A former teacher has been called to lead others in a different way—from the pulpit.
Virginia Furniture Market will move its headquarters to the Smith Mountain Lake area with a new warehouse building that will be constructed on U.S. 220 in Wirtz.
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.
Seven candidates will be running in the Republican convention this Saturday, and one of them decided to make a last minute stop at Smith Mountain Lake.
Robert Gump of Moneta graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Florida campus in Port Orange, Florida, on March 26.
Dudley Elementary School Principal Dana Kelley announced the Principals List and Honor Roll for the third nine weeks at Dudley Elementary School.
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…
The Smith Mountain Eagle won nine Virginia Press Association (VPA) Awards, which were virtually presented last week on the VPA website.
Despite the global pandemic that restricted travel and gatherings in 2020, Bridgewater Marina & Boat Rentals donated nearly $20,000 to Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia via its “Feed the Fish for Make-A-Wish” fundraising campaign.
As a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist, one of the most frequent questions I get these days is: Should I get a COVID-19 vaccine if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
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.
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…
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.
Tommie Jo Walker of the Smith Mountain Eagle was presented the Virginia Press Association’s Outstanding Young Sales Professional award during the association’s virtual 2020 News and Advertising Best in Show awards presentation today.
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.
More than 400 people showed up to the Riding for Tyler #cureFOP event Sunday in Moneta and enjoyed a variety of activities such as face painting, horse riding, cornhole, frisbee and more.
The Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center (SVWC) of Roanoke is partnering with the Bedford Public Library System for this year’s Community Read.
The shooting incident Monday on the 1700 block of Villamont Road in Blue Ridge appears to be a family related dispute, and there is no danger to the public.
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.
The Franklin County Humane Society announced a $12,000 grant investment from the newly named Petco Love to support lifesaving work for animals in Franklin County and surrounding communities.
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.
Franklin County Sheriff Bill Overton announced that the inmate work program at the Franklin County Jail has resumed roadside trash cleanup throughout the county.
The Franklin County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to axe the proposed tobacco tax bill at their monthly meeting Tuesday.
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.
(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…
Brian Arrington, who is the vice president of operations for Arrington Managements, said that the recent bomb threat concerning the company’s Bojangles restaurant at Westlake was the first time he has been part of such a serious situation in a long time.
At the April 20 board meeting of the Bedford Regional Water Authority (Authority), the board of directors approved the rates for fiscal year 2021-2022. These rates will go into effect on June 1, 2021, and will be utilized for all billing statements after June 30, 2021.
The Franklin County Public Library (FCPL) will host a traveling exhibition titled, “Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled.”
One day into Phase 2 of COVID-19 vaccine administration, Gov. Ralph Northam today spoke at a press conference to share what he said was "great news."
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.
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.
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 …
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…
A grant of $1,107,700 to the Franklin County Broadband Authority ensures that the county will be able to continue with stage two of its fixed wireless project.
Two dogs perished and one firefighter was transported to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries as a result of a residential structure fire Monday on September Lane in Moneta.
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.
The Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce recently announced it is organizing the first SML Restaurant Week, which will take place April 19-May 1.