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29th Annual SML Wine Festival Returns Sept. 23-24

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

SML Wine Festival Logo no dateMONETA - Private chalets are available to purchase for the 29th Anniversary SML Wine Festival. They are perfect for large groups, parties, corporate events, hosting clients/potential clients, and/or hosting a private picnic for your friends and family.  There are three different size chalets, each including a tent, tasting and non-tasting tickets, banquet tables, cocktail tables, signage, and a private fenced in area. Due to the high demand and the limited number of chalets (ten per day), please call Andrea Fansler at 540-721- 1203 or email her at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve and confirm your chalet.

Treat yourself with a $125 VIP ticket, which includes, exclusive, enclosed Pavilion area with comfortable seating, fine catered dining, a great selection of wine and beer and private, clean, air conditioned, deluxe restroom facilities! There are a limited number of VIP tickets available and are good for one day only (Saturday or Sunday). For more information, or to order your VIP ticket, call 540-721- 1203, or online at, www.visitsmithmountainlake.com. SML Wine Festival Discount Tickets, purchase on-line using our secure Eventbrite ticketing system The Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival’s participating area ticket outlets are in high gear selling for the lake’s popular autumn celebration.   The 29th Annual Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival will be held the last Saturday and Sunday in September (23 rd and 24 th ).  This year, 29 Virginia wineries will be participating as well as 85 juried craft and food vendors.  

Three popular live bands will also be there to entertain festival-goers.  Saturday crowds will enjoy the music of Barefoot West and Fuzzy Logic. Sunday’s festivities feature The Hip Pocket Band. The Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival is now on the lake at Crazy Horse Campground, 400 Crazy Horse Drive in Moneta. The Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, is offering tickets via Eventbrite at www.visitsmithmountainlake.com, click on “Wine Festival Tickets” at the top of the Home page. Eventbrite offers the ticket purchaser all of the crucial elements of proven web-based security, plus it’s convenient for our out-of- area festival- goers or those locally who prefer on-line transactions.

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Two Franklin County Men Charged Following Fatal Shooting of Teenager

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

AllynRiddleFRANKLIN COUNTY - Two Franklin County men are facing second degree murder charges after a shooting that left a Rocky Mount teenager dead August 18.

Investigators say they responded to a 9-1-1 call in the 400 block of Beechdale Road in Rocky Mount. They found Allyn Riddle, 18, of Rocky Mount dead after being shot.

Two suspects have been arrested following evidence that included information from a condifential source.

Aaron Seth Dean, 20, of Callaway and John Isaiah Hodges, 19, of Rocky Mount have both been charged with second degree murder.

Anyone with information on the homicide is enouraged to call the Franklin County Sheriff's Office at 540-352-5174. 

 

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Warren Street Festival Honors African American Culture, History

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

CorettaWrnStrDuring the weekend of August 18-19, the Office of the Sheriff participated in the 18th Annual Warren Street Festival, Rocky Mount. This event celebrates the African American heritage in Rocky Mount and Franklin County. Deputy Coretta Hale was on hand to greet the public. The Warren Street Festival is always a place to enjoy culture, food, music and fellowship.