rocky Mount Elementary School to bring cheer to teachers and … Read more

Bower Center offers new exhibits for 2021

Art exhibits at the Bower Center are still going strong, according to the center. Read more


Joe Louis WWII poster a nominee for artifact preservation award

A rare propaganda poster featuring legendary boxer Joe Louis in the National D-Day Memorial collection is one of Virginia’s “Top 10 Endange… Read more

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Realtor donates to sheriff’s office

Keller Williams Realty, located in Westlake, donated comfort stuffed animals when Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrive at situa… Read more


SEC achieves safety milestone

On May 1, Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) marked two years of no lost time due to an on-the-job incident. Read more

HomeTown Bank and American National Bank set to merge

HomeTown Bankshares Corporation and American National Bankshares Inc. announced last week that the two companies have signed an agreement t… Read more



In a season where they needed him the most, SMLCA senior Neighbors has stepped up for the boys' basketball team

The Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy boys basketball team has seen a good amount of success from last season to the start of this seas… Read more


PBA winner ‘Afro Fish’ plays at Vinton Bowling tourney

Kyle Troup, who has six PBA Tour titles, made a stop at the Vinton Bowling Center to take part in the New Year’s scratch tournament Saturda… Read more


Now healthy, SRHS seniors Miller, Green hoping for one final season on the gridiron

The Staunton River High School football seniors had experienced hardships after their freshman year, which saw them one game away from the … Read more

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Letter to the Editor: The Deadliest Punch

Fortunately a horrific event was videoed by a monitoring camera. Read more

Letter to the Editor: What COVID-19 did to Christmas 2020 at SML

As the COVID-19 crisis continued to smother families struggling to make ends meet, there came a 20 percent increase in requests for Christm… Read more

Light and Peace

Nevertheless the gloom will not be upon her who is distressed … Read more


Mary F. Baugher

Mary F. Baugher, 82, former long-time resident of Smith Mountain Lake, Year Round Shores, Huddleston, VA, died peacefully December 2, 2020,… Read more


Anne Braley Buntin

Anne Braley Buntin, 86, of Moneta, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at her residence in Moneta, VA. She was born on March 21, 1934.… Read more

Toni Howell West

Toni Howell West, 72, of Moneta, passed away on Friday, November 27, 2020 at her residence. Read more



SML Community Church welcomes new pastor

A former teacher has been called to lead others in a different way—from the pulpit. Read more


Franklin County Artisan Studio Tour coming this weekend

A sailboat with a view of Smith Mountain awaits the finishing touches inside the studio of artist and lake resident Dana Phillips. Read more


Franklin County seeks proposals for multi-use trail

An effort to bring a new trail to Westlake is getting a major push forward. Read more

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