Tag: Smith Mountain Lake

JMU television studio named for slain alumna Alison Parker

A television studio in Harrison Hall has been named the Alison B. Parker Television Studio in honor of the slain JMU alumna.


Latest on investigation into WDBJ shootings

Investigators with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, FBI and ATF have been working around the clock since the WDBJ shootings occurred to collect, analyze, and process a significant amount of evidence, interviews, and documentation.


WDBJ shootings: Numb about sums it up

Alison Parker and Adam Ward woke up this morning, way too early this morning, if you ask me, since they worked the morning news shift at WDBJ, looking forward to a picturesque drive to Smith Mountain Lake.


Former WDBJ reporter shoots, kills two reporters live on air: Dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound

A disgruntled former WDBJ TV reporter who shot a reporter and a cameraman live on air this morning is dead after apparently shooting himself in Fauquier County.


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Virginia State Parks to celebrate New Year with First Day Hikes, contests and more

Usher in the New Year with a First Day Hike at a Virginia State Park. On Jan. 1, all 36 parks will offer hiking opportunities, contests and special events.


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Free entry and special programs for Veterans Day at Virginia State Parks

Virginia State Parks will offer all guests free park admission and special programming on Veterans Day,Tuesday, Nov. 11.


Wooten wins Walmart Bass Fishing League Shenandoah Division event on Smith Mountain Lake

Thomas Wooten of Huddleston, Va., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 28 pounds, 12 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Shenandoah Division Super Tournament on Smith Mountain Lake Sunday.


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Robert Hurt: A bipartisan effort to protect private property rights

The lack of private property rights protections has led to increased costs and complications for landowners when attempting to build docks or other structures on their land and also impacts property values.


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Hurt introduces private landowners protection bill

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after introducing H.R. 4976, the Supporting Home Owners Rights Enforcement (SHORE) Act, along with Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), which requires that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) take into consideration private property ownership rights when exercising its authority over hydro-power projects at Smith Mountain Lake and other similar areas throughout the country.


Radford U. wins FLW College Fishing Northern Conference event

The Radford University team of Justin Witten of Radford, Va., and Will Bowling of Fincastle, Va., won the FLW College Fishing Northern Conference tournament on Smith Mountain Lake Saturday.


FLW College Fishing Northern Conference opens on Smith Mountain Lake

FLW College Fishing is headed to Smith Mountain Lake May 3 for the first Northern Conference tournament of 2014. Fifty college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth in the Northern Conference Invitational tournament.


Chris Dillow wins Walmart Bass Fishing League event on Smith Mountain Lake

Chris Dillow Waynesboro, Va., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 5 ounces Saturday to win the first Walmart Bass Fishing League Shenandoah Division tournament of 2014 on Smith Mountain Lake. For his victory, Dillow earned $6,796.


Virginia High School Fishing Championship headed to Smith Mountain Lake

The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2014 Virginia State High School Fishing Championship.


Virginia Chamber of Commerce urges General Assembly to address Medicaid gap

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce, joined by business leaders and Chambers of Commerce from across the Commonwealth, endorsed on Monday a private option approach and released a series of principles to address Medicaid in Virginia.


Benjamin Reynolds wins Walmart Bass Fishing League event at Smith Mountain Lake

Benjamin Reynolds, Callands, Va., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 1 ounce Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Shenandoah Division event on Smith Mountain Lake. For his victory, Reynolds earned $4,315 plus $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus.


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Ron Nelson wins FLW event at Smith Mountain Lake

Ron Nelson of Berrien Springs, Mich., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds even Saturday to win the EverStart Series Northern Division event on Smith Mountain Lake with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 48 pounds, 15 ounces. For his victory, Nelson earned $32,555.


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Tournament fishing returns to Smith Mountain Lake

The EverStart Series is headed to Smith Mountain Lake April 25-27 when as many as 300 pros and co-anglers take to the water for the first of four stops in the Northern Division.