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LOCAL RUNNING: Heritage 5K is set for Saturday

Franklin News Post

Date: 5/20/2016 2:00:00 PM

Christian Heritage Academy is hosting its 28th annual Heritage Classic 5K run/walk Saturday. The 3.1-mile race takes the starter’s gun at 8 a.m., followed immediately by a one-mile fun run. Andrew Parkins of Salem and Allie Lewis of Roanoke are the race

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MIDDLE SCHOOL BASEBALL: Eagles rally to capture crown

Franklin News Post

Date: 5/20/2016 1:00:00 PM

With the rival pitcher holding the advantage, Benjamin Franklin Middle School’s Kyle Holland found a way to help his team at the plate Monday night. Down 1-2 in the count with two outs in the last of the sixth inning, Holland drilled a two-run single to

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Smith Mountain Lake sailboat race raising money for Kidney Foundation


Date: 5/20/2016 10:07:00 AM

Smith Mountain Lake, Va (WDBJ7) When it comes to sailing, weather is critical. According to Jim Evans, one of the racers, "The most tricky part of a sailboat race on Smith Mountain Lake, is understanding what the wind will do as the boats sail the course

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WDBJ shooting survivor: ‘I probably saw the worst evil society can give’


Date: 5/18/2016 6:53:00 PM

Then again, when she agreed to do a live television interview at Smith Mountain Lake in August of last year, Gardner says she never expected it would end in tragedy. "It was tragic; it was horrible; it was something that one would never expect," said

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Fire destroys part of Smith Mountain Lake history


Date: 5/18/2016 4:29:00 PM

UNION HALL, Va. It's been a little over a week since a Smith Mountain Lake House went up in flames destroying the family's belongings and also a piece of Smith Mountain Lake history. "We saw flames leaping over the gables end," said Don Taylor. "I yelled

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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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