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    Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest last week at Windsor Castle, home to monarchs for the past thousand years. What was not laid to rest with the Queen's internment was an important question: What does the future look like for countries of the Commonwealth, where the British monarch remains the head of state?

    The Discovery Shop at Smith Mountain Lake is inching toward $4 million in money raised for the American Cancer Society. The major milestone is expected to be hit sometime next month, just a few weeks after the popular store celebrated its 18th anniversary serving the community.

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    The Franklin County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution Aug. 18 agreeing to not adopt any new gun laws. The county joins nearly 20 other localities in the state that have made similar pledges intended to protect Second Amendment rights.