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TRADITIONS: William Fleming and Franklin Co. honor Alison and Adam


Date: 9/4/2015 9:38:00 PM

ROANOKE (WSLS 10) – As William Fleming took on Franklin County fans stopped to reflect on the two lives lost a week ago at Smith Mountain Lake. Seniors organized honored Alison Parker and Adam Ward with a moment of silence and a balloon release

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Smith Mountain Lake slowly recovering after shooting


Date: 9/4/2015 4:08:00 PM

Smith Mountain Lake gears up for the Labor Day weekend. Many are excited to spend time with friends and family, but last week's shooting is still fresh on the minds of this tight-knit community. "The lake community is still in a state of shock," Chris

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Investigators opt not to release SML shooter's 'manifesto'

The Roanoke Times

Date: 9/4/2015 3:26:00 PM

Franklin County Sheriff Bill Overton announced Friday that his office does not intend to release the 23-page manifesto faxed to ABC News by Vester Lee Flanagan II on Aug. 26 — the same day his deadly rampage occurred at Smith Mountain Lake

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Buckeyes join Hokies in tribute to Virginia shooting victims

Fox Sports

Date: 9/4/2015 12:19:00 PM

Parker and Ward were doing a live broadcast for Roanoke, Virginia's CBS affiliate, WDBJ-7, last week at Smith Mountain Lake, a little more than an hour from Tech's campus, when they were killed. The Tech athletics department announced Sunday that the Hokie

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Third victim in TV crew shooting Vicki Gardner continues improving

Date: 9/4/2015 9:57:00 AM

Updates on Vicki Garnder’s condition have been periodically posted on Vicki’s Recovery Page on Facebook after the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce member was shot during a live interview. The status posted on Thursday said

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• River: Roanoke River
• Length: 500 Miles
• Surface Area: 20,400 Acres
• Average Depth: 55 Feet
Smith Mountain Lake is a large reservoir in the Roanoke Region of Virginia[3], located southeast of the City of Roanoke and southwest of Lynchburg. The lake was created in 1963 by the Smith Mountain Dam impounding the Roanoke River. The majority of the south shore of the lake lies in Franklin County while a portion, including access to the dam, lies in Pittsylvania County. The lake has become a popular recreation spot and has also experienced significant development in the last decade.

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