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Volunteers needed Sept. 24-25 for SML Wine Festival

Date: 7/29/2016 11:48:00 AM

Volunteers are needed to staff the 28th annual Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival on Sept. 24 and 25. The following “jobs” will be available at the event: Wine Pick-Up Tent, at the two entrances.gates, the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of

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This 469-mile Virginia road is America's designated slow lane

Dallas News

Date: 7/29/2016 10:26:00 AM

Spend a day swimming or boating at Smith Mountain Lake, called "Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains." Located in Franklin County, it is the second largest and most popular freshwater lake in Virginia. The Appalachian Trail roughly parallels the Parkway from

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Lake expert offers tips to introducing kids to water sports

Franklin News Post

Date: 7/29/2016 4:18:00 AM

Being out on Smith Mountain Lake learning to kneeboard, ski or wakeboard can be exciting for kids, but also challenging. The inability to get up and going behind the boat can often lead to disappointment for young ones – and outings that end in tears

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Potential law could change rentals near Smith Mountain Lake


Date: 7/28/2016 7:23:00 PM

FRANKLIN Co., Va. (WDBJ7) A fight is brewing in Franklin County over short-term rentals. Historically, rentals have been restricted to certain areas. Supervisors are afraid a potential law from the state could change that -- and their lake. A Franklin

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Rainfall breaks record in parts of Bedford County Tuesday night

Date: 7/27/2016 12:58:00 PM

Although western parts of the Smith Mountain Lake region received little or no rainfall Tuesday night from heat-fired thunderstorms, the Forest area of Bedford County and the City of Lynchburg saw more than 3 inches of rain from a storm packing rapid fire

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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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