Monthly Archives: December 2013

SML Home Tour Gives $155,305 to Local Charities

Eight area charities received a substantial boost when officials with the Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour distributed proceeds checks totaling $155,305, one of the highest payouts in tour history and a significant increase over the past two years. “This … Continue reading

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Safety Tips for Winter Boating at Smith Mountain Lake

While winter weather has arrived in Southwest Virginia, boating enjoyment doesn’t have to stop. This can be an excellent time for fishing and hunting, with few other boaters out there to disturb your activities. That also means fewer passers-by to … Continue reading

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Franklin County Organ Donor To Be Honored at 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade

A depiction of a late Franklin County man will be featured on the Donate Life float in the 125th annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif. The late John Akers Jr.’s floragraph will be displayed on the float, along with … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve Menu at Blackwater Cafe

Check out the amazing New Year’s Eve menu at The Blackwater Cafe, then call for a reservation! 540-721-4333.

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Last Minute Christmas Shopping Ideas at Smith Mountain Lake

Now is the perfect time to come to All Fired Up to make that perfect present for family  and friends.  Make an ornament for their tree or a mug they can use everyday. We do babies handprints and footprints on plates and … Continue reading

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Theresa Bailey Joins Legacy Settlement Services

Welcome Legacy Settlement Services and Theresa Bailey to Smith Mountain Lake.  

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Special Christmas Deal for Mayberry Drive-In and Diner

Order your Mayberry Pass before Christmas. $120.00 Value for 75.00 Good for Food Movies and Events Includes 4 Movie Passes Mayberry Pass $ 95.00 Value for 55.00 Good for Food Movies and Events Includes 4 Movie Passes Mayberry Pass before … Continue reading

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Deer Antler Christmas Tree in Rocky Mount

shared from The Franklin News Post Hensil Hodges of Rocky Mount boasts, perhaps, one of the most unusual Christmas trees in all of Franklin County. The 7-foot tree stands in his workshop on Doe Run Road and has become a … Continue reading

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“We Care” Collecting Toys for Children for Christmas

We Care of Franklin County is once again collecting toys for underprivileged local children. “I’m expecting between 1,500 and 1,800 Franklin County children to be approved to receive toys this Christmas season,” said We Care volunteer Teresa Tyree. As part of … Continue reading

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Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber Open House

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