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Dog dies, firefighter hospitalized after Moneta house fire

A house fire Saturday in Moneta resulted in the death of a dog and hospitalization of a firefighter. Read more

SML Good Neighbors announces SML Gives

SML Good Neighbors announced a new giving day to benefit nonprofits in Bedford and Franklin County. Read more

Blood donors have chance to view the new Matrix movie at private screening

As many look ahead at a busy holiday season, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors across the country to harness their humanity… Read more

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Business

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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

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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

Sports

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Staunton River High School volleyball star Abbey Barlow signs with Lynchburg

Staunton River High School star senior Abbey Barlow will continue her volleyball career at the University of Lynchburg after signing her le… Read more

DWR: Use caution when buying fishing, hunting licenses online

The Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) is urging all citizens looking to purchase a hunting or fishing license to only go through offic… Read more

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Hardy man finishes 3rd in wakeboarding world championship

It’s been a good year of wakeboarding for Blake Jones, who has been doing the sport competitively for three years. Read more

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Opinion

Letter to the Editor

We All Need a Break from Politics Read more

Despair

“How long, O LORD? Will you forget me for ever? Read more

Letters to the Editor

After a unanimous vote of the Bedford County Education Association’s Candidate Vetting Committee, two candidates stood out as ones we are e… Read more

Obituaries

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Karen J. Beldegreen

Karen J. Beldegreen, 71, of Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, died peacefully at home on Thursday, June 24, 2021, after a two-year battle with… Read more

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Edwin S. Cook (Ted)

Edwin S. Cook (Ted) of Huddleston passed away on June 5, 2021, at the age of 84. He was born on January 21, 1937, to E. Sumner and Lucille … Read more

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James Paul “Jim” Murray II

James Paul “Jim” Murray II was born in Greensboro, NC, on December 27, 1944, to the late James Paul “Paul” and Margaret Murray. After atten… Read more

Society

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SML Community Church welcomes new pastor

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

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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

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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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