Two special use permits to develop a proposed RV site and other lakeside amenities in Moneta were approved Monday in split votes by the Bedford County Board of Supervisors.
A new roundabout is beginning to take shape at the intersection of Brooks Mill Road and Burnt Chimney Road in Wirtz. It will be the second in the area constructed to improve safety at once dangerous intersections.
Rock Outdoors recently announced plans to have its newest location at Smith Mountain Lake open by late summer of 2023. This will be the third location for the boat dealership, service and outdoor sporting goods retailer and the first in Virginia.
This Thanksgiving, Bethlehem United Methodist Church will continue its tradition of inviting the lake community together for good food and fellowship.
With harvest behind and the winter holidays ahead, Smith Mountain Lake residents should know there are plenty of places to get locally-raised food for all of this year’s big meals.
Sonny, chihuahua/jack russell terrier mix
Bedford County Sheriff Mike Miller and members of the sheriff’s office honored 14 members of the Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol with a catered lunch at the Bedford Columns on Oct. 24.
Lake resident Brent Jones has always been a storyteller. For years he has worked as an on air personality on B99.9 FM where he writes scripts and tells jokes between songs on the popular station.
Members of the Rotary Club of SML presented 338 pounds of food supplies to Lake Christian Ministries at the 2022 Moneta Madness Disc Golf Tournament held Nov. 5. The 70 players who participated in the tournament and Rotary members donated food supplies for local families in need. The annual …
It’s apparent about ten minutes after stepping inside one of Franklin County’s canneries that a sense of community is strong there.
Morgan Griffith held the 9th District seat for the GOP, fending off a challenge from Democrat Taysha DeVaughan.
Crews finally erected the long-discussed communications tower in Westlake last week, piecing together the monopine tower resembling a 160-foot evergreen tree behind the former Grand Home Furnishings building.
In a move that is a setback to efforts develop a Smith Mountain Lake community center, North Carolina-based boat dealership and outdoors retailer Rock Outdoors will be adding a new location at Smith Mountain Lake next summer.
Judge David Eakin spent Oct. 27 reviewing over 200 adult and youth submissions from over 65 artists for the 33rd annual Smith Mountain Arts Council Art Show on Oct. 21, 22 and 23 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church.
A Franklin County homicide case, one with an extensive profile but not much definition, gained deeper and more provocative shadings June 24 at a preliminary hearing for Michael Alexander Brown.
The Smith Mountain Lake Toucan and Parrot Pan steel drum bands will present a family Christmas concert from 3 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 10 at the Scruggs Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department in Moneta.
Ginger, domestic short hairGinger is a sweet orange striped tabby. She is about a year old, and is currently in a foster home. Her kittens have been adopted, and she is now ready for her forever home. She is an affectionate girl, loves to be petted, and will curl up in a lap, purring away. S…
Anyone living around the lake in the winter should know the importance of learning how to survive immersion in cold water.
Celebrating 15 years of serving children in the community, SML Good Neighbors hosted a Cornerstone celebration for program supporters earlier this month.
A look at three best bets for Sunday's NFL slate, including a cross-country showdown between two of the top teams in each conference.
FrontPageBets predicts the winners of this weekend's conference title games, including the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC.
Buffalo is a 4.5-point favorite over New England Patriots in this prime-time Thursday night AFC East clash from Foxborough.
Listen Now Podcasts
Ricky Williams talks about life after football, which includes building his own brand of cannabis: Highsman.
🎧 Get a recap of some of this week's top sports and entertainment stories through this special edition of our daily news podcast.
🎧 Get a recap of some of this week's top stories through this special edition of our daily news podcast.
🎧 Get a preview of the holiday season through this special edition of our daily news podcast.
Now that it's December, we can confidently say that the Christmas (or whatever holiday you celebrate) season is here. Which means a slew of new holiday content to stream, if you haven’t been mainlining Hallmark holiday movies already.
Stacker compiled data on all feature-length dramas with at least seven critic reviews through Metacritic and ranked them according to Metascore.
The magazine unveiled its annual list Wednesday with Editor in Chief Wendy Naugle explaining this year's honorees were selected because of their efforts to help others.
Need gift ideas to help with the ladies in your life? This list will surely help you make the grade.
Content by Jennette’s Pier, North Carolina Aquariums. If you’ve never been or if you want to return for a jaunt, here are the top five reasons why you should check out Jennette’s Pier.