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Laker Media is the premier publisher of print and digital content at Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia. Laker Media is owned by Lee Enterprises.

Smith Mountain Laker Magazine was founded in 2001 as an independent publication serving residents and tourists at the lake. In 2007, it was acquired by Times-World LLC, publisher of The Roanoke Times, to complement The Lake, a weekly community newspaper later renamed Laker Weekly. Laker Media team members work together to provide readers with a diverse range of community news, features and lake-specific resource guides, including Laker Map and Laker 365.

Laker Media
272 Westlake Road, Suite 1
Hardy, VA 24101
(540) 721-4675

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We welcome submissions from the Smith Mountain Lake community for publication consideration.

• Submit news tips, story ideas and photos.

• Post calendar events.

Laker Weekly editor


Laker Media products offer the largest reach in the Smith Mountain Lake market. Get more information about our products and about advertising with us. Contact Sandra Ober at or call 721-4675 for more information.


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• Sign up for a one-year subscription for $25.

• Sign up for a two-year subscription for $40.

To get home delivery of The Roanoke Times, which includes Laker Weekly in every Wednesday’s edition in Bedford and Franklin counties, choose a subscription plan now, or contact customer service at (540) 981-3211 or