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Today's News

  • DEQ filing supports SMLA position on Mountain Valley Pipeline

    Casey Kroll
    SML Association

        Recently the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) released its comments on the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that was published the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  Their full filing can be accessed on the DEQ website, http://www.deq.virginia.gov/
    In their comments DEQ addresses a number of issues including the potential impact on Virginia forests and endangered species.  

  • Chairman’s 2016 summary

    By Steve Wilkerson
    Board of Supervisors Chairman

  • The U.S. shouldn’t pander to Israel

        When the United Nations Security Council recently voted to condemn continued and expanded settlements by the hawkish Israeli government, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acted as though his country had been hit by nuclear weapons.
        In his mind, any criticism of his government’s insistence that it has a right to build settlements in Palestinian lands, automatically means that the person, or country, is “anti-Israel.”

  • A dangerous world

        Some folks made a big deal of the fact that Donald Trump sent a tweet, late last month promising to enlarge our nuclear force. Trump did this shortly after Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin commented that Russia should expand it’s nuclear force.
        Nobody really knows exactly what Vladimir Vladimirovich meant by his comment. Does he plan to increase the number of warheads he has, or does he have something else in mind.

  • Year ends with traffic fatality

        Virginia State Police Trooper M. D.  Mayhew is investigating a fatal pedestrian crash in Bedford County.
        The crash occurred Dec. 29 at 4:43 p.m., on Route 122 less than a mile south of Route 903.
        Leiben Marie Patrick, 36, of Huddleston, Va., was walking south in the southbound travel lane when she was struck by a southbound 2001 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. The pickup truck was unable to avoid

  • Poverty is health issue

        The Bedford Community Health Foundation is getting involved in Bridges Out of Poverty, according to Denny Huff, the Health Foundation’s director. Huff said this is part of the Health Foundation’s mission of promoting a healthier Bedford.
        “We consider poverty as one of the basic social indicators of health,” Huff said.

  • Alliance looks for new members

        The Bedford International Alliance is now nearly 20 years old. It grew as the result of a late ‘90s twining arrangement between Bedford and Bedford County and the oceanfront towns in Normandy, near the section of beach designated Omaha for the D-Day amphibious assault. The Alliance exists because of D-Day.

  • What did they do with my puppy?
  • Extra Points: New Year

            Now that the New Year is officially here and everyone is transitioning into 2017, let the mistakes of writing 2016 on the date line be minimal. Every year, I have the worst time when I go to write the date. I write the previous years date. Once I notice, I typically laugh to myself about it and correct it.

  • SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE FISHING REPORT

    DALE WILSON
    SML GUIDE SERVICE
    PHONE NO:  540-297-5650 / 540-874-4950
    www.captaindalewilson.com

     OVERVIEW- Start the New Year off by going fishing! Fishing has been good this past month! Water temperature will be in the 40’s to low 50’s. Best times will be early morning, late afternoon and cloudy days. Striper fishing has been great at times this month. Depending on the weather, fishing should be good all of the month of January.